Grand jury indicts Canadian diplomat's son in fatal shooting

Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, charged with first-degree murder


MIAMI – A grand jury has indicted a Canadian diplomat's 15-year-old son in a drug-related shootout in which his older brother and another teenager died.

Marc Wabafiyebazu was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges, including first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and attempted felony murder. He will be moved from juvenile detention to an adult jail.

His attorney said Wabafiyebazu will plead not guilty.

Wabafiyebazu was arrested after the March 31 shooting deaths of his brother, Jean Wabafiyebazu, and Joshua Wright, both 17.

Police said the Wabafiyebazu brothers intended to rob an alleged drug dealer of marijuana when something went wrong. The alleged dealer, Anthony Rodriguez, 19, was wounded and also faces murder and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell charges.

Another suspected drug dealer, Johann Ruiz, 21, was also named in the indictment. Ruiz and Rodriguez have both bonded out of jail.

The Wabafiyebazu brothers' mother is Roxanne Dube, a longtime Canadian diplomat who recently became general consul in Miami.

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