Bail hearing next month for Dorval boy
A bail hearing will be held next month for the 12-year-old accused of shooting and killing his older brother at their Dorval home last month.
The youth has a new lawyer who wanted a few weeks to go over all the evidence.
Well-known criminal and family lawyer Isabel Schurman told Youth Court Judge Dominique Wilhelmy she already received some experts' reports and is expecting others. The hearing is expected to last a day.
The accused's mother was in court this morning as well as his father and other relatives. The boy's mother quietly sobbed as her son appeared in the prisoner's dock dressed all in black in a suit and tie, instead of the usual jersey and track pants.
The boy was first charged with manslaughter and possession of a prohibited firearm in connection with the fatal Jan. 21 shooting.
Nearly three weeks ago, the crown filed five new charges in unrelated cases: armed robbery, conspiracy, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and taking a vehicle without authorization. The armed robbery dates back to early January, almost three weeks before the shooting. Another youth was charged in that case.