Luka Gordic: Three young men convicted in 2015 Whistler killing
Luka Gordic: Three young men convicted in 2015 Whistler killing

Three youths found guilty in 2015 Luka Gordic killing in Whistler.

The three young men, who can’t be named due to their young age at the time of the 2015 killing, were found guilty Friday night, one of second-degree murder and two of manslaughter.

A group of people who knew Gordic swarmed and stabbed him at about 12:30 a.m. on May 17 on the streets of Whistler.

The court has heard the attack was organized by Arvin Golic, who was 18 at the time, in retaliation for Gordic standing up for Golic’s ex-girlfriend.

Golic was convicted of manslaughter in June, despite not delivering the fatal blow.

Of the three men convicted Friday, who were all 17 at the time of the attack, one was found guilty of second-degree murder while the others were convicted of manslaughter.

The second-degree murder charge was delivered to the man who stabbed Gordic, while the others were involved in the swarming.

Surveillance footage from a nearby business shows the attack, involving 10 teenagers, lasted about 17 seconds.

Following the verdict, Mitch Gordic, the victim’s father, said he hopes the men will be sentenced to “many years in jail.”

A sentencing date has not yet been set for the three men found guilty Friday, while Golic’s sentencing is expected Oct. 17.


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