Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

Man convicted in stabbing of Calgary chef apologizes at sentencing

On Monday, Tommie Holloway, 33, expressed remorse for his actions in the death of Christophe Herblin during his sentencing hearing. His accomplice, Anthony Dodgson, had previously been convicted of second-degree murder in the case.
Herblin had been stabbed to death in a parking lot outside his soon-to-be opened Calgary cafe back in 2020.
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Calgary chef Christophe Herblin was stabbed to death in the parking lot outside his soon-to-be opened cafe following a break-in


Paul Herblin was a highly experienced executive sous chef at the Glencoe Golf and Country Club. His new restaurant was set to open in a few weeks.
Little did he know that two robbers, Dodgson and Holloway, had plans to break into the restaurant and penetrate the wall to an adjacent cannabis shop. They were scared off when a car drove by and returned later to continue their robbery attempt. Unfortunately for Herblin, he showed up at the same time.
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In April 2020 Calgary chef Christophe Herblin was about to open Croque Saveurs, a French market and deli.


Holloway sought to lure Herblin into the parking lot by breaking the windows of his car. Dodgson then attacked Herblin, stabbing him nine times. The wounded Herblin managed to stumble to a nearby gas station for help, but he eventually died in the arms of police officers trying to save him.
Holloway was heartbroken that no one from Herblin’s family was present in court to hear his apology; however, he still wanted them to know that he was sorry for his actions. “I just wish they were here today so I could look at them eye-to-eye, apologize for my actions. I know no amount of words that I’m going to say is going to bring back their loved one, but I do want them to know that I am sorry.”
The Crown recommended Holloway to serve 12 years in prison while his defense attorney, Kim Ross, suggested a much shorter sentence of three to five years, citing Holloway’s lack of previous criminal record and efforts to turn his life around.
The judge is scheduled to deliver his sentence for Holloway and Dodgson on February 24.

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