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.