EFN Readers weigh-in ahead of Stanley murder trial
- EFN Staff | January 27, 2018
We asked our readers in our weekly web poll, what do you think will be the outcome of the upcoming Gerald Stanley murder trial?
31.08% voted he will be found not guilty, 29.73% voted he will be found guilty of a lesser charge, 25.68% voted regardless of the verdict, racism will be stoked in this province and 13.51% voted he will be found guilty as charged.
Farmer Gerald Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie in August 2016 near a Biggar, SK farm.
The 3-week trial starts on Monday, January 29th at Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench. Jury selection will be on the agenda for the first trial day.
According to news reports, Stanley’s lawyer, Scott Spencer, recently released a statement that his client won’t be speaking throughout the trial.
“I confirm that Gerry [Gerald] has no intention to participate in any interviews or make any statements,” according to the statement document. “Despite any online comments or media stories, Gerry’s trial is not a referendum on racism. If jurors feel that they have to pick a ‘side’, then it will be very difficult for there to be a fair trial.”
Eagle Feather News will have more details of the Stanley trial as it starts to unfold.