By The Canadian Press on February 6, 2024.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Two of four men charged with conspiracy to commit murder during the 2022 blockade at the Canada-U. S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., have pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Darryl Ruether, a spokesman for the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, confirms in an email that Jerry Morin and Chris Lysak entered the pleas in a Lethbridge courtroom today.
Lysak pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon in an unauthorized place.
He was sentenced to three years in prison, and will serve no more time in custody after getting credit for time served.
Morin admitted a charge of conspiracy to traffic firearms.
He was sentenced to 1,185 days in prison and will also be released from custody.
Both men are to have a weapons prohibition for 10 years.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 6, 2024.