September 14, 2017 9:07 am

New charge introduced in slaying of teenager in Whistler

ABOVE: The sentencing hearing for the only person to be found guilty in the swarming death of Luka Gordic in Whistler in 2015 came to a surprise halt today. Rumina Daya tells us why.


Arvin Golic, the man found guilty of manslaughter in the 2015 death of a teenager in Whistler, will have to wait to be sentenced.

Crown lawyers have introduced a new charge against him for allegedly uttering death threats to his ex-girlfriend, which breaks his bail conditions.

Golic was set to be sentenced for his manslaughter conviction but will now have to wait to find out how long he will spend behind bars.

His defence team is denying the new allegations.

In court last October, it was revealed 19-year-old Luka Gordic was attacked in a “swarming incident” outside a 7-11 store at 12:34 a.m. on the night of May 17, 2015.

Nineteen-year-old Luka Gordic.


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Gordic suffered three stab wounds — including one to his heart, which was likely fatal — according to Crown.

The entire incident likely lasted no longer than 30 seconds and was allegedly perpetrated by a group of eight to 15 young males.

Crown prosecutor Julie Robinson said the group was “more than sufficient in numbers to make it impossible for Gordic to defend himself.”

Deliberations in Golic’s case are set to continue today.

“You know what, there’s not really justice, but this kid looks like he doesn’t have any remorse,” says Mitch Gordic, Luka’s dad. “I wouldn’t be surprised that he would re-offend again so justice would be that he never kills anybody again or [do] what he did.”

-With files from Rumina Daya

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