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Man who killed 87-year-old woman in her East Vancouver home gets 18 year sentence

Last Updated Feb 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm PDT

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Summary

Nicholas Dwayne Wallace confessed to killing Elizabeth Poulin after breaking into her home

Wallace was charged with second degree murder when he was arrested in November of 2018

Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — More than a year after an 87-year old grandmother was found dead in her East Vancouver apartment, her killer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Nicholas Dwayne Wallace was charged with second degree murder when he was arrested in November of 2018, three days after Elizabeth Poulin was found dead by her daughter in her apartment near Kingsway and Kerr.

Friday’s sentence of 18 years was agreed upon by the crown and the defence and came after Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

When Wallace was arrested he was 23 years old and living at a recovery house in Surrey.

He confessed to beating Poulin after getting drunk and breaking into her home.

Wallace could be released from prison in 16 years after getting credit for the time he has already spent behind bars.