Halifax parole violator gets 2 months in jail

A 21-year-old Halifax man will spend two months in jail after he pleaded guilty in Saint John court this morning to being unlawfully at large.

Police arrested Brandon Anderson at an apartment on Carmarthen Street Monday afternoon.

RCMP had issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest after he failed to return to his halfway house July 29.

Anderson was convicted of stabbing 21-year-old Paul Saunders, of Quebec, to death during an apartment party in Halifax in 2008.

At the time, the court heard that the party was loud and raucous, and both men had been drinking. They reached for knives after a disagreement over how long frozen Pizza Pops should be cooked in a microwave oven.

Anderson pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison.

He was on parole when he disappeared last week.