The boy who shot and killed four people while wounding seven others in the tiny northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche in January of 2016 has been sentenced as an adult.
The decision was handed down late Friday morning in the community by Justice Janet McIvor.
The defence had been hoping he would be sentenced as a youth citing many factors including one that he has fetal alcohol syndrome.
The boy, who was just days away from his 18th birthday, killed brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine in their home before going to the town’s high school where he killed teacher Adam Wood and teacher’s aide Marie Janvier while wounding seven others—some of whom said the boy deserves an adult sentence in victim impact statements.
He pleaded guilty in October 2016 in Meadow Lake provincial court to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.
Sentencing will happen in Meadow Lake next month. An adult sentence means the teen will face a life sentence without eligibility for parole for 10 years.
At this point, his name has not been made public and will not be until he has been sentenced.