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Dorval

Slain Dorval teenager is laid to rest

  • The scene outside the home where the shooting took place in Dorval on Jan. 21.
    The scene outside the home where the shooting took place in Dorval on Jan. 21.
    Photo credit: The Gazette

Funeral services were held over the weekend for a 16-year-old Dorval teenager allegedly shot and killed by his 12-year-old brother.

The teen, who cannot be named because of a court order protecting the identity of his accused younger sibling, was reportedly buried at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery in Montreal at a Saturday afternoon service attended by family and friends.

The location of the private service, which followed a visitation held at J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home in Dorval, had been a carefully guarded secret. Initial reports had suggested the burial was to occur last Thursday.

The 12-year-old suspect in the shooting death was given permission by a judge to attend his brother’s funeral on “compassionate grounds.” He was to be accompanied by two employees of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. Sonia Harvey, a legal-aid lawyer defending the boy, told reporters it was “very important (for the family) that he be released so he can go to his brother’s funeral. … It’s absolutely necessary for them that he be present, to mourn together as a family.”

The boy has been held in a youth detention centre since the shooting on Jan. 21. He is facing charges of manslaughter and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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