On November 4, 2019, Blake Anderson, from Slave Lake, was sentenced to 15 years for the death of Jeff Gladue in Atikameg.
On Jan. 14, 2017, High Prairie RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in Atikameg, says a Leader article ‘Suspects in Atikameg murder move forward in court’ from July 14, 2017. Gladue’s body was found outside a residence. Three people were charged.
On June 12, 2017, a charge of first-degree murder was withdrawn from one suspect, says the article. Anderson and the third co-accused were still in court. Charges against the third co-accused were withdrawn on January 29, 2018.
The original charge was first-degree murder, but Anderson pled guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter with the use of a firearm. The minimum sentence is four years, and can be up to life in prison.
Anderson was sentenced to 15 years, less 1,200 days (a little over three years) credit, at the Peace River Court of Queens Bench. He also received a lifetime firearms ban.