Murder Headlines 

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Driver charged

OAKVILLE - Carol Grimmond, 47, died from her injuries. Oakville resident Mary Sampson, 55, has been charged with several offences.  (CTV)   MORE:  Police investigate crash   Woman dead


EDMONTON - Police said results from the autopsy showed Pascal Garcon, 17, who died in a townhouse complex at 132 Ave & 47 St was murdered.   (CTV)   MORE:   Body found



Driver charged

WINNIPEG - A 32-year-old man is accused of dangerous driving when he crashed his car into an Ultracuts business in the spring and killed 27-year-old Kendall Wiebe.  Adebola Akinwunmi Shoyoye of Winnipeg faces charges in connection to the April 7 crash .  (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:  Charges laid   Victim taken off life support

Community reeling

TORONTO - Suleiman Ali and Warsame Ali, both 26 and who Toronto Police said were not related, were found dead in an alley after residents reported multiple gunshots around 1:20am Tuesday at Jamestown Crescent.  (Toronto Sun)   PREVIOUS:  Victims identified   Police identify victims   Police id victims   2 deaths   2 men shot 




CALGARY - Police say they have arrested Deng Keror, a man suspected in the death of Phillip Anny, 28.  Anny was found lying in the middle of Appleside Drive near Appleside Close SE.  (CTV) PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Man found dead  

Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - Jeffrey Michael Lau, 23, was gunned down at the Salisbury House on Sept. 27, 2012 at 3am.  Devin Kingsley Hall, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Victims 'good guys'   Tied to drug trade



2 more arrested

HAMILTON - Police have charged 2 more men with murder after a man was killed in a fire at a 7-Eleven last year.  Samir Anbari, 21, died on Aug. 4, 2012.  Police arrested Elly Zreik, 22, and Matthew McLeod, 24. They were both charged with second-degree murder.  Sami Karnaz, 30, was arrested on Aug 5, 2012.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   2nd arrest   Fire for hire    'My heart's been ripped out'   Homicide

10 years

OTTAWA -.Zhou Fang was sentenced pleaded guilty in July to the second-degree murder of his father, Si William Cheng, 52.  Cheng was fatally shot in the back by a bolt from a crossbow in Dec. 2010 at a Toronto library branch on Main St.  (CBC)  MORE:  Killer sentenced   Guilty plea   Man pleads guilty   Victim's history of violence   Suspect abused by dad  



REGINA - Mavor Leo James Demerchant, 46, was the victim of an assault on Sept. 29.  He was discovered, dead, in a home on 1368 Grey St.  (CBC)


MONTREAL - Police have arrested Eric Beauchamps, 43, in connection with a murder that took place at a bar on Roy St. in the Plateau area of Montreal in 1995.  (CTV)



Youths accused

SANDY LAKE - 4 youths are facing charges of second-degree murder over the 2011 death of a man found clinging to ice in the waters of Sandy Lake.  RCMP reported that the May 1, 2011 death of Christian Bird was being investigated as a homicide.    (CBC)  MORE:  4 charged

Charges laid

CHEMAWAWIN - At 2:30am Saturday, RCMP found Travis George, 25, seriously injured at a home in the community.  He was rushed to a local health centre where he died a short time later.  Pierre Malachi Young, 21, was charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)



Hit-and-run charges

SMOKY LAKE - Police say Clayton Bradley Prockiw, 51, was walking along the highway when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.  Police said that the victim's brother, 49-year-old Blaine Alexander Prockiw has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident.  (CTV)  MORE:  Hit-and-run

Husband arrested

MISSISSAUGA - The body of Aicha Saludares, 40, was found in her home on Lakeshore Rd E on Sept 8.  Nelson Tayongtong, 39, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)    PREVIOUS:  Woman was planning to leave   Wife planning to leave   Wanted   Man sought in wife's murder  



Canadian shot

CHICAGO - Gary Clarke, 39, of Courtice, ON was found "unresponsive" in the cab of a white freight truck around 8:15pm Tuesday after being shot in the thigh during a robbery attempt by 3 men.  (QMI)   MORE:  Trucker slain   Trucker shot dead


THUNDER BAY - A judge has sentenced Jeffrey Tomagatick, now 31, to 7 years for manslaughter and 15 months in jail for robbery in the September, 2012 death of Murray Keesic, 50.    (CBC)   MORE:   7 years   Robbery victim dies   Assault victim dies


Torso identified

NIAGARA FALLS - Police say a torso found in the Niagara River is that of a 30-year-old Niagara Falls, NY, woman who disappeared on Aug 25.  Niagara regional police says Loretta Jo Gates was identified after her family provided DNA samples and some of her personal items to New York state police.    (CP)

Torso belongs to missing NY mom

Head and arm found

Police wrap up search

Police appeal for help

Torso found

Identity unknown

Appeal for tips



18 years

TORONTO - Chun Qi Jiang will serve 18 years for violently killing and dismembering his old girlfriend Guang Hua Liu, 41, and disposing of her body parts around the GTA.   (Toronto Star) 

Sentenced to life

18 years


Found guilty

Victim not forgotten

Torso identified

Mother ID'd

Police confirm torso ID

Mother of suspect found dead

Decomposed body part found

Arrest made

Estranged boyfriend charged

Man charged

Cops ID victim



Victim identified

MONTREAL - Denis Blanchette, 48, the lighting technician shot dead at the Parti Quebecois victory rally wasn't even scheduled to work that night.  Cops arrested Richard Henry Bain, 62.   (QMI)  

Suspect charged

Murder and gun charges

Suspect identified

Tricky side of guarding politicians



Fire death now a homicide

MEDICINE HAT - Several individuals who knew the 94-year-old woman identified her as Hazel Lloyd. 

