It was a trial about whether and how, on a remote farm in Saskatchewan, a gun malfunctioned on Aug. 9, 2016.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion ... e37932338/
imho, the jury could have found Mr. Stanley guilty of manslaughter due to careless use of his handgun
Burge argued Stanley handled the firearm carelessly because he didn’t know how many bullets he loaded into the gun or how many shots he fired, and because he held a loaded gun close to three people in a vehicle in an unsafe manner. Burge also said Stanley wasn’t aware of the safety measures of his own gun, a gun he owned for four years, because he thought removing the magazine would disarm the gun — which isn’t the case.
from https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/not-guilty ... -1.3797032
In his charge to the jury, Chief Justice Martel Popescul included instruction on the difference between manslaughter and murder and gave them three options: not guilty, not guilty of second degree murder but guilty of manslaughter, and guilty of second degree murder.
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