23 June 2009

Police are working on the theory...

...that most of the 400 passengers were in the boat's washroom... at the time of the incident...

Two men are dead, two were in custody yesterday -- and police want to question many more. Toronto's 24th and 25th homicide victims of the year had spent the night on the Enterprise 2000 party boat before meeting their fate early Sunday morning.

Despite the small number of witnesses who came forward, investigators were certain yesterday that Andy James, 26, and Brandon Ramdeen, 27, were knifed in a Cherry St. parking lot after the boat docked because of an argument that started during the cruise.
That must have been some "argument", huh? I betcha something like that calls for a good, er... "scuffle."
James and Ramdeen were involved in two separate scuffles that stemmed from the same argument on the boat, Sheppard said.

James was stabbed first. Ramdeen went over to the area where James was stabbed "to find out what happened to his friend," before he became the victim of a knife attack, Sheppard said.
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Pair charged in party boat slayings
By TAMARA CHERRY


Two men are dead, two were in custody yesterday -- and police want to question many more.

Toronto's 24th and 25th homicide victims of the year had spent the night on the Enterprise 2000 party boat before meeting their fate early Sunday morning.

Despite the small number of witnesses who came forward, investigators were certain yesterday that Andy James, 26, and Brandon Ramdeen, 27, were knifed in a Cherry St. parking lot after the boat docked because of an argument that started during the cruise.

There were as many as 400 people -- mostly from the Grenadian community -- at the party, but "a lot less" spoke with investigators, said Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Dan Sheppard. The boat docked around 1:45 a.m. At 2:20 a.m., police were called about fights in the parking lot.

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James and Ramdeen were involved in two separate scuffles that stemmed from the same argument on the boat, Sheppard said.

James was stabbed first. Ramdeen went over to the area where James was stabbed "to find out what happened to his friend," before he became the victim of a knife attack, Sheppard said.

James was taken to hospital by friends, Ramdeen by ambulance. Ramdeen died Sunday morning; James held on until about 5:30 p.m.

Later that night, two Toronto men were charged with second-degree murder: Edwin Modeste, 37, in relation to James' death; and Kimron Bengy, 19, in relation to Ramdeen's.

"Please come forward," Sheppard said of the hundreds of people who were on the boat. "We understand that not everybody saw the actual incident maybe, but they certainly did know it was going on."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.


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