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Mitchell Rebryna is seen as he leaves court in Saskatoon Wednesday after being sentenced to 26 months in prison for criminal negligence causing death. ((Dan Zakreski/CBC))

A Saskatoon man has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for causing the death of a retired high school principal.

Barry Grosse, 64, was killed in September 2008.

He was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car on 8th Street East around 3 a.m. CST.

Mitchell Rebryna, 22, was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death by street racing.

Before the trial however, Rebryna entered a guilty plea to a more general charge of criminal negligence causing death.

During sentencing arguments Wednesday the court was provided with differing views about what happened.

The Crown prosecutor said street racing was a factor in the case. The defence said it was not.