Shannon guilty again
Jun 29, 2012 / 12:03 pm
For the second time, Trevor Shannon has been found guilty of second degree murder.
The decision was made at the Kelowna Courthouse late Friday morning.
Shannon was originally convicted in 2008 of second-degree murder in the slaying of 18-year-old Evan Wilkes, who was killed by a single shot to the head on April 7, 2007.
A second trial was ordered after the BC Court of Appeal overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for Shannon, who claimed his handgun went off accidentally when he killed Wilkes at a Kelowna house party.
BC's highest court had ruled that the judge in Shannon's 2008 trial didn't properly clarify a question from the jury about the intent required for a second-degree murder conviction.
The three-member panel ruled that Shannon's conviction should be set aside to make way for a new trial on the same charge.
After two weeks of testimony this month, the jury reached the same conclusion.
A sentencing announcement is expected soon.
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