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A 36-year-old man is facing charges following the death of a 42-year-old individual in Rexdale, according to police. Toronto authorities arrested the man on Oct. 6 in connection with the homicide investigation. The man now stands charged with second-degree murder as well as assault causing bodily harm. He was set to appear in court at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 7.
The report detailing the alleged murder states that police responded to a call alleging “unknown trouble” around 9:45 a.m. the morning of Oct. 4. When they arrived at the residence, they reportedly found the body of a 42-year-old man. It is unclear from the report how he was killed, but he was recorded as dead at the scene by coroners.
Police say the apartment showed signs of some sort of altercation, though they have not given details about what they believe may have happened. The man was arrested and charged two days after the body was found. It is unclear whether the man remains in police custody at this time, or if he has retained criminal defense counsel.
If the man is found guilty on the charges of which he is accused, he could face serious jail time. This is why it is so important that Toronto prosecutors are assigned the burden of proof: to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the man was guilty of homicide. In the meantime, his defense counsel will carefully scrutinize any evidence the prosecution intends to present to the court in an effort to build a strong case for his innocence.
Source: Globalnews.ca, “Man charged in Rexdale apartment homicide: police“, Jessica Patton, Oct. 6, 2017