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Man charged in Toronto's 1st homicide of 2013

01/02/2013 01:24 EST | Updated 03/04/2013 05:12 EST
A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Toronto's first homicide victim of the year.

Nicholas Silvera surrendered on Tuesday, hours after the early morning stabbing of O'Marie Brooks, 22, outside a bar on Keele Street south of Steeles Avenue West, police said Wednesday.

Brooks was rushed from the scene outside Randy's Sports Bar at 4801 Keele Street to Humber Finch Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. An autopsy is being conducted Wednesday.

Silvera was charged with second degree murder and was making an appearance in court Wednesday.

Police have said there was "some sort of a confrontation" in the parking lot outside the bar before the stabbing.

They have not released any other details. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-7400, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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