June 24, 2017

BREAKING: Conviction for first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried

The first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried for his crimes has been convicted.

Spencer Kirkwood pleaded not guilty to charges of mischief and taking part in the  June 2011 mayhem which erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins.

The now 26 year old claimed he was too drunk to remember vandalizing a downtown business, but Provincial Court Judge Connie Bagnall says his intentions were clear.

She says even though he was drunk, he wasn’t too drunk to understand he was doing something wrong.

She’s also convicted him of breaching his bail last May when he violated orders to stay away from alcohol.

His sentencing date hasn’t been set yet.

CKNW Vancouver News

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