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Oliver man pleads guilty to killing brother

An Osoyoos Indian Band member plead guilty Monday in Vancouver to manslaughter after stabbing his younger brother to death on the reserve in 2011.

Kyle Louie, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge, prior to his three week trial which was supposed to start in Penticton on March 10.

According to Tracey Biro, staff sergeant, Penticton Sheriff Department, Louie was being housed at the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre and his lawyer and the judge are also from the coast.

Louie was charged with second degree murder in the death of his brother, 20-year-old Reece Louie.

On Feb. 19, 2011, police arrived at the residence on Black Sage Road and found Reece Louie lying outside the residence bleeding and suffering from serious injuries.

Kyle Louie was arrested that evening in Oliver and charged with aggravated assault, which was later upgraded to murder when the victim died, according to earlier RCMP reports.

His next court appearance is slated for May 7 in Vancouver.

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