THUNDER BAY – Grand Council Chief John Beaucage has conveyed his sympathy to the family of Nishawbe-Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy following the acquittal of the man charged in the death of his son.
Cory Wesley, 24 had been charged with manslaughter in the July 31, 2004 death of Daniel Beardy, 19, at a party in Fort William.
“On behalf of the Chiefs and citizens of the Anishinabek Nation, I offer our ongoing support as the Beardy family searches for justice in this tragedy,” Beaucage said. “This verdict does not imply that that the courts are satisfied they have identified who was responsible for ending Daniel’s journey.
“We implore the investigators and justice system to maintain their own vigilance in this case. Society cannot allow such a crime to go unpunished.
“I offer my personal thoughts and prayers to my fellow Grand Chief, Stan Beardy as his family moves towards healing.”