April 20, 2016 2:13 pm
Updated: April 20, 2016 3:56 pm

25-year-old man charged with murder in landlord’s death in Peterborough, Ont.

Jeremy Cohn / File / Global News

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — A 25-year-old man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his landlord.

Police in Peterborough, Ont., were called to a home last month after receiving reports of a man armed with a knife.

Shots were fired and the man was rushed to hospital, where he has remained for the past month.

Police discovered the body of 52-year-old Cindy Torbar at the house.

John Lai, who was living at Torbar’s home while pursuing post-secondary education, is now charged with murder.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit, which probes incidents involving police in which someone is injured or killed, is also investigating the case.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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