Man accused in death of Tylor McInnis denied bail

Suspect charged in connection with Tylor McInnis homicide released on house arrest

An 18-year-old man accused of first-degree murder in the death of Tylor McInnis was denied bail Thursday by a Halifax judge and will remain in jail. 

Tylor McInnis's body was found last August in the trunk of a car parked in a cemetery in North Preston. According to court documents, he had gone to North Preston with his friend, Liam Thompson, who was also tied up and wounded the same night.

Daniel Downey, 18, is one of three people facing murder charges in McInnis's death. At a hearing Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Justice Glen McDougall denied Downey's request to be released on bail. 

Several members of McInnis's family were in court for the decision. McInnis's aunt, Tina Rose, said she was relieved. 

"God is good," she said. "He didn't get released. Justice prevailed." 

Two other people also face first-degree murder charges in McInnis's death: 24-year-old Shawntez Downey and 25-year-old Nicco Smith. Both remain in custody.

A preliminary inquiry is set for June.

Two other people are also accused of lesser offences in connection with the case, including unlawful confinement and being an accessory to murder after the fact.