Canada Jeff Mahoney: Hamilton police allege knife was wielded by youngest accused in death of high school student
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.
HAMILTON—The younger of the two accused of murdering a 14-year-old allegedly did the stabbing, Hamilton police said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
When asked which of the two male accused — aged 18 and 14 — allegedly wielded the knife, Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk said police believe it was the 14-year-old.
Devan Bracci-Selvey, also 14, died in hospital after he was stabbed outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on Monday in Hamilton’s east end.
Police arrest two more suspects, identify victim in Hamilton high school stabbing
Police say a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were arrested Tuesday in connection to the fatal stabbing at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk revealed in a news conference Tuesday that a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female had been arrested for first-degree murder on Tuesday morning and investigators say they are "satisfied" the two are the outstanding suspects described by police on Monday night.
Bereziuk confirmed that a knife was used and that an autopsy determined Bracci-Selvey died of a stab wound. The alleged weapon was located and in police possession.
Bereziuk also confirmed that the two 16-year-olds arrested the day after the attack have been released without charge.
Police questioned the boy and girl late into Tuesday night, but determined they didn’t need to be held.
“I am satisfied at this time,” Bereziuk said.
Bereziuk also said that, other than at the scene, police have not talked to Bracci-Selvey’s mother, Shari-Ann Selvey, who witnessed the homicide. They had been scheduled to talk to her but the meeting didn’t happen. He said they are eager to talk to her. They have spoken to the victim’s father, Edward.
Bereziuk said police are investigating the possibility that bullying was a factor in the crime though they cannot confirm at this time that it was.
Police Believe The Murder Of 14-Year-Old Hamilton Student Had 'Some Element of Pre-Planning'
Bullying is believed to be a factor, but police won't comment on that yet.Two more suspects were arrested yesterday in connection to the homicide. Both are 16 years old and remain unnamed. We do know that of the two more arrested, one is female and the other is male. A total of four are in custody right now, and two have already been charged with first-degree murder, CP24 reports. The two charged are males ages 14 and 18, and their names are under a court-ordered publication ban.
The 18-year-old man and 14-year-old boy are charged with first-degree murder in the case.
A fifth teen was also arrested Monday, but released unconditionally. There are no other suspects being sought.
The 14-year-old charged cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. A publication ban also prohibits identifying the 18-year-old.
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