Canada Gerald Stanley trial: Closing arguments scheduled for Thursday

15:51  07 february  2018
15:51  07 february  2018 Source:   thestarphoenix.com

Gerald Stanley trial: As jury selection begins, Saskatchewan farmer pleads not guilty in Colten Boushie death

  Gerald Stanley trial: As jury selection begins, Saskatchewan farmer pleads not guilty in Colten Boushie death As hundreds of potential jurors were being whittled down to 12 plus two alternates, Gerald Stanley pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie. Stanley is accused of fatally shooting Boushie, a 22-year-old resident of Red Pheasant First Nation, on Aug. 9, 2016, after Boushie and four friends drove onto Stanley’s property in the Rural Municipality of Glenside. A full day was set aside Monday for jury selection in the Town of Battleford, with Stanley’s trial scheduled to take place at the Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench from Jan. 30 until Feb. 15.

On Monday, Gerald Stanley testified on his own behalf during his trial for second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie.

Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the trial of Gerald Stanley , accused of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22, of the Red Pheasant First Nation. Monday marked the fifth and final day of evidence in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

BATTLEFORDS — Lawyers on both sides of the Gerald Stanley trial are expected to deliver their closing statements on Thursday.

Once that happens, Chief Justice Martel Popescul will give instructions to the jurors and they will be charged with determining Stanley’s guilt or innocence.

Stanley, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Colten Boushie, a Cree man from Red Pheasant First Nation. Boushie was 22 years old when he died of a single gunshot wound to the head on Aug. 9, 2016.

Stanley’s trial got underway at Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench last week and all witnesses were called by end of day on Monday.

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  Jury selection in Stanley trial set to begin in Battleford; security around court house beefed up A full day has been set aside for jury selection Monday, with Stanley's trial scheduled to take place Jan. 30 to Feb. 15.A jury is expected to be selected today in the second-degree murder trial of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley.

Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the trial of Gerald Stanley , accused of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22, of the Red Pheasant First Nation. Monday marked the fifth and final day of evidence in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the trial of Gerald Stanley , accused of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22, of the Red Pheasant First Nation. Monday marked the fifth and final day of evidence in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

Popescul and the lawyers involved in the case met on Tuesday in the absence of the jury to discuss the instructions to be given to the jury. A publication ban applies to anything discussed in court when the jury is not present.

Popescul is expected to spend Wednesday writing the jury instructions and jurors have been asked to return to court on Thursday by 10 a.m. to hear closing arguments.

Stanley, who is not in custody, testified in his own defence on Monday. He told the jury his handgun “just went off” when he confronted a vehicle that had driven onto his property.

A forensic expert testified last week that the cartridge casing that contained the bullet that killed Boushie had an “unusual bulge,” suggesting something went wrong when the gun discharged.

A woman who was in the car with Boushie when he died told the jury she saw Stanley shoot Boushie twice in the head. She had earlier told police she didn’t know who shot Boushie.

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