Creba defendants confessed after shootout, trial told

Tyshaun Barnett and Louis Woodcock, the final two young men accused inthe Boxing Day shootout that killed teenager Jane Creba, confessed tobeing in a gunfight that night, one of the Crown’s key witnessestestified yesterday.

Tyshaun Barnett and Louis Woodcock, the final two young men accused in the Boxing Day shootout that killed teenager Jane Creba, confessed to being in a gunfight that night, one of the Crown’s key witnesses testified yesterday.

At first, K.B.J., who was 17 at the time of the high-profile murder, couldn’t recall what his former friends had said after describing how they, and two others, came over to his basement apartment sometime “after dark” on Dec. 26, 2005.

Crown attorney Maurice Gillezeau suggested he “refresh” his memory by reading a transcript of testimony he gave at the preliminary hearing.

“?‘I hope I didn’t hit anybody, I hope I didn’t hit her,’ ” K.B.J. testified that Woodcock, 22, his one-time roommate, told him.

Barnett, also 22, said the “other guys started firing at them” and that he “didn’t think he hit nobody.”

“He told me he pulled, released some, and started running,” K.B.J testified, adding, moments later, that Barnett said he had “popped off” some and “ran with everybody else.”

Creba, 15, was fatally shot after being hit by a stray bullet while shopping on crowded Yonge Street just after 5 p.m. Several others were wounded.

Woodcock and Barnett have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

 
 
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