Police charge woman with murder following mother’s death in north Toronto

Police have charged a woman with first-degree murder in connection with her mother’s murder.

Homicide investigators were called in after a 63-year-old woman was found dead in north Toronto in the early morning hours Friday, Toronto police say.

Officers were initially called to an apartment building on Culford Road, near Lawrence Avenue West and Black Creek Drive, at 2:43 a.m. for “unknown trouble.”

Officers arrived and found a woman suffering life-threatening injuries. While paramedics tried to save her, she died at the scene.

Toronto police have identified the victim as Claudette James, 63, of Toronto. Const. David Hopkinson confirmed the woman facing charges is the victim’s daughter.

It’s not yet clear how the person may have been killed. Paramedics said they were called to the address for a stabbing, but police could not confirm that was the case.

The victim’s daughter, 36, was arrested in connection to the call, the police spokesperson added. She has since been charged with first degree murder. She appeared in court on Friday.

Investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

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