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Calgary teen charged in murder-for-hire plot seeks bail pending trial


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The Calgary teen charged in an alleged murder-for-hire plot gained’t be taught till subsequent week whether or not he’ll be freed pending trial.

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Youth courtroom Decide Homosexual Benns on Wednesday heard prolonged submissions from Crown prosecutors Rob Bassett and Janice Walsh in addition to defence counsel Vignesh Pillai on whether or not the teenager ought to be launched on bail.

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At Pillai’s request, Benns ordered a publication ban on the proceedings which covers the legal professionals’ submissions, any proof introduced and the decide’s causes for granting or denying the appliance.

The decide adjourned proceedings late Wednesday with the Crown nonetheless wishing to cross-examine a defence witness.

After that’s accomplished subsequent Wednesday Benns indicated she is going to hand down a call on whether or not the accused might be launched.

The prosecutors are looking for the accused’s detention on an allegation he counselled somebody to commit homicide and for his earlier launch on unrelated fees he was already going through on the time of his arrest on the murder-for-hire allegation.

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The 16-year-old was arrested in June by Calgary police. Together with the counselling cost he faces allegations of breaching a courtroom order and possession of marijuana.

The teenager was already earlier than youth courtroom on different fees of assault with a weapon — a knife — uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a harmful goal.

After the youth’s June arrest, police stated they obtained info on Might 13 from a citizen claiming they’d been approached by a teen who requested them to homicide one other youth in trade for fee. Police didn’t point out what the purported fee was to be.

In September, Bassett informed courtroom the prosecution can be looking for an grownup sentence on the cost associated to the alleged murder-for-hire plot.

The utmost grownup sentence for the offence is life in jail, whereas the harshest punishment he would face as a youth can be two years custody and a 12 months of supervision.

KMartin@postmedia.com

On Twitter: @KMartinCourts



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