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Court process for man accused of killing 2 Métis hunters invokes Gerald Stanley case – APTN News

“Sansom and his uncle were said to be exercising their treaty rights.”

A non-Indigenous man charged with killing two Métis hunters in Alberta has elected to be tried by judge and jury – a strategy that some say led to an all-white jury and an acquittal in a case many see as similar in neighbouring Saskatchewan.

On May 21, court heard Anthony Bilodeau, who has pleaded not guilty, wants a judge and jury to hear his trial on two counts of second-degree murder.

Bilodeau, 31 of Glendon, Alta., is accused of fatally shooting 39-year-old Jacob Sansom of Nobleford and 57-year-old Morris Cardinal of Bonnyville on March 27.

Police said the victims were killed during a confrontation on a rural road north of Glendon.

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