The two teens charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old boy on Montreal’s Nuns’ Island made a brief appearance in Quebec Youth Court Wednesday.
Crown prosecutors submitted more evidence for the defence to analyze; they have asked for the suspects to be sentenced as adults if convicted.
The two teens, both aged 17, stared straight ahead during the hearing as their families looked on.
The accused cannot be identified since they are minors.
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They are not allowed to communicate with each other, unless in the presence of their lawyers.
The pair was arrested after the body of a teenager was discovered near de Gaspé Street on Nuns’ Island.
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Police originally thought the death was an accident but ruled it a homicide after an autopsy.
The victim’s name is protected by a publication ban.
The two suspects will remain in custody.
The teens will be back in court Dec. 5, when a bail hearing is expected to be set.
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