Re­lief as man­slaugh­ter charge dropped

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - — Sam Pazzano

A driver who al­legedly drove over an­other man to stop him from at­tack­ing a woman was re­lieved Tues­day when a Crown at­tor­ney with­drew a man­slaugh­ter charge against him, his lawyer said Tues­day.

Crown at­tor­ney Va­lerie Culp said the pros­e­cu­tion de­ter­mined there was

“no rea­son­able prospect of con­vic­tion” against driver An­thony James

Kiss, 31, stem­ming from the June 7, 2017 death of Dario Hum­berto Romero in Toronto’s west end.

Kiss had told me­dia he was stopped at a red light near Black Creek Dr. and Eglin­ton Ave. W. when he wit­nessed a man pull out a knife on a woman nearby.

The man stabbed at the woman a few times, so Kiss drove at the as­sailant, he said.

De­fence lawyer Michael Lacy said the Crown “made the right de­ci­sion” and said that their client — who wasn’t present in court — was re­lieved.

Lacy said the Crown will pro­ceed with driv­ing of­fences when the case re­turns to the On­tario Court of Jus­tice on Nov. 21.

In a court­house scene, Romero’s fam­ily were out­raged by Kiss’ ac­tions this sum­mer, ac­cus­ing him of leav­ing Romero’s 12-yearold son with­out a fa­ther by killing an “in­no­cent per­son.”

Kiss, a se­cu­rity guard and fa­ther of four, replied that Romero “was about to kill some­one!”

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