One in every of two brothers charged with second diploma homicide within the demise of a Mississauga teen appeared in courtroom Sunday, following a manhunt which lasted a number of hours the day prior to this.
Twenty-year-old Mark Mahabir is charged with second diploma homicide within the demise of 14-year-old Riley Martin-Driver.
Officers say the teenager’s physique was discovered with ‘apparent indicators of trauma’ close to Meadow Park close to the intersection of Truscott Drive and Southdown Street Friday morning, after Martin-Driver had left his dwelling Thursday night time.
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Peel Regional Police despatched out an arrest warrant round 5 p.m. Saturday for Mark Mahabir and mentioned he turned himself in shortly after.
“He heard the police had been in search of him, so he known as me after which we organized to select him up and I took him to the police station,” mentioned his lawyer, David Midanik, exterior the Ontario Courtroom of Justice in Brampton.
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Mark Mahabir, bearded with shoulder-length hair, wore a protracted, gray sweater throughout his first courtroom look, his eyes darting across the crowded courtroom.
He recognized himself to the magistrate and answered affirmatively when requested if he understood that he was not allowed to contact members of the sufferer’s household.
“Effectively, he’s upset and clearly he’s scared. It is a critical cost and it will likely be taken critically.”mentioned Midanik.
“All I can say is a vigorous protection can be mounted. He’s not responsible of those expenses.”
Mark Mahabir’s look comes a day after his brother, Nicholas Mahabir, appeared in courtroom, additionally charged with second diploma homicide in the identical killing.
His lawyer, Marcus Bornfreund, mentioned he was picked up at his girlfriend’s dwelling with none warning.
“They’re non-identical, fraternal triplets,” mentioned Bornfreund, when requested in regards to the brothers. “Mark and Nicholas and there’s a 3rd brother.”
Mark Mahabir’s case put over till December 24th. His lawyer David Midanik spoke to reporters exterior a Brampton courthouse. Mentioned his consumer is “upset and scared.” @globalnewsto pic.twitter.com/UJTSanvc5f
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Peel Regional Police haven’t recognized the third brother as a suspect. They add that each Nicholas and Mark Mahabir are identified to police.
“We’re nonetheless interesting to the general public on something they will present to us or to our murder bureau,” mentioned Const. Heather Cannon.
Each brothers are anticipated to look in courtroom later this month. Nicholas has a date set for December 12th, whereas Mark is scheduled to look in courtroom on December 24th. Each are planning to make use of these appearances to set bail hearings.
Police haven’t confirmed how the suspects and the sufferer knew each other.