June 26, 2014 11:44 am

Fate of Neil Yakimchuk in the hands of jury

Jury deciding fate of Neil Yakimchuk, accused of first-degree murder in the 2004 shooting death of Isho Hana.

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SASKATOON – The fate of Neil Yakimchuk is in the hands of a jury.

Yakimchuk is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Isho Hana on a Saskatoon street in April 2004.

Hana was gunned down on Preston Avenue which, according to police, was the result of a drug turf war.

Three other men have been charged and are scheduled to go on trial in September.

Testimony and evidence heard at Yakimchuk’s trial is under a publication ban to keep those trials from being tainted.

The jury has been charged and have been sequestered as they decide Yakimchuk’s fate.

Yakimchuk was found guilty earlier this year in Calgary of first-degree murder in the death of his future brother-in-law Juan Dequina.

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