Toronto

Daughter accused in Markham invasion back in court

The woman accused of staging a Markham home invasion in which her mother died and her father was seriously injured is due back in a Toronto-area court Monday.

The woman accused of staging a Markham home invasion in which her mother died and her father was seriously injured is due back in a Toronto-area court Monday.

Jennifer Pan, (rear) shown carrying incense during her mother's funeral, is charged in connection with the fatal home invasion. She is due back in a Newmarket court Monday. (Sing Tao Daily)

Police charged Jennifer Pan, 24, of Markham, in late November with murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her mother and attempted murder of her father.

Bich-Ha Pan, 53, was shot during the home invasion and died at the scene. Her husband, Huei Hann Pan, 57, was also shot several times but survived. He continues to recover at an undisclosed location.

Police believe the daughter to be the mastermind behind the killing, but have refused to comment on a possible motive.

According to police, they believe three individuals entered the Pan home on Nov. 8, 2010 through the front door around 10:30 p.m. ET, shot Bich-Ha Pan and her husband several times before looking for cash and valuables.

In the aftermath of the invasion, police suspected it was a random attack but revised the assessment and directed their investigation at the daughter.

Police have since arrested five people in connection with the case.

Last week, York Regional Police charged Lenford Roy Crawford, 28, of Brampton with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the home invasion and homicide in Markham.

And last month Eric Carty, 31, was arrested at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex, where he was already in custody. David Mylvaganam, 22, was arrested in the Jane and Finch area in Toronto in April as well. Daniel Chi-Kwong Wong, 25, of Ajax is also in custody.

Police expect further arrests.