Manitoba man jailed after judge says ‘justified’ self-defence went too far, killing home intruder – CBC

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Vincent Bunn, 21, was killed by Dakota Pratt during 2016 home invasion on Birdtail Sioux First Nation

Jun 07, 2019

A Manitoba judge says a man was justified in trying to defend himself from a late-night intruder, but sentenced him to jail time for killing the intruder when he took that defence too far.

Dakota Pratt, 28, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, after a jury at Brandon’s Court of Queen’s Bench found him guilty in April of manslaughter in the attack that killed Vincent Bunn.

Court heard Bunn, 21, entered Pratt’s home on the Birdtail Sioux First Nation, about 115 kilometres northwest of Brandon, Man., in the early morning of Sept. 2, 2016.

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