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Joseph Scott Young charged with second-degree murder in Tehganni Lewis’s death

Victim in Oshawa rooming house murder remembered as loving, passionate son

Friends and family gathered Friday to remember 19-year-old Tehganni Lewis, who died Jan. 30 after he was assaulted a week earlier in an Oshawa rooming house.

Tehganni Lewis, 19, died a week after an attack on him on Jan. 23 in an Oshawa rooming house. Joseph Scott Young, 53, is now charged with his murder.

Tehganni Lewis, 19, died a week after an attack on him on Jan. 23 in an Oshawa rooming house. Joseph Scott Young, 53, is now charged with his murder.

VIA GOFUNDME

By: Staff Reporter, Published on Fri Feb 19 2016

Tehganni Lewis’s mother never had to wonder how her teenage son felt about her.

“There’s never a day that goes by that he don’t tell me, ‘Momma, I love you,’ ” Ann-Marie Williams-Johnson told the Star.

“I just can’t get it,” she whispered, almost to herself, just steps from where her son’s casket lay in a Toronto funeral parlour on Friday night.

The 19-year-old died Jan. 30, a week after he was viciously beaten in an Oshawa rooming house.

The man accused in his death was arrested in a dramatic fashion Thursday night when police from various jurisdictions surrounded a GO bus, with passengers locked inside with the suspected murderer, before Durham police boarded almost 30 minutes later to make the arrest.

The name of the accused, 53-year-old Joseph Scott Young, wasn’t familiar to the family.

“Don’t have a clue,” Williams-Johnson said about the man charged with second-degree murder in connection with her son’s death.

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