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Monday, May 4, 2009

Trial Begins in Murder of Brenton Charlton

Killed for nothing. This man lost his life because of a dumb war between Malvern and Galloway. Brenton Charlton was shot to death 5 years ago near Nielson and Finch. Leonard Bell, a friend in the passenger seat was also shot 9 times but survived. It was clearly a case of mistaken identity. The real target was supposedly "Ras P" a rival from the Malvern Crew.

Today, the three men accused of killing him were in court, charged with his first-degree murder, and attempted murder. On trial is Tyshan Riley, the alleged leader of the notorious Galloway Boys gang, along with Jason Wisdom and Phil Atkins.

The family of Brenton expressed so much grief over this senseless murder and pray for justice to be served.

I remember this shooting like it was yesterday, it was my last year in college and one of my classmates was Brenton's co-worker, tears streamed down her eyes as she told me of his death. It's surprising at how long it has taken for this trial to begin. If these men are responsible for this man's death, I hope they get what they deserve.

R.I.P. Brenton