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Fourth person sentenced in Adrian Snider murder case

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Another person has been sentenced for their role in the death of Adrian Snider. Patrick Decque was given a six-year jail sentence for manslaughter in an Edmonton courtroom on May 21st and then released for time served. He was later reported missing.

Decque is one of four people charged after the remains of 25-year-old Snider were found in a rural area outside of Grande Prairie in May 2015.

According to the agreed statement of facts, Snider shared a home in Grande Prairie with both Decque and his brother Dominic. In March 2015, Patrick came to believe that Snider had stolen money and a gun from him. Snider was asked to move out but refused. Patrick gave his brother Dominic a metal pipe and told him to take care of things.

The agreed statement of facts adds that on March 13th, Dominic and another man named Tommy Paul killed Snider by hitting him at least five times with the pipe. Patrick showed up at the scene an hour later. Snider’s body was left in the home for two days before Patrick, Dominic and Paul buried his body in a farmer’s field outside of the city.

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A missing person investigation into Snider’s disappearance was opened on March 31st. Patrick was arrested on May 2nd, 2015 and led police to Snider’s body two days later.

Dominic pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January 2018 and was sentenced to eight years in jail less time served leaving three and a half years on his sentence.

Paul received seven and a half years in jail for manslaughter less time served leaving just over three years on his sentence.

A fourth person, Courtney McQuinn, was charged with obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 120 days in jail which she served.

Patrick Decque was last seen in Grande Prairie on May 22nd, 2019 and still hasn’t been heard from.

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