Gosse sentenced to 10 years
The man who killed and dismembered Wendy Hewko has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
On Friday, a judge handed down the sentence to Victor Dean Gosse who pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
When the judge asked if Gosse had anything to say, he replied: "Words can't express what I've done. I can't change nothing except to say I'm sorry."
Hewkos' remains were found along the Bow River pathway in August of 2007. It took several weeks for all her body parts to be recovered.
Gosse rented a room in a basement suite in Castleridge where Hewko lived with her boyfriend. They were all cocaine crack users.
In a statement of agreed facts, Gosse said he and Hewko got into an argument on July 14th over some unpaid rent. "All I can remember is grabbing Wendy by the head of the hair and I threw her. When I looked up, there was a big pool of blood and she didn't get up. I don't know what I did."
In the statement, Gosse also said, "I don't remember chopping her up."
Gosse's lawyer says he believes his client is now fully aware of what he's done. "I've been talking to him at the Remand Centre over the last several month and I believe it hit home substantially several months ago when I was going over the details. I think he was in denial for a long time," says Alain Hepner.
Gosse asked the court if he could serve his sentence in a jail in Springhill, Nova Scotia.
If Corrections Canada approves the request it means Gosse will serve his time closer to his family in Newfoundland.