(WHITEDOG FIRST NATION, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse by audio from the Treaty Three Police Service detachment in Kenora is a 15-year-old youth.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta.
The allegations are that on September 16, 2018, the youths mother was pregnant and had been returning home. Upon arrival home, the youth was found heavily intoxicated and angry that her mother was pregnant.
The youth then viciously attacked her mother with a baseball bat, striking her numerous times and kicking her in the stomach and face.
Upon police arrival, they found the mother with blood on her shirt and her genital area.
The status of whether the unborn child will survive is unknown.
The youth has been charged with:
- Aggravated Assault
The Crown indicates that this is a Crown onus situation, but he intends to show cause as to why this youth should not be released and requests a show cause hearing. Furthermore, the Crown requests a 516(2) order.
A Crown onus situation means that the Crown has to show the courts why the accused should be detained in custody. a 516(2) order restricts the accused from contacting whoever is named in the order.
Duty counsel requests a remand to Kenora bail court for a Monday in-person appearance.
His Worship Leaman, orders the youth remanded into custody to await their court date tomorrow. The youth is sent back to their cell at the Treaty Three Police Service Kenora detachment to await prisoner transport to the youth detention centre, where they will spend at least the night.
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