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RSS FeedsCommunity in shock as father charged with first-degree murder after two boys, 12 and nine, found dead in Brampton home
(The Star Toronto Raptors)


8 november 2019 04:25:44

Community in shock as father charged with first-degree murder after two boys, 12 and nine, found dead in Brampton home
(The Star Toronto Raptors)

Halloween decoration scarecrows are still up near the door of the detached brick home in a quiet Brampton residential neighbourhood. The two boys who lived there were found dead in the home on Wednesday night.Their father has been charged with first-degree murder in their deaths. The neighbourhood is reeling, a school is mourning the deaths of two beloved students and everyone is asking “why?”Police received a call for medical assistance from inside the home on Hiberton Crescent, near Sandalwood Parkway West and Creditview Road, around 10:55 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found two boys, aged 12 and nine, dead in the home. The Peel police homicide squad took over the investigation after the boys’ deaths were deemed suspicious, Const. Heather Cannon told reporters at the scene.“We didn’t find any obvious signs of trauma to the children. It was a bit later on that it was determined to be a suspicious death,” she said, announcing that police had charged Edwin Bastidas, 52, with two counts of first-degree murder. Police have not yet named the boys, nor released their cause of death. At the scene, neighbour Paula Da Silva identified the boys who lived at the home as Jonathan Bastidas, 12, and Nicolas Bastidas, 9.“They’re a wonderful family,” said Da Silva, who said she was the boys’ teacher at a before- and after-school program. “I can’t even process it.”Da Silva described Nicolas as “just a very easygoing kid” who could “mingle with anyone.”His brother Jonathan was “really into Lego” and would always make time for it, she said.A Peel police mobile command centre blocked off half of the snowy suburban street Thursday morning as neighbours gathered in clusters.The two-storey brick detached home could be seen behind police tape.Kids wandered through the neighbourhood on their way home from school, in the afternoon, as a school bus squeezed by news trucks.A boy wh ...

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