Colin Thatcher (cont)
To say Thatcher took any of this in his stride would be a massive understatement. On January 17, 1983, after some public disputes with Premier Grant Devine, Thatcher would resign as Minister of Energy citing family and financial reasons. Just four days later, Wilson was found beaten and shot to death in the garage of her Regina home.
Two years prior on May 17, 1981, someone had shot her in the shoulder with a high powered rifle hospitalizing her for about three weeks but no one was ever charged with that crime. This time, however, not only did they finish the job but Thatcher was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, found guilty of first-degree murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.