La Loche shooter pleads guilty

By Taylor MacPherson
October 28, 2016 - 3:10pm

The 18-year-old who opened fire at a La Loche school Jan. 22 has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

The accused, who cannot be named because of a publication ban on young offenders, appeared in a Meadow Lake court today, his first in-person appearance since the shooting which left four dead and seven injured.

He plead guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

The tragic events started at a home in La Loche, where brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine, aged 17 and 13 were shot dead. The shooter then went to the school and opened fire, killing Adam Wood, a 35-year-old teacher, Marie Janvier, a 21-year-old teacher’s assistant, and wounding 7 others. The shooter was arrested at the school by RCMP.

He is scheduled to appear again via video Jan. 31. There is no word yet on whether or not the teen will be sentenced as an adult.

 

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