VIDEO: Youths Sentenced to Jail in Vicious Assault

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Two teens involved in a vicious assault on a student outside of a Windsor high school are going to youth jail.

On September 12, 2018, then 14-year-old Jayden Trudell and his cousin were walking from Herman High School, using an alley, when they were approached by a group of boys.

Jayden was picked up and dropped headfirst on the ground.  He was unconscious and was seen on a cell phone video being kicked and punched.  His cousin jumped in to help and was punched as well.

One youth was sentenced to five months custody which includes over three months of that in a youth detention centre.

A second youth was given three months custody including one month in a youth detention centre.

Both have been given 24 months probation.

A third suspect was discharged with conditions and will be on probation for 12 months.

Jayden's grandfather Kevin Trudell says he's pleased with the ruling.

"I'm glad it's over, my family is glad it's over so we can get on with it because it's all you think about," says Trudell.  "But I'm happy with the judge and I was happy with the crown and I'm happy with the decision.  It's nice to see the main guy going away for, it's only 100 days, I would have liked to see obviously the seven months instead of the five but hopefully in those 100 days he gets some help."    

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Jayden Trudell's grandfather Kevin speaks outside of provincial court after sentences were handed down in a brutal attack last September, August 21, 2019 (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

Trudell says he gives the main offender credit for issuing an apology in front of everyone inside the courtroom.

"I'll say this for him, a couple times he looked at us, at Jayden and at my daughter which I thought took a lot of guts," says Trudell.     

When handing down her ruling, Justice Micheline Rawlins told the court, "This is real life not a video game, blood and bones and people."

Jayden suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed and hearing loss.

The youths can't be named because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

— With files from AM800's Rob Hindi