Two charged with Mississauga murder, Peel police chief criticizes lenient justice system
Published July 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm
Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah is again calling out the lenient justice system after two men with criminal pasts were charged with the murder of a woman who was gunned down in northwest Mississauga last month.
On June 9, Peel Police began their investigation after 22-year-old Marissa Radstake of Walkerton was found with gunshot wounds in the area of Ninth Line and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Despite attempts to save her, Radstake succumbed to her injuries in the parking lot of a nearby business.
Investigators identified two suspects responsible for this incident and as a result, today (July 5) 24-year-old Richard Wuol of Kitchener and 21-year-old Kadir Aidarus of Mississauga were charged with First Degree Murder.
They appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton today to answer to the charges.
Both of the suspects are known to police.
At the time of this murder, Aidarus was on federal parole and a participant in the electronic monitoring program, while serving a cumulative sentence of two years, two months and 15 days since 2019 for offences including robbery, using an imitation firearm, disguise with intent and failing to comply with a recognizance, for incidents that occurred in the Region of Halton.
Wuol was recently charged in Waterloo with two counts of attempted murder for an incident that took place in May.
Today’s murder charges against the two men have not been proven in court.
Chief Duraiappah pulled no punches when discussing the strain put on police when dealing with such crimes.
“This was a callous act of violence which resulted in another life being taken from family and loved ones,” he said. “Unfortunately, it also serves as another demonstration of the risk created when dangerous offenders are released into our communities to serve sentences. We need to do more to prevent these realities.”
The chief went on to praise the work of investigators which led to the arrests.
In March Chief Duraiappah questioned the behaviour of the courts for releasing suspects charged with violent crimes, who then are arrested again for allegedly committing more crimes.
“The police alone cannot ensure our community’s safety,” Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement then. “We need all stakeholders to be engaged and contribute to the solutions.”
Back then his comments came following the arrest of a man who had been released several times for alleged other violent offences in the past such as being found at a scene of a homicide, pointing a gun at an officer and carjacking.
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