Toronto man charged with murder after father-in-law stabbed, police sources say

Toronto police say a 50-year-old man is facing a first-degree murder charge following a stabbing that killed an elderly man in Markham.

Emergency crews were called to a house on Nymark Avenue, west of Don Mills Road West and north of Sheppard Avenue East, at around 8:50 p.m. on Monday.

A man was rushed to a trauma centre by paramedics in life-threatening condition after being stabbed multiple times, police said.

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Despite life-saving measures, police said he later died from his injuries in hospital.

The victim has been identified by investigators as 72-year-old Jing Zhang, a visitor from China.

Police sources tell Global News that the male suspect allegedly stabbed his father-in-law and the suspect’s wife intervened and was also stabbed.

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Investigators said a woman suffered minor injuries.

On Tuesday, officers arrested Jingfu Luo, a 50-year-old resident from Toronto. Luo is charged with first-degree murder.

— With files from Catherine McDonald.

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