The family of a young Burnaby man who died after being stabbed at Whistler over the long weekend will have to wait more than two weeks to find out if one of his accused killers will be granted bail.
Arvin Golic is one of four young men charged with manslaughter, but he’s the only one who can be identified because the others are 17 years old.
So many supporters of the Gordic family showed up, an overflow gallery had to be set up to accommodate everyone.
Luka’s uncle, Gianni Buono, says their pain is still fresh.
“Nothing’s bringing Luka back, but we just want to see everyone responsible have the maximum extent to the law applied to them.”
Buono, adds they’re happy Golic is being held in custody at least two more weeks.
“It’s good that the community’s safer by one more person in custody for at least a little while.”
Buono, says the family will be back again June 15th.
“We’ll be back in two weeks and we’ll be listening for the decision and we’re going to hope that he’s denied bail.”
A man -who wouldn’t give his name– is believed to be the 18-year old’s father, spoke briefly outside the courthouse.
“I can’t express my grief to the family that lost the kid. It’s deeply impacted me and everybody and we are in court to discuss who did what and whose fault it was, I can’t tell you nothing more than that… “I’m really sorry for what happened.”
Details of the bail hearing are protected by a publication ban.
The judge is expected to deliver her ruling June 15th (9:30am).
UPDATED: 7:00 pm May 28, 2015
One of the four young men accused of fatally stabbing a teen in Whistler is seeking bail.
Arvin Golic is accused of killing 19-year old Luka Gordic on the May long weekend.
The 18-year-old, now charged with manslaughter, is the only suspect who can be named because the other three are all 17.
The courtroom in North Vancouver was so full with the family and friends of the victim on Thursday morning, a second room equipped with a video link was provided for the overflow.
Although details of the hearing are protected by a publication ban, emotions were running high with several people shedding tears as they hear disturbing evidence.
At one point, the judge admonished several members of the gallery for being “disrespectful” by speaking out in court or laughing.