Charges stayed against man in connection with O’Chiese shooting

Crown prosecutor opts not to go ahead with charges laid after September 2019 shooting

Charges have been stayed against a Rocky Mountain House man in connection with a shooting last September at O’Chiese First Nation.

All nine charges, including aggravated assault and six firearms offences, were dropped against Blair Travis Saulteaux, 35, in December, according to court records.

Police were called to a residence Sept. 27 at around 8:30 p.m. to assist EMS with a woman who was shot. The 35-year-old woman was taken to hospital.

Crown prosecutors stay charges when they don’t believe there is a reasonable likelihood of conviction. Charges can be reactivated within a year, but that is rare.



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