Pierre Parent heads for a Belleville Police cruiser Tuesday, July 3, 2012 outside the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Belleville, Ont. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2010 death of Belleville's Catharine Oliver, 87, his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, benefactor and former landlord. Justice Richard Byers sentenced Parent to 11 years in prison, but with credit for pretrial custody he'll spend nine years and two months behind bars.
Parent guilty of manslaughter
"Catharine Oliver thought Pierre Parent was worth saving.
The Belleville residents met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the spring of 2009. They became friends and Oliver agreed to sponsor Parent, whom the court heard was also addicted to crack cocaine.
She gave him moral support, let him live with her briefly and gave him about $30,000.
Then he killed her, left her body on her livingroom floor — and stole from her again. And again. And again."