Bail hearing for teenage girls charged in mass death of Toronto man set for 2023
Eight teenage girls facing second-degree murder charges in the death of a homeless man in Toronto are due to appear for a bail hearing in the new year.
Toronto police say three 13-year-olds, three 14-year-olds and two 16-year-olds allegedly raided and stabbed a 59-year-old man downtown in mid-December and he later died at the ‘hospital. .
The identity of the accused cannot be disclosed under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
During a brief court appearance on Thursday, a lawyer for one of the girls asked Crown attorneys to release video of the alleged attack posted on popular online video platform TikTok.
A judge said some of the teenagers were still in the process of retaining a lawyer, which is why the case must be dismissed.
The teenagers are due to appear for a bail hearing in youth court on January 5, 2023.
Police said they believe the teens gathered after meeting on social media and are from homes in the Greater Toronto Area.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on December 29, 2022.