Suspects charged with second-degree murder in death of Luka Gordic granted bail

Two of the four suspects charged in the death of Luka Gordic in Whistler in May are now facing second-degree murder charges.

They were previously facing manslaughter charges.

Both have been granted bail.

Arvin Golic, 18, has now been charged with second-degree murder, along with another suspect who cannot be named because he is a minor.

Due to the charges being upgraded, both were required to turn themselves in to the sheriff’s office at the North Vancouver courthouse today. They appeared in court at 2 p.m. for a bail hearing.

Gordic was stabbed to death in Whistler over the May long weekend. He was approached by a group and then stabbed multiple times.

Gordic’s family said in May they want justice to be served.

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“We are a strong and vibrant family and something special has been taken away  from us,” said Luka’s uncle Gianni. “We just want to ensure that this doesn’t happen to other people as there’s thousands of kids up at Whistler. It could have been anybody’s child.”

Two other teens were arrested and are facing manslaughter charges as well. One was granted bail and the other remains in custody.

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