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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VAUGHAN, Ont.: Dark-skinned man wanted after deadly shooting at Vaughan cafe

Police release new images of suspect in Vaughan cafe shooting

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New images of a suspect in a deadly shooting at a Vaughan, Ont., cafe on June 24, 2015 have been released.

New images of a suspect in a deadly shooting at a Vaughan, Ont., cafe on June 24, 2015 have been released.

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TORONTO — New images of a man wanted after a deadly shooting at a Vaughan cafe have been released by police.

The brazen attack Wednesday morning at Moka Cafe, near Islington Avenue and Highway 7, left two people dead and two others wounded. One person remains in critical condition.

Maria Voci, 47, and Christopher De Simone, 24, both from Vaughan, were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies on the victims confirmed both died of the gunshot wounds sustained in the attack.

READ MORE: Police seek witnesses after 2 dead, 2 injured in Vaughan café shooting

Voci was a mother of three and worked at the cafe. One of the men who was injured in the attack was Rocco Di Paola, a businessman who was a Toronto mayoral candidate in last year’s election.

Police issue arrest warrant for Muhab Sultanaly Sultan in shooting death of Jeremy Cook

Police issue arrest warrant for Calgary man in slaying of Ontario teen

By Staff The Canadian Press
June 19, 2015 9:13 pm
Updated: June 19, 2015 9:33 pm
Muhab Sultanaly Sultan, 23, of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with Jeremy Cook's shooting death last Sunday.

Muhab Sultanaly Sultan, 23, of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with Jeremy Cook’s shooting death last Sunday.

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LONDON, Ont. – An arrest warrant has been issued for an Alberta man in the death of an Ontario teen who police say died while trying to get his cellphone back.

Police in London, Ont., say 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in last weekend’s slaying of Jeremy Cook.

READ MORE: Teen fatally shot in London, Ont. after tracking lost cellphone

Cook left his phone in a taxi but used an app to track the device to an address in London’s north end.

Police have said when he and a relative arrived at the location early Sunday morning the app indicated the phone was in a nearby car with three men inside.

WATCH: All Jeremy Cook wanted was to find his lost cell phone. But when the 18 -year-old London, Ontario teen tracked it down, it ended with him losing his life. Cindy Pom has the details.

MONTREAL: Police have sketch of ‘important witness’ to brutal assault of Faigie Adelman

Police have sketch of ‘important witness’ to brutal assault

Montreal man say this person is an "imporMontreal man say this person is an “important witness” to a brutal assault that happened in a parking garage on Cavendish Blvd. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Montreal police have released a sketch of a man they are calling “an important witness” to the assault and robbery of a 74-year-old woman.

Faigie Adelman was beaten with a baseball bat soon after driving into her parking garage at 6000-6010 Cavendish Blvd. in Cote St. Luc on Tuesday.

Surveillance video showed a man running through the automatic garage door before it closed, and minutes later showed that same man running away while rifling through her purse, but did not capture the attack itself.

Faigie Adelman, as seen on her Facebook page

Faigie Adelman, as seen on her Facebook page

Images of the parking lot attacker

Police hope to get a better description of the person who attacked Faigie Adelman on June 16, 2015

Montreal police will be manning a command post near the apartment building on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in order to meet the public and gather any tips they might have.

Adelman was placed in a medically-induced coma following the assault and remains in critical condition, although doctors expect she will survive.

Amanda Lindhout speaks out on arrest of Somali man accused in her kidnapping

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Amanda Lindhout, near her home in Alberta, tells the Star she never thought she would ever again see the face of the man accused of leading the Somali gang that kidnapped her in 2008.

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Amanda Lindhout, near her home in Alberta, tells the Star she never thought she would ever again see the face of the man accused of leading the Somali gang that kidnapped her in 2008.

By:  National Security Reporter, Published on Sun Jun 14 2015

During 460 harrowing days in captivity in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout says one of the kidnappers whom she knew only as “Adam” directed much of the torture she endured, watching impassively as a serrated knife was held to her throat, and terrorizing her mother with ransom demands.

When she was released in 2009, she thought she would never see his face again.

But on Friday — her 34th birthday — the RCMP announced an Ottawa arrest in her kidnapping case and released the photo of suspect Ali Omar Ader.

Lindhout said seeing Ader’s image online “literally took my breath away.”

She alleges he is the man who introduced himself as “the commander” of the group that kidnapped her and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan near Mogadishu and whom she knew only as “Adam.”

SURREY, B.C.: Yosef Jomo Gopaul pleads guilty to manslaughter and robbery in death of Julie Paskall

Ms. Paskall, 53, had been waiting to pick up her son from the Newton Arena following a hockey game on Dec. 29, 2013, when she was attacked. She died two days later in hospital.

Man pleads guilty in death of B.C. hockey mom, sentenced to 12 years

Yosef Jomo Gopaul at the court. (SKETCH BY FELICITY DON)

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A man charged in the fatal beating of hockey mom Julie Paskall, whose death in Surrey, B.C., crystallized fears about the area being unsafe, pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

With credit for time already served, Yosef Jomo Gopaul has 10½ years remaining in his sentence.

Mr. Gopaul, 28, was initially charged with second-degree murder but he pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and one count of robbery. The 12-year sentence was the result of a joint recommendation from the Crown and the defence.

Ms. Paskall, 53, had been waiting to pick up her son from the Newton Arena following a hockey game on Dec. 29, 2013, when she was attacked. She died two days later in hospital.

In an emotional victim impact statement, Ms. Paskall’s husband, Al, said the two had met as teens and been best friends for nearly four decades.

“Every day with her was an adventure, and now my adventure is over,” he said through tears.

“Nothing matters any more.”

Ms. Paskall’s daughter Rhiannon told the court that she has cerebral palsy and that her mother had always been her biggest cheerleader.

“My mom was truly my best friend in the entire world,” she said, sobbing.

On Friday, the court heard that Mr. Gopaul had confessed to an undercover officer posing as a crime boss that he struck Ms. Paskall in the head with a rock. He claimed his intention was not to kill her, but to rob her.

He also confessed to a robbery that occured almost two weeks before the attack on Ms. Paskall. On Dec. 16, Mr. Gopaul struck a young Asian woman with a rock, beat her and then took her mobile phone and other belongings, the court heard.