The son of a Saskatchewan farmer on trial for killing an Indigenous man said his father told him the gun, “just went off.”
Twenty-eight-year-old Sheldon Stanley told a jury at Gerald Stanley’s murder trial Wednesday that an SUV drove into the family’s farmyard near Biggar in August 2016.
He said he and his father heard an ATV start and thought it was being stolen.
Sheldon Stanley said he went in the house to get his truck keys.
He claimed he then heard two gunshots while he was inside, and a third when he came back out.
Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.
The trial is scheduled to continue until mid-February in the Battlefords and will continue Thursday morning with testimonies from occupants of the SUV Boushie was shot in.