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Man found guilty of murder in Calgary swarming death applying for interim release

Lukas Strasser-Hird (Facebook)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old outside a Calgary nightclub in 2013 is applying for an interim release while he awaits an appeal.

Assmar Shlah was found guilty of second-degree murder in the swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird, but Shlah is now appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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In the meantime, he is seeking a temporary release, with a hearing planned for the morning of July 30.

Shlah and Franz Cabrera were both found guilty in the case, and Cabrera will also be appealing the conviction to the Supreme Court.

Nathan Gervais was convicted earlier this year of first-degree murder, while a fourth man, Joch Pouk, was convicted of manslaughter and has already been released.