Farr pleads guilty to Saugeen First Nation manslaughter
Jesse Far, 21, of Saugeen First nation pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the may 2015 death of a 66-yearold man, an elder of the community, at a residence on the reserve.
initially charged with second degree murder, Farr entered the plea to the lesser charge nov.24 in Walkerton Superior court. he is in custody and will be back in court Jan. 15 to set a sentencing date.
at the time of the incident, neighbours said victim robert Johnson of Saugeen First nation, had been stabbed by his nephew. Farr was arrested later that day by Bruce Peninsula oPP.
then - chief Vernon roote told media after the arrest that Johnson’s death shocked the community. he said he and Johnson grew up together and were life-long Saugeen First nation residents.