Hamilton teen sentenced to 3 years in prison for Dwayne Bride murder

A 16 year old Hamilton boy has been sentenced for the murder of Dwayne Bride. Hamilton police

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to three years behind bars for the second-degree murder of Dwayne Bride.

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On June 3, 2017, Bride was walking home from a downtown bar, when police say he was confronted by a group of teens on bikes.

The 42-year-old man was stabbed and left to bleed to death in the area of Hess and Bold streets.

He later died in hospital and a 16-year-old boy was arrested weeks after the attack and charged with second-degree murder.

In court on Wednesday, the accused was handed the maximum sentence allowed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He had pleaded guilty to the charge during a court appearance in July.

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In addition to prison time, the teen was also sentenced to four years of conditional supervision, for a total of 7 years, and was given credit for time served.

Under the act,¬†the teen’s name cannot be released.

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