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Local NewsPeter Khill to be sentenced today for 2016 death of Six Nations man

A Binbrook, Ont. man convicted in the fatal shooting of a Six Nations man over seven years ago is expected to learn his fate Tuesday morning.

Peter Khill is scheduled to return to a Hamilton court at 10 a.m.

Twelve jurors found Khill guilty in December of manslaughter after he shot and killed 29-year-old Jonathan Styres in February 2016. The man was on Khill’s rural Hamilton property and had broken into his pickup truck when the shooting occurred.

The jury rejected his argument that it was self-defence. The judge is now considering his sentence.

Manslaughter with a firearm comes with a minimum sentence of four years imprisonment, which the defence is asking for. On the other hand, the Crown is asking for eight to 12 years. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

During his last appearance in April, the court heard victim impact statements from Styres’ family. His wife shared how their two young daughters are no longer able to talk to or hug their father.

Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill said the outcome of the trial leaves Indigenous people feeling as though their lives are meaningless.

READ MORE: Peter Khill hears from Six Nations Elected Chief at sentencing hearing

Khill was granted bail in December 2022, which allowed him to remain out on a $100,000 bond until his sentencing.

He was acquitted after a trial in 2018 before ordering a new one, which ended in a mistrial.

A third trial ultimately resulted in him being convicted of manslaughter in December.

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