Three Stanley Cup rioters convicted for beating Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan Robert Mackay is helped to safety by two people after being beaten, punched, kicked and pepper sprayed by rioters when he tried to protect a store front in the June 15, 2011 Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver, B.C. (Photo: Jon Chiang, jonchiang.com)
Three men who attacked Good Samaritan Robert MacKay outside the Hudson’s Bay Company’s department store in downtown Vancouver during the 2011 Stanley Cup riot have been convicted in B.C. Provincial Court.
According to the court, Michael MacDonald, Carlos Barahona Villeda and David Leonati were all found guilty by a judge Monday of participating in a riot and assault.
MacDonald was also found guilty of mischief. A fourth man initially charged in the case, Ioannis Kangles, was acquitted of all charges.
MacKay had been trying to defend the HBC’s storefront windows from damage when he was attacked.
The three guilty men are expected in court again for sentencing on June 23.