Toronto Homeless Murder: First Appeal of Denied Release Request

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Murder of homeless man in Toronto: First appeal of bail request denied

The Lawyer of teenage girl number 2, who is accused of murdering a homeless man, is seeking judicial review.

Teenager number 2 (left) next to her lawyer, Leo Adler, during her bail hearing on January 24, 2022. Prosecutor Sarah De Filippis sits at her computer.

In Toronto, the defense of one of eight teenage girls charged with the unpremeditated murder of a homeless man on December 17, 2022, will seek a judicial review of the judge's decision refusing to release his client on bail last month.

Teenager No. 2, who cannot be identified under the law because of her age, was back on Wednesday after -noon in Toronto Youth Court to hear the judge's unfavorable reasons for her.

First group bail hearing of 7 teenage girls charged with murder

His lawyer, Leo Adler, confirmed in an aside to Radio-Canada that he was going to challenge the reasons of Judge Maria Sirivar, of the Ontario Court of Justice, which are however struck with a banned from publication.

His appeal is scheduled to be heard on an unconfirmed date later this month in the Ontario Superior Court.

Teenager number 2 (right) beside of his lawyer, Leo Adler, during his bail hearing on January 24, 2023. Crown attorney Sarah de Filippis is seated to their left facing Judge Sirivar.

Two other teenage girls have been denied bail, but it is unclear whether their lawyers will also appeal the magistrate's order to keep them in custody until their trial.

Thursday afternoon and Friday morning they will hear the reasons of the judge.

These three minors were however transferred, on order 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, 59 , was the victim of a knife attack on December 17, 2022 in downtown Toronto.

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 to death.

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

Their identity cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

No trial date n& #x27;has however been fixed for the moment and it is still unclear whether they will be judged together.

A publication ban prevents us from saying more in this case.

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