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Judge finds Regina man guilty of second-degree murder

Adam Hook was in Court of King's Bench in Regina on Friday to hear Justice Neil Robertson pronounce the verdict in his case. (Nicholas Frew/CBC - image credit)
Adam Hook was in Court of King's Bench in Regina on Friday to hear Justice Neil Robertson pronounce the verdict in his case. (Nicholas Frew/CBC - image credit)

A Regina man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a man in the city in 2021.

Adam Hook was in Court of King's Bench in Regina on Friday to hear Justice Neil Robertson pronounce the verdict in his case.

Robertson ruled that Hook killed Jeffrey Lehto, 30, who was found seriously injured in front of a home on 1700 block of Quebec Street in the evening of Jan. 19, 2021. Lehto died the next day in the hospital.

Harvey Huntinghawk was also arrested and charged for second-degree murder in connection with Lehto's death, but that charge was stayed after Huntinghawk died in December 2021.

According to his obituary, Lehto — who was originally from Sudbury, Ont. — was a hard-working self-employed handyman, an avid outdoorsman, an "all-star" karaoke singer, a passionate Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and would "always be remembered as a loving father."

Hook returns to court on May 28 for sentencing. Second-degree murder carries a minimum sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.