Gerald Stanley found not guilty in fatal shooting of man
A jury has found a Saskatchewan farmer not guilty in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man.
Gerald Stanley was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie in August 2016.
The trial heard that Boushie was one of five people in an SUV who were looking for help with a flat tire when they drove into Stanley's farmyard near Biggar.
Stanley testified that he and his son heard an ATV start up and thought they were being robbed, so he fired some warning shots into the air.
He said he then popped out the cartridge, went over to the SUV and reached in to get the keys in the ignition when his gun ``just went off.''
Boushie, who was in the driver's seat, was shot in the back of the head