One last loose end for Lloyd William Cook was tied up Friday when he was sentenced in Prince George provincial court to 137 days in jail for failing to appear in court.
The outcome stems from Cook's no show Jan. 31 for B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett's verdict following a seven day trial related to the 2000 death of his stepson, Adam Scott Williams-Dudoward.
A few days later, Cook, 54, was deemed an absconder and found guilty in absentia of unlawful confinement and indignity to a dead body, but found not guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death due to a lack of evidence connecting the boy's death to his actions.
He was apprehended in Osoyoos on Feb. 11 and sentenced earlier this week to a total of five years in jail for the January 2000 incident.
Adam's hands and feet had been bound and the boy was confined to a bedroom in the family's Hart area home for at least two days before he was found going into convulsions, the court had heard.
Cook had tried to resuscitate him, Parrett found, but emergency services were never called and after the 13-year-old died, his body was hidden in the trunk of a car for at least three weeks and then buried in a shallow grave in a wooded area alongside the Nechako River.