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Newmarket man sentenced to 25 years in 2018 homicide

A Richmond Hill man faces the same jail time after also being found guilty of first-degree murder, as well as forcible confinement and robbery with a firearm
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A Newmarket man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in connection with a 2018 homicide in Richmond Hill.

Arjuna Paramsothy was also convicted on two counts of forcible confinement and two counts of robbery with a firearm, according to York Regional Police.

Found guilty of the same charges last March 17 by Justice Laura Bird and now also sentenced to 25 years in prison is Brandon Hudson of Richmond Hill. Hudson was also convicted of disguise with intent, police said.

The sentencing on May 3 includes four years already served. Jail time for the additional offences is to be served concurrently.

The charges resulted following a home invasion in Toronto on May 17, 2018, at about 6:50 a.m., police said.

York Regional Police received information that a vehicle connected to the the home invasion may be located near Bayswater Avenue and Emily Court in Richmond Hill. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle at the end of the street with a man deceased in the driver’s seat.

Investigators believed two suspects were involved in the murder.

When police went to a Toronto residence connected to the victim, they found two adult men who had been tied up and robbed. They were not physically injured but the victim’s dog had been killed.

Debora Kelly

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