Stanley Trial

During January and February 2018, I was one of several reporters at Battleford court house covering the trial of Gerald Stanley, accused of second-degree murder of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from Red Pheasant First Nation. The trial drew national attention and eventually ended in a controversial not guilty verdict, prompting protests across the country.

On this page I am posting links to my trial coverage stories, as well as from the preliminary hearing and the show cause hearing. I am also posting videos here that I shot during the trial and which made their way onto social media.

The show cause hearing:

Stanley case returns to court: decision on bail pending

The prelims:

Prelims set for Jan. 16 in Boushie murder case (Note: it did not actually happen until April.)

Case management meeting in Boushie murder case

Gerald Stanley prelims this week

Excess security an issue at Stanley hearing

Gerald Stanley to stand trial for second-degree murder

The trial:

Gerald Stanley trial begins Monday

Gerald Stanley trial begins today with jury selection

Jury selected at Stanley trial: seven women, five men

Stanley trial underway with first witnesses on the stand

First day of testimony wraps up

Accused’s son testifies in murder trial

Witness breaks down under cross-examination

Reaction on the courthouse steps

Thursday testimony at Stanley trial includes Ford Escape occupants

Credibility of witnesses under attack at Stanley trial

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron expresses concern about Stanley trial

Firearms dominate Friday at Stanley trial

Gerald Stanley to testify in his own defence

Gerald Stanley’s appearance closes testimony

Reporter covering the Stanley trial has died

Demonstration of shooting denounced

Closing arguments today in Gerald Stanley trial

Jury begins deliberations, manslaughter an option

Judge offers jury three choices

Jury done for the night, back tomorrow

Gerald Stanley found not guilty

FSIN, BATC leaders condemn Stanley verdict

Justice for Colten Boushie rally in NB

Full story emerges on why Kiora Wuttunee didn’t take the stand

First Person Exploits Into the Unknown Special Report: the Stanley Trial


Stanley firearms charges adjourned to April 16

Stanley pleads guilty; fined $3000 for improper storage of firearms