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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Homicide #62-Kenneth Mark

As we close out 2009, another shooting has claimed the life of Kenneth Mark, 29. The shooting took place this evening after 10pm near Runnymede and Dundas.

Early reports say police are looking for two suspects seen loitering in the area before the shooting. The suspects are described as male, black, 20 to 30 years old, both wearing dark clothing, at least one of them armed.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Randal Dooley Appeal Denied

On Tuesday, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the couple's argument that they should be granted a new trial because the judge made legal errors which resulted in jury verdicts based on emotion, not evidence. This was one of the worst cases of child abuse in Canada, and these two had the nerve to ask for a retrial. I’m sorry but for what they did to this young boy, they deserve to rot in jail.

Randal had wasted to just 41 pounds and had 13 fractured ribs, a lacerated liver, four brain injuries, and head-to-toe bruises when he died in 1998. Randal was born in Jamaica and came to Canada to live with his father and stepmother in November 1997, 11 months before his death.

Guilty Plea in Jane Creba Shooting

27-year old Jeremiah Valentine plead guilty in the murder of Jane Creba and received an automatic life sentence with the chance of parole in 12 years.

The guilty plea came as surprise to many and the Toronto star today aired video of Valentine being a tipster in the murder of Jane Creba. See video here.



The police gave Valentine the chance to request a lawyer and he was not forced to discuss the 2005 Boxing Day shooting of Creba however during the video Valentine doesn’t say too much. Police state Jeremiah Valentine gave police an insider's view of gang life after he was arrested on cocaine charges earlier. Valentine admitted firing a .357 revolver after two groups of young men turned their guns on each other. Creba was killed in the crossfire. Valentine told detectives he was fed up with the gangster life. He said he was tired of watching friends kill friends. Despite past refusals to break the "code of the street" against snitching, he was willing to talk about the secret world of the Driftwood Crips and his own related crew, the Killer Crips, in the Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. area.

According to a court document summarizing the interview, he pointed fingers and named names, detailing the gang hierarchy. He also offered information about two unsolved homicides.

Jury selection in the trial of the last two suspects begins Jan. 25.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Peel Homicide #21-Richard Egan STEWART

Police have made an arrest in the murder of Richard Stewart. Thursday December 24, police arrested Carol Martin, 55. He has has been charged with second degree murder. Oliver Willis Sr., 64 has also been arrested in regards to this murder.

Peel police are looking for suspects in the murder of 38 year old Richard Stewart who was found at a plaza at Brandon Gate Drive and Darcel Avenue, in the Malton area of Mississauga.

There is currently no information on the cause of death. Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who either knows the victim, or had recently seen him.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shooting Downtown

A 27 year old was shot between the eyes last night around 12:30am near Dundas and Dupont. However as severe as the shooting may sound, the victim will survive. He was rushed to the hospital following the shooting and after emergency surgery it was determined he will be ok.

Witnesses and the victim are co-operating.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Homicide #59-Tafari Spear

Another Shooting claims the life of yet another individual. A man was shot to death last night at a bar located at Jane and Wilson.

Around 3:30am, shots rang out at Classic Cocktails where Tafari Spear, 30 was found dead in the parking lot and another injured. This is homicide #59. Last year there were 70 homicides, with the amount of shootings happening in this last week, it unfortunately looks like that number can be surpassed by the end of 2009.

No suspect description available as of yet however police are looking for 3 women that were said to be with the victim.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Homicide #58-Laura Rios

A shooting occurred this evening taking the life of a woman, she has been identified as Laura Rios, 45. This is the second woman murdered since yesterday. The shooting occurred near Weston Rd. and Lawrence. She was shot in the head while driving. Her infant was in the backseat and was unharmed.

Witnesses reported hearing up to five shots and a purple vehicle was spotted fleeing the scene southbound on Weston Rd.

Toronto is crazy right now, it's been like 5-6 murders in the last week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Homicide #57-Kirk Matthews

Another shooting claimed the life a man last night around 3:30am in the Islington and Steeles area. Kirk Matthews, 24-years-old was shot near Islington Ave. and Steeles Ave. W. at 3:30 a.m.

Police said the homicide squad has been called in to investigate the incident at a townhouse complex on San Pietroway Way.

No word yet on suspects however police speculate a drug deal gone bad.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Homicide #55-Aeon Grant

The latest murder victim from last night's shooting in Falstaff has been identfied as Aeon Grant, 19 of Toronto.

Aeon died after he was shot in the head. Three other youth had also been injured. Last night is was reported that police had three suspects in custody, no word yet on if charges had been filed.

