March 3, 2016 6:00 am
Updated: March 4, 2016 6:04 am

Sentencing today for Toronto taxi driver guilty of manslaughter in longboarder death

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A Toronto taxi driver found guilty of fatally running over a longboarder in downtown Toronto three years ago will learn his fate today.

Adib Ibrahim, 47, had pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the death of 28-year-old Ralph Bissonnette.

The incident took place on King Street East approaching Jarvis Street on May 14, 2012.

Police said Ibrahim swerved from the passing lane to the curb lane hitting the longboarder and snapping his longboard in half.

The taxi driver insisted he didn’t hear or see anything leading up to the collision.

The crown said Ibrahim had no reason to swerve other than to target Bissonnette.

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