Ashcroft man guilty of killing his uncle

By Jill Sperling
June 23, 2016 - 10:49am Updated: June 23, 2016 - 5:30pm

KAMLOOPS — The Ashcroft man responsible for the death of his uncle in June 2014 has been found guilty of second degree murder. 

Justice Dev Dley read his verdict this morning, June 23, at the Kamloops courthouse.

Shane Gyoba had been arguing with his uncle, Ed Gyoba outside a home in Ashcroft on the morning of June 2, 2014. Shane Gyoba struck his uncle six times with a shovel before attempting to conceal the body in black garbage bags.

An attempt was made to bury the deceased. 

Gyoba had previously been found fit to stand trail, however Crown Prosecutor Neil Flanagan asked for an assessment to be done to determine whether the defendant can be considered criminally responsible. 

Gyoba had several outbursts in court, making threats, and saying he had no psychological problems. 

At one point Gyoba said, "I want a brand new trial, I want a brand new lawyer."

He also muttered profanities toward his mother, Julie Gyoba, as she detailed Shane's young life and observations of his mental state. 

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