Life sentence for gangland shooting murder in Kamloops

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The man convicted of killing a Kamloops man and wounding a woman inside their Brocklehurst townhome in February of 2019 will serve a life sentence.

On Monday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley handed Hugh Alexander McIntosh, 52, a mandatory 25 years in jail for the first-degree murder of Jason Glover, who was shot to death. First-degree murder convictions carry with them no chance to apply for parole until at least 25 years of a sentence has been served.

In addition, Gord Macintosh was handed a 12-year sentence, to be served concurrently, for the attempted murder of Kelly Callfas, who was shot in the face.

During trial, court hear the gangland shooting was part of dispute in the local drug trade.

Callfas owed money to her supplier after being apparently robbed in early February of that year.

Gordie Braaten, 37, McIntosh’s co-accused, worked for or with Callfas’ dealer, JD, and had questioned her over who took the money. Braaten didn’t believe Callfas when she told him she didn’t know who stole the cash.

On Feb. 15, 2019, Braaten went to Callfas’ home with McIntosh, who had a gun with him, for the express purpose of intimidating Callfas and Glover.

Upon meeting in a basement bedroom in the home, McIntosh is said to have fired multiple shots, hitting Glover once in the back of the head and Callfas six times as she sat on her bed.

Both Callfas and Glover were conscious following the shooting. Glover, who was not part of Callfas’ criminal operation, later died in hospital.

In March of this year, following a month-long trial by jury, McIntosh was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Before that trial concluded, Braaten pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a weapon for his role in bringing McIntosh to the home and was handed a seven-year prison sentence. With time served, accounting for 1.5 days credited for pre-trial custody, Braaten has about four more years left behind bars.

Michael Potestio, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kamloops This Week