MORE:  Woman beaten to death

7 years

SUDBURY - Blake Lapierre, the man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Justin Dagenais, 22, was sentenced 7 years in prison.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Found guilty of manslaughter   Killing a result of bad choices   Man stabbed    


Arrest made

CALGARY - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with second-degree murder in connection to a shooting in the community of  Dover Amy Sands, 27, has been identified as the woman who was found dead in the garage on Aug 31.   (CBC)   MORE:  Man charged  

Victim identified

HAY RIVER - The woman who died was Linda Lafferty, a mother of 5.  The man who has been charged with second-degree murder in this case is her son, Richard Deleeuw, 25.  (CBC)   MORE:  Death under investigation   Suspect had mental health issues    



Police identify victim

EDMONTON - Police confirmed Didas Wong, 50, died late Sunday night.  The news stems from the incident that occurred on Sunday after 11pm, police were called to the area of 145 St and 97 Ave after shots were reportedly fired in the area.  (CTV)    PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Suspicious death 


MILTON - Residents in a Clark Boulevard neighbourhood were horrified after police revealed a man killed the young son he often played with before committing suicide.  Police identified the pair as Wojciech Kosalka, 43, and his son, Noah, 6.  (QMI)   MORE:  'My son is an angel'  Father, son found dead   2 found dead  



Prisoner charged

SASKATOON - Elvis Percy Lachance, 28, was discovered dead in his cell at the SK Correctional Centre on Sept 13.  Dallas Bird, 24, was arrested at the correctional centre.  (CTV)   MORE:  Cellmate choices difficult, jailers say   Inmate found dead

Beating victim succumbs

CALGARY - John Herrera, 49, was brutally assaulted on May 23, 2012.  Garrett Smith, 26, Jarod Henry, 22, and Chantelle Tiffany, 27 are all charged with attempted murder in connection to the assault.  (CTV)  MORE:   Lawsuit   3rd accused granted bail   Beating victim dies in hospital 



Manslaughter charge

SHAMATTAWA - Officers said19-year-old Tatum Lee Miles died at a Shamattawa nursing station after she was brought in medical distress on Sept. 2.  Robert Riley Napoakesik of Shamattawa was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man charged

2 charged

FORT CHIPEWYAN -  RCMP say Michael Dion Gladue, 39, was found unresponsive around 3pm Saturday.  Shannon Dion Gibot, 27, of Fort Chipewyan and Jonathan Dean Marten, 30, of Fort McMurray, have been charged with second-degree murder and are in custody.  (CTV)   MORE:  2 arrested


Victim identified

TORONTO - Jayesh Prajapati, 44, was the gas attendant at a west-end Shell station who was killed after he tried to stop a man attempting to drive away without paying his $112 bill.  Max Edwin Tutiven, 39, of Toronto, is wanted for second-degree murder in Prajapati’s death.  (Toronto Star) 


Suspect may be in Montreal

Police release 'gas and dash' video

Apparent gas and dash death

Attendant killed

Attendant killed



Guilty plea

SYDNEY - Charles Wheeliker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the strangling death of Troy Johnston on Aug. 17, 2012.  (CTV)   MORE:   Pleads guilty    Man strangled boyfriend   Murder charges   Police charge man  

Man charged

CALGARY - James Rajbhandari, 26, has been charged with one count of second degree murder in connection with the death of Wyatt Lewis, a prominent MMA fighter in the city.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing victim   Friends mourn



Shooting victim dies

MONTREAL - Ben Zaid Moez Ben Ali, who was fighting for his life after suffering bullet injuries in a St. Leonard double shooting Wednesday has died.  The man was shot at 2:35am on Wednesday Aug 29 at the Quo Vadis Cafe at 6075 Belanger by 2 masked men who fled.  (CTV)   MORE:  1 dies   Victim identified


CALGARY - Police have charged 20-year-old Byron Arnold Blanchard with second-degree murder in the death of an 18-year-old man who was found dead in the SE community of Acadia.  Joshua Hogarth's body was found outside a home in the 200-block of 90th Ave SE.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:    Arrest   Body found




EVANSBURG - Police say Benjamin Kravets, 61, was found in the Lobstick River.  Kravets has been shot and his death is considered a homicide.  (CBC) 

10 years

EDMONTON - Edward James Fountain, 44,  pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Oct 4, 2012, slaying of Charissa Kozakewich, 39.  (QMI)  MORE:   Life sentence   Charged   Suspicious death   Police probe death      



WHITEHORSE -  Christopher Maxwell-Smith, 27, was charged in connection with a fatal rollover near Pelly Crossing.  Valentino Vella, 27, the only passenger not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown out of a window and killed.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Man charged

Man charged

TRENTON - OPP said Cindy Sullivan, 40, was found dead in an apartment at 29 Adrian Court in Trenton. Ronald Shorey, 42, is charged with second-degree murder.  (Trenton Trentonian)   PREVIOUS:  Murder investigation 



Wife a suspect

SURIGAO - Police investigator Rose Marie Almazan says prosecutors are expected to file a case next week against Jane Doyle and three Filipino men for the fatal Aug 12 shooting of 62-year-old Harry Doyle of Fredericton.   (AP)  MORE:  Philippines may hit extradition troubles   Canadian murdered   Canadian slain in resort

