Neil Yakimchuk guilty in shooting death of Isho Hana
SASKATOON – Neil Yakimchuk has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Isho Hana on a Saskatoon street in April 2004.
The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday morning.
A first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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.
Yakimchuk was found guilty earlier this year in Calgary of first-degree murder in the death of his future brother-in-law Juan Dequina.