Trial to begin for father, son accused of killing Metis hunters in rural Alberta


A jury trial is to begin today for a man and his son who are accused of killing two M├ętis hunters.

Roger Bilodeau and his son Anthony Bilodeau are charged with second-degree murder.

Family and friends of Jake Sansom and his uncle Maurice Cardinal have said the two were out moose hunting when they were found dead on a rural road near Glendon, northeast of Edmonton, in March 2020.

They had been shot.

RCMP have said a verbal confrontation escalated into a fight between people in different vehicles.

The trial is taking place at Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2022.

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