Just the Facts: Colten Boushie
- Boushie had been drinking at the time of incident. The driver of the SUV testified the group had been drinking during the day
- At least one of them was four times over the legal limit
- Boushie and his friends had a loaded weapon in the vehicle. They had earlier used a rifle to try and steal a vehicle from another farm
- Cross-Whitstone, one of Boushie’s friends, told the jury he’d been driving drunk and had a .22-calibre rifle in the back of the SUV
- They drove the SUV onto three farms. At the first farm, no one left the vehicle. At the second farm, they attempted to steal a truck and they used a rifle to try to break the window
- Two people who were in an SUV with Boushie admitted lying in police statements. One also said he lied under oath during Stanley’s preliminary hearing
- They admitted they lied to investigators about stealing and changed their stories right before taking the witness stand
- Boushie's friends denied stealing Stanley’s ATV, but admitted to jumping on the ATV and trying to start it the night of the incident. Meechance, one of Boushie’s friends, said he tried to start the ATV
- Boushie's friend, Jackson, assaulted Stanley's wife and mother. "I punched her," said Jackson of the aftermath of the shooting.
- Gerald Stanley said he lost track of where his son was at that the time of the incident, and thought Boushie’s SUV had run over his wife. "I thought the [SUV] had run over my wife," he said.
- There has been an increase in theft and crime in Rural Saskatchewan and rural residents have been experiencing long wait times for emergency services
- Many aboriginal people who showed up for jury duty were asked to be excused. Many others simply didn’t show up.
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