Jacob Forman, who murdered his family, will be sentenced Monday morning in a Kelowna courthouse.
Forman has pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of his two children, seven-year-old Karina and eight-year-old Yesenia, and the second-degree murder of his wife Clara.
The Crown will seek a sentence of 35 years, consisting of 25 years concurrently for the murder of his children plus 10 years for the murder of his wife.
If accepted by Judge Allan Betton, it would be the first time in B.C. consecutive life sentences have been handed down to someone convicted of multiple murders.
The defence will ask for a sentence of 25 years.
“In B.C., there hasn’t been a case where multiple murders have resulted in consecutive sentences,” Forman’s lawyer, Raymond Dieno, said earlier this month when Forman plead guilty to the killings.
“The defence view is, ‘Look, life is life, whether it’s 25, 35, or 50 years. This is a 35-year-old man who might be 60, 70, 80, when he’s out on the street, with no friends, no family.”
The manner in which Forman killed in his wife and children in December 2017 at the family’s Rutland home has not been made public.
Crown and defence lawyers will submit an agreed statement of facts to Judge Allan Betton at 10 a.m.
The Formans were married in 2005. Clara was a U.S. citizen of Mexican ancestry.