Shooting in Highrise Fatal

A shooting took place in a Jane St. plaza last night killing one and injuring three.

The deadly gunfire erupted just before midnight Thursday in a stairwell of a high rise building at 30 Falstaff Ave. The man who died was shot in the head, police said, marking the city's 55th murder of the year. The three other victims, including two 17-year-old boys, are listed in serious condition in hospital.

When police arrived at the building they found the 19-year-old victim in a 15th-floor stairwell. Two other victims were discovered outside a nearby plaza where they'd collapsed, and the fourth victim managed to make his own way to hospital with a bullet wound to the chest.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Arrest Made in Andre Daley Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Andre Daley, 29. Andre was killed just after 3am on Oct. 18 in front of First Choice Restaurant on Keele Street, near Sheppard Avenue.

The following suspects have all been charged with first degree murder.

Rohan Shiwshankar, 25, of Woodbridge,
Yovidra Shiwshankar, of Woodbridge,
Anthony Nelson, 35, of Toronto,
Napoleon Rochester, 34, of Toronto,
Arraf Kassim, 26, of Toronto

Monday, November 30, 2009

Busy Weekend for Thugs

A few crimes took place this weekend.

A shooting at Trethewey Dr. Saturday evening left a 41 year old man with a bullet in his shoulder. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A security-camera in the apartment building caught images of the three suspects. The first suspect is described as male, black, six-foot in height, medium build, wearing a black shirt; the second as male, black, five-foot-ten, heavy build, wearing jeans; and the third as male, black, wearing a white mask.

In the Malvern area, on Friday two males and two females, all 16 years of age, were hit from behind by five male suspects. When the victims refused the demand for cash made by one of the suspects, a struggle ensued, during which one of the victims was stabbed in the stomach, police say. The injuries sustained were minor. Another robbery took place on Mclevin where a woman was robbed. Her purse containing her ID and jewelery were taken. In both cases, victims describe the five suspects as male, black, all between 18 to 19 years in age, and five-foot-five to five-foot-seven in height.

In the Morningside/Finch area on Saturday night a man was stabbed and sent to the hospital with non-threatening injuries.

Reward Offered in 2007 Murder

Keegan Allen, 18, died after being shot at an all ages dance contest at the Hungarian-Canadian Cultural Centre on Oct. 8, 2007.

The identity of the shooter is still unknown despite 600 people being in attendance at the event on St. Clair Ave. W., near Oakwood Ave. Three shots were fired inside the hall before the crowd spilled onto the street where more gunfire erupted.

A reward for $50,000 is being offered to catch Keegan's killer.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shooting on TTC Bus

A man was shot as he sat on a TTC bus today. The incident occured around 9:15pm in the Sheppard and Arleta area. Early reports indicate that a van pulled up beside a TTC vehicle. That’s when the shooter allegedly got out, opened fire, hopped back in, and took off.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital with a bullet in his shoulder. His injuries are serious, but not life-threatening. Police say he was an innocent bystander and not targeted in the attack.
No description of the suspect is available as of yet.

Robbery and Extortion Gone Wrong

I forgot to post this story last week on these 5 idiots that ALLEGEDLY decided to kidnap and try to extort money from 3 individuals.

From Right to Left, Mark Anthony Barreiras, 29, Shawn Jermaine Tyrell, 24, Bryan Robson Taylor, 23, Patrick Anthony Anderson, 22, and a young female offender, all of no fixed address, are wanted in connection with the kidnapping of three men in two separate incidences on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The young offender cannot be named due to her age but it’s a young white female.

In the first kidnapping, a lone male victim was kidnapped at gunpoint in the Martin Grove Road/Rexdale Boulevard area at an unspecified time, but was able to escape.
In the second kidnapping, two more men were kidnapped at gunpoint from the same area - Martin Grove Road/Rexdale Boulevard. While one of those victims was able to jump from the kidnappers' vehicle in the Hwy. 401/Mavis Road area in Mississauga, the second was held overnight at an apartment in Toronto but let go after he promised he would bring money and drugs.

2 other people have been arrested in this case Dustin Brandejs, 22 and Amrinder Chhokar, 26. Today Bryan Thompson (Bottom Left) turned himself in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TTC Shooting Trial

The young man's fate was decided yesterday by a jury of 12 and he was found NOT Guilty of attempted murder however he was found guilty of aggravated assault using a firearm. Because it was difficult to prove he intended to shoot the bus drive he was found not guilty on the bigger charge.

He shot the bus driver in the face as he supposedly tried to assist his friend from getting beaten down by a gang of people. Malcolm Chalmers, 23 has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and use of a firearm.

