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Suspect charged with murder after woman pulled from burning Scarborough apartment
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Friday, January 24, 2020 12:39PM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 24, 2020 6:20PM EST
A 37-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman pulled from a burning apartment in Scarborough last week.
Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 25 Bay Mills Boulevard, located in the area of Warden and Sheppard avenues, at around 3 a.m. on Jan. 13.
They arrived to find an 18th floor unit fully engulfed in flames and inside the apartment was 49-year-old Maryna Kudzianiuk, who was critically injured.
Sources previously told CP24 that Kudzianiuk was found in a bathtub suffering from obvious trauma.
She was rushed to hospital in critical condition but later died.
Kudzianiuk’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy, which was conducted the following day.
On Friday, investigators confirmed that a suspect has been arrested in the case.
Police say Toronto man Ricardo Miraballes is facing one count of first-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
“Detectives are urging anyone who had contact with Ricardo Miraballes prior to Monday, January 13, 2020, to speak to Homicide Squad,” police said in a news release issued Friday.
Suspect shot by police multiple times in separate incident
Police say the suspect is also at the heart of a Special Investigations Unit probe after he was shot multiple times by officers near Scarborough Town Centre on Jan. 18.
The province’s police watchdog said officers were observing a 37-year-old man who was a person of interest in an investigation in the area of McCowan Road and Town Centre Court
The SIU said officers in several unmarked vehicles proceeded to conduct a takedown of a red pickup truck being driven by the man.
“There was an interaction, and multiple officers discharged their firearms," the agency said in a statement.
The man was hit multiple times and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.