Girl, 15, charged with slaying dad

A Streetsville house remains cordoned off a day after a man was stabbed to death by a girl, 15,...

A Streetsville house remains cordoned off a day after a man was stabbed to death by a girl, 15, believed to be his daughter. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/QMI Agency)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:30 AM ET

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ­-- A Streetsville, Ont., family was preparing for Christmas earlier this week and now they're planning a funeral after a father of two was stabbed to death -- allegedly by his 15-year-old daughter.

Residents in their quiet suburban neighbourhood say they never could have imagined such violence might occur behind the walls of the Filipino family's two-storey, semi-detached house.

"I'm very shocked," Claudia Sawyers-James said Wednesday, a day after the deadly altercation in her neighbours' home. "They're such a nice family."

She saw the husband with his wife and their son, 18, happily decorating the front of their house for the holiday season when she left home to pick her daughter up from school around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and "everything seemed fine."

But just after 5 p.m., the peaceful community was suddenly filled with the sound of sirens as emergency crews pulled up to the family's house.

Peel Regional Police say responding officers found a man in his 50s suffering from stab wounds inflicted during an alleged "domestic incident."


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