The 15-year-old son of Canada's consul general is trying to get released on bail in a Miami, Florida, murder case. The boy is currently facing murder charges related to a failed drug deal, in which his 17-year-old brother and another teen were killed. His bond hearing is set to be held on Wednesday.
Sons of a Prominent Canadian Political Figure
The deceased brother and the accused teen are the sons of Roxanne Dubé, the consul general of Canada. Before their recent move to Miami, Dubé served as Canada's ambassador to Zimbabwe and was a member of Canada's Parliament.
The teenager, Marc Wabafiyebazu, has pleaded not guilty in the case, but authorities have kept him in custody and plan to try him as an adult. The upcoming bond hearing will determine if he can secure his release while his trial is pending.
Authorities allege that on March 30, Wabafiyebazu went to buy approximately $5,000 of marijuana at a home in Miami, but the drug deal went wrong and gunshots were fired. Both the boy's 17-year-old brother and a 17-year-old drug dealer were killed in the gunfight.
Wabafiyebazu was subsequently charged with armed robbery and murder by a grand jury in Florida last April. However, the boy's attorneys are advocating that he does not present a threat and he is not a flight risk. The defense is further arguing that the case does not have sufficient evidence to reach a guilty verdict.
Defense Says the Boy Never Went in the Apartment
In last month's hearing related to the murder charges, a lawyer argued that the younger Wabafiyebazu stayed in the vehicle during the drug deal without a weapon when his older brother went into the apartment. He also said that video evidence proves the teen tried calling for help when the shooting happened.
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