EDMONTON – A youth has pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the start of a murder trial into the 2015 deaths of two Edmonton Mac’s store workers.
The teen, who was 13 at the time of the killings, admitted to manslaughter in the shooting death of clerk Karanpal Singh Bhangu.
He also pleaded guilty to wearing a disguise with intent and robbery with a prohibited restricted firearm.
The teen pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of the other employee, Ricky Cenabre.
Bhangu and Cenabre were working alone on a night shift at two different Mac’s store locations when they were robbed, beaten and shot about 20 minutes apart.
Police arrested the youth along with two men following a car chase.
Inside the vehicle, officers found a gun, machete, bandanas and duffel bags filled with cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.
Laylin Delorme was convicted earlier this year on two counts of first-degree murder and the third accused has yet to go to trial.
The victims were both immigrants to Canada. Bhangu, 35, had moved from India four months before he was killed. Cenabre, 41, had come to Canada five years earlier from the Philippines.