Stanley trial begins Monday

By BattlefordsNOW Staff
January 28, 2018 - 1:28pm

Monday, the jury will be selected for the high-profile trial of Gerald Stanley.

Stanley is facing a second-degree murder charge related to the fatal shooting of Colten Boushie, 22, in August 2016 on his farm near Biggar.

 

Twelve jurors will be selected from the 750 who were called to decide Stanley’s fate.

Chief Justice Martel Popescul was chosen in November as the judge to preside over the trial.

It will be held at the Court of Queen's Bench in Battleford and is scheduled to take just over two weeks, running from Jan. 30 to Feb. 15.

The case has garnered national attention for various reasons, but Boushie’s family and the local Indigenous community have said multiple times the case isn’t about race and all simply want justice for Boushie’s death. This message has been echoed by Stanley's lawyer.

Area residents planning to attend the trial should be aware there is limited seating available. For those who do attend, rigorous security screening will be in place.

paNOW will follow the trial closely and have updates from inside and outside the courtroom.

 

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