Taylor MacPherson

Gerald Stanley after RCMP booked him in the detachment's cellblock.
Gerald Stanley after RCMP booked him in the detachment's cellblock. submitted photo/RCMP

Accidental, reckless or intentional: Jury awaits final instruction before verdict

By Taylor MacPherson
February 8, 2018 - 1:41pm

The murder trial of Gerald Stanley, 56, has concluded and it's now up to a jury to determine if the shooting death of Colten Boushie, 22, was a deliberate act or a tragic accident according to two opposing theories.

One of the bullet casings matched to Staney's Tokarev pistol located in the Ford Escape. Firearms expert Greg Williams said this particular bullet had a bulge in it, which could be indicative of a 'hang-fire,' a type of misfire which causes a delay after depressing the gun's trigger.
One of the bullet casings matched to Staney's Tokarev pistol located in the Ford Escape. Firearms expert Greg Williams said this particular bullet had a bulge in it, which could be indicative of a 'hang-fire,' a type of misfire which causes a delay after depressing the gun's trigger. submitted photo/RCMP

'Anatomy of a hang-fire': Gun expert cross-examined at Stanley Trial

By Taylor MacPherson
February 2, 2018 - 12:41pm Updated: February 2, 2018 - 1:29pm

The defence pressed an expert witness on a rare type of firearm misfire this morning at the murder trial of Gerald Stanley.

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