Fort Good Hope man convicted of manslaughter in connection with stabbing in Sahtu community in 2017

Lloyd Edgi from his Facebook page

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.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.