Three men convicted of Good Samaritan beating in Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot

 

 
 
 
 
Robert Mackay is viciously attacked during Vancouver Stanley Cup riot June 15, 2011.
 
 

Robert Mackay is viciously attacked during Vancouver Stanley Cup riot June 15, 2011.

Photograph by: Video image, Stanley Cup

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VANCOUVER — Three young men have been convicted of beating a so-called Good Samaritan during Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot, while another man has been acquitted.

Robert MacKay was assaulted on June 15, 2011, outside the Bay department store as a riot spread through the city's downtown after the Canucks lost in Game 7 of the playoffs.

Ioannis Kangles, Michael MacDonald, Carlos Barahona and David Leonati were charged with assault and for participating in a riot.

They pleaded not guilty and were put on trial earlier this year, when they denied they assaulted MacKay or joined in on the chaos that night.

Provincial court Judge Greg Rideout says photo and video evidence clearly shows MacDonald, Barahona and Leonati assaulted MacKay and participated in a riot.

However, Rideout says there is reasonable doubt when it comes to Kangles' actions, and he's been acquitted of all charges.

 
 
 
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Robert Mackay is viciously attacked during Vancouver Stanley Cup riot June 15, 2011.
 

Robert Mackay is viciously attacked during Vancouver Stanley Cup riot June 15, 2011.

Photograph by: Video image, Stanley Cup

 
Robert Mackay is viciously attacked during Vancouver Stanley Cup riot June 15, 2011.
Looters flee the Hudson Bay store on Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC as rioters run amok after game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Canucks and the Boston Bruins Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
Hockey fans watch a flipped car burn during the riot that followed the Vancouver Canucks’ Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final on June 15, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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