VANCOUVER — A single life sentence of 25 years in prison has been imposed on 27-year-old Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam for the murders of a Vancouver couple two years ago.
Kam was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2017 deaths of 65-year-old Dianna Mah-Jones and 68-year-old Richard Jones.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Laura Gerow said during her decision Tuesday that the victims were innocent and defenceless strangers to Kam who murdered them in their own home in a prolonged and vicious attack.
The Crown had asked that Kam serve two life sentences, ensuring he would be in prison for 50 years before being eligible for parole.
Gerow ruled the request for consecutive sentences was not appropriate because it would have imposed an unduly long and harsh term.
Kam's defence lawyer argued at trial that his client believed he was in a video game during the murders, while the Crown said Kam bought a hatchet two weeks prior with the intent to kill someone. (CTV Vancouver)
This report distributed by The Canadian Press was first published July 28, 2020.
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