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Woman charged

MONCTON - The baby boy was found near Monteagle in 2009.  He became known as “Baby Taylor” because he was found in a snowbank on Taylor Road and police couldn’t determine his identity.  Christine Margaret Wood, 30, from Riverview, has now been charged with concealing the body of a child.  (CTV)

2nd suspect charged

CALGARY - Last May, Christopher Brian Richards, 30, was charged with first degree murder.  Now, police have arrested and charged Glen John MacIsaac, 32, of Calgary, with one count of first degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   2nd arrest   Charged   Arrest  Suspects   Homicide   Victim ID'd

Death a homicide

NANAIMO - The body of Kenneth Benjamin Hein, 76,  was discovered in his home on Wagon Wheel Trail by a tenant in a neighbouring unit.  (Nanaimo Daily News)  MORE:   Death a homicide  

Man charged

GRANDE PRAIRIE - RCMP have arrested Edward Charles Desjarlais, 56, in connection with the death of Stuart Foster, 40, from Beaverlodge.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   Body found

More charged

HOBBEMA - More Hobbema residents are facing murder charges in the murder of Winston Crier, 51.  Mounties charged Clifford Soosay, 26,  Nikki Saddleback, 25, and Troy Crier, 27, with first degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:   2 more arrested   3 arrested   Man charged   

Targeted hit

SAN JOSE - Brad Deering, 42, and 3 others were inside his gated community home in San Jose, when 3 men stormed the house, shot and killed Deering and tied up the others.  (Vancouver Province)   MORE:   Canadian killed   Costa Rica travel warning   New details  

2nd man charged

WINNIPEG -  A 23-year-old man faces second degree murder in the death of Winnipegger Johnathen Felix.  In January police also charged Derek Davin Merrick, 19, with second-degree murder in the same case.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Charges   Suspicious incident  

Victims identified

WINNIPEG - The deceased have been identified as Natasha Jeffrey, 37, and Ronald Dabreo, 39.  Seymour Lloyd Sharpe, 44, is charged with two counts of second degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged in double homicide   Identities confirmed   Double slaying confession

Victim identified

DUHAMEL - The SQ confirmed the identity suspicious circumstances in a trailer in Duhamel.  Kevin Bailey, 52, is a native of Newfoundland.  (La Presse)   PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death


CALGARY - A man has been charged after a fight left Craig Kelloway dead.  Nick Rasberry, 30, was arrested and has been charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victim identified   Man charged with killing neighbour

Violent history

EDMONTON - Melvin Mitchell, 23, faces two counts of second degree murder.  Police believe he killed Jose Rodriguez in the 68-year-old man's Jasper Ave apartment with a bread knife on May 29th, then murdered Curtis Dugray, a homeless man, by cutting his throat with a disposable razor the next day.  (CBC)

Charged with 2 murders



Victim named

Death deemed murder

Man slain

Victim named

Man charged

ST CATHARINES - On April 21, 2012, the body of Sathiyaraj Mahendran, 21, was discovered on the shoreline of the Welland River at the south end of the park.  Homicide detectives arrested Dinesh Suntharalingam, 23, of Markham at his home.  (Niagara Advance)   MORE:   Charged   Arrest in 2012 murder


GRANBY - Yvon Brosseau, 59, was charged with hit and run causing death. Andrée Carbonneau was struck and killed last Wednesday while traveling by bike, on the boulevard Pierre-Laporte in Granby.  (Radio-Canada)   MORE:   Arrested in hit and run death   Suspect to be charged   Hit-and-run


SUMMERSIDE - On Oct. 15, Roger Irwin Faithfull, 57, and a co-worker, Paul Gerard Cormier, 53, went to a restaurant in Summerside for a few drinks.  When they left the restaurant, Faithfull lost control of his car on the highway.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man charged


GEARY - Police have charged Harry Edward Charlie McKenna, 47 and  David John Doucette, 24.  The charges come after police responded to a 911 call at a home on Branch Road where they found the body of 61-year-old Kirk Blair.  (CTV)   MORE:   Body found   Murder charge laid 

2nd suspect

HAMILTON - Mark Smich, 25, was arrested.  Tim Bosma remains were found earlier this month, burned beyond recognition, at a farm belonging to Dellen Millard, the other suspect in the case.  (CBC)  

Dellen Millard 

2nd suspect due in court 

Only 1 set of remains found

Body found

Missing man is dead

1 charged, 2 on the lam

Charged with murder

Victim named

GATINEAU - Neil Galliou, 38, was identified as the victim of the homicide-suicide.  He was shot and killed at 225 Gamelin St by Robert Charron, the spouse of the daycare’s director, who police confirmed was the gunman.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:    Shooter tried to souse ex-wife with gasoline   2 dead at daycare

Victim remembered

TORONTO - Dylan Palumbo was stabbed to death in his home on Bogert Ave as he stepped out of his shower. Two armed men broke into his ground floor apartment demanding cash and drugs.  4 people were inside Palumbo’s home at the time of the attack.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Stabbed exiting shower   Stabbing

Accused of killing his father

MONTREAL - Sébastien Provost Foisy, 27, was charged with the premeditated murder of his father, Luc Foisy, 61.  (La Press)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Suspect held

Charges laid

REGINA - 19-year-old Melanie Nicole Bird is facing second degree murder charges in connection to the death of 37-year-old Heather Rae-Ann Lavalee.  (CTV)  MORE:   Charges   Woman charged    

2 in custody

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR - Wanda Ash, 34, and Pamela Pike, 31, were charged with first-degree murder, a day after police found Jason Skinner dead at a home on 18th Ave.  (CBC)  MORE:   1 dead, 2 in custody   Man dead  

Suspect arrested

WINNIPEG - Police arrested Christopher Mackenzie Campbell, a suspect in the mysterious death of his mother in the 1100 block of Alexander Ave.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:   Arrest   Homicide investigating  


REGINA - According to police, the investigation began after officers were sent to the 400-block of Wascana St around 6am March 29.   When they arrived, police found the body of Gregory Earl Fox, 42.  Melvin Joseph Severight, 35, was arrested.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Murder probe

Murders - suicide

KIMMIRUT - A 27-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and their 2-year-old child were found dead.  RCMP would not confirm it, but it appears to be a case of murder-suicide.  The names of the victims are not being released at the request of the families.  (CBC)   MORE:   Deaths classified as murder


TORONTO - Peter Roy Brooks, 72, was arrested at the Wexford Retirement Home.  The 72-year-old woman who died after the assault has been identified as Joycelyn Dickson.  (CTV)   MORE:   Woman killed   Staff warned about accused   Seniors residence assault   Woman killed 

Cold case arrest

MONTREAL - Police have arrested Jean Dieuseul in connection with the Christmas death of his girlfriend Juthlande Pierre, 42, who was stabbed to death and found in the basement of her Roxboro home on Dec. 25, 1995.   (CTV)   MORE:   Most wanted arrest  Jean Dieuseul  

Son charged

MIRAMICHI - Police were called to the home on Hanover St Tuesday.  Marie Geraldine Godin, 62 was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.  The victim’s son, 40-year-old Christian Jason Godin, was taken into custody.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Woman dies

Suspect charged

TORONTO - Natasha Perez, 28, was found in the kitchen of a 220 Oak St 24th-floor unit having suffered “sharp-force injury.”  Brian Harte, 42, of Toronto, was taken into custody at the scene.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Man charged   Suspect in custody   Woman found dead  

