Criminal Convictions of Young Man Raised to Murder; Leigh Ming Stabbed Victim to Death

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, police responded to a call for a stabbing in the Danforth Avenue and Midland Avenue area in a building that’s known for crime and drug.


Upon arrival of police and paramedics, a man was found with obvious signs of trauma to the upper body, in life-threatening conditions, stabbed to death. He had no vital signs and life-saving efforts were commenced. Shortly after, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as Ian Dyer, 36, of Toronto.

Leigh Ming, 34, of Toronto, was arrested on 8 January for his murder. He is charged with first degree murder.

Leigh Ming had at least three criminal conviction in the past, charged by police several times and served time in prison.

“Police haven’t released details about how Ming came to be arrested or any alleged connection between the accused man and the victim.

A social media posting for Ming lists him as a “marketing co-ordinator.”

Ming was sentenced to two years less a day on top of 256 days of pre-trial custody for robbery and failing to comply convictions in Newmarket in 2013.

Two years ago, he was convicted of possession of a firearm and received time served — 45 days pre-sentence custody — and a $10 fine.

In January 2014, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit an indictable offence (an armoured truck robbery) and received a suspended sentence, 18 months probation on top of time served.

He also has convictions for assaulting his girlfriend and then breaching conditions to stay away from her.”;  Toronto Sun has published”

City Pulse, Toronto

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