Glenn Randall, the former Strathmore resident who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Brenda Walker, was found guilty of first-degree murder at Court of Queens Bench in Calgary today.
Randall’s trial, which lasted about two weeks, saw the jury begin deliberations on Monday. The trial was presided over by Justice Earl Wilson. The first-degree murder conviction results in an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Randall didn’t appear to have a reaction when the jury read its decision. Friends and family of Walker reacted with hugs outside of the courtroom.
Randall’s lawyers had argued that he should be found guilty of manslaughter.
They argued that Randall was too drunk to form the intent to commit first-degree murder.
Randall and Walker ended their relationship over the holidays in December 2014.
On Jan. 6, 2015, Walker made a call to 911 telling police that a man was at her door with a gun. Randall could be heard on the 911 tape saying “I love you, I’m sorry,” before he shot Walker multiple times.
Shortly after RCMP arrived at Walker’s home to find her face down in her kitchen, shot multiple times.
“Everything’s a blur,” Randall said to a Strathmore RCMP officer at the detachment after he turned himself in. Police later found four loaded firearms in his truck.