Canada diplomat’s son back in court in drug-related killings

MIAMI (AP) — The teenage son of a prominent Canadian diplomat is headed back to court seeking release on bail in a drug-related Miami shootout that killed his older brother and another youth.

A hearing resumes Friday for 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu, who is charged as an adult with murder and other crimes in the March 30 shootings. Wabafiyebazu wants a Miami-Dade judge to release him on bail before his trial, which prosecutors oppose.

Wabafiyebazu’s mother is Roxanne Dube, Canada’s consul general in Miami. Her 17-year-old son Jean Wabafiyebazu and Joshua Wright, also 17, were killed in what police say was an attempt by the brothers to rob marijuana dealers. Two other young men are also charged.

The brothers had only recently left Ottawa, Canada, to join their mother in Miami.

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