Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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A man accused of killing a young woman in Toronto's gay village last year has seen his charge upgraded to first-degree murder.

Police initially charged 21-year-old Kalen Schlatter with second-degree murder last month in the death of Tess Richey, who investigators say died of "neck compression."

The 22-year-old was reported missing in November after a night out with a friend.

Her mother found Richey's body four days later in a stairwell at the back of an alley, just steps from where she was last seen alive. (The Canadian Press)


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A lawyer says a 25-year-old man wanted by police in connection with the beating of an autistic man is turning himself in.

But Jag Virk says his client, Ronjot Singh Dhami, maintains his innocence.

Police have named Dhami as one of three suspects in the beating, which took place last week at a bus terminal in Mississauga.

A video of the attack released by police shows the victim sitting at the bottom of a stairwell putting on roller blades, when three men approach from behind and began punching and kicking him. (The Canadian Press)



Police in Brantford are confirming the arrest of a 14-year-old girl in connection with alleged online threats against a U-S high school.

Constable Natalie Lang says the girl was arrested Tuesday night and charged with uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death.

Lang says the threat against a school in Hanover, New Hampshire, was made in an Instagram post, and that it mentioned a shooting.

She says the girl, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will be prosecuted in Canada. (The Canadian Press)



Provincial police say charges may be pending after a six-year-old girl was struck and injured by a car after she got off a school bus in southern Ontario. …

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