Calgary man pleads guilty to manslaughter, stabs friend with steak knife
CALGARY — A Calgary man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for stabbing a friend with a steak knife after a drunken argument over using English accents to pick up women at a bar.
Court heard Byron Blanchard, 21, Joshua Hogarth and another man had been drinking all night on Aug. 12, 2012, at several bars when they got kicked out of a club.
The dispute between Blanchard and Hogarth continued through a string of insulting text messages.
Hogarth then went to Blanchard’s home to settle the issue. Blanchard says he had a steak knife, but doesn’t remember stabbing Hogarth.
Blanchard is to be sentenced May 20.