More than a year after Ali Henry's senseless murder,
his parents are praying a new $100,000 reward will
help bring the killer to justice.
In an emotional public appeal, Sybilla
Henry yesterday wept as she recalled the
honor student's stabbing death following
a pick-up basketball game at an Etobicoke,
(Ontario, Canada) school on Jan. 30, 1996.
"I want (the murderer) to come forward and
I am hoping and praying that this reward
helps," she told reporters at Metro Police
headquarters after the Police Board offered
the reward. "Ali didn't deserve this. He
was a good boy. His life has been shattered.
His plans, his dreams - these people have
taken them away from him."
Marcus Henry fought back tears remembering the
phone call informing him that his son had been
knifed in a 7:30 p.m. ambush outside Kingsview
The 21 year old was slain in the wake of a dispute
over a basketball game.
Det. James Ramer said Ali wasn't involved in
the on-court fracas, but he was
jumped because he left the game alone.
"There were quite a lot of people who witnessed
this (but) there just hasn't been
information forthcoming," Ramer said.
"We need that assistance. Our investigation is
confined to this area, however, there
are indications that some of the people
have tried to leave of have left Canada."
Anyone with information is asked to call
Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS.
Toronto Sun - By Robert Benzie
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