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One of the brothers charged with murder of Nick Tanti released on bail

Mom furious and disappointed after one of the men accused of killing her son is released on $75,000 bail
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One of the two brothers charged with the first-degree murder of Nick Tanti has been granted bail.

Angus Kee, 22, was granted bail at an audio hearing through the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday morning.

His brother and co-accused, Aidan Kee, 26, remains behind bars.

Nick Tanti, 27, died on Feb. 29 following what police said was an altercation involving three men outside Tony's Billiards on Macdonell Street at roughly 2 a.m. Tanti received stab wounds during the altercation and later died in hospital.

Police located Angus and Aidan Kee a short distance from the scene within minutes of being called to the incident and arrested them. Police later said the Kee brothers and Tanti were known to one another.

Angus Kee was released on a $75,000 no-deposit bail to a surety with a number of conditions.

Justice Bruce Durno placed a a publication ban on Friday's 40-minute bail hearing under section 517 of the Criminal Code. Durno made it specifically clear that the publication ban includes all social media.

Angus Kee joined the hearing over the phone from Maplehurst Correctional Centre. He is being represented by Toronto lawyer Paula Rochman.

Tanti's mother Sharon and sister Jessica also listened in on the phone hearing.

Following the bail hearing, Sharon Tanti expressed her anger and disappointment in a phone interview with GuephToday.

"Bullshit. It's bullshit," she said of the fact that bail was granted. "I'm absolutely disappointed in the system. Disappointed in the legal system."

Sharon Tanti said she only found out Thursday morning that Angus Kee was getting out on bail.

"I was freaking out. It was just like the day Nick died."

Angus Kee's next court hearing is set for June 2.

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