Windsor Man Faces Prison Term in Fatal Shooting

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A hearing is underway to determine a sentence for a Windsor man found guilty of manslaughter.

Following a trial back in November 2019, a jury found Dia Hanan, 36, guilty of manslaughter along with two weapons-offences in a double shooting in December 2015 on Oak St.

Alekesji Guzhavin was shot and killed, while another man was shot and survived.

Defence lawyer Christopher Uwagboe pointed out Hanan was acting in self-defence when he fired a gun nine times in the dark.

Manslaughter with a firearm carries a minimum sentence of four years in prison.

Hanan came to North America as a refugee at the age of 6 from Jordan and he has refugee status. 

Because of the sentence, he would be facing deportation.

In a Victim Impact Statement read by Assistant Crown Jayme Lesperance, Guzhavin's sister said his death broke her.  

The hearing is scheduled to continue Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.