Charge laid

ST JOHN'S - Police have charged St. John's resident Kenny Green, 34, with second-degree murder in connection with a violent beating at a downtown St. John's house that neighbours say is swept up in the illegal drug trade.  Joey Whalen, 46, died of injuries sustained during a violent altercation at a Tessier Place house 4 days earlier.  (CBC)   MORE:   Murder charge  

Father and son arrested

HAMILTON - Daniel Baffoh, 26, has been missing since Jan 31 and police now say he is believed to have been murdered.  Police have arrested Mark Langille, 43, and charged him with first degree murder. Damian Langille, 23, has been charged with accessory after the fact.  They have not yet recovered a body.  (CBC)   MORE:   Father and son charged   Police determine missing man was murdered

Call for clues

HALIFAX - Officers responded to 2468 Robie St before 2am on March 28, 1986.  When they arrived on the scene, they found the body of a woman who had been stabbed to death.   (CTV)   Ann Marie Masson  

Call for clues

HALIFAX - Officers responded to 7132 Spruce St in Halifax on March 28, 2004.  When they arrived on the scene they found a man in distress.  Kevin James Petrie was taken to hospital, where he later died.  (CTV)  Kevin James Petrie 

4th man charged

BRAMPTON - A fourth man is now charged with first-degree murder following the death of Brampton man Dwayne Alexander Thompson.  The 32-year-old victim was shot behind a building on Darcel Ave on Nov. 1, 2012.    (CityNews) 

3rd man charged

2 charged

2 arrested

Murder charges

'Nicest guy'  

Son accused

TORONTO - Police say Li Tian Jia, 26, is facing two counts of first-degree murder.  Police identified the pair as the suspect's parents - Ji (George) Jia, 58, and Shi (Shirley) Zhou, 51.  (CBC)  

Police identify victims

Couple identified

Son charged

Death of parents

Double homicide

Victim identified

TORONTO - 23-year-old Michael Nguyen died after he was shot in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre parking lot near a store entrance around 8pm.  (CityNews)  

Mall to reopen

Multiple firearms used

Victim recalls being terrorized by deceased

Victim convicted in home invasion

Execution style shooting  

Youth charged

EDMONTON - City police have charged a 16-year-old boy teen with second-degree murder. Mohamed Jama Salad, 18, died from multiple stab wounds on March 10.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Tragic loss   Stabbing

Man found NCR

SAUMAREZ -  On March 3, Jecy Arsenault, 29, who was living with his mother Kathleen Arseneault, 59, entered her bedroom and stabbed her.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:   Woman was murdered   Murder   

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police identified the victim as Kamanlall Singh, 49, of Toronto.  Eustache Economou, 39, and Margaret Gonsalves, 50, both of Toronto, are charged with second-degree murder.  (CP24)  PREVIOUS:   2 charged   Suspicious death 

Boyfriend arrested

HAMILTON - Police found Tania Cowell, 36,  dead inside her apartment at 2 Cherrywood Drive. Haiden Suarez Noa, 35, has been charged with murder. (Hamilton Spectator)   MORE:   Suspect arrested   Boyfriend charged

Guilty plea

CALGARY - Dustin Lee Ivey Piper, 24, plead guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Garland Curtis, 40, last January.  (Calgary Herald)  MORE:   10 years   Charged   Suspicious death  


LAVAL - Kevin Sookree, 19, was accused of second degree murder in connection with a fight with Arolph Milhomme, 28, outside a bar on Boulevard Cure-Labelle.  (La Press)   MORE:   Arrest   Stabbing  

Man dies of injuries

BRAMPTON - An elderly man, identified by police as Beres Grayson, 83, died of his injuries in hospital.  Grayson’s step-grandson, identified by police as Nathanial Hunter, was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident.  (CTV)    MORE:   Elderly man dies    Death now a homicide

Beaten woman dies

IQALUIT - An Iqaluit woman has died in an Ottawa hospital as a result of injuries inflicted Feb 3 during a brutal beating in Iqaluit.  The woman, who sources have identified as Kathy Michael, was medevaced to Ottawa suffering “severe head injuries."  Pitseola Peter, 50, was charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply with a probation order.  (Nunatsiaq News)

Sentencing delay

OTTAWA - Gerald Camelon was found guilty on St. Patrick's Day 2011 of manslaughter in the 2008 death of 40-year-old Shawn Ayotte.    (CBC)

Teen charged

CALGARY - Police have charged a 16-year-old boy in connection with the death of  John Walmsley, 42.  (Beacon)  MORE:    Warrants for witness intimidation   Teen charged   Arrest    Police make arrest

2 females sought

HALLANDALE BEACH - Police appealed for help identifying the 2 women who investigators believe were at David Pichosky, 71, and Rochelle Wise's, 66, winter home.  (CTV)   MORE:   Police scrape DNA   Snowbirds asphyxiated   Couple found dead   Couple slain    Elderly couple  slain


SLAVE LAKE - Police said that the Medical Examiner had confirmed the man found dead in a Slave Lake home was Brett Cardinal, 26.  Leonard Willier, 30, is facing charges of second degree murder, and assault with a weapon.  (CTV)   MORE:   Suspect arrested and charged


RIMOUSKI - Tobby Carrier's attack on March 31, 2009, at the family home in Matane, QC, left his older brother, Ismaël, 21, dead from a stab wound to the heart. His parents, Nelson Carrier, 55, and Chantale Michaud, 46, were each stabbed more than a dozen times.  (CBC)   MORE:   Convicted   Guilty


TORONTO - A 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in the area of Eglinton Ave W and Nairn Ave staggered home and collapsed outside his apartment building, where his mother rushed to his side.  Toronto police identified the victim as Michael Cocomello, also known as Michael Mandino.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing


SAINTE-THERESE - Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 56-year-old woman.  The body of Martine Clément was found on Feb 11.  (CBC)  MORE:   Suspect in killing of sex worker   Murder   Woman found dead  

Body found in suitcase

OTTAWA - The 4-month mystery for family and friends of missing ex-Ottawa buisnessman Ed Moynan has ended with the discovery of remains found in a suitcase in Panama.  (QMI)   MORE:   Body found   Daughter confirms body missing man 

Identify released

TORONTO - Jeannine Ross-Armstrong, 38, died early on Feb 2 at a Yonge St Richmond Hill condominium as a result of blunt force trauma.  Though few other details can be released under a court-ordered publication ban, Jonathon Ross, 36, was arrested that night and charged with second-degree murder. (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Thunder Bay woman killed  

'Too demanding'

MONTREAL - The body of Kathrine Livingstone, 78, was found hidden in the basement of her home on Beliveau St. in Brossard on June 25, 2011. Within days, police located Ellen Dennett, 58. She was Livingtone's caregiver.  Shortly after her arrest, Dennett confessed to killing the 78-year-old after an argument.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Life fraught with hardship



10 years

WINNIPEG - Derek John Hall, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree murder for the April 6, 2012 slaying of 42-year-old Allan Frank Crockford.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged   Police identify victims   Victims identified   Slayings 

Arrest made  

BRAMPTON - The body of Marcieline Newland, 22, was found on Nov 16, 2012, on Crystal Glen Crescent.  Aaron Shane Ally, 23, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Victim ID'd   Death a homicide   Suspicious death now a murder



Confirmed murder-suicide

VERNON - Police were called to the Hartnell Road home in rural Vernon following reports of shots being fired.  They’ve been identified as Sheena Neifer, 29, and Gregory Neifer, age 30.  Police say Gregory shot Sheena before taking his own life.   (Global)   MORE:    Homicide-suicide   Victims identified

