A third teen has admitted to his role in a random, gang-related beating and robbery.
Crown attorney Jim Ross described how the robbers beat the victim, left him lying on the ground and then threatened his girlfriend as she tried to call police on her cellphone.
“If you don’t hang up right now and give us the phone, we’re going to go back and kill him. We’re Manitoba Warriors,” Ross quoted one robber as saying.
In court on Tuesday, Ross described how, on Sept. 1, a young man was chased, beaten and robbed of his headphones.
The young man was left lying in the fetal position with an impacted tooth, chipped tooth and other injuries.
The victim’s girlfriend, who was standing nearby, tried to call police but handed over her cellphone when one of the robbers threatened to kill her boyfriend and claimed they were members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang.
Ross described the incident after a 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery — one for the headphones, the other for the cellphone.
His precise role in the incident wasn’t specified.
The teen also admitted to breaching his bail curfew on Oct. 7 and resisting arrest on that date and will be sentenced for all of the offences on Jan. 15.
A 16-year-old has also pleaded guilty to the robberies and is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18.
Another 17-year-old boy has already been jailed for his role in the robberies and other offences.
As of his sentencing a couple of weeks ago, he’d spent 46 days in pre-sentence custody and was sentenced to spend six more months in jail.
Jail would be followed by three months supervision in the community, and then 18 months probation.
His other offences included a Sept. 13 fight with a student at Crocus Plains high school witnessed by 80 to 100 other students.
On Tuesday, his 14-year-old brother pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance for being the “third man in.”
He’d identified himself as a Manitoba Warrior and invited a student to fight his brother. Once they started to duke it out, he jumped in.
That youth, who claims he no longer hangs out with Manitoba Warriors, received a nine-month conditional discharge (a form of probation).
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 28, 2012