Franz Cabrera, convicted in 2013 Calgary swarming death, files appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

One of the men found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2013 swarming death of a young Calgary man wants to have his case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Franz Emir Cabrera filed a notice of appeal on June 10 and seeks to have his conviction thrown out.


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On Nov. 23, 2013, Lukas Strasser-Hird, 18, was swarmed, kicked, beaten and stabbed to death outside Vinyl nightclub by a group of people.

Three other men were also convicted in the case.

Nathan Gervais was found guilty of first-degree murder. He has since filed an appeal to Alberta’s top court.

Assmar Shlah was found guilty of second-degree murder. He is also seeking to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear his appeal.

Joch Pouk was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

– With files from Global News’ Nancy Hixt

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