Suspect charged again

HANOVER - Anthony Edward Ringel, who confessed to the 1993 killing of Hanover, ON, teenager Christine Harron, but had charges against him stayed after a mistake-ridden investigation, has been rearrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:   OPP blunders   Confession to murder   Christine Harron 



History of drug charges

TORONTO -  Thuan “Tony” Nguyen, 25, was on house arrest, facing charges when he was shot 5 times at 425 Signet Dr.  (Toronto Star) 

Victim identified

Shot man identified

Police identify man

'Targeted execution'  



Teenager killed

TORONTO - Jarvis Montaque, 15, died in hospital after a shooting on Jamestown Crescent, shortly before 11pm.  (CP24)   


Teen identified

Teen was targeted



Search for 2nd driver

CALGARY - Steven Jonathan Vanasse, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with hit and run causing death.  Vanasse contacted police about an hour after 56-year-old Wong Shuk Yee was struck and killed as she was crossing the road. .  (CTV)   MORE:   Hit-and-run victim ID'd   Cars drove around victim  


OTTAWA - Neighbours and family said son Peter Thomasing had cared for his father, Jim Thomasing, after a stroke for years.  But shortly after 10pm Tuesday, Peter shot his father inside their Pierce Road home before turning the gun on himself.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   2 dead   Murder-suicide   Police investigating  




POND INLET - A mistrial has been declared in the court proceedings against Ruben Arnakallak.  The 32-year-old is charged with the second degree murder of his older brother Esa Arnakallak in Nov of 2011.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Brother charged   Murder charge

Impaired charges

WINNIPEG - Police said a faces impaired driving charges for a collision at Isabel St and Notre Dame Ave that claimed the life of a 53-year-old pedestrian on Feb. 15.  Dakota Dennis Smoke, 18, of Winnipeg faces numerous charges.  (CTV) MORE:   Man charged



Victim identified

TORONTO - Police say they received a call reporting gunfire at a seniors apartment at 55 Bleecker St.  When police arrived, they found Nisan Nirmalendran, 21, suffering from gunshot wounds.  (CBC)  

Victim is brother of Eaton Centre  victim

No evidence shootings were linked

Victim used elderly woman as shield

Shooting video released

Shot multiple times



15 years

LONDON, ON - Christopher Gale, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jocelyn Bishop, has been sentenced to life behind bars with no possibility of parole for 15 years.  (CTV)

15 years   

New trial 


Boyfriend buried her after suicide

Boyfriend charged



Victim dies in hospital

TORONTO - Naveed Shahnawaz, 19, was standing in a parking lot near Muzik nightclub, located on the CNE grounds, when an argument began between a large group of men around 2:30am.  Police say a man pulled out a gun and fired a few rounds of bullets, hitting Shahnawaz and another young man.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Man dies   SIU investigating  


PRINCE GEORGE - A BC man convicted in absentia in connection with the 2000 death of his young stepson has been arrested.  The court heard that Adam William Dudoward, 13, died in Jan 2000 after his mother, Judy Williams, and Lloyd Cook, her common-law partner at the time, tied him up to a bed in their trailer home.  After a few days, Cook and Williams found the boy’s lifeless body where they’d left him.  (CBC) 



Victims identified

KELOWNA - A helicopter pilot implicated in a massive cross-border drug smuggling ring has been identified as one of two people murdered in Kelowna.  Jeremy Daniel Snow, 33, and mother-of-two Tiffany June Goruk, 30, were found in a crashed Cadillac Escalade.   (CTV)  MORE:   Victims ID'd  

Victim dies in hospital

LONG PLAIN FIRST NATION - Barry Myran, 41, died in hospital on Feb 11 following a shooting on the Long Plain First Nation on Feb 2.  Two 15-year-old suspects were taken into custody following the shooting.  (CTV)  MORE:   Shot man dies   Charges upgraded    Teen charged  



Suspect fled to Philippines

TORONTO - Police are working on getting Fernando De Castro, 46, extradited from the Philippines on a charge of first-degree murder. The body of 78-year-old Manijeh Bostani-Khamsi was discovered by officers inside her Wynford Drive apartment unit on Nov 17.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Arrest warrant issued

Best suspect

HAMILTON - Adele Komorowski, 29, was murdered on the evening of May 15, 1973. 2 months later, in the Adirondacks in upper New York State, Robert Garrow was the subject of a massive manhunt after a spree of vicious murders involving binding victims with careful knots.  (CBC)   MORE:   Komoroski cold case   Robert Garrow 



Man charged

AMOS - Eli Qingalik, an 18-year-old Akulivik, QC, man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl.  (CBC)

Man charged

MONTREAL - Franklin Bencosme Lora, 46, was charged with the second degree murder of his wife, Lluvia Esther Ramirez Gomez.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Woman found dead 




CEBU - A Canadian man in his 60s opened fire in a courtroom in the Philippines, killing a doctor and a lawyer before shooting and killing himself.  John Pope was at the courthouse in Cebu City Tuesday morning to face a charge of "malicious mischief and grave threat."  Police said they shot Pope in the arm, but he also shot himself in the head after falling to the floor.  (QMI)   MORE:   Canadian shoots 2   Canadian kills 2, self   Canadian accused   Canadian kills 2

Woman charged

TORONTO - Police have charged a Toronto woman with second-degree murder after a man was found dead in his west-end basement apartment.  Leahann Hohmann, 50, was arrested and charged.  Earlier police revealed that Jose Ortiz, 65, died of blunt force trauma.  Ortiz had been living in a basement unit on Melville Ave for several years.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:    Murdered   Obvious signs of trauma   Body found   Suspicious death 



Arrest made

HOBBEMA - Lindsey Allen Bruno, 19, was arrested on the Samson Cree Nation.  Levonne Baptiste was found in a home on the First Nation at 4:15am on Feb. 2 after police were called for a firearms complaint. (QMI)   


Warrant issued

Friends identify teen


Teen may have been targeted 

Gang related



Parents charged

RAYMOND - David Robert Stephan, 29, and his wife, Collet Dawn Stephan, 32, are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life in the death of their baby, 19-month-old Ezekiel.  (QMI)   MORE:    Criminal charges 

Dealer on trial

WINNIPEG - Curtis Haas, who is 51, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Wendy Henry.  Henry died in 2007 when she overdosed on morphine she was allegedly provided by Haas.   (CP)



Son charged

NANAIMO -  RCMP say Aaron Roger Harvey, 27, was arrested after police found the body of his father Roger Harvey, 69.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man charged   Man found dead   Suspect in custody 


OTTAWA - Mark Haslett, 24, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Roland Laflamme, 54.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Fight leads to stabbing



10 years

THUNDER BAY - Justice Doug Shaw sentenced 20-year-old Nicholas Webber to 10 years in prison for the manslaughter of 54 year old Robert Topping. Webber pleaded to the lesser charge of manslaughter last September.  (CBC)   MORE:   Plead to lesser charge   Murder charges laid   Victim succumbed to injuries 

Friend charged

TORONTO - St. Aubyn Rodney, just 15 years old, was hanging out with friends inside his apartment when a gun appeared and he was shot.  A 17-year-old boy said to be a longtime friend has been charged with manslaughter.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Charge laid   Youth charged    17-year-old charged   Teen dies   Shooting  



