Steve Pirko (left) is charged with the 2014 murder of Chris Ausman (right) of Cranbrook. (File photo)

Kelowna man found guilty of second-degree murder awaits sentencing

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder in June

A Kelowna man found guilty of second-degree murder have to wait until the fall to find out what his prison sentence will be.

Steven Randy Pirko was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Christopher Ausman in June 2019.

Crown prosecutor David Grabavac appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in Kelowna Monday to fix a date for Pirko’s sentencing, but first, a pre-sentence and Gladue reports need to be complete.

Grabavac said the reports could take up to eight weeks.

Grabavac will be back in court on September 16, to fix a trial date.

Pirko will not be required to attend.

READ MORE: Witness says Kelowna man on trial for murder admitted to the killing

READ MORE: Pirko found guilty in the 2014 second-degree murder of Chris Ausman


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