KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A man charged with attempting to murder a Mountie in Kamloops, B.C., has pleaded guilty.
Kenneth Knutson shot Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud during an early-morning traffic stop in December 2014.
Knutson also faces other charges including aggravated assault and two firearms-related offences.
Michaud was in B.C. Supreme Court to hear the plea, along with the head of the Kamloops RCMP detachment, Supt. Brad Mueller.
Knutson was arrested after a 12-hour manhunt and ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last December.
Michaud was shot in the elbow and torso and endured several surgeries before returning to full-time duties 13 months later. (CFJC, The Canadian Press)
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