Stanley's car, crashed and came to a halt a few metres away. Stanley said he saw his son run toward the house and, afraid for his son's safety, he went to his shed to grab a semi-automatic handgun.
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Stanley said he thought he loaded just two shells in the magazine. He walked back to the yard and fired two warning shots, saying he kept pulling the trigger to ensure the gun emptied. Cross-Whitstone ran off, leaving Mr. Boushie and the two women in the vehicle. Jackson testified she heard Mr. Stanley tell his son to go inside and get a gun.
Stanley went to the shed and a few moments later approached the vehicle. Jackson said he fired the gun, hitting Mr. Boushie in the back of the head. Stanley, in his testimony, said after he fired the warning shots he suddenly feared his wife was underneath the Escape, and sprinted to check on her. As he knelt down, he heard the engine revving and ran around to the driver's side to reach in with his left hand, which was holding the magazine, to turn off the ignition. It was at that moment, he said, the gun went off accidentally. He said he never pulled the trigger. His defence lawyer suggested it must have been a hangfire, particularly since the cartridge casing found inside the vehicle had an unusual bulge firearms experts could not reproduce.
A discrepancy in the story seized on by the Crown was that while Mr. Stanley said he ran up to the Escape to check on his wife, his son testified he saw his father walking up to the vehicle. The jury spent much of Friday listening again to the testimony of Mr.
Stanley and his son. Boushie's cousin, stood on the courthouse steps Friday with tears in her eyes to address the media. We will not stop our pursuit of justice," Ms. Chris Murphy, the Boushie family lawyer, said they will be going to Parliament Hill next week to describe for lawmakers the systemic injustices that this case has revealed. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, the umbrella group that represents Saskatchewan's First Nations chiefs, said it was disgusted by the verdict and called for an immediate inquiry into what it described as a gross miscarriage of justice.
It decried the exclusion of Indigenous jurors in the jury selection process and "the lack of competence and effort of the prosecution. We expected this, but now that it has happened, it's devastating to us all. The FSIN Chief said she signalled her intention to meet with the Boushie family shortly and he asked her to listen to their requests.
Cameron said the Justice Minister expressed concerns about the jury selection process when he spoke with her. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted just hours after the verdict was announced that he had spoken with Ms.
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Bill Burge, the prosecutor, said the Crown respects the verdict, but will consider its options and weigh the possibility of appeal over the coming days. That was our role. We were there to present the evidence and we didn't leave anything out that would have made a difference. There was nothing more that could be done," Mr.
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