I can’t see this boy coming out innocent, his own girlfriend testified that he did admit to her about the shooting along with seeing the weapon. She never mentioned the confession until Toronto Police interrogated her for more than four hours on Jan. 21, 2008, two days after she had split up with Chalmers, her boyfriend of four years.

The shooting left the bus driver legally blind.

A jury now deciding whether Malcolm Chalmers blinded a TTC bus driver never heard that he was convicted as an accomplice in the shooting of another man who insulted his pal.
The gun also has a past. This is the same gun that was used to kill Kempton Howard and wound three others in Toronto. This boy is a clearly a modern day menace to society.

Charges Dropped in Jane Creba Trial

This past Monday, the Crown announced it would call no more evidence in the manslaughter case against Smith, 24, Vincent Davis, 29, Andre Thompson, 26, and his brother, Shaun Thompson, 24 so charges against all four individuals for the slaying of Jane Creba has been dropped.

Creba was shot as she walked among Boxing Day shoppers on Yonge St., two blocks north of the Eaton Centre. The 15-year-old girl was killed by a single .357-calibre bullet as a gun battle broke out between a man exiting the Foot Locker clothing store and at least two other shooters on the sidewalk. Six other people were injured. All but Shaun Thompson, who got bail after a year, have been in custody since they were charged. The three remain locked up on other matters. The four accused were standing outside the Foot Locker when the shooting broke out but none was alleged to have carried a gun.

The trial continues against three other adult accused: Louis Raphael Woodcock, 22, Tyshaun Barnett, 22, and Jeremiah Valentine, 27. They are all charged with second-degree murder in Creba's death and either attempted murder or aggravated assault in the wounding of six other people.

This girl’s death was a tragedy but I’m more appalled at the police just arresting whoever they can to close this case. I don’t think we’ll ever know who was the actual shooter of Jane Creba so will her family ever have full closure? I think not. Our tax dollars at work.

Homicide #54-Alton Reid

This past Sunday a shooting took place around 3am as patrons attended a birthday party at a banquet hall in the Midland and Ellesmere area. Five people were shot and one individual had life threathing injuries. On Monday he succumbed to his injuries becoming the 54th murder victim of 2009. The individual has been identified as Alton Reid, 35 of pickering.

Police have no information on a motive or the suspects.

Homicide #53-Shane Kelter

He lived the fast life and it eventually caught up to him. Shane Kelter, 32 who actually lives in Vancouver but I’m assuming came to Toronto on business was killed in the downtown district this past Sunday as he hopped out of a limo and arrived at a condo on Bay St. Autopsy results show he died of multiple gun shot wounds to the chest. Witnesses could only give vague description of the shooter: a black male in dark clothing. Police have received no cooperation from the people who were out with Kelter.

Kelter was known to Vancouver police and had faced "the full spectrum" of charges. Kelter was one of six Canadians from Vancouver and Toronto indicted in the U.S. by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Kelter was accused of overseeing drug smuggling between the U.S. and Canada. He and 17 others are alleged to have moved ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine along the West Coast. A warrant was issued for his arrest in California, but extradition talks were still ongoing between American and Canadian authorities, said a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homicide #52-Alex Rodney Rundle

A man lost his life late Tuesday night after three masked men forced their way into his home. The occupants of the home were assaulted and Rundle was shot. He was rushed to the hospital but later died.

The bungalow near Kipling Ave. and The Westway, was rented by three young men and one of their fathers.

Police issued a city-wide alert for officers to be on the lookout for three male suspects – all black, one armed with a shotgun, another with a handgun and a third with a bulletproof vest.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Case Closed: Ronell Williams

Ronell Williams family saw justice served last week as the man charged with murdering him plead guilty to murdering him in 2007. Andre Dexter Bourne, 24, was on federal parole and under a lifetime firearms ban when he fired six bullets into Ronell Williams on the morning of Sept. 9, 2007.

Bourne fatally shot Williams who tried to intervene and stop a fight that was going on at a house party. Bourne did not know the victim but shot him six times in the torso. Bourne threw the shell casings from the murder weapon in the sewer which cops eventually found. Police had arrested Bourne 10 hours after the shooting.

Williams had recently been laid off from Chrysler. He had no criminal record and had never had any contact with police. Bourne is a cousin of Jordan Manners, 15, who was shot dead less than four months earlier inside C.W. Jeffreys Collegiate in Toronto.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homicide #51 - Robert Flagiello

A man was shot to death last night has been identified as 18 year-old Robert Flagiello. He was shot in the abdomen around 9pm last night. Witnesses believe that the suspects locked themselves inside the Grapevine Barbershop on Vaughn Rd. Five men inside the barbershop were seen pacing back and forth and talking on their cellphones. Five suspects have been arrested however police are still searching for a black male last seen running north on Glenora. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400.

