Alyshah Hasham Courts Reporter
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Alyshah Hasham has covered courts, crime and justice-related issues for the Toronto Star since 2014.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Crime
  • Courts
  • Justice Issues

264 Articles
about 8 hours ago

Crown calls for maximum sentence in murder of TSN producer Jonathan Gayle-West

In a position defence lawyers called “unbelievable,” prosecutors are seeking a sentence equivalent to first-degree mu...

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about 14 hours ago

Metrolinx plan for Osgoode Hall transit stop ‘directly threatens’ court’s ability to deliver just...

A letter from the Ontario Court of Appeals judges raises concerns about the safety and accessibility of the historic ...

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1 day ago

TSN staffer remembered as ‘beacon of happiness’ in outpouring of emotion at killer’s sentencing

Jonathan Gayle-West “was left to die like his life meant nothing. But it meant something. It meant something to every...

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9 days ago

Trial opens in killing of Toronto trans activist; prosecutor urges jury to reject defence of suic...

Julie Berman, 51, was found dead in Colin Harnack’s apartment. Harnack is on trial for second-degree murder.

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14 days ago

Cops posing as underage sex workers not entrapment, Supreme Court rules unanimously

A first of its kind Ontario investigation that caught 104 men using an “escorts” website was lawful, the Supreme Cour...

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14 days ago

Double murderer or know-nothing who accidentally shot his partner? Toronto trial hinges on accuse...

Is Jatorri Williams telling the truth?

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16 days ago

‘I’m going to kill her if she is not going to be with me’: Witness testimony in trial of man accu...

Case of Sasikaran Thanapalasingam goes on hiatus so accused can get psychiatric assessment to see if he meets the cri...

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21 days ago

‘Tharshi, what happened?’: Court hears horrific retelling of Toronto woman’s death by machete

Sasikaran Thanapalasingam has acknowledged he the man seen on video chasing down and killing his estranged wife Thars...

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23 days ago

Saaid Mohiadin’s murder trial begins with Crown pointing to video, text evidence

Crown prosecutor told a Toronto jury Monday that Antonio Fiorda was being followed by men who had been paid $60,000 t...

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28 days ago

Video shows accused on trial for multiple murders re-enacting key scene in courtroom

Jatorri Williams is on trial for the second-degree murder of Jago Anderson and the first-degree murder of Elijah Azia...

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about 1 month ago

Accused multiple murderer denies role in one killing, says second was accidental: ‘(He) was a goo...

Jatorri Williams, 22, on trial for murders of Elijah Aziavor, 16, and Jago Anderson. He faces two more murder charges...

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about 1 month ago

Supreme Court upholds Harper-era limits on conditional sentences in narrow split decision

The minority justices issued a searing dissent condemning the laws as contributing to systemic discrimination against...

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