Jury convicts Volker of all charges

After six hours of deliberations, the jury in the case of Brian Volker has found him guilty on all charges.

Volker, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife 44-year-old Debi Volker.

She was found shot in her Delburne home on Feb. 23, 2009.

Volker was also found guilty with break and enter, one count of breaching conditions of release and three counts of failing to comply with previous court orders.

During the four-week trial, Volker testified that he did not remember anything to do with the shooting death of his estranged wife.

He said on the evening of Feb. 22, 2009, he had taken five 15 mg sleeping pills which caused him to have amnesia for the next 38.5 hours, including the time in which Debi was murdered.

Final sentencing will take place at the Red Deer courthouse this afternoon.

efawcett@redddeerexpress.com

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