Teens who killed sleeping boy say they are sorry
WETASKIWIN — Three teens convicted in the shooting death of a five-year-old Alberta boy have apologized.
Each of the youths, who can’t be identified, told Ethan Yellowbird’s family they were sorry for taking the young boy’s life.
The trio came up with a plan to shoot at the house on the Samson Cree reserve in July 2011, and a bullet went through a wall and struck Ethan in the head as he was sleeping in his bed.
The teens have pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The Crown has asked that all three serve the maximum youth sentence — two years in custody followed by one year of supervision.
Defence lawyers are seeking sentences from as little as six months in open custody to as much as one year behind bars for their clients.