Native man on trial for gang-related murder

A Native gang member is on trial in Saskatchewan for murder.

Quinton Bitternose, who is acting as his own lawyer but has been barred from the courtroom, is charged with murdering Wayne Gerald Friday. The crime is linked to Native gang activity in Regina.

"This is what happens when you f--- with Native Syndicate," Bitternose told Friday, a witness testified in court on Friday.

Ten reputed gang members were charged in connection with Friday's murder. One was convicted and three were acquitted last May.

Get the Story:
'Calm talk' as life ebbed away (The Regina Leader-Post 5/13)
'He just shot him,' witness tells murder trial (CBC 5/12)
Barred from courtroom, accused killer still serves as own lawyer (CBC 5/12)

Native Gang Reports:
2005 Intelligence Trends: Aboriginal-based Gangs in Saskatchewan (March 2005) | Aboriginal-based Organized Crime (Criminal Intelligence Service Canada 2004)

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