Court case for accused La Loche shooter adjourned

By Colton Swiderski
July 19, 2016 - 6:00am

In his sixth court appearance since the January shootings in La Loche, the accused shooter had his matters adjourned until August during his latest appearance today.

Appearing in La Loche via video, the accused who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act will have his matter heard again on August 29 at 1:30 p.m.

The male, who was 17 at the time of the incident, is facing four counts of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting Dayne and Drayden Fontaine in a private residence before two teachers, Adam Wood and Marie Janvier were killed in the La Loche Community School. The accused is also facing seven counts of attempted murder for the January 22 tragedy.

So far the Crown has served notice to the defence that if convicted, they would like to sentence him as an adult.

 

Colton Swiderski is meadowlakeNOW's municipal affairs, crime and court, health and education reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @coltonswiderski.  

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