71-year-old man charged after woman found stabbed in burning Vaughan home

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A 71-year-old man faces murder and arson charges after police say a woman was found stabbed in a burning house in Vaughan.

York Regional Police said officers were called to help with a structure fire near Parktree Drive and Lucena Crescent on Friday evening around 7:45 p.m.

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Inside the house, officers found an unconscious woman. She was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination confirmed that Naheed Askaryar, 64, died from stab wounds.

Mohammad Askaryar was arrested on Friday and is charged with life-threatening first-degree murder and arson.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865.


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