Man charged with murder of Oshawa woman

A 31-year-old Oshawa man is being held, pending a court appearance, in relation to the death of an Oshawa woman.

Wesley Guzylak, who was found at the scene of the stabbing death of Cotie Weekley with self-inflicted knife wounds, has been charged with first-degree murder.

A Durham Regional Police (DRPS) media release confirms Guzlyak was released from hospital Feb. 3 and made his first appearance in court the following day.

In the media release, DRPS also confirm he and Weekley had been in a relationship.

Police arrived at Weekley’s home on Simcoe St. N., near the Oshawa-Scugog border around noon Jan. 23.

According to reports, Weekley’s eight-year-old daughter came upon the scene and ran to a neighbour’s house for help.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds to support Weekley’s daughter. In 11 days, more than $12,000 has been raised.

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Travis Fortnum is a second-year journalism student. He has a love for politics and is passionate about covering campus news, community events, and sports. Aside from the Chronicle, his stories have been featured in the Oshawa This Week, Brooklin Town Crier, Whitby Snap'd and on druhamregion.com.

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