Man charged

BARRIE - A 32-year-old man is facing impaired driving and fail-to-remain charges after a fatal crash near Barrie.  Jeremy Shakell, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene. Harold Gardner, 32, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, and failing to remain at the scene of a crash. (CityNews)



Victim ID'd

HALIFAX - Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Kaylin Todd Diggs, of Halifax.  Police received a call about at 3:45am about a disturbance in the area of Argyle and Sackville streets.  (CBC)   MORE:  Assault ruled a homicide 


TORONTO - A judge has sentenced Peter Gulyas to life in prison for the murder of his neighbour Robyn Jenkins over a noise complaint on August 7, 2012.  (CTV)   MORE:   Murder over noise complaint    Convicted   Victim identified   Man charged   Man arrested    Woman slain



Drunk driving charges

TORONTO - Sebastian Prosa, 19, was formally charged Friday in relation to the Aug 5 crash that claimed the lives of 49-year-old Neil Wijeratne and his daughter, Eleesha Wijeratne, 16.  (CBC)   MORE:  Man charged   QEW crash   2 dead  

Man charged

LAKE DALRYMPLE - Police say a 44-year-old man was found dead in a home near Lake Dalrymple.  Darrell Walton, 51, of Eldon Township is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a prohibited firearm.  (CTV)


Canadian stabbed

PUERTO VALLARTA - Duane Joseph Lang, 46, of Regina - was stabbed 23 times in an apartment in Puerto Vallarta.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide    

Homicide victim

EDMONTON - Catlin Houle, 25, was discovered near 109A Ave and 89th St just after midnight when police responded to a disturbance call in the area.  (CBC)   MORE:  Police investigating   Homicide



Man charged

NIAGARA FALLS - Police have identified the victim as John Mckenzie, 41, of Niagara Falls.  Police have Timothy Brian Nicholls, 29, with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:  Police probe homicide

Ex-boyfriend charged

MONTREAL - Simon Bonneville, 22, is charged in the death of 21-year-old Paula Pavica, who was found dead in the basement of her family's home on Oasis St in Brossard.   (CTV)  MORE:   Suspect arrested   Man is arrested  



Found guilty

FORT ST JOHN - Joel Christopher Marchand, 31, has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Chris Ball, 39, a Calgary man in Fort St John in 2012.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Victim taken off life support 


VAUGHAN - Evan Gorgees, 29, was stabbed to death during a brawl outside the Al-Finjan club on July 22.  Police arrested Azize Sepan, 48, at his Vaughan home.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Charge in nightclub stabbing    Stabbing   Deadly fight 



Body found

VICTORIA - VicPD and the BC Coroners Service identified Nadine Janice Marshall, 48, of Victoria, as the person whose body was found 3:30am Aug. 3 in an area behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre.  (VicNews)   MORE:   Suspicious death  

Shooting victim dies

TORONTO - Officers were called to the home on Driftwood Court around 9:30pm on July 20 where they found the 30-year-old victim, Brampton man Donald Levy, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  He died in hospital August 1.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Man dies of injuries   Man dies  


Rejected offer

MONTREAL - "Big" Chenier Dupuy, who was assassinated last week, violently rejected a partnership offer from the Hells Angels prior to his murder.  Dupuy, 37, was shot to death as he was sitting in a parked car with another man. Lamartine Severe Paul, an associate was shot and killed hours later.  (QMI)

More mob violence coming

Gang links examined


Mall shooting

Murder in Laval

Man shot  



Brother charged

TORONTO - A 38-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his older brother, Clayton Wright, who was shot following a soccer game.  Police said Winston Wright, of Toronto, turned himself in.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Brother charged   Shooting   Not tied to gangs   Victim identified

3 years

THUNDER BAY - 2 teenage girls were sentenced for the death of another girl in the bush near County Park.  Justice Dianne Pettit Baig imposed the 3-year maximum sentence for manslaughter under the Youth Justice Act for each girl. (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Teens plead guilty  'Nameless' teen died of blunt-force trauma   



Charge laid

LUMSDEN - RCMP say a 69-year-old man was parked on the shoulder of the highway when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.  The driver of the second vehicle, Jared Mitchell Mowbay, 24, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV)

Victim ID'd

EDMONTON - Dale Maloney, 33, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.  Police said shots rang out during a dispute between two groups of people in a parking lot and that the victim and the suspects did not appear to know each other.  (CBC) MORE:  Victim identified  



Police seek help

HALIFAX - Jason MacCullough was found dead on a paved path on Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth around 2:30am on Aug. 28, 1999.  (CTV)   MORE:  Rewards for unsolved crimes

Criminal investigation

PETERBOROUGH - The body of George MacKenzie was found early Monday morning and police are appealing for the public's help in the case.  (CP)  MORE:  Police identify man 


4th person charged  

HALIFAX - Jason Matthew Halsey, 27, has been charged with the attempted murder of 31-year-old William Lee Boliver and first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Corey Duane Lucas.  Dylan Peter Roach, 20, is facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Charges   Man charged   Charges laid    Charges   Double shooting


FORT ST JAMES - The severed head of Fribjon Bjornson was found in a vacant house on the Nak'azdli reserve near Fort St James on Feb. 3, 2012.  Bjornson was 28 years old and a father of two. The rest of his body was never found.  (CBC)   MORE:   4 people arrested   Gangs, drugs and torture    Witnesses silenced   Body ID'd   Suspicious death   Missing man 



