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Khill acquitted in the shooting death of a Six Nations man

Indigenous leaders are shocked and disappointed by a Hamilton jury’s decision to acquit a man in the shooting death of a nearby Six Nations resident who broke into his truck.

Twenty-eight-year-old former military member Peter Khill admitted he killed Jon Styres at around 3 a-m on February 4th, 2016, but pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he fired in self-defence when he thought Styres was pointing a gun at him.

Styres, a 29-year-old father of two from Ohsweken, was unarmed.

Khill’s trial garnered attention for its similarities to a recent Saskatchewan case that saw white farmer Gerald Stanley acquitted in the shooting death on his property of young Indigenous man Colten Boushie.