Teen found guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Const. Garrett Styles

Global News

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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