The Canadian Press

2015-10-07 | NS Bus Death Trial

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A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing the death of a fellow high school student who was pushed under a school bus in Cape Breton. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, shoved Christopher Chafe down an embankment outside Sydney Academy last winter. Defence lawyer James Snow said outside court today that the ruling was tough on the young boy and his family. (Court heard the rear wheels of the bus rolled over Chafe's head and he was pronounced dead at the scene on February 11th, 2015. The defence had argued the accused was engaged in ordinary horseplay, rather than reckless or aggressive behaviour. But the judge dismissed that, saying he should have known the consequences of his actions.)

Date: 2015-10-07
Placeline: SYDNEY, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << well it was a tough decision wasn't the result we wanted obviously we respected judges decision it was the realm of Reason decision I know we'll move forward and prepare for the sentencing >>