OTTAWA: Carmel Rouhani sexually abuses student, loses her martial arts dojo franchise

Karate school owner loses franchise over past abuse finding while a teacher

Douvris Martial Arts issued a statement to parents this week notifying them that it has severed its relationship with Carmel Rouhani of the Barrhaven Douvris Martial Arts franchise.
Douvris Martial Arts issued a statement to parents this week notifying them that it has severed its relationship with Carmel Rouhani of the Barrhaven Douvris Martial Arts franchise. KEN PAGAN / POSTMEDIA

The owner of an Ottawa martial arts dojo has lost her franchise rights following revelations that her school-teacher’s certificate was revoked last year after the Ontario College of Teachers ruled she had emotionally and sexually abused a student.

Douvris Martial Arts issued a statement to parents this week notifying them that it has severed its relationship with Carmel Rouhani of the Barrhaven Douvris Martial Arts franchise.

“Information has arisen which Ms. Rouhani failed to disclose at the beginning of her relationship with Douvris Martial Arts, and therefore, we are terminating our relationship with Ms. Rouhani,” the statement said. “Further, she has been advised not to have contact directly or indirectly with Douvris Martial Arts students. Martial Arts classes at the Barrhaven location are currently being taught by other Douvris instructors.”

Rouhani, 29, earned a bronze medal at the 2014 World Karate and Kickboxing Commission World Championships. She purchased the Barrhaven franchise in 2014.

Repeated messages seeking her comment Tuesday and Wednesday were not returned.

TORONTO: Everton Biddersingh gets life sentence for torturing and killing daughter

Life sentence for man who killed daughter in burning suitcase murder

Everton Biddersingh must serve at least 25 years in prison before he becomes eligible to apply for parole.

Melonie Biddersingh, shown in an undated photo, was murdered by her father, Everton Biddersingh. Her body was found in a burning suitcase 21 years ago.

Melonie Biddersingh

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Melonie Biddersingh, shown in an undated photo, was murdered by her father, Everton Biddersingh. Her body was found in a burning suitcase 21 years ago.

A man who drowned or starved his horrifically abused teenaged daughter to death two decades ago was handed a life sentence Monday, after court heard impact statements from three of the victim’s relatives.

Everton Biddersingh of Toronto, had little to say before Superior Court Justice Al O’Marra handed down the punishment for the “horrible” crime.

Everton Biddersingh, 60, of Toronto, had little to say before Superior Court Justice Al O’Marra handed down the punishment for the “horrible” crime.

“It will make no difference,” Biddersingh mumbled to the court.

A jury last month convicted Biddersingh of first-degree murder in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, Melonie Biddersingh. He will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.

In a written impact statement, the victim’s mother described the devastation she felt after learning in 2012 that her daughter’s charred remains had finally been identified.

“There is nothing — I mean absolutely nothing — Melonie would have ever done that could have led to the dreadful outcome of her murder,” Opal Austin said in the statement read to court.

“So, I am left wondering why for the rest of my life.”

The Crown maintained Biddersingh drowned or starved his daughter after a period of prolonged abuse, or that she died while he confined her in the apartment they shared with her stepmother, Elaine Biddersingh.

The teen, whose burned remains were found stuffed in a suitcase in an isolated industrial area north of Toronto, had come to Canada from Jamaica for a better life. Instead, by the time of her death, she weighed a skeletal 50 pounds and had 21 broken bones in various stages of healing. A piece of a vegetable was found in her vagina.

She had spent countless hours chained to furniture, stuffed in a tiny closet, or locked out on a balcony. Her father, according to one witness, would kick her and force the helpless victim’s head into a toilet and then flush.

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York police issued warrant for Nick Bagherzadeh, 20, of Richmond Hill on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder

Police search for man wanted in connection with fatal Vaughan stabbing

Gianluca Cellucci, 22, died in the Sunday morning incident. Another man was seriously injured.

York police have issued a issued a warrant for Nick Bagherzadeh, 20, of Richmond Hill on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder.

YORK REGION POLICE

York police have issued a issued a warrant for Nick Bagherzadeh, 20, of Richmond Hill on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder.

A warrant has been issued for a 20-year-old Richmond Hill man wanted by in connection with a stabbing that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

York Regional police say that, just before 3 a.m. Sunday, two groups of people got into a fight in a parking lot near Hwy. 400 and Hwy. 7 in Vaughan.

Two young men were stabbed in the fray.

Gianluca Cellucci, 22, died at the scene. Another 22-year-old was taken to hospital and is expected to survive, say police.

Officers say Nick Bagherzadeh will face charges of second degree murder and attempted murder when he is located.

BRAMPTON “HONOUR KILLING”? Sukhchain Brar charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

Brampton man charged with murder of wife found in scorched truck

OPP found body of Gurpreet K. Brar in vehicle on westbound Highway 402 at 3:15 a.m.

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Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

A Brampton man has been charged in his wife’s death following a tractor-trailer fire near Sarnia on Sunday, police say.

The OPP responded to reports of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 402 near the Camlachie Rd. overpass at 3:15 a.m.

Police say the body of 37-year-old Gurpreet K. Brar was discovered inside the scorched truck, and was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for examination.

On Wednesday, police arrested Sukhchain Brar, 50, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Lambton OPP Const. Chris Doupe confirmed the accused and the deceased were spouses.

Brar is due to appear in Sarnia court Thursday.

#FreshBreathBandit identified as Lester Hosein, wanted for stealing $1,500 worth of chewing gum in Markham

Police identify #FreshBreathBandit

York Regional Police have named the man wanted for stealing $1,500 worth of chewing gum in Markham.

 York Regional Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, in connection with the robbery of a Markham pharmacy. Police are accusing Hosein of taking over $1,500 worth of gum.ISAI, VJOSA / YOUTUBE IMAGE

York Regional Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, in connection with the robbery of a Markham pharmacy. Police are accusing Hosein of taking over $1,500 worth of gum.

The man who York Regional Police called the #FreshBreathBandit now has a real name.

Police are looking for Lester Hosein, 46, who is accused of stealing over $1,500 worth of chewing gum from a Markham pharmacy back in December.

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Police are crediting tips, social media, and news coverage in their investigation thus far. They believe he is somewhere in the GTA, and have not yet made the arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423 ext 7541 or Crime Stoppers.

With files from Brennan Doherty

TORONTO: David Eminess and Quinn Taylor shot and killed outside Chinatown restaurant

Police identify Chinatown shooting victims

David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29, were shot and killed outside a Chinatown restaurant.

David Eminess, 26, was one of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan 31.

David Eminess, 26, was one of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan 31. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

By: Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter, Published on Tue Feb 02 2016

Toronto police have released the identities of two men killed in a downtown shooting in the early morning of Jan. 31.

David Eminess, 26, and Quinn Taylor, 29, were shot after a fight erupted outside New Ho King on Spadina Ave. near Nassau St. at 3:15 a.m.

Paramedics declared one victim dead on the scene. A second man died in hospital several hours later, police said.

Three others were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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