A Fort Good Hope man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Lloyd Edgi in that Sahtu community in 2017.
26-year-old Colten McNeely was convicted in Supreme Court in Yellowknife Tuesday.
He was initially charged with murder after stabbing the 28 year old Edgi in the chest in a wooded area.
Court heard during McNeely’s judge-alone trial last year that both men had been drinking that night and had an argument over a woman.
McNeely is to be sentenced later this year, possibly in March and possibly in Fort Good Hope.
The maximum sentence for manslaughter is life in prison.
It’s not entirely clear what the Crown and defence are asking for in terms of a sentence.