Murder Headlines 

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KAHNAWAKE - Derek Beauvais, a 31-year-old man from Kahnawake was charged in connection with a murder in the Mohawk community.  He was charged after the body of a 56-year-old man was found at around 10pm Monday night in a parking lot near Highway 207 in Kahnawake.  (CBC)   MORE:  Man charged  

Bodies identified

SUNDERLAND - A woman and her young son whose bodies were found in the trunk of a car abandoned northeast of Toronto over the weekend have been identified as Andrea and Brock Damude.  Durham Regional Police said they are not seeking any suspects at this time.  (CTV)  MORE:   Loved ones mourn     Friends identify   2 bodies found 




INNISFAIL - Tyler James Stevens, 29, from Cochrane is facing charges in connection to a highway collision near Innisfail that killed 4 people.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   4 dead in crash   Impaired charges laid


ST ADELE - Police found Gary Quenneville, 60, dead in his apartment  morning after relatives called to report they had not heard from him.  (CBC)   MORE:  Suspect arrested    Robbery gone wrong 

Man pleads guilty

WINNIPEG -  Ken Stammers died after being hit by a snowmobile in a field near his home.  Shane Hayward, 22, was fined $4,000 for the collision.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Snowmobile kills 


RED DEER - The body of Talia Nellie Meguinis, 27, was discovered in the Riverside Industrial Area in Red Deer on Feb 22.  Police  charged Nathan Desharnais, 24.  (Calgary Sun)   MORE:  Man charged   Body dumped

Man identified

SASKATOON - The body of Mervin Clarence McAdam, 22, of Saskatoon, was discovered after a fire in the bin was put out in the east alley of the 200-block of Ave S South.  The death is being investigated as a homicide.  (CBC)   MORE:  Gruesome discovery in dumpster fire  

Hand in dumpster

WINNIPEG - Emery Miles McLeod, 38, was arrested at an apartment building on Thomas Berry St.  The victim has been identified as Darin Robert Monias, 42, of Winnipeg.  (CBC)   MORE:  Girlfriend saw blanket on news   Homicide arrest   Hand found in dumpster   Severed hand was found


2 men charged

TORONTO - Police have charged 2 men in the death of aspiring rapper Anthony Spencer, who was shot at a Scarborough recording studio last Jan during a robbery.  Samuel Paul, 23,  was charged with first-degree murder.  Chever Ashley, 22, was arrested and charged as accessory after the fact to murder. (CityNews) 

2 charged

2 arrested  

Video released

Recording studio shooting  

Gunned down in studio  

Shot in studio   

Shooting update  

Friends of victim know killer  



Homicide not random

DARTMOUTH - James Alexander "Sandy" Lyle died as a result of a gunshot wound.  His body was found along the side of Montague Rd.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Body found  


OSHAWA - Police were called to the scene of Claudio Cara’s split-level house on Waverly St N where he was found with knife wounds.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Homicide confirmed 



MONTREAL - Yvan Grandmaison, 41, has been found guilty on two counts related to impaired driving causing the death of Ngan Wong Yee, 73, and severely injuring her husband Poom Huy Shuy, 72., on Ceres Ave. in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on February 21, 2012.    (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Driver charged  


TORONTO - Don Johnson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of brothers Justin Waterman, 18, and Jerome Waterman, 22. They were found dead in the garage at 325 Bogert Ave on Feb. 20.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Brothers   Brothers found shot   Victims identified   Targeted


NCR ruling

ST ROMAIN - A judge agreed with experts who said Pascal Morin, 36, was deranged and confused when he killed Ginette Roy-Morin, 72, Juliette Fillion, 8, and Laurence Fillion, 11. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  3 bodies found   Man in custody    Bodies of 2 girls, grandmother found   


SPLIT LAKE - Elijah Alex Garson, 28, of Split Lake First Nation had been transported to the nursing station but died.  RCMP said Drake Cook, 18, and a 17-year-old male youth have been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV) PREVIOUS:  Homicide investigation  



10 years

TORONTO - Mizan Ahmed was under a court order not to communicate with his wife, Tahmina Yeasmin, 23, after he was charged with domestic assault.  Yeasmin was found dead in the apartment bathtub on Aug. 28, 2008.  (Toronto Star)

Teen charged

DURHAM - Police say the young driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm.  James Wilton, 17, of Durham, died in the crash.    (CTV)

Charge in off-road death

MOSHERVILLE - Mechelle Duncan was killed when the SUV she was riding in broke through the ice of a pond near the couple's home in Mosherville.  Police have arrested and charged 36-year-old Steve Douglas Saunders in connection with the incident.  (CTV)

Bizarre killings

DEERFIELD BEACH - Police say Ovila Plante, 76, of La Tuque, QC, was shot twice outside his trailer by William De Jesus, 41 in what they called a "bizarre encounter."  (PostMedia)   MORE:  Campground shooting   Hostage standoff    Canadian among dead



Impaired charge

SKOWNAN FIRST NATION - Officers and emergency crews were called to the crash on PR 276 on Oct 30 shortly before 8pm.  RCMP said Donavan Josef Maud, 21, of Skownan First Nation has been charged with impaired driving of a motor vehicle causing death.   (CTV)


HALIFAX - Marc Bernard Tremblay of Halifax was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics arrived on the scene.  Police say Aidan David Cromwell of Halifax has been charged with second-degree murder   (CTV)  MORE:  Teen charged   Man charged  


Witnesses silenced

FORT ST JAMES - The severed head of Fribjon Bjornson, 28, was found in a vacant house on the Nak'azdli reserve near Fort St. James on Feb. 3.  The rest of his body was never found and no one has been charged in the case.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Body ID'd   Suspicious death   Missing man

4 arrested

LONGUEUIL - A man, 41, and 3 women aged between 20 and 35 were arrested Thursday morning in connection with the August 2007 murder of Yannick Boucher, 27.  (CTV)   MORE:  Arrests made   Quebec murders 2007


Brother shot

CALGARY - Les Talbot, 35, was fatally shot Saturday.   Talbot is the older brother of David Arbuckle, 20, who was shot to death in London on Oct. 7, 2011.   Jacob Michael McPhee, 21, of London is charged with first-degree murder.   (QMI)   MORE:  Victim ID'd   Police name victim  

Psychiatric evaluation

MONTREAL - Police discovered Ronald Malo's body after arresting Rolland Belzil for the alleged stabbing of the city's general manager Luc Forcier and his assistant Martin Mascotte at city hall earlier in the day.   (CTV)   MORE:   Psychiatric evaluation   Back in court   Man stabs city workers   City hall knife attack leads to dead body



Man charged

REGINA - Mark Jeffrey James Severight, 38, has been charged with manslaughter after a woman who was found badly beaten died in hospital.  The woman who died has been identified as Elise Anne Cote, 48.  (CBC) 


HALIFAX - David Burgess, 64, died in hospital from his injuries on July 28.   His daughter, 28-year-old Vanessa Lynn Marie Burgess, was charged.  (CTV)   MORE:  Manslaughter charge   Woman charged


Hotel stabbing

JASPER - Kenzie John Beaton, 22, died Saturday evening after suffering a single stab wound to the lower abdomen.  RCMP said 21-year-old Cody Kyle Jensen of Edmonton was arrested at the hotel.  (Cape Breton Post)   MORE:  Man killed, suspect in custody   Stabbing    Arrest made

Driver charged

CALGARY - Police and emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash at about 11:55pm, on Sunday, June 5, 2011.  Passengers Tina Thanh Nguyen,16, and Amrullah Safari, 20, were not strapped in, and were thrown from the vehicle.  Billal Abbou, 21, has been charged.  (CTV)



5 arrested

HUATULCO - Ximena Osegueda, 39, and her Mexican boyfriend Alejandro Honoria Santamaria, 38, disappeared on Dec 14.   Their remains were found a few weeks later half-buried on a beach in Huatulco.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police arrest 5   Body found by ex-husband   Student killed  


