Convicted murderer Russell Atma Bidesi learned Friday that he must serve 15 years of his life sentence for the 2011 slaying of Bradley McPherson before he is eligible to apply for parole.
Bidesi, 26, shot McPherson, 28, at a house party in Newton on Christmas Eve 2011.
He is also serving a 14-year-sentence for manslaughter, for the shooting death is Kacey Rogers, 31, in Whalley in 2012.
Bidesi’s parole eligibility was set in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, where the trial was held.