Second-degree murder charge laid, two other murder charges withdrawn in Wasaga Beach stabbing

Victim was found stabbed at Beach Area 1

Ontario Provincial Police have withdrawn second-degree murder charges against two men from the Greater Toronto Area in connection with the stabbing of a 23-year-old Mississauga man in Wasaga Beach at the weekend.

In a media release on Wednesday, police said a 25-year-old Brampton man and a 21-year-old Etobicoke man have had those charges withdrawn and each is now charged with one count of assault with a weapon in relation to this incident. Both men appeared in court and have been released

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old Brampton man has been charged with second degree murder in the case. He has been remanded in custody.

First responders were called to Beach Area 1 just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and found a man suffering life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts to save him, he died at the scene.

It is believed many people were in the area at the time of the incident. The OPP is asking anyone who may have been in Beach Area 1 around midnight between June 12, and June 13, 2021, or who may have any information, to contact the Huronia West OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/.

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