A Burns Lake man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killings of three people in a home nearly three years ago.
Reuben Buhler, 56, was handed the life sentence on Wednesday with eligibility for parole in 22 years in B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers.
Almost a year ago, he’d pleaded guilty to second-degree murders of Ridge Vern Vienneau, Ehr Ola Anderson and Mitchel Wade.
Buhler became a person of interest after RCMP officers went to a home in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue just before 8:30 a.m. on April 27, 2015, in response to reports of gun shots ringing out.
They found Vienneau, Anderson and Ruttan dead inside.
In addition to life in prison, Buhler is under a lifetime ban from possessing firearms and was required to submit a DNA sample.