Nfld. & Labrador

'Justice served' by guilty verdict in slaying of Newfoundland man

The family of Dale Maloney, the Newfoundland man gunned down outside an Edmonton restaurant in 2012, say they are grateful for the guilty verdict reached Friday.
Dale Maloney, 33, was gunned down in broad daylight outside an Edmonton restaurant in August 2012. He died later in hospital. (Courtesy of Donna Chislett)

The family of Dale Maloney, the Newfoundland man gunned down outside an Edmonton restaurant in 2012, say they are grateful for the guilty verdict reached Friday.

An Edmonton jury found Christian Iyamuremye, 25, guilty of second-degree murder after roughly one day of deliberations.

"We were very grateful for the outcome and glad justice was served," said Dale Maloney's brother Jason. "But it doesn't bring Dale back and was also sad for Iyamuremye's family ... There are no winners here."

There are no winners here- Jason Maloney

Maloney, originally from the St. John's neighbourhood of Goulds, was shot around 4 p.m., Aug 13, 2012 behind the Joey Jasper restaurant in the Oliver neighbourhood of Edmonton.

Maloney did not know Iyamuremye who was later arrested in Brandon, Manitoba.

According to the Edmonton Sun, Bicco Saidi is said to have passed Iyamuremye the gun that was used to kill Maloney. While Saidi has been charged with the killing, police have not been able to find him. 

In a Facebook post, Jason Maloney's wife Joanna thanked the officers who investigated the murder, the eyewitnesses who came forward and testified, and the Crown prosecutors.

"Although we miss our brother greatly, we are looking forward to celebrating Dale's life, always," she said.

Iyamuremye will be sentenced to mandatory life in prison. He will learn when he will be eligible for parole at a hearing June 19. 

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