2017 Eskimos’ game attacker found guilty of all charges

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif has been found guilty of all 11 charges stemming from a September 2017 attack outside an Edmonton Eskimos’ game in which he ran down four pedestrians with a U-Haul and stabbed a police officer.

The 32-year old stood accused of five counts of attempted murder, four counts of criminal flight causing bodily harm, one count of aggravated assault and one count of dangerous driving.

After a grueling three-week trial, a verdict was reached after less than 24-hours of deliberation. Testimony was heard from each of the four pedestrians hit, as well as stabbing victim Const. Mike Chernyk. Chernyk was attacked while working security for the Eskimos’ game.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Shelley Bykewich argued Sharif was trying to cause “as much chaos, destruction and indiscriminate death as possible”.

Sharif offered no defence in court and sought no legal representation.

Sentencing will occur on December 12th and 13th.

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