A 22-year-old Penticton man was found guilty late Friday of two counts of aggravated assault, in connection with a stabbing at a Halloween party more than two years ago.
A jury of 10 women and two men found Steven Cameron guilty of stabbing two friends during what was described in B.C. Supreme Court in Penticton as a booze-and-drug-fuelled argument at a home at 522 Edmonton Ave., on Oct. 30, 2010.
The party was hosted by Derek Robertson, who was the first person to come into conflict with Cameron.
Cody McNeil, 21, testified earlier this week that he was sitting on a couch in a basement bedroom, when he noticed Cameron and Robertson arguing in the doorway at about 8 p.m. The argument soon escalated into a pushing and shoving match, before fists started flying.
McNeil said he attempted to separate the two men, and afterwards noticed stab wounds on Robertson and on himself. Both suffered wounds to multiple areas, including the ribs, stomach, lower back and buttocks.
A large quantity of alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana was being consumed by several people attending the party.
The jury began deliberating just after noon and concluded at about 8:45 p.m.
"That's a long time," said defence lawyer Donald Skogstad. "Typically, it's 3-1/2 hours."
He said Cameron has been remanded in custody and will
appear during his pre-sentencing report, which is scheduled for April 29.
The Crown has asked that Cameron serve a federal sentence, which is two years or more.
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