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Parent found guilty of fatal hit and run

By Contributor
January 20th, 2012

Thursday in New Westminster Supreme Court, Justice Terence Schultes found Brent Parent guilty on three counts for the fatal hit and run of 21-year old, Silas O’Brien in 2008.

In the early morning hours of March 13, 2008, Silas O’Brien was with his friends in Langley, British Columbia on his way to the SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Washington looking forward to a vacation in Hawaii.

O’Brien never made that flight when he was struck and killed in a horrible hit and run accident that changed the lives of many forever.

Thursday, Brent Parent was found guilty of three criminal charges
including, Criminal Negligence Causing Death, Dangerous Driving and Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

One count of Dangerous Driving Causing Death was stayed by Justice Schultes and Mr. Parent was acquitted of a second count for Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

“Today ends one of the final chapters of a tragic story that began
with a young man losing his life in a senseless act,” said Corporal Adam MacIntosh of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.   

“We would like to thank the Langley RCMP, Langley Fire Department and the community of Langley for helping to bring the family and friends of Silas O’Brien one step closer to finding closure

Sentencing for Mr. Parent, who must remain in the province and had to surrender his passport, is set for April 27. 

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