Guilty plea in fatal 2012 Surrey stabbing

William Engebretsen admits to manslaughter in death of Jeremy McLellan.

A Surrey man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a 35-year-old man to death in an apartment they shared with the victim’s mother in 2012.

William Engebretsen, 56, was initially charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Jeremy McLellan.

However, on Wednesday (May 27) in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, Engebretsen pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Police were called to an apartment near 128 Street and 95 Avenue at about 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2012 and found McLellan suffering from stab wounds. He died later in hospital.

Engebretsen, who has no prior criminal record, was arrested at the scene. Police said he lived at the apartment with McLellan and McLellan’s mother.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 26. Sentences for manslaughter can range anywhere from parole to life in prison, though most fall within the four- to ten-year range.


Just Posted

New West mayor says Surrey won’t be left out in transit 10-year plan

Jonathan Cote one of two speakers at luncheon focusing on transportation, land use planning

UPDATE: Missing Surrey snowshoer found dead on Mt. Seymour

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside North Delta elementary school

The officer was intervening in an alleged assault outside of Immaculate Conception School when he and the woman were stabbed

Suspect charged after four Surrey banks were robbed in just four hours

Financial institutions in North Surrey targeted on Feb. 12

Surrey says WorkSafeBC should be in charge of asbestos abatement

City staff say WorkSafeBC has ‘greater knowledge, experience and expertise’ concerning asbestos

VIDEO: Nail-biter game against Germany tonight earns Langley’s Team Canada a win

Langley’s Team Tardi is 5-2 at the junior curling worlds in Nova Scotia, hoping to defend their title

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Most Read