Man sentenced for role in death of Joe Zecca of Abbotsford

Andre Provencal previously pleaded guilty to uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Investigators were at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way on May 11, the morning after the body of Joe Zecca had been found lying in the street.

Investigators were at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way on May 11, the morning after the body of Joe Zecca had been found lying in the street.

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced for his role in the death of Joe Zecca, who was found lying on the street on Lonzo Road and Vedder Way in Abbotsford on May 10.

Andre Marc Provencal has received one additional day in jail, 18 months’ probation and a lifetime weapons ban after previously pleading guilty to charges of uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Two counts of assault with a weapon were stayed during sentencing on Sept. 15 in Abbotsford provincial court.

Provencal has been in custody since his arrest just days after Zecca was killed.

Co-accused Shiloh Davidson, 31, is still before the courts for a charge of second-degree murder in Zecca’s death. He is next scheduled to appear on Nov. 17.

A passing motorist found Zecca (in photo) lying in the street at 11:08 p.m. on May 10. When emergency crews arrived, they found him severely injured. They provided medical assistance but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:25 p.m.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over the investigation and announced the charges a few days later, saying that Zecca’s death was the result of an altercation in which he suffered head wounds and other injuries.

No further details have been released.

 

 

 

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