By Ilya Bañares Staff Reporter Mon., June 25, 2018 Police are investigating after an overnight shooting in the city’s downtown core left one man dead. Toronto Paramedic Services responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the Garden District, at the intersection of Sherbourne St. and Dundas St. E. The victim, a male in his 30s-40s, was pronounced dead at the scene, paramedics say. No information has been released about possible suspects and the Homicide Unit is investigating at the scene. The fatal shooting comes less than 24 hours after three other fatal shooting incidents in the city. Jenas Nyarko, 31, was killed in a drive-by shooting in North York while she was sitting inside a car with three friends. Article Continued Below According to Det. David Dickinson, a car drove by and someone inside fired a single shot at the vehicle, striking her. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died. Nyarko was a … [Read more...] about Man dead after fatal overnight shooting near Sherbourne and Dundas Sts.
By Victoria Gibson Staff Reporter Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter Wed., April 11, 2018 Note to readers: This file is meant to be a continuing Q&A. Star reporters will update these questions as we uncover more about the Bruce McArthur case, and when news breaks. Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur appeared at a College Park court on April 16 via video link, and faced his eighth first-degree murder charge in the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. McArthur is due back in court on April 25. Read more: Bruce McArthur charged with seventh murder; police to search dozens of properties and examine 15 cold cases Opinion | Rosie DiManno: Another charge, more questions in Bruce McArthur case Article Continued Below Charge in Abdulbasir Faizi killing brings sorrow, new questions Here are 10 questions breaking down what we know and don’t know about the investigation to date. 1. How many people is Bruce McArthur accused of killing? … [Read more...] about 10 questions about the Bruce McArthur investigation
By Wendy Gillis Crime Reporter Fri., April 13, 2018 “John Doe” has a name — five weeks after homicide investigators’ last-resort move to release a photograph of a dead, unidentified man believed to be a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Toronto police announced Friday that their release last month of a grisly, albeit cleaned up image has culminated in the identification of the man, a development likely to lead to another charge against the accused killer already facing seven counts of first-degree murder. The break came after 500 generated tips that turned into a long list of 70 possible identities, which became a shortlist of 22, which was finally winnowed down to one in the last 48 hours. Police will release more details about the man and any additional charges against McArthur on Monday, after investigators notify the man’s family. Putting a name to the deceased man had been both a source of stress and a priority … [Read more...] about Toronto police have identified the deceased man alleged to be Bruce McArthur victim
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Former supermodel Janice Dickinson testified on Thursday that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her at a Lake Tahoe home in 1982, a story similar to those of other alleged victims called as witnesses in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial. “I wanted to hit him, wanted to punch him in the face,” said Dickinson, a highly successful model in the 1970s and 1980s. “I felt anger, was humiliated, disgusted, ashamed.” Cosby, who played the loveable patriarch and “America’s Dad” on “The Cosby Show,” is on trial in Pennsylvania for a second time on accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting former friend and colleague Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004. In all some 50 women have accused Cosby of molestation going back decades. All but Constand’s case were too old to be prosecuted, and Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial last June due to a deadlocked jury. Cosby is accused of giving pills to … [Read more...] about News Model Janice Dickinson tells jury that Cosby drugged, raped her
The “energy” behind the ongoing investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur doesn’t like the spotlight.But Toronto police Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says his right-hand man on the sprawling case, Det. David Dickinson, nonetheless deserves it. The junior homicide cop played a central role in collecting key evidence against the 66-year-old landscaper who stands accused of being Toronto’s most prolific killer.“He really is my go-to guy,” Idsinga said Tuesday of Dickinson.The media-shy cop stood off to the side during a packed media conference Monday as Idsinga announced police had been laid more charges against McArthur, now facing five counts of first degree murder in the deaths of five men.Dickinson, who has about four years on the homicide squad, has been working full-time on the case since August, when officers from 51 division probing the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen reached out for assistance. … [Read more...] about Meet the junior Toronto homicide detective that’s the ‘energy’ behind the Bruce McArthur investigation