Benedict Corrigal: Life in prison for Hay River highrise stabbings

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Benedict Corrigal has been sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 17 years, for the second-degree murder of Carol Buggins in Hay River three years ago.

Corrigal will serve a concurrent eight-year sentence for the manslaughter of Garfield McPherson in the same June 2012 incident, which took place at the town’s highrise.

Buggins was Corrigal’s former partner. Earlier this year, Corrigal had pleaded guilty to stabbing both victims to death.

In court this week, he admitted he had been jealous of Buggins and McPherson, her new lover. The then 53-year-old attacked them both with a knife at a party.

McPherson, who had been 64 at the time, was stabbed seven times; Buggins, 48, received 25 stab wounds.

Records showed Corrigal had assaulted Buggins a number of times in the years leading up to her death.

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