The Supreme Court of Canada is ordering a new trial for an Ontario resident who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indian in 2016.
Peter Khill, of Binbrook, Ontario, was found not guilty in 2018 of second degree murder in the death of Jon Styres of the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario.
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Khill testified at trial that his training as a military reservist began when he heard a noise outside his home in the early hours of the morning on February 4, 2016, saw the lights on his truck were on, and then took his shotgun and loaded two shells.
Quietly exiting his home barefoot through the back door, he said he saw a dark figure leaning in his truck and commanded him to raise his hands.
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He testified that the man made a movement with his hands, which was when Khill shot him twice.
Styres, 29, was hit in the chest and shoulder and died minutes later.
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