Over a year ago, on February 8th of 2017, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed near Aberdeen Avenue. The victim was identified as Bryer Prysiazniuk-Settee, he was shot twice and later died of received wounds. The prosecution attorneys took their time to build a case and now they are ready for a trial.
On Monday, October 15th Christopher Brass pleaded not guilty in the death of Bryer Prysiazniuk-Settee. Allegedly Settee had gone to an apartment to buy drugs. He said Brass was asleep on an armchair and Settee made a comment to his girlfriend saying “I should slit his throat.” Presumably, that’s when Brass was woken up, reached for his gun and shot Settee twice.
The trial will last for three weeks, includes the 12-person jury consists of seven women and five men. Justice Vic Toews is presiding. Brass is facing charges of a second-degree murder, the case had divided Winnipeggers in opinions, many think the victim was an addict and a criminal, and he provoked Brass for such action, others think no matter what Settee was doing there or what he said, he definitely didn’t deserve to be shot to death. We will be following the trial and post more articles with an update for this case.