February 1, 2016 1:39 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 8:54 pm

Man accused of killing Calgary father Wyatt Lewis pleads not guilty

WATCH ABOVE: It was an emotional day for the loved ones of a Calgary father who was killed more than three years ago. The Crown told court Monday the victim was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nancy Hixt reports.

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CALGARY – A man accused of killing a Calgary father pleaded not guilty Monday.

James Rajbhandari is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Wyatt Benjamin Lewis.

Police said Lewis and another victim were stabbed in the hallway of an apartment building in the 1000 block of 16 Avenue N.W. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2012.

Lewis, 37, was rushed to hospital where he later died. He had been stabbed five times.

In an opening statement by the prosecution, jurors heard Lewis was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Crown said “someone brought a knife to a fist fight, a fight Lewis wasn’t even a part of.”

Rajbhandariis’ trial is expected to last three weeks.

Wyatt Lewis is pictured with his son.

Supplied by Lewis family

 

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