Police lay additional charge in homicide



Halifax Regional Police has charged an additional youth in relation to the homicide that occurred last week in Halifax.

 Today, investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested a youth who was previously arrested and released in relation to the homicide.

The 16-year-old youth is scheduled to appear in Halifax Youth Justice Court this afternoon to face one count of second-degree murder.

On Friday, two 14-year-old youths appeared in youth court to face one count each of second-degree murder.

On April 22 at approximately 5:05 p.m. police responded to a report of an injured person in the parking lot of a shopping centre at 7001 Mumford Road. Officers located 16-year-old Ahmad Maher Al Marrach, who was taken to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Later that day, officers arrested two 16-year-old youths who were later released without charges in relation to the homicide investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, and investigators are asking anyone who has information in relation to Ahmad’s homicide to call police at 902-490-5020