Murder Charges Laid in Hit and Run Incident
THUNDER BAY – Updated – Second Degree Murder charges will be laid by Thunder Bay Police in conjunction with the Hit and Run incident that happened in Thunder Bay on October 1. Sources report to NNL that the victim who is in Thunder Bay Hospital is on life support and will be disconnected from life support once organ transplant harvesting is complete.
The charge of Second Degree Murder charge is pending. The individual is currently having organs for transplant recovered.. The individual’s names have not been released yet.
The charges are on the court docket and will be formalized once the individual is declared dead.
Second-degree murder is defined under the Code as all murders that are not first-degree but where the killing was still intentional.
The charge applies to a murder that take place in the heat of the moment and weren’t planned in advance. However the maximum penalty is the same as for a first-degree murder. Those who are convicted of second-degree receive an automatic life sentence. However, a judge can set their parole eligibility at anywhere between 10 and 25 years.
Busy Night for Police
Another busy twenty-four hours for Thunder Bay Police. There were 225 calls for service from the public.
The calls included twelve assault calls. One at the corner of May and Donald Streets at about 7:15PM last night was a fight between two adult males. Police were on the scene within about ten minutes and were circling the area looking for the individuals.
The crime blotter shows that there were twenty-one alcohol related calls. In addition there were twelve assaults, and two sexual assaults.