4:30 p.m., Sept. 21)
Pair facing murder charges after 17-year-old stabbed to
death on Jasmine Cres.
By Fred Sherwin
men have been charged with second degree murder in connection
the stabbing death of 17-year-old Issaiah Clashar outside
a Jasmine Crescent apartment building early Sunday morning.
were called to the 2000 block of Jasmine Crescent at around
12:15 a.m. Sunday morning. When they arrived they found
three men suffering from various stab wounds.
was the most seriously injured and was rushed to CHEO
with multiple life-threatening stab wounds where he was
pronounced dead. The other two men were treated at the
General Campus of Ottawa Hospital where they were questioned
by police investigators.
two suspects fled the scene on foot, but were apprehended
a short while later near Hwy. 174 and Blair Road. The
pair have been identified as Keanu Croteau, 18, and Mohamad
two men appeared in court Monday morning were each formally
charged with one count of second degree murder and one
count of attempted murder in connection with one of the
to the police, all five men were acquainted. What isn't
yet clear is why all five men were together when the stabbing
occurred, which would yield a possible. A resident who
heard the men quarreling from her nearby balcony says
she heard one of the men yell, "I can give you a
cheque," which would suggest the confrontation was
over a debt.
details of the case will no doubt come out during the
For now, a family has been robbed of a young man who had
his whole life in front of him and the residents of Jasmine
Crescent are left to reflect on the second murder in their
neighbourhood in less than six months.
Connor Stevenson was stabbed to death in April. David
Dubois, 19, is facing a second degree murder charge in
connection with that incident.
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