Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fatal Shooting of Relative Earns Saskatchewan Man Lengthy Prison Time

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fatal Shooting of Relative Earns Saskatchewan Man Lengthy Prison Time

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Long prison term for house party shooting

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CANWOOD, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man accused of fatally shooting his cousin after fighting with him at a house party has been given a 10-year prison term.

The sentence came down this week in the case of Dakota Knife, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of manslaughter.

The 21-year-old accused had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the September 2015 death of Tyrone Jacob Knife on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.

An agreed statement of facts entered in court says the men had been drinking and fought with other people before turning on each other after Dakota Knife punched a woman.

Tyrone, who was 21, stopped the fight, but Dakota was agitated and indicated he was going to get a gun.

The court heard that while no one witnessed the shooting, Dakota was seen soon after straddling Tyrone's body while hitting him on the head with the gun. …

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