Toronto Homicide 62 – Shardanae Cousins-Emily charged with the murder of a 3-year-old boy

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Toronto Police responded to a medical call to a residence in the Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue area on December 3rd, at 12:38 p.m.

On arrival police located 3-year-old Yverson Junior Quintanni Belotte who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It has been reported that on Saturday, December 2, 2023, the victim was left in the care of the accused, Shardanae Cousins-Emily, 22, who is not related to the child. The Boy attended the Yonge Street and Bloor Avenue area with Cousins-Emily. The victim and Cousins-Emily entered an organization and proceeded into the washroom, where the child was assaulted. The victim and accused left the organization and returned to her residence in the Dawes Road and Chapman Avenue area.

Cousins-Emily contacted the police on December 3rd.

Shardanae Cousins-Emily, 22, of Toronto has been arrested and charged with: Second Degree Murder.
She appeared in court at the Toronto Regional Bail Centre, 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 10 a.m., in room 105.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at