Hit-and-run victim dies

MONTREAL - In mid-June, Rita Boni, a 77-year-old grandmother was leaving Marche Bonanza in St-Leonard with her husband when she was badly injured in a hit-and-run.  (CTV)   MORE:  Funeral held

Man charged

EDMONTON - Trevor Toews, 27, is charged in the death of Alexandra Noble, 25, who was found by police officers at her apartment at 101st Ave & 153rd St.  (CBC)  MORE:  Police probe   Charge laid



2 charged

LETHBRIDGE - Michael Arthur Powell, 47, was found inside a home on the 1200-block of 7th Ave S.  Kelsey Shane Praire Chicken, 25, and Brandon James Brown, 27, were both charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)

Project Devote update

WINNIPEG - Police in Manitoba are examining the lifestyles of 8 missing persons and 20 homicide victims as part of a task force called Project Devote.   (CBC)   MORE:  Task force for missing, murdered



Police uncover explosives

BARRIE - Police have charged Donald Feldhoff, 54, in connection with the 1978 murder of Michael Traynor.  Charged with being an accessory after the fact is Feldhoff’s 75-year-old father, William Feldhoff.  (Toronto Star)  

More explosives found

Inside the bomb house

Brother relives a nightmare

Police evacuate homes

Dad and son tied to cold case

Dad, son charged

Suspects' property a fortress  




BRAMPTON - Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver after Joginder Singh, 80, was struck and killed in Brampton.  The man was struck at about 4am as he was walking on Timberlane Drive.   (CBC)   MORE:  Police hunt for driver   Driver sought   Hit and run

Son charged

WINDSOR - Police said Jason Coffey, 40, was arraigned and is being held in custody.  His mother, Florence Coffey, 63, was found dead in her bedroom Friday morning by her husband Jack at their 564 Oak Ave house.  (Windsor Star)   MORE:  Son charged  


Autopsy results challenged

PHUKET - Coroner Renee Roussel said the concentration of the chemical DEET in the sisters' systems wasn't enough to be fatal.  That contradicts the conclusion of Thai authorities, who performed post-mortems on the bodies of Noemi Belanger, 25, and Audrey Belanger, 20, after the sisters were found on June 15.   (CBC) 

Autopsy results 'inconclusive'

Insecticide blamed

Deaths likely not murder

Sisters found dead 

2 Canadians found dead

Women found dead

Teen charged

SASKATOON - Police have charged an 18-year-old man with second degree murder in the death of Mervin McAdam, whose lifeless body was found Feb. 26 in a westside alley after firefighters were called to a garbage bin fire.  PREVIOUS:  Man identified   Gruesome discovery

 'Nameless' a random killing

EDMONTON - The random killing of a 16-year-old girl stabbed in the neck during a home break-in is a "senseless act of violence," says an Edmonton cop.  She can't be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  'Nameless' girl murdered   'Nameless' murdered during B&E   



Autopsies may take days

WARWICK - Fire crews found the bodies in a burning garage of a home on Richardson St.  Jocelyn Marcoux, 47, and his children, Lindsay and Karen, are believed to have died in the fire.  (CBC)   MORE:  Possible double murder-suicide   3 dead   Family drama

Police confirm murder-suicide

HALIFAX - Police in Halifax have confirmed a shooting that left 2 people dead in Lake Echo, NS was a murder-suicide.  The identities of the victims have not been released but sources say they were Denise and Bryce Joudrey.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Family discord   Murder-suicide 

Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Derrick Mark Sanderson, 22, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Cheri Lynn Richard.  Richard, 20, was stabbed Sunday while she was in the 500-block of Furby St.   (CBC)   MORE:  Suspect charged   Victim had 'big heart'   'She died in front of me'

Suspect turns himself in

VAUGHAN - Nema Mansouri, the suspect in a fatal stabbing, has turned himself in to police.  Two men were stabbed, one fatally, on Colombo Crescent.  Muzaffar Goraya, 22, was pronounced dead at hospital.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  Double stabbing   Stabbing   Police searching for suspect

Body ID'd

WINNIPEG - A body found over the weekend just north of Selkirk was that of a 25-year-old man from Hollow Water.  RCMP identified the body as Corey Donald Williams.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Human remains   Suspicious death

Man charged

SASKATOON - Police have charged Aaron Daniel Pittner, 24, with criminal negligence causing death.  Daniel Shepherdson, 60, died after a fire broke out in a four-plex in the 1800 block of Ave D North in January.  (CTV)   



Inmate death

VANCOUVER - IHIT has been called in to investigate the death of an inmate in his cell at a BC jail this week.  David William Brodrick, 44, was found in medical distress at North Fraser Pretrial Centre.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  (CTV)  MORE:  Inmate identified 

Canadian found dead

JACO - Serge Gravel, 60, was found dead in a room he was renting on the West Coast of Costa Rica. He reportedly had 3 bullet wounds in his chest.   The family said that Costa Rican authorities think Gravel committed suicide.  (QMI)   MORE:  Police investigate

Man charged

HAMILTON - Greg Dalley, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of the toddler he was babysitting.  Officers were called to an apartment on King St E around 11:30pm after receiving a 911 call about a child who wasn’t breathing. Two-year-old Noah Keizer was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Caregiver charged

