B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nathan Smith said seizures affected Alphonse Brendon Menard's judgment the day his father, Tony, was killed.
But Smith noted that Menard knowingly created a dangerous situation with lack of sleep, alcohol and stress, and while his body was operating normally, his mind wasn't.
The shooting happened in July 2010, during a family camping trip near Bamfield, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Menard pleaded guilty to killing his 52-year-old father last month, on the first day of his second-degree murder trial in a Duncan, B.C., courtroom.
Steve Fultz, a longtime friend of Tony Menard, says he found it strange that the family overwhelmingly supported the son because some of the victim's friends feel differently. (CKWV)
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