A youth convicted of first-degree murder in the 2014 death of a Regina man has been given an 8 1/2-year sentence.

The youth will spend 4 1/2 years in custody and serve the remaining four years of his sentence in the community.

The youth is among six people who were charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Shawn Douglas.

Evidence and submissions heard in the case cannot be reported because of a court-imposed publication ban.

A Regina police dog found Douglas' body in a rural area northeast of the city in August 2014.