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Two men have been convicted of murdering a Vancouver drug dealer with a hatchet.
Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri and Charles Anthony Leslie killed Ronak Wagad in February 2009.
Both men were charged with first-degree murder, but the judge found Leslie guilty of second-degree murder. They were also both convicted of kidnapping and unlawful confinement.
The 31-year-old victim was abducted from his downtown Vancouver home and driven out to Chilliwack where he escaped, but was re-captured and then murdered.
Najafi-Chaghabouri was convicted of first-degree murder because he wielded the axe that killed Wagad.
He will be sentenced June 1, while Leslie's sentence hearing is slated to start July 5.