KAWARTHA LAKES-The legal wrangling continues in the murder of Alex Tobin of Omemee.
The 18-year-old 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.
On October 13th Kawartha 411 News learned that the crown and defence attorney were discussing a plea deal.
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 on October 13. “There’s some discussion happening before committal to see if committal (to trial) will be necessary.”
Brown appeared once again in a Lindsay courtroom on October 31 while his lawyer Krystal Manitius, a partner at Barrison Law provided an update to the judge on the discussions. Brow appeared in person wearing dress clothes. He waved at two people sitting in the courtroom.
The crown and defence told Justice Wood discussions on a plea deal are continuing but have not yet reached an agreement. The Justice who is presiding over the case is moving to the courts in Oshawa and a deal could not be reached before he left Lindsay. Both parties agreed to commit Brown to stand trial in superior court on the charges while continuing discussions on a plea deal. The defence says it plans to apply for bail if a deal is not reached.
Brown will appear in superior court on November 27th.
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.