Weese sentenced to life in Zaveda killing
Brawl erupts outside courtroom
Kyle Weese was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with no chance of parole for 22 years for the murder of a young woman who was gunned down at an east Toronto pub in 2008.
Weese, 27, was found guilty in October. He fired a hail of bullets that killed Bailey Zaveda, 23, and injured four others, including his brother, outside the Duke of York Tavern in Toronto on Oct. 25, 2008.
It all began inside the Queen Street East watering hole, located in the city's Leslieville neighbourhood, in the early hours of a chilly, rain-soaked Saturday morning.
Weese got into a fight with a man who touched his girlfriend's arm. He was kicked out of the bar, and the man followed him outside.
Someone then passed Weese a Luger nine-millimetre handgun, prosecutors told the court during his trial, and he fired off all 13 rounds, striking Zaveda six times as well as two other women and two men. One of the men was his own brother; the other was the uncle of the man Weese was arguing with.
Zaveda, who had recently moved to Toronto from Brockville, Ont., for a job, died at the scene. Weese escaped, only to turn himself in to police three days later after they issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for him.
A fight erupted outside the courtroom following Weese's sentencing on Thursday when a group of Weese's supporters began to brawl with one of the Crown's witnesses. Two people were arrested.