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Area man charged with manslaughter in deadly group-home assault

A 34-year-old woman died following an altercation at the group home last December
2021-01-11 - YRP Cruiser3

A 57-year-old East Gwillimbury man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a fellow resident at a local group home last December.

Robert Mewha has been arrested following with the death of Onyinyechi Okorafor, also of East Gwillimbury, York Regional Police said in a news release.

The Office of the Chief Coroner deemed her death a homicide, police said, adding they will not be releasing the cause of death.

The 34-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries while being transported to a hospital following the assault.

Police responded to a report of an altercation at a group home on Davis Drive on Dec. 7, 2023, at about 9:55 p.m. Officers found both Mewha and Okoraforwith with injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423, extension 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at [email protected]. Anyone wanting to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or provide a tip online at