CALGARY - Police are looking for the culprit, or culprits, in morning attack that took the life of Gatleak Thor Metkurjock.  Jan 25, a witness called 911 after seeing a man fall to the ground in front of a building in the 2100-block of 16 St SW.   (CTV)  MORE:  Death ruled murder   Victim's name


Manslaughter charges

BONAVISTA BAY - RCMP said Ivan Curtis King, 57, has been charged in the death of Winston Hunt, who died at his home late on the night of Jan 13.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Murder investigation   

Murdered woman lived in fear

TUKTOYAKTUK - On at least 5 occasions, Diamond Keith Klengenberg, 38, was convicted of assaulting Jenny Pingo, 33. (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Murder-suicide   Couple found dead



25 years

THUNDER BAY - A judge has given Michael Earl Kelly a life term with no chance for parole for 25 years, after a jury convicted him in the death of his common-law spouse, Judith Thibault.   (CBC)    MORE:  Kelly found guilty   Cold case arrest 

2 arrested

MELAQUE – Salt Spring Island resident Robin Wood, 67, was killed after a confrontation with two men who had entered his friend's Melaque home on Jan. 3.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   BC man killed   



OTTAWA - Navid Niran, 24, was leaving Studio Nightclub in the early morning of Jan 22 with a group of friends when he was stabbed in the stomach.  Ahmed Hafizi, 18, will appear in court.  (CBC)   MORE:  Teen charged   Victim identified   Stabbing   Homicide

2 charged

VULCAN - Tim Douglas Engel, 35, and Bobbi Joe Parks, 28, both of Claresholm, are charged in connection with the homicide of Otto "Bunty" Loose.  (CTV)   MORE:  Senior killed



Man charged

EDMONTON - Johnathan Robert Pratt, 28, charges stem from a Nov. 26, 2011 crash on the south edge of Beaumont.  Bradley Arsenault, 18, Kole Novak, 18, and Thaddeus Lake, 22, were pronounced dead. MORE:  Manslaughter charges   Impaired charges   Victims of crash   3 killed  

Psychiatric assessment

VICTORIA - Alexander Conte, a 21-year-old Sooke man charged with the second degree murder of his mother, Sarah Nickerson, will undergo a forensic psychiatric assessment to determine if he is fit to stand trial.  PREVIOUS:  Murder  



WINNIPEG - Police identified the victim as Alche Fsehaye Kidane, 34.   Teklu Tesfamichael Mebrahtu, 32, of Winnipeg is facing one count of second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Body found   Screams before 'cops swarmed'

Dumping ground

CALEDON - It would seem the township, dotted with farms and upscale estates, has become a dumping ground for the GTA’s murderous criminals, with 7 cases of bodies dumped or left for dead in the last 4 years.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Dumping ground



Woman jailed

VANCOUVER - On Oct. 5, 2008, 67-year-old Irving Bell was living in Renee Chelsea Leblanc's basement suite.  That afternoon, Bell called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was "getting killed," and then hung up.  Between the call and the time police arrived, Bell had died.  

Truck driver charged

BELLEVILLE - Jennifer Bugg, 31, of Brighton and Andrea Manan, 27, of Frankford, were killed in the crash Dec 20.    Provincial police say 45-year-old Allan Cooney has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.  (CP)



RIDEAU LAKES - 40-year-old Thomas Irvine was hit by a van while walking along County Road 29.   Douglas Saunders, 51, has been charged with impaired driving causing death and failure to remain at the scene.   (CTV)

Teen charged

SHAMATTAWA - A 17-year-old male has been charged in connection with the killing of Charles Robertson Beardy, 34, who was stabbed on Nov. 27 at a house party.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Man found dead  



Husband charged

SAINT JOHN - Robert Lawrence Winmill, 41 was charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the 2004 murders of Jeffrey John Shannon and Jessie Jo Finnamore.  Winmill's wife, Charlene Mary Rideout Winmill, is currently serving prison sentences for second-degree murder in each case.  MORE:    Man charged    Accessory charge


FORT MCMURRAY - Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a call shortly before 7pm reporting a fight near the corner of Main St and Franklin Ave.  Murder charges were laid against Stacey Ketch, 42, when an autopsy revealed stab wounds as the official cause of death.   



WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg jury convicted a man on three counts of murder for killing his parents and brother, but his co-accused walked free.   The jury took less than a day to deliberate, finding Jerome Labossiere guilty of killing his own family in their St. Leon home in November 2005.    (CTV)  


$10K to have family killed  

Son OK'd plan  

Jury hears of confession  

Triple murder trial begins  


Court hears from witness  

Trial begins  



Man charged with 2 murders

HAMILTON - Loujack Nougues Café, 25, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged.  Laura Young, 37, was the first victim, found stabbed to death just after 9am dumped in a snowbank behind 116 Cathcart St on Feb 16.  Sept 6, George Washington Burnett, 82, was found lying in his bed, with a knife in his neck, at Stirton St.  (Spectator) 


Man charged  

Arrest made  

'Downtown fixture'  

Body in backyard  

Elderly man murdered  

Elderly man murdered in his home



Accused dies

OTTAWA - An 82-year-old Ottawa man accused of killing his wife at a suburban retirement has died in hospital.  Ian Flann faced first-degree murder charges after his wife was killed on Dec 26.   (CTV)

A story of love  

Suspect dies of cancer   

Accused died  

Husband in custody  

Retirement home slaying  

Retirement home murder  



Arrest made

ST JOHN - Steven Wallace Martin, 50, was arrested in uptown Saint John.  The body of Robert Ryan, 70, was discovered Tuesday after firefighters responded to a house fire in the north end of Saint John.  Investigators say Ryan was the victim of a homicide.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Suspect sought 

Woman dies

TORONTO - Emergency crews found the 45-year-old in Chinese Traditional Bun, the restaurant where she worked on Dundas St W.  Her co-worker, a 57-year-old man named Chi Kuan, was arrested for attempted murder and aggravated assault (CityNews)  MORE:  Suspect in custody   



TORONTO - Michael Pimentel, 24, had been at a party but police say he got into a fight at the corner of East Liberty and Hanna St.  (CBC)   MORE:    2 men killed

Boy taken off life support

WELLESLEY - Jeremy Craig Huber, 11, was taken off life support in a Hamilton hospital on Christmas Eve.  Jeremy Glenfield, 33, has been charged with impaired driving in the incident. (CP)




WINNIPEG - A man and a woman were shot in a house in the 600-block of Selkirk Ave around 5:00am.   Michael Warren Sinclair, 46, was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died. (CTV)

Murder charge

RED DEER - When officers checked the home, they found Shaughn Lumley, 58, dead inside.  On Wednesday, Dec 28, RCMP arrested 43-year-old Stephanie Walroth, who knew the victim.  (CTV)  


Victim ID'd

TORONTO - D'Mitre Barnaby, 24, of Toronto, was found suffering from several gunshot wounds behind a building at 3895 Lawrence Ave E shortly after 11am.   (CTV)   MORE:  Police identify victim   Search   Shooting   Man shot   Man shot dead

Father faces new charges

TORONTO - Ricky Doodhnaught was arrested on Dec 6.  The child's mother Nadia Ayyad, 23, was arrested on Dec 21.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Baby George's mom   Mother charged   Father says baby is dead   Missing baby   Hunt on for baby  



1 arrested

WINNIPEG - Cody Joseph Kakeeway, 18, was wanted for murder in a Dec 7 shooting in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg police say they found 22-year-old Darren Paul George suffering from gunshot wounds.  Another man charged with second-degree murder in the death, Chance Moses Guimond, 19,  is still at large.  (CTV)   MORE:  Teen arrested   Suspects identified   Brain dead


WESLACO - Evan Squires, 70, and his wife Wilda, 65, were asleep in their mobile home at a trailer park in Weslaco on Nov. 13, 1988 when they were apparently woken up by a noise.  Police said DNA recovered at the scene was recently linked to a 42-year-old suspect, Arturo Almaguer.  (CTV)   MORE:  Drug arrest led to 1988 killings   Arrest in 1988 murder


