BY JENNIFER SALTMAN, THE PROVINCE MARCH 28, 2013
Dustin Lee Lalonde has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Teri-Lyn Williams. The 41-year-old woman was discovered in the bushes off King George Blvd. in Central Surrey in June 2010.
Photograph by: Handout, Vancouver Sun
Dustin Lee Lalonde has admitted to killing a Surrey woman almost three years ago.
Lalonde pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the death of 41-year-old Teri-Lyn Williams in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster Thursday.
Williams, who also went by the name Toni Williams, was found dead in a small grassy area surrounded by trees on the easement in the 13600-block 104A Avenue in Surrey on June 9, 2010.
At the time of her death, police would not say how she was killed.
Williams left her Calgary home in April 2010. Little is known about her life between then and when she was killed, although she was involved in the sex trade for about 20 years and struggled with drug addiction.
Lalonde was charged with second-degree murder in September 2011.
At that time, he was serving a sentence for robbery and aggravated assault in connection with an incident that took place on Aug. 17, 2010 in Kelowna.
A conviction for second-degree murder comes with an automatic life sentence, however parole eligibility can vary. There is a minimum period of parole ineligibility of 10 years. The maximum is 25 years.
A sentencing hearing for Lalonde is scheduled for May 31.
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