Penticton brother and sister involved in Roxanne Louie death to be sentenced on same day

Grace Robotti sentenced to life in prison for murdering mother of her great-grandson

A Penticton man who pleaded guilty to dumping a young woman's body in the woods will now be be sentenced with his sister on April 18.

Pier "Peter" Robotti pleaded guilty to interference with a dead body. Grace Robotti was found guilty of the second degree murder of Roxanne Louie last week.  

The siblings originally had separate sentencing dates but today the court ruled they will be sentenced together after Crown and defence lawyers provide a joint submission.

A Kelowna jury heard how Grace Robotti bludgeoned the 26-year-old to death with a crowbar in Jan. 2015, and how Peter Robotti helped load the body onto a vehicle before driving to a secluded place in the woods near Naramata and dumping it down an embankment.

The Robotti's initially tried to cover up the murder by telling investigators they didn't know where the young woman was, but later the pair went to the RCMP, and Peter led investigators to Louie's body.

Roxanne Louie is the mother of Grace Robotti's great-grandson.

With files from Brady Strachan