Victim identified

MONTREAL - Court records indicate Walter Ricardo Gutierrez, 60, fell on hard times after serving a 10-year prison term related to three drug trafficking cases brought against him in 1994, including one that linked him to people at the highest levels of the Mafia in Montreal.   MORE:  Victim linked to OC   Former Rizzuto family soldier killed   Shooting    Murder  



Trucker turns himself in

BEAMSVILLE - Daljinder Singh Sandhu turned himself in to its Burlington detachment.  An 11-year-old boy was killed and 8 others were hurt in a crash on the Toronto-bound QEW.   (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   Truck found   Grieving family faces conundrum   Boy killed, 8 injured 

Suspicious death probe

SAINT JOHN - Police are treating the death of a young psychiatric patient at the Saint John Regional Hospital in February as a homicide  Serena Perry, 22, was found dead in the hospital's amphitheatre on Valentine's Day.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Patient identified   Silence is not golden    



Accused in court

REGINA - A 16-year-old male is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Derrick Justin Amyotte.  PREVIOUS:  Youth charged

Rewards for info

OTTAWA - Police have announced they will reward $50,000 to each person who provides information leading to the arrests of 7 unsolved homicides.  (CTV)   MORE:  OPS homicide rewards 



Assault victim dies

RM of TACHE - Lothar Krieg, 58, died from injuries on July 10.  Dillyn Carl Nodwell Friesen, 20, has now been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  MORE:  Manslaughter charge 

Driver sentenced

DRUMMONDVILLE - Jessyca Gauthier, 20, plead guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death, after her friend Gabrielle Dionne, 17, died in a car surfing session on July 27, 2009.  (CTV)

Victim identified

ALLISTON - The victim has been identified by family and friends as 24-year-old Steven Bernard Garnier. Police arrested a 17-year-old Essa Township girl and charged her.  (Simcoe)   PREVIOUS:  Girl charged   Girl charged 

Victim identified

MISSISSAUGA - Officers were called to Brandon Gate Dr  just after 2am Sunday after receiving reports of gunfire. When they arrived the found the victim, Dennis Alexander, suffering from a gunshot wound.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting

Reward for tips

HALIFAX - The province is offering a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in homicide investigations.  (CTV)  MORE:  Rewards for major unsolved crimes

Woman admits killing

TORONTO - Maritza Velazquez, 47, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  Dennis Brown, a divorced 56-year-old father of two was found dead in October 2010 in his home on Munro Ave.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Suspect arrested   



Screams went unreported

MONTREAL - Catherine Deboucherville, 44, screamed sporadically for more than 30 minutes in her LaSalle home Thursday morning and not one of her neighbours called the police. Police arrested her husband, Ahmad Nehme, 48, at the scene. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Charged   Woman murdered   Husband in custody

Woman charged

HALIFAX - Barbara Elizabeth Marshall was arrested in connection with the death of 26-year-old Ben Hare.  Hare was found dead outside an apartment building on Lyman Street in Truro on July 8, 2010.  Dustan Preeper, 24, is also facing a charge of second-degree murder in Hare’s death.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Brawl now murder  


ST CATHARINES -  Firefighters were called to a home on East Hampton Road around 6pm, and they found a body in the basement apartment after extinguishing the flames.  Police have identified the victim as Madeline Hood, 19, of St. Catharines.  Cassell Farnsworth has been charged with first-degree murder and arson.   (CityNews)   MORE:  Homicide   Victim identified

Psych patient charged

MONTREAL - Idelson Guerrier, 33, was charged  after Gaetan Senecal, 69, and Claude Courtmanche, 77, were found dead in the psychiatric wing of Notre-Dame hospital, 5 days apart in June 2012.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Hospital criticized   Hospital defends security   Killer slipped through our fingers   Patient evaluations questioned  



Victim identified

TORONTO - Abdulle Elmi, 25, of Toronto, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds to the torso according to findings of a post-mortem examination.  He was the cousin of Ahmed Hassan, who was slain in the Eaton Centre food court shooting rampage last month. (Toronto Star)    MORE:  Man identified   Somali-Canadian shot   Shooting

Killed aiding his wife

MIDLAND - Andrew Mixemong has died after being brutally beaten at the rear of a popular downtown restaurant.  Charged each with one count of second-degree murder are Jessy Richard Herlichka, 26, and Paul Thomas McClung, 26, both of Midland.   (Midland Free Press)    MORE:  Beating death   2 charged   Police investigate 




WOODSTOCK - Bonita Purtill has been convicted of 6 charges after she drove drunk in the Oct. 13, 2008 death of Alexander Fleming, a 4-month-old boy.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Final arguments, different stories 

Victims identified

HAY RIVER - Benedict Corrigal, 53, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder.  The victims have been identified as Garfield McPherson and Carol Doris Buggins.  (CBC)   MORE:  Violent relationship  


PORT AUX BASQUES - Morgan Taylor, 49, was behind the wheel of a car that killed Chris Farrell, 22, while he was walking along High St in Port aux Basques.    (CBC)   


SHAMATTAWA - Officers found Lawrence Moses Redhead, 51, dead in a home in Shamattawa around 6:30am Friday.  Reynold John Neepin, 35, has been charged with manslaughter. (CTV) 



