Iqbal came from a close-knit family and was loved dearly, and the judge told court that no penalty can bring him back.
After he stabbed the teen, Moore went to a friend’s house and appeared distraught about the killing. He then left town and later surrendered to police in Brampton, Ont.
Moore, a chef, turned to fast money as an enforcer for a Vanier drug-house, which meant arming himself with a knife and accepting the risk of violence that came along with the job, court heard. Moore’s job as an armed enforcer was an aggravating fact, the judge told court.
Moore was ready to inflict violence and the only one to brandish a weapon, the judge said.
The judge noted that Moore didn’t need to go outside and follow up Iqbal’s threats.
“Had he not done that, everything would have fizzed out and we would not be here today,” the judge told court.
The killer expressed remorse in court and the judge accepted it as genuine and noted that Moore, 30, has a decent shot at rehabilitation.
The judge said he took great stock in the fact that Moore, 30, accepted responsibility by pleading guilty and spared the victim’s family the trauma of a trial.
There is no set range for manslaughter, and the judge said he wanted the six-year sentence to send a message that the “bravado and posturing” in drug culture can lead to “terrible results.”
“You acted horribly that night and needlessly took a man’s life,” the judge told Moore before he was escorted to jail.
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