Canada Gerald Stanley back in court facing gun charges

18:10  16 april  2018
18:10  16 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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— A Saskatchewan farmer who was acquitted last month in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man is to be back in court April 16 to face gun charges . Gerald Stanley was charged in November 2016 with two counts of unsafe storage of firearms and his case was up Monday in a North Battleford

Liam richards/canadian press. Gerald Stanley leaves provincial court after the first day of farmer who was acquitted last month in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man is to be back in court April 16 to face gun charges .

a couple of people that are standing in the snow: Gerald Stanley arrives at the Court of Queen's Bench courthouse in Battleford, Sask., on Tuesday morning. Stanley has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie.© Guy Quenneville/CBC Gerald Stanley arrives at the Court of Queen's Bench courthouse in Battleford, Sask., on Tuesday morning. Stanley has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie.

Gerald Stanley is due back in court Monday afternoon facing two charges relating to unsafe storage guns on his property.

The Biggar, Sask.-area farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie in February.

Boushie was shot in the head after he and group of other young people from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation drove onto Stanley's farm in August, 2016.

Stanley was charged with second-degree murder but after a two-week trial was found not guilty.

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Gerald Stanley , who was acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, will be in North Battleford provincial court next month to face allegations he improperly stored seven firearms on his farm Stanley is scheduled to appear in North Battleford provincial court on March 19 on the gun charges .

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The Saskatchewan crown is not appealing the jury's decision.

a close up of a device: Photos of guns found in Gerald Stanley's basement.© RCMP Photos of guns found in Gerald Stanley's basement.

Crown says seven guns stored improperly

The seven guns alleged to be stored improperly by Stanley, as listed in the court file, are a J. Stevens Arms Company 520 rifle, a .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle, a.22-calibre bolt-action rifle, a Winchester 1200 shotgun, a Lakefield Mark 2 .22-calibre rifle, a Winchester 1894 rifle and a Ruger Blackhawk .45-calibre handgun.

Photos of guns found in Gerald Stanley's bedroom.© RCMP Photos of guns found in Gerald Stanley's bedroom.

The Tokarev pistol Stanley testified he was holding when it went off and killed Boushie is not among the guns listed.

Stanley testified during his trial that he normally used that gun to scare off coyotes. On the day Boushie was shot, he and son were planning to shoot targets.

If he's found guilty of the gun charges, Stanley faces a maximum of two years in jail.

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