Canadian diplomat's son seeks bail in drug-related killings

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Posted: May 27, 2015 7:33 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The teenage son of a prominent Canadian diplomat is seeking release from custody on bail in a drug-related South Florida shootout that killed his older brother and another youth.

Attorney Curt Obront will ask a judge Wednesday to set bail for 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu, who is charged with murder and other crimes in the March 30 shootings. Obront says there is scant evidence that Wabafiyebazu fired any shots.

Wabafiyebazu's mother is Roxanne Dube, Canada's consul general in Miami. Her 17-year-old son, Jean Wabafiyebazu, and Joshua Wright, also 17, were killed in what police say was an attempt by the brothers to rob marijuana dealers. Two other young men also are charged in the case.

The shooting happened shortly after the brothers left Ottawa, Canada, to join their mother in Miami.