Toronto: Si “William” Cheng subjected son and wife to physical and emotional torture for decades before being killed with crossbow

Cheng was repeatedly charged, convicted, given minor sentences and intimidated his hostage family members to convince authorities that he “had changed,” court heard.


Wife, son suffered depraved abuse before crossbow killing at library 
Sam Pazzano ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 07:15 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 09:26 PM EDT
Si “William” Cheng was killed by his son with a crossbow inside a branch of the Toronto Public Library in December 2010. (Toronto Sun files)

TORONTO – Zhou “Peter” Fang and his mother Nora Fang suffered graphic abuse and degradation that is too obscene and depraved for any Hollywood script.

“William” Si Cheng tormented his son “Peter” Fang since he was a crying one-month-old baby until the 24-year-old killed him in a crowded Toronto public library in December 2010.

Canada-wide warrant for Cardinell Senior wanted in barbarous kidnapping for ransom

Cardinell Senior is wanted in connection with a violent kidnapping. POLICE HANDOUT

Suspect sought in torture kidnapping
Published On Thu, 22 Dec 2011
Curtis Rush

Police Reporter

Police have put out a Canada-wide warrant for a man wanted in a vicious kidnapping for ransom earlier this month.

The victim, a man in his late 20s, was beaten and tortured for a number of hours while a $500,000 ransom was demanded, police said. The plot was foiled in a dramatic takedown the next day.

Calgary: Luciano Carlo Ferrazzano sentenced to 7 years in plot to kidnap, torture and kill man

Tattoo parlour owner jailed in torture plot
By Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald December 16, 2011

The central character in a bizarre plot to kidnap, torture and kill a man he believed had set fire to his family’s northeast Calgary tattoo business last June has been sent to prison.

Luciano Carlo Ferrazzano, 39, was sentenced on Thursday to seven years in jail, which includes credit for his guilty plea and time already served for conspiracy to kidnap and loan sharking.