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Estranged children of Canada rental gunman say he was abusive

Estranged children of Canada rental gunman say he was abusive


TORONTO — Three estranged daughters of a 73-year-old man who fatally shot 5 folks in his condominium group close to Toronto mentioned Wednesday that he “was a controlling and abusive husband and father.”

The daughters of Francesco Villi mentioned in an announcement launched by Ontario’s Particular Investigations Unit that they’re deeply heartbroken for the victims’ households and supplied their condolences.

“Francesco Villi was a controlling and abusive husband and father. He has a historical past of home abuse with each the moms of his youngsters and his daughters. He had aggressive conduct and a Jekyll and Hyde kind character,” they wrote.

Villi attacked neighbors on three flooring of his constructing in Vaughan, Ontario, on Sunday, killing three males and two girls and wounding a sixth particular person, a 66-year-old girl who is anticipated to outlive, in line with police. One of many officers who responded to a name about an lively shooter contained in the constructing shot and killed Villi, authorities mentioned.

York Regional Police recognized the slain victims as Rita Camilleri, 57; Vittorio Panza, 79; Russell Manock, 75, his 71-year-old spouse Lorraine Manock and Naveed Dada, 59. Three of them had been rental board administrators.

Villi lengthy claimed in movies posted on social media and in court docket paperwork that vibrations, noises and emissions from the constructing’s electrical room beneath his unit had been making him sick, and that board members and the constructing’s developer had been guilty.

“We’re in absolute shock and utter devastation on the occasions which have transpired,” Villi’s youngsters mentioned of their assertion.

The kids, who didn’t present their names, mentioned they’ve been estranged from him for greater than 5 years.

“His youngsters tried to have some type of a relationship via the years and lots of affords of assist had been repeatedly denied, leaving them no alternative however to chop off ties with him for their very own well being and wellbeing,” they wrote.

The assault occurred the day earlier than a scheduled on-line court docket listening to through which legal professionals for the condominium company had been set to argue that it ought to be allowed to evict Villi as a result of he had spent years harassing constructing workers, board members and different neighbors.

In keeping with court docket paperwork, not less than two condominium managers stop due to him, and safety guards stop or modified shifts to keep away from him. Residents additionally mentioned Villi would swear at them and movie them.



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