Accused stabber ' a very good person'

Devontay Hackett is wanted on a second-degree murder warrant. (OTTAWA POLICE image)

Devontay Hackett is wanted on a second-degree murder warrant. (OTTAWA POLICE image)

Danielle Bell, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:09 AM ET

OTTAWA - Those who know Devontay Hackett are stunned the 18-year-old is wanted for murder.

Fellow high school students and neighbours of the Westboro apartment building where Hackett lives with his mom, sister and dog, describe a nice, young man who opened doors and dreamed of going to college —a far cry from allegations that he stabbed someone to death.

“He’s kind, he’s generous, he’d help anybody that needed help,” said elderly neighbour Debbie Waserman, who has known Hacket his entire life.

“He never would have done that. Not ever. I love him with all my heart.”

A Canada-wide warrant is out for Hackett, wanted for second-degree murder of Brandon Volpi, 18.


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