TORONTO – A Toronto man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose dismembered remains were found behind a butcher shop.
Ian Ohab had admitted he cut up Melissa Cooper’s body nearly three years ago but said she died of a drug overdose in his apartment.
He pleaded guilty to causing indignity to a body but not guilty to second-degree murder.
Jurors deliberated for roughly eight hours before returning with their verdict.
Prosecutors had argued Ohab lured Cooper into his home and attacked her, then cut her body into pieces and dumped some of them in the trash to cover up his crimes.
The defence, meanwhile, said there was no evidence Ohab killed Cooper.
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