The victim was sitting with friends at the Tim Hortons and Wendy’s at Britannia Rd. and Terry Fox Way at around 12:30 p.m. when a suspect approached him from behind and allegedly stabbed him, according to Peel Regional Police. The suspect fled southwest across Britannia Rd. to a townhouse complex.
The victim was taken to Credit Valley Hospital with multiple stab wounds, paramedics said at the time.
Police arrested 21-year-old Morad Maher Thatcher of Mississauga on Monday. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
He will appear in court in Brampton Tuesday morning.
‘There used to be a presumption of innocence in this country but I don’t know what happened to it’
By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 06, 2014 5:22 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 06, 2014 5:22 PM ET
Criminal defence lawyers are dismayed that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander publicly branded a man charged with killing his wife a murderer before his trial.
Alexander brought up the case of Nasira Fazli this week as he talked publicly about the need for legislation to crack down on so-called “honour” killings and polygamy among immigrants.
“Not much more than one year ago, she was killed — 48 stab wounds — by her husband, Feraidon Mohammad Ibrahem, who had been in this country only for a few months, sponsored by her,” Alexander told a news conference at a women’s centre in west-end Toronto.
“While what he did is clearly a crime, among the gravest crimes that can be committed and that he is facing the full consequences of the law for murder, this was also a barbaric cultural practice in that he felt that he had been dishonoured by her ability to be independent.”
Alexander went on to say that “that kind of behaviour by any immigrant, by any Canadian, is unacceptable.”
Fazli, 31, of Ajax, Ont., was found stabbed to death in July 2013.
Ibrahem’s preliminary inquiry wrapped up last month and he has yet to stand trial for first-degree murder. Continue reading →
Caesar Rosales, Kelowna bus stabbing victim, remembered
Tyler Newton is charged with second degree murder, after Rosales was stabbed on a busy bus Thursday night
CBC News Posted: Nov 03, 2014 7:08 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 03, 2014 11:59 AM PT
Caesar Rosales walking the CN Tower in an undated photo. Rosales, a father of one and aerospace worker, also enjoyed skydiving, bungy jumping and ziplining. He was stabbed to death in a random attack on a city bus in Kelowna, B.C. on Thursday Oct. 30, 2014. (Google+)
Tyler Jack Newton, 23, has been charged with the second degree murder of Rosales on Thursday night. He allegedly stabbed Rosales in the neck in an apparently random attack as Newton was leaving the busy bus. Continue reading →
CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:03 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 7:44 AM PT
Vancouver police have released a composite sketch of the man who allegedly dragged a 35-year-old woman into a car in an East Vancouver alley, then stabbed and sexually assaulted her.
The attack took place at around midnight on Saturday, when the woman was walking in the east lane of Joyce Street near Archimedes Street, a few blocks south of the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain station.
She was approached by a man in an older-model dark bluish-green minivan that has tinted side windows and a sliding door on the passenger side.
Police say the man grabbed her and dragged her into the minivan, drove to an area near East 45th Avenue and Rupert Street, and then stabbed her and assaulted her.
“The victim managed to scream and fight off her attacker, but not before receiving serious injuries,” said Vancouver Police Department Const. Brian Montague.
The woman was released from hospital on Monday, police said.
VPD investigators believe the man responsible for the attack is in his mid-to-late-40s, possibly Middle Eastern, with an olive skin tone and a heavy, solid build. Interviews with the victim and other witnesses put him at six feet to six feet two inches tall and weighing 250 pounds.
Police say the suspect spoke with an accent and is believed to be balding, with a short, shaved fringe of black hair around the sides and back of his head.
Officers say they have received some tips from the public, but believe others must have seen or heard something in either of those locationsand are asking for those witnesses — including at least two drivers who went by East 45th Avenue near Rupert Street at around the time of the assault — to come forward.
Police are asking anyone who may know or have seen anything to contact the Vancouver Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-0601.
Mourners from the Eritrean community weep outside the funeral of civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane, who was stabbed to death last week.
By: Olivia Carville Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Oct 04 2014
Hundreds of members of Toronto’s Eritrean community chanted in grief for more than an hour as they honoured the life of slain civic leader Nahom Tsehaie Berhane on Saturday.
The women, wearing traditional white head scarves, wept during the service.
The men, in black suits, bowed their heads.
Berhane, 34, was stabbed to death as he was walking with friends along Danforth Ave. near Greenwood Ave., on Sept. 27.
The father of two was well-known in the city’s Eritrean community and the Medhane Alem Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, near Dufferin St. and Eglinton Ave. W., was overflowing with mourners Saturday morning. Continue reading →
When emergency crews rushed through the front door that winter night—Jan. 21, 2014—they found white tiles covered in blood and two people clinging to life. It was a gruesome, chaotic scene, even for a seasoned paramedic. Whoever swung the blade, again and again, had already fled.
Anita Summan, who owned the home in Brampton, Ont., was lying at the bottom of the main wooden staircase, alert but fading. Summan’s daughter, in her bedroom when the assailant pounced, had sprinted to her side. “She was still alive,” says Sonali Summan, 22. “I was in a hysterical shock, trying to figure out what was going on.” Continue reading →
GROVELAND — A North Andover man who has appeared in well-known movies was arrested in Groveland by U.S. Marshals in connection with a 2009 beating and stabbing outside a Quebec night club.
Ziad Akl, 40, 40 Royal Crest Drive, North Andover, was arrested Wednesday on Salem Street by the U.S. Marshals Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force with help from Groveland Police.
Akl, a heavily-tattooed man who was an extra in the films “Shutter Island” and “The Fighter,” was wanted on a warrant out of Quebec for aggravated assault and assault, according to federal court documents. He is accused of participating in an attack on several bouncers at the Red Lite nightclub in Laval, a town near Montreal. Continue reading →
Nabil Huruy, 23, kept his head down during a brief court appearance Thursday. Huruy is accused of stabbing and killing 45-year-old firefighter Dominic Parker at a Toronto cafe earlier this week. ( Alex Tavshunsky)
Nabil Huruy, the man charged in the stabbing death of a Markham, Ont., firefighter made his second court appearance today.
The 23-year-old appeared briefly at a downtown courtroom this morning, keeping his head down as he stood in the prisoner’s dock. He remains in custody.
Huruy is accused of attacking Dominic Parker “without provocation” at an east-end cafe earlier this week.