May 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Updated: May 12, 2017 2:44 pm

Joshua Mitchell to be sentenced for manslaughter in fatal Calgary gas-and-dash hit-and-run

Joshua Cody Mitchell seen on June 7, 2015.

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A sentencing date has been scheduled for late summer for the Calgary man convicted in a fatal gas-and-dash hit-and-run.

On May 5, a jury found Joshua Mitchell not guilty of the second-degree murder of Calgary mother Maryam Rashidi, instead convicting him of the lesser offence of manslaughter.

Watch below: Joshua Mitchell was found guilty of manslaughter in a fatal Calgary gas-and-dash hit-and-run. Nancy Hixt reports.

The jury also found Mitchell guilty of hit-and-run, theft of fuel and possession of stolen property (truck).

Rashidi died after being run over June 7, 2015.

READ MORE: ‘She was the best thing I had’: Husband mourns hit-and-run victim

She was working at the Centex on 16 Avenue in northwest Calgary and ran after a truck that took off without paying for $113 worth of fuel.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30.

It’s expected victim impact statements will be presented in court that day.

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