Sen­tenc­ing hear­ing told vic­tim begged teen shooter to stop

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing for a teenager con­victed in a deadly shoot­ing at a school and a home in north­ern Saskatchewan has been told one of the vic­tims was shot 11 times. Dayne Fon­taine, who was 17, was killed along with his younger brother at a house in La Loche in Jan­uary 2016. The hear­ing in Meadow Lake, Sask., has been told Dayne said: “Don’t shoot me” and “I don’t want to die” be­fore he was shot.

His 13-year-old brother Dray­den was shot twice in the face and the head.

The shooter then went to the high school where he killed a teacher and an aide, and wounded seven other peo­ple. The teen has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-de­gree mur­der, two counts of sec­ond­de­gree mur­der and seven counts of at­tempted mur­der. He can’t be iden­ti­fied un­der the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act be­cause he was 17 at the time of the shoot­ing.

Two weeks have been set aside to de­ter­mine if the killer should be sen­tenced as a youth or an adult.

The Crown has served no­tice that it wants an adult sen­tence. The max­i­mum youth sen­tence for first-de­gree mur­der is 10 years in cus­tody. An adult re­ceives an au­to­matic life sen­tence and, un­der a new pro­vi­sion for mul­ti­ple mur­ders, can re­ceive con­sec­u­tive pe­ri­ods of pa­role in­el­i­gi­bil­ity of up to 25 years for each vic­tim.

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