Fatal race

NORTH BAY - James Holmes, 25, of Bonfield, Ont., whom police identified as the driver of the truck, is charged with dangerous driving causing death.  Zachary Frizzell, 22, of North Bay, whom police identified as the ATV rider, is charged with driving without a licence and stunt racing.  Jesse McLaughlin, 22, was driving the snowmobile. He died in hospital. (QMI)

Teen arrested

MONTREAL - Joseph Batten was killed in the early morning of Dec 17 in Cambridge, Ont., after a large fight erupted between two groups of men outside the local Masonic Lodge.  Police have already charged two men from Hamilton with second-degree murder.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   2nd suspect nabbed   Man turns himself in   Arrest   Warrant issued   Murder investigation



Driver charged

CALGARY -  The driver of the Mercedes, Arshdeep Brar, 20,  was killed, as was Danielle Russell, 21, a female passenger in the Yaris.  Amie Nottebrock, 25, received minor injuries. She was arrested and charged.  (CBC)   MORE:  Suspected drunk driver   Weekend crashes

Woman charged

HOBBEMA - A man fatally stabbed in a suspected domestic dispute in Hobbema on New Year's Eve has been identified by RCMP as 34-year-old Jamie Lee Soosay.  A 30-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder.   PREVIOUS:  Stabbing 


Man sentenced

WINNIPEG - A judge handed Maxwell Zavitz, 23, a life sentence for slitting the throat of a woman who the accused referred to as his best friend.   Jennifer Paraton was killed inside her Carlton Street apartment in 2010.  (CTV)  MORE:  Plea to 2nd degree murder

Murder charge

SASKATOON - Police have arrested and charged a 49-year-old man with murder in connection with the disappearance and homicide of Dorothy Ann Woods.  (CTV)   MORE:  Person of interest  



High caseload

IQALUIT - There are 15 outstanding murder and manslaughter cases before the Nunavut Court of Justice.  In a territory of 33,000 people, that means a lot of work for those in the justice system.  (CBC)


ACTON VALE - Dave Parenteau-Leblanc died during a fight involving several people at an apartment near Saint-Andre & Dubois St, according to the SQ.  (CBC)   MORE:  Suspects wanted


Man charged

PICTOU - Jeffrey Chabassol is also charged with driving with his blood alcohol level above the legal limit.  On June 24, 2010, Justin MacDonald, 26, was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled over on Highway 348 in Sunnybrae.  (CBC)

Son charged

KING - Hilda Roelink, 58, was taken to Southlake Regional Health Centre where she succumbed to her injuries.  Andrew Roelink, 22, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:  Son accused    Woman dead, son arrested



Foul play

SASKATOON - Police now say foul play is suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found in a ditch just east Saskatoon.  The woman has been identified as 36-year-old Bernadine Leanne Quewezance.   (CTV)  

Man charged

WINDSOR - The OPP has charged Cole Rickett of Amherstburg with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death.  The collision involved a vehicle driven by Rickett and another carrying a family of 5 from Ann Arbor, Michigan.   (CBC) 


Deaths not random

CLARESHOLM - The shooting on a  Alberta highway north of Claresholm, Alta., around 3:30am claimed the lives of 4 people and left a fifth person in hospital.  Among the dead were Tanner Craswell, 22, and Mitch MacLean, 20, and Tabitha Stepple of Lethbridge, Alta.  The shooter was found dead at the scene at after turning the gun on himself.  (CBC)  MORE:  Victims identified    4 dead  

Man charged

CALGARY - Police were called to the 3700-block of Kilkenny Rd SW on Nov. 20 after someone was reported injured.  Norman William Andrews died at the scene.  Jeffrey Williams Langdon, 42, has been charged with one count of second degree murder.  Michelle Lee Adams, 42, is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault.  (CTV)   MORE:  Charge laid in drug den death   Victim identified   Victim identified   1 dead, 1 injured



2 arrested

MISSISSAUGA - Kevin Pham, 19, was found dead in an apartment complex on Hurontario St on Dec 28.  A 17-year-old young offender was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  Elon Washington Brooks, 19, was also charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing   Victim identified    Stabbing 

Man charged

TORONTO - Jamahl Franklin, 20, died after he was shot several times around 4:30am on Sunday.  Emergency crews found him at 101 Hupfield Trail and pronounced him dead at the scene. Police charged Baptists Bernier of Toronto with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Arrest   Victim identified   2 dead   2 men killed


Man murdered wife

OAKVILLE - Kyle Newman was shot by officers on Jan 12 in the parking lot of a Halton Regional Police station around the same time police had discovered his estranged wife Katherine had been stabbed to death in her townhome on Treetop Terrace.  (CityNews)  

Officers cleared

Funeral held

Woman stabbed  

SIU identifies man  

Man shot dead at police station  

Police shooting   

Suicide by cop



Legal limbo

GRENADA - The manslaughter case against 5 Grenada police officers accused of beating Oscar Bartholomew, a visitor from Canada, to death a year ago remains tied up in legal knots.  (CP)


3 more charged  

Death stuns Grenada  

Toronto man killed  

Police 'abuse' blamed


14 years

TORONTO - Paul Hindle has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 14 years for the murder of his girlfriend Lisa Lebitka.  Hindle was charged with second-degree murder in January of last year for the murder of Lebitka, 45. He pleaded guilty last year.  Hindle strangled Lebitka back in 2011, just 3 days after Christmas.  (CBC) 

Life in prison

Guilty plea

Courtship ends in slaying  

Man charged  

Man charged  

Boyfriend charged  

Mystery over murder  

Shady past of accused  


Cops probe slaying   



Suspect arrested

BRAMPTON - James Martineau, 29, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 73-year-old Ivan Newton.  The body of Ivan Newton Davison was found north of Bolton.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Woman arrested   Slain senior   Human remains found   Body discovered   Body found in ditch

Victim identified

TORONTO - Stephen Henry, 59, was found dead with trauma to his body and head in a hallway at 220 Oak St.  The resident of the building is believed to have been involved in an altercation on the 15th floor.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Man found dead   Body discovered


Victim identified

CALGARY - Genaro Ccopa-Huaman, 38, of Calgary was found deceased in a residence in the 300-block of 57 Ave SW.  Calgary police issued a warrant for the arrest of Lloyd Douglas Bramley, 27, who has been charged with second degree murder.   (CTV)

Girls charged

PETERBOROUGH -  Tara Sanderson, 19, and now Lori-Ann Laurier, 18, are charged with second-degree murder of Matt Courneya, 21, at a house party last summer.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Stabbing




Man charged

MISSISSAUGA -  Darren Millett, 20, faces nine alcohol-related charges in connection with the crash including criminal negligence causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man charged

Man charged

TORONTO - Victor Seung, 33, of Toronto was found in a blood-splattered SUV parked in the driveway of a home in the Willowdale Ave & Finch Ave E area.  Joon Sung Kim, 38, of Toronto, who is also known as Kevin Kim, has been charged.  (CTV)


Mother charged

NIAGARA FALLS - Roseanne Whalen, 23, of Fort Erie, Ont., had previously been charged with criminal negligence causing death, accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to human remains in connection to the death of Marissa Whalen, 2.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Body found   Police believe toddler is dead   

2nd suspect arrested

WINNIPEG - Sheldon Kostenko was found killed in the 200-block of Morley Ave on Dec 3.  Denver Sean Gyles, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  Jordan Gregory Charney, 24, had earlier been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged   Police hunt for 2 killers   Body found



Guilty pleas

PRINCE ALBERT - 2 men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott, who were killed in a home on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation.  Kimmy Bear and Carl Anthony Albert had been charged with second-degree murder over the killings, which took place in November of 2011.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Charges laid   Suspect surrenders   Suspicious fire

