Bishop Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
Iqaluit, Nunavut – January 14, 2015 – Christopher Raymond Bishop, 29, pleaded guilty today in the Nunavut Court of Justice to three counts of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder. Sentencing submissions were made and written reasons for sentence will be released at a later date.
On January 28, 2013, the Nunavut Court of Appeal overturned the June 9, 2010 conviction of Christopher Bishop of three counts of second degree murder under s. 235 of Criminal Code and two counts of attempted murder under s. 239, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. A new trial was ordered.
He was arrested and charged following a shooting that occurred in Cambridge Bay on January 6, 2007 where five people were shot following a home invasion. Three of the persons shot died from their injuries.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.
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