Murder fee reduced for fatal stabbing of Edmonton High School student | Pro IQRA News

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The cousin of an Edmonton teen who was stabbed to death outside his high school last April says the family is “frustrated and disheartened by the judicial process” after the Crown reduced second-degree murder charges against six of the defendants.

The six are now charged with manslaughter.

A 14-year-old boy is still charged with the second-degree murder of Karanvir Sahuta.

The 16-year-old 10th grader was waiting for a bus outside McNally High School on April 8 when police said a group of six boys and a girl aged 14 to 18 crowded it.

Sahota was stabbed and died in hospital a week later.

Sehouta’s cousin said they first heard about the unconventional reduction of shipments.

“The defendants are bragging about her to their friends,” Monica Bynes wrote in a statement on Tuesday.

“This is definitely not a place for celebration.”

According to one of the defense attorneys, a guardian prosecutor took over the case and reviewed the evidence collected so far, which reduced the charges against six of the defendants.

“If at any time after the indictment the attorney general becomes aware that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a particular charge, the charge may be changed, suspended or withdrawn,” a spokesperson for the Alberta Department of Justice said in a written statement.

The spokesman declined to comment further because the case was still before the courts.

None of the accused are in custody. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, their identities are protected.

Under the law, the maximum sentence for a young man convicted of premeditated murder is three years. It is up to the court to determine how much time is spent in custody and how much will be under community supervision.

If a young man is convicted of second-degree murder, he faces up to four years in custody, followed by conditional supervision in the community. The maximum total penalty is seven years.

The case was returned to court on October 11. Trial dates may be set.


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