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Guilty verdict in 2015 stabbing of Winnipeg teen Brett Bourne at Kelvin High School

Brett Bourne, 17, in an image from Facebook. Bourne was stabbed to death outside Kelvin High School on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Facebook/ File

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.

READ MORE: ‘Relationship issues’ may have sparked fatal stabbing at Winnipeg’s Kelvin High School

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.

READ MORE: Police arrest 17-year-old in connection with Kelvin High killing

He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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