Man faces murder charge after woman dies in machete attack on Toronto street

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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, a resident of San Nicolas Tlaminca points with a machete the location of the construction site of Mexico City's new airport in Texcoco, Mexico. Supporters of the new airport say it is needed because Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport handles more traffic than its designed capacity and a solution is urgently needed to satisfy growing demand. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

TORONTO  A Toronto man is facing a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing his former partner with a machete.

Police say they were called to an east-end street on Wednesday about a man striking a woman.

The victim, 27-year-old Tharshika Jeganathan, died at the scene.

A suspect turned himself in about 45 minutes after officers were first called.

Police have said the victim and accused had been in a relationship.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sasikaran Thanapalasingam is charged.

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