Peel Homicide #18 – George Kalogerakis

UPDATE #4-5th and final suspect in this murder has been arrested.

UPDATE #3-On Wednesday, police arrested 21-year-old Shevon Bailey and a 15-year-old boy, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They’re both charged with first-degree murder

UPDATE: #2- Police arrested police arrested 18-year-old Isaac Kwakye on Saturday November 14 in connection with this case.

UPDATE: The stolen vehicle was found abandoned in the Jane and Finch area. Police confirm that this home was targeted and drugs play a major part.

The latest murder victim is 38 year-old George Kalogerakis, who was found in his home with signs of trauma after 1am last night in the Brampton region on Earth Star Trail. Seems like it was a home invasion. Police have now confirmed that the victim was tied up and shot and stabbed.

Investigators are searching for three black males, armed with a firearm. The suspects may be in a stolen vehicle; a 2005 black 4-door Nissan Altima, with an Ontario licence of AWJB 247. The suspects should be considered armed and extremely dangerous, and should not be approached by members of the public.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What is Happening to Our City???

Toronto is pretty hot this week in the crime department. We've had a many shootings this past weekend. a young boy suffered bullet wounds on the weekend in Scarborough, an inmate at he Don Jail was killed, today another one was found injured. A man was stabbed to death at a sushi restaurant and the murder rate is now up to 50.

Meanwhile today in North York a bunch of men decided to have an armed fight, where one boy was shot, another stabbed. I won't go into details about all these violent acts in the city I just hope the fools committing these acts wake up and smell the damn coffee. Your actions can only lead you to one of two places, jail or 6 feet deep.

Toronto stay safe, My condolences to families of the victims of these senseless crimes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homicide #47-Kevin Phouthonesy

Three Murders within the last seven days. Another young man lost his life last night. Police state that a woman witnessed as her boyfriend Kevin Phouthonesy being shot to death near Keele and Finch in a townhouse complex at Sentinel Rd.

The victim who was pronounced dead at the scene and police have no motive yet for the attack, but police suspect that a dispute resulted in gunfire. The girlfriend of the deceased saw everything and is cooperating with officers. Detectives are searching for three suspects and they admit that Phouthonesy was known to police.

Another Shooting in Scarborough

A young man was shot in the head near Eglinton and Midland and the victim was rushed to Sunnybrook. Two people are in custody, police were able to recover the gun. The victim is in the hospital.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Drive-By Shooting in Scarborough

A drive-by shooting occurred near McCowan and Sheppard last night. The targets were a man and a woman that were coming out of a home on Hallbank Terrace. Neither of them were hit.

Homicide #46-Theodoros Tiku

Damn, as the end of 2009 approaches, the shootings seem to be picking up. Another homicide occurred last night. A 25 year old man named Theodoros was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was shot several times near Pape and Danforth at 8pm last night.

Witnesses recall hearing at least 8 shots. No description has been provided by for the suspect, police just state he was last seen walking south toward Danforth Avenue.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Homicide #45-Richard Durant

UPDATE: On Sunday, November 8, 2009 police arrested Samora Fogah, 31, of Toronto. He has been charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.

A man was killed yesterday in a shooting that took place outside a pub near Davenport & Ossington. Reports state that the argument continued outside, at which point one of the men involved allegedly pulled out a gun and shot 26-year-old Richard "Richie" Durant in the abdomen and another man in the leg.

Police are looking for a black male, medium complexion with a thin build, last seen wearing a grey or dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans and dark runners.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Arrest Made In Murder of Mervyn Spence

Police has made yet another arrest in the death of Mervyn Spence which 3 years ago.
It's alleged that on November 4, 2006, Spence had been at an after-hours party at the Malibu Marie Restaurant and Lounge in Brampton, when he became involved in an altercation with several people and was shot in the parking lot.

Early Saturday morning, officers arrested Everald Oliver “Bats” Brissett at a Mississauga banquet hall. He has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder. Others arrested so far are Marlan McLean, 27, Courtney Benjamin. 42, Anthony Campbell, 38 and Ervin Anthony Malcolm, 33.

One suspect is still at large – 31-year-old Michael Owen Popert (pictured left) of no fixed address. He is wanted for accessory after the fact to murder and is considered armed and dangerous.He is described as:

5’10”, 145 lbs.
Thin build

Suspect Arrested in Summer Murder

Another arrest has been made in the summer 2009 murder of 22-year-old Zabiullah Mojaddedi.

