La Loche School Shooting Suspect Wanted Gift To Mark Attack Anniversary


La Loche School Shooting Suspect Wanted Gift To Mark Attack Anniversary
  1. La Loche School Shooting Suspect Wanted Gift To Mark Attack Anniversary
    huffingtonpost.ca
    MEADOW LAKE, Sask. — A teen gunman who killed four people in northern Saskatchewan wanted a gift to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting. Brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine were shot at their home in La Loche in January 2016, before the teen killed a teacher and a teacher's aide and wounded seven others at the high school. The teen, who can't be named, pleaded guilty and a sentencing hearing is underway in Meadow Lake, Sask., to determine whether he should serve time as a youth …
    Alberta

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. — A teen gunman who killed four people in northern Saskatchewan wanted a gift to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting.

Brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine were shot at their home in La Loche in January 2016, before the teen killed a teacher and a teacher's aide and wounded seven others at the high school.

The teen, who can't be named, pleaded guilty and a sentencing hearing is underway in Meadow Lake, Sask., to determine whether he should serve time as a youth or an adult.

 

A pre-sentence report tabled in court details how the teen asked staff at the Saskatoon youth detention facility whether they would be buying him a gift on the anniversary of the shooting.

Suspect has some cognitive, social and developmental issues: lawyer

Corrections worker Tanis Fidler told court that if the teen hears about a mass shooting or a terrorist attack, he "often talks about it with a smile."

The Crown is expected to call more witnesses today, and then the hearing will be adjourned until June, when the defence is to present its case.

Court has already been shown a videotaped police interview with the teen in which he says he didn't plan to shoot the two brothers. The teen told officers his plan was to go to the school and shoot some k…

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