Charges laid

WINNIPEG - Darrell Walter Longclaws, 32, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the homicide of Harry Wellington Gegwetch.  He was found inside a burned-out suite of a vacant apartment building in the 300-block of Carlton St on Nov 12.  (CBC)   MORE:  Manslaughter charge     Family and friends speak   Homicide fire   Death may be homicide


Man charged

BONNYVILLE - Christopher Daniel McCallum lived in the residence with the woman, who is not being identified by RCMP at the request of her family.   MORE:  Charges laid

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Police say they found Dominique McCann in critical condition in the 400-block of Selkirk Ave around 6:30am.  (CBC)   MORE:  Homicide victim    Teen dies   Police investigating 



Boat driver charged

KAMLOOPS - 53-year-old Ken Brown was killed when his houseboat was struck by the smaller vessel late in the night of July 3, 2010.  Leon Michael Reinbrecht, 49, was driving the speedboat and has now been charged.  (CTV)  MORE:  Criminal charges   Charges in boating death

2 years

SAINT JOHN - The 17-year-old previously pleaded guilty in the death of Jason Dow, 29, who was found unresponsive outside a home on Barker Street, in the city's north end, shortly after midnight on March 11.  (CBC)   MORE:  Teen turns himself in



5th arrest

FORT QU'APPELLE - Joseph Lyle Bellegarde was stabbed on Dec 1, 2011 in Fort Qu'Appelle. Kelfert Wayne Watetch is the fifth person arrested.   Preston Buffalocalf,  Cassidy Goforth, Kyle Goodwill, and Jesse Laswisse were all earlier arrested.  (CTV)   MORE:  Suspect arrested   Stabbing

Woman charged

TORONTO -  According to police, officers responded to a call for unknown trouble in a third-floor unit of the building at 262 Ridley Blvd.  Jason Paglia, 28, died at the scene.  Kaila Dupuis was charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:  Woman charged   Woman charged   Man killed  




CALGARY - Police were called to a home in the 6700-block of Temple Dr NE at about 7:15pm on Sun Nov 13.   Meika Dawn Jordan, 6, was rushed to Hospital and died the next day.   (CTV)   MORE:  Death deemed homicide

Father charged

RED DEER - Zaria McCall died from head injuries she sustained at home in Red Deer.  Julian Thomson, the victim’s biological father, is being held in custody.    (CTV)   MORE:  Infant identified   Suspicious baby death



Man charged

WINDSOR - Jesse Meloche, 30, is charged in the stabbing death of Lance Peter Smoke, 40.  Police say Smoke's body was found outside a home on Albert Rd.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:  Arrest made

Man beaten, run over  

TORONTO - Abdirashid Guled, 51, was pronounced dead in hospital after he was found in grave condition on Jane St just after 1am.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man hit by a van   Man struck by van   Man hit by van after fight   Man dies



Street racing charges

EDMONTON - Jonathan Andre, 31, was struck by a white Honda Civic just before midnight on June 26 as he was crossing 118th Ave and 42nd St. Nicole Reid, 24, and a 16-year-old female have both been charged with dangerous driving while street racing causing death.  (CBC)  MORE:  Charges laid

Man denied bail

ANTIGONISH - 30-year-old William Fogarty is charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death in a two-vehicle crash in Tracadie.  The Nov 23 crash resulted in the deaths of Kory Mattie, 16, of Linwood and Nicholas Landry-McKenna, 17, of Monastery.   (CTV)



Man charged

ANTIGONISH - Police say William Fogarty, 30, has been charged with 2 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.  The driver of one vehicle, Kory Mattie, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the same vehicle, Nicholas Landry, 17, later died from injuries sustained in the crash.  (CTV)


INNISFAIL - RCMP arrested 55-year-old Brian Malley this week in connection with the death of Victoria Shachtay, 23, of Innisfail.  Shachtay, 23, was killed in late November after a package delivered to her home exploded. (CBC)   MORE:   Suspect arrested   Money tied victim and accused   Targeted attack   Package left at door   Lawsuit



New lead

GATINEAU - Police say a new lead in the Valerie Leblanc murder case means they'll start conducting a major information-collecting operation in the city's Mont-Bleu district.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   New leads   No suspects   Police looking for tips    

Charges changed

VICTORIA - Brandon Huth faces a manslaughter charge instead of one of second-degree murder for an altercation that killed 20-year-old Tyler Noble.  PREVIOUS:  Assault death   Suspect turns himself in  




KELOWNA - A jury in Kelowna, BC, has found Matthew Foerster guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Van Diest.  Foerster, 28, admitted responsibility for causing the injuries that killed Van Diest, but pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder.  The 18-year-old girl was found beaten with fatal head wounds by the side of railroad tracks, hours after going missing on Halloween night in 2011.  (CBC)  

Found guilty


Foerster guilty

Defendant admits to attack

Son, father charged  

Suspect linked to assault

Murder suspect

Letter to RCMP

'I'm being creeped'



'Wasn't normal'

CALGARY - Meredith Borowiec, the woman who left 3 of her newborns in a garbage dumpster, has been given 18 more months in jail and faces 3 years of probation.  The 32-year-old gave birth in 2008 and 2009, but the babies' bodies have never been found. A third child born in 2010 survived when the baby's father unknowingly helped pull the infant out of a neighbourhood trash bin after a passerby heard cries.  (CBC)

18 months
18 more months 
Infanticide, not murder
Guilty of infanticide
Mother admits dumping 3rd infant in trash
2 murder charges
Mom charged
There may be more 


Truck driver charged

KALADAR - The deceased has been identified as Jonathan Charbonneau of Horton Township.  Charged with dangerous driving causing death is 26-year-old Jaspal Athwal of Brampton.  (CP)

Victim identified

VANCOUVER - Shirley Bennett was killed while crossing the street at the intersection of 105th Ave and 152nd St in Surrey Saturday. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Woman killed  



Accused named

SASKATOON - Enoch Ethan Quewezance is accused of stabbing Ernest Taypotat to death in 1992.  Police said he was found in the 400-block of Ave T South, in the early morning hours of Aug 28, 1992.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Inmate charged  

Charge upgraded

TORONTO - Leanne Freeman, 23, was found Nov. 29, 2011. Jonathan Ash, 23, was initially arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Murder charge   Victim identified   Homicide probe   Homicide investigation   'A sad, lost girl'  



Victims identified

EARL GREY - The Mounties have determined that Jeff Mohr, 34, of Earl Grey and Brad McLay, 32, of Regina died from gun shot wounds.  MORE:  RCMP name dead   No charges     2 found dead

Hosts fined

DAUPHIN - Tamara Aller, 15, froze to death in a Dauphin parking lot on Feb 13, 2009. She had been drinking heavily at the 18th birthday party hosted by Allan and Mary-Anne Kostur.  (CBC)   MORE:  Parents fined




BELLEVILLE - A jury 50-year-old Michael Garniss guilty of fatally shooting 48-year-old Lisa Palmiere, also known as Lisa Todd, inside her Trenton, ON, home in Feb 2010.  (CP)

Inmate death

VANCOUVER - Correctional Service Canada says 39-year-old Troy Squires was found unresponsive in his cell at the Mission Institution.  (CTV)   MORE:  Likely a homicide



Teen charged

HAMILTON - Drew Reid, 18, is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Dustin Padvaiskas, 21.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Teen named   Arrest made   Body found

Another guilty plea

HALIFAX - Jerricho Upshaw, 19, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Glenn Oakley's shooting death.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   20 months   Teen gets maximum   Youth guilty    Charges  



Victims identified

MONTREAL - The 2nd man who died in a  apartment arson in St Henri has been identified.  He is Einick Gitelman, 27.  The other victim was previously identified as hip-hop promoter Matt Dutch Garner, 29.  (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Apt fire    Targeted hit   Arson attack

Senior charged

GRANDE PRAIRIE - A 56-year-old victim was discovered at a home in the Meadowview Trailer Court. A 69-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.  Nicolas Greco has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.  MORE:  Suspicious death



Truck seized

FOURNIER -  Jessica Godin's body was found near Du Parc Street in Fournier on Sept 24.  Police believe Godin was the victim of a hit and run.   (CTV)     MORE:  Violent death     Body found

Stabbed during party

SASKATOON - Chantelle Cathcart, 23, died in hospital after she was stabbed at an apartment.  Michelle Florence Merasty, 20, has been charged with second degree murder.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing


Suspect known to police

CALGARY - On Friday, Nov 4, police were called to a home in the 3600-block of 39 St NE.   When officers arrived they found the body of 45-year-old Cherry Lotus Ledesma inside the residence.  Gregory Sanders Houle, 44, of Calgary, is charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Man charged with wife's death

10 years

PARADISE HILL - Genesis Parenteau-Dillon was killed last November.  The 13-month-old suffered severe brain damage and died, after his foster mother asked her live-in boyfriend to babysit him.  Allen Charles Davidson has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Man charged



Victim dies

MOOSE JAW - Donna Acton, 66, was found injured in a home on the 1000-block of Hopkins Crescent on Oct 10.  Moose Jaw Police said she died on Oct 29.  William Akins, 58, was charged with aggravated assault following the initial injury and released on a number of conditions.  (CTV)   MORE:  Woman named

3 youths charged

TORONTO -  On Oct 14, 19-year-old Bradley Matheson of Toronto suffered at least one gunshot wound and died in the stairwell of a building on Eastdale Ave.   Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy were each charged with second degree murder.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Appeal for info   19-year-old shot dead   Teen shot   Shooting  



'Important witness'

LONGUEUIL - A 34-year-old man was taken into police custody in connection with the death of a woman and her daughter.  Friends identified the woman in her 30s as Emmanuelle Phaneuf and her 13-year-old girl as Laurie. They were found dead in a Beauharnois St apartment.   (CTV)    MORE:  Case of jealousy?   Family drama   Stabbings   Suspicious deaths


MONTREAL - Just over a week into the process, a mistrial was declared Wednesday in the case of alleged cabbie-killer Nigel John because his defence lawyer is off for least two months for personal and medical reasons.  PREVIOUS:  Arrest made   Victim may be missing taxi driver   Lawyer beaten   Montreal lawyer beaten   Assault shocks legal community   



$2K fine

SUDBURY - On the morning of April 12, Karman Luttrell struck Elizabeth Bailey-Colasimone, 69.  (CBC)  MORE:  Elizabeth Bailey-Colasimone    


SAINT JUDE - Gabriel Dontigny was riding his bicycle in Saint Jude when he was struck by a car and hurled into a ditch.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Hit-and-run



Guilty plea

HALIFAX - Victoria Ann Weir-Hales, 27, and Dustin Brian Hales, 38, were arrested again in Nov 2012 and charged with first-degree murder in Christina Cline's, 27, Nov 19, 2011 death.   (CTV)   MORE:   2nd degree plea   Woman pleads  2 charged   Police seize car   Hunt for clues   Victim identified

Stepson faces murder charge

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU - Pierre Pépin, 31, has been charged following the slaying of Marc Richer, his 46-year-old stepdad.  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing  



Guilty plea

BRAMPTON - Mandeep Rai pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death, obstructing justice and breach of an undertaking.  In September 2009, Doris Byrne, 88, was killed when the car she was in with her daughter was slammed by Rai's SUV while stopped at a red light on Dixie Road in Brampton.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man pleads guilty


NEW ANNAN - Maurean Catherine MacDonnell was found dead in the vehicle. MacLean, who was in the driver's seat, was taken to the hospital.  According the RCMP, MacDonnell, 36, was killed by MacLean, 47, who later died from self-inflicted injuries.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Mountie's estranged wife a victim   'Bizarre crime scene'   Autopsies 



Man charged

PRINCE ALBERT - Scott Leslie Keighley has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a teen in Prince Albert.  Paramedics found the 17-year-old's body in the 800-block of 3rd St E.  (CTV)  MORE:  Accused appears in court   Arrest made  

Body in a dumpster

DAWSON CREEK - An autopsy confirmed the deceased, Wesley Lulu-Gladue, suffered numerous stab wounds.  Ryan Beaulieu, 26, and Clayton Beaulieu, 22, face one count each of second-degree murder.  (QMI)  MORE:  Brothers charged


Impaired charges

EDMONTON - Arthur DeGroot, 64, was killed around 2:45am on Aug 19 when his car was broadsided by a silver Chrysler 300 that crossed over the median.  (CBC)   MORE:  Charges laid   Family mourn their loss

Construction head killed

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD- Police believe two suspects tied up Serge Loiselle, 57, and his wife at their home.   (CBC)   MORE:  Construction owner dies   Contractor beaten to death   Contractor killed



Biker killed

MONTREAL - Stéphane Bélanger, alias Bedo, was past member of the Rowdy Crew, a former farm team of the Hells Angels who had set up shop in Laval.  According to our sources, Bélanger was very close to members in good standing of the Hells Angels chapter in Trois-Rivières.  (Journal de Montreal)   MORE:  Possible getaway car found   Man shot   Shooting


PICTOU, NS - A jury has found Christopher Alexander Falconer, 31, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Amber Kirwan, 19, who vanished after leaving a pool hall in New Glasgow on Oct 9, 2011.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:  25 years  Falconer guilty   Murder parolee charged   Community relieved    Chronicle Herald: Amber Kirwan   Police seize 2nd car   House sealed off 



Domestic homicide

HAMILTON - Police are investigating a domestic homicide that took the life of a 51-year-old woman.   The woman’s husband, 54, was found with serious life-threatening injuries and died in hospital less than two hours after police responded to the house at the south-east corner of Cannon St E and Victoria Ave N.   Friends of the couple identified the wife as Xuyen Tran and her husband as Hiep Huynh.  (Hamilton Spectator)  PREVIOUS:  Possible murder-suicide

Men charged

TORONTO - Jefflin Beals, 25, of Dartmouth, NS, was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 near Trinity-Bellwoods Park.  Darnell St Clair Wright, 32, was charged with first-degree murder.  Brittney Carvery, 21, Sanderico Beals, 25, and Roslyn Bascom, 27, were each charged with accessory after fact to murder.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Police arrest 4    Victim had been a drive-by target   Victim identified   Man shot



Murder charge

PRINCETON - Gisele Duckham, 56, was found shot to death inside her house in a rural area north of Princeton on Nov 8.  63-year-old Robert Badour - has been charged with first-degree murder. (CTV)   MORE:  Dangerous offender charged   Suspicious death   Death treated as suspicious

Vigil for man found dead

CALEDON - Devinder Kumar, 38, was discovered on The Gore Rd north of Mayfield Rd around 11:30am.   Marlon Nurse, 29, and Darryl Plummer, 25, have each been charged with first degree murder. (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  2 charged    'Good family man'   Arrest made after body found  


Criminal history

OTTAWA - The man shot and killed outside his 58 Charleston St home is the same one who was convicted of multiple crimes dating back at least 15 years.  Khamsouriya Eric Vongviset was identified by police as the victim.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting death  

Deaths ruled homicides

LONGUELUIL - The bodies of Francis Dupont, 48, and his 23-year-old son were discovered in an apartment above the Taschereau Blvd club by the building's custodian.   (CBC)   MORE:  Homicides   2 found dead   Double homicide



Youth sentenced

IQALUIT - An 18-year-old in Nunavut convicted of murder has received the most serious youth sentencing option available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  Justice Sue Cooper granted an Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision order for the teen, who pleaded guilty in September to shooting 27-year old Lucassie Emikotailuk inside the victim’s home in Sanikiluaq last year.  (CBC)

Man turns himself in

FLIN FLON - On Nov 1, a man went into the Flin Flon RCMP detachment and told officers he had committed a murder.  Officers then went to a room at the Royal Hotel in Flin Flon where a woman was found dead.   The woman has been identified as Raylene Dawn Grant, 21, of Flin Flon.  James Noel Desmarais, 44, of Flin Flon has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:  Man confesses to murder



7 years

VICTORIA - BC Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston sentenced Lucas Ian Brown, 26, to 5 years for criminal negligence causing the death of Martha Ralph, 56, and 5 years for criminal negligence causing the death of her partner Lawrence Machnee, 59.  