MacGyver Edwards, 18 had been arrested this past Friday and charged with first degree murder. Mojaddedi was shot in the chest after a fight allegedly broke out on a basketball court near Midland Ave. and Eglinton Ave. E. in Scarborough.

Tristan Lall, 25, who was arrested a week after the shooting is also facing first degree murder charges.

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http://tdotmurders.blogspot.com/2009/08/homicide-35-victim-unknown.html

Friday, October 23, 2009

Arrest Made in Double Murder

The arrest of a second man has been made in a double murder that took place this past June. Terrence Elliot Hughes, 40, and Garth Nicholas Palmer, 29, were killed and six others were also hit in the gunfire that rang out in a Brampton farmhouse on June 6.

Mustafa Omar, 22, was arrested weeks after the murders and is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. On Friday police collared 21-year-old Justin Bellinger and he, too, will face two counts of the same charge.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Homicide #44-Andre Daley

The 44th homicide victim of 2009 has been identified as 29 year old Andre Daley. As mentioned in a previous post, Andre Daley suffered multiple gunshots to the body this past weekend while at the First Choice nightclub in the Keele/Sheppard area. Three other men were injured in this incident and one remains in critical condition.

Our black men are dying, wake up people. No one has been arrested in this murder as of yet. The suspect vehicle was caught on surveillance video from a nearby Shell gas station. Police are looking for an older model, dark-green or dark-blue van with the passenger window shot out.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Homicide #43/Homicide #44

Two unnecessary murders occurred this weekend after both victims enjoyed a night of partying.
A drive by shooting occurred yesterday early around 3 in the morning, leaving one man dead and three men suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the men that survived is currently in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The name of the dead man has not been released, and police have not given any description of the attackers. Officers, however, did say they are looking for an older model, dark blue or dark green van with the passenger-side window shot out and a damaged rear taillight.

Around the same time in the downtown district a man who was walking home after a night of clubbing was killed after he got into a fight with two young men. The victim, Christopher Skinner who was 27 years of age was walking home along Adelaide and was knocked to the ground and the attackers jumped into an SUV and ran over him. Video surveillance footage may also help them glean more details on the incident. The name of this victim has not yet been released.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shooting Leaves 3 Injured

A shooting occurred last night after an altercation at a club in the Jane and 401 area last night.

Police state that two men and a woman got into a dispute at the Fusion Nightclub yesterday as the club was letting out. They went into their vehicle and at a nearby intersection shots were fired from another car into theirs.

All three individuals were shot however all injuries are currently non-life threatening. They were able to drive themselves to the hospital.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Homicide #42 - Bernard Christian Derro

Toronto has been doing well for the month of October with few deadly shootings however that all ended last night. A shooting occurred in Parkdale injuring two young men and one of them died. Shots rang out at a Jameson Ave. apartment building just south of King St. W. at about 11:30 p.m.,

Police have identified the deceased as 19-year-old Bernard Christian Derro, of Toronto. A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with non life-threatening gunshot wounds

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Police Seek Witness

Police are looking for the following individual for questioning in regards to the murder of of 21 year old Kamal Hercules. Kamal was killed outside a convenience store in the Front/Sherbourne area on Sept. 5.

The individual pictured here had been captured on a security camera in the area. Police believe this man could be a witness and would like the public’s help in identifying him. He’s described as black, in his 20s or early 30s, and was wearing a pullover sweater with blue/grey/white horizontal stripes, dark pants, a black Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap and black high-top running shoes with white stripes on both sides.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Unresolved Murder - Jamal Hemmings/Amon Beckles

Jamal Hemmings, only 17 when his life was taken away on November 10, 2005. Jamal was shot to death near Marlee and Eglinton. Both him and his friend Amon were getting into a vehicle when the gunfire erupted from behind. Jamal took a bullet as he entered the car.

Only a few days later, the boy that watched his friend Jamal get shot to death would also be killed, at Jamal’s funeral. Amon Beckles, 18 years old was killed on November 18, 2005 while he attended his friend Jamal Hemming’s funeral only 8 days after he was killed. Amon stepped outside of the church for a minute only to be killed by the main doors. Amon was shot multiple times.

To this day no one has been arrested for taking the lives of both these young men. Of course we can never judge, we’ll probably never know why these young men were killed but no one has the right to take anyone’s life. Anyone with information on the case, please contact the police. The families of both these victims need closure.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Teen Shot in a Scarborough

A birthday party turned violent last night around 10pm near Markham & Kingston Rd.

