Mississauga man accused of selling deadly substances online due back in Brampton court in January

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Published December 19, 2023 at 12:46 pm

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Kenneth Law, of Mississauga, is facing numerous charges. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

The case of a Mississauga man accused of selling lethal substances to people who later took their own lives is due back in court next month.

Kenneth Law, 58, briefly appeared in court by remote link Tuesday morning and his case was adjourned until Jan. 30.

Last week, police announced 14 new charges of second-degree murder against Law, in addition to his previous 14 charges of counselling and aiding suicide.

Police said all 28 charges relate to the same 14 alleged victims, who were between the ages of 16 and 36 and died in communities across Ontario.

Law’s lawyer has said his client would be pleading not guilty to all charges.

Police have alleged that Law ran several websites that were used to sell sodium nitrite and other items that can be used for self-harm, shipping them to people in more than 40 countries.

They believe more than 1,200 packages were sent out globally, and about 160 were sent in Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 19, 2023.

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