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Former soldier, Adam Picard found guilty of first degree murder

Picard killed Fouad Nayel in 2012; leaving his remains in a remote area of Calabogie.

After six years of appeals and trial delays, a former Canadian soldier has been found guilty of the first degree murder of a friend. 

On Father's Day in June 2012, Fouad Nayel, 28, called his dad to say he just had to make a quick trip to the Ottawa Valley, but he was never heard from again. 

Nayel's remains were discovered in a remote area near Calabogie in November 2012, and Adam Picard was arrested a month later. 

But Picard would not stand trial in Nayel's death, as he was supposed to in November 2016. Instead he was released as the Ontario Superior Court argued that his trial had been delayed too long. 

That decision was overturned this year and despite Picard's attempt to take his case to the Supreme Court he was put back on trial. 

A jury of 12 people found Picard guilty of first degree murder on Wednesday afternoon. 
 

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