On Oct. 10, a man in Alberta received a sentence for charges that were almost two decades old. According to the fugitive apprehension unit of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, the man lived in his basement for 17 years while he was wanted on a warrant for assault charges. During that time, the man cared for his children while his wife worked.
In 1995, the then 33-year-old man was accused of committing several violent crimes while working as a mid-level drug dealer. Believing he had been robbed of two pounds of marijuana, the accused man allegedly beat a 29-year-old man and killed his dog with the help of other gang members. A few weeks later, the man allegedly cut the same man's fingers and threatened to kill him if he alerted police.