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Christopher Skinner SUV death brings 3 more arrests

11/15/2013 04:20 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Toronto police investigating the 2009 death of 27-year-old Christopher Skinner, who was beaten up and then run over by an SUV, have arrested three more people.

Skinner was leaving his sister's birthday party in the Entertainment District around 3 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2009, when he tried to hail a cab got into an altercation with several suspects in a black Ford Explorer. Police say Skinner was beaten by a group of men and then run over by the vehicle.

It's believed the altercation may have began because Skinner's hand inadvertently brushed up against their car.

Skinner later died in hospital.

The additional arrests were made this week. The three latest suspects arrested have been charged with a range of offences including assault causing bodily harm and obstructing police.

The accused are:

- Jamaaal Phillips Bond, 23, of Toronto. He is charged with assault causing bodily harm and obstructing police. He was arrested on Thursday.

- Nicholas Swaby, 23, of Toronto. He is charged with assault causing bodily ham. He was arrested on Tuesday.

- Anothony Samuel, 24, of Toronto. He is charged with conspiracy to commit indictable offence of aggravated assault and obstruct police.

Last week, police also arrested and charged the alleged driver of the car, Agustin Caruso, 23, and of Etobicoke. Caruso was charged with second-degree murder.

Anyone with tips is encouraged to contact Toronto police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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