The man charged with first degree murder in the deaths of his mother and two of his brothers is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
Brett Ryan was picked up at his mother’s home on Lawndale Road late last month, in the Eglinton Avenue East and Markham Road.
An autopsy indicated Susan Ryan died from ligature strangulation. It was also determined the two male victims, Christopher and Alexander Ryan, had each been stabbed in the neck with a crossbow bolt and an arrowhead.
Back in 2008, Ryan was charged with a total of 29 counts of robbery, intent to commit a crime while disguised, and a weapons offence.
In January 2009, he pleaded guilty to eight counts each of robbery and intent to commit an indictable offence while disguised. The remaining counts were withdrawn.
He was sentenced to 45 months in prison – less seven months for pre-trial custody.
The court also imposed a lifetime weapons ban.
**With files from Adam Miller/Global News