Year tacked onto Princeton man’s jail term

Princeton man previously convicted of manslaughter sentenced on drug charges

Another year of jail time has been tacked onto the sentence of the man who pled guilty for a 2008 manslaughter in Princeton.

William Harvey Green was sentenced on three charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in Penticton provincial court on Monday. The charges stem from an incident that occurred just weeks before Green killed Willard Bruce McInroy in 2008.

Crown prosecutor Richard Li said on three separate occasions Green acted as a “middle man” for undercover officers purchasing cocaine on Nov. 20 and 21 in 2008. It was just a few weeks later, on Dec. 9, RCMP discovered the decomposed body of McInroy in a Princeton residence at 133 Bridge Street.

Green had confessed to RCMP that he and his friend McInroy had been on a four-day crack cocaine binge and holed up in McInroy’s apartment on Dec. 2. Green hit McInroy with a baseball bat, knocking him onto his couch where Green struck him several more times with the bat before he fled the apartment. It wasn’t until four months later that RCMP caught up with Green, locally known as Bill, in Merritt.

Justice Peter Rogers sentenced Green to eight years of jail in 2011, but Green was given two-for-one credit. This left Green with just over three years of time to serve.

 

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