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Sonian Book Club: The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie

Sonian Book Club: The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie

Title: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery Pages: 224 About the author: Christie is famous for her 66 detective novels. Her novels often follow the same pattern: a murder, multiple suspects with secrets, a detective slowly uncovering these secrets, a shocking twist and finally solving the murder. Yet, her books are still full of surprises and are enjoyable to read […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
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
Mayor Rob Ford notoriety spreads to east coast

Mayor Rob Ford notoriety spreads to east coast

By Victor Ferreira and Arman Aghbali Ryersonian Staff After recently admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, being the star of a video bought by the Toronto Star in which he threatens murder, and being the subject of unproven allegations in a police investigation that reveal links to prostitution and drugs, Ford has become infamous. On a recent trip […]

by Victor Ferreira· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos