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Teen charged in New Westminster attack as victim not expected to survive

December 19, 2013 - 9:27 AM

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A 16-year-old will be charged with a vicious attack in New Westminster, B.C., that has left a 19-year-old man in a coma and not expected to survive.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Sgt. Bari Emam says the youth was arrested shortly after the Tuesday-night incident.

He was expected to be formally charged Thursday with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Emam says robbery appears to be the motive.

He says there's no indication that the victim and attacker knew each other.

The name of the 19-year-old victim is not being released at this point and the 16-year-old suspect can't be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

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