Inquest begins into killing of six-year-old boy on Saskatchewan reserve

An inquest is to begin today into the killing of a six-year-old boy by an older child on a reserve in southern Saskatchewan.

REGINA — An inquest is to begin today into the killing of a six-year-old boy by an older child on a reserve in southern Saskatchewan.

Lee Bonneau was found with head injuries in a wooded area on the Kahkewistahaw (kack-ah-WISH’-tah-haw) reserve in 2013.

He was last seen walking with an older boy outside the reserve’s recreation complex, while his foster mother was playing bingo.

Saskatchewan’s child advocate determined that the 10-year-old boy who killed Bonneau had behavioural issues and probably shouldn’t have been in the community unsupervised.

Because he was under 12, he could not be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The inquest is set to run for two weeks in Regina.