Bail granted to one of eight teenage girls charged with fatal Toronto ‘herd’ stabbing

An Ontario court has granted bail to one of eight teenage girls charged with second-degree murder for allegedly mobbing and stabbing a man in downtown Toronto.

On December 29, the teenage girl was handcuffed and brought into court for a bail decision from Judge Maria Sirivar, who attended a video conference.

A judge has set bail at $9,500. The terms of her bail include that she be at her home except when she is at school or is attended by one of her two guarantors. Includes what you need. She must surrender her passport and is not allowed to communicate with her accomplice. She is restricted from using the Internet.

The identities of all eight girls are protected under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Toronto police Suspects include three 13-year-olds, three 14-year-olds, and two 16-year-olds.

The other suspects are scheduled to appear in juvenile court for bail hearings on January 5, 2023.

The victim, a 59-year-old man, was assaulted and stabbed near York Street and University Avenue in downtown Toronto around 12:17 a.m. Dec. 18, police said. was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

of Press conferenceToronto Police Sergeant Terry Brown said the accused girls were from “various parts of the city” and likely “met each other through social media.” He said it was unclear why they chose to meet or why they chose downtown Toronto as their rendezvous.

Brown said he wouldn’t describe groups of teens as “gangs,” but what allegedly happened was “what we traditionally call herd or herd behavior.” will match,” he added.

Brown said that the eight young women had “previously been involved in altercations” prior to their interactions with the victims. Police are looking for witnesses, he said.

Canadian Press contributed to this article

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Toronto.