A Prince Albert-area man is pleading guilty in the shooting death of his son.
Larry McDougald was arrested in October of 2013 after his son Terry McDougald was killed on Larry’s farm.
Larry was scheduled for trial on first-degree murder along with multiple weapons charges starting Monday, but instead he entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder.
The Crown prosecutor had brought in crates of papers and had several officers on standby to testify.
But defence and the Crown met and agreed to drop all other charges, and Justice Scherman at Prince Albert’s Court of Queen’s Bench accepted Larry’s guilty plea.
At the time of Terry’s death, the RCMP stated Larry had been in a dispute with his son before he was shot.
Victim impact statements will be read in court on Tuesday and it’s expected Larry will receive his sentence the same day.
About a dozen people, including family members, packed the small Prince Albert courtroom on Monday.