Witnesses say two party guests got into a fight in the common room of the building. When they took the dispute outside, one teen allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the other twice in the hip.

The victim is expected to be okay. The suspect is described as:
Male
Black, with a light complexion
17-18 years old
5’6”
Clean shaven
Last seen wearing red and black clothing and a baseball cap

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Randal Dooley Appeal.. The Nerve

In 2002 Tony and Marcia Dooley were found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison and they are now seeking a new trial.

I’ll never forget the case of 7 year old Randal Dooley who was tormented by his father and step mother after arriving from Jamaica to live with them. The details of what these pigs did to him could only bring tears to the eyes of any human being. Along with a tapestry of scars and bruises, a post-mortem on Randal's emaciated, 40-pound body discovered 13 broken ribs, a lacerated liver and a tooth in his stomach.

There is purportedly "fresh evidence" to suggest that the original cause of death finding may have been wrong. the fresh evidence application filed jointly with Marie Henein, representing Marcia Dooley, a different version of events and potential cause of death is promoted by a neuropathologist who states he could find no evidence to prove that subdural hematoma had been fatal, the cause of death entered at trial a "bunch of speculations."

I hope that Tony and Marcia Dooley never see the day of light. I can only hope and pray that this new information does not help them to see the light of day. I will sign any petition I have to.

Shooting in Westend

A man is in critical condition after being shot in the chest yesterday. The victim was supposedly shot at a basketball court in the Islington and Dixon area. No ambulance was called as the victim was dropped off to Humber River Hospital by friends around 2am. He was later transferred to Sunnybrook hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

There is no suspect information.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Homicide #41-Donald Jackson

UPDATE #2 - The other suspect in the murder case, 26 year old Merhawi Tekle has turned himself in and has charged with first degree murder. Police initially identified the dead man as 61-year-old Benson Smith, but after further investigation, his identity was confirmed as 71-year-old Donald Constantine Jackson.

UPDATE: The 14 year old girl has turned herself in and has been charged with first-degree murder. Police are still looking for 26 year old Merhawi Tekle.

61 year old Benton Smith was beaten to death and left to die last week Tuesday. This past Friday life support had to be pulled making this homicide #41 in the GTA. The two individuals below are wanted for questioning in his murder.

The victim was supposedly accused by a female of stealing something which he denied. She eventually got two males who came and beat the man so severely. The man was beaten to death in the Pine Hills Cemetery. The man, who police describe as a "transient" and who had been living in shelters, denied the woman's accusations and went to the cemetery.


The woman is described as black with a light complexion, 19 to 21-years-old, between 5-foot-4 and five-foot-6 with black, curly hair in a ponytail. The man is described as black with a light complexion, 20 to 25-years-old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds with long, dark hair in a ponytail. He may be driving a newer model white SUV.

What is the world coming to that you need to beat a 61 year helpless man to death? Just SAD.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Homicide #40-Sheldon Anthony Henry

The newest murder victim is 23 year old Sheldon Henry and he was trying to change. A young black man life’s lost once again and for what? What’s even worse is he was trying to change his life around. He mentored kids in the area and told them to do better for themselves and not go the direction he decided to go. Unfortunately sometimes when you attempt to change your past will always come to haunt you and in this case it ended his life. Sheldon leaves behind two children.

The young man was shot twice in the chest and was already dead when EMS arrived. Sparroways has been known in the past for its violent history but the neighbourhood did a complete 360 in pretty much the last 10-15 years. Residents said the neighbourhood is usually peaceful so this shooting comes as a shock.

Witnesses told police they saw a lone gunman flee the low-rise building's lobby, heading south on a walkway towards Finch.

Homicide #39 - Kamal Hercules

The life of Kamal Hercules was celebrated yesterday by friends and his family tried to come to grips with the fact that he is gone. Kamal was shot to death this past weekend on Saturday and police now state it may have just been a random act of violence.

Police are still looking for a suspect after the 21-year-old was shot repeatedly by a gunman who walked up and opened fire as he talked to a friend in a covered walkway at Front and Sherbourne Sts. early Saturday.

Kamal was said to be a good man, great dancer and excellent basketball player. He was well liked by people and was not involved in any type of gang activity. Police are now combing through surveillance videos to see if they can find what happened up until Kamal was shot to death.
This marks the 39th murder of 2009.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Remember this Idiot!!

