Ontario subway fatality treated as a homicide by police

Ontario subway fatality treated as a homicide by police

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Sunday June 24, 2018.

Police say the latest fatality in Toronto’s subway wasn’t an accident. They are treating the death of a man in his 20s at one of Ontario’s busiest subway stations as a homicide. Police were called to the Yonge and Bloor Street station where they found the man had been killed by one of the subway trains. They later arrested a 40-year-old male suspect but have not yet laid charges.

Cops reviewed video footage of the incident to come to the homicide conclusion. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said it will see that the driver of the subway train receives any emotional support and help, if needed. A TTC spokesperson said the fatality is likely an isolated incident since deaths are rare on the subway system with the last homicide there occurring in 1997 when someone was shoved onto the tracks of an oncoming train.

The suspect is being held in custody. Police are continuing their investigation. They are looking to speak with witnesses who saw anything connected to the incident.

Being charged with a serious, violent crime like homicide, may call for the assistance of an Ontario lawyer. A lawyer will review all the evidence in connection with the alleged homicide and advise his or her client on how best to fight any charges. If the accused was not taken into custody according to the letter of the law, a lawyer might be able to have the charges dropped. An accused client has the right to mount an aggressive defense with the knowledge that it is incumbent upon the Crown to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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