19 November 2012

I blame Henry Hudson...

...and his damn fur company...

Three teens pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Wetaskiwin courtroom Wednesday for the killing of a five-year-old boy shot in his Hobbema home.

Ethan Yellowbird was struck in the head by a stray bullet on July 11, 2011, as he slept inside his Samson Cree Nation home, about 90 km south of Edmonton, and police say he was a victim of a botched drive-by shooting.

The three teens, who police say were 13, 16 and 17 at the time of the death and cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, entered the guilty pleas on what was slated to be the first day of a two-week trial.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the Sept. 6, 2011, shooting death of Ethan’s aunt — 23-year-old Chelsea Yellowbird — who was fatally shot in the backyard of a home next door to where the young boy was shot.
(h/t reader beachnut)


Frances said...

Minor detail - it wasn't Henry Hudson's company. He, his son, and seven crewmen were set adrift from his vessel "Discovery", in the bay which now bears his name, after a mutiny in 1611.

The company which now bears the name of the bay was incorporated by English royal charter in 1670 as "The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay". They were granted a monopoly over much of northern Canada, then called Rupert's Land after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, first director of the company and first cousin to King Charles II.

beachnut said...

Unfortunatly, what I call murder,
they call initiation.
Quite the gang problem.

Neo Conservative said...

hobbema, hobbema... that sounds so familiar.