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Jury Selection: Selection Process and Colten Boushie

jury selection: Colten Boushie was 22 when an SUV that he was a passenger in drove onto a farm near Biggar, Sask., on Aug. 9, 2016, according to Toronto Star. An altercation ensued and Boushie, from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot and killed. Stanley, 56, was formally arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder and pleaded not guilty before jury selection began. In the end, seven women and five men were chosen for the three-week trial as well as two alternates. It was really difficult to sit there today and watch every single, visible Indigenous person be challenged by the defence. Article Continued Below During the selection process, a number of both middle-aged white men and visible minorities were rejected. react-text 155 Gerald Stanley has pleaded not guilty and is out on bail. /react-text Liam Richards / THE CANADIAN PRESS A lot of my family didn't come today because they already felt that a decision had been made and I came with hopes that it would be different, said Jade Tootoosis, who is Boushie's cousin. ( As reported in the news.