Everton Biddersingh found guilty of first-degree murder of daughter Melonie

Jan 7, 2016 | GTA, NEWS | 0 comments

A jury in a Toronto court has found Everton Biddersingh guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his 17-year-old daughter Melonie Biddersingh in 1994. The verdict against the 60-year-old Biddersingh was reached after four hours of deliberations. The conviction will come with an automatic life sentence, with no chance of parole for 25 years. Melonie first came to Canada from Jamaica in the early 90s to live with her father and stepmother. She then suffered years of abuse in their Toronto apartment, including deliberate starvation. It was in 1994 that Melonie’s charred body was found stuffed in a burning suitcase in an industrial area north of Toronto. However at the time, her remains could not be identified. Another first-degree murder trial against the stepmother, Elaine Biddersingh, is due to begin in April.
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