VANCOUVER - A man who has been identified by police as a gang member has been convicted of first-degree murder following a botched robbery in 2004.

Michael Newman is expected to be sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday in the death of 38-year-old Marc Rozen.

Rozen was shot and stabbed multiple times during a botched robbery at his apartment in Vancouver's west end.

He had advertised a platinum solitaire ring for sale but the ring was never recovered.

Newman was identified by police as a member of the United Nations gang and was serving time in an Ontario jail when he was

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