Acquittal stuns

WINNIPEG - He admits fleeing the scene of a deadly crash he caused. He doesn't deny speeding at least 40 kilometres more than the posted limit in his Jaguar.   Roland Artimowich, 38, was acquitted.  Odette Dequier, 46, was killed in November 2008 in a crash on Highway 3 near Oak Bluff.  (Winnipeg Free Press)   PREVIOUS:  Hit-and-run charges 

Murder charges stayed

WINNIPEG - Kaila Tran, 26, was stabbed in the parking lot near her St. Vital apartment building on June 20, 2012.  Drake David Mosleneko had been accused of arranging for Treyvonne Anthony Warner Willis, 20, to kill Tran.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Boyfriend arrested   Search for suspect   Targeted attack   



Guilty verdict

HALIFAX - Ashiqur Rahman has been found guilty of manslaughter.  Aurora Breakthrough was 7 weeks old when she died at the IWK Health Centre in July 2009.  The child's mother, Jane Gomes, received a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide the necessities of life.  (CBC)   MORE:   6.5 years    Father guilty     Timeline   'Shattered on the inside'  Mother testifies 

Manslaughter charges

OTTAWA - OPP have charged the owners of Angry Beaver Bar and Grill with manslaughter after a fatal head on crash back in February.  While bar owners David Stoll and Philip Sztejnmiler were not the ones behind the wheel, they are accused of over-serving a patron who was.  Both drivers, 23-year-old Korin Howes of Belleville and 23-year-old Shaina Harrison of Oshawa, were pronounced dead at the scene.  (CTV)  

History of violence

TORONTO - The accused killer in a gangland-style attack in Little Italy  is “just a middle-class kid from Stouffville,” his lawyer says.  Dean Michael Wiwchar's record says otherwise.  (Toronto Star)  

Accused 'absolutely shocked'

VPD probe links

Shootings part of urban fabric

Man charged

Targeted shooting 



Bunt body ID'd

BLAINVILLE - The deceased was Linda Bonette, a 50-year-old Blainville resident.  

Command post

Investigation intensifies

Burnt victim

Body in burnt car

Bound body discovered



Man charged

LA RONGE - Henry Friesen, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a homicide on the Lac La Ronge First Nation.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide

Murder charge

WALPOLE ISLAND - A 20-year-old man faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Clifford Lincoln Riley. Naanan Mackenzie was remanded in custody.    (London Free Press)



Victim identified

PRINCE GEORGE - 22-year-old Jordan Christian Reno’s body was found by the police on the 4100-block of Knight Crescent during the morning of June 23.  (Prince George Free Press)

Victim identified

BOSTON BAR - The homicide victim discovered during has been identified as  Bradley Dean Ross, 25.   (Global)   PREVIOUS:  Campground lockdown   Man dies

2 more years

WHITEHORSE - Yukon convicted killer Christina Asp was sentenced to two years in jail Friday for refusing to testify in the Norman Larue trial.  The judge said her refusal was deserving of serious consequences as it strikes at the heart of the justice system.  (CBC) 


History of violence

15 years

15 years



Trial wraps up

Only watched




WINNIPEG - On January 4, RCMP were called to a head-on collision near Sanford.  A 64-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while two women, age 20 and 21, died later in hospital.  RCMP said the driver of the Sebring, Clarke Gordon Harding, 31, of Winnipeg has been charged.  (CTV)

Warrant issued

WINNIPEG - On June 16, officers were called to the 1300-block of Fife St for a report of a fight.  Marlin David Gray, 36, was found with serious upper body injuries. On June 20, police issued an arrest warrant for manslaughter for Abraham Marcel Steve Lagimodiere, 25. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Fight death   



Innocent victim

CALGARY - Mike Du one of 30 to 40 people at the birthday party, was one of 4 people hit in the hail of bullets.  He died in the restaurant.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   1 dead

2 charged

TORONTO - On June 22, 2012, Ricardo Vincent, 30, was shot twice on Glamorgan Ave.  Orville Campbell, 21, and Stanton David, 20 are charged.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   'Good son'   Shooting  

Condo murder

TORONTO - Hussein Hussein, 28, was found dead with a gunshot wound in a unit on the ninth floor of a building on Harrison Garden Blvd.   (CityNews)   MORE:  Ties to drug trade    Victim identified   Shooting death   Condo murder probe

Man charged

MISSISSAUGA - Officers were called to a home on North Alarton St at about 3:15am and discovered the body of a 63-year-old man.  Gaetan Cote, of Beeton, ON, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Victim named   Man surrenders 




MEDICINE HAT - Amy Lenora Lewis was last in contact with friends the evening of Monday, June 11, 2012.  Police  arrested Jerrison Herve Stopanski, 34, of Medicine Hat.  Stopanski is charged with one count of Accessory After the Fact to Murder.   (CTV)   MORE:  Arrest made   Foul play suspected  

Mom charged

MISSISSAUGA - On Sept. 20, 2011, Niyati Jha, 3, was brought to a Mississauga-area medical clinic.  She died the next day from serious injuries to her head and brain.  Police charged Nandini Jha, 35, of Mississauga with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)    MORE:  Mom charged   Shock after mom charged




COLD LAKE - RCMP and emergency crews responded to a 911 call on the Elizabeth Metis Settlement Saturday. Derrick John Jackknife, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A young person was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:  Youth charged

Woman pleads guilty

VICTORIA - Tracy Dawn Smith, 36, the woman who struck and killed a 47-year-old motorcyclist on the Trans-Canada Highway last Canada Day entered a guilty plea to impaired driving causing death.  The crash just north of Spencer Road on July 1, 2011, killed Jana Mahenthiran. 



