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Homicide #21/2019,
Richard Turner, 48, arrested

Broadcast time: 22:13
Thursday, May 2, 2019

22 Division

Case #: 2019-766762

The Toronto Police would like to advise the public of an arrest made in a Homicide investigation.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 8:25 p.m., officers responded to a call for a medical complaint at a residence in the area of Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road. Through investigation this was determined to be a Homicide.

See previous release.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Richard Turner, 48, of Toronto.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Richard Turner, 48, was located and arrested in relation to the death of Premachchandran Sundaralingam, 53.

He has been charged with:

1) Manslaughter
2) Aggravated Assault
3) Threatening Death

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 2201 Finch Avenue West, 10:00 a.m.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jeff Allington, Homicide