Several people in the courtroom yelled "Murderer!" seconds after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie early Friday evening.
As a sheriff's deputy put his hand on his shoulder, Stanley recoiled for a moment before being hurriedly led out of the tense room.
Stanley, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in the August 2016 death of the 22-year-old.
The Battleford Court of Queen's Bench jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon and returned its verdict Friday evening.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to the news on Twitter.
Just spoke with @Puglaas. I can't imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight. Sending love to them from the US.
10:07 PM - Feb 9, 2018
Does that mean we don't need more RCMP members on staff in rural SK Justin?