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Man killed on farm as a result of gunshot to the head

The wrongful death of any person is something no one should have to witness. Whether the fatal incident occurs because of a car crash or negligent act of another party, it's a family's right to seek out compensation for the loss of their loved one.

In one such case in Saskatchewan, the family of a man who was shot to death has filed lawsuits against the farmer and RCMP following an acquittal. The man, an indigenous Alaskan, was killed when he was shot in the head. The incident, which happened in August 2016, resulted in the landowner pleading not guilty after claiming the gun accidentally fired. He claimed he was attempting to scare younger people away from the farm, as he believed they had been stealing from him.

The claim against the farmer initially claimed that the farmer caused the death of the man through his intentional act, negligence or recklessness, whichever the case may be. So far, no allegations have been proven in court, but there are claims behind it that have drawn attention.

The wrongful death lawsuit indicates that the family members of the farmer nor the farmer himself had tried to call the police when there were trespassers on the property previously. Additionally, the farmer's wife is a registered nurse but failed to render aid after the man was shot.

Cases like this are tragic. Regardless of the cause of the death, it's important to hold the person who caused the death responsible. That individual needs to be penalized in some way; there is no chance to reverse what has been done.

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