“The little shit’s, how would they like it if a gun man walked around their house killing their beloved dogs or other pets…did these thugs think “oh it’s only cattle & a horse, they mean nothing”? These thugs need to be taught a lesson & although they have given the name of the 18 yr old as Julian Bliss they should also name the other 15 yr old; if their old enough to do the crime, they are definitely old enough to do some time & especially be named. A kid of 15 knows exactly what he is doing, it’s no excuse, prosecute them both to the fullest degree & make a bloody example out of them!!”
Investigators announced Friday that two boys, aged 18 and 15-years-old faced a total of 28 charges, including counts of killing or injuring cattle, careless use of a firearm and mischief.
In addition, two long-barreled shotguns were seized.
“We were able to interview a couple of people of interest,” Insp. Gary Graham said. “We were able to interview them and subsequently both individuals were officially charged today.”
The charges were laid in connection to an investigation that started in June, 2012, when RCMP said officers received three calls on June 20, 2012, complaining that their livestock had been shot.
Investigators found a horse, a calf, and four cows in total suffering from gunshot wounds – and while two of the cows eventually recovered, the rest died.
CTV News covered the shocking deaths when residents reported the shootings in June.
Wade Thordarson said the calf and a cow shot in the incidents belonged to his 13-year-old daughter, who had owned the cattle for a year as part of a 4H project.
On Friday, CTV News learned the older boy facing charges is Julian Bliss.
Thordarson said Bliss and his family live near his home – and he has met the young man.
“I was hoping it wouldn’t be anyone from the area,” Thordarson said. “[I’m] quite surprised to know them, and that they’re from the area.
“That’s very disturbing.”