The man accused of strangling Kitchener man Mark James McCreadie to death killed another man in Newfoundland almost 30 years ago.
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Derrick Lawlor was convicted of manslaughter in 1985 in Newfoundland, and was given a four-year prison sentence, a representative for the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court told CBC News. Lawlor suffocated Locklyn Hutchings to death at a cabin the two men shared, according to a report by the St. John's Telegram.
Lawlor appeared briefly in court in Kitchener Monday in connection to McCreadie's death.
Lawlor has been charged with the first-degree murder of 50-year-old McCreadie, whose body was found near Victoria Park in Kitchener two months ago.
Lawlor will be back in court next week.