The family of West Shore RCMP Cst. Sarah Beckett is suing Kenneth Jacob Fenton, the man convicted in the drunk driving crash that killed her.
In a statement of claim filed in BC Supreme Court by Beckett’s husband, Bradley Aschenbrenner, on behalf of himself and and the couple’s two young sons, the family from is seeking unspecified compensation for himself from Fenton for damages including:
- loss of the guidance and companionship of their wife and mother
- loss of support
- loss of household income; and
- loss of inheritance.
Fenton pleaded guilty in May to two criminal charges, including impaired driving causing death, in connection to the April 2016. He was sentenced to four years in prison in July.
In his civil suit, filed in October, Aschenbrenner claims the crash and Beckett’s death were due to Fenton’s negligence. None of those claims have been proven in court, and Fenton has yet to file a statement of defence.
Fenton is currently serving his four-year sentence, but could qualify for full parole in November 2018.
Fenton is also set to be back in court in June of next year for a crash that occurred on May 22. 2016.
He is facing three charges, including accident resulting in bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm and flight causing bodily harm in connection with a single crash that injured a passenger on May 22 last year in Goldstream Heights, roughly six weeks after the crash that killed Beckett.