Saskatoon

Estevan Fuenzalida gets over 20 months in jail for death of Dustin Boulet

Estevan Fuenzalida was sentenced today in Saskatoon to 20 and a half months in jail for the stabbing death of Dustin Boulet.

Boulet stabbed while breaking up a fight outside a bar

Estevan Fuenzalida was sentenced today in Saskatoon to 20 and a half months in jail for the stabbing death of Dustin Boulet. 

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Dustin Boulet (Facebook)
​The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this month. Boulet died this spring on his birthday after being stabbed while breaking up a fight outside a bar.

Fuenzalida did not stab Boulet, but he did supply that knife that was used in the fatal assault. This played significantly into the sentence from Judge Barry Singer.

"If Estevan Fuenzalida had no knife, then Dustin Boulet would not be dead," he said in court.

"There's no need to carry knives to bars."

Singer sentenced Fuenzalida to two years for manslaughter and six months for being an accessory after the fact. When credit for time spent in custody is taken into account, his net sentence is 20 and-a-half months.

 Another man, Nathan Joseph is charged with second degree murder. 

The sentence capped an emotional morning in court.

Boulet's father, mother and brother gave victim impact statements that triggered tears in the courtroom, and prompted Judge Singer to choke up. His father, Glenn, said he's "left with the memory of pushing my boy into an oven with my other son."

"Now, we live with my son's ashes in his apartment."


View CBC Saskatoon reporter Dan Zakreski's tweets from the courtroom. 

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