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Sillars Gets 6 Years In Death Of 8 Year Old Thomas Rancourt

Posted: 2019-10-07 07:48:15 By: hbr

David Sillars got six year prison sentence on Friday as the trial in the case of the death of eight-year-old Thomas Rancourt concluded.

Sillars was charged with impaired operation of a vessel causing death, operating a vessel with a blood alcohol level over 80 causing death, dangerous operation of a vessel causing death and criminal negligence causing death after a canoe he and Rancourt were in capsized in very cold water.

Court heard that Sillars was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when the canoe capsized  on April 7th 2017 and eight year old Rancourt was swept over High Falls.