Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Relative Throws Shoe at Accused in Saskatoon Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Relative Throws Shoe at Accused in Saskatoon Murder Trial

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Relative throws shoe at accused in trial

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SASKATOON - A recording of Douglas Hales' detailed confession to an undercover officer of how he killed a 25-year-old university student in 2004 prompted an angry, violent outburst in court from a relative of Daleen Bosse.

The proceedings were brought to a halt Wednesday as a woman jumped from her seat and began yelling at Hales, then tried to throw a shoe at him.

A sheriff blocked the projectile and the sobbing woman was taken from the courtroom, where Hales is on trial for first-degree murder.

The officer testified that over the course of his conversations with Hales, it became clear the accused harboured racist views and a deep disrespect for women.

Bosse, who was aboriginal, was beginning her fourth year as a student at the University of Saskatchewan where she was studying to become a teacher.

Her remains were found four years after she vanished, having last been seen in a bar where Hales worked as a doorman. …

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