Jane Creba gunmen apologize at sentencing hearing for Boxing Day shootout

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TORONTO — The two men convicted in the death of Jane Creba have expressed regret and sorrow for the Boxing Day gunfight that left the 15-year-old dead on Toronto’s Yonge Street.

Louis Raphael Woodcock told his sentencing hearing yesterday he felt “ashamed” of the role he played and the injuries he caused in 2005.

Woodcock also told a Superior Court judge he hoped Creba’s family and everyone affected by his actions would one day forgive him.

Co-accused Tyshaun Barnett, who is also 23, wrote to the judge, saying he too was “very sorry for the tragedy of Jane Creba’s death.”

The two were convicted in April of manslaughter for taking part in the shootout that killed Creba.  They were also convicted of four counts of aggravated assault in the wounding of four other passersby.

The prosecution is asking for minimum 15-year sentences, while lawyers for the defendants are seeking prisons terms ranging from six to 10 years.

The hearing resumes August 26th. (Toronto Star)

Organizations: Superior Court

Geographic location: TORONTO, Yonge Street

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