Wednesday, December 7, 2016

21-year-old Nigerian sentenced to life in prison for Toronto shooting

21-year-old Owusu Folorunso, convicted of two counts of second-degree murder after starting a deadly shootout that sparked pandemonium at a 2012 community barbecue in Toronto, has been sentenced as an adult.

Folorunso, who was 17-year-old at the time of the shooting on Danzig Street, has been sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for seven years.

Justice Ian Nordheimer says the man has not accepted responsibility for his actions.

The shooter maintained throughout the trial that he didn’t fire his gun, starting a wild shootout in a crowd of 200 people that included small children.

The judge says the man did not act impulsively when he brought a loaded handgun to a party where he knew there may be rival gang members.

Two other men pleaded guilty to various charges in the shooting – which Toronto police called an “unprecedented” episode of violence – and are serving prison sentences.

The Canadian Press

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