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

The 13-year-old Dorval boy who pleaded guilty to shooting his 16-year-old brother to death in January will be granted bail in time for Christmas.

After four previous bail refusals, the judge, this time, said the boy's behavior is very positive at this stage.

He cited several new factors.

The boy has been behaving well and doing well in school, while in custody, a mostly positive interim psychiatric report, and the delays in sentencing.

He also said the relative willing to supervise the boy appears responsible, and the boy is willing to be in her care.

The boy still needs to adhere to several strict conditions — he has to remain with the guardian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There can be outings, but he must be accompanied by the guardian, or her husband. And he must continue therapy and not have any contact with the co-accused in the case or the friend present at the time of his brother's shooting.

The boy is to be sentenced in mid-February.

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  1. ric posted on 12/18/2013 10:45 PM
    That's the spirit, judge, reward the murderer. The brother unfortunately can't celebrate Christmas.
  2. clint posted on 12/19/2013 08:04 AM
    I don't know the details of this boys life, but maybe there is some remorse as to what happened. Most people don't make very rational decisions at 13 years of age....he can never change what happened .....but he can make an attempt to be a better person. I wish him and his family the courage to get through this.
  3. Joseph posted on 12/19/2013 08:10 AM
    Very bad call by the judge. Regardless of the age, this kid is still a killer.
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