Ashlee Hyatt Death: BC Teen Convicted Of Manslaughter

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KELOWNA, B.C. - The young woman accused of killing a 16-year-old girl during a fight outside a house party in B.C.'s Okanagan has been found guilty of manslaughter.

The 18-year-old, who can't be named because of her age at the time of the killing, was accused of fatally stabbing Ashlee Hyatt at a house party in Peachland, near Kelowna, in June 2010.

A jury has found the accused guilty of manslaughter, but not guilty of second-degree murder or assault.

The accused testified in her own defence, and her lawyer told the jury Hyatt's death was an accident.

The Crown alleged the accused pulled a knife during what was a consensual fight between her and Hyatt.

The young woman who killed Hyatt was originally charged with first-degree murder, but that was later reduced to second-degree murder, before the jury finally settled on manslaughter.


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