After pleading guilty to second degree murder in the killing of his wife and former Sask Party staffer Lisa Strang on Wednesday, John Strang will learn his sentence October 25 after the judge said she could not reach a decision on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old Strang shot his wife twice in their home in McLean in August of 2015.
Proceedings on Wednesday included victim impact statements from Lisa’s family and friends.
Patrick Bundrock, Executive Director of the Sask Party, provided his own victim impact statement.
He says it is a devastating loss for the Sask Party.
“Lisa was one of those people who gave so much of herself, and asked so little in return,” Bundrock says. “She’s the kind of friends that when you think about friends, she’s on the top of the list. She’s just wonderful, supportive, just an amazing person, and it’s very sad that we’ve lost her.”
Strang eventually showed remorse apologizing for his actions and told the court “he didn’t know why he did what he did.”
Lisa Strang was 47, and was the director of finance for the Saskatchewan Party.
Several members of the party were in the courtroom when the guilty plea was announced.
Both the crown and defense agreed to a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years.
(Files from Drew Postey, Ryan McNally)