Teen charged with first-degree murder after fatal stabbing in Toronto


Toronto police say they’ve charged a teenager with murder after a fatal stabbing at a business in the city’s north end.

They say officers responded to a call for a stabbing at 12:40 p.m. on Monday.

Officers found a woman and a 17-year-old boy with stab wounds outside the business.

Police say they found a weapon near the teen.

Inside the business, police found Ashley Noell Arzaga, 24, of Toronto, with stab wounds so severe she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2020.

The Canadian Press