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Travis Vader found not guilty, will be released from custody

10/08/2014 05:33 EDT | Updated 12/08/2014 05:59 EST
Travis Vader, the man once accused in the murders of St. Albert, Alta., couple Lyle and Marie McCann, will be released from custody on Wednesday for the first time in four years.

Vader was found not guilty of all nine unrelated theft, drug and firearm charges that kept him behind bars even after the first-degree murder charges were stayed earlier this year.

The decision means that Vader will be released from custody as soon as the paperwork is completed. He was first arrested in 2010 and has been behind bars since then.

Before the case wrapped up, Vader was sentenced to one day in jail for failing to check in with the RCMP by phone, a breach of the conditions of his probation.

Members of Vader’s family will speak to the media outside the Edmonton courthouse.

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