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Toronto Homicide #17 Catherine McNamee

Emergency crews were called to Bridgepoint Active Healthcare on February 26th where it has been alleged that Catherine McNamee 90, was pushed by another resident. McNamee fell and hit her head, and was sent to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on March 4th.

On March 5, Terry Shorter, 68, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault.

Police said on April 21, “after consulting with the Crown attorney’s office and forensic pathology unit, Terry Shorter,  was arrested and charged with manslaughter.”

The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim’s list is available here.

Toronto Homicide 18: Leonard Pinnock shot to death in a parked car

Police said that Leonard Pinnock of Hamilton was waiting in his car for his friend at a strip mall at Dufferin St. and Bowie Ave on Saturday April 22 at around 9:30 am when he was shot.

Pinnock was found with apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police stated in a press release that several suspects were seen fleeing the area.

Anyone with information or home security video or dash cam video of the incident, is asked to call police at 416-808-7400.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

James Acker dies in hospital after being attacked at St. Joseph’s Villa

James Acker 86, was attacked in his sleep on the night of January 28th at St. Joseph’s Villa, by a resident who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Both Acker and the assailant suffer from alzheimer’s.

Acker was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital with severe head trauma, where he remained until his death on April 16th. Acker’s family said he never recovered from the attack.

The autopsy revealed the cause of Acker’s death to be result of the beating.

Hamilton police said the suspect in this case is not facing criminal charges due to his disease.

The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Updated: Toronto Homicide #16 – Martin R.W Hauck

Toronto Police were called to a medical in the area of Queen St East and Booth Ave on April 17th at approximately 1:50pm.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find a man in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the man will remain private until his next of kin is notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update April 19th

The victim has been identified as Martin R.W. Hauck, 56, his cause of death has not been released at this time.

Toronto’s 16th homicide victim Martin R. W. Hauck,.
*Photo made available by Toronto Police.

Police are searching for Glenn Gaetan, 25, of Toronto. Gaetan is wanted for first degree murder.

Glenn Gaetan, Photo made available by Toronto Police.

Glenn Gaetan should be considered armed and dangerous. If located dial 911.

Update: Glenn Gaetan surrendered to Toronto police on Thursday April 20th. Gaetan has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Martin R.W Hauck. Gaetan is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., room 505.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Toronto homicide #15 – Samatar Farah found dead outside of a townhouse complex

Police were called to Chester Le Boulevard in Scarborough on April 15th at around 1:30 am on report of gunshots. It wasn’t until hours later that Police and EMT’s were called to the same area on report of an injured man at 8:02am.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity will not be released until his next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update: The victim on Saturday’s homicide has been identified as Samatar Farah, 24. A Go Fund Me Page had been set up to help with funeral costs, and exceeded it’s $15,000 goal in less than 24 hours.

*Image made available by The Toronto Police Service

Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Update: 9 months pregnant Arianna Goberdhan murdered by her husband

Durham Police were called to a home on Winville Road in Pickering at around 9:45 pm on April 7th, on report of a domestic disturbance.

Police arrived to find 27 year old Arianna Goberdhan dead with what they described as obvious signs of violence. Goberdhan was 9 months pregnant, the baby did not survive.

Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25, the husband of the victim was taken into custody on April 8th. Baig was found at a home in Markham after a warrant was issued for his arrest and a day long man-hunt.

Baig is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of his wife.

Update April 13th

Const. George Tudos of Durham Region Police said Baig is now facing a first degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Arianna Goberdhan. Tudos also said there has been discussions with investigators regarding charges in connection with the death of Goberdhan’s unborn child, however no additional charges have been laid at this time.

Murder charge laid in Webbwood fire

Espanola OPP and the Sables-Spanish Rivers Fire Department responded to report of a house fire on April 3rd at around 8pm.

Once the fire department extinguished the fire they found a body in the home. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested a 30 year old man in relation to the death and the fire. The accused whose name will not be released due to a publication ban is facing charges of murder, indignity to a dead body and arson/damage to a property.

Melvin Jn’marie, Hamilton’s first victim of homicide in 2017

Hamilton police responded to report of a disturbance at 210 Parkdale Av N on April 1st at around 3:30pm. Police arrived to find Melvin Jn’marie 40, in the alleyway behind the building, suffering from unspecified injuries.

Jn’marie was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Antonio Sedeno Charles 30, of Brampton, was arrested on April 2nd, and is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of Jn’marie.

It had been 171 days since Hamilton’s last homicide.

The 2016 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.