Murder of homeless man in Toronto: second bail appeal denied

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Murder of homeless man in Toronto: second bail appeal denied

Young girls are accused of stabbing a homeless man to death last month in downtown Toronto.

Teenager number 5 (left) in train to cry next to his lawyers (including Nadia Chaabane on the right), before his bail hearing begins on January 30, 2023.

In Toronto, the defense of one of eight teenage girls charged with the unpremeditated murder of a homeless man in December 2022 will seek a judicial review of a judge's decision to refuse to release her client on bail. bail last month.

Teenager No. 5, who cannot be identified under the law because of her age, was back Thursday afternoon in front of Toronto Youth Court to receive the judge's unfavorable reasons for him.

First group bail hearing of 7 teenage girls accused of murder

His lawyer, Nadia Chaabane, confirmed to Radio-Canada before the hearing that she was going to contest the reasons of Justice Maria Sirivar of the Ontario Court of Justice, which are, however, subject to a publication ban.

No date ;was however still cleared in the Ontario Superior Court.

Two other teenage girls have been denied bail pending trial. The first was heard on Wednesday and the last will be on Friday morning.

Teenager number 5 (right) next to her lawyers (Nadia Chaabane who is standing), during her bail hearing on January 30, 2023.

We s&#x27 ;expects his attorney, Joanne Prince, to also challenge the magistrate's decision to keep her client in custody.

These motions for judicial review will likely not be heard together, since the reasons of the judge differ from one defendant to another.

However, these three minors have already been transferred, on the order of the judge, from a maximum security detention center to a minimum security remand center, whose name and address are kept confidential.


The five teenage girls who have been released are subject to strict house arrest conditions. They will know the reasons of the magistrate, favorable this time, in two weeks.

Ken Lee was the victim of a December stabbing in Toronto, police say.

The eight teenage girls are all charged with the unpremeditated murder of Ken Lee the night of Dec. 17, 2022 in a park near Union Station downtown.

Police say the girls, who are between the ages of 13 and 16, surrounded the 59-year-old victim before stabbing her.

The minors will have to return to Judge Sirivar on April 5 in the new Toronto court to learn about the rest of the proceedings that have been initiated against them.

No trial date has yet been set, however.

A publication ban prevents us from say more about this case.

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