The two young men convicted of man­slaughter in the death of Jane Creba have expressed regret and sorrow for the Boxing Day 2005 shootout that claimed her life and injured six others.

“I want to let you know that I feel ashamed of the role I played and the injuries caused,” Louis Raphael Woodcock, 23, told Superior Court Justice Gladys Pardu at his sentencing hearing yesterday.

Woodcock said he hoped the family of the 15-year-old schoolgirl shot in the downtown gun battle and “all those affected by my actions will one day find it in their heart to forgive me.”

Co-accused Tyshaun Barnett, 23, in a handwritten letter to the judge, said he was “very sorry for the tragedy of Jane Creba’s death.”

In April a jury convicted the two men of taking part in a gun battle with Jeremiah Valentine, whose handgun actually killed Creba outside the Foot Locker shoe store on Yonge Street.
The hearing resumes Aug. 26.

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