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Now the target of that initial attack has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Damian Fontaine, 28, will be sentenced later this year following completion of a court-ordered report.
Phillepp Rick George Amos, 25, was beaten and stabbed to death outside a North End apartment block in September, 2013.
Crown attorney Chris Vanderhooft told court Monday that Amos went looking for Fontaine while armed with a sword.
He was joined by a female friend who was carrying a bat.
They found Fontaine in the courtyard of the complex at Robinson Street and Flora Avenue just after 4 a.m.
Amos began the attack and stabbed Fontaine, who quickly overpowered and disarmed him.
Fontaine then stabbed him three times — twice in the heart and once in the lower back. He was rushed to hospital but could not be saved."We agree there is at least an element of provocation," said Vanderhooft.
Further details of the killing will be presented at the sentencing hearing on Sept. Fontaine was set to begin a jury trial in the fall on a more serious charge of second-degree murder, but the Crown agreed to drop that in exchange for the guilty plea.
Vanderhooft said Fontaine was impaired by alcohol and crack cocaine at the time of the killing.
Fontaine had been living in the area while out on bail for allegedly raping a female acquaintance.
He was charged in 2009 with aggravated sexual assault."My brother didn't like abuse against women.