Alberta men involved in fatal shooting of Métis hunters lose conviction appeals

By  The Canadian Press  Two Alberta men found guilty in the fatal shooting of two Métis hunters have lost appeals of their convictions. Roger Bilodeau was convicted of two counts of manslaughter for the 2020 shooting of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal. His son Anthony Bilodeau, who fired the gun, was convicted of manslaughter and second-degree murder. Samson and Cardinal had been out moose hunting, when they were shot on a road near Glendon, northeast of Edmonton. Court heard the Bilodeaus had been concerned about a truck parked at the end of their rural property, so they chased down the vehicle and there was a confrontation. After the shooting, the father and son fled the scene and did not call for help. Lawyers for both men argued the trial judge…

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