Saskatoon

Crown wants Saskatoon 15-year-old sentenced as adult if convicted in fatal March shooting

Security in a Saskatoon provincial court was forced to eject family members of homicide victim Mark Enwaya and the mother of one of the people accused of killing him from court Tuesday morning.

Families of accused, victim both ejected from court after emotional outburst

Mark Enwaya was Saskatoon's second homicide victim of the year. (Supplied by Gina Bak)

Security in a Saskatoon provincial court was forced to eject family members of homicide victim Mark Enwaya and the mother of one of the people accused of killing him from court Tuesday morning.

Security was already tight in Courtroom No. 2 for the appearance of the 15-year-old accused.

Enwaya, 31, was shot and killed on March 12, 2019, in an alley behind Saskatoon's Avenue Q S. 

His mother, father and sister have had to be cautioned and restrained during the earlier appearances of the 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death.

They were bracketed in court this morning by a major crimes detective and victim services workers.

All three rose to their feet and began gesturing at the 15-year-old when he was led into the prisoner's box. But the situation escalated when they spotted the teen's mother metres away in the public gallery.

Enwaya's family, and the teen's mother, all had to be physically restrained and taken from the courtroom.

Judge Brent Klause later suggested that a room be set up for the family with a video link for future appearances.

During the teen's appearance, prosecutor Ainsley Furlonger gave notice that the Crown would apply to have the 15-year-old sentenced as an adult if convicted.

He returns to court May 7.