Toronto Homicide 20 – Marcus Roberts fatally stabbed downtown

Toronto Police Service are investigating a homicide that occurred on May 15, 2023, in the in the Charles Street and Yonge Street area.

The victim, Marcus Roberts, 39, of Toronto, was stabbed with a sharp edged weapon after an altercation.

He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The suspect, Markland Watt, 49, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Toronto Regional Bail Court, in room 205 at 2:30 p.m.

Roberts is Toronto’s 20th homicide victim of the year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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