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Man convicted of second-degree murder in downtown Edmonton shooting

WATCH ABOVE: Christian Iyamuremye was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2012 death of Dale Maloney. Lisa Wolanksy reports.

EDMONTON — Christian Iyamuremye was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the death of Dale Maloney. Maloney was fatally shot outside Joey’s restaurant on Jasper Avenue in 2012.

Maloney’s brother said the family is very thankful the justice system worked and that the correct individual is held accountable. Holding back tears, he added they miss Dale deeply and they cherish the memories they have.

Iyamuremye is set to be sentenced on June 19.

“It’s been a very difficult time,” said the victim’s aunt at the start of the trial. “No family should have to experience what we’ve been experiencing.”

At least a dozen people watched as 33-year-old Maloney was shot in broad daylight, behind the Joey Jasper restaurant on 113 Street on Aug. 13, 2012. He died in hospital several hours later.

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Edmonton police said the shooting followed an argument with some men at the restaurant, but that Maloney did not know his suspected killers.

Edmonton police Det. Scott Jones said the shooting followed an argument over nothing, and he believes that is why so many witnesses offered investigators credible information.

Maloney was originally from Newfoundland and had been working as a backhoe operator in Alberta at the time of his death.

Iyamuremye, 25, was arrested in Brandon, Man. and charged with second-degree murder in Maloney’s death.

A second suspect, 27-year-old Bicco Saidi, is still wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for Maloney’s death.

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