Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dad charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of 2-year-old son (Toronto, Canada)

Dad is identified as MARIO WINT.

Dad charged in death of two-year-old son 

By Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

First posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 04:46 PM EST | Updated: Saturday, January 24, 2015 07:08 PM EST

TORONTO - A 29-year-old Newmarket father is accused of killing his two-year-old son, York Regional Police said Saturday.

Police said they received a call regarding “an injured person” at a home on Longford Dr., near Yonge St. and Davis Dr., around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday.

“Officers arrived on scene and located a two-year-old boy who was not breathing,” Const. Laura Nicolle said. “The child was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

Homicide detectives have been investigating the toddler’s death since then and on Saturday they arrested his dad, she said.

Mario Wint, 29, faces a charge of second-degree murder.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Newmarket court for a bail hearing on Sunday.

“This investigation is ongoing and the cause of death of the child will not be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the investigation,” Nicolle said.

The semi-detached home, where the toddler was found, — northeast of Davis Dr. and Yonge St. — was guarded by a York Regional Police vehicle Saturday. Yellow police tape on the property prevented people from coming or going.

Anyone with information regarding this murder probe should call the homicide unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).