Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, charged with first-degree murder in drug-related shootout

Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, indicted on first-degree murder charge

The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 15, 2015 2:02 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 15, 2015 5:08 PM ET

Marc Wabafiyebazu, the son of a Canadian diplomat , was charged with first-degree murder in what police say was a drug-related shootout.Marc Wabafiyebazu, the son of a Canadian diplomat , was charged with first-degree murder in what police say was a drug-related shootout. (Handout/Canadian Press)

 A Canadian diplomat’s teenage son accused of involvement in a drug-related shootout that killed his older brother in Florida has been charged with murder and will be tried as an adult.

A Miami-Dade County grand jury indicted 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu on first-degree felony murder charges Wednesday.

Police believe Jean Wabafiyebazu, 17-year-old son of Canada’s consul-general in Miami, killed as he planned on robbing drug dealers

Canadian diplomat’s son killed in Miami; other son arrested


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The 17-year-old son of Canada’s consul-general in Miami is dead and his 15-year-old brother is under arrest following a daylight shooting at a Miami home on Monday, in what police believe is a drug deal that turned violent, with several victims.

The two teens are the sons of diplomat Roxanne Dubé and her ex-husband Germano Wabafiyebazu.

Miami police told the Miami Herald that Jean Wabafiyebazu was accompanied to a home in the Coral Way neighbourhood by his younger brother, Marc, 15. Germano Wabafiyebazu confirmed to Associated Press that the teens had borrowed their mother’s car, with diplomatic license plates, to drive to the house where the shooting took place.

Police believe the two brothers were armed and planned on robbing drug dealers at the residence, according to the Miami Herald.

What followed is still being investigated, but police believe it was a dispute over a drug transaction in which the older Wabafiyebazu brother was shot and killed inside the home.

KINGSTON, Ontario: The Wagners adopted twin girls Binh and Phuoc need liver transplant


KINGSTON, Ontario – A father had surgery in Toronto on Tuesday to remove part of his liver for one of his three-year-old twin daughters who both need life-saving liver transplants.

Michael Wagner came out of surgery around 2 p.m.

His wife Johanne Wagner used Facebook to keep friends and family updated about the surgery.

The Wagners adopted twin girls Binh and Phuoc who suffer from Alagille syndrome, a genetic disease that affects the liver, heart, kidneys and other systems of the body.

Doctors determined Phuoc was the best medical match to receive part of her father’s liver. A donor for Binh remains to be found.

“Daddy out of surgery and well,” Johanne wrote on Facebook. “The portion of his liver has been transferred across the street.”

The girls’ condition has attacked their livers and caused abnormalities in the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine.

The result is a buildup of bile in the liver that prevents it from working properly to remove waste materials from the bloodstream.

Interracial couple reacts to results of CBC discrimination poll

Interracial couple reacts to results of CBC discrimination poll

Dr. Avtar Jassal, who is Sikh and his Italian wife, Michelina are surprised at mindset on the Prairies

CBC News Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:07 PM CT Last Updated: Nov 16, 2014 8:04 PM CT

More than 30 per cent of Canadians on the Prairies say being in a relationship with someone from an ethnic background different from their own would make them uncomfortable.

The statistic was uncovered in an exclusive CBC poll on discrimination, and it comes as a surprise to former Winnipeggers Dr. Avtar Jassal and his wife, Michelina.

QUEBEC: Claude Perras upset he can’t bring adopted girl from Sierra Leone into Canada

Immigration Canada ‘blocking’ adopted Sierra Leone baby from coming home: father

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A one-year-old girl from Sierra Leone — who was adopted in July by a Quebec man — appears to have become the first bureaucratic victim of Ottawa’s decision to suspend all visa applications from West African countries devastated by the Ebola epidemic.

Longueuil resident Claude Perras, who adopted Ella on July 2 in Sierra Leone, tried and failed twice to obtain a travel visa for his daughter to accompany him back home. In October, he filed a third request in Freetown — this time, on humanitarian grounds — for a temporary resident permit for Ella but has yet to hear from Canadian immigration officials.

The process for such a permit usually takes 12 days. The Canadian High Commission in Accra, Ghana, which processes all such applications from West Africa, received Perras’s carefully prepared documents on Oct. 8 — nearly a month ago. Since then, he has not received any information on his daughter’s request despite entreaties from the office of Perras’s MP for Longueuil, Pierre Nantel.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Perras said in a phone interview from Sierra Leone. “I am able to go back to Canada, but my daughter cannot because she carries a Sierra Leone passport. Of course, this is very stressful and discouraging.”


Perras was forced to cancel a scheduled return flight to Canada at a loss of $2,000, and is worried he might not be able to attend planned job interviews in Quebec while his daughter’s case is in bureaucratic limbo.

Many public health officials have already denounced Alexander’s decision as discriminatory and ineffective. Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, last week publicly questioned the wisdom behind Australia’s similar decision to restrict admissions of visitors from countries battling Ebola.

Ella was born on June 11, 2013. Her biological parents, who do not live together, are each 14 years old. Perras, who has worked for many years for non-profit organizations, was introduced to Ella at the Hillside Daycare Centre in Freetown last year.


OTTAWA: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killer of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was not on RCMP watchlist

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau wasn’t on RCMP terror watchlist 



OTTAWA - The man who shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before being gunned down in Parliament’s Centre Block was not one of the 90 radicalized Canadians on an RCMP watchlist, Mounties revealed Thursday.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, “was an individual who may have had extremist beliefs.”

His e-mail was found on a hard drive belonging to someone who’s been arrested for terror-related activities.


Born in Montreal, he later lived in Calgary and Vancouver, then went to Ottawa on Oct. 2 to deal with an issue regarding his passport application, Paulson said. Police believe he was hoping to travel to Syria from Ottawa.