Shouts of ‘murderer’ in courtroom after Gerald Stanley acquitted in Colten Boushie shooting

Several people in the courtroom yelled “Murderer!” seconds after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie early Friday evening.

As a sheriff’s deputy put his hand on his shoulder, Stanley recoiled for a moment before being hurriedly led out of the tense room.

Stanley, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of the 22-year-old.

The Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon and returned its verdict Friday evening.

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