A Toronto jury heard from a psychologist Monday that Farshad Badakhshan played up symptoms of psychosis in order to be found not guilty of murdering Carina Petrache. Expert witness Dr. Angela Carter testified for the Crown, casting doubt on an earlier testimony made by a psychiatrist, Dr. Lisa Ramshaw, for the defence. Carter specializes in determining if defendants are faking […]
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An expert in forensic psychiatry told a Toronto jury that in her medical opinion, Farshad Badakhshan was not criminally responsible for the murder of former Ryerson criminology student Carina Petrache. Dr. Lisa Ramshaw, who has specialized in forensic psychiatry for 15 years, testified for the defence this week. “It is my opinion that more likely than not (Badakhshan) was suffering […]
The mother of alleged first-degree murderer, Farshad Badakhshan, feared for her life while she lived with her son in 2005, a Toronto jury heard this week. Badakhshan, 31, is on trial for the brutal 2010 killing of 23-year-old Carina Petrache, a former Ryerson criminology student. Badakhshan’s defence team called Badakhshan’s mother, Sedigheh Moradi, to testify for several days last week […]
The defence lawyers in the first-degree murder trial of Farshad Badakhshan delivered their opening statement Tuesday morning, arguing that Badakhshan is not criminally responsible for the death of a Ryerson student. Badakhshan has pleaded not guilty to killing Carina Petrache, a criminology student at the time, on the grounds that he suffers from a mental disorder. The defence said that […]
In the weeks leading up to the death of Ryerson student Carina Petrache, her boyfriend Farshad Badakhshan seemed “depressed and lonely,” a jury heard today. The second week of the first-degree murder trial of 31-year-old Badakhshan began today. He is accused of murdering Petrache, 23, in July 2010 at a housing complex in Toronto’s Annex district. Another tenant at 502 […]
Residents in an Annex housing complex found Farshad Badakhshan sitting calmly in a chair in the communal kitchen, even though the lower half of his body was on fire, a Toronto jury heard today. Badakhshan, 31, is accused of first-degree murder in the July 2010 death of Carina Petrache, a 23-year-old Ryerson criminology student. They both lived in a housing […]
Warning: Graphic content The housemate of a former Ryerson student, murdered more than three years ago, told a jury that he saw the victim with a slit throat and her lower body engulfed in flames. Farshad Badakhshan is accused of murdering 23-year-old Carina Petrache, who studied criminology at Ryerson. Badakhshan has pleaded not guilty and his defence team is contending that […]