Second man charged in home-invasion death of teen
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This article was published 25/04/2019 (1429 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A second man has been charged in the March 3 home-invasion death of 17-year-old Tec-Voc High School student Jaime Adao.
On Wednesday, Winnipeg Police Service officers from the homicide unit arrested and charged a man already in custody at the Headingley Correctional Centre.
“It is believed that the male was inside the residence and present during the homicide,” police said in a news release Thursday.
Geordie Delmar James, 34, of Winnipeg, was charged with manslaughter. He remains in custody.
Jaime and his grandmother were in their home on the 700 block of McGee Street when a break in was reported around 9 p.m. on March 3. The teen was attacked with a weapon while calling 911; officers arriving on the scene shot a male suspect to stop the attack, police said.
Jaime died of his injuries.
Ronald Bruce Chubb, 29, who was on probation at the time of the killing, was taken to hospital in critical condition and charged March 16 with second-degree murder and attempted murder.
Police have not said what type of weapon was used in the attack.
Jaime, who was a culinary arts student at Technical Vocational High School, worked at his parents’ business, Jimel’s Bakery, on McDermot Avenue. He had planned to attend Red River College and become an executive chef.
Court records viewed by the Free Press showed Chubb’s lengthy history of theft and break-and-enter offences, which were committed to fuel a drug habit. He’s been in and out of jail, a cycle perpetuated by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and addictions, documents say.
Manitoba judges have repeatedly called attention to Chubb’s low cognitive functioning, how he continues to commit crimes and breach the terms of his probation, despite the fact he’s been given long-term FASD support and access to disability services.
In August 2018, seven months before he allegedly killed Jaime, Chubb admitted in court to assaulting a police officer at a time he was wanted for violating probation.
A fundraising campaign by a family friend is still collecting money to start a baking class in honour of Jaime — nicknamed Jimboy by his family — and assist his family with costs of a memorial.
As of Thursday, it had raised just over $10,000 toward its $12,000 goal.
“Jimboy has touched so many people around him one way or another. It was so unfortunate that a very innocent, God-fearing, loving, sweet, thoughtful, respectful kid, a very kind 17-year-old boy, full of life, with wonderful vision and dreams will suddenly brutally die on someone’s hand,” a statement on the fundraising page reads.
“His life was taken just like that, leaving grieving parents who will never be ready to face this kind of situation so early and in this kind of tragedy.”