About four years ago, a scary incident took place that left one person dead due to jealousy and anger. A court document, that has since been released to the public, states that a BC man was sentenced to life in prison after killing the boyfriend of a coworker all because she did not want a relationship with him. The story is horrifying and has been recounted through official documents.
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In 2015, Randy Scott, the man charged with second-degree murder, worked alongside Miranda Thomas at the Brick Furniture Store in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. At one point in time, Scott and Thomas were intimate with one another, on two to three occasions between March 2015 and October 2015.
Throughout the time, Thomas made it clear to Scott that she did not want a romantic relationship. In December 2015, Thomas starting dating the victim, Peter Bender. At the time, the two kept it a secret as they both worked at the store.
The court document states that Scott was “obsessed” with Thomas and was unable to accept that she did not want to date him. He sent a series of pleading texts to the woman professing his love – in which she responded by turning him down and telling him to move on.
On December 18, 2015, Scott was suspicious about the two dating and asked on several occasions if they were in a relationship – to which Thomas said no.
The court document states that the pair's relationship caused Scott to feel “a measure of anxiety and depressed mood as well as jealousy and anger.”
Literally hours after confirming the new relationship, Scott made a plan to harm someone. Harm, in this case, involved killing the boyfriend. He fatally shot the victim in a parking lot.
According to the document, after the incident, the attacker got back into his car and took side streets all the way home to avoid police. He even discarded his cellphone in the process.
Scott made a point of going home and locking the guns back up in the safe before collecting his belongings and heading to the United States.
The details were recounted in court on January 18, 2019, where 33-year-old Scott was eventually sentenced on May 9, 2019, to second-degree murder. He will now face life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 14 years.
The now deceased boyfriend was a father of two small children, who he co-parented with his estranged wife.