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Third youth charged with second-degree murder in death of 16-year-old: Halifax police


Police have charged a third youth in connection with the death of a teenager in Halifax last week.

Halifax Regional Police says the 16-year-old was arrested on Monday. They later appeared in Halifax Youth Justice Court to face one count of second-degree murder.

Police say the teen was previously arrested in connection with the case.

“On the day of the incident, two 16-year-old youths were arrested and released at that point, it is one of those individuals that has been charged with second-degree murder,” says Halifax Regional Police Const. John MacLeod.

Last week, a girl and a boy, both 14-years-old, were also arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

They both appeared in youth court on Friday.

Their identities are protected from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

All three are due back in youth court on May 13.

Police responded to a report of an injured person in the parking lot of Halifax Shopping Centre just after 5 p.m. last Monday.

Ahmad Maher Al Marrach, 16, was taken to hospital where he died from of his injuries.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call police at 902-490-5020.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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