Winnipeg boy killed dad to protect mom, court hears

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Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:28 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- A Manitoba teen arrested after he fatally stabbed his abusive father told police he didn't "think this thing through."

"If he opens his eyes, I will tell him I'm sorry," the then 14-year-old boy told police, following the Dec. 30, 2012 killing.

"My little brother will grow up without a father. I need to tell my mom I'm sorry," he said.

On Monday, provincial court Judge Tim Preston sentenced the now 16-year-old accused to 30 days community supervision and 23 months supervised probation.

The teen spent 270 days in custody before he was released on bail.

The killing occurred in a community in southwest Manitoba.

Court heard the 42-year-old victim had been drinking all day when he threw a cellphone at his wife's head and threatened to kill her.

The man had just squeezed lemon juice into the woman's eye when the teen, thinking his father was choking his mother, confronted the man with a knife.

During the ensuing struggle, the boy stabbed his father 13 times, once in the heart.

The boy immediately called 911 and told an operator what he had done.


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