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Gerald Stanley testifies in his own defence at 2nd-degree murder trial


Colten Boushie, left, was fatally shot in August 2016. Gerald Stanley, right, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. His trial is underway in Battleford, Sask. (Facebook/Liam Richards/Canadian Press)

Jurors hear from farmer charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old Colten Boushie

By Jason Warick, CBC News, Feb 5, 2018

Gerald Stanley has begun testifying at his second-degree murder trial after his lawyer laid out the defence team’s case this morning in a Saskatchewan courtroom.

“No games. Gerry’s going to testify. He has to,” lawyer Scott Spencer told the jury during his opening statement Monday morning at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Battleford.  Read the rest of this entry

Gerald Stanley, accused in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, has been granted bail

Gerald Stanley handcuffs largeSaskatoon StarPhoenix, August 19, 2016

Gerald Stanley, the 54-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 9 shooting of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on a rural property near Biggar, Sask. has been released from custody.

In a written decision released late Friday afternoon, Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Neil Gabrielson ordered Stanley to post $10,000 cash bail and remain within a four-mile radius of his home on electronic monitoring unless he obtains written permission to leave from a probation officer. Read the rest of this entry