Guilty plea nets 13 years

Nanaimo man receivs a 13-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in relation to the July 2011 death

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

Police say as a result of the exhaustive investigation by Oceanside Mounties and Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, charges were laid against 37-year-old Clayton Donald Brewer, of Nanaimo, on Nov. 27, 2011. On May 31, 2013, Brewer pled guilty to manslaughter in Nanaimo Supreme Court.

“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,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Hunter, in a news release.