Teenager who stabbed student to death in Hamilton, Ont. to appear in court today – BoilingNews


A sentencing date is expected to be set today for a 16-year-old boy who stabbed another teenager to death outside a high school in Hamilton in 2019.

The accused, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month in the stabbing of 15-year-old Devan Selvey, who was killed outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton on October 7, 2019.

According to an agreed-upon statement of facts submitted to the court, the victim and defendant, who were 14 at the time, went to the same high school but did not know each other prior to the deadly attack, which was largely captured on CCTV cameras on or close to the school grounds.

According to the court document, the dispute originally began around lunchtime outside high school when Selvey discovered one of the people he believed was responsible for the theft of his bike a month earlier.

On the day of the stabbing, the document says, Selvey thought he saw one of the perpetrators hanging out in a group in the smoking area of ​​a nearby arena.

Selvey’s mother and a friend’s mother were warned of the situation and drove to school in Shari-Ann Selvey’s SUV around noon. 12.50.

The father of one of Selvey’s friends also came to the school and became involved in the dispute, eventually confronting the group, which included the 18-year-old brother of the accused. Police said they did not believe the accused or his brother were involved in the theft or were even aware that it had happened.

The teens all denied having robbed Selvey of his bike, and the court document shows that after the group was confronted, the accused’s brother placed a can of bear plum, which caused everyone to spread, including the friend’s father, who hurried to put water on. . on his eyes.

Selvey then began walking along Dunsmure Road to follow some members of the group, including the accused’s brother. Selvey’s mother quickly overtook her son in her SUV and tried on two different occasions to convince him to get into her car. At one point, Selvey stopped and moved toward the vehicle, but did not get in and continued to chase the other teens, the statement read.

While this was going on, the defendant, who was returning to school from a convenience store nearby, was talking on the phone with his brother.

The accused was then seen on CCTV cameras, where he pulled a knife out of the waistband of his trousers and sprinted towards the school before walking in the direction of his brother and Selvey.

The court document states that the defendant was so busy getting to his brother that he got out of his shoes and continued without stopping to pick them up.

According to the agreed fact statement, when he caught up with the others, the accused heard shouting and said he thought his brother was in “danger”.

He approached Selvey from behind with a knife in one hand and a cell phone in the other.

Selvey, who was standing in the roadway, did not see or hear the accused coming when he was stabbed once in the upper right back.

According to the pathologist who performed the autopsy, the knife went into Selvey’s lung and exceeded his pulmonary artery.

Selvey’s mother pulled up to the spot and got out of her car just as her son was stabbed.

After the stabbing, Selvey ran past his mother and continued for about 30 meters before collapsing to the ground. He was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The 14-year-old perpetrator fled the scene along with his brother, but was apprehended after a bus driver had witnessed the stabbing and followed the accused for several neighborhoods. He and his brother were arrested by police in a yard not far from where the stabbing took place.

The weapon the defendant used, which was described in the court document as a 27-centimeter knife with a 15-centimeter blade, was found in the flower bed of a nearby home.

Police said a purple knife was found in Selvey’s possession after the incident, but he did not hold it when he was stabbed.

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