Owen Smith (pictured) was released from jail in February 2009 in relation to the brazen murder of Abdikarim Abdikarim in Jungle last year. He was released from jail as witnesses feared testifying against him and he walked free out of the Milton prison yelling "Freedom's a Must".

Well the fool, who I would have hoped would change his life around decided to go rob a store down in Yorkville back in July. Putting guns to the heads of the store clerks and terrorizing them. He tried to get the clerks to open the safe to which they could not access, once the owner arrived he ran out of the store.

Owen Smith was finally arrested on Aug. 21 in Lindylou Park at the northwest corner of Weston Rd. and Lanyard Rd.

This menace to society deserves to stay in jail.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Trial Ordered in Simeon Peter Murder Trial

Simeon Peter (pictured) was gunned down in 2004 and the man currently on trial for his murder will face a new trial. Ontario's highest court quashed the jury verdict due to a teardrop tattoo that could have affected the outcome. Warren Abbey will stand trial once again for first degree murder charges in the death of Peter.

The panel agreed with the Crown's argument that the trial judge should not have excluded evidence – collected from five witnesses – relating to its (teardrop tattoo) potential meaning. The killing happened during a time when two Toronto street gangs, the Malvern Crew and the Galloway Boys, were fighting a bloody turf war.

Peter died on Jan. 8, 2004 after being shot three times while walking with his girlfriend in the Malvern district of Scarborough, in Toronto's east end. The trial judge excluded all proposed testimony relating to the tattoo because he said it was too prejudicial.

15 Year Old Charged in Shooting

A 15 year old boy was recently charged with a shooting that occurred this past Tuesday.
Around 7pm this past Tuesday, the 15 year old opened fired on an 18-year-old victim who was making gestures to him from across the street. Bullets flew past traffic as the shooter tried to get his victim.
 
Police have laid 10 charges against him, including three counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm to endanger life. The suspect cannot be named.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Arrest Made in Murder of Nerio Valdez

Two people have been charged with first degree murder in the death of Nerio Valdez. Nerio's body was found around Martingrove around caribana weekend. Police confirmed that on Thursday August 20 they arrested two individuals. Their names have not yet been released.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sentence in the Murder of David Latchana

A judge ruled that Jason Hay should spend 7 years in prison for his role in the death of David Latchana. At 21 year old, Hay already had a criminal record with 50 convictions, and at the time of the killing he was on probation for the fifth time. Demar Duntin actually did the shooting and is serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole in 15 years.

As the judge read the sentence to him Hay swore violently at the judge after he imposed the sentence, noting,"I'll be home in two years." The judge decided not to give him the usual credit of two months for every month already served in jail. Hay must serve another five years and three months behind bars, with no parole for at least 2 1/2 years.

Here's a previous link to this case, check out the comments left. Really serious stuff being said.

Homicide #37-Bishen Golaub

34 year old Bishen Golaub was shot to death yesterday around 1:45pm at Kipling and Finch. The man had supposedly exited his car when a hail of bullets came at him.

He managed to drive a little bit and ended up on Mount Olive Dr but died on the way to the hospital.

Police made an arrest already in the murder. Last night Christopher Sheriffe, 19, and Awet Asfaha, 24, both of Toronto, were charged with First Degree Murder.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Homicide #36 - Tevane Sean Lennon

22-year-old Tevane Sean Lennon was shot and killed near Martin Grove Road and Finch Avenue. Emergency crews found him on Bagwell Cres. around 1:10am.

So far residents have been co-operating with the police. Witnesses stated to have heard at least 12 shots when the young man was killed.

His family explained he was the father of a 3 year old and was trying to turn his life around. Witnesses stated that Tevane may have been arguing with several men in a park in the area and as he was riding his bike as car drove up alongside him and a hand stuck out shooting him. Autopsy results reveal that Tevane was killed when a gunshot wound penetrated his back and perforated his heart.

The suspect is described as male, dark black complexion, wearing black clothing and a blackfitted baseball cap. The car is described as a Honda Civic or similar style, with tinted windows.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Homicide #35 - Zabiulla Mojaddedi

UPDATE: On Thursday August 13, investigators took 25-year-old Tristan Lall of Toronto into custody without incident. He stands charged with first degree murder of Zabi and will make his first court appearance Friday. Police are still looking for a second suspect in the murder of Mojaddedi. Zabi was killed trying to help a friend that was getting robbed.

The murder rate is climbing this summer as were at the the 4th murder that has occurred in the past 7 days.

A man in his 20s was gunned down in Scarborough near Gilder Ave in a courtyard. The victim has suffered several wounds to his torso and was brought to Sunnybrook however he passed Thursday morning. Friends have identified the victim as Zabi Mojadadi. Zabi was not known to police, did not have a criminal record and friends say that he was one of the nicest guys.

