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Son charged with 2nd-stage murder in mother’s death in Etobicoke park

Son charged with 2nd-stage murder in mother’s death in Etobicoke park

The son of a 69-365 days-historical lady, who called for abet earlier than being realized dreary in a park in Etobicoke Friday morning, has been charged with 2d-stage murder in connection with her death.

Officers had been called to King’s Mill Park around 10: 45 a.m. after a lady called them for abet because “she used to be in crisis.”

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Police located the girl with necessary injuries and she or he used to be pronounced deceased on the scene.

Murder detectives took over the investigation. On Saturday, police known the girl as Kathleen Hatcher, of Toronto.

The reason of her death is unknown. A put up mortem used to be scheduled Satuday.

When speaking to the media on Friday, Responsibility Insp. Andy Singh acknowledged he believes the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. when the girl used to be walking on one in all the paths.

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In a news liberate issued Saturday afternoon, police acknowledged Toronto resident Colin Hatcher used to be arrested and charged with 2d-stage murder. Police confirmed that he’s the victim’s son.

“Our investigators imagine that we now contain the individual guilty, the single individual guilty for this homicide,” Const. Alex Li acknowledged in an interview with CP24 Saturday evening.

Li acknowledged there’ll not be any public safety topic.

“We desire to reassure the general public that this used to be a actually isolated incident,” he acknowledged. “And we desire to reassure them that we now contain deployed on hand sources in the blueprint on that day, and it’s quiet an ongoing investigation.”

Police remained on the scene loads of the day, canvassing for witnesses and surveillance videos.

“There would possibly perchance be an outdoors component to this. Folks is seemingly to be out for a stroll; individuals is seemingly to be out enjoying the fresh air. These are the individuals who we desire to focus on to. What led up to the events? And these information, no topic how big how small, these are the individuals who our homicide investigators desire to focus on to,” Li acknowledged.

Anyone with information is requested to contact police at 416-808-2200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Hatcher remembered by pals as chuffed, caring and an ‘lovely quilter’

Folks who knew Kathleen Hatcher acknowledged they’re remembering her as proficient quilter who will seemingly be overlooked.

“It’s genuine so horribly unhappy,” acknowledged Karen Cooper, president of the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild, who first met Hatcher in 2005.

“Anytime any individual is killed in melancholy cases, it’s plain. But in the occasion you find out it’s any person that know, it’s in reality unhappy,” she acknowledged.

Cooper described the 69-365 days-historical as a fragile spoken, considerate and caring individual.

She acknowledged Hatcher had been a quilting trainer, and a member of the community for many years and will seemingly be overlooked by its roughly 140 individuals.

“She used to be a terribly lovely quilter. Comely an gape for color,” acknowledged Cooper, adding that she took outdated patterns and then historical colours in other ways that different individuals hadn’t regarded as.

Maria is a painter and Hatcher’s neighbour. She talked with Hatcher about ingenious concepts and artwork over the remaining five years.

“It’s imperfect. It’s sinful to gain that individual will not be there anymore,” Maria, who did not desire to present her remaining name, instructed CTV Information Toronto.


Maria acknowledged that in addition to being a quilter, Hatcher used to be also a creator and a grandmother who used to be constantly livid to focus on her grandchild.

“She used to be very optimistic and in reality chuffed, love a beautifully chuffed individual. She historical to share her spin tales with me, the highlights,” Maria acknowledged whereas wearing her favourite disguise, one in all two made by Hatcher and given to her as a gift.

Hatcher retired remaining December, working most only in the near previous as an Assessor for the Valuable Abilities Upgrading Program on the Toronto District College Board’s (TDSB) Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Adult Learning Centre.

In a press liberate issued to CP24 on Saturday, the TDSB acknowledged Hatcher used to be “an extraordinary individual who used to be nice with learners and colleagues and will seemingly be dearly overlooked.”

“We lengthen our sincere condolences to Kathleen’s household individuals and outdated co-employees following her tragic passing,” a spokesperson for the TDSB acknowledged. 

With recordsdata from CP24’s Bryann Aguilar and CTV Information Toronto’s Beth Macdonell


Son charged with 2nd-stage murder in mother’s death in Etobicoke park