TRURO, N.S. – A Nova Scotia man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a 23-year-old man who came to the province from India five years ago.
Cameron James Prosper of the Pictou Landing First Nation was originally charged with second-degree murder in the September 2021 death of Prabhjot Singh Katri, a member of the Sikh community in Truro, N.S.
On Dec. 19, the 21-year-old accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Truro.
According to an agreed statement of core facts read in court, Prosper had not been provoked and there was no evidence he was motivated by racism when he stabbed Katri in the neck as the taxi driver was leaving an apartment in Truro in the early morning hours of Sept. 5, 2021.
Crown prosecutor Thomas Kayter told the court that there appeared to be no motive for the “spontaneous” attack in the building’s parking lot.
Prosper will be sentenced on May 12.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2023.