In a horrific attack on Wednesday, April 10, Rae Cara Carrington was killed in a food court that's part of Toronto's indoor PATH system. Reports have now revealed that a Toronto man arrested in the deadly path attack is the victim's son. He has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to his mother's death.
Duncan O'Neil Sinclair, who is only 19 years old, originally fled the scene following the attack but has since been apprehended by police. In a statement released this afternoon, Toronto Police reveal that Sinclair was actually arrested by OPP in Southern Georgian Bay, specifically in the Midland area which is around 150 Km north of Toronto.
In their release police don't indicate how they found Sinclair in Midland, but they thank residents of both Midland and Toronto for their help. They also say that the arrest came earlier today, but don't specify an exact time. Police have brought Sinclair back to Toronto where they have charged him with first-degree murder. He is due in court tomorrow to face these charges.
His first court appearance is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13, at 10 am. His hearing will take place at the Old City Hall Courthouse in room 101.
First-degree murder charges indicate that this stabbing incident was planned out ahead of time and very deliberate. That means Sinclair went into the Path on Wednesday night with the intention of killing his victim.
The victim, in this case, is his mother, according to Global News. Rae Cara Carrington was 51 years old. She had been working at Fast Fresh, a fast food restaurant in the Path food court. Global reports that she was a mother of eight.
If Sinclair is found guilty, he will be facing a lengthy prison sentence. In Canada, first-degree murder carries a minimum sentence of life with no chance of parole for 25 years.
This means that if convicted, Sinclair won't have any chance of being released from prison until he is 44 years old. However, just because he would be eligible for parole does not mean it would be granted so it is entirely possible that Sinclair could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
While an arrest has been made in this case the investigation is not over. Police are now appealing to the public to provide any information on Sinclair's actions the past two days between the stabbing on Wednesday and his arrest in Midland today.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or to call Crime Stoppers.