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Nak’azdli man guilty of first-degree murder
Fribjon Bjornson

Nak’azdli man guilty of first-degree murder

A jury in a Prince George courtroom has found a Nak’azdli man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a Vanderhoof man.

James David Junior Charlie will spend the next 25 years behind bars for the verdict delivered Thursday.

The court heard that 28-year-old Fribjon Bjornson, a father of two, had gone to a house on the Nak’azdli Reserve near Fort St. James to buy drugs in January, 2012.

Bjornson was set upon, beaten, strangled, and eventually decapitated.

Wesley Duncan and Jessie Bird, who were also at the home that night, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case and were given life without the chance of parole for 15 years.

First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

 

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