The 13-year-old Dorval boy who pleaded guilty to shooting his 16-year-old brother to death in January, wants to go home for Christmas, pending his sentencing.
A psychiatrist who recently interviewed the boy testified that he's concerned his parents — especially his mother — have unrealistic expectations if he were to go back home.
Dr. Martin Guérin testified that while the mother may want to watch over her son at all times, no family can stay awake all night to see what their son is doing.
Guérin says the family is still going through lots of stress and mourning, which could be made worse if the boy was allowed to return home.
He suggests the parents would need further instruction before finding out how to deal with the boy, and to have well-trained social workers involved.