5 charged

ST ISIDORE - OPP say an autopsy showed foul play was involved in the death of Joey Faubert, 24.(CBC)  

OPP lay charges  

3 men charged with murder

Body found behind school

Man charged

REGINA - Police have identified the victim as Natalia Marie Dawn Shingoose, 2.  The accused is 32-year-old Adam Bradley Cyr.  (CTV)   MORE:  Murder charge laid


SASKATOON - Arnold Isiah Halkett, 46, is charged in the June 8 stabbing death of Nicolas Peter Smith. Smith's body was found in an apartment in the 800-block of Broadway Ave.  (CTV)  



7 years

CALGARY - Strangling a Calgary woman in a case of what he claimed was kinky sex gone wrong has landed a Quebec man a 7-year prison term.  But the family of Shirley Lynn Allwright took little solace noting Claude Baril is already serving the equivalent of a 10-year sentence for aggravated sexual assault.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Arrest made

Charges upgraded

EDMONTON - Police said the assault victim, identified as 47-year-old Wesley Bunker, suffered severe head injuries in the incident, and had been rushed to hospital.  After the assault charge was laid, the victim succumbed to his injuries.  Police announced Courtney McDonald, 29, was now facing a charge of manslaughter.  (CTV)

Victim identified

DAUPHIN RIVER - Police have identified a woman killed on Dauphin River First Nation as Leanne McLean, 23.   (CTV)

OPP investigate death

TAY - Police say James Pirie died overnight following an unspecified incident in Tay Township.  (CP)



Teen charged

PELICAN LAKE FIRST NATION - Jay Lyndon Thomas has been charged with second-degree murder after 23-year-old Robbie Davis Thomas was found dead in an open field.   (Global)   MORE:  Grad party death


TORONTO - It’s only one wrong word in a killer’s confession, but the discovery of a faulty court transcript dramatically changes the picture of what happened the night Brenda Waudby’s baby girl died 15 years ago.   (Toronto Star)

Man turns himself in

CALGARY - The man responsible for the death of a Beiseker woman has turned himself in to Calgary Police.  According to police, 40-year-old Lloyd Louie Gerard turned himself in.   (CTV) 

Victims identified

CALEDON - Investigators say the bodies of Anthony Lindo, 70, and Yvonne Lindo, 57, were discovered around 3am at a home on Centreville Creek Road (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  2 found dead in home   OPP investigating



Son charged

MONTREAL - Robert Pothier, 49, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jacqueline Lachaine.   MORE:  Son arrested   Woman found dead

Man charged

USHERVILLE - Gwenda Gregory, 50, was found dead in her home on March 7, 2009.  Jaycee Mildenberger, 46,  was charged with first-degree murder in the death.   (CTV)   MORE:  Murder charge  

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.  Police announced they charged Kieran Porter, 35.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified

Inmate killed

THUNDER BAY - Police said Sherman Kirby Quisses, 35, died at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.  Quisses was hurt with a sharp object during an argument with another inmate Sunday.  (CBC)   MORE:  Murder probed  

Guilty plea to 2 murders

WINNIPEG - Shawn Lamb admitted in court he killed Lorna Blacksmith and Carolyn Sinclair.  Prosecutors said Lamb confessed to police in June to beating Sinclair with an axe handle and strangling Blacksmith with a TV cord.  The plea deal to 2 counts of manslaughter would see Lamb get 20 years in prison.  The body of a third woman, Tanya Nepinak, was never found. Lamb was charged in connection to her death as well.  (CTV)  

Nepinak charge stayed

Police paid money to Lamb  

Manslaughter plea to 2 murders

Guilty pleas

Guilty of killing 2 women

Police seek info

Landfill search may need volunteers

Police to search dump  

Alarm raised

Family searches for body

Serial killer

Missing woman

Missing woman

Woman's body found  

Missing woman

OPP blunders

HANOVER - The family of Christine Harron, an Ontario teenager who vanished 19 years ago today, recently learned of a string of police errors that allowed the proceedings against a man who confessed to assaulting and killing the teenage girl to be permanently stayed.  In August 2004, a local man named Anthony Edward Ringel, then 36, told his relatives and later that night, the OPP, that he had killed Christine.   (CBC)    MORE:  Confession to murder   Christine Harron  

Killer recalls role

MONTREAL - Ryan Patrick McPhee’s who is now 32, has reoffended a few times since he was convicted as a youth in the murders of Frank Toope, 75, and his wife Jocelyn, 70, who were bludgeoned in their Beaconsfield home in 1995.  McPhee’s past came to light in a case where he is accused of impaired driving causing the death of Derek Dion, a passenger in his car on Dec 1, 2010.   PREVIOUS:  Remembering the Toopes  Teen describes murders  


HALIFAX - Police have not identified the victim but sources say he is 27-year-old John Newcombe, a local tattoo and hip hop artist. He is also known as Nukem in the local hip hop community.  (CTV)     

Body identified

NIAGARA FALLS - Felicia Floriani, 15, was reported missing in June 2002 and she was last seen that September.  (CityNews)   MORE:   Remains ID'd   Remains identified

Human remains identified

MONTREAL - Authorities have confirmed that a severed human head found in a city park over the weekend belongs to murdered Chinese student Jun Lin.  A tip led homicide investigators to Angrignon Park, a vast green space in Montreal's south western region, where they found what appeared to be a human head, near a small lake.  (CBC)   

