UPDATE: There is a verdict in a 2015 deadly stabbing in Whistler. After a lengthy explanation, a judge has found two men guilty of manslaughter and another man guilty of second degree murder in the killing of 19 year old Luka Gordic. A fourth man had previously been found guilty of manslaughter.
MORE TO COME.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Verdicts are expected today for the three young men accused of being involved in the stabbing death of a teenager in Whistler in 2015.
One is charged with second-degree murder, while the other two are accused of manslaughter. Prosecutors say they played a part in a swarming attack that ended in the death of Luka Gordic.
Many family members and friends of the victim are in the nearly full courtroom today. They have remained fairly quiet thoughout the judge’s overview of evidence.
Some of the evidence went into detail about the moments of Godic’s death. As the judge read those details, some family members became emotional and made pointed looks at supporters of the accused.
A fourth man, Arvin Golic, has already been found guilty of manslaughter. Back in June, the judge in his case said there was evidence the attack on 19-year-old Gordic was being plotted earlier in the evening.
Gordic was swarmed by up to 15 people and stabbed on May 17th, 2015 after becoming separated from a group of friends. One of the people who surrounded him delivered a fatal stab to his heart.
Verdicts are expected today for three teens who are also accused in the killing, but they cannot be named due to their age at the time of Gordic’s death.
NEWS 1130’s Ellen Coulter is court for today’s decision.