A young man is being sentenced this morning for the stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy three years ago.
Justice Joan McKelvey has been asked to consider a 9-year sentence for the young killer, who at the time of the attack was the same age as the victim, Ronnie Jeffrey Makegamick.
The killer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and agreed to be sentenced as an adult. However, he cannot be identified until he is formally sentenced.
Crown prosecutor Dan Angus said Kakegamick died in the early hours of April 24, 2010, after he was repeatedly stabbed by his killer with a large ceremonial knife.
Angus said Kakegamick and the accused did not know each other but they had both spent the previous day and night drinking at separate house parties, across the street from each other on Flora Avenue.
Angus said the events that led up to the fatal confrontation were bizarre: A drunken Kakegamick and a cousin are out searching the neighbourhood for his little brother when people driving a speeding stolen car try to run them down. Kakegamick gets into a confrontation with the car thieves and goes into hiding, near the house where killer is still drinking.
The killer confronts Kakegamick, who throws stones at him. The killer draws out his large knife and begins swinging it at Kakegamick, who tries to punch the killer but slips and falls. While down, the killer stabs him several times. Kekagamick gets up but collapses and dies on the street.
Angus said the killer was so drunk, he had no memory of what he had done.
The hearing has adjourned while McKelvey considers the joint recommendation.