Acquittal and conviction in Saskatoon holdup
SASKATOON After three days of deliberations, a jury in Saskatoon has found a man charged in a fatal stabbing during a holdup not guilty of manslaughter.
But the panel still found Keith Napope guilty of robbery when it returned to court Thursday after 25 hours of deliberations that followed seven days of testimony.
Napope was charged nine months after Johnathon Keenatch-Lafond died in November 2014 in what the Crown called a robbery gone wrong.
The victim’s nephew testified he saw Napope at a hospital sometime after the robbery and recognized him as one of the men who burst into his uncle’s suite.
But court heard during cross-examination that when the nephew was initially interviewed by police, he said he didn’t see anyone’s face.
Sentencing arguments on the robbery conviction will be heard Oct. 13.