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Monday, July 13, 2009

Jury Convicts in Latchana Slaying

A jury found Jason Hay (pictured) guilty of manslaughter in the death of David Latchana. The seven women and five men on the jury reached their verdict late this afternoon in their third day of deliberation in a Brampton courtroom. Hay originally denied being in the area at the time of the shooting, and another man charged Demar Duntin, says he acted alone in the shooting but the jury was not convinced.

Crown prosecutors Steve Sherriff and John Raftery argued Hay was in on the planned execution and was armed when he and Duntin went to the booze can known as Paulette's to settle a score. Latchana's sister Joella identified Hay, aka "Digit" as being there. She testified she saw him pass what she thought was a weapon to the gunman just seconds before her brother was shot to death.