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CAS Moves Boy From Mom to Dad
January 25, 2015 permalink
According to a friend of the family, children's aid took Mathias Wint from his mother and placed him with his father. The press is now reporting, without the CAS detail, that father Mario Wint killed his son.
At the funeral the mother plans to play Michael Jackson singing Gone Too Soon (mp3) as the requiem for Mathias.
Newmarket man charged in death of 2-year-old son
Mario Wint, 29, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his toddler, found not breathing on Thursday afternoon.
Homicide investigators have arrested a Newmarket man in connection with the death of his 2-year-old son.
Officers were called to a home on Longford Dr. in Newmarket on a report of an injured person at 2:22 p.m. Thursday, York Region Police said in a news release. They found a young boy who was not breathing and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The cause of death is not being released as police continue their investigation.
On Saturday, police arrested the boy’s 29-year-old father. Mario Wint is charged with second-degree murder.
Neighbours described Wint to the Star as a loving, caring father of two young boys. They say he recently got full custody of the 2-year-old and an older son a neighbour believed to be 4.
Nicole Grove, who lives behind Wint’s home and has known him for more than a decade, said he was always playing with the children, “buying things, whatever they needed. He was a picture of a dad.”
She alluded to problems with the law in the past by both Wint and the child’s mother. However, “He’s turned his life around. He’s a good guy,” she said.
“I’m not sure what happened with the child,” she added, “but I’m sure that he tried to prevent his death. There’s no way that he [killed the child]. He’s not that type of person.
“He never had a violent history — nothing like that.”
Wint is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Sunday.
Source: Toronto Star
Addendum: Father Mario Wint has a lot of community support.
Friends refuse to believe Newmarket father killed son, Ty, 2
Tasha Lena Milleman has never seen Mario Wint fight or even raise his voice toward someone.
What she has seen out of the 29-year-old is plenty of emotion and care for his family and those around him.
“I’ve seen him cry more times than he’s seen me, let’s just put it that way,” she said after explaining how she met Wint, while she attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School and he, Newmarket High School.
Now, 15 years later, Milleman refuses to believe the “loving father” of two young boys could purposefully hurt, let alone kill, one of the boys, Noah, 4 and Mathias, nicknamed Ty, 2.
But that’s just what York Regional Police say happened at his Longford Drive home, near Davis Drive and Yonge Street, last Thursday.
Wint was charged Saturday with second degree murder of Ty.
Milleman is just one of a number of Wint’s supporters who are making their voices heard online, after gathering more than 1,000 followers on the Facebook page called Supporters of Amazing Father, Mario Wint.
A number of these supporters are also turning up to Wint’s court dates, including his bail hearing at Newmarket court yesterday.
Although not much was accomplished during the hearing, Feb. 18 was set as the return date.
A number of his friends said he looked withdrawn, thin and noted that he was wearing the same clothes he wore on his Sunday appearance, a hooded sweater with the words “XMas is cancelled”.
After the hearing, lawyer Steven Skurka said his prospective client is holding up well, but his mood is a solemn and serious one, considering his son has died and the charges against him.
Milleman, who also showed up, said Mario, who is a spoken word and slam poetry MC, is the ideal father, who recently gained custody of the boys from his former partner.
“He was always so proud of them,” said the mother of two girls who lives in Brampton, but still has family in Newmarket. “Mario is an upbeat, happy-go-lucky guy; he’s not impulsive. He can barely stand the sight of blood.”
Neighbours also have spoken to the media regarding his good character, relationship with his kids and friendliness toward his neighbours. There is a small tribute at Wint’s front door.
Milleman also insisted the details of how police were contacted don’t add up, considering Wint was the one who called 911 when the incident occurred.
But while a police source confirmed that Wint was in fact the one who called police, he added that when charges occur this quickly after an autopsy — about one day — it usually means detectives believe they have sufficient evidence to convict.
“After an autopsy, it is usually very straight forward,” the officer said. “Usually, when it happens this quickly, there’s medical evidence to support the charges.”
Wint is being held at the Lindsay jail.
Source: Metroland News / York Region