Hit-and-run arrest

CALGARY - Faiza Ali Mohamud, 22, was hit when she was crossing MacLeod Trail on Friday night.  The driver of the Jeep that hit her left her for dead in the street.  Mohamud was taken to hospital but died a few days later.  (CTV)   MORE:  Family mourns   Hit-and-run  



2 years

SASKATOON - 17-month-old Shatoya Chatelaine was found dead in the family's apartment in 2006.  Charissma McDonald pleaded guilty to criminal negligence. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Mom pleads guilty

Victim identified

BROOKS - Nana Prempeh, 26, of Brooks was killed by a gunshot early in the morning in the area of 9 St E & Sutherland Drive.   (Beacon News)  MORE:  Shooting



Arrest made

HAMILTON - Scott Patrick Keels of no fixed address has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 47-year-old James Surette.  Surette was found dead on a downtown sidewalk on the night of June 5, 2006.  (CP)   MORE:  Arrest in 2006 homicide

Victim identified

BRANDON - Crystal Elk, 37, died trying to help her mother-in-law. Her mother-in-law lived with Cameron Douglas Burnett, the man now charged with second-degree murder for Crystal's death. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   2nd degree charge   Man charged



Death now a homicide

TORONTO - Officers discovered the body of Patrick Walters, 55, in a parking lot on Exbury Rd around 11am.  The cause of death was multiple injuries associated with a fall.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Fall now deemed a homicide   Fall deemed murder

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Oudy Phrakonekham, 20, was inside a Ford Explorer with several other people near Rorie St and McDermot Ave when he was shot from outside the vehicle around 2:30am.   He later died in hospital.  (CBC) PREVIOUS:  Shooting



Victim identified

CALGARY - Ann Rose Gramlich, 53, died as a result of blunt force trauma.  Diane Ruby Palmantier, 38, is charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Homicide victim identified     

Murder charges

FORT ALEXANDER – RCMP identified the victim as Eugene Robert Fontaine, 41.  Nicholas Abraham, 22, and Jonathon Starr, 28, from Sagkeeng First Nation were arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)


Witness protection

VANCOUVER - Kosto Barjaktarovic was once a high-flying Vancouver car thief who admitted his role in two gangland slayings at the trial of the late Bindy Johal.  16 years later, it is Barjaktarovic’s murder that police are investigating.  

Second identity    

Cop accused of perjury  

Victim identified  

Apparent drive-by  

Neighbours shocked   




Mystery lingers

LONDON, ON - In a traditional cultural tribute, a plate of fruit, a bowl of rice and bunches of flowers honour 40-year-old Thi Tran.  Members of the Peel Regional Police gang unit nabbed Denzel Borden in Mississauga.  (London Free Press)  MORE:  Homicide


SPRUCE GROVE - Police found Jolene Cote's body after they responded to a 911 call at a rural home near Spruce Grove around 6:10am on Oct 13th.  (CBC)  MORE:  Homicide  RCMP investigating   Death under investigation



Long extradition process

VANCOUVER - The arrest of two Canadian residents in the killing of a BC woman in India 11 years ago is being hailed as a significant development, but a long-time observer of the case says extraditing the new suspects to the country where the crime was committed will likely be a long and difficult process.  (CityNews)  

Jaswinder 'Jassi' Kaur Sidhu

Murdered Bride  

Victim was supposed to marry wealthy older man

Extradition hearing

Mother, uncle arrested   

Widower lives in fear  


RCMP release  

Escape from justice   

Justice for Jassi  

Still no justice   

7 get life term for murder   



Man charged

MONTREAL - Rene Gagne, 43, did not enter a plea when he appeared in court charged with second-degree murder in the death of Daniel Forgues, 59.  (CBC)

MORE:  Dispute among neighbours   Stabbing


IQALUIT - Nunavut RCMP launched a homicide investigation in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, after Sangani Osuitok, 50, died at the Qikiqtani General Hospital.  (Nunatsiaq News)    MORE:  Possible homicide


Accused dies

CHELSEA - Kathrine Dufresne, 53, died after hanging herself in the Hull Detention Centre.  On Oct 22, Dufresne’s husband  returned to the family’s home to find his daughter, Sophie, 7, strangled and his wife injured.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Woman charged   Girl dies  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Nigel Caine, 20, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the front lawn of a home on Monet Ave near Rathburn Road and Highway 427.  Caine died of his injuries in hospital. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Double shooting   Shooting leaves 1 dead



Homicide rate down in 2010

Canada's homicide rate has dipped to its lowest level since 1966.  (CTV)  REPORT:  Homicide in Canada 2010  

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Family  said Omar Ali was found shot in the parking lot of the Lincoln Hotel on McPhillips St.  Ali was rushed to hospital but later died.  (CTV)



8 years

REGINA - Lance Gibson had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing Guy Lenius.  Lenius was discovered dead in a bedroom on April 15, 2006.  (CBC)   MORE:  Sentenced for killing roommate

2 charged

GLENDON - Jesse Brendan Miller was found dead in front of the Glendon Hotel around 1:15am.  Edgar Kenneth Milnthorp, 21, and Shannon John Burshtinski, 37, are both charged with second-degree-murder.  (Journal)



'Nice' neighbor

The man sitting in front of Mary Ellen O'Toole was, she says, a well-mannered guy. “He was low-key. He was nice. He didn’t swear.” He was very proud of his work, which he described in polite, pleasant tones.  His name was Gary Ridgway. His other name was the Green River Killer. 


TRENTON - Police are on the hunt for a shooter after 44-year-old Eddie Phalen was shot in front of his house in Trenton, NS.  Police were called to 22 Mechanic St at about 8pm after a 911 caller reported shots in the area.  (CBC)     MORE:  Residents shaken   Shooting   Homicide   Man dead  NG News 


2 charged

LETHBRIDGE - Christopher James Ballendine, 47, died from a "blunt force trauma to his upper body."  Kerry Alan Zeller, 53,  is charged with second-degree murder and Terry Christopher Bissonnette, 51, is facing a manslaughter charge.  (CJOC)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Cops probe death

Teen charged

SPRINGHILL - Zachary Quinn Brake, 18,  turned himself in to police.  The Crown has confirmed the victim, 37-year-old Tracy Ann Rudderham, is Brake's mother and that he had been living with her in the home. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Son charged   Woman found dead



Victim dies

THUNDER BAY - Jimmy Robert Monias, 21, died of his injuries. Kyle Ivan Rae, 22, was initially charged with Aggravated Assault. Police advise that that charge will be upgraded.  (NetNewsledger)   MORE:  Assault victim dies   Aboriginal homicides not about race

1 year

CRANBROOK -  Tammy Bouvette, 29, pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death after toddler Iyanna Teeple was left alone in a bathtub in May 2011.  (CTV)   MORE:   Out in 6 months   Disbelief surrounds charge   Babysitter charged



Manslaughter charge

GATINEAU - Police allege that Korey Perry, 19, of Pontiac, Que, stole a pumpkin worth $2.99 from a closed IGA grocery store in Aylmer, Que., on Sept. 29.  Paul Hines, who was biking with his wife nearby, allegedly spotted Perry and another male and chased them down.  When Hines told them to leave the pumpkins alone they turned on him.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Funeral set   Man dies after theft

3rd man charged

MINDEN -.  Raphael Guerra, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  Ryan Kennedy, 21, and another man were injured during the break-in at a home on South Lake Road near the town of Minden Hills.  Kennedy was pronounced dead at the Minden hospital.  Two other Toronto men, Tin Wai Hong, 27, and Mason Gillard-Gatza, 19, were charged on Thursday.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Home invasion


3 years

GRANDE PRAIRIE -.  Brenden Holubowich, 23, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.  Walter Borden-Wilkins and Tanner Hildebrand, both 15, and Matthew Deller and Vince Stover, both 16, were killed. (CP)  

