Sask. man gets life sentence for fatally stabbing grandmother
Jean Ballantyne is seen in this undated file photo
CTV Prince Albert
Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:19AM CST
A man from Pelican Narrows has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his grandmother.
Jean Ballantyne was killed during a Christmas celebration that turned violent in the family home in 2010.
Riley Ballantyne, who was 20 at the time, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Court heard Ballantyne has a history of mental health issues and had been drinking heavily the day of the incident.
He will not be eligible for parole for 10 years.