Prosecutors have withdrawn a first-degree murder charge against an 18-year-old man in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed outside his Hamilton high school.
A lawyer representing the man says her client now faces three new charges that include assault with a weapon, and he’s been released on bail.
The other accused – a 14-year-old boy – continues to face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Devan Bracci-Selvey.
The teen was fatally stabbed outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in October and died in the arms of his mother.
Hamilton police had previously said they believed the 14-year-old suspect was the one holding the knife.
Neither accused can be named.
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