July 26th, 2010
Three teenagers have pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder in the slaying of a boyhood friend, whose bullet-riddled body was discovered beside the Humber River two summers ago. In response, one of the teens pumped four bullets into the victim using a .25 calibre firearm, intending to kill him, Crown attorney Rochelle Direnfeld told court. He was walking with the three accused, and another youth, K.S., down a path at the back of 30 Humberline Dr. when an unspecified “dispute” arose. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, none of the youths, B.A., D.G. The act also forbids publishing the identity of the 17-year-old victim, A.D., although he was named by Toronto police before and after the accused were charged with first-degree murder in August 2010. On the evening of July 26, 2010, A.D. was visiting his old Rexdale neighbourhood after moving west of the city with his mother.