A Saskatchewan farmer will have to wait to learn whether he’ll be allowed out on bail on a charge of second-degree murder.
Gerald Stanley is accused of killing 22-year-old Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First Nation.
Supporters of Boushie shouted at Stanley as police led the 54-year-old away from his bail hearing Thursday.
A judge says he will release a written decision on bail either Friday or early next week.
The family of Gerald Stanley, who is charged with second-degree murder in the August 9 shooting death of Colten Boushie released a statement Thursday:
The Stanley family wishes to express condolences to the family of Colten Boushie. His death is a tragedy.
A number of media outlets have contacted the Stanley family seeking their side of the story.
While the circumstances of the incident are not as simple as some media reports have portrayed, the Stanley family will reserve comment until completion of the criminal process.
Although the rampant speculation and misinformation is frustrating, it is not the place for, or reasonable to expect, the Stanley family to correct the public record.
Rather, justice, for both Colten and Gerry, requires that the facts of this matter be presented and tested in the appropriate judicial forum.
We hope that all will reserve judgement until those facts are established.