3 years

Relatives outraged

Charges laid

Victims identified



New trial

CALGARY - With no argument from the Crown, Alberta's top court had no difficulty granting convicted triple murderer Real Honorio a new trial.  Honorio was convicted in March 2012 in the Jan. 1, 2009, triple slaying at the Bolsa restaurant.  But before he was sentenced new evidence came to light of the Crown's star witness confessing to the crime during an impaired driving arrest in Unity, SK.  (QMI)  

Guilty plea

5 charged

5 arrested

Charges in OC homicides

Kevin Anaya knew attackers

Pair shot to death

Calgary Herald: Bolsa restaurant shooting 

3rd man guilty





6 years

EDMONTON - After she was found guilty for the second time in the death of a foster child in her care in 2007, Lily Choy has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.  Last month, she was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a three-year-old boy she was caring for in January 2007.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Guilty   Foster mom found guilty  Child had bruises on body


HALIFAX - A Halifax man is facing 19 charges, including impaired driving, in connection with a fatal collision last month.  Investigators say a southbound vehicle struck a northbound taxi, resulting in the death of 67-year-old Ward Robinson, who was a passenger in the taxi.  Police arrested 34-year-old Drew William MacPherson, the driver of the southbound vehicle.  (CTV)



Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Max Maurice Richard, 36, has been charged with second degree murder in April Helen Hornbrook's, 24, death on Aug 27, 2011.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Woman slain   Police ID woman   Suspicious death


CALGARY - James Sinclair, 16, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the Sept. 25, 2011 killing of 20-year-old David Vincett. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Victim identified   14-year-old charged   Teen charged 



'Poster for the death penalty'

PICTON - “He didn't show a bit of remorse,” spat Justice Richard Byers, moments before sentencing Dean Brown to life imprisonment for each of the three convictions, including the shotgun killings of Tracy Hannah, 46, and her daughter Whitney Hannah, 13.   (QMI)   MORE:   Guilty   Suspect on the stand   Community mourns    Family seeks privacy

Arrest made

ST. CATHARINES - Police arrested 23-year-old Michael Latham of Welland in connection with the 2008 death of Pierre Repper, a resident of Quebec.  24-year-old Shawn Monger of Welland and Sebastien Hebert of Chateauguay, Que., who were initially charged in June 2010, are now charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV) 



Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - As 3 of his co-accused await court appeals, Daniel Richard admitted responsibility in court for his part in the murder-for-hire killing of Ivan Radocaj.  Richard, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, admitting he helped beat Radocaj to death at his Interlake area home on Sept. 14, 2007.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty verdict   3 guilty   Death ruled a homicide 

No new trial

OTTAWA - In an 8-1 decision, the high court rejected an appeals court ruling that would have put Armande Cote on trial for a second time in the death of Andre Hogue.  The 63-year-old was shot in the head in his home in Pierreville on July 22, 2006.  (QMI)   MORE:  2011 SCC 46    



Victims identified

KITIMAT - Maria (Teresa) Rego, 47, was found seriously injured early Sunday morning after police received a report of a stabbing and break-and-enter at a Kitimat home. Her husband, 46-year-old Gualter Manuel Rego, was also severely injured. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Fatal attack   1 dead  

Victim named

EDMONTON - Nakoa Thomas life ended on an empty north Edmonton street Thursday night, when he was shot dead in an alley.  The shooting happened just before midnight in the Balwin neighbourhood near 131st Ave & 69th St.  He died at the scene.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death



12 years

LONDON, ON - As David Arbuckle, 20, drew his last breaths on a sidewalk, he summoned the strength to call 911.  Jacob Michael McPhee, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in court.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Family bound in blood    Man charged   Slain dad   Victim leaves message

Manslaughter charge

ASHCROFT - RCMP investigators were called to the hospital on Tuesday night after Lorne Wilf Strikes-With-a-Gun died.  Brandon Edward Knife surrendered himself and was charged with manslaughter.  MORE:  Bonaparte First Nation



Twin charged

THETFORD MINES - Daniel Goulet was at the wheel when his truck went off the road on July 3.  Francis Goulet was ejected and killed.  (QMI)

Victim was a suspect

TORONTO - Dane Dillon, 27, was shot outside a housing complex on Parma Court just after 11pm.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Man shot




OTTAWA - Maxime Morin Leblanc, 28, struck and killed pedestrian Alexandra Dodger, 27, on Oct 15, 2011.  (QMI)     MORE:   4 years    Alexandra Dodger      

Found guilty

OTTAWA - Roger Lepage, 60, was found guilty of murdering Marie D'Amour, 31, in 1987.  (QMI)   MORE:   Guilty   Guilty of murder   Man charged in 1987 murder



Man walks into police station

MONTREAL - Montreal police have arrested a man who walked into a police station overnight and said he was a suspect in the 28th homicide of the year.  Police say the attack took place on  Sept 18 in St. Michel, when two men got into a fight and one pulled out a knife.  Jean-Louis Pascal is expected to face second degree murder charges.  (CTV)

Publication ban lifted

EDMONTON - Delonna Sullivan's mother, Jamie Sullivan, says she went to court so she could tell the world what happened to her daughter.  The infant died April 11 in an Edmonton hospital, 6 days after she was taken by the province and put in foster care.  (CP)



4 counts of murder

TORONTO - The investigation connected the deaths of 4 Toronto men - Jahmeel Spence, Courtney Facey, Mike James and Carl Cole - to a series of robberies and shootings.  The suspect has been in police custody since March 2011, when he was arrested in connection to a shooting inside a downtown nightclub.  Mark Garfield Moore, 27, of Toronto has been charged.   (CTV)  

’Evil man’  

Man charged  

Rapper charged  

Accused Toronto serial killer  

Shooting at family BBQ  

Victims identified  

Police identify victim



Case dropped

EDMONTON - A court erupted with angry screams and shouts from spectators as the Crown dropped murder charges against a youth who confessed during a police sting to killing 2 people.  The youth made the confession in a "Mr. Big" sting, believing they were part of a criminal gang. But the boy recanted during his trial, saying he was just trying to fit in and gain respect. There was no forensic evidence linking the boys to the killings. (CP)  

'Mr Big' evidence tossed

'Mr Big' sting

Teens were the suspects

No physical evidence

Crime scene video

New trial  

RCMP lacked evidence  

Strathcona County 2009 double homicide  

Charges dropped   

Shocking development  

'They look like little kids'  



Woman sentenced

EDMONTON - The 27-year-old woman was handed a 7 and a half year prison sentence.  The 4-year-old child, who was the niece of the accused, was found dead January 2009.   (CTV)  

Province must share blame   

Family sues kinship care  

Victim cannot be named  

Foster mom pleads guilty

Death of a 4-year-old girl  


Murder charge after standoff

ST JOHN’S - Trevor Pardy, 34, was charged and held for a psychiatric assessment in a St. John's hospital. Pardy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman, 30, who was found lying on Boggy Hall Place around 1am Saturday.  (CBC)

Death a homicide

EDMONTON - Daniel Charles Hamer, 35, died Saturday in the Parkdale neighbourhood after police were called to an assault near 117 Ave and 86th St about 3:30am.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Homicide probe   Assault



Cold case arrest

DAWSON CREEK - Earl Dean Jones was killed by a gunshot wound along a highway south of Dawson Creek on Sept. 25, 1981 after spending the evening with his wife at a cabaret.  Crown counsel approved a charge of first-degree murder against 60-year-old Thomas Anthony McDonald on Thursday. (CTV)   MORE:  Charge in 1981 murder


KAMLOOPS - Mark Lindsay, accused of killing his former girlfriend, Dana Turner, has been found not criminally responsible on unrelated charges.  During the BC assault trial, Linsday said he killed Turner and dumped her body near Innisfail, AB. Her remains were found in 2011.  (CBC)   MORE:  'Exceptionally dangerous person'    Psych evaluation  Man admits killing   Homicide charges   Victim struggled with issues 



Gun control, homicide rates

Criminal record checks, 28-day waiting periods, the long-gun registry: not one of these measures has done anything to stem Canadian firearm homicide rates, according to a new study. 

