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UPDATE: Convicted Man Now Facing Murder Charge

August 21, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

UPDATE: 47-year-old Alexander Bates has now been charged with first degree murder.

Peel Regional Police believe he had something to do with the death of an 83-year-old woman.

She was found dead in a Mississauga home back in December, the same day of the Smithville incident.


A 47-year-old man has been found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, after beating another man and his mother-in-law with an aluminium baseball bat in Smithville.

Alexander Bates was sentenced to 13 years behind bars in a St. Catharines courtroom yesterday.

Bates still has more than 12 years left to serve, once pre-sentence time is factored in.

The incident happened on Anastasia Boulevard, just four days before Christmas last year.

Bates is also in a wheelchair today, after he was shot by police that night.

The SIU has cleared the officer who pulled the trigger.