Dorval teen denied bail in brother's death
Bail has been denied for the 13-year-old boy who was found guilty of criminal negligence in the shooting death of his 16-year-old brother in January.
The shooting happened right around the supper hour on Jan. 21 at the family's home. The boy was 12 at the time, and has been in youth detention ever since.
He was already denied bail the first time around.
Crown prosecutor Marie-Claude Bourassa says he still poses a risk to the public — pointing to his having pleaded guilty to armed robbery and shoplifting charges in connection with a gas station holdup in the week before the shooting.
The defence tried to argue that things have changed since he was arrested, noting his guilty plea, his improved attitude and behavior, and sessions with a psychologist.
The judge sided with the prosecution, saying the boy never adequately explained the circumstances surrounding his brother's shooting.
Sentencing is being set for December.