Accused in Kelvin High School stabbing found guilty of manslaughter
17-year-old Brett Bourne was fatally stabbed at Kelvin High School
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:33PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:11PM CST
A jury has found a teen accused in the 2015 stabbing death of Brett Bourne, 17, guilty of manslaughter.
Bourne died after being stabbed at Kelvin High School by a man who was 17 at the time and can’t be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
During the trial, court heard Bourne was trying to start a fight with another teen, a friend of the accused, and chased him into the school.
The accused testified that he “thought Brett had a knife” and stabbed him in what his lawyer Greg Brodsky described as a “split second decision.”
Following the guilty verdict, the Crown asked the court to revoke the bail of the now-convicted party. But bail was continued.
A presentencing report is due by the end of January.
With files from Jon Hendricks