The city notched its first murder of the year less than 48 hours into 2010 when a prisoner was slain in the Don Jail.**********
Toronto Police confirmed homicide detectives have been called in after a man was found dead at the Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St. E. prison around 4 p.m. Saturday.
Few other details were immediately available. The victim's name and age have not yet been released.
UPDATE: Murder victim #1 identified
In the lead-up to the ignominy of becoming Toronto's first murder victim of 2010, Toronto (Don) Jail inmate Kevon Phillip had spent three days in segregation -- all for being caught "hooping" 100 grams of marijuana bud.**********
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LAST WORD: Hogtown indeed
An Etobicoke father has lost an eye after being horribly beaten by two young men as he tried to stop them from stealing change from a tip jar at a fast-food outlet two days before Christmas.•