Police lawyers try to discredit inquiry witness
Monday, September 15, 2003

Lawyers for police suspected in the death of an Aboriginal teen in Saskatchewan continued their cross-examination of a key witness last week.

The lawyers say Jason Roy has given inconsistent information about the 1990 death of Neil Stonechild. They are trying to discredit allegations Stonechild was last seen in the back of a police cruiser shortly before he was found frozen to the death on the outskirts of Saskatoon.

Police lawyers may be suggesting that two Native boys are responsible for Stonechild's death, according to The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. But the paper says this explanation is suspect because the police's own investigation concluded the death was an accident.

Get the Story:
Guilty or not guilty, city police face reproach (The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 9/13)
poke holes in Roy's testimony (The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 9/12)
Police lawyers find inconsistencies in Stonechild stories (CBC 9/12)

Relevant Links:
Stonechild Inquiry -
Starlight Tours, from the CBC -

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