Guilty plea in manslaughter case

Port Alberni

2017-12-05 11:52 PST

File # 2012-381


Channon Paul Coulter of Mission, BC has plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of a 75 year old Port Alberni man.

Mervin Hankins of Port Alberni was found dead in his home in the 3500 block of 4th Ave back on January 13th, 2012. Channon Coulter was arrested in relation to Mr. Hankins death back in February 2016.

On November 22nd 2017, Channon Coulter was in Supreme Court in Nanaimo on the matter when he entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter in the death of Mr. Hankins. Channon Coulter was sentenced to 15 years less credit for time served and he was given a lifetime firearms prohibition.


Released by

Cpl. K. Amelia Hayden

NCO i/c CPVS and Media Relation Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
Office: 250-724-8908
Cell: 250-730-0245
Fax: 250-724-8986


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