- Category: Canada News
- Published Friday, February 19, 2016
- CTV News
The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat has pleaded guilty in Miami to four charges, including two counts of third-degree felony murder.
In exchange, Marc Wabafiyebazu, of Ottawa, has received what amounts to a conditional sentence of boot camp, community supervision and up to eight years' probation.
If the teen fulfills the sentencing conditions, no conviction will be registered.
He had been charged with first-degree murder, which carries a minimum 40 years in prison.
Wabafiyebazu was arrested last March after his 18-year-old brother Jean Wabafiyebazu and another teen were shot dead.
Police alleged the gunfire erupted when the older sibling tried to rob a drug dealer of 800 grams of marijuana.
An unarmed Wabafiyebazu was waiting outside at the time, but authorities said he had been party to the botched robbery and charged him as an adult with murder.
The teen's mother, Roxanne Dube, was Canada's consul general to Miami at the time of the killings.
"I am very grateful," Dube said. "Marc has his future."