Police have arrested a 76-year-old man for the recent homicide death of a 74-year-old woman. The man will be prosecuted under applicable criminal law and will need legal counsel to aggressively fight the second-degree murder charge. The woman was found dead in a Toronto area home.
Police went out on a 911 call to the home in the early evening of Feb. 12. They found the unresponsive woman when they arrived at the home. They arrested the elderly man, but are not disclosing his connection to the deceased. The homicide and missing persons bureaus are continuing their investigation into the murder. A forensic team is also working on gathering evidence in the case, and neighbours have indicated the man and woman lived in the home for about 12 years and that they have a son.
The son was apparently seen with police officers outside the home after the arrest was made. There is no word on the status of the accused and whether he is being held in custody. Police, however, have indicated that the community is not in danger.
Toronto area residents who have been charged with serious, criminal offences would benefit from the advice and guidance of an attorney experienced in criminal law. A conviction for a murder offence is life-changing. A lawyer will fully investigate the events leading up to the charge and may enlist the help of experts such as those in forensics. Knowledge of the law involving a murder charge is crucial as in this case where a second-degree murder conviction may be punishable by life in prison without eligibility for parole for 10 to 25 years.