Man serving sentence for Stanley Cup riot dies

VANCOUVER -- Correctional Service Canada says a 30-year-old man who was sentenced last week for crimes he committed during the 2011 Stanley Cup riot has died in hospital.

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William Fisher was sentenced on Feb. 19 to three years in prison after being found guilty on a series of charges including taking part in a riot, aggravated assault and break and enter.

He was an inmate at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford and died at a hospital in New Westminster on Thursday.

His next-of-kin have been notified and there is no word on the cause of death.

The police and coroner have been notified and the Correctional Service says it will review the circumstances of the incident.

British Columbia's Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said last week that Fisher's sentence was the toughest handed out for crimes committed during the melee.



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