Woman charged

GEORGETOWN - Police say Patricia McCarthy, 89, was thrown several metres when she was struck by a Ford Focus while crossing the street last Dec. 17.  Police have charged 37-year-old Jennifer Unsworth, of Georgetown, with careless driving and driving with a hand-held communications device.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Pedestrian succumbs


REGINA - Police said a pickup truck was heading north on Park Street when it was broadsided by another pickup heading east on Arcola.  John Albert Boxall, 68, died at the scene.  The accused man, 21, who's from Debden, SK., has also been charged with impaired driving causing death, auto theft and breach of probation.  (CBC)  MORE:   1 dead, 2 arrested



New trial ordered

OTTAWA -  The Ontario Court of Appeal overturned Demetrios Angelis' 2011 second-degree murder conviction.  Angelis, then 41, was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 12 years in the June 2008 killing of his bitterly estranged wife, Lien, in the west-end Ottawa apartment they still shared.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   12 years  Guilty   Victim identified  

More remains discovered

KITCHENER - A torso identified as the remains of Kelsey Louise Felker, 24, was found in a trash bin behind an apartment building in the city.  Stephen Johnson, 37, of Kitchener, has been charged with first-degree murder and indignity to a human body.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Arrest made   Man arrested    Murder charge  Torso identified   Sweet



Police need help

YELLOWKNIFE -  Yvonne Desjarlais, 63, of Lutselk'e, NWT, was found the morning of Sunday Dec 30 on the ground near Franklin Ave and 53rd St. She was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Death ruled a homicide


CALGARY - Police have charged a Calgary man in connection with the death of Duane Laybourne, 42, who was found dead in Tuxedo Park.  Christopher Michael Burr, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of second degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Homicide victim   Body found



New charges

MONTREAL - A slew of new charges tabled showed a dangerous wild streak in the days before a 12-year-old Dorval boy was arrested to face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of his older brother.    (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Manslaughter charges   Boy hid gun in the closet   Boy shoots his teen brother 

Victim identified

TORONTO - When officers arrived at the house, they found Nyumwai Caroline Mkurazhizha , 23, suffering from “apparent trauma to the body.”   Mohamed Adam Bharwani, 18, is charged with first-degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:   Woman murdered in Canada   Father defends 'good kid'   Victim identified   Teen charged



Impaired charges

MOUNT PLEASANT -  RCMP said Olive Moore, 9, was hit by a minivan as it was driving away in the Pleasantville area of Lunenburg County near 12pm on Jan 19.   Candice Roxanne Moore, 30, was arrested at the hospital.   (CBC)   MORE:   Mother charged

4+ years

OTTAWA - Glen Carkner has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.  The crash in February 2012 left Nathan Anderson, 31, with severe head trauma, and he died several weeks later in hospital.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Charges upgraded   Cyclist succumbs 



2 charged

LETHBRIDGE - Michael Stanley Charles Mitchell, 37, of Raymond, and Addison Nickokes Wakefield, 21, of Lethbridge, have each been charged with one count of second degree murder.  They were arrested in late January in connection with the death of George Robert Span, 58, of Lethbridge.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Stabbing 

Stabbing victim dies

EDMONTON - It was just after 11pm on Jan. 3 when police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence near 117 Ave and 127 St. Inside, they found Jeffery Thomas, 41, suffering from serious injuries.  A few blocks from the scene, a patrol vehicle stopped the alleged assailant, Russell Thomas, 35.  (QMI)    MORE:   Victim dies in hospital   Victim succumbs to injuries



3 charged

MISSISSAUGA - Police were called to 85 Acorn Place around 9:15pm on Jan 13 where they found Vittorio Aiello, 24, suffering from a stab wound.  He died in hospital 2 days later.  Police charged 2 men - David Michael Quinn and Michael Boaheng, both 19 - with first-degree murder. Vi Sandra Hoang, 23, was charged with second-degree murder.  Investigators also issued an arrest warrant for Eric Nana Kyeremateng, 23, who’s wanted for first-degree murder.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Stabbing victim dies 

Convictions overturned

IQALUIT - A Nunavut man who was convicted of murder and attempted murder for shooting and killing 3 people and injuring 2 others after they broke into his house has had his convictions overturned.  One January night in 2007, Chris Bishop called RCMP at 3am to report that some men were trying to break down his door. He asked for police to come immediately, but no officers came.  (QMI)    MORE:   New Trial    Appeal court orders new trial   Guilty verdict   Self-defense argument  



Charges laid

EVANSBURG - Benjamin Orest Kravetz, 61  was reported missing on Sept. 14, 2012, and then found dead less than 2 weeks later in the Lobstick River near Evansburg.  Eugene Albert Fleider, 67, is facing charges of second degree murder and indignity to a body.   (CTV)  MORE:   RCMP make arrest   Body found   Man missing

Suspect turns himself in

WINNIPEG - Jenilee Rose Ballantyne, 22, was found dead in an abandoned car parked in the area of Sandrington Drive and Pear Tree Bay.  Michael Daniel Bourget, 28, turned himself in to police. He was charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:   Victim identified   Man charged   Man in custody



Treated like a homicide

CROSS LAKE - Officers were called at around 6am Sunday to a disturbance at a large house party, where they found the man suffering from life-threatening injuries.  RCMP did not release the deceased man's name but CBC News has learned he is Austin Monias.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Body found

Man charged

PRINCE ALBERT - Police have charged Craig Curtis Kopichanski, 21, with 7 offences in connection with a fatal collision.   His vehicle smashed into a car being driven by 30-year-old Chrystal Rivet, who later died in hospital.  (CTV)   MORE:   Woman killed in crash   Friends mourn expectant mother   Alleged drunk driver



Home was targeted

BRAMPTON - Kesean Williams, a Grade 4 student, was shot in the head while sitting in his living room late Wednesday night. Peel Regional Police said it appears the townhouse where Williams lived with his mother and older brother was targeted, but investigators are not sure why.  (CTV) MORE:   Victim was from Hamilton   Boy shot   Boy, 9, dies   Boy shot in the head   Police name boy   Shooting


MEAFORD - Robert Hampson, 49, and his common-law wife Marion moved into their dream home: a two-storey white farmhouse on quiet stretch along Grey Rd. 18.  But their quiet life was shattered when police found Hampson dead at the couple's home.  David Myles Brinton, 44, of no fixed address has been charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Publication ban on murder



Double homicide

ETHELBERT - The bodies of Elsie Steppa, 81, and a 50-year-old man were found this week.  Local residents said Steppa was the first victim found in the home she shared with her nephew, Harry Jones.  Jones' whereabouts are unknown.  (Free Press)   MORE:   Deaths ruled homicides   2nd body found   Another body found

9 years

WINNIPEG - Cousins Roger McDougall, 25, and Joseph McDougall, 24, have been handed 9-year prison terms for manslaughter for viciously beating Roderick Monias, 24, to death at St Theresa Point First Nation on Nov. 22, 2009.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   2 admit killing man found in bed with sister   2 charged   Man killed



Stabbed and set on fire

TORONTO - Bridget Takyi, 27, was attacked on Richgrove Dr as she walked out to her car on her way to work around 4am.  Emmanuel Owusu−Ansah, 30, was charged with first-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Man charged   Man charged  Body found   Body left


CALGARY - Walker Eli Risling, 23, is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Matthew John Brown.  Brown was found suffering from stab wounds in his Taradale Close NE home on Jan 5.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Police asking for help  



