A Jury has found Lawrence Sharpe guilty of manslaughter in the 2017 one-punch death of a 22-year-old man at a Burnaby Starbucks.
Sharpe’s girlfriend Oldouz Pournouruz, who was facing the same charge on allegations she had incited and directed the attack, was found not guilty.
The court heard that Pournouruz had been sitting in her car in the parking lot of the Kensington Square Royal Bank, when Michael Page-Vincelli threw a lit cigarette at her in June 2017.
A witness testified that Page-Vincelli called Pournouruz a “dirty immigrant” and told her to go back to her country, at which point the incident escalated.
The court heard that Pournouruz replied that she would go get her boyfriend to beat up Page-Vincelli. Moments later, the fatal interaction occurred in a nearby Starbucks.