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Winnipeg jury finds teen guilty of manslaughter in high school stabbing

WINNIPEG — A jury has found a teen guilty of manslaughter in a stabbing at a Winnipeg high school in 2015.

The jury took less than a day to reach its verdict Thursday evening.

Brett Bourne, who was also 17, died after being stabbed at Kelvin High School.

The trial heard Bourne was trying to start a fight with another teen — a friend of the accused — and chased him into the school.

The teen, who was also 17, testified that he thought Bourne had a knife and when he saw the young man reach into his pocket, he stabbed him.

A pre-sentencing report is due by the end of January.

The teen was charged with second-degree murder, but the jury opted for the lesser charge.

(CTV Winnipeg)

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