TORONTO – A jury has found a teenager guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of York Regional Police officer Garrett Styles.
The 19-year-old accused, referred to as S.K. because he was 15 years old at the time, was behind the wheel of a minivan when 32-year-old Styles was killed.
In the early morning of June 28, 2011, a Dodge Caravan full of teenagers driven by S.K. was out joyriding when they were pulled over by Styles.
The Crown alleged that the 15-year-old driver fled, dragging Styles, who was hanging out of the van, for a distance of roughly 300 metres. The teen then lost control of the vehicle and it rolled. Styles was killed and the teen was paralyzed in the incident.
As the 12-member jury read the guilty verdict, the parents of the accused shouted and burst into tears in the Newmarket, Ont. court room. Global…
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