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Son charged with 2nd-degree murder after parents found dead at home in Toronto’s east end

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WATCH ABOVE: Police have identified the couple found dead in their Scarborough home on Sunday and their son is now charged in connection with their deaths. Catherine McDonald reports – Sep 7, 2021

A 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder after Global News learned the parents of the accused were found inside an east-end home Sunday evening.

According to a brief statement issued by the Toronto Police Service Monday afternoon, officers were called to a home on Pin Lane just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road and north of Kingston Road before 8 p.m.

“Officers entered a home to check on the well-being of the occupants. The bodies of two people were located with obvious signs of trauma. They were both pronounced deceased on scene,” the statement said, noting their deaths are being treated as “suspicious.”

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Police didn’t elaborate on the circumstances leading up to the call to officers.

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In an update released on Tuesday, investigators identified the victims as 65-year-old Lynette Sequeira and 68-year-old Francis Sequeira.

Officers said Kyle Sequeira was arrested at some point following the call and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. They said he appeared at a downtown Toronto court Monday morning and was scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 13.

Court documents obtained by Global News showed Kyle was charged in June 2019 with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, possession of a knife, and assault. He was released on bail. Those charges remain before the courts.

On Aug. 14, Kyle was arrested again and charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, a count of obstructing a peace officer and a count of assaulting a peace officer.

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Nearly two weeks later he was released on $30,000 bail into the care of his parents with a number of conditions, including that he remain with them in the family home on Pin Lane except for medical emergencies or when in the presence of his parents.

Meanwhile, anyone with information was asked to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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