One of three males convicted in the 2017 brutal beating death of La Ronge restaurant owner Simon Grant will continue to serve his sentence in the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.

Justice Bob Lane made the decision this morning based on a placement report.

The man, who was 17 at the time of the attack on Grant, was given an adult sentence of nine years in May.

He had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Lane had the option of placing the man in either a provincial or youth facility.

The man’s lawyer Jessie Buydens has indicated they plan to appeal the sentence.

However, Grant’s widow Cora Laich says she doesn’t think an appeal will be successful.

“The brutalness of the crime, the barbaric way it was done, I can’t see that an appeal would actually be something that they would win,” she says.

Grant died after being brutally beaten with a baseball bat in his Louisiana-Bar-B-Que restaurant during a botched robbery attempt in April 2017.

(PHOTO: Simon Grant, right, and his wife Cora Laich, left. File photo.)