2 men were reported to have fled in a black vehicle.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Homicide #34-Patrick John Smith

The latest homicide victim has been identified as 17 year old Patrick John Smith. Police responded to a shooting at near Victoria and Shuter. The victim and the suspect charged were in an apartment together when a handgun accidentally discharged. Quincy Thomas, 18 has been charged with manslaughter.

5 Shootings in the GTA Last Night, 1 Fatal

The two shootings last night have now turned into 5. One man has died making it the 34th homicide for 2009.

I reported earlier how two teenagers around 6:45pm were shot in the Teesdale area (picture) located in the East York region. A shootout between two groups of teens occurred causing a 17 year to be shot in the face and a 16 year old shot twice in his stomach.
About two hours earlier before that, a teenage girl was shot in the leg on Trethewey Dr.
Around 9pm, a 26 year old man took a shot to the face around Kipling and Finch. He is expected to be okay as when paramedics arrived he was conscious and breathing.

Last night around 10:30 police responded to a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Police are now saying it looks like playing with a firearm caused this man's death. A gun may have accidentally discharged, hitting him in the chest. The suspect and the victims girlfriend drove him to the hospital. Clearly a stupid act is what caused this man to lose his life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shooting Injures Two

Two people have been rushed to hospital after being shot near 20 Teesdale Place. One victim was shot in the face. Another young male, believed to be 16-years-old was also hit and rushed to hospital. Their conditions aren't currently known.

Police believe three people were involved in the shootings. Two are currently in custody, while a third remains on the loose.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Homicide #33 - Nerio Valdez


Nerio Valdez, 17 years of age lay in a hydro field for several days before his body was discovered. An anonymous tipster is what led police to the body located in North Etobicoke. His lifeless body was found in bushes in the field that runs between a residential and industrial area near Martin Grove Rd. and Steeles Ave. W. at around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Residents on Cabernet Circle recalled hearing four gunshots in the area Thursday evening. One woman told police she saw car headlights coming from the industrial area. Police searched the area Saturday evening after an anonymous 911 caller reported police might find something in the area. "The description of the caller was very vague, and indicated that the incident was in a wooded area," Police said. He said officers searched the hydro field for close to two hours until it was too dark and found nothing at that time.

Police have video evidence showing Nerio getting into an argument with several men before he was shot, police are currently combing the areas for additional information into the death of this young man. I just wonder why his family didn't realize he was missing. The boy is only 17 and if I had a 17 year old that hasn't been home in 2 days, I would wonder where he is.

Homicide #32- Wesler Fabien

A shooting in Yorkville has left a Ottawa man dead and his friend wounded. The shooting occurred outside the Howard Johnson around 4:30am on Saturday. Numerous shell casings were found in a laneway to the hotel and the back parking lot.

The deceased victim has been identified as Wesler Fabien, 25. The victim was shot in the chest while the wounded man was shot in the stomach. Police have confirmed both men are from Quebec but have not identified the deceased.

Just sad that people come in from the city to enjoy themselves and end up getting killed. WAKE UP TORONTO!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shooting in Mississauga

Around 2pm this afternoon two men were shot out the Jump Off clothing store near Dundas St. in Mississauga. Police say once of the victims was hit in the leg and another man was wounded but both men will be find.

No descriptions of the suspects are available at this time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Galloway Boys Sentenced

Today the judge handed down two life sentences plus 14 years to Tyshan Riley, 26, Phillip Atkins, 26, and Jason Wisdom, 23.

Leonard Bell, the victim of a Galloway Boys shooting in March 2004, spoke just prior to the sentencing, and then again outside the courthouse. "Relief," Bell said when asked for his reaction. "I'm satisfied with the judge's decision."

Bell was a passenger in a car driven by Brenton Charlton, a fatal victim in the shooting who had reportedly been mistaken for a gang member.

Double-Shooting Last Night

A double-shooting near Highway 401 and Bathurst Street has sent two men to hospital.
Emergency crews found the pair around 1:20am on Neptune Drive. Both men will be ok.
Investigators believe it may have been a drive-by attack.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Craigslist Robbers

So two black men have decided to make ends meet they would put ads out on the popular sites Craigslist and Kiiji. They put ads up for Iphones and when people go to meet, they get robbed and beaten.

If you can recognize the two men in this photo, contact police asap. The young men advise the buyer to meet them at Jane and Sheppard and once the buyer arrives, they are robbed of at least $400-$600. So far there have only been 2 cases.