Witness receives death threat

DARTMOUTH -  He says the victim of the fatal shooting - Raymond Floyd Peters, 24 - had been in his apartment with a friend and used his phone.  Police responded to reports of an altercation in the area of Primrose St and Pinecrest Drive around 5:30pm.  It appears a fight started between a group of men in the backyard of a home in the area and Peters was shot several times.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Victim dies from injuries   Shooting victim dies


MISSISSAUGA - In front of the Mississauga home where Teresa Williams and her 2-year-old daughter Evadne Williams-Scott lived, teddy bears, flowers and a toy unicorn are clustered together in the snow.  Teresa Williams, has been charged with second-degree murder and a psychiatric assessment is being conducted to determine whether the 24-year-old is fit for trial.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Mother charged   Mother charged   Mom charged



Man charged

MANIWAKI - Quebec Police charged Michel Sabourin, 51, following the discovery of a woman's body in a home on Manawaki's rue Principale.  The victim has been identified as 47 year old Lynda Riopel.  (CTV)  MORE:   Man charged

Charges laid

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY - Keith Bent, 48, from Youngs Cove has been charged with two counts of impaired driving causing death.  Paul Longmire, 72, and his twin brother Maurice (Morris) Longmire were killed.  (CBC)    MORE:   Impaired charge   




MONTREAL - Nguyen Van Son, 48, has been arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder in Wednesday’s machete attack in a Saint-Michel home.  A 45-year-old man was found bleeding in an apartment on 51 St.  (CTV)   MORE:   Machete killing    Machete death


MONTREAL - Dorval resident Stacey Snider, 34, will be charged with impaired driving in connection to an accident that killed Sylvain Ferland, 49, a bus driver and Janet Stoddard Snider, 61, her own mother.  Stacey Snider also suffered serious injuries in the crash.  (CTV)




TORONTO - Police were called to the Toronto Community Housing building at 605 Whiteside Place just after 2pm.  Tyson Bailey, 15, was found in a stairwell. He had been shot at least 4 times.  (CBC)   MORE:   Teenage boy shot    Victim identified  

Man charged

WHITECOURT - William Kootenay, 22, is have charged with second degree murder after the death of Dolan Badger, 49.  (CTV)   MORE:   Gay man murdered   Outreach worker killed   Charges laid   Not a hate crime



Suspect arrested

OTTAWA - Police have charged a 56-year-old man with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of two Ottawa women found dead in 2008 and 2011.  Marc Leduc was arrested at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre in connection with the deaths of Pamela Kosmack, 39, and Leeanne Lawson, 23.  (CBC)  

Man arrested

Arrest in prostitute murders

Serial 'predator'

Sex trade warning

Sex workers alerted

Police offer reward

Victim identified

Body found 

Victim identified

Death a homicide

Woman's body found 



Man charged with 2 murders

GLACE BAY -  Police have charged a Glace Bay man with murdering two young Cape Breton women in separate cases that span 6 years.  Thomas Ted Barrett, 37, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Brett Elizabeth MacKinnon and Laura Catherine Jessome, both 21.  (CTV)  

Barrett charged

Man charged

Police lay charges

Major unsolved crimes

Human remains identified


Suspects named

Victim before

Community remembers victim

Cops ID remains  



Charges laid

EDMONTON - Around 8:40pm officers were called to the Capital Tower apartments on 101st St and 106th Ave. There, they found Karl Wayne Rittwage, 50, dead with some “obvious signs of trauma.”  Raymond George Anderson, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder and fail to comply with a probation order.  (Edmonton Sun)  PREVIOUS:   Detectives investigate death   Police investigate   Downtown death

Charges laid

CALGARY - Officers were called out to a home on Brisebois Dr NW at about 3:00am and found 2 men in medical distress.  The deceased male has been identified by his family as Brett Wiese, 21.  Police arrested a 17-year-old late Saturday and laid a charge of second-degree murder.  Mitchell William Harkes, 19, was arrested by police on Sunday and charged.  (CTV)    MORE:   Police warn about house party crashers 



Deaths ruled homicides

VANDERHOOF -  Mounties in northern BC say the deaths of two people in Vanderhoof, BC, have been ruled homicides.  The bodies of Blaine Albert Barfoot, 29, and Tara Lee Ann Williams, 40, were found in a home on Silvermill Road.  (CBC)   MORE:   Double homicide   2 suspicious deaths 

Man charged

MARKHAM - A 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged after a man died during a hit and run in Markham.  A 72-year-old man was struck and killed while he was crossing Kennedy Road.  The driver, Daniel Porter, surrendered and was arrested.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   Pedestrian dead   Man dead



2 charged

LLOYDMINSTER - Dustin Ferrante, 51, was found dead in a motel room just before 4:30am on Dec 20th.  RCMP have charged Damien James Mercer, 27, with second degree murder.  Another man, Jeremy James Fensom, 34, also faces charges in connection with the death.  (CBC)   MORE:   Fensom in custody   Man killed   Death a homicide


RED DEER - RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating Adam William Lee Bird who faces first degree murder charges in connection to the 2013 death of Lloyd Sarson.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Victim named   Homicide 



Boyfriend in custody

DHAKA - Jerin Mir, 20, a Scarborough woman was killed in Bangladesh.  A man identified as Mir’s boyfriend Mohiuddin Sharan is being held by police in Bangladesh after her family accused him in her death.   (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Canadian dies   Canadian student killed 


KENTVILLE - Kyle David Fredericks, 23, of Kentville has been acquitted in the death of Joshua Graves.  The 21-year-old man died suddenly at a house party in Berwick on March 19, 2011.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Man charged   Get Prescription Drugs Off The Streets   Prescription drug death trial




HOPE - After completing a crime scene investigation at the property on Othello Road where 2 men were found dead, IHIT said they determined one of the men is responsible for both deaths.  Police confirmed the shooting was targeted and that the deceased, Alec Lamb, 26, and Tylor Insley, 29, knew each other.  (CTV) 

Man charged

NANAIMO - Gabriel Peter Stinson, 40, is accused of confronting and stabbing the 35-year-old victim, who has not been named.  Police said the victim was found on the ground outside a housing complex on with stab wounds at around 1:45pm.  (CTV)   MORE:  2nd-degree murder   Stabbing   Man stabbed to death   'Nuisance' property



Teen sentenced

CAPE BRETON - A teen convicted of stabbing Brittany Green, 17, his girlfriend more than 100 times has been sentenced to life in prison.  Melvin Skeete Jr., who was 16-years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced as an adult in NS Youth Court.  (CTV)  MORE:   Teen sentenced as an adult   Teen gets life   'I had to kill her'   Young woman murdered 

Repeat offender

MONTREAL - Yan Robitaille-Godin, 32, is a repeat offender for driving while intoxicated.  Marie-Claude Grenon, 53, was crossing Des Seigneurs Blvd. at the corner of Haute Ville Blvd. when a truck ran her down Sunday at 5pm. Police say they believe Robitaille-Godin was responsible for the fatal crash and fled the scene without stopping after the woman was struck down.  (CTV)



Arrest made

SHERBROOKE - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man following a deadly hit and run in Sherbrooke.  The collision killed 19-year-old Roxanna Bouffard-Cyr and seriously injured a 20-year-old woman.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run   Fatal hit-and-run  Woman identified   Car owner released


MONTREAL - Police are investigating the murder-suicide of 2 brothers on Plaza Ave, days after one of the men lost his daughter to cancer.  The two men are brothers, identified as 60-year-old Antonio and 58-year-old Giovanni Iafigliola.   (CTV)   MORE:   Apparent murder-suicide



