Myles Sanderson was the only killer in Canada mass stabbings, and his brother was a victim, police say
A judge described a chaotic scene after one of two male killers in a pair of knife attacks in Toronto on Sept. 19, 2016, said the Crown in its case against a former high school physics teacher. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice heard Monday that one of two brothers charged in separate cases is the man who killed a second person who suffered a fatal knife attack in Toronto last month. The judge also heard that one of the victims, a 32-year-old man, never got charged.
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TORONTO — The victim of a second Toronto stabbings had his death ruled a homicide and then his death ruled a suicide. His name was Anthony Lohan.
The case of a former high school physics teacher who killed a second person in the span of two weeks has prompted one local journalist to wonder: can the system catch killers?
The killer of the man who died was charged in the first instance, but by the time the Crown finished its evidence about the accused in the second slaying on the same night, it was clear that he was innocent.
He was described as “a good guy” by neighbours who didn’t believe he was actually the man who stabbed them in Toronto’s Gay Village area the night of Sept. 18. His name was Michael Sanderson.
But the Crown has told the court that it has no evidence against him because he was never charged.
“I think we all know that’s not right, that’s not how it works,” said Judge Christopher Hinkson (speaking in court Monday) of the Crown’s decision to charge the victim rather than charge the accused.
Court was told the victim was the friend of co-accused Michael Sanderson, who killed his brother, a man who suffered a fatal knife attack in Toronto last month.