Winnipeg Youth Gets Seven Years for Murdering Teen Over a Fight About Alcohol

Winnipeg Youth Gets Seven Years for Murdering Teen Over a Fight About Alcohol

By The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A youth who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a Winnipeg man has been sentenced to seven years.

The sentence handed down in provincial court is the maximum that can be imposed on a youth for the charge.

Jordan Thomas was 18 when he was stabbed outside David Livingstone School last December.

Court heard that Thomas and his brother Brandon were attacked by three youths for their alcohol.

Brandon Thomas, who is now 21, says he still has nightmares about what happened.

Outside court, Kathleen Bremner, their mother, said she was hoping for an adult sentence.

“Seven years for murdering my son, and almost killing my other son. That’s not enough time,” she said Thursday.

“We have to deal with the loss of Jordan for the rest of our lives.”

The youth also pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the attack on Brandon Thomas and was sentenced to three years, to be served at the same time. (CTV Winnipeg)

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