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RSS FeedsJury finds three men guilty of first-degree murder in Weston Rd. shooting case that hinged on Crown witness
(The Star Business)


23 may 2019 23:07:29

Jury finds three men guilty of first-degree murder in Weston Rd. shooting case that hinged on Crown witness
(The Star Business)

A Toronto jury has found three men guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of 17-year-old Jarryl Hagley inside a Weston Rd. Pizza Pizza, believing the Crown’s key witness was telling the truth when he testified against the three accused.Mohamed Ali-Nur, 21, and 25-year-old twin brothers Lenneil and Shakiyl Shaw were convicted Thursday morning after a two-month trial. The jury deliberated for a little more than a day.The Crown alleged Lenneil Shaw and Ali-Nur opened fire on Hagley inside the Pizza Pizza in the early hours of Oct. 16, 2016, while Shakiyl Shaw drove the getaway car.The verdict appeared to stun the young men and their defence lawyers. Lenneil Shaw removed his glasses and put his face in his hands. His brother tried to make eye contact with his mother, Sharon Shaw, who sat bent over and sobbing in the courtroom. Ali-Nur remained composed after his lawyer, Margaret Bojanowska, briefly grasped his arm with her hand.The trio will be sentenced June 4. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.Delma Hagley, the victim’s mother, said she felt a blend of emotions.“It’s not something to rejoice over, but it somewhat gave me that peace of mind that to know justice was given to the right people,” she told reporters outside the downtown courthouse.She thanked Toronto police investigators, including homicide Det. Jason Shankaran, and prosecutors David Tice and Michael Coristine. She said she was particularly grateful that the Crown’s key witness, Winston Poyser, 26, “put his life on the risk for my son to bring justice.”Defence lawyers Boris Bytensky and Dirk Derstine, who represented the twins, declined to comment except to confirm they will be appealing.Bojanowska said she is “certain” of the young men’s innocence and that there was “no credible evidence” against them. Poyser, she maintained, “lied repeatedly,& ...
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