NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN – A man was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Boyd Firingstoney. Javon Moosomin, 24, originally faced a charge of second degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge at the Court of King’s Bench in Battleford on Dec. 7, 2023. As a result, Moosomin will serve a sentence of nine years less enhanced credit for time served.
Moosomin was arrested on Dec. 17, 2021, and the Crown prosecutor confirmed the details of his arrest. Police had received reports of a shooting at the 1200 block of 108 Street in North Battleford on Oct. 21, 2021, where Boyd Firingstoney, 33, was found deceased at the scene.
The decision to plead guilty to manslaughter offers some semblance of closure for the family of the victim. The case underscores the impact of violent crime on communities and highlights the tireless work of law enforcement in seeking justice for victims.
The sentencing represents a resolution in the tragic death of Boyd Firingstoney, bringing to an end a legal process that has been ongoing since the incident in 2021. The guilty plea acknowledges the irrevocable loss suffered by the victim’s loved ones and serves as a reminder of the devastating consequences of violence.
The sentencing marks the conclusion of legal proceedings that began with the tragic loss of Boyd Firingstoney’s life. The guilty plea serves as a testament to the dedication of law enforcement in seeking justice for victims and their families, emphasizing the ripple effects of violent crime on communities.