When the ground thawed, Burgess dug a hole in the lawn and buried her there, covering her body in dirt and branches."I chose my lawn because I just didn't want her to leave," Burgess told police after his arrest seven months later.
(Calgary Police Service/Facebook)A Calgary man who says he strangled his wife because he "just wanted her to stop talking" and then buried her body in the backyard has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.
Joshua Burgess, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Shannon Madill and Burgess had been in the process of a breakup when they got into an argument in November 2014.
After hours of negotiations, Burgess emerged but had tried to slit his own throat and was taken to hospital.
Once released, he confessed to killing his wife during a police interrogation. Despite Burgess not being eligible for parole until serving at least 10 years in prison, Tyler Madill — who plans to attend all of the parole hearings — says "no amount of time will ever be enough" for his sister's killer.
"I failed her in that."For several months afterwards, everybody stood by me, unquestionably …