Witness takes court to city’s ugly dark side
Nadia Ayyad recalls drug dealer’s shooting
By Jane Sims The London Free Press
Last Updated: November 25, 2010 10:56am
Nadia Ayyad says she’d “grown up a lot.”
Her hands rubbing her swollen belly, her hair pulled into a thick braid, the 21-year old in the Air Jordan Nike T-shirt and hoodie gingerly stepped into the witness box in a London courtroom, ready to face her troubled past.
No longer did she want to be Jasmine, the name she used when she flopped from house to house, doing drugs and finding bad company three years ago.
She was pregnant with twins, back to school and planned to work as a hairstylist and mentor kids.
Jamaican man found guilty of attempted murder
LLOYD JOHNSON: Will be deported back home once his sentence is complete, his lawyer says
By JANE SIMS, The London Free Press
Last Updated: March 9, 2011 7:26am
A man who shot a London drug dealer point-blank almost four years ago was dealt a 14-year prison sentence Tuesday.
Lloyd Johnson, 36, was found guilty of attempted murder, attempted robbery and several other charges in January for the shooting of Salahaldin Ali, 51, in Ali’s apartment near Adelaide and Elias streets on May 18, 2007.
Johnson — a Jamaican living in Toronto — had his prison time reduced to eight years, five months once his pre-trial time in custody was factored in.
IN THE COURTS: A pregnant former prostitute and exotic dancer admits she doesn’t have clear memories of everything that happened at the time her former pimp was shot
By JANE SIMS, The London Free Press
Last Updated: November 30, 2010 4:47pm
It was a gruelling, sometimes confusing day for a pregnant witness testifying at an attempted murder trial.
Nadia Ayyad, 21, is 71/2 months pregnant with twins and the main Crown witness at the trial of Lloyd Johnson, 24, of Toronto.
Jinsoo Kim, who owns a Toronto travel agency, says he is worried about family still living in South Korea in the wake of the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun)
‘We believe that baby George is dead’: Toronto police
Megan O’Toole Dec 21, 2011 – 12:59 PM ET | Last Updated: Dec 21, 2011 5:41 PM ET
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The baby’s father, Ricky Doodhnaught, fled the scene with baby George.
The search for a missing baby in Vaughan took a decidedly grim turn Wednesday, as York Regional Police confirmed the child was almost certainly dead and announced new charges against both of his parents.
1 guilty, 1 mistrial in contract killing of Toronto millionaire
Godson pleaded guilty earlier this year
CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2011 4:25 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011 9:48 PM ET
The jury delivered its verdicts on Tuesday afternoon. (Alex Tavshunsky/CBC)
A Toronto jury has found one man guilty and a mistrial has been declared for a second man in the slaying of Toronto millionaire and philanthropist Glen Davis.
Ivgeny (Eugene) Vorobiov was convicted Tuesday of killing Davis.
Two Pakistanis charged in Canada immigration fraud
AFP December 16, 2011
Two Pakistani nationals have been charged with immigration fraud for allegedly providing false Canadian residency information on their citizenship application, police announced Friday.
Mukesh Maheshwari, 37, and Usha Bai, 33, are accused of using an “address of convenience” in Toronto on their applications in an attempt to mislead Canadian immigration officials into believing that they met residency requirements for Canadian citizenship, the RCMP said in a statement.
Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason has been dubbed the “minister for curry in a hurry” in the Indo-Canadian community.
Photograph by: Chris Wattie, Reuters, Edmonton Journal
Since the federal election in May, Jason Kenney has cracked down on citizenship fraudsters and criminals trying to sponsor family members into Canada, moved to root out war criminals and slapped a two-year freeze on Canadians sponsoring parents and grandparents.