Man charged with two counts of first-degree murder after ‘random’ attacks in Toronto


Toronto police say they’ve arrested and charged a man after two “random attacks” left a 21-year-old student and a 35-year-old man dead in recent days.

Richard Jonathan Edwin, 39, was arrested at his home on Sunday and faces two charges of first-degree murder.

Police Chief James Ramer says officers found several loaded firearms and ammunition at the home of the accused.

Ramer says the victims were not known to the accused or each other, and he says the arrest prevented a further loss of life.

The police chief says Kartik Vasudev, a 21-year-old international student from India, was killed after an  “unprovoked” attack by a “complete stranger” outside a subway station in downtown Toronto on April 7.

Two days later, police say Elijah Eleazar Mahepath of Toronto, was shot several times near the intersection of Dundas Street East and George Street before he died in a hospital.