Guilty of firearms offences

A Penticton jury has found Cody Wilson guilty of three of four firearm charges against him.

The 11-person jury returned the verdict late Thursday night, determining Wilson was in possession of a silver prohibited revolver when police pulled him out of the vehicle in the Denny’s parking lot on Oct. 7, 2016.

The jury, however, found him not guilty of possessing a loaded black handgun that officers found under the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Police were called to the Denny’s parking lot that afternoon by a distraught woman in the bathroom of the restaurant.

Defence lawyer Michael Patterson argued that the whole thing was a setup by Wilson’s girlfriend, the 911 caller, and alleged she planted the black handgun under the seat.

Wilson’s girlfriend took the stand and testified she did hatch some sort of plot against him, but would not elaborate.

Patterson also claimed that police lied about finding the revolver in Wilson’s pocket, something the jury didn’t buy. Prior to the start of the trial on Friday, the Crown stayed charges of pointing a firearm and resisting arrest. 

Wilson will be back in court next week to fix a date for sentencing.

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