Re­venge killer gets life

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - SAM PAZZANO

It took 30 min­utes for Ayubulo Mo­ham­mad-Daud to ex­act deadly re­venge against Steven Doyle for beat­ing him and steal­ing his watch in a Re­gent Park street fight by run­ning him over in a stolen van.

And it only took a jury un­der three hours to re­ject the 23-year-old’s ridicu­lous tes­ti­mony that this planned, de­lib­er­ate killing was an ac­ci­dent on Aug. 15, 2016.

In­stead, the jury found the smirk­ing as­sas­sin guilty Fri­day of first-de­gree mur­der in the killing of the 27-year-old fa­ther of two young chil­dren.

The ver­dict locks up Mo­ham­mad-Daud for a life sen­tence with no chance of pa­role for 25 years.

The jury con­cluded the re­morse­less killer drove back to his los­ing fight scene on Ge­orge St. and swerved onto the side­walk, strik­ing Doyle and leav­ing him dead as he drove away.

“This young man made a de­ci­sion and in less than 10 sec­onds, my life was changed for­ever,” Doyle’s heart­bro­ken fa­ther, Rus­sell Stuffels, said in his vic­tim im­pact state­ment an hour af­ter the jury’s ver­dict. “I feel like this sad­ness will never go away.

“Some­times I hear a cer­tain song and it all comes back, or some­times the me­mories of me putting him to bed when he was a baby by singing or play­ing my gui­tar to him would just flood my thoughts,” Stuffels added.

Doyle died from blunt force trauma to his head af­ter he was hit by a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling about 50 km/h, which then struck a pole be­fore driv­ing off along Ger­rard St. E., court heard.

Sev­en­teen days be­fore this mur­der, Mo­ham­mad-Daud drove an­other stolen ve­hi­cle and struck two Mis­sis­sauga con­struc­tion work­ers who tried to stop him af­ter he swiped some credit cards from a work­site.

Mo­ham­mad-Daud pleaded guilty to two counts of dan­ger­ous driv­ing caus­ing bod­ily harm and re­ceived a six-year prison sen­tence ear­lier this year for that in­ci­dent.

M.-DAUD Struck vic­tim


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