High court won't hear manslaughter appeal in Glace Bay man's stabbing death
Craig Kelloway died in Calgary in May 2013. He was working as a teacher at David Thompson Middle School. (Photo: Facebook)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:57AM AST
OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada says it will not hear the appeal of a Calgary man who was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing his neighbour 37 times.
Nicholas Rasberry was found guilty in the death of school teacher Craig Kelloway in May 2013.
Rasberry admitted at trial that he stabbed Kelloway after the two men and their wives had spent time drinking at a barbecue at Rasberry's Calgary home, but he said he acted in self-defence.
He said Kelloway, who was originally from Glace Bay, N.S., had threatened to sexually assault him and his wife.
A judge said he did not view the stabbing as mere self-defence, but he found there was provocation.
The Crown took issue with the finding of provocation while Rasberry contested the rejection of self-defence, but the Court of Appeal dismissed both appeals.