Even if the slight chance that Lamar Skeete had nothing to do with the murder o f Kenneth Marks, reigns supreme in court, the fact remains that he was sh o wing kids a gun at his housing complex at one point, and that then caused Kenneth's live to change, and Lamar's. At the very least we can say that event o f showing the guns to kids is what killed Kenneth Marks.
There has been new light shed by a comment below who is sticking up for Lamar Skeete, which is something that must be paid close attention to. This blog originates as a place to talk about the people involved with murders in Toronto. My hope is to bring an image of each person spoken of to light, where they have a chance to defend themselves online, and where people who are close to them are able to speak their minds.
Lets get one thing out there - I do not know the people I speak of. I only can reference what is in the media, and what I feel has happened regarding cases. This passage starts with my interpretation, but can end with your input, making me realize where I went wrong.
The fact remains that Lamar has many inconsistencies with his story (Tattoo Parlour at 9PM, when the owner says he was there at 7PM). That alone is very damaging, and a major point to why I think he had something to do with it.
This world is messed up when we can't connect the dots regarding the murder of Kenneth Marks. We have to understand that the people that Lamar Skeete hangs around are murderous cowards. All of them. In the comments you see someone respond about the Jane Boys and saying something about Chuch...whatever that means, it must be known that they are part of a pathetic group of individuals who have brought a fantasy to reality, killing people who felt strongly about trying to make their community a safer place.
There comes a time when we have to look beyond evidence. Evidence is important, but there deduction of facts needs to be accounted for too! There are only two people who would have the desire for Kenneth Marks be murdered. How messed up is our world where we protect the murderers?? They should have been in jail for their 2009 attempted murder charge, yet Lamar Skeete was given back to the streets because there was simply not enough to put him away.
"When the first order of business at the trial was to dismiss the charge against one of the brothers for lack of a reasonable chance of conviction — this was Lamar Skeete — Mark still did not falter, and testified anyway.
When Skeete's brother was acquitted, after a brief judge-alone trial, Mark continued with his life.
Twelve days after the brothers were back on the street, on Dec. 29, 2009, Mark was shot execution-style on his way to work."more: http://www.canada.com/news/Blatchford+Contrast+between+teens+called+testify+victim+galling/6230344/story.html#ixzz1ptkRRpkh
TORONTO — Citizens throughout Toronto fear for their safety if they co-operate with police after dramatic messages and overt attacks, including bullets being left on the doorstep of witnesses and drive-by shootings through their windows, a police expert told court Wednesday.
“There is nothing nice about the code of silence at all,” Sergeant Gavin Jansz, a Toronto police officer, testified at the murder trial of a man accused of shooting dead a Crown witness who had previously fingered him in another shooting.
Here is what Christie says in The Star:
- He agreed that he was with Mr. Skeete on the night of the murder, though he was vague about what time. But he said he picked him up near a west-end subway station as the sun was setting, and claims to have dropped him off at either a barbershop or a tattoo parlor.
- While he said he wasn’t sure where he was in the city that night, he told Ms. Simone that wherever he was, “someone ran past me and I ran for an alleyway and as I ran I heard a shot fired.”
- S.M. also said that as he allegedly ran back to his car, “there was a guy on the floor [this was presumably Mr. Mark, dying face down on the street] and I ran past him.”
- He said that some time later, at his ex-girlfriend’s house, he saw the same video being played on the news and told his girl “I thought it was me because I have the same clothes” and “I think that’s me but I wasn’t sure.”
- He agreed that he had a relationship with Mr. Skeete, in that “he buys marijuana off me” and “I know him as a client. Like I don’t know him as a friend.”
- He said he was, however, friends with Mr. Skeete’s brother, who also can’t be identified because of the YCJA, both “from jail” and from the days when he belonged to S.M.’s dance group in Grade 8.
- He also told Ms. Simone that “kush” was slang for marijuana. Just last week, the jurors heard from another youth, identified only as B.I., who has been convicted for possessing the murder gun, a .22 Walther found hidden deep in an air vent at his family home during a police search. B.I. denied getting the gun from Mr. Skeete two days after the murder and said he’d bought it from a mysterious white stranger he knew only as “Kush.”
- Mr. Mark had warned the brothers to stay away from his housing complex after he was told the pair showed a shotgun to neighbourhhood children, court heard earlier. Mr. Mark was later shot in the back with a shotgun but survived to finger the Skeete brothers.