Boy, 16, charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der


OSHAWA — Durham Re­gional Po­lice have charged a 16-year-old boy with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in the fa­tal stab­bing of a 17-year-old boy in Oshawa Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Po­lice rushed to the area of Har­mony and Taun­ton Rds. around 3 p.m. Wit­nesses told po­lice the vic­tim was in­volved in a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion with the sus­pect, which led to the stab­bing.

When po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived, they found the vic­tim, with stab wounds and no vi­tal signs. He was rushed to hospi­tal where he was later pro­nounced dead.

He has been iden­ti­fied as Nevei­than Baskaran.

He is Durham Re­gion’s first homi­cide vic­tim of 2018.

The sus­pect made a brief court ap­pear­ance on Fri­day. His iden­tity has not been re­leased as it is pro­tected un­der the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act.

The Durham District School Board has con­firmed the two were stu­dents at Maxwell Heights Sec­ondary School. In a state­ment, the board said it is an iso­lated in­ci­dent and the school re­mains a safe learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The school is pro­vid­ing sup­port to stu­dents and staff to­day.

Po­lice con­tinue to be on scene as they look for ev­i­dence. They are still urg­ing wit­nesses to come for­ward and speak to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Any­one with new in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice at 1-888-5791520 or call Crime Stop­pers.

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