A Woodstock man who pleaded guilty in the brutal murder of Jerry "Jed" Klassen will be eligible for parole in 10 years.
WOODSTOCK - The man who murdered Jerry "Jed" Klassen was sentenced inside the Woodstock Courthouse this afternoon.
Flavious Miron was given a life sentence after he pleaded guilty to second degree murder yesterday. The Judge lowered the number of years of eligibility for parole from 15 to 10 for Miron. He cited several reasons in doing this, most notably mental health. Miron suffered from schizophrenia and drug induced psychosis and was not taking his medication at the time of the murder.
The courthouse heard that Miron had no known motive for the killing. In his psychosis he thought that Jerry Klassen should not have been living inside his own home. The murder was described as savage and several blunt force trauma blows were used to kill Klassen.
Friends and Family members of Jerry Klassen packed the courthouse once again. They were wearing Justice for Jed t-shirts and sweaters with the Harley Davidson logo. Klassen was a huge fan of Harley Davidson.
The Judge noted the victim impact statements were especially moving and it was an emotional day for Klassen's friends and family inside the courthouse.
After the sentencing was handed down, Miron surprised everyone in the courthouse when he asked if his parole eligibility could be 15 years instead of the 10 given to him by the Judge. The Judge reminded him that he does not have to apply for parole after 10 years and by no means does it mean he will get parole just because he is eligible.