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A St. Lucian man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal 2008 shooting of Jonathan Rodrigues in Scarborough, Toronto police say.
Ron Joseph Williams, 26, was charged on Tuesday after being extradited from St. Lucia to Toronto. The charge was initially issued in February 2008, when the shooting occurred.
Williams is the third man to be arrested in relation to the murder of Rodrigues, 21, at the back of a home on Golfhaven Dr. on Feb. 22, 2008. Rodrigues was shot in the neck and chin in the incident, killing him instantly. Williams is alleged to have fired the fatal shot.
Dwayne Gordon, a Jamaican man, was sentenced in April 2010 to nine years in prison and deported to Jamaica after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge. Mohamed Ahmed Nakhuda also pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was handed the same prison sentence as Gordon.
Rodrigues’ murder was alleged to be drug-related.