Woman dead after being stabbed multiple times in Toronto’s east end, police say

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Toronto police say a woman is dead after she was stabbed multiple times in the city’s east end on Sunday.

Police said they were called to an apartment building in the area of Victoria Park and Lawrence avenues at 1:30 p.m.

Paramedics said they transported a woman in her 40s to a trauma centre.

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She was later pronounced dead.

On Monday, she was identified as 41-year-old Maryanne Blandizzi.

Paramedics added that a second person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Wadea Al-Lala, 21, of Toronto was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police said.

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He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2222 or 416-808-7474.