A 20-year-old Londoner, one of three people charged with second-degree murder in connection with the July shooting death of 18-year-old Josue Silva, was denied bail during a virtual court appearance on Wednesday.
Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, appeared in court via Zoom from the South West Detention Center in Windsor, Ontario, where his request for bail was dismissed by Superior Court Judge Helen Rady.
Guerra is among a trio charged with second-degree murder in Silva’s death, which occurred near Lambeth in the early hours of the morning of July 31.
Police have previously said officers responded to a large gathering near Pack Road and Grand Oak Cross, north of Lambeth, around 1:15 a.m. to receive reports of a seriously injured person.
Silva was located and taken to hospital with a serious gunshot wound and later pronounced dead.
Few details have been released about what happened that morning.
The evidence and testimonies presented during the bond hearing, which began about two weeks ago, were prohibited from publication.
19-year-old man charged with murder for shooting death of Josue Silva released on bail
Also charged with second-degree murder in the case is 19-year-old Emily Altmann, who was released from custody on strict terms on October 1. She is scheduled to appear in court again on December 13. Altmann also faces four counts of court obstruction. peace officer.
The third individual charged with murder, Dylan Schapp, 19, appeared in court on Tuesday and was placed in pretrial detention with a court date on Nov.30.
All three face an additional charge of assault with a weapon stemming from an attack on a second man on July 31 with a blunt force object, court documents say.
Silva’s death marked the city’s ninth homicide in 2021.
A GoFundMe created over the summer for Silva’s family raised just over $ 50,000. In an update published in August, Silva’s father Ricardo said his son’s death “has certainly left a deep wound in our lives and hearts.”
“Knowing that Josué’s short life has had such a beautiful impact on so many lives is absolutely incredible. Many thanks to all of you for helping us get through this nightmare, ”she wrote in the update, posted on August 26.
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