Jury acquits man of shooting, killing two men after fights on Sask. First Nation

A jury has found a Saskatchewan man not guilty of two counts of second-degree murder in a shooting that stemmed from fights at a house party after a dance.

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A jury has found a Saskatchewan man not guilty of two counts of second-degree murder in a shooting that stemmed from fights at a house party after a dance.

It took jurors about 90 minutes on Thursday to return with an acquittal in the trial of Hubert Conrad Sand.

The 38-year-old man was charged in the September 2006 deaths of Greg Whitefish and Dwayne Badger on Saskatchewan’s Mistiwasis First Nation.

Greg Chovin, Sand’s lawyer, says his client was very relieved and emotional after the verdict came down.

But Carol Little, Badger’s widow, says the acquittal leaves her family with no sense of closure.

Crown prosecutor Peter Hryhorchuk says an appeal is unlikely.