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7 years for fatal attack

One of the men convicted of killing a 19-year-old man in Whistler in 2015 was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday.

Despite originally being charged with second-degree murder, Arvin Golic was convicted of manslaughter in June. He was 18 years old at the time of the attack.

Luka Gordic was in Whistler over the Victoria Day long weekend when he was attacked by up to 15 people, and stabbed in the heart.

Throughout the trial, the court heard the attack stemmed from Gordic standing up for women both he and Golic knew.

The Crown had asked for a sentence between nine and 11 years while defence was seeking four.

With enhanced credit for time already served, Golic will serve an additional five years.

"Arvin shouldn't ever see the light of day,” Gordic's mother said back in June.

While Golic didn't deliver the fatal stab to Gordic's heart, he had organized the attack. While the judge ruled Golic had intended to harm the victim, it was not clear he had meant to kill him.

In October, three other men were convicted in the attack. The man who delivered the fatal stab was convicted of second-degree murder, while the others were found guilty of manslaughter. All three were underage at the time of the attack and cannot be named.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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