Man to be charged in weekend slaying

A Brampton man arrested in connection with the bludgeoning death of aMississauga senior and attacks on her daughter and granddaughter wasunder two probation orders involving different incidents against one ofthe victims, police say.

A Brampton man arrested in connection with the bludgeoning death of a Mississauga senior and attacks on her daughter and granddaughter was under two probation orders involving different incidents against one of the victims, police say.

Peel homicide Insp. Norm English wouldn’t reveal any details about the court-ordered conditions, including if there was a restraining order in place.

But he admitted the orders involved Horace Everton Weekes, 59, and one of the victims of Saturday morning’s tragedy.

Weeks is expected to appear in a Brampton court this morning where he will be formally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Helen Slichta, 71, who died from blunt-force trauma following an attack in her daughter’s townhouse early Saturday.

He will also be charged with the attempted murder of Slichta’s daughter, 44, and granddaughter, 25.

Investigators believe there’s a possibility Slichta was slain when she tried to help her daughter.

Weekes had a previous relationship with the 44-year-old woman, whom police won’t name, but neighbours have identified as being Heather Stewart, who they said works as a security guard.
She remains in a trauma centre of a Toronto hospital. She was airlifted there after initially being rushed to a Mississauga hospital.

The 25-year-old woman, whom neighbours identified as Amanda, is recovering from her injuries.

 
 
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