The Durham Regional Police in Ontario released information today saying they have charged Jacques Amakon, 18, with second degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon. Their release also says Amakon appeared in court today in Oshawa and was remanded in custody.
"UPDATE - Student Stabbed in Oshawa", Durham Regional Police Service, March 31, 2010
Amakon's charges are in connection with the stabbing death of an Oshawa student on March 30, 2010.
News outlets, including The Globe and Mail, report that Michael McDonald was fatally stabbed in the afternoon, at a bus stop near his high school, Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, Ontario. The Durham Police said McDonald and Amakon knew each other.
Another stabbing in Mississauga leaves a boy critically injured
The Globe and Mail's report on McDonald's death mentions that, in a separate incident, another "15-year-old boy is fighting for his life in a Mississauga hospital after he was stabbed just outside St. Gertrude Separate School near Mavis and Bristol Roads around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday" (March 30, 2010). The victim did not attend St. Gertrude, which is reportedly an elementary school. The website Mississauga.com says the police are looking for three males, believed to be teenagers, who fled by bicycle.
"Student charged with murder in teen’s stabbing death" by Jill Mahoney and Sarah Boesveld, The Globe and Mail online, March 31, 2010.
"Teen stabbed at school" by Julia Le, Mississauga.com online, March 30, 2010.