Newspaper article The Canadian Press

FSIN Backs Petition for New Prosecutor in Trial over Colten Boushie's Death

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

FSIN Backs Petition for New Prosecutor in Trial over Colten Boushie's Death

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FSIN backs petition for new prosecutor

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SASKATOON - The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is backing a petition launched by the family of Colten Boushie demanding a new Crown prosecutor and an out-of-province lead investigator for the case.

Boushie, who was 22 and from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot and killed Aug. 9 while riding in an SUV that went onto a farm near Biggar, Sask.

Gerald Stanley, a 55-year-old farmer, will stand trial later on a charge of second-degree murder later this year.

Boushie's cousin, Jade Tootoosis, has said the family wants a new prosecution team because of how they feel they've been treated in the case and because of allegations evidence was mishandled.

FSIN members passed a resolution supporting that idea on the first day of the group's annual assembly. …

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