Alberta arrest connected with 2012 Toronto murder

George Fawell was found slain in Jimmie Simpson park.

George Fawell was found slain in Jimmie Simpson park.

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:11 PM ET

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in Alberta in connection with a brutal murder that occurred in Toronto two years ago.

Authorities say Michael Martins, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the killing of George Fawell, was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday by cops in Medicine Hat.

Fawell’s body was found tortured and mutilated along the train tracks behind Jimmie Simpson Community Centre, near Queen St. E. and Broadview Ave., on Aug. 24, 2012.

At the time, even veteran homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux was shocked by the brutality of the slaying.

“This was the worst sharp-force injury that I have ever seen,” he said.

Two women were arrested last year for the 24-year-old man’s murder.

Lori Ann Crook, 39, was charged April 3, 2013, with first-degree murder and forcible confinement.


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