Toronto police have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in connection with a brutal homicide in a Leslieville park in 2012.
George Fawell, 24, was found stabbed to death in Jimmie Simpson Park, near Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue, on Aug. 24 of that year.
Police said the cause of death was stab wounds to the chest and chopping wounds to the neck and head.
At the time, Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux said it was one of the worst types of sharp-force injuries he had ever seen.
“This is obviously a very personal attack on the deceased,” he said.
On July 9, police arrested Michael Martins, 52, of Alberta, and charged him with aggravated assault and forcible confinement.
Last week, Wayne Estwick, 26, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault. On Monday, Mauro Granados-Arana, 25, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and forcible confinement.
Two women were also arrested last spring. Lori Ann Crook, 39, was charged with first-degree murder and forcible confinement, and Ashley Andrews, 28, was accused of accessory after the fact to murder, obstructing justice, failing to comply with probation and drug and weapons charges.