Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A sentencing hearing for a teen who killed four people and injured seven others in a northern Saskatchewan shooting has been told it's still not clear why he did it.

Doctor Declan Quinn -- a child psychiatrist who met with the teen four times -- says he's just as puzzled now as he was the first day he met him.

The teen has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

The hearing is to determine whether to sentence him as an adult or a youth.

He can't be named since he was under 18 when the shootings happened in January 2016 at a home and at a school in La Loche (LOSH). (The Canadian Press)


(Youths-Gasoline) (Sask Note)

R-C-M-P say a child believed to be involved in the burning of two other children in northern Saskatchewan is too young to be charged.

No names have been released and the Mounties will only say that two children were injured in an altercation with a third child -- all of them being under the age of 12.

A spokesman with La Ronge E-M-S says paramedics were called to the Lac La Ronge First Nation on Sunday after an eight-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were doused with gasoline and set on fire.

The spokesman could not say how serious the children's injuries are, but said one was treated at La Ronge hospital and the other was airlifted to Saskatoon. (The Canadian Press)


(Father-Killed-No-Passes) (Alta Note)

A former Calgary basketball star who killed his father has been denied a request for unescorted passes from jail.

Documents obtained by radio station C-H-Q-R show the Parole Board of Canada recently heard Shawn Trusty's request but turned him down over several concerns.

Trusty was found guilty of second-degree murder and mischief for stabbing his 62-year-old father to death inside the family home in Calgary in 2003, and then setting the house on fire.

He is serving a life sentence with a parole eligibility of 10 years, but was denied day and full parole in 2013. …

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