Akiel Eubank has been acquitted of the murder of Ephraim Brown, an 11-year-old boy, who was shot at a party in 2007.
Eubank was a member of the Five Point Generals, a Weston-area gang. At the time of his arrest, he was well known to police for weapons offenses and violence. He had been previously arrested for assaulting a police officer at Mario Bros, a now-defunct Weston bar.
The trial of Eubank hung on the testimony of a witness, Kishauna Thomas. No other witnesses came forward, and the jury, apparently, did not find her believable–though she had been threatened for testifying.
The Five Point Generals have likely been disbanded in the interim. Toronto Police claim to have broken up the gang.