Descending into the life of a reoffender
Dikila M’Bosso, leaving a courtroom at the Montreal courthouse with his lawyer Mary Hélène Giroulx and an unidentified woman on April 10, 2012, is charged with storming into a social housing unit with two accomplices last summer and holding five men hostage during an apparent robbery. He is also charged with possessing ammunition for at least three types of prohibited firearms, and in a separate case for leaving the scene of a car accident in 2010. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter , Montreal Gazette
The four youngsters who assaulted a 64-year-old Montrealer seven years ago have become career criminals
By Paul Cherry, The Gazette April 16, 2012
MONTREAL – On Jan. 3, 2005, Martha Taylor Gregory, a 64-year-old grandmother, was stabbed and beaten by four teenagers who were out joyriding in a stolen minivan and decided to steal her car on a whim. It was a senseless crime that captured the attention of Montrealers. The teens were all between 13 and 17. All four were quickly arrested and convicted in youth court. They served between 12 and 16 months in youth detention facilities. A look back at the crime has revealed that all four have since reoffended and three have serious adult criminal records. One is an alleged street gang member facing deportation, another is serving an 11-year sentence for a sexual assault.
Sporting a track suit and using an overly familiar tone when addressing the judge before him, Dikila M’Bosso, 21, waived his right to a preliminary inquiry on Friday in a case where the alleged street gang member is charged with storming into a social housing unit with two accomplices last summer and holding five men hostage during an apparent robbery.
M’Bosso has kept the provincial courts busy this month. On April 4, he also had a court date in Laval for allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident in 2010. He failed to show up for that hearing.
Each court date serves as a reminder M’Bosso has been a man in limbo since March 14, 2011, when the Federal Court of Canada confirmed a previous decision by the Immigration and Refugee Board ordering his removal. The immigration department’s position is that M’Bosso is inadmissible in Canada on two grounds – because he is part of a criminal organization and has a criminal record that already involves several convictions. During his immigration hearing, the Montreal police alleged M’Bosso has, since the age of 16, been part of two street gangs controlled by the Bo-Gars, a gang based in northern Montreal.
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