Guilty plea results in 13-year sentence

Sentence in relation to the July, 2011 death of Errington resident Douglas Trebble

  • Jun. 11, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Oceanside RCMP say a Nanaimo man has received a 13-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in relation to the July, 2011 death of Errington resident Douglas Trebble .

The Oceanside RCMP and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) investigated the homicide of 47 year old Douglas Trebble. Police say as a result of this exhaustive investigation, charges were laid against 37 year old, Clayton Donald Brewer of Nanaimo on November 27, 2011. On May 31, 2013, Clayton Brewer pled guilty to manslaughter in Nanaimo Supreme Court and received a 13-year prison sentence.

“I am very proud of the dedication and work shown by all the officers who worked on this case”, S/Sgt. Brian Hunter, detachment commander of the Oceanside RCMP, said in a news release. “In a case like this, the support of our partners such as VIIMCU and forensic specialists is key to ensuring a successful outcome, and maintaining the safety of our community.”                                           — NEWS Staff