An alleged drug dealer has been sentenced to life in jail after being found guilty of murdering a man during a raid.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence handed down by a District Court jury last year for Robert Rennie.
The jury found Rennies actions were “the proximate cause” of the death of David J. White.
The court found Mr White, 44, had been fatally stabbed by two SA police officers on September 18, 2016 at a house on Cairns Road.
Mr White was found dead inside the house.
In its judgment, the Court of Appeals said Mr White’s actions “caused serious injury to Mr White and resulted in his death”.
The jury also found Rene Renni, the alleged drug smuggler who acted as a lookout, acted with “extreme care” during the incident.
A sentencing hearing will be held on May 10.
Mr Rennian pleaded guilty to manslaughter last year after admitting to police that he had been “entering the house and engaging in conversation with the occupants” before the attack.
He was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
During his trial, Mr Rennia said he had not “been a drug trafficker” and had not engaged in any illegal activity.
His lawyer said his client had no drug or alcohol problems.