Bail hearing begins for accused in bush party homicide

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A bail hearing for one of three people accused of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a London teen began Monday.

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Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, attended the hearing by video link from the South West Detention Centre in Maidstone, near Windsor.

Guerra, Dylan Schapp, 19, and Emily Altmann, 19, are charged in the death of Josue Silva, 18. He died after he was shot July 31 at an outdoor party near a woodlot close to Pack Road on the outskirts of Lambeth.

There is a court-ordered publication ban on the evidence heard at the bail hearing.

Altmann was in custody at London’s Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre until she was granted a house-arrest style bail Oct. 1. She was ordered to wear an electronic GPS ankle bracelet so her movements can be monitored.

At the time of his death, Silva was described as a hardworking and caring young man who had graduated from Saunders secondary school and was supposed to start his second year at Western University in September.

Guerra’s bail hearing is expected to resume Wednesday.

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