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One youth was sentenced for her role in 2018 Canada Day killing

Sentenced for role in killing

One of the four people involved in an incident that left a young man dead in Kelowna in 2018 was sentenced last week.

In November, a teenage girl pleaded guilty to the assault of Esa Carriere, the 23-year-old man who was stabbed to death on the evening of July 1, 2018 in downtown Kelowna.

The girl cannot be named as she was 17 at the time of the incident.

She, along with three others, were all charged with manslaughter, but the Crown accepted the teen's plea to assault, and stayed her manslaughter charge.

Last week, she was sentenced to a 15-month Intensive Support and Supervision order that involves a number of conditions. This means the teen will remain in the community under the supervision of a youth probation officer.

Another youth, who also can't be named, is scheduled to face a 12-day trial on the manslaughter charge on March 29.

Nathan Truant, 28, and Noah Vatten, 22, were also charged with killing the 23-year-old Carriere. That trial is set to begin on Feb. 22.

Carriere had recently moved to Kelowna from Mississauga, Ont. prior to his death. He had been working as a cook at Kelly O'Bryan's restaurant on Bernard Avenue.



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