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VANCOUVER — Police say a man convicted in the random killing of an amateur photographer in Vancouver’s Stanley Park five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison.

In a news release, police say 33-year-old Tyler Lagimodiere appeared in court to be sentenced Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of Lubomir (Lubo) Kunik.

Police say the 61-year-old Kunik died in February 2017 after being stabbed repeatedly while he was alone on the Stanley Park seawall.

The department says Lagimodiere was arrested 11 months after the death.

The statement says he is eligible for parole in 14 years.

Police have previously said investigators were able to find a “forensic link” between Lagimodiere and evidence found at the crime scene.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 15, 2021.

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