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Forcillo faces second charge in Yatim fatal shooting

A Toronto Police officer has been charged with attempted murder arising from the shooting death of Sammy Yatim, Toronto criminal lawyer Lawrence Gridin tells the Toronto Star.

The new charge is on top of the second-degree murder charge laid by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit against Const. James Forcillo in relation to the death of the teenager last summer. Gridin is defending Forcillo with Peter Brauti,th Brauti Thoring Zibarras LLP.

The last minute charge indicates "the Crown is looking for a fallback position" in case a jury doesn't feel Forcillo had the required intent to commit murder, Brauti told the National Post.

“It is obviously disappointing that he [Const. Forcillo] is being pursued with new theories of the case more than a year after the events,” Mr. Brauti tells the Post. Toronto Sun


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