POLITICS
02/13/2012 02:34 EST | Updated 04/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Statements from boy, 11, who committed suicide to be admitted in trial: judge

OSHAWA, Ont. - An 11-year-old boy’s statements to police before he committed suicide will be admitted at the trial of another Ontario boy accused of assaulting and robbing him.

Justice Mary Teresa Devlin ruled today in Oshawa that 11-year-old Mitchell Wilson’s written statements will be admissible.

Durham regional police allege the suspect slammed Mitchell's face into the sidewalk and stole his iPhone in Pickering in November 2010.

Mitchell, who suffered from muscular dystrophy, killed himself last September, the day he was subpoenaed to testify in the case. His parents have said he was being bullied.

Craig Wilson, Mitchell's father, has said his son suffered panic attacks and severe depression following the incident.

Wilson said his son was afraid to face his alleged attacker in court. (CKDO, The Canadian Press)