Father charged in connection with the murder of two Brampton children
A 52-year-old Brampton man is facing charges in connection with the deaths of his two young sons, Peel police say.
Peel police say that on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 6, officers responded to a medical assist call at a residence on Hiberton Crescent.
Upon arrival, a 12-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy were located deceased within the residence.
The CBC says that neighbours have identified the young victims as Jonathan Bastidas, 12, and Nicholas Bastidas, 9. According to the CBC, the boys lived in the home with their mother, father and aunt.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, the father of the two victims, Edwin Bastidas, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
He will appear in court for a bail hearing today.
Police say the investigation into the circumstances of what transpired in the home is ongoing.
Police say this is an isolated incident with no threat to the community.
Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.
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