Toronto Police Arrest Pair of UB Student’s Alleged Killers

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Courtesy Toronto Police
Courtesy Toronto Police

Two men north of the border have been arrested in the murder of 26-year-old University of Baltimore student Julian Jones last weekend.

Jones’ life was cut short in the early hours of Saturday morning, when police say at least two men from a larger group punched and kicked him to death in an “unprovoked attack” outside the Blnd Tiger nightclub. The murder occurred around 2:30 a.m. in a section of Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. Jones was there visiting for a bachelor party weekend.

WJZ broke the news last night that police had made arrests in the case after the station received word from Jones’ father.

At a press conference this morning, Sgt. Gary Giroux and Insp. Bryan Bott of the Toronto Police Department announced the arrests. Kenneth Omorogby, 25, and Kamani Folkes, 24, have both been charged with second-degree murder.

Police aren’t releasing their photos because they’re still investigating. They’re also looking for a third suspect, a white male, who they say kicked and stomped Jones while he was on the ground. Police say their group approached Jones and his friends in search of a fight.

Friends and family of Jones have been mourning his passing all week. A crowd gathered last night at Arundel High School for a vigil to commemorate his life.

Jones had nearly earned his degree over at the University of Baltimore, school spokesman Chris Hart said on Monday. He transferred there from Anne Arundel Community College in fall 2014 and was majoring in environmental sustainability and human ecology. He was on track to finish this spring.

According to the Toronto Sun, both suspected killers are scheduled to appear today before a judge in Toronto.

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