Ac­cused de­nies any in­volve­ment in deaths

Calgary Herald - - CITY -

A cen­tral Al­berta man ac­cused of shoot­ing his par­ents and sis­ter in the head be­fore the fam­ily’s farm house was set ablaze told po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors it was his co-ac­cused who com­mit­ted the crime. Video from a po­lice in­ter­view with Jason Klaus fol­low­ing his ar­rest in Au­gust 2014 was played at his first-de­gree mur­der trial in Red Deer on Mon­day. Klaus, 42, told of­fi­cers it was Joshua Frank who killed his rel­a­tives and he had noth­ing to do with it but he learned de­tails of the crime from the spirit of his dead sis­ter, who vis­ited him shortly af­ter the killings to tell him who was re­spon­si­ble and how they died. Frank, 33, is also on trial for first-de­gree mur­der in the deaths of Gor­don and Sandra Klaus and their daugh­ter, Mon­ica, in De­cem­ber 2013. In the video, in­ves­ti­ga­tors told Klaus he’d given them in­for­ma­tion about the mur­ders only the killer could have known. Klaus coun­tered by say­ing he’d got­ten Frank to con­fess to the killings by telling him bush cam­eras hid­den on the farm caught him in the act. “He said he was the one who mur­dered my par­ents and sis­ter,” Klaus told in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

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