Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Trial Told Shooters Upset after Killing Mother of Four in Botched Hit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Trial Told Shooters Upset after Killing Mother of Four in Botched Hit

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Shooters upset at killing wrong person

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SASKATOON - A low-level drug dealer has testified that two gang members who were sent to kill a former colleague became quiet and withdrawn after mistakenly killing a mother of four instead.

The witness, who can't be named because of a publication ban, says he wasn't in on the planning but one of the shooters eventually told him broadly what had happened.

He says the shooter at first showed no remorse, but eventually slipped into heavy drug use and seemed regretful.

The testimony comes at the first-degree murder trial of Joshua Petrin, which is being heard by a judge alone.

The Crown contends that Petrin ordered a hit on a former member of the White Boy Posse but an address mixup sent the gunmen to a home where Lorry Ann Santos was fatally shot as she peered out her window after her doorbell had been rung. …

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