17-year-old charged with 1st-degree murder after stabbing at Toronto massage parlour

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Triple stabbing leaves 1 dead at adult massage parlour in Toronto
WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police are investigating the city’s latest homicide at an adult massage parlour in Downsview. A woman died, another was badly hurt and a teenage boy was injured. As Caryn Lieberman reports, police said there is no risk to public safety – Feb 24, 2020

Toronto police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder after a 24-year-old woman was fatally stabbed inside a north-end massage parlour and another woman was injured.

Emergency crews were called to Crown Spa on Dufferin Street, between Wilson Avenue and Highway 401, at around 12:40 p.m. on Monday with reports of a stabbing.

Police said callers reported a male and a female were outside the business, covered in blood, and having laceration-type injuries. A weapon was also found outside.

After crews arrived, the 24-year-old woman was found inside the establishment.

Officers said the victim, who was identified as Ashley Noell Arzaga, died at the scene.

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Police said the two people outside were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Investigators announced on Tuesday that the accused, who can’t be identified due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

He was set to make a court appearance Tuesday morning.

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