Toronto Homicide #41 – Shelly-Ann James charged with the murder of Claudette James

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Toronto police responded to a call for unknown trouble at Lawrence Avenue West and Culford Road on July 23rd at approximately 2:43am.

Police arrived to find Claudette James, 63, of Toronto, suffering from life threatening injuries. Despite life-saving efforts from Toronto paramedics. Claudette James was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of death has not been released by investigators.

Police arrested Shelly-Ann James, 36, of Toronto at the scene, and charged her with First Degree Murder. Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson confirmed the woman facing charges is the victim’s daughter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS