A killer slit a university student’s throat from ear to ear and set her on fire, a jury heard Monday

A killer slit a university student’s throat from ear to ear and set her on fire, a jury heard Monday.

In her opening to the jury, Crown attorney Jennifer Stanton said Farshad “Shawn” Badakhshan (Pashto), who was dating the victim, trapped her in his basement bedroom at his Toronto home by lighting a fire on July 2, 2010.

The pair had started dating after she moved into the building. But their relationship was “tumultuous” as Badakhshan objected to her socializing with others or without him. Her friends implored her to end the relationship, said Stanton.

He “trapped her in his basement bedroom” and stabbed her in the torso and slit her throat “ear to ear,” the Crown said. He set her ablaze and in the struggle “also got caught on fire.”

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