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Grandmother sentenced

Friday, July 2, 1999

VICTORIA -- A Victoria-area grandmother who paid undercover Mounties posing as bikers to kill her son-in-law has avoided jail and will serve her 18-month sentence in the community.

Diana Brynlee, 61, pleaded guilty in Provincial Court to counselling to commit murder. A charge of attempted murder was stayed.

Judge Michael Hubbard was told that Ms. Brynlee's attempt to have her daughter's estranged husband killed was an act of desperation. Ms. Brynlee felt that the courts and police had failed to protect her and her daughter from the man, who was described as a drug user and abusive. CP

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