Man charged in relation to the homicide of his mother in Newmarket.

York Region police responded to a report of a family domestic dispute occurring at a residence near the area of Gorham Street and Leslie Avenue in Newmarket on January 5th at approximately 5:00pm.

Police arrived to find a 61-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. Police will not be releasing or confirming the names of the victim, the accused or the address of the incident in order to protect the identities of additional family members who were witnesses.

The victim’s 25-year old son was taken into custody and charged with

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Arson Causing Damage to Property

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865.