Guilty verdict in 2015 stabbing of Winnipeg teen Brett Bourne at Kelvin High School
A 20-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing 17-year-old Brett Bourne during a fight at Kelvin High School two years ago.
Bourne died from a single stab wound to his chest after allegedly instigating a fight with a teen who had been dating Bourne’s ex-girlfriend.
The defence argued the accused was trying to protect a friend, while the crown says it was not reasonable to bring a knife to a schoolyard fight.
The accused, who was 17 at the time of the stabbing, can’t be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
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