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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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