A man accused in the “unprovoked,” fatal assault of an 89-year-old woman in downtown Toronto was wanted by police on an outstanding warrant stemming from an alleged assault in 2020, court documents show.
No further details are included in the documents, but a bench warrant for his arrest was issued in May 2021. That assault charge is still before the court.
Cunneen has now been charged with manslaughter in the death of an 89-year-old woman who was allegedly pushed to the ground and died of her injuries.
According to Toronto police, the woman was walking on a sidewalk near Yonge Street and King Street East, in Toronto’s financial district, just after 11:30 a.m. last Friday when the “unprovoked” attack occurred.