June 26, 2014 8:42 pm

Jury finds Calgary man guilty of murder

Neil Lee Yakimchuk, charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 shooting death of Isho Hana, guilty in rural Alberta killing.

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SASKATOON – A Calgary man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Saskatoon man in 2004.

The four-woman and eight-man jury said Thursday that Neil Lee Yakimchuk was guilty of shooting and killing 34-year-old Isho Hana.

Yakimchuk, who is 34, was charged in December 2011.

Details about the killing, and all evidence presented at the trial, are banned from publication to ensure three co-accused receive a fair trial in September.

In April, a Calgary jury found Yakimchuk guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Juan Carlos Dequina in December 2008.

He was given an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years in both cases, and will serve his time at an Alberta penitentiary.

No victim impact statements were read in court, and no family members or friends of Hana were in the courtroom.

Neither the Crown nor the defence wanted to comment on the verdict.

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