Ontario homeowner acquitted after fatally shooting

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
An Ontario homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in 2016 is headed back to trial, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday.

In an 8-1 decision, the top court agreed with an appellate ruling last year that found the trial judge erred in how he instructed the jury that found Peter Khill, of Binbrook, Ont.However, a group that represents front-line RCMP officers has pushed back agains, not guilty of second-degree murderfollowed internationally.. Khill had argued he was acting in self-defence when he fatally shot Jon Styres of the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario.

“The absence of any explanation concerning the legal significance of Mr. Khill’s role in the incident was a serious error,” Justice Sheilah Martin wrote for the majority of the Supreme Court.

Khill testified at trial that his training as a military reservist — he served from 2007 to 2011 — kicked in when he heard a noise outside his home in the early morning hours of Feb. 42021-04-17T00:47:09.956Z, 2016. Peering out the window, the 26-year-old saw that his pickup truck lights were on. He grabbed his shotgun and loaded two shells.

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