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Christopher Pauchay's daughters froze to death in January 2008. (CBC)

Lawyers are expected to wrap up sentencing arguments Wednesday in the case of a Saskatchewan man whose two young daughters froze to death last year.

A provincial court judge has already heard from elders in a sentencing circle that 25-year-old Christopher Pauchay should be spared prison time.

Pauchay's defence lawyer also argues the man should serve a community sentence.

But the Crown, comparing the case to child abuse, wants Pauchay's sentence to range from 30 months to five years in prison.

Pauchay left his home on the Yellow Quill reserve just over a year ago and lost his daughters as he stumbled drunk in the snow.

He has pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death.