NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan farmer acquitted in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man has pleaded guilty to a gun charge.
Gerald Stanley pleaded guilty today in North Battleford provincial court to one count of unsafe storage of an unrestricted firearm.
The Crown dropped a second count of unsafe storage of a restricted handgun.
Stanley was acquitted in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, who was shot and killed on Stanley’s farm in August 2016.
Stanley has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and is banned from possessing a firearm for 10 years.
His lawyer told court his client is not interested in owning a gun again.