UPDATE: Convicted Man Now Facing Murder Charge
August 21, 2019
By: Marcie Culbert
UPDATE: 47-year-old Alexander Bates has now been charged with first degree murder.
Peel Regional Police believe he had something to do with the death of an 83-year-old woman.
She was found dead in a Mississauga home back in December, the same day of the Smithville incident.
A 47-year-old man has been found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, after beating another man and his mother-in-law with an aluminium baseball bat in Smithville.
Alexander Bates was sentenced to 13 years behind bars in a St. Catharines courtroom yesterday.
Bates still has more than 12 years left to serve, once pre-sentence time is factored in.
The incident happened on Anastasia Boulevard, just four days before Christmas last year.
Bates is also in a wheelchair today, after he was shot by police that night.
The SIU has cleared the officer who pulled the trigger.