TORONTO – A Toronto police officer convicted of making an attempt to kill a teen on a Toronto streetcar has had his bail extended into 2018.
Previous bail situations for Const. James Forcillo have been set to run out on Sunday, a day earlier than the officer is scheduled to attraction his conviction for the tried homicide of Sammy Yatim.
But a bail extension doc now states the attraction course of will include a “fresh evidence phase” and says Forcillo might stay free both till the day earlier than that listening to or till April 2, 2018, whichever comes first.
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Forcillo was sentenced to 6 years behind bars, a yr greater than the necessary minimal, for shooting Yatim a number of occasions in 2013. The incident set off a wave of public outrage and protests.
The officer is asking the attraction court docket to substitute a not-responsible verdict or order a brand new trial in his case.
He can also be searching for a declaration that the necessary minimal sentence for tried homicide is unconstitutional, and desires to be granted a suspended sentence. Barring that, he desires his sentence diminished to the minimal 5 years.