DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: One of the men accused in the 2009 murder of Uxbridge native and Port Perry HS graduate Christopher Skinner was denied bail on Friday.
More than four years after Skinner's death in 2009, Agustin Alexander Caruso was arrested in November 2013 and charged with second-degree murder.
The 27-year-old Skinner was killed in a late-night altercation in Toronto's entertainment district on Oct. 18, 2009.
It's believed that he had been attempting to hail a cab and may have accidentally touched a passing SUV, setting off the chain of events that would ultimately lead to his untimely death.
Police allege that the four men who were in the SUV got out and knocked Skinner to the ground, punching and kicking him. Two women were also in the car at the time, but didn't participate in the beating.
Police say that following the beating, the men then got back into the car and the driver ran over Skinner, killing him.
Caruso, who was 19-years-old at the time, was allegedly the driver.
Three other men have also been charged in connection with the case. Jamaal Phillips Bond, Nicholas Swaby and Anthony Samuel have all been charged with various offences, including assault causing bodily harm, obstruct police and conspiracy to commit indictable offence of aggravated assault.
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