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Toronto: Philip Grandine charged with first-degree murder in drowning death of his pregnant wife

Anna Karissa Grandine and Philip Grandine. Courtesy of Facebook.

The cause of Anna Karissa Grandine’s death was drowning, police say. (Humphrey Funeral Home)

Pastor faces murder charge in pregnant wife’s death
05/02/2012 | CityNews.ca staff

Anna Karissa Grandine and Philip Grandine. Courtesy of Facebook.

A Toronto pastor has been charged with first-degree murder in the drowning death of his pregnant wife last fall.

Philip Grandine, 25, was arrested and charged on Tuesday, and was scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom the same day.

On Oct. 17, 2011, police were called to 12 Marsh Rd. in the city’s east end where they found Anna Karissa Grandine in medical distress. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was drowning, police said in a release.

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The victim was a casualty underwriter at Berkley Canada in downtown Toronto and was active in several Baptist churches, most recently at Ennerdale Road Baptist Church where her husband had served as pastor, the notice said.