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That’s the wound’: Reports detailing offenders’ Indigenous backgrounds are surging in Alberta’s courts. Reporter Paige Parsons explains what’s behind the trend and who is doing the work. – Edmonton Journal

Reporter Paige Parsons explains what’s behind the trend and who is doing the work.

October 5, 2018

He was there when they attacked the boy in a north Edmonton parking lot.

He participated, he admits, in causing 17-year-old Ashton Cardinal’s death.

“I wish I can take back that night and not be there,”Terence Christopher Lewis told the writer assigned to prepare a Gladue report on his Indigenous background that would be submitted to a judge who would decide his fate.

The 31-year-old man from Onion Lake First Nation was handed a six-year sentence on Aug. 30 after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his part in a 2017 fatal assault on Cardinal. Two other people are awaiting trials in connection to the teen’s killing.

Read More: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/albertas-gladue-report-writers-speak-out-about-their-unique-role-in-the-justice-system

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