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No bail for Canadian diplomat’s son charged with murder

Appeal denied for 15-year-old awaiting trial on murder charges


 
In this photo taken on March 30, 2015, Miami-Dade police work at a crime scene in Miami, involving the two teenage sons of Roxanne Dube, Canada's counsel general in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino)

In this photo taken on March 30, 2015, Miami-Dade police work at a crime scene in Miami, involving the two teenage sons of Roxanne Dube, Canada’s counsel general in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino)

MIAMI – A Florida appeals court has refused to release on bail a Canadian diplomat’s teenage son while the youth awaits trial on a murder charge.

Online court records show a three-judge panel Wednesday denied an appeal from 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu.

Wabafiyebazu faces charges including felony murder as an adult in a March 30 shooting in Miami that left his older brother and another teen dead. Police say the Wabafiyebazu brothers tried to rob marijuana dealers when shooting erupted.

Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler ruled in June that Wabafiyebazu posed too great of a flight risk and would be difficult to extradite if he fled to Canada.

He is the son of Roxanne Dube, Canada’s consul general in Miami, who says the teen is innocent.

Marc Wabafiyebazu has pleaded not guilty.


 
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