A Quebec judge has ruled that the 13-year-old Montreal boy who shot and killed his 16-year-old brother in January 2013 be given probation.
Judge Guy Lecompte ruled that the boy had already spent enough time at a youth detention centre, and ordered that he be sentenced to two years probation.
The boy was 12 when he shot and killed his brother at point blank range with a gun that had been stolen from his grandmother's house a few days earlier.
He had initially been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but pleading guilty to a charge of criminal negligence causing death with a firearm.
In youth court on Friday, the boy once again refused to take responsibility for the version of the crime that was proven in court. He refused to admit he stole the gun from his grandmother's house, instead claiming that his deceased brother had stolen it to rob a convenience store.