Montreal

Toronto man charged in LaSalle homicide already in jail on murder charge

The man charged this week in connection with a fatal LaSalle stabbing is already in custody, charged with second-degree murder in the brutal death of an Ontario man last summer.

Tevon Squire, 20, charged with 2nd-degree murder in deaths of men in Ontario and Quebec

Nathanael Hakim Reid was killed after an altercation in the LaSalle borough in September 2015. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

A Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder in the September stabbing death of a man in LaSalle.

Montreal police confirmed Friday Tevon Squire, 20, has been charged in connection with the death of Nathanael Hakim Reid. 

Squire is currently in jail in Toronto, where he is facing second-degree murder charges in a Vaughn, Ont. homicide that happened two months before the LaSalle incident.

The body of 38-year-old Fernando Anibal Acosta was found in a ditch off of Highway 7 on Aug. 5, 2015.

York Regional Police and the coroner's officer said the victim had been involved in an argument with two men he did not know outside of a motel. Another man is also charged with second degree murder in connection with Acosta's death.

The altercation that lead to the death of 25-year-old Reid happened on Sept. 25, 2015 near the corner of John-F.-Kennedy Street and Dollard Avenue in Montreal's LaSalle neighbourhood. Reid was taken to hospital in critical condition, but died a short time later. 

Squire was arrested by York Regional Police in Toronto in connection with the Vaughn homicide and charged in October. 

Criminal history

In February 2015, Squire pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in Quebec and was given a suspended sentence.

The day before Reid was killed in LaSalle, Squire was back at the Montreal courthouse.

He was given a one-year probation for another drug-related offence.