An 18-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mervin McAdam appeared in provincial court Wednesday morning and members of his family say they we’re surprised with the charges.
Shelby Pinnell, alongside second-degree murder is facing a number of charges including, indignity to human remains, two accounts of attempted murder and a number of firearm charges.
He was also given a no contact order with what the prosecution called a “significant,” number of individuals as the list contained more then 20 names.
However, the man’s mother, Sarah Pinnell said she was shocked at the charge.
“They’re just trying to get him on anything possible,” she said. “I’m shocked—it’s bulls—t.”
Pinnell is the second person charged in the death of McAdam as another 18-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder in July.
McAdam’s body was discovered on Feb. 26 2012 when Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services were called to a garbage bin fire in the east alley of the 200 block of Avenue S South. McAdam’s remains were found at the scene.