The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a Mission man's bid to have his first degree murder charge overturned.
Jamie Kokotailo, 47, stabbed his wife to death in a fit of rage over an affair in 2002.
He was convicted in August 2009 for fatally stabbing his wife, Lori Lynn Elaine Kokotailo on Dec. 1, 2002. It was his second trial, after his first conviction in 2005 was overturned and a new trial ordered.
Kokotailo received a life sentence with no parole eligibility for 25 years. In November, he lost an appeal in the B.C. Court of Appeal. He took his case to the Supreme Court in March but on Thursday the court said the appeal had been dismissed with costs. As is its custom, the court did not provide reasons for the decision.
During his trial, Kokotailo testified that he had no memory of the attack and that he was provoked by his wife. According to court documents, he stabbed his wife nine times in the bedroom of the couple's home in Mission.
Lori Kokotailo was killed the night she returned from Seattle, where she had been visiting a man with whom she had been having an affair.
The Crown alleged that Kokotailo had known about the affair for several days and planned to kill his wife. Kokotailo admitted he stabbed his wife but said he did not remember the incident.
However, court heard there was no evidence that he suffered from a mental disorder or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.