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Jury finds python owner not guilty in deaths of New Brunswick boys

Four-year-old Noah Barthe and Connor Barthe, 6, died during a sleepover


 
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — A jury has found Jean-Claude Savoie not guilty of criminal negligence causing death after his African rock python escaped its enclosure in August 2013 and killed two young New Brunswick boys.

Four-year-old Noah Barthe and Connor Barthe, 6, died during a sleepover in Savoie’s apartment.

The python escaped by travelling through a ventilation duct and dropping into the living room where the boys slept.

A pathologist who performed autopsies on the boys said they died of asphyxiation and each were covered in puncture wounds from snake bites.


 
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Jury finds python owner not guilty in deaths of New Brunswick boys

  1. TWO boys stayed absolutely silent.

    TWO boys didn’t even try to get away

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