KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha 411 News has learned that a plea deal is possible in the murder of Alex Tobin.
Tobin was just 18 years old when he was shot and killed on February 18, 2020, at an apartment on King Street East in downtown Omemee. Witnesses reported that two suspects were seen fleeing the building and then got away in a vehicle on Highway 7.
26-year-old Jeremy Brown was charged with second-degree murder in May of 2022. Brown appeared in a Lindsay courtroom today wearing a blue dress shirt and black pants. Brown has not yet been committed to trial. His lawyer David Barrison asked the court to adjourn the matter to give him more time to negotiate a potential plea bargain.
“There’s continuing discussions happening right now, so committal will not be occurring at this time and it may not happen, David Barrison, Lawyer for Jeremy Brown told Kawartha 411 News outside the courtroom today. “There’s some discussion happening before committal to see if committal (to trial) will be necessary.”
Barrison says there are a lot of moving parts to this case and if a deal can be reached a trial will not be necessary.
Tobin’s mother Amy Rogers said she was not aware of a possible plea deal.
“I don’t think that’s fair. In my opinion, I think we should go to trial and not do a plea bargain because he should pay for what he’s done to my son and have a fair trial” Rogers told Kawartha 411 News by phone today.
Four others have been charged in connection with the case.
Dawson Tullock, 21, of Oshawa, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder. Jordan Brown, 31, and Oswald Brown, 76, both of Ajax, Ont., were each charged with two counts of party to the offence of failure to comply with release conditions and Clinton McDonald, 29, of Pickering, Ont., and charged him with accessory after the fact to murder.
Jeremy Brown will appear in court again on October 31.