Teen asked undercover cops to kill his adult loverís husband, court hears

A canine police officer searches the bush area around the residence of victims Sue Trudel and Barry...

A canine police officer searches the bush area around the residence of victims Sue Trudel and Barry Boenke on Thursday. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

Tony Blais, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:13 PM ET

A teen acquitted of a double-murder after a judge tossed statements he gave during a Mr. Big operation is on trial for asking undercover officers to kill someone for him.

The 18 year old, who cannot be identified because he was 16 during the RCMP sting, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of counselling an indictable offence of murder.

Witness RCMP Sgt. Jason Reeve testified the teen asked two undercover officers if they would kill the husband of a youth detention centre counsellor he was sleeping with.

Under cross examination, Reeve agreed that the relationship between the teen and the counsellor was one of “sexploitation” and said he had asked someone to attempt to “derail” the relationship.

Reeve also admitted he took no steps to warn the person the teen wanted killed nor did he put the man or the teen under surveillance.

The Court of Queen’s Bench trial is scheduled for 10 days.


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