Dorval teen who shot and killed his brother wants to go home for Christmas

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.

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  1. Joseph posted on 12/16/2013 03:58 PM
    This kid does not know right from wrong and his wanting to go home is self pity and where he has more control. He should be locked up because he will be a danger to the public.
  2. Sic posted on 12/16/2013 05:44 PM
    There will be no more Christmases for his brother .
  3. ric posted on 12/17/2013 06:03 AM
    DENY HIM. His brother can't come home for Christmas.
  4. Emily posted on 12/17/2013 09:18 AM
    He should have thought of that before he murdered his brother. He's a criminal and criminals don't have the right to go home for Christmas. Too bad for you little boy - this is the consequence of your actions. Welcome to the real world.
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