Man involved in Ghiasi killing sentenced to 1 year
A man who pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in the shooting death of an Ottawa teen has been sentenced to a year in prison plus time already served.
Zakaria Dourhnou, 18, was charged with obstructing justice in the December 6 murder of Yazdan Ghiasi, 16, whose body was dumped from a car onto Booth Street near Ottawa's Chinatown area in the late morning.
Both Dourhnou's and Ghiasi's family were at the sentencing hearing on Thursday, with neither group showing much emotion after the sentence was read.
Dourhnou was also sentenced to three years of probation and is prohibited from possessing a firearm for five years.
Dourhnou has remained in custody since being arrested in December, serving 135 days, and in March pleaded guilty to the charges of obstructing justice and breaking parole conditions.
Dourhnou attempted to scrub blood out of the vehicle in which Ghiasi was shot, an agreed statement of facts said.
Three other men have been charged in the case, with two released on bail.
The third man, 18-year-old Mohamed Wehbe, 18, of Ottawa, is still at large and believed to have fled the country. He is wanted on a second-degree murder charge in the case.