Man accused of murder with hammer now facing added terror charge
Police are investigating a death in Scarborough near Sheppard Avenue East and Havenview Road on Feb. 21, 2020. (Beth Macdonell/CTV News Toronto)
TORONTO -- A man accused of killing a Toronto woman with a hammer has had his murder charge updated to include terrorism activity.
Toronto Police say the 30-year-old accused, Saad Akhtar, had turned himself in after the killing last Friday in northeast Toronto.
Police say the woman was walking along a main road when she was attacked by a hammer-wielding man and died from her injuries.
The victim has been identified as Hang-Kam Annie Chiu, 64.
Police initially charged Akhtar with first-degree murder, but he now faces a charge for first-degree murder involving terrorist activity.
A Toronto police spokeswoman says the updated charge came in partnership with the RCMP.