Dorval teen who fatally shot older brother is sentenced

A 12-year-old boy who shot his 16-year-old brother dead in Dorval in January 2013 has been sentenced to two years' probation.

There are strict conditions for the now 14-year-old, including not being allowed to access a computer or internet except for when required for academic assignments.

As well, he'll have a 7pm to 7am curfew, won`t be allowed to have a cell phone and will be required to attend therapy sessions, among other things.

The crown had hoped for 18 months of open custody, followed by an equal amount time for probation.

"The objective and the goal always is rehabilitation of a youth. It's mainly to assure protection of the public in the long term", Crown prosecutor Marie-Claude Bourassa told reporters.

"Will this decision assure that, I don't think this decision or any decision that could be given today can assure that. The youth is still of young age, he just turned 14, so only time will tell", added Bourassa.

The victim was killed with his grandfather's gun.

 

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  1. Adam posted on 05/16/2014 09:06 PM
    This is considered justice?!?! He killed his brother, and he gets two years probation? How about a little prison time? How about some form of self discipline being drilled into him?

    This is a mockery of justice!
  2. Chris posted on 05/17/2014 07:53 AM
    Remorse or not, good or bad, this is going to haunt him for the rest of his life, he doesn't know that yet. Specially if he's guilty.....with intent. This is a real tragedy children killing each other with guns. When i was a kid we use to play with balls and pitch, and skate, and laugh, break are noses , maybe a few punch when things got rough at the most. What has become of childhood?
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