Barrie Police charge youth with early morning death

As a result of an ongoing investigation into a death that occurred on February 18, 2019 at a Penvill Trail residence in the City of Barrie, the Barrie Police Service Homicide Unit has charged a 14-year old male with first degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and 2 counts of failure to comply with a sentence.

The identity of the accused, who was remanded into custody late yesterday afternoon, cannot be released in accordance with provisions contained within the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). He is scheduled to return to the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on Friday for a bail hearing.

Police can now confirm that a post mortem is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) located in Toronto in order to determine the cause of death.

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