Man jailed for homicide for return of motorhome after his release |

A man who spent time behind bars for allegedly murdering his wife is now demanding the return of his motor home upon his release.

Peter Beckett, a former New Zealand city councilor, was tried twice for the murder of his wife Laura Letts-Beckett. The first trial resulted in a hung jury, but he was convicted of first degree murder during the second trial.

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However, the BC Court of Appeal overturned his conviction in September 2020 and ordered a new trial.

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Rather than go ahead with a third trial, the Crown decided to suspend the proceedings against Beckett and he was released from prison.

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Letts-Beckett drowned while the pair were sailing in 2010.

The couple had been staying near Revelstoke in their motor home at the time.

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According to civil court documents recently filed by Beckett, he was the sole registered owner of the 2007 Fleetwood Revolution 40LE motorhome.

He said he bought it for $ 196,000 USD.

Beckett claims that Brian Graham, the defendant, mistakenly sold the vehicle to someone else and refuses to give details about the buyer or the possible location.

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According to the civil lawsuit, Graham told Beckett that he would keep the motorhome for free in March 2012.

Beckett also claims that Graham sold the vehicle for $ 17,501 sometime in November 2016 to offset storage charges.

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He is asking the court to issue an order ordering that the motorhome be returned to him, a $ 200,000 judgment for loss and damage resulting from Graham’s conduct, and that his expenses be covered.

Graham has yet to file a defense statement.

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