O’Reilly gets 10 years in jail for Boxing Day slayings of two men in Anahim Lake

Byran ‘Everett’ O’Reilly was sentenced to 10 years for his role in the 2014 Boxing Day slayings of Matthew Hennigar and Kalvin Andy

Byran ‘Everett’ O’Reilly was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for his role in the 2014 Boxing Day slayings of Matthew Hennigar and Kalvin Andy.

O’Reilly was originally facing a second-degree murder charge, but was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter in April. On Friday, a B.C. provincial court judge delivered the sentence in a New Westminster courtroom. Due to credit of roughly 1,800 days already served, O’Reilly has five years of the sentence to serve.

O’Reilly will also have to submit a DNA sample, and be under a lifetime firearms ban.

On Dec. 26, 2014, the Anahim Lake RCMP received a report just before midnight of shots being fired at a home in the 2100 block of Dorsey Road.

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Upon arrival, police found the bodies of Hennigar, 23, and Andy, 22. Both Aboriginal, Hennigar lived in Anahim Lake and Andy was from Bella Coola.

Police said the victims and accused were known to one another,

Serena Rhem, Christian Craciun and Andrew Jongbloets were also charged with second-degree murder in the two men’s deaths. Rhem and Craciun were found not guilty; Jongbloets was found guilty of manslaughter and is currently serving a six year sentence.


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