Ex-boyfriend charged

MONTREAL - The body of Pamela Jean, 27, of Longueuil was discovered in the basement of a Hotel-de-Ville duplex in Montreal North, 5 days after Jean was last seen alive.  Officers arrested the resident of the home, Juan Ferma Palma, 32.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect   Ex-boyfriend arrested   Body may be missing woman   Missing woman

Man surrenders

TORONTO -  Glenton Gibson, 23, was stabbed to death inside an apartment building on Bleecker St on the afternoon of Dec 20, 2012.  Trestan Brown, 19, of Toronto surrendered to police and was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.   (CBC)   MORE:   Suspect surrenders   1 dead, 1 injured   Double stabbing




GOD'S LAKE - The body of Leah Anderson, 15, a member of the Gods Lake Narrows First Nation, was found "at an outdoor location" on the reserve.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Sudden death   RCMP probe death

Man charged

REGINA - Police say the body of 81-year-old Victor Richard McNab was found in the 1400-block of Rae St.  Dale Murray Stonechild, 58, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Homicide

Police to exhume body

TORONTO - Police confirmed that Dwayne Biddersingh’s body will be exhumed.  In 1992, Biddersingh reportedly fell 22 storeys to his death from the family’s apartment.  (Star)   PREVIOUS:   Father, stepmother charged   Arrest in 1994 murder   Suitcase murder   Cold case charge 

3 years

MISSISSAUGA - Jose Olmedo Renteria was handed a 3-year and 4 month jail sentence after a 7-year-old Ajax boy was killed in a hit-and-run on New Year’s Day.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run arrest   Latin rapper stands accused     Hit-and-run   Police seek driver 



Man charged

MOOSE LAKE - RCMP said around 11pm, they found a 24-year-old man unconscious and badly injured in a home.  32-year-old Lott Campbell from Moose Lake has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Homicide

Income support

OTTAWA - Families of children who are murdered or go missing will be eligible for up to $350 per week of income support if the death or disappearance is the result of a “probable” Criminal Code offence.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Income support   New grant 



2 charged

SARNIA - OPP charged a man and woman with first-degree murder days after 27-year-old Noelle Paquette was found dead in a woodlot SE of Sarnia.  Tanya Bogdanovich, 31, and Michael McGregor, 19, both of Sarnia, were arrested.  (CBC)   MORE:   2 arrested   Man, woman charged   Body found  


LONG PLAIN - Cody Alexander Schmidt, 21, of Long Plain faces a second-degree murder charge.  Officers said a dispute broke out between several parties outside a residence on Jan 2 that led to the death of the 24-year-old victim from Portage la Prairie.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Body found   Body recovered  



Deemed fit to appear

DRUMMONDVILLE - Sonia Blanchette, 33, the mother who allegedly drowned her 3 young children last Dec, has been deemed able to understand the charges she faces, but a court will still have to establish if she's fit for trial on charges of premeditated murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Mother charged   Mother accused    Kids bodies found   Identities unveiled   Bodies of 3 children found  


OTTAWA - Police have charged Mourad Louati, 18, of Ottawa with second degree murder after another Ottawa teen died from injuries sustained during a bloody brawl.  Gatineau police said 18-year-old Sheldon O’Grady was stabbed several times on Promenade Du Portage after a fight broke out inside a club called Addiction.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Friends identify victim 




RED DEER - Tyler James Stevens, 30, was convicted of 4 counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the crash near Innisfail, Alta., on March 4.   Anthony Subong Castillon, 35, Joey Flores Mangonon, 35, Eden Dalu Biazon, 39, and Josefina Flores Velarde, 52, were killed when a Range Rover travelling the wrong way in the southbound lanes of the QE II Highway slammed head-on into their vehicle.  (CBC)   MORE:   Driver sentenced

Impaired charge

THE PAS - Around 3:45pm on Dec. 21, police and emergency crews were called to a head-on collision involving two pickup trucks on Highway 10.  The driver of one of the trucks, a 63-year-old man from Shoal River First Nation, died at the scene.  RCMP said that John Anthony Ducharme, 44, of Opaskwayak Cree Nation has been charged with impaired driving causing death, and driving while prohibited.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Impaired charges   Charges laid     



Review demand

EDMONTON - John (Jonny) Hollar, 29, died on Sunday, 2 days after he was attacked. A suspect was arrested at the scene. A 29-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:    Man charged    Man dies in hospital 

Police seek SUV

CALGARY - RCMP said Reyd Nevin Rabbit Carrier, 19, a member of the Siksika Nation in southern Alberta, was found dead in the ditch about 8:30am on Tuesday when RCMP were called to a report of a pedestrian hit-and-run.  (QMI)



Fatal crashes

EDMONTON - Alcohol and speed played a role in many of the fatal crashes in Edmonton last year, police say.  Police said Friday that there were 29 traffic fatalities in 2012, resulting in 28 fatal collisions and 49 serious injury collisions.  Of those fatalities, 57% involved speed while 35% involved an impaired driver.   (CTV) 

Man charged

COLLINGWOOD - Paul Alves Faria, 49, of Collingwood was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Victoria Doyle.  Doyle's body was found in her Kohl St home on Tuesday afternoon, after police and paramedics were called to the residence around 4pm.  (Midland Free Press)  PREVIOUS:   Murder




ELPHINSTONE - Around 10:30pm officers were called to a home on the Keeseekoowenin First Nation where they found Terrel Stewart Shorting, 34, dead.  Terris Ronald Mintuck, 50, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Disturbance turned fatal

2nd suspect charged

REGINA - Devin Charles Mike was found critically injured in the early morning of Dec 31, 2012 at the 1100-block of Robinson St.  Nathaniel Thomas Elk, 36, is already facing charges in his death.  The second man now facing charges is Owen Maurice Pelletier, 30.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged   Death a homicide    Suspicious death



Victim ID'd

THUNDER BAY - Police received a 911 call just after 7pm on Dec. 29, stating that the owner of a house at 245 Villa St. had come home to find 2 people unconscious inside.  Police said Denis Desmond Mathews, 25, had no vital signs and was later pronounced dead. (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Murder a surprise  

2 charged

POWERVIEW - RCMP were called to a residence on Black River First Nation around 2am on Jan 1.  A man was found dead at the scene.  Officers identified the man as Peter Richard Bird, 25, of Black River First Nation. Jason Moar, 20, and Brandon Bird, 21, face second-degree murder charges.  (CTV)   MORE:   2 charged 



3 charged

BELLEVILLE - 3 people have been charged after a male was found dead.  Police say the body was found around 9am on Gilbert St at a residence in Belleville.  Garry Whyte, 47, Justin Kleinsteuber, 27, and Claudette Cardinal, 42, each face a charge of second-degree murder.   (CP24)   MORE:   Murder charges 


SASKATOON -  Police discovered Jonathen Livingston Moosewaypayo after receiving a 911 call at 12:28am on Jan. 1 reporting a stabbing in a home in the 22nd St W and Ave O S area.   Moosewaypayo, 28, was transported to Royal University Hospital by MD Ambulance, where he died from his wounds.  (CBC)   MORE:   Stabbing



Arrest made

TORONTO - O’Marie Brooks died in hospital after being stabbed outside Randy’s Sports Bar on Keele St during a fight with another man just before 5am on Jan 1.  Nicholas Silvera has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CP24)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Fatal bar stabbing  

