A Calgary man on trial for second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend 3 years ago has instead been found guilty of manslaughter.
A jury of seven women and five men reached it’s verdict in Scott Monroe Ferguson’s trial late Tuesday night. They reached their decision after about five hours of deliberation.
Susan Elko was found stabbed to death in September of 2014 inside a Mission condo the couple shared.
During the trial early last week, Crown prosecutor Jonathan Hak told the jury that Elko had been stabbed 10 times in the neck with a knife she’d given Ferguson as a gift for his birthday.
Hak described their relationship as tumultuous, saying the couple argued often and broke up multiple times.
Elko worked at the Black Cat Lounge and Grill in downtown Calgary. Both coworkers and her regular customers knew her as “Black Cat Sue.”
A sentencing hearing has been set for Friday, March 17.
With files from Caley Ramsay, Jodi Hughes, Nancy Hixt, Global News.