VANCOUVER - Charges will not be laid in the stabbing death of an apparent Good Samaritan who was trying to break up a fight aboard a bus in Surrey, B.C.
The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch has issued a statement saying there is little chance of a conviction related to the Oct. 7, 2011 death of 18-year-old Jamie Kehoe.
The teen was trying to break up a fight between two women aboard the bus when he was slashed in the neck by another man.
Prosecutors say the suspect may have been acting in self defence because some witnesses report a friend of Kehoe's had pulled out a baton and was beating the man.
Criminal justice branch spokesman Neil MacKenzie says circumstantial evidence suggests the man delivered the fatal slash.
But MacKenzie says conflicting and incomplete witness statements mean there's no way to prove a murder or manslaughter charge.