15 April 2011

Less cable TV...

...more bread & water...
The Opposition accused Ontario's Liberal government Wednesday of coddling criminals while failing to help victims of violent crime.

The opposition leader raised the case of Kellie Smith, a Toronto woman whose son was murdered in 2009, saying she had to choose between paying the rent or paying for her son's funeral.

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A man who was already in jail for a killing in Toronto is now charged in the home invasion slaying of a Markham woman.

Eric Carty now faces a murder charge for the second time in three months.

The latest charge is in connection with the killing of Bich-Ha Pan, 53, who was shot to death in a home invasion that York police allege was staged by her daughter.

LAST WORD: Yet another Toronto murder
The body of a 23-year-old woman was found in a North York rooming house Friday.

Toronto Police were called at 11:01 a.m. to the Aldwinkle Hts. home, near York University, after the body was found.

Homicide detectives were notified of the death of the woman described as a student and sexual assault hasn't been ruled out, sources said.

UPDATE: Murder victim identified
Qian "Necole" Liu, 23, from Beijing, was in Canada on a student visa, Toronto Police say.

Liu was found naked from the waist down around 11 a.m. Friday in her basement apartment at 27 Aldwinckle Heights, northwest of Keele St. and Finch Ave. W.

Brian Dickson is charged with first-degree murder. Investigators would not say if Mr. Dickson was the former roommate of Ms. Liu's, who had previously been questioned in the case.