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A third teen arrested in the stabbing death of a Winnipeg man at the Millennium Library last month will remain in custody, a judge has ordered.

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A third teen arrested in the stabbing death of a Winnipeg man at the Millennium Library last month will remain in custody, a judge has ordered.

The 14-year-old accused — one of four boys arrested in the Dec. 11 killing of 28-year-old Tyree Cayer — was denied bail Monday following a hearing before provincial court Judge Robin Finlayson.

Details of the bail hearing, including Finlayson’s reasons for denying the teen release, cannot be disclosed under terms of a blanket publication ban requested by Crown and defence lawyers.

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Tyree Jamal Cayer was killed following a violent attack by a group of males on the Millennium Library’s main floor.

The teen is charged with manslaughter, as are a 15-year-old co-accused and 16-year-old co-accused who were denied bail in separate hearings last week.

A fourth 14-year-old accused who is alleged to have stabbed Cayer is charged with second-degree murder. He is expected to apply for bail in the coming months.

Cayer was killed following a violent attack by a group of males on the library’s main floor.

Cayer was living in a downtown apartment, and sporadically experienced homelessness while receiving support from an agency that provides young people with help for basic needs, housing, employment, mental health and addictions.

In his teens, Cayer was a football star at Elmwood High School, where teammates believed he was destined for a professional career until an injury derailed his prospects.

The library was closed immediately after the killing and reopened Monday with increased security measures, including a walk-through metal detector, additional security guards and uniformed police officers.

— Staff

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