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Homeless Cory Barry Murdered Teenager, Court Finds

04/19/2013 04:37 EDT | Updated 06/19/2013 05:12 EDT
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: A man rests on a street in Manhattan on September 28, 2012 in New York City. In response to an increase in New York's homeless population, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration plans to open at least five new shelters by the end of this year. Currently the citywide shelter population is 46,036, including 26,503 adults and 19,537 children, which represents a 29% increase since spring 2011. The numbers of New Yorkers counted as homeless have surged after the city ended a rent-subsidy program known as Advantage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
VICTORIA - A 42-year-old homeless man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing of a 15-year old boy in Victoria.

Cory Barry was charged after Justin Wendland was stabbed twice in the chest without provocation at a bus stop outside the Times Colonist newspaper building in 2010.

In convicting Barry, a Supreme Court judge found the defence failed to prove the man suffered from a mental disorder to the point where he should be found not criminally responsible.

The question of whether Barry was mentally capable of understanding the severity of his actions played a key part in the trial.

But the judge ruled Barry understood that death was a likely outcome when he forcefully stabbed Wendland twice in the chest.

Barry will be sentenced later. (CFAX)