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Man and woman face charges in west end beating death

In this file photo, RCMP cordon off a crime scene using police tap

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A 39-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were to appear in court Thursday charged with second-degree murder in Toronto's 11th homicide of the year.

The names of the two accused were not immediately released, pending notification of the victim's next-of-kin, suggesting the three people all knew each other.

The body of the 49-year-old victim was discovered Wednesday morning in an apartment on Arbordell Road, near Kipling Avenue and Westhumber Boulevard in the city's west end, after paramedics responded to an emergency call.

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An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday but police at the scene suggested the man had been beaten to death inside the apartment.

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