Edward Chomiak has been found guilty of the first degree murder of his ex-wife and the second degree murder of her daughter. The CBC’s Janice Johnston reports Justice Mary Moreau handed down the verdicts in Peace River court this morning, concluding the 55 year old Nampa man planned to kill 45 year old Melody Perry and 20 year old Jerica Bouchard.
The women were found shot dead at a mobile home near Falher on December 15th, 2010. RCMP had been responding to a 9-1-1 hang up call, in which Perry identified Chomiak as the gunman. He was under a restraining order at the time.
Chomiak faces an automatic sentence of life without parole for her death, and the sentencing for Bouchard’s is set for Friday. According to the CBC, Perry was shot 15 times, and her daughter five.