Kristoffer Del Campo pleaded guilty in Calgary court Monday in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, who died after being run over two years ago. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Lacey Manion, 33, was killed after she was pinned underneath a vehicle in August 2013. Police said she was in the vehicle and got out just seconds before Del Campo’s Camaro drove onto the sidewalk and hit her.
According to the agreed statement of facts, Del Campo was upset and angry that Manion would not return to the vehicle and that is when he drove the Camaro forward over the sidewalk. The Camaro pushed Manion northbound across two eastbound lanes of 42 Avenue S.E.
Del Campo was facing a charge of manslaughter which was later changed to a second degree murder charge.
Defence lawyer Adriano Iovinelli explained that it was a change in evidence that had the Crown Prosecutor accept the original charge of manslaughter.
“When you’re looking at second degree and life in jail with a minimum of ten years before parole eligibility,” Iovinelli said Monday. “He wanted to take responsibility, but for what he did which was a manslaughter and that’s how it was resolved today.”
Manion’s family expressed disappointment in the length of the sentence. Her mother, Yvonne Denomey, spoke with reporters outside court.
“Lacey had the most beautiful smile and she was just this fun-loving, happy person,” she said through tears.
Denomey said she would not acknowledge an apology Del Campo made in court.
“For me he’s just doing that for himself; I’m not ready to accept that.”
Del Campo was ordered to be deported back to the Philippines once his sentence is served.