25 years and no parole for man who admits murdering Canadian in Progreso

Robbery said to be motive of fatal stabbing last April

The 31-year-old man convicted in the murder of an expat from Canada has been sentenced to 25 years. Photo: Sipse
The 31-year-old man convicted in the murder of an expat from Canada has been sentenced to 25 years. Photo: Sipse

A man who admitted to the fatal stabbing of a Canadian residing in Progreso has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance for parole.

Carlos Ernesto Cobos Polanco, also known as “Pelon” (“Baldy”), could have been sentenced up to 40 years for the murder conviction, but received the lesser term for a plea deal.

Bruce Allen, 70, was found stabbed to death in his apartment in Progreso. Photos: SSP, social media

Cobos Polanco, 31, was also was ordered to pay 1.617 million pesos in restitution, Sipse reported.

 

The body of the 70-year-old victim, who was from Nova Scotia, was found in Allen’s apartment last April. Robbery was thought to be the motive.

The suspect was apprehended on evidence gathered from neighbors and surveillance cameras, police said.

Allen is survived by his partner of 38 years, Herman Savoie. The pair had been near the end of their winter stay in Yucatan, days away from their return to Nova Scotia.

With information from Sipse

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