Friday, November 27

Ontario Superior Court Of Justice

Gun Crime, Manslaughter, Murder and Homicide, Ontario Superior Court Of Justice, Toronto & GTA

MANDEL: Under 5 years for man claiming he was provoked into killing stranger

As Elliot Reid-Doyle lay helpless and wounded in the parking lot of a Scarborough strip mall, Amal Jones pumped another bullet into the young man’s back before fleeing the scene.Shot three times — twice in the back — during the busy Oct. 3 lunch hour at a plaza at Bonis Ave. and Birchmount Rd., Reid-Doyle would become homicide #83 of 2018, just three days after his 18th birthday.Jones, also 18, was charged with second-degree murder for the brazen daylight slaying of a stranger.But he will not be doing life in prison or even 10 years.Instead, the first-time offender, who pleaded guilty in May to the lesser charge of manslaughter, has been sentenced to eight years behind bars.With pre-trial credit, including enduring lockdowns during COVID-19, Jones has four years and 10 months rem...