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Convicted killer in Lukas Strasser-Hird swarming death denied bail 3rd time pending appeal

Assmar Shlah. File/ Global News

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One of the men convicted in the brutal swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird has been denied bail for a third time pending his appeal.

The Alberta Court of Appeal has turned down Assmar Shlah’s latest request, which was made in February.

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In June, a Calgary jury found Shlah guilty of second-degree murder in the swarming death of 18-year-old Strasser-Hird. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years.

In a written ruling, Justice Brian O’Ferrall said Shlah’s “continued detention is in the public interest having regard to the gravity of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission.”

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The victim’s father Dale Hird was notified Tuesday morning and said he’s relieved by the decision.

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Watch below from Dec. 15: A judge has dismissed an application to throw out the charges against Lukas Strasser-Hird’s convicted killers. Nancy Hixt reports.

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