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Guilty pleas by teens in death of five-year-old boy on Alberta reserve – The Province

by aanationtalk on November 8, 2012475 Views


WETASKIWIN, Alta. – Three teens have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a five-year-old boy on an Alberta reserve.

Ethan Yellowbird was sleeping in his bed when he was struck in the head with a bullet fired at a house on the Samson Cree First Nation in Hobbema in July 2011.

The teens, who were 13, 16 and 17 at the time, entered guilty pleas at the beginning of a two-week trial in Wetaskiwin.

They are to appear in court again Nov. 21 to set a date for sentencing.

The Crown says other charges of aggravated assault and intentional discharge of a firearm will probably be withdrawn at that time.

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