Two teen ladies who’re charged with second-degree homicide in reference to what police have known as a “swarming” assault on Toronto man Ken Lee in December have been denied bail.
Full-day bail hearings occurred for each of the accused on separate days final month. Justice Maria Sirivar had reserved her determination on their respective releases till Tuesday.
4 ladies who’re going through fees within the case have already been launched on bail.
The remaining two youths who’ve but to have a bail determination are set to seem in courtroom for hearings this Thursday and Friday, respectively.
Lee, 59, was pronounced useless in hospital after he was allegedly overwhelmed and stabbed by a gaggle of ladies not removed from a downtown Toronto shelter within the early morning hours of Dec. 18, 2022.
Eight teenage ladies — ranging in age from 13 to 16 — have been charged in reference to the case. Their identities can’t be launched below the Youth Legal Justice Act.
The bail listening to course of started in courtroom earlier in January for seven of the accused ladies. At that listening to, dates have been scheduled for every of the remaining teenagers to have their very own day in courtroom to hunt bail.
The eighth teen going through fees was granted bail again in December. The entire bail hearings are being heard on the courthouse at 311 Jarvis St. in Toronto.
A pre-trial publication ban masking any proof described in courtroom throughout these hearings is in place.
Sometimes, bail hearings fall below commonplace publication bans which might be largely meant to guard the integrity of upcoming trials. At a bail listening to, attorneys can present proof that might later find yourself being proven at a trial as a part of arguments as to why an accused individual ought to or shouldn’t be granted bail.
If that proof was revealed or broadcast on the outset, there’s a chance it might taint a potential jury pool. Spectators in courtroom — together with journalists — are in a position to view that proof as a part of the bail listening to course of, however can’t disseminate it till the publication ban drops (which, within the case of a jury trial, is usually when jurors begin deliberations until a decide orders different circumstances).