Alberta teen found guilty of shooting German tourist

A number of other charges against the accused, including attempted murder, were earlier withdrawn.


The Stoney Nakoda teenager accused of shooting a German tourist on a highway West of Calgary has been found guilty of recklessly discharging a firearm with intent to wound and aggravated assault.

Provincial court Judge George Gaschler heard that Horst Stewin was driving a black SUV on the First Nation's land with his family when someone in a passing car shot him.  His vehicle veered off the highway and crashed into some trees.

Stewin survived and was transported back to Germany, where doctors removed eight bullet fragments from his brain.

He is paralyzed on his right side, gets confused and has memory issues.

Court heard the accused, who is now 17, had been sitting in the seat behind the car’s driver. But the victim’s wife said a man in the car’s front passenger seat was the shooter.


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