Andrew Christal has been found guilty of a manslaughter in the death of a Calgary Uber driver.

Christal was on trial for first-degree murder.

The body of Karsif Hirani was discovered on a rural road near Springbank Airport in December 2019.

Hirani was driving for Uber the night he was killed in a botched robbery.

Christal’s defense lawyer Jim Lutz told CTV News he expects the matter to be back in court in June, to set a date for sentencing. Lutz said his client was very appreciative of the jury’s finding, since he was on trial for first degree murder.

Three people were charged with the 30-year-old’s murder.

Tina Tinkler was sentenced to six years for a manslaughter while Robert Daignault goes on trial for second-degree murder next year.


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