This video of two Métis hunters being shot in rural Alberta is at the centre of a murder trial – Toronto Star

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This video of two Métis hunters being shot in rural Alberta is at the centre of a murder trial – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202226 Views

May 19, 2022

A jury is being asked to decide whether the accused acted in self-defence or intended to kill two Métis hunters. Lawyers on either side are casting the video in very different lights

EDMONTON—A jury is being asked to decide whether newly released video footage of two Métis hunters being shot to death on a rural Alberta road is evidence that the shooting was done in self-defence or with intent to kill.

It will be up to the jurors to assess what happened after they hear from Crown prosecutors and defence lawyers during the second-degree murder trial for Anthony Bilodeau, 33, and his father, Roger Bilodeau, 58. Both have pleaded not guilty in the trial, which began earlier this week.

The two men who were shot — Jacob Sansom, 39, and his uncle, Morris Cardinal, 57 — had been hunting on March 27, 2020, successfully bagging a moose.

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