12 p.m., April 15)
Gloucester student stabbed to death in Jasmine Crescent stairwell
By Fred Sherwin
Gloucester High School student Connor Stevenson
is the second homicide victim in Ottawa in
2015. Facebook photo
18-year-old Gloucester High School is the second homicide
victim in Ottawa in 2015.
Stevenson was found with multiple stab wounds in a stairwell
at 2020 Jasmine Cres. at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. He was rushed
to the Montfort Hospital before succumbing to his injuries.
cordoned off three floors in the high-rise building and
were conducting interviews into the night. They have no
suspects at this time.
to sources, Stevenson was a resident of the building and
grew up in nearby Pineview.
a Facebook post, Stevenson's mother Laurie Beaudoin described
her son as the best person she has ever known.
don't even know where to begin, my son Connor was murdered
today and I wanted to tell everyone that he was the best
person I have ever known."
co-worker at Tim Hortons, also describes Stevenson as
a peaceful guy who was very respecful of others.
was a good guy and so much fun to work with. He always
had a way to make people laugh," wrote Cora DeHaan.
Stevenson was a well-liked student at Gloucester High
School where he was a member of the school rugby team.
Ottawa District School Board has assigned a number of
grief counsellors to the school to help students and staff
deal with Stevenson's murder.
is the third stabbing death of an Ottawa high school student
in the last 13 years. Dapo Agoro was stabbed to death
while trying to break up a fight at a downtown dance club
in 2002 - he was a Grade 12 student at Lester B. Pearson
High School - and 18-year-old St. Patrick High School student Brandon Volpi was stabbed
to death in the early monring hours after attending his
high school prom last June.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
to Front Page