New trial ordered for man convicted of killing Calgary bartender Dexter Bain

A new trial has been ordered for a man convicted of killing Calgary bartender Dexter Bain.

Bain was shot and killed on November 27, 2010 while closing up Our Place Pub.

A jury convicted Kyle Victor Ledesma of second-degree murder in March 2015. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

In a written ruling released Friday, the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for Ledesma.

READ MORE: Kyle Ledesma sentenced to life in prison for killing bartender in botched robbery

Bain was renovating the pub, and on the night he was killed he was helping the owners by taking a shift as bartender, and closing up shop.

Bain was robbed at gunpoint, shot twice in the back with a .22 caliber revolver and left to die.

A date for the new trial has yet to be scheduled.

 

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