(ConservativeHub.com) – Eight girls ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old allegedly swarmed a 59-year-old man, beating and stabbing him in the early morning of Sunday, December 18. He later died at a Toronto, Canada, hospital. The youths are now facing second-degree murder charges.
Toronto Police Service Homicide Squad Detective Sergeant Terry Browne suggested the crime should be viewed by everyone as “alarming and shocking,” according to The Associated Press. He declined to call the group a gang. The girls met online, even though all were from the area. Police are unsure of how long they had associated or why they were downtown at the time of the crime.
Due to the ages of the girls involved, the police couldn’t release their names. The man still hadn’t been identified as of December 23, but it’s reportedly believed the victim was living at a homeless shelter at the time.
Browne explained the girls came at the man from all sides, overwhelming him and preventing him from defending himself. Investigators believe they were attempting to take alcohol he had in his position.
According to Statistics Canada, general crime rates remained fairly similar from 2020 to 2021. However, the violent crime crime severity index did increase by about five percent in 2021 compared to the previous year.
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