Thursday, November 13, 2008

Youth convict heads to federal prison

The Star reports today of the first youth sentenced for murder as an adult under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  The victim of the homicide was murdered by Justin Morton on the same day  legislation came into force on April 1, 2003.  The article can be found on the link below and the Act can be found here. 

Normally a youth’s name is not disclosed even after a conviction, but where the individual is sentenced as an adult, that prohibition is no longer applicable and the press may report on the identity of the convicted youth as was the case here. | GTA | Youth convict heads to federal prison

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