Verdict comes down in manslaughter trial
The Skeetchestn man facing a manslaughter charge in relation to the 2009 death of his friend will learn his fate on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
George Ignace, 23, was charged following the death of Gary Moses at a home on the Skeetchestn Reserve on Dec. 30, 2009.
Moses, 30, died from blunt-force trauma consistent with a punch to the head.
At trial, Ignace testified he punched Moses — with whom he had been friends for the better part of a decade — twice following a confrontation between Moses and another man.
Court heard the final punch, which left Moses unconscious, was in response to a comment Moses made about Ignace’s murdered brother, Gabriel Palmer, who was killed in 2002.
Ignace is the son of former Skeetchestn chief Ron Ignace.
His trial, before Justice Robert Powers alone in B.C. Supreme Court, wrapped up on Jan. 11.