Convicted murderer commits suicide in Toronto jail

A man convicted last month of murdering his girlfriend in 2010 has been found dead in a Toronto jail cell in an apparent suicide.

Farshad “Shawn” Badakhshan, 31, was found guilty of second-degree on April 25.

Badakhshan’s trial heard that he slit the throat of 23-year-old Ryerson University student Carina Petrache, then set fire to the Annex-area rooming house where they both lived on July 2, 2010.