Canadian diplomat's son in court in drug-related killings

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Posted: May 29, 2015 4:26 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A senior Canadian diplomat has testified that a son charged in a fatal drug-related shootout was never in trouble and was strongly influenced by his older brother, who was slain.

Roxanne Dube, Canada's consul general in Miami, also testified Friday that 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu had dyslexia and other learning disabilities, but never had disciplinary trouble in school.

Dube testified at a hearing on whether her son should be released on bail before trial. A judge intends to rule next week.

Wabafiyebazu is charged with murder as an adult in the March 30 shootings that killed his brother, 17-year-old son Jean Wabafiyebazu and 17-year-old Joshua Wright. Prosecutors say the brothers were attempting to rob marijuana dealers.

The brothers had only recently left Ottawa, Canada, to join their mother in Miami.