Judge named in Stanley trial, voir dire being held

By Angela Brown
November 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

The name of the judge has been announced for the second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley.

Chief Justice Martel Popescul, who is the chief justice for the province, will preside in a trial by jury at Court of Queen's Bench in the town of Battleford.

Stanley, 55, is facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Colten Boushie, 22, of Red Pheasant Cree Nation, on Stanley's Biggar-area farmyard on Aug. 9, 2016.

The case is currently in the second day of a voir dire process at Queen's Bench Court, scheduled for five days this week.  

The voir dire hearing will determine if certain evidence is admissible for the trial.

battlefordsNOW cannot report on the evidence presented in the voir dire due to a publication ban. 

Stanley previously pleaded not guilty in the case and is currently out on bail.

The trial is set to run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

   

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