Dorval boy who shot and killed brother to be sentenced April 25

Sentencing arguments ended on Wednesday in the case of a Dorval boy who shot and killed his 16-year-old brother in January of 2013.

The boy, who will turn 14 soon, sat next to his lawyer during Wednesday's proceedings, not appearing to betray much emotion.

The crown wants a sentence of 18 months in open custody, followed by 18 months' probation.

Prosecutor Marie-Claude Bourassa cites the seriousness of the crimes, the then-12-year-old boy's reckless behavior at the time, and his refusal to accept responsibility for his actions, while blaming others around him.

"From the facts we know...he's the one who was taking the car, he's the one who was taking drugs, he's the one who had hidden weapons," Bourassa said. "Some work has started to be done, but some work still needs to be done."

The boy is due back in court for sentencing on April 25.

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