Son found NCR

NEWMARKET - Andrew Roelink, 23, had sought out help in the year leading up to the events of Jan. 2, 2012, when he killed Hilda Roelink, his mother - an act he believed was killing a “demon.”  (Toronto Star)    MORE:   Man had 'significant problems'   Victim remembered  



Victim, accused identified

THOMPSON - RCMP have identified a man who died as 27-year-old Jarod Daniel Jensen of the RM of St. Andrews, MB. He was found badly injured in a Thompson home on Dec. 30 and later died in hospital.  Shane Corson Braun, 25, of Thompson was arrested in connection with the death.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide investigation

Body found

PETERBOROUGH -  Dana Sue Cranwell, 27, drowned in the early morning hours Monday after she was unable to escape from the submerged vehicle.  Her brother, a 29-year-old Bancroft man, was the driver of the vehicle and has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  (Peterborough Examiner)

Impaired charge

WINNIPEG - Jesse Coutu, 32, of Winnipeg has been charged with impaired driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.  (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged 

Killer charged

VANCOUVER - A convicted killer has been charged with the murder of a fellow inmate at a Mission prison.  James Saar has been charged with the second degree murder of Troy Robert Squires in Dec. 2011.  (CTV)



Youth charged

PLUM COULEE - Police were called to a home in Plum Coulee for a report of an injured man. When they arrived, they found a 42-year-old man dead.  A 14-year-old male youth has been arrested.   (CTV)   MORE:   Teen arrested   Teen killed father 

Fatal crash

REDNERSVILLE - Marilyn Boon, 56, of Ameliasburg was pronounced dead at the scene.  One of the involved drivers Matthew Cottrell, 60, was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.  (CTV)  MORE:   1 killed in collision




CHETWYND - The names of the 2 people found deceased in a  Moberly Lake area home have now been released.  They are Adina Rose Napoleon, aged 49, and Eugene Sochan, aged 52, both of Moberly Lake.  The cause of death in both cases was a gunshot wound. Investigation has concluded that Mr. Sochan fired one  shot, which proved fatal to Ms. Napoleon, and then killed himself.  (250 News)    PREVIOUS:   Suspicious deaths   Deaths probed  

Youth arrested

PRINCE ALBERT - Police have arrested an AB youth as part of a homicide investigation into the death of Dakota Nayneecassum.  The male youth from Rocky Mountain House, AB, is the third person charged in the case.  Blake David Norman, 22, and Kyle Goodrick, 23, of Edmonton have already been charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 15 death of Nayneecassum.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   2nd man arrested  Man charged 



Guilty plea

TORONTO - A popular Toronto barber hit 4 times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.  New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Brothers charged   Barber not just 'some guy'    'Cold-blooded crime'    

Missing Canadian killed

LAHORE - Pakistani police informed the court that Rajvindar Kaur Gill, who was reported missing since August, had been killed soon after she arrived in the city.  Police had arrested a suspect - Hafiz Shahzad Hussain - who had confessed that he killed Rajvindar along with his cousin Shahid Ghazanfar, a German Pakistani.  (Indian Express)   MORE:   Canadian killed    Missing Canadian businesswoman killed




MONTREAL - A masked gunman killed 1 man and seriously wounded another in a small café in St-Léonard in what is believed to be a Mafia shooting.  La Presse reported the shooting victim was Domenico Facchina.  MORE:   Mob foot soldiers shot  Police say no mob connections     Strong-arm shot

Legal limbo

GRENADA - The manslaughter case against 5 Grenada police officers accused of beating a visitor from Canada to death a year ago remains tied up in legal knots much to the disappointment of his widow.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   3 more charged   Death stuns Grenada   Toronto man killed   Police 'abuse' blamed



2nd victim ID'd

HALIFAX - RCMP say that 59-year-old Earle Stewart's body was found in the rubble of the burned-out structure in the Sheet Harbour area.  Police had earlier identified Matt Hebb, 22, as the other person whose body was found following the blaze.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Men murdered   Deaths homicides

Stabbing victim dies

WINNIPEG - Police found Samantha Cherish Anderson, 24, suffering from serious upper body injuries and she was rushed to hospital in critical condition.  Shayla Elyshia June Woodford, 21, is now facing an additional charge of homicide.  (CBC)   MORE:   Victim succumbs to injuries  



Light on murder mystery   

EAST GWILLIMBURY - York police investigators brought Katie Shalin, 21, into the police station Dec. 10, she told them her former boyfriend Cristian Chis, 26, had told her he killed Peter Gavin.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   What happened to Peter Gavin   Arrested   Man charged   Photo released

Man charged

CALGARY - On June 3, 2010, police and EMS responded to a home in the 100-block of Panatella View NW.  Police say that Anto Slisko, 58, died as a result of blunt force trauma.  Branko Grgic, 48, was arrested in Vancouver and charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)    MORE:   Arrest made   Body ID'd 




VICTORIA - Daniel Jordan Levesque died after he was stabbed in a Cormorant St apartment during what was described as a fight.  Charged with first-degree murder is Joshua Tyler Bredo.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Double stabbing   1 dead

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Orland Joseph Adams, 49, was found badly beaten in a home in the 500-block of St Catherine St just before 10pm. He was rushed to hospital but later died.  (CTV)  MORE:   City's latest victim   Victim known to police 



Man charged

REGINA - Northbear Buddy Carrier has been charged with second-degree murder.  Tara Chartrand, 30, also known as Tara Shingoose, was reported missing in the fall after last being seen on Sept 28.  Her body was found in a house in the 1100-block of Cameron St.  (CBC)   MORE:   Police charge man   Body identified   Death ruled homicide

Texas sentence

HOUSTON - Predrag Perisic pleaded guilty to the 2010 shootings of his children, Deyan and Danyela, who were 10 and 12 at the time of the attack.  A judge sentenced Perisic to two concurrent 99-year sentences for his crimes. He is eligible for parole in about 40 years.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Canadian pleads guilty   10-year-old boy killed



32 months

VERNON - Chase Donaldson was sentenced to a total of 32 months in jail for striking and killing pedestrian Kiera-Leigh Carlson with his car on April 30, 2010 as Carlson walked to work along Aberdeen Road.   (Vernon Morning Star)   MORE:   Sentenced to prison   Street racing death in court   Woman found dead

2 charged

KENORA - OPP and fire department responded to a fire inside a residence in Kenora.  Peter Fisher, 20, and Ringo Carpenter, 22, have been charged with second degree murder and arson.  The deceased has been identified as Langford Ogemah, 21.  (Kenora Online)   PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death



Time served

REGINA - Justice Guy Chicoine sentenced Ronald Zerr to 9 years and Ashton Lavallee to 7 years in the Feb 2008 killing of Albert Lowenberger.  However, with two-for-one credit for the nearly 5 years the two men spent on remand, both were released from custody following the sentence.  (CTV)  MORE:   Pair released    Jury finds guilty

Victim identified

HAMILTON - Officers were called to the area of Blake St and Maplewood and found Shaun McCann, 27, of Hamilton on the street bleeding heavily from his neck.  Steven Corbett, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man arrested   Police investigate 



5 years

OTTAWA - Jeremy Rees got a 5-year prison sentence in the drunk driving case, which caused the death of 26-year-old Erin Vance.   (CTV)  MORE:   Drunk hit-and-run driver sentenced   Suspect turns himself in   Cops to lay charges


