Bail denied for teen accused in Marlborough Mall stabbing death
CALGARY- A teenager accused in the stabbing death of a man at Marlborough Mall has been ordered to stay behind bars.
45-year-old Gabriel Okeynan passed away on June 24, four days after being attacked at the northeast mall. Police believe robbery was the motive.
A 16-year-old and 13-year-old have since been charged with second-degree murder in the case, and on Wednesday a judge ordered the 16-year-old to stay in custody.
“We will elect judge and jury on this matter,” explains defence lawyer Jim Lutz. “This young person is a compelling witness, and I think the jury is entitled to hear his side of the story. I think when they do they will truly understand he’s not responsible for this offense.”
A bail hearing for the 13-year-old is scheduled for next week.