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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.