Youth in 2005 charged in killing

The only youth charged with murdering Jane Creba erupted in outrage yesterday after a judge ordered him to stand trial in her death.

The accused, who cannot be named because he was 17 at the time of the shooting, started muttering furiously shortly after provincial court Justice Bruce Young left the courtroom. Young had just committed him to stand trial as charged.

The young man, now 19, will be tried on one count of second-degree murder, six of attempted murder and nine firearms offences related to the wild Yonge Street gunfight on Boxing Day 2005.


Creba, a Riverdale Collegiate Grade 10 student, died in the crossfire. Six others were injured.

This is the first ruling in the three preliminary hearings for the 10 males charged in the case.

As he was handcuffed and led away, the accused made angry comments while his mother tried to calm him down.

He was heard using foul language and calling someone “self-serving,” but it was unclear whom he meant.

Murder charges

  • Three adults, Tyshaun Barnett, 20, Louis Raphael Woodcock, 20, and Jeremiah Valentine, 25, also face one second-degree murder and six attempted-murder charges.

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