Post Tagged with: "Farshad Badakhshan"

Badakhshan is the accused in the first-degree murder trial of Ryerson student Carina Petrache. (Courtesy Facebook)

Psychologist: Delusion or personality disorder?

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 […]

by Bruce Laregina· · News, Off Campus
Badakhshan is the accused in the first-degree murder trial of Ryerson student Carina Petrache. (Courtesy Facebook)

Mom tells court: “I knew my son was sick”

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 […]

by Bruce Laregina· · News, Off Campus
Badakhshan is the accused in the first-degree murder trial of Ryerson student Carina Petrache. (Courtesy Facebook)

LIVE: Murder Trial Of Carina Petrache

by Christina Dun· · News, Off Campus
Badakhshan is the accused in the first-degree murder trial of Ryerson student Carina Petrache. (Courtesy Facebook)

Defence of alleged murderer of Ryerson student to give opening statements

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 […]

by Bruce Laregina· · News, Off Campus
The trial takes place at  361 University Ave. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Alleged murderer of Ryerson student seemed “depressed” prior to girlfriend’s death

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 […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Top stories
Former Ryerson student, Carina Petrache, was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend in 2010. (Courtesy Facebook)

Alleged murderer of Ryerson student sat calmly as his lower body burned: witness

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 […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Jury hears testimony from housemate in former Ryerson student murder case

Jury hears testimony from housemate in former Ryerson student murder case

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 […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · News, Off Campus
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