La Loche School Shooter Facing Life In Prison Appealing Adult Sentence

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Published on : April 11, 2019 9:56

A lawyer for a young man who shot and killed four people and injured seven others in northern Saskatchewan is to argue in court Thursday that the offender should serve his sentence as a youth.

The shooter was weeks shy of turning 18 when he killed two brothers at their home and then a teacher and a teacher’s aide at the La Loche high school in 2016.

He was sentenced as an adult last year to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Defence lawyer Aaron Fox plans to ask the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to sentence the shooter as a youth or order a new hearing.