May 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Dorval teen sentenced in shooting death of older brother

MONTREAL – A teenage boy convicted of killing his older brother has been sentenced to two years’ probation.

The 14-year-old must also live with a relative and abide by certain restrictions.

The shooting dates back to late January when the boy, who was 12-years-old at the time, shot his 16-year-old brother in the head. The incident took place inside a bedroom in the family home in Dorval.

In September, the teen pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including criminal negligence causing death, armed robbery and a count of robbery.

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The two counts of armed robbery were in relation to a hold up at a convenience store three weeks before the death of his brother.

The crown claimed he used the same gun.

He faced a maximum sentence of three years in a youth detention centre, minus time served.

The teen, who spent 11 months in closed custody, was released over the 2013 winter holidays into the care of his cousin. He has been under house arrest there since December.

- With files from Domenic Fazioli/Global News

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