Man identified

MEADOW LAKE - RCMP have identified a man who was found dead in Meadow Lake.  Officers found the body of 83-year-old Robert Harris Foster at a home in the 400-block of Third Ave W.  (CTV)



Man charged

CHITEK LAKE - Spiritwood RCMP were called to an altercation at the hotel around 1:30pm on Saturday.  Upon arrival, they found the body of 46-year-old Jones Thomas, also from the Pelican Lake First Nation.  Police have charged Frederick Charles Harris, 38, with manslaughter.   (CBC)  MORE:  Sudden death 

Shotgun owner charged

FERNIE - 17-year-old Michael Voth of Fernie was instantly killed by a single shotgun blast on June 16 after a younger boy picked up the loaded firearm and inadvertently pulled the trigger.  51-year-old George Lewis Phillips  has now been charged with criminal negligence causing death and careless storage of a firearm.  (CTV)



Victim identified

CALGARY - Police were called to a report of shots fired in front of a bar in the 800-block of 16 Ave SW on Sunday, at 4:30am.  Officers found, Mead Abdillahi Ousman, 22, lying on the sidewalk when they arrived.  (CTV) 

Name released

MISSISSAUGA - Niyati Jha died at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Sept 21.  The homicide squad and the special victims unit are investigating.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide probe   Homicide investigating   



Brother charged

CAMPBELL RIVER - Tony Wilfred Williams, 18, has been charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of his brother, Edison James Thomas, 33, at a Mo Road home.  (Campbell River Courier-Islander)   PREVIOUS:  Brother arrested   Man dead, brother in custody


GUELPH - Cory Armishaw, 26, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jayden Lindeman in November 2006.  Justice Kenneth Langdon said that any confession from Armishaw was inadmissible because police repeatedly ignored Armishaw's desire to remain silent.  (CP)



Victim identified

TORONTO - Christopher Rookwood, 20, was found inside a townhouse on Tobermory Drive.  He had been shot in the chest, and paramedics pronounced him dead soon after.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Man shot dead   Man shot 

Fall suspicious

VANCOUVER - The woman, identified as 50-year-old Verna Simard, was discovered dead in the 100-block of East Hastings St shortly before 8pm.  (CTV) MORE:  Another suspicious fall  




WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a suspect following the stabbing death of Clarky Stevenson, 15.  Steven Raymond Johnston, 18, of Winnipeg has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV) MORE:  2nd teen charged      

Charges laid

LAC LA RONGE - RCMP have charged 21-year-old Jimmy David Douglas Ross from the Lac La Ronge First Nation with first-degree murder.  Police say Jason James Charles from the Lac La Ronge First Nation was found dead at a home on the reserve.   (CTV)   


Son in court

KAMLOOPS - Joshua Isaac Steel’s file was in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops to fix a date for trial.  His father, 63-year-old Phil Steel, was found dead in his Westmount home on Sept. 12.   (Kamloops this week)  PREVIOUS:  Teen detained   Son faces charges


RED DEER - RCMP said that around 9:15am Sunday family members found the bodies of a 93-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man in a home in the Sunnybrook area of Red Deer.  (CBC)   MORE: Suspicious deaths    Investigation complete



Fugitive caught

FISHER BRANCH - Russell McDiarmid, 51,  is the prime suspect in the murder of Nancy Swenty, 33.  (CTV)    MORE:  Manhunt ends   Human remains found   Body found   Clues lead police to body  


EDMONTON - Marvin Arthur Witzaney who earlier pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter was ordered to serve 10 years before being eligible for parole.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea    Death of a senior



Guilty plea

SARNIA - Jane LaMarsh, 50, is to be sentenced for the deaths of 10-year-old Tyler Talbot and his 6-year-old sister Taiya. (QMI)  MORE:  10 years    Grandmother charged

Charges upgraded

REGINA - Fergus Standingready, 40, now faces second-degree murder charges in the death of 43-year-old Seydou Camara.  (CTV)    PREVIOUS:  Charge laid 



Man charged

EDMONTON - Kyle Joy-Trussert, 23, died after being shot at an apartment at 177th St and 81st Ave about 2:30am Saturday. Police said he was found lying on the floor outside the apartment he shared with Steven Laflamme.  MORE:  Man charged with roommate's death   Roommate charged   Charges laid

Suspicious blaze  

MARKHAM - The 42-year-old mother of two teenagers died in the garage on Kentland St.  The woman’s 48-year-old husband died at Sunnybrook hospital on Friday morning.  Records showed the house owned by Krishan and Anupma Misra.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Fire a murder investigation   Husband & wife dead



Body found

JERSEY CITY - Randy Lehrer's mother said police in Jersey City found her daughter's body at the apartment she shared with her husband. The body was stuffed into a 55-gallon oil drum and encased in concrete.  (CBC)   MORE:   Husband charged   Oil drum contained remains  

Murder publication ban lifted

KAWARTHA LAKES - Raymond Reid, 23, of Mystic Meadow Road in Ennismore is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jesse James Low on Sept 2.   (mykawartha)   PREVIOUS:  Publication ban on murder   Wide-ranging publication ban   


Suspect turns himself in

MONTREAL - Pascal Louis Jean, 29, turned himself in to police.  On Sept 18 Montreal police found the victim, 24, with multiple stab wounds near 2nd Ave and Jean Rivard St in St. Michel.  MORE:  Suspect arrested   Stabbing  


CALGARY - Joseph Kuol's told the court that Ben John Ongera attacked him on Sept. 19, 2011, accused Kuol of sleeping with his girlfriend, and that Kuol was acting in self-defence when he swung the busted club at Ongera.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Victim identified    Homicide 



Granddaughter charged

WINNIPEG - Rahami Sacranie, 84, was found beaten inside a home on Pine Bluff Rd.  Sahar Sacranie, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Body found

Victim identified

TORONTO - A 48-year-old Toronto man has died after a shooting in Scarborough.  He was identified as Evrod (Rockfort) Gordon.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Police probe shooting  



CHARLO - A man and a woman found dead Saturday in Charlo, NB, died as the result of a murder-suicide, police said.  Julien Guitard, 59, and Anne-Marie Guitard, 51, were found by police in a residence on Shirley Crescent about 9:30pm.  (CBC)

Teen charged

DESMARAIS - A youth from Desmarais, AB is facing a charge of second-degree murder after a 17-year-old was stabbed early Sunday morning.  Police believe Jesse Noskiye was fighting with another teen behind the home when he was stabbed.  (CBC)   MORE:  Teen accused



OWEN SOUND - 34-year-old Gary Fernando Caribou was taken from the home and to hospital where he was pronounced dead.  46-year-old Erin Elizabeth Lees has been charged with second degree murder.  (Owen Sound Sun Times)   PREVIOUS:  Death treated as homicide

Double murder-suicide

GATINEAU - The investigation was launched into the deaths of Lucie Johnson, 51,  Denis Lagacé, 59, and Patrick Mongeon-Johnson, 32.  Police say all three were killed by a handgun owned by Mongeon-Johnson.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Double murder-suicide   3 dead in domestic dispute  



13 years

KELOWNA - A former Mountie will spend 13 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.  Keith Wiens was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Lynn Kalmring in their Penticton home.   (CBC)  

'He has to pay the price'




Ex-cop charged with murder

Former cop charged 




CALGARY - Kenneth Law, 28, died from severe burns he sustained in connection with a vehicle fire.  Police responded to the scene on Sept 8 at 11:21pm in the 200-block of 28 Ave NW.  (CTV)   MORE:  Burned man a murder victim

Elderly man murdered

HAMILTON - Officers were called to the house at 55 Stirton St around 7pm for a stabbing. When they arrived they found George Washington Burnett's body.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Elderly man murdered in his home

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