Second arrest in 2021 homicide of 77-year-old on Danforth

Man, 28, charged shortly after. Now woman, 42, also arrested for manslaughter

More than 17 months after an alleged assault in the East Danforth area, Toronto police have charged a second person with manslaughter.

The victim, 77-year-old John Manion, died in hospital on Aug. 29, 2021.

He had been critically injured in a fight with a man and a woman outside an establishment at Danforth and Walpole avenues on Aug. 6 at about 4 p.m., police said.

Police released an image of a woman wanted after the assault but they later withdrew the picture and said she was no longer a suspect.

After Manion’s death, the aggravated assault case became a homicide investigation.

Police started a search for a man and a woman wanted in the investigation and their images were released.

The man, Tyler George, 28, turned himself in to police on Sept. 4, 2021.

He was charged with manslaughter.

The woman, Arja Duffy, now 42, was arrested Jan. 18, 2023 and also charged with manslaughter, police reported this morning.

Duffy appeared in court on Jan. 18.

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Posted: Jan 20 2023 4:28 pm
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Edition: Toronto