Boy's blood was found everywhere, murder trial told

Shakeil Boothe, 10, was found dead in his Brampton home in May 2011.

Shakeil Boothe, 10, was found dead in his Brampton home in May 2011.

Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:33 PM ET

BRAMPTON, ONT. - They found Shakeil’s blood everywhere.

When forensics officers arrived at his Homeland Crt. home on May 28, 2011 — the day after the 10-year-old had been found battered and lifeless in his bed — they didn’t need a microscope or CSI-type magic solutions to find ample evidence of what appeared to be the dead boy’s blood.

Peel Regional Police Det. Peter Duivesteyn meticulously detailed for a jury the many items they seized that day for DNA testing by the Centre of Forensic Sciences: Two pairs of men’s jeans and a grey T-shirt in the hallway hamper with the telltale drops of reddish-brown. Two comforters with apparent blood on them and several stained sheets from Shakeil’s double bed and in his white dresser.

Both sides of his mattress showed evidence of bleeding as well as a burn mark from an iron.

There was a woman’s belt hanging in a spare bedroom and a child’s black leather belt in his bedside table — both with what police believed was blood. 


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