More than a month after Toronto police said a 29-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in a downtown legal office, investigators have announced that the suspect in custody now faces a charge of first-degree murder.
A spokesperson for the service told Global News that the investigation into a stabbing at Hicks Adams LLP on King Street East near Sherbourne Street in September has been “ongoing” and that “further evidence was discovered supporting the updated charge.”
Officials did not specify what the investigators specifically found.
It was before 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 that emergency teams were called to the street-level office with reports that an administrative assistant for the firm, later identified as Julia Ferguson, was stabbed.
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The defendant in the case took off after the stabbing, but was reported to have surrendered to officers shortly thereafter.
Ferguson died in a hospital three days after the incident.
On September 6, the homicide squad announced that the defendant in the case, Osman Osman, 33, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He was placed in preventive detention. At the time, a detective told reporters that the suspect was facing an enhanced second-degree murder charge.
Meanwhile, officers said the defendant appeared in court in downtown Toronto on Tuesday and was again taken into custody.
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