Man pleads guilty to shooting Mountie in Kamloops, B.C.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:19PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:30PM EDT
KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- A man charged with attempting to murder a Mountie in Kamloops, B.C., pleaded guilty Thursday in a B.C. Supreme Court.
Kenneth Knutson shot Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud during an early-morning traffic stop in December 2014.
Knutson also faces other charges including aggravated assault and two firearms-related offences.
Michaud was in B.C. Supreme Court to hear the plea, along with the head of the Kamloops RCMP detachment, Supt. Brad Mueller.
Knutson was expected to be sentenced later Thursday.
He was arrested after a 12-hour manhunt and ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last December.
Michaud was shot in the elbow and torso and endured several surgeries before returning to full-time duties 13 months later.
His wife Coleen has said the officer suffered countless complications and setbacks while recovering from his extensive injuries.
Michaud was back on the job in January, 13 months after he was hit by two bullets.
He had worked part-time on administrative duties before returning to his regular job.
Mounties have said they are conducting an internal review parallel to the criminal investigation into the shooting.