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Woman dead, man charged with 2nd-degree murder after downtown assault: Toronto police

A woman is dead after an assault in The Annex Sunday afternoon.
A woman is dead after an assault in The Annex Sunday afternoon. Global News

A woman is dead and a man is in custody after an assault in downtown Toronto Sunday afternoon, police say

Police said officers responded to a call just before 2:30 p.m. about a person being assaulted in the area of Harbord Street and Brunswick Avenue, west of Spadina Avenue.

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Investigators said the assault took place inside of a residence.

Officers arrived and found a woman suffering from serious injuries to her head. Police said she was rushed to hospital, but later died. She was identified as 51-year-old Julie Berman.

Police arrested and charged Colin Harnack, 29, with second-degree murder.

He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court Monday.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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