BARRA DE NAVIDAD - Mexican police have reportedly arrested a 26-year-old suspect in the murder of BC ex-pat Ron Mackintosh.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Body found   Expat found dead 



Found NCR

WINNIPEG - Something snapped inside the 19-year-old woman's head last fall and the result was a catastrophic crime that left her beloved 84-year-old grandmother dead.  The woman, who can't be named under a court order that also covers the victim's name, was found not criminally responsible (NCR) for the killing during a brief court hearing.  (Winnipeg Free Press)

Guilty plea

CHARLOTTETOWN - Ray Cantelo, 73, pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident.  Stacy Cheverie, 38, died and her husband, Bernard, was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a van at the intersection of Peakes and St. Patricks roads on Oct 22, 2011.  (CBC)   MORE:   Plea changed to guilty

Student shot

MISSISSAUGA - Ibrahim Abukar, 22, was shot dead on Corkstone Glade after allegedly breaking into a home with 2 other men. Police said a deadly struggle ensued after the intruders were confronted by the homeowner.  (Toronto Star)    PREVIOUS:   Intruder shot   Alleged robber   Home invader shot   Man shot dead   Man killed   Police seek 2 

Suspect named

OTTAWA - Police said that Adam Picard, 29, will appear in court on murder charges in connection with the death of Fouad Nayel.  The construction worker’s car was found in Sept. His body was discovered in Nov in a wooded area near Calabogie, ON.  (CBC)   MORE:   Mother suspected accused   Court appearance   Remains ID'd   Missing a homicide   Remains identified

Reward for info

HARRIETSFIELD - Police responded to a 911 call at a home on Whitehead Road in Harrietsfield shortly after 5pm on Feb. 20, 2009.  When they arrived on the scene they discovered Terry Marriott Jr, 34, had been shot. He later died of his injuries.  (CTV)   MORE:   NS rewards for unsolved crimes 

Suspect arrested

TORONTO - Toronto Police finally caught up with hit-and-run suspect Steven Paul Brunswick, on Thursday just after 3am.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Driver hits police cars   Wanted for hit-and-run   Sad reality   How police decide on charges in a fatal crash

Student of murder

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska man who confessed to killing at least 8 people across the country had researched Ted Bundy and other serial killers, saying he recognized himself in them, investigators said Monday.  But Israel Keyes told Anchorage authorities his ideas were his own.  (Huffington Post)   PREVIOUS:   Serial killer dead   Facebook helps put face on alleged serial killer   Have you ever met Israel Keyes    Israel Keyes 

Charges laid

EDMONTON - Andrew Green, 46, was struck and killed by a passing SUV while he was placing safety triangles on the side of the road around 11:30pm on June 13.  Nearly 6 months later, police announced they charged the SUV owner, Kieran Porter, 35, with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death, careless driving and hit and run.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified


MILVERTON - Michael Schweitzer, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Nicole Wagler, a neighbour who lived a few houses away on the same street.  (QMI)

Man charged

COCHRANE - The driver of the sedan, 17-year-old Brandon Thomas of Cochrane, died at the scene.  Ryan Jordan Gibson, 22, the driver of the pickup truck, has been charged.  (CTV)

6 years

CHARLOTTETOWN -  Clarence Arnold Moase, 49, pleaded guilty to impaired driving in the death of Elizabeth Sovis, 63, of Edmonton.    (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Cyclist killed

Victim identified

IGLOOLIK - Tracy Uttak, 26, was found dead at a residence in the community.  A 16-year-old boy has now been charged with murder.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Reported stabbing

15 years

TORONTO - Peer Khairi, a manipulative Afghan immigrant who murdered his long-suffering wife, Randjida, by almost decapitating her was sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 15 years.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Convicted   Guilty   Convicted of 2nd degree   Guilty

Guilty plea

VICTORIA - Gregory Brotherston, 31, admits he punched Richard Green outside the Country Rose Pub in Colwood on Oct. 8.  Green, who was intervening in an argument between Brotherston and a former girlfriend, died in hospital 2 days later.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Arrested 


TORONTO - Police were dispatched to a home on Ladykirk Ave at 12:30pm on Wednesday.  Leonilde Cabral, 70, was found with obvious signs of trauma and was pronounced dead at the home, while her husband Armando, 74, had life-threatening injuries. He died of his injuries in hospital.   (CityNews)   MORE:   Senior killed wife   Murder-suicide 

10 years

WINNIPEG - Blake Whiteway will serve 10 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.  Tyler Hawula and Matthew Reynolds, both 18, were gunned down at a house party at Hawula's home on Martin Ave W.  (Winnipeg Free Press) MORE:   Life sentence   3 life sentences   Guilty   2 found guilty   Video catches lie   2 killed at house party 

Woman pleads guilty

CALGARY - Leslie Nicole Bird, 34, pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Robert Bird, 22, who died from his injuries the day after the Nov. 25, 2010, collision.  MORE:   Guilty plea

Victim identified

CALGARY - Tariq Sikandar, 24, was shot and killed after two men forced their way into a home in the 100 block of Martinvalley Mews NE.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Multiple shooting  Shooting linked to drugs, OC  

Fire homicides  

MONTREAL - Police on patrol spotted flames coming from the third floor of an apartment building on Ontario St.  Once the fire was out firefighters discovered the bodies of two people who have yet to be identified.  (CTV)  MORE:   2 die in fire    Police confirm double murder   

Man charged

TORONTO - Police were called to an apartment building on Kendleton Drive.  The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Leah Edwards.  Ian Gray, 50, of Toronto, faces a single count of second-degree murder.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   Body found 


OCHRE RIVER - The 45-year-old victim was found with stab wounds and was transported to hospital, where he died.  Police said his name will not be released.  RCMP said Desi Ronald Nepinak, 25, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Cops make arrest   Stabbing

Body found

BARRA DE NAVIDAD - Ron Lloyd MacKintosh, a 64-year-old retiree from Nanaimo, BC, was reported missing Oct. 22. Detectives found his body in a wooded area about 3 kilometres outside his home in Barra de Navidad.  Police have 3 or 4 suspects in custody who are believed to have robbed him.   (QMI)   MORE:   Expat found dead

Warrant issued

MISSISSAUGA - Abdullahi Mohamoud, 22, failed to attend a recently scheduled Ontario court date related to the May 19, 2011 incident in which Hashem Atifeh Rad, a Brampton gas station attendant was struck and killed.   (CTV)  

Man faces charges

Arrest in ‘gas and dash’

Suspect arrested

Attendant dies

Worker dies



Body ID'd

FREDERICTON - Police say  Alicia Dawn Boone, 26, was about 7 months pregnant.  Her body was found in a ditch along Killarney Road just before 1:30pm.  (CTV)   MORE:   Wait for autopsy results

Victim dies in hospital

TORONTO - Police say a man who was shot on College St near Bathurst St on Sunday has died in hospital.  The victim has been identified as Qoheleth Chong, 23.    (CityNews)   MORE:   Man dies  




VICTORIA - Officers arrived at the three-storey apartment building at 614 Grenville Ave about 9pm Friday after receiving reports of a stabbing.  Darrell Wayne Johnson, 49, has been charged with the second-degree murder of Clifford Roy Antonsen, 57.  

Death ruled murder

FORT FRANCES - OPP officers continue to investigate the death of a male at the Mid-Town Motel here last week.  The deceased was identified as Leo Whitecrow, 45, of Seine River First Nation.  (Fort Frances Times)  PREVIOUS:    Suspicious death   Suspicious death probed  




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