Edmonton man admits to sexually assaulting senior

Marvin Arthur Witzaney. (Handout)

Marvin Arthur Witzaney. (Handout)

Tony Blais, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 AM ET

EDMONTON - An Edmonton man admitted in court Friday to breaking into a city seniors residence and sexually assaulting an 84-year-old woman who later died as a result.

Marvin Arthur Witzaney, 47, pleaded guilty in Court of Queen’s Bench to manslaughter, break, enter and commit sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of attempted break and enter and a breach of recognizance.

Court heard there will be a joint submission for a life sentence, but the Crown and defence will argue about how long Witzaney must serve before being eligible for parole.

According to an agreed statement of facts, Witzaney terrorized residents of the Edmonton Chinese Senior’s Lodge, 9525 102 A Ave., between 2000 and 2008 and was repeatedly charged with trespassing and indecent acts.

Crown prosecutor Tania Holland said his photo had even been placed in the lodge to warn residents about him.


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