Category Archives: Domestic violence

TORONTO: Entire Cuban family gets sponsored, CIC expected to take measures

Wife fights to keep sponsored hubby’s family out of Canada

michele-mandel

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TORONTO — Deborah Parsons thought she had secured love and a happy future when she sponsored her new Cuban husband to Canada nine years ago.

Instead, she brought home violence, debt and a now-convicted domestic abuser intent on bringing the rest of his family to his new country. And despite her repeated warnings to the immigration department about her husband’s past since coming to Canada, they won’t tell her what they are doing to ensure members of his family are not allowed to come here as well.

“Now that the veil of control and abuse has lifted, my hindsight has become quite clear,” Parsons, 45, wrote in a letter to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. “I was only used for sponsorship, then required to be the bread winner, a maid, a chef, a laundress, a secretary, an employment agency and a charity organization.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Pimp Jamal Forde-Beckles pleads guilty, gets 1 year


Jamal Forde-Beckles, 24, of Markham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court to living off the avails and beating a woman he met in Mississauga in 2010. He was sentenced to a year in jail.

Young Markham pimp pleads guilty, gets 1 year
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

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Jamal Forde-Beckles, 24, of Markham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court to living off the avails and beating a woman he met in Mississauga in 2010. He was sentenced to a year in jail.
Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A Markham man has pleaded guilty to living off the avails of a woman he met at a Mississauga strip club.

Jamal Forde-Beckles must serve a further four months and 21 days after Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly sentenced him to a year in jail Wednesday, deducting time he has already served. Continue reading

Brossard, Que.: Inspired by acid-throwing cultures, Nikolas Stefanatos desfigures Tanya St-Arnaud sending her in coma

 

Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook)

Quebec woman burned and in coma after acid attack
Woman’s boyfriend charged with aggravated assault
CBC News Posted: Aug 28, 2012 9:30 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 12:10 AM ET
Tanya St-Arnauld is in a coma in hospital, with acid burns to her face, arms and upper body. (Facebook) Facebook

A woman from Longueuil, Que., is in a coma, with serious burns to her upper body, after she was attacked with acid Sunday.

Police say the man arrested in the attack is her boyfriend, who is to appear in court for a bail hearing on Friday.

Nikolas Stefanatos, 27, of Brossard, Que., was charged with aggravated assault. In his first court appearance Monday, his bail hearing was held over. Continue reading