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Etobicoke: Bridget Takyi stabbed and set ablaze by Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, father of her two children

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Victoria Ptashnick

Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was founding lying on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.

Tue Jan 22 2013 07:29:00
Etobicoke murder victim had been stabbed, set on fire

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Bridget Takyi was supposed to be planning a trip to Disney World with her two little boys and best high school friend.

Instead, her friend will be helping plan the 27-year-old woman’s funeral.

Takyi’s body was found Saturday on Richgrove Dr., in the Martin Grove Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. area.

Her identity couldn’t initially be confirmed because she was burned so badly she was “virtually unrecognizable,” police said. She was the city’s third homicide victim of the year.

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Mississauga: Sami Karnaz charged with arson and disregard for human life

Torstar Network
Aug 06, 2012 – 9:23 AM
Mississauga man charged with arson in Hamilton fire

Hamilton Police have charged a Mississauga man in connection with a Saturday morning fire that engulfed a former convenience store.
Meanwhile, a construction worker is missing following the blaze that destroyed a former 7-Eleven on Main St. E.
Police have charged 30-year-old Sami Karnaz from Mississauga with arson and disregard for human life.

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Montreal: Jewish school firebomber Omar Bulphred facing new charges of breaching his release conditions, loitering and uttering death threats

 

Omar Bulphred, was found guilty of firebombing a Jewish boys school in Outremont in 2006.

Psychiatric Evaluation for Jewish School Firebomber
The man found guilty of firebombing a Jewish boys school in Outremont in 2006, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation.
By Rachel Hirshfeld 
First Publish: 7/11/2012, 12:46 PM

Omar Bulphred, the man found guilty of firebombing a Jewish boys school in Montreal in 2006, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation after being arrested on new charges.

Bulphred, 27, was arrested Friday just a month after he completed his sentence on June 11 and is facing charges of breaching his release conditions, loitering and uttering death threats.

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Montreal: Haitian radiostation torched after hosts criticized former dictator

 

CPAM 1610 AM in Montreal was torched following calls by the radio hosts for a criminal trial for Jean-Claude Duvalier, who returned last year to the country he terrorized for decades. (PASCAL GIRARD/QMI Agency)

Montreal radio station torched

By Brian Daly ,QMI Agency
First posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 04:08 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 06:53 PM EDT
CPAM 1610 AM in Montreal was torched following calls by the radio hosts for a criminal trial for Jean-Claude Duvalier, who returned last year to the country he terrorized for decades. (PASCAL GIRARD/QMI Agency)

MONTREAL — A Haitian radio station here was hit by arsonists on the weekend after hosts criticized the country’s former dictator.

CPAM 1610 AM was torched following calls by the radio hosts for a criminal trial for Jean-Claude Duvalier, who returned last year to the country he terrorized for decades.

CPAM’s north-end administrative offices were partially destroyed on Sunday and the studio suffered water damage, rendering it useless.

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African sets bus on fire in Toronto

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Brampton: Joshua Raphael sought by police

Brampton babysitter sought by police after house set on fire

Molly Hayes and Dylan C. Robertson, The Star

A Brampton teen is wanted by police after he allegedly lit a fire in a home where he was babysitting his young niece and nephew — and then fled.

Peel Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Joshua Raphael, 19, after a fire was lit in a home where he was babysitting.

It’s not known why 19-year-old Joshua Raphael allegedly set the fire on Wednesday evening, or why he fled, leaving the two young kids behind at the house near Kennedy Rd. N. and Vodden St. E.

“I was shocked someone would do that,” said Const. Thomas Ruttan. When asked his reaction, he said “I’m not sure I can put it into words.”

The teen’s 9-year-old niece was able to quickly extinguish the ground-level fire with a bucket of water, preventing any injury to herself or her 5-year-old brother. There was minimal damage done to the home, Peel Regional Police said.

Police said an accelerant was used to start the fire. A smoke alarm was activated, and a neighbour called 911.

“It’s not a typical call we deal with,” said Const. George Tudos. “Trying to locate him is a priority so we can understand what the motivation was.”

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Raphael for arson and mischief endangering life. Police believe he is travelling by foot or using public transit, but is in the Brampton area.

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