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Canada 2 teens arrested in stabbing death of Hamilton student released

19:55  09 october  2019
19:55  09 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Two 16-year-olds, who were arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey, have been released without conditions.

The teens, one male and the other female, were taken into custody Tuesday. They were released without charge after being questioned about the homicide, police said Wednesday.

A 14-year-old and an 18-year-old, both males from Hamilton, were charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the younger teen can't be identified, and a court-ordered publication ban is in place, meaning the 18-year-old man also can't be identified.

Two teens charged in stabbing death of student outside Hamilton high school

  Two teens charged in stabbing death of student outside Hamilton high school HAMILTON — Two teens are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Hamilton yesterday. Police say they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, who will be charged later today. Investigators say another youth was arrested yesterday evening in connection with the death, but he was later released without conditions. Police say they still haven't found the weapon used inPolice say they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, who will be charged later today.

Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk said the two were charged with first-degree murder because investigators are "satisfied based on evidence that there is some element of pre-planning."

One other suspect was also arrested but later released without conditions. Police said they're not searching for anyone else.

Devan was attacked, in front of his mother, outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on Monday afternoon. He later died in hospital.

a police car parked on the side of a road: A backpack and two medical packs can be seen lying on the back lawn of the Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton, surrounded by police tape Monday. Investigators say two 16-year-olds arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey have been released. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation A backpack and two medical packs can be seen lying on the back lawn of the Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton, surrounded by police tape Monday. Investigators say two 16-year-olds arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey have been released.

An obituary for Devan said his family is "devastated" by the death of the teen, who was passionate about old cars, video games and animals.

His funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.

Several blocks behind the school had been taped off for the past two days, but police said the scene has now been released.

Investigators said they found the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing during a ground search Tuesday.

"This entire incident is disturbing," said Bereziuk. "It's difficult to comprehend right now, to be honest with you. I can't imagine the way the [victim's] family feels right now."

Police said they will be providing an update on the investigation at 4 p.m. ET.

‘He lifted his shirt up and he had the axe’: Hamilton student speaks out about alleged school yard incident .
The incident follows the stabbing death last Monday of 14-year-old boy outside his Hamilton school."That's not the first time a weapon has been pulled on me this school year and it probably won't be the last either," said 15-year-old Joseph Poirier.

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