The father and stepmother of Shakeil Boothe, the 10-year-old boy whose battered body was discovered in a suburban Toronto home were sentenced on Thursday. The boy’s step-grandmother Claudette Boodth says she regrets not calling the authorities sooner. The child’s father Garfield Boothe, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years. The boy’s stepmother Nichelle Boothe-Rowe, was handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 13 years.
West end homes destroyed in blaze
More than 50 firefighters and 13 fire trucks battled the fire that damaged a row of houses in the Jane and Dundas street area of the city on Friday.