The man taken into custody after pedestrians were mowed down on a busy Toronto street Monday has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested after he drove a van down a busy stretch of Yonge Street, between Sheppard and Finch avenues, and left a trail of carnage and panic in its wake.
Minassian appeared in court Tuesday morning.
Earlier, one of the 10 people killed in the attack was identified as Anne Marie D’Amico, CBC News has learned.
D’Amico was reportedly an employee at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm. Her next of kin have been notified. Invesco’s Canadian headquarters are on Yonge Street, between Sheppard and Finch, close to the nearly one-kilometre stretch of Yonge Street where pedestrians were struck. Fifteen other people were injured and hospitalized.
Peter Intraligi, president of Invesco Canada, confirmed D’Amico’s passing in an emailed statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those impacted by this tragic event,” Intraligi said. “I can now confirm that unfortunately one of our employees has succumbed to her injuries. Out of respect for her and her family, we will not be providing any further comments.”
D’Amico’s colleague at Invesco, Jon Tam, said she was “full of life, loved to travel, loved to help volunteer.”
He said the workplace has been devastated by the news that D’Amico is among the victims.
“She was a very warm, friendly…