Preliminary hearing starts in case of fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting – CP
Source: The Canadian Press
Apr 3, 2017
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A preliminary hearing starts today for a Saskatchewan farmer accused of fatally shooting an indigenous man.
The week-long hearing will determine whether Gerald Stanley will face trial for second-degree murder in the death Colten Boushie last summer.
Stanley has pleaded not guilty and is out on bail.
Boushie, who was 22, was shot and killed Aug. 9 while riding in an SUV that went onto a farm near Biggar, Sask.
Another person in the SUV has said they were heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation after an afternoon of swimming when they got a flat tire and sought help.
None of the information has been tested in court and details of the preliminary hearing are under a publication ban.
Boushie’s killing ignited racial tension in Saskatchewan.
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