Police were called to a Garden Hill First Nations home on April 28th at approximately 7:30 pm on report of a boy from the community being shot.
Police arrived at the scene to find the 11 year old with life threatening injuries. The boy later died.
Police said one 12-year-old and two 11-year-olds were playing in the home when they found the gun. The 12 year old boy was in possession of the weapon when the 11 year old was shot.
The 12 year old is charged with negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm, and his 36 year old father has been charged with careless storage of a firearm.
Manitoba RCMP is treating the death of Teresa Robinson as a homicide, not an animal attack. The 11 year-old Garden Hill First Nation girl’s body was discovered by community members after a search.
The girl was reported missing to police on May 11, but had disappeared after going to a birthday party in Garden Hill on May 5.
The RCMP says Teresa Casandra Robinson’s body had been “disturbed” by animals, they believe the cause of death was homicide.
After collecting voluntary DNA samples from men between the ages of 15 and 66, police have made an arrest in the murder of Teresa Robinson.
A 15 year old boy has been charged with the death of Teresa Robinson. The name of the accused has not been released.