The Barrie Police Service announced this morning that a 14-year-old boy is facing first-degree murder charges following the death of a teen in Barrie's Penvill Trail residence. On Tuesday, February 19th, a teenage boy was found with life-threatening injuries at a home in the south end of Barrie. He succumbed to his injuries in a Barrie hospital Tuesday morning. The accused suspect was quickly identified - as of Wednesday morning, he's been charged.

The Barrie Police Service Homicide Unit charged the boy with three separate offences - first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and two counts of failure to comply with sentence, as part of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

A police spokesperson told CP24 that the two boys lived in the same home but were not related to one another.

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Barrie Police say that the boy's identity cannot be released, "in accordance with provisions contained within the Youth Criminal Justice Act".  He was remanded into custody Tuesday afternoon and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie this Friday for a bail hearing.

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Barrie Police have also confirmed that a post-mortem examination of the victim will take place tomorrow. The post-mortem will take place in Toronto, at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). There, the cause of death will reportedly be determined.

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More details will likely be provided by police in the coming days.


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