/Kennedy's killers receive sentences 

Kennedy's killers receive sentences 

By Chad Ingram

Published April 22 2016

The men convicted in the 2011 murder ofHaliburton County resident Ryan Kennedy and the beating of anotherman received sentences this week.

The three men convicted in Novemberwere sentenced in Oshawa April 20.

Tin Wai Hong was sentenced to lifeimprisonment without possibility of parole for 13 years on asecond-degree murder conviction. On a conviction for assault causingbodily harm he received a sentence of four years. The sentences areto be served concurrently.

Mason Gillard-Gatza received a sentenceof 11 years for his manslaughter conviction and two years for assaultcausing bodily harm. The sentences are to be served concurrently.Gillard-Gatza was credited with four-and-a-half years of time servedon a 1.5:1 ratio. That means he's credited with six years and ninemonths of time served and has four years and three months left toserve.

The men have been imprisoned sincetheir arrest in Haliburton County in the days following the killingon Oct. 21 2011. They ranged in age from 19 to 27 at the time.

Nathaniel Cain also received 11 yearson a manslaughter conviction and two for assault causing bodily harmto be served concurrently. Cain was also credited with six years andnine months served leaving four years and 110 days of imprisonmentto be served.

A fourth man Raphael Guerra was foundnot guilty of the charges laid against him.

Kennedy was killed on Oct. 19 2011just outside Minden. At about 11:45 p.m. police and EMS crews foundKennedy and another man bound and beaten at a residence off SouthLake Road. While one man survived Kennedy 21 succumbed to hisinjuries.