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June 26 2017 8:34pm

Kelowna jury deciding if fatal punch was justifiable self-defence or illegal assault

The evidence has been heard, the final submissions have been made, and it’s now in the hands of the jury. The 12 member panel in a Kelowna trial began deliberations Monday afternoon to determine if a man is guilty or not of manslaughter. Cory Van Gilder was charged after he killed an Ontario resident with a single punch. Van Gilder claims he was protecting himself and others from a dangerous man. But the prosecutor says there was no need to deliver the fatal blow.

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