Wife killer admits to murder of second woman in Manitoba 9 years ago

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Winnipeg: A man who is already serving a life sentence for murdering his wife has pleaded guilty to killing a Manitoba woman nine years ago.

Traigo Andretti, who is representing himself, pleaded guilty in the death of Myrna Letandre in 2006 as her family members wept in a Winnipeg court.

The Crown is seeking a 20-year sentence which would be served concurrently with his life sentence.

Letandre, who was 37 and originally from the Fairford First Nation, was reported missing by her sister in 2006.

Her remains were found in a Winnipeg rooming house seven years later.

Andretti was given a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 25 years last year for the first-degree murder of his wife, Jennifer McPherson, who was also a longtime Winnipeg resident.

Police discovered the scattered remains of McPherson on a remote island near Alert Bay, off the east coast of Vancouver Island, in 2013. The couple had been living there as caretakers of a fishing resort called the Pacific Outback Resort.

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