A judge will determine Friday if the teenager who killed four people and wounded seven others in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche will be sentenced as an adult or a youth.
On January 22, 2016, the boy who was 17 at the time killed brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine in their home before heading to the town’s school where he shot and killed teacher’s aide Marie Janvier and teacher Adam Wood along with wounding seven others.
He pleaded guilty to two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of Janvier and Wood, two charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of the Fontaine brothers and seven of attempted murder.
If Judge Janet McIvor rules that the boy will be tried as an adult, he will receive a life sentence in prison. If he is sentenced as a youth, it means a maximum term of six years in custody followed by four years of supervision in the community.