Saturday, August 20, 2016
Man charged with murder months after torso found behind Riverdale - Toronto butcher shop
A man who was charged after a woman’s remains were found behind an east-end butcher shop last spring is now facing an additional charge of second-degree murder in connection with the case.
Police identified a torso found inside a garbage bag outside a Riverdale butcher shop as belonging to 30-year-old Toronto resident Melissa Cooper.
The woman was reported missing several weeks before her remains were found.
Less than two weeks later, investigators announced they had arrested a suspect and charged him with committing an indignity to a dead body.
Now police say that same suspect, identified as 38-year-old Albert Ian Ohab, was charged again Friday morning.
Investigators have not said what led them to lay the additional charge.
He appeared in court briefly this morning.
No winning ticket for last night's $34.3M Lotto Max jackpot - Try again Next Week
No winning ticket was sold for the $34.3 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 26 will grow to approximately $46 million.
Man in hospital after stabbing on King Street West in Toronto
A stabbing on King Street West overnight has sent one man to hospital.
It happened near Tecumseth Street and King Street West early this morning.
Paramedics say the victim is a man who is believed to be in his 30s.
His injuries after considered serious but not life-threatening.
No information on possible suspects has been released at this time.
Explosion Rocks Midtown Toronto
One person has been transported to hospital following an explosion at a Midtown marijuana dispensary Friday evening.
Firefighters were called to Tweeder Medicinal Dispensary, located at 353 Eglinton Ave. W., shortly before 8 p.m.
“We don’t know the cause of the explosion right now,” Toronto police Sgt. Rick Proctor told CP24 at the scene.
Firefighters have since declared the area safe, he said.
Initial reports indicating that a fire also occurred at the business were erroneous, Proctor said.
Preliminary information that two patients had been transported to hospital was caused by a computer glitch, Toronto Paramedic Services said.
One witness described seeing the patient emerge from the building after the explosion.
“A gentleman came out with severe burns – his skin was peeling and there was blood everywhere,” Nima Pakjou said.
Information on the age of the patient was not immediately provided. It was also not immediately clear if he was an employee working at the dispensary.
Pakjou and another witness both described seeing smoke coming out of the roof of the building following the blast.
"The glass literally blew right into the middle of the road – that’s how big the explosion was,” he said.
The incident was cause for concern for one area resident.
“There’s a public school and a daycare centre – what if this happened while the schools were in session,” asked Olga Fowell.
“This has to be the model on why, right now, there should be a raid across the city and shut (the dispensaries) all down,” she said.
The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.
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