Category Archives: Crime: non-white on non-white

TORONTO: Franklin Afrifa arrested in killing of Olatoyebi Waheed; Benard Asante still at large

 

Police are searching for Benard Asante, aka Benard Kissi, 24, of Toronto in connection to a fatal drive-by shooting near Jane and Eglinton earlier this week. Police have arrested Franklin Afrifa, 25, on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Asante is wanted on the same charges.

Man arrested in fatal drive-by shooting

One man has been arrested and police are still searching for a second in connection to the shooting on Aug. 19, which killed a Toronto man.

By:  Staff Reporter, Published on Sun Aug 24 2014

A man has been arrested and one man is still wanted in connection to a fatal drive-by shooting earlier this week.

EMS was called to the area of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W. around 6:45 p.m. on Monday, to what appeared to be a targeted drive-by shooting on a busy North York street.

Olatoyebi Waheed, 24, of Toronto, was killed in the shooting, and a 23-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Toronto Police executed two search warrants at residential addresses in Toronto on Sunday.

Franklin Afrifa, 25, of Toronto, was arrested at one of the homes. He faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder, and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Police are still searching for Benard Asante, also known as Benard Kissi, 24, of Toronto. He is wanted on the same charges.

Asante is described as black, five feet five inches, and 130 lbs. He has his hair in cornrows. Continue reading

SURREY,B.C.: Serial killer Charles Kembo loses conviction appeal

Four-time Surrey murderer loses conviction appeal

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week. - File Photo / The Leader

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week.

— Image Credit: File Photo / The Leader

A Surrey man found guilty of the planned murders of four people, including his wife and step-daughter, has lost an appeal of his convictions.

A jury found Charles Eli Kembo guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in 2010. He sought to have those convictions overturned on the grounds the judge made numerous errors, including in her instructions to the jury, combining the evidence of the different murder counts and admitting prejudicial portions of a police statement and referring to that statement as a confession. Continue reading

BRAMPTON, ont.: Ordered deported 10 years ago, Iqbal Singh is now accused of murder

Bogus refugee claimant accused of murder

Maclean’s investigates how a repeat felon, ordered deported 10 years ago, managed to stay in Canada

Michael Friscolanti

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

MONTREAL: Murdered Sri Lankan refugee and suspect came from same village

CTV Montreal 
Published Monday, June 23, 2014 10:25PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:41PM EDT

Jeyarasan Manikaraja, 40, is dead and a 34-year-old is in custody after a stabbing near 7745 Mountain Sights, just north of Pare in Cote des Neiges at 9:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Manikaraja, a father of three who worked in a restaurant, was found in a nearby alleyway and rushed to hospital but later succumbed to knife wounds to the upper body, believed to be around his neck.

Police rounded up a suspect in a nearby apartment soon after. They believe that a lovers’ triangle might have been at the root of the dispute.

The victim’s son Abisath Manikarajah told CTV Montreal that he watched on as his father was pulled away by the man who brought him down a hill outside of his building.

Manikaraja and the suspect are members of the local Sri Lankan community. According to the victim’s brother, the two were from the same village in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

TORONTO: John Pham and Somlack Litthimane in relation to Danny La’s murder

Arrests in baseball bat murder 

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Danny La is Toronto's 49th homicide of 2013.
Danny La is Toronto’s 49th homicide of 2013.

TORONTO - Two men have been charged in last year’s baseball bat murder of 22-year-old Danny La.

The suspects were arrested last Thursday in relation to the vicious Sept. 30, 2013, assault in the Spadina Ave. and Baldwin St. neighbourhood.

A fight occurred and three victims were attacked with a bat after a night of clubbing.

La, 22, who suffered severe head injuries, died nearly a month later in hospital.

​John Pham and Somlack Litthimane, both 24, of Hamilton, have been charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

TORONTO: Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise sentenced as adults in execution-style murder of Tyrone Bracken

Trio behind execution-style murder sentenced as adults 

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Tyrone Bracken’s killers received the toughest sentence youths can receive Tuesday for the tragic, execution-style slaying of the 16-year-old who predicted his own demise.

Gunman Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise were convicted last year of first-degree murder and Justice Ian Nordheimer sentenced them as adults, which means a life sentence with no parole for 10 years. The murderers can now be identified. Continue reading

Brampton, Ont.: Federick Gayle and Elizabeth Gayle guilty of first-degree murder in death of 15-year-old daughter Tiffany Gayle

 

Murderer Elizabeth Gayle

Ontario parents found guilty in grisly murder of teen Tiffany Gayle
By Matthew Coutts | Daily Brew – 17 hours ago

A court sketch shows murder victim Tiffany Gayle’s parents, Federick, and stepmother Elizabeth Gayle. She came to Canada to be with her family,
but there is little indication that she found a home here, not even for a moment.

Tiffany Gayle, a 15-year-old girl who moved to Brampton, Ont., from Jamaica, was found dead in June 2010, beaten and left in a bloody bathtub just 17 months after coming to Canada to live with her father and stepmother. Continue reading

Calgary’s Sikh community: No criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu for beating niece who refuses to marry man of their choice

No criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu

Calgary man sentenced to 90 days for beating niece over marriage refusal
5:33 pm, February 8th, 2013

Credits: STUART DRYDEN/CALGARY SUN/QMI AG

KEVIN MARTIN | QMI AGENCY
CALGARY — Beating his niece for refusing to marry the man of his choice has landed a Calgary man a 90-day jail term.

But the three adult children of Gurbachan Bandesha were spared a similar fate Friday, as Justice Marsha Erb granted them conditional discharges.

The discharges, which will mean no criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu, will be conditional on them completing 18 months of probation. 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

Fraudster Walter Garrick found guilty of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons

Walter Garrick convicted of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

 Walter Garrick  posing as a wealthy investor convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

RENE JOHNSTON/TORONTO STAR
Walter Garrick received his judgment on Wednesday at 361 University Ave. and walked out of Osgoode Hall.
Jennifer Pagliaro
Staff Reporter
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A man posing as a wealthy investor has been convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

Walter Garrick sat motionless in a University Ave. courtroom on Wednesday as Justice David McCombs found him guilty on eight of 10 counts of fraud and theft over $5,000.

The judge said he rejected “completely” Garrick’s evidence at trial, saying it was “full of obfuscation, implausibilities, and outright lies.” Continue reading