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Charge upgraded to manslaughter after woman, 89, pushed, dies: Toronto police

Ryan Cunneen makes a court appearance in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan.24, 2023 in this artist's sketch. A man accused of killing an elderly woman in Toronto last week in a seemingly unprovoked attack has had the charge against him upgraded to manslaughter. Police say the 37-year-old man allegedly pushed the 89-year-old woman to the sidewalk in the city's financial district.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Toronto police say the man accused of killing an 89-year-old woman in what they believe to be an unprovoked attack is now facing a manslaughter charge.

Police say a 37-year-old man allegedly pushed the woman to the sidewalk in the city's financial district on Friday shortly after 11:30 a.m.

They say the 89-year-old woman died at the scene.

Ryan Cunneen was first charged with aggravated assault as police waited for the results of an autopsy confirming the cause of death.

Police announced Tuesday morning the charge had been upgraded to manslaughter.

The accused appeared in court Tuesday morning.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2023.

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