One of the men accused of attempted murder in a recent attack in Regina has been in serious trouble with the law before.
Joshua Brendan Bird, 27 – along with an unnamed 17-year-old – was charged with attempted murder after a 14-year-old boy was attacked last Wednesday.
Back in 2010, Bird and five other people were charged with second-degree murder.
Raymond Gardypie was found dead in a basement. Court heard that Gardypie was a member of the Native Syndicate gang and had angered some other members, so they decided to kick him out with a beating. He was left on the floor of the basement and ended up dying from this wounds.
Bird and at least two of the others charged in the case pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in 2014.
Bird was sentenced to eight years, but his credit for time served was equal to the sentence, so he was released that day.
Bird has also been charged in other, lesser offenses. In February 2015 he was charged with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offense.