Two of the four young individuals charged with the manslaughter of 19-year-old Burnaby resident Luka Gordic were released on bail Wednesday afternoon.
Both individuals were released on $5,000 each and must live with their parents and abide to a curfew of between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The third individual was not released on bail and will likely be required to spend months in jail until the trial in court.
As these three individuals are 17 years old, their identities cannot be revealed as they are considered as youth. However, a fourth man 18 years of age will be tried as an adult – he remains in police custody with a charge of manslaughter.
Gordic was allegedly stabbed to death early Sunday morning on Main Street at Whistler Village. Police say he knew his accused assailants.
“This is a situation where you had groups of people up there who knew each other, they got into a dispute, and unfortunately it turned deadly,” said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
A Facebook page has been set-up by family and friends to honour and ‘find justice’ for Gordic.