TORONTO: Cancer researcher Mark Ernsting stabbed to death during evening walk

Cancer researcher stabbed to death during evening walk

Mark Ernsting, 39, worked for Ryerson University and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

CBC News Posted: Dec 15, 2015 10:17 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015 7:37 PM ET

Mark Ernsting, a 39-year-old biomedical engineer, died Tuesday night after being stabbed while out for his evening walk, according to police.

Mark Ernsting, a 39-year-old biomedical engineer, died Tuesday night after being stabbed while out for his evening walk, according to police. (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research)

A 39-year-old man fatally stabbed Tuesday evening was out for his regular evening walk and appears to be the victim of a robbery gone wrong, Toronto police say.

Calvin Michael Nimoh

Calvin Michael Nimoh has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Mark Ernsting. He appeared in court on Wednesday. (Pam Davies/CBC)

Mark Ernsting, 39, died after he was attacked near 38 McGill St., just east of Yonge Street and close to Ryerson University, around 9:30 p.m. ET.

Police say he was stabbed multiple times, including at least once in the head.

“There was no previous relationship between the accused and the deceased,” Det. Paul Worden told CBC News. “The deceased was just out for his normal evening walk and happened to come across the accused and he was attacked.”

CBC News has confirmed that Ernsting worked for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

He was also an adjunct professor at Ryerson University where he worked with graduate students in the electrical and computer engineering department.

About an hour after the attack, police arrested Calvin Michael Nimoh, 21, near Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue. He is charged with second-degree murder and appeared in court on Wednesday.

Investigators believe Nimoh, who is known to police, may have tried to rob Ernsting.

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VANCOUVER: Amirreza Sepehr charged with stabbing, had been previously convicted for assault with a weapon

Amirreza Sepehr has been charged with assault in connection with a stabbing at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.

A man accused of stabbing a fellow student in the face at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Wednesday evening has been granted bail and is under house arrest at his parents’ home.

Amirreza Sepehr has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon. The 24-year-old man, who is believed to suffer from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, turned himself in on Thursday morning.

Appearing in court in Vancouver on Friday, he was granted bail under the following conditions:

  • He must keep the peace.
  • He must not leave his parents’ home, unless escorted by one of his parents or someone approved by his bail supervisor.
  • He must not carry any knives or weapons.
  • He must not go to any Emily Carr campus or any adjacent roads.
  • He must have no indirect/direct contact with the stabbing victim.

Sepehr’s next court appearance will be on Dec. 30.

Harinder Singh Cheema extradited back to Canada, wanted for wife’s murder

Man wanted for wife’s murder extradited back to Canada

Harinder Singh Cheema, 36Harinder Singh Cheema had been on the lam for more than seven years.

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One of Quebec’s most wanted is now back in Montreal.

Harinder Singh Cheema was brought back to Canada from California last night.

Cheema is facing second-degree murder charges for the 2007 stabbing death of his wife.

He was found through his fingerprints when he made an application for permanent residency status in the United States. He had been living in San Francisco under a false name.

Afghani Johra Kaleki guilty in attempted honour killing of her 19-year-old daughter

Kaleki stabbed her daughter in the head at the family’s Montreal-area home

CBC News Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:07 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015 4:10 PM ET

Johra Kaleki, 42, has been found guilty of the attempted murder of her daughter.

The incident happened in June 2010 at the family home in Dorval.

Kaleki’s daughter,  Bahar Ebrahimi , then 19 years old, had gone out with friends to a nightclub.

When she returned, after midnight, her mother attacked her with a meat cleaver.

Ibrahimi suffered serious injuries in the attack.

Kaleki had been sent to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation at the defence’s request but was declared fit to stand trial.

On Tuesday, Quebec Court Judge Yves Paradis concluded Kaleki was not suffering from a psychotic episode and said there is “no doubt” she intended to kill her daughter.

“It is clear Mrs. Kaleki knew not only that her actions were contrary to law but also that they were morally wrong according to the standard of the ordinary person,” Paradis wrote in his decision.

“There is no doubt that her intention was to kill the victim.”

Kaleki did not react to the guilty verdict.

She was accompanied by her husband and the victim, her daughter.

Bahar Ebrahimi left the court room as soon as the judgment was read out.

Kaleki will remain out on bail until her sentence is handed down.

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More on the case

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Lawyers slam Chris Alexander for commenting on Nasira Fazli murder case still before courts

‘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.

KELOWNA, B.C.: Tyler Jack Newton charged in fatal bus stabbing

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.

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+)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/caesar-rosales-kelowna-bus-stabbing-victim-remembered-1.2821797

The victim of an apparently random attack on a Kelowna city bus has been identified as father of one and aerospace worker, Caesar Rosales.

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.