Luka Magnotta 

Massive security due to 'admirers'

Magnotta will finally get his audience

Magnotta to appear in court

Attention on Jun Lin's head  

Not guilty plea  

Many sides of victim  

Unedited version of snuff video seized  

Most agencies not keen on gore video

40 years

EDMONTON - Travis Baumgartner, the former armoured car guard who shot four of his co-workers, three fatally, in a robbery on the University of Alberta campus in June 2012, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years.  (CBC)  

Guilty plea

Guilty plea  

Harshest sentence    

Edmonton Journal: Travis Baumgartner

Michelle Shegelski

Brian Ilesic

Eddie Rejano   

Documents unsealed

Spotlight on guard screening

Eye on improved safety

Botched robbery  

U of A hub shooting


LONDON, ON - Investigators say 19-year-old Jared McKnight was stabbed Thursday evening and died later in hospital.  Perry Eggett, 22, of London, is due in court to face the murder charge.  (CP)  MORE:  Man charged

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police have identified the man has Arfi Berkedle, 18, of Toronto.  Police were called to a cul-de-sac on Irvine Rd shortly after 11pm Thursday on reports of gunfire.  (CTV)   MORE:  Suspect sought   Shooting 

2 charged

WINNIPEG - Police were called to Sargent Ave shortly before 12:30am where they found Clarence Ross, 31.   Devin Vernon Williams-Wapash, 19, of Winnipeg faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder and breach of probation. Danyell Williams, 22, has  been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Man dies after assault  

Gang members sentenced

TORONTO - Corey Smelie, 23, was sentenced for the 2008 driveby shooting that killed Darnell Grant, 31. The shooting happened on Driftwood Court, near Jane and Finch, on Sept. 22, 2008. His co-accused, Jermaine Gager, 21, was convicted of first-degree murder and received a life sentence with no parole for 25 years.  (CityNews)    PREVIOUS:  Police ID'd victim   Victim, suspects identified   



Man charged

CALGARY - Eleasha Wesley, 10,  was thrown from her family's 1998 Pontiac after it was slammed from behind by a minivan on May 3.  Fergus Matthew Hunter, 19, is charged with hit and run and dangerous operation of motorized vehicle causing death. (CBC)   MORE:  Charged    Police investigating   Hit-&-run 

Man charged

TORONTO - On Sept. 17, 2011, police responded to a call for a shooting at Clarendon Wild Flowers Restaurant and Bar, and found Evron (Rockford) Gordon, 48, with a gunshot wound. Ahmed Jama, 31, was charged with second-degree murder.   (CityNews)  MORE:  Man turns himself in   Police seek witnesses   Bar shooting   

Husband held

GATINEAU - The husband of a young mother, who is also the father of her child, is the alleged suspect in the triple homicide.  Claude Lévesque, 58, Louise LeBoeuf, 63, and her daughter Anne-Catherine Powers, 21, were stabbed to death.  (CBC)   MORE:  3 murdered   Identified

Guilty plea

WETASKIWIN - A teenager charged in the stabbing death of a Camrose youth worker in 2012 pleaded guilty to second degree murder.  Dianne McClements, 61, body was found in the Marler Supported Independent Living Facility, on May 12, 2012. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Murdered caregiver   Teen charged  

Stabbing victim dies

WINNIPEG - Police said a passerby had found the man lying in the street near Notre Dame Ave and Balmoral St.  He died in hospital on April 27 from injuries.  Officers identified the victim as Daniel William Hall.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing sends man to hospital

 Man charged

WINNIPEG - Mohamed Ali Omar, 28, died after he was shot in a parking lot of a hotel on the 1000 block of McPhillips Street on Oct. 30, 2011.  Abdul Bangura, 26, is charged with second-degree murder  (Winnipeg Free Press)  PREVIOUS:  Victim identified  

Victim identified

VAL-DES-MONTS - Police said 57-year-old Richard Blanchet's body was found by family in the Highway 307 home just after 1pm Saturday.  It's located in the Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield sector of Val-des-Monts.  (CTV)   MORE:  Truck missing   Arrest made

'Not a random attack'

TORONTO - James Massey, 32, was killed by a close-range shotgun "blast" to the abdomen.  Massey's body was found near a playground in Oriole Park around 3am.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Man surrenders to police    Body found   Body found in park   Shooting 


HAMILTON - Michael Swistak, 36, was found lying wounded outside Cathy Weaver School on Wentworth Street North at 8:20pm.  Swistak was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he died some time later.  (Hamilton Spectator)    MORE:  Homicide linked to drugs 

Suspect turns himself in

OTTAWA - Eriklit Musollari, 22,  was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Peyman Hatami, 31.  Hatami was fatally shot outside a Dynes Road restaurant.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Man's body found    

Pal charged

OTTAWA - Daniel Sempels, 19, is charged in the killing of Nicolas Quintal, 18, who was beaten to death with a blunt object. (QMI)   MORE:  Teen knew accused   Fire chief finds stepson's body  

Woman charged

PUNNICHY - Marilyn Hunter has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a fatal rollover crash north of Regina.  A 22-year-old man died at the scene after he was ejected from the vehicle.  (CTV)  


TORONTO - Jaivoan Cromwell, 19, was found collapsed with a gunshot wound on the night of April 12th and later died of his injuries in hospital.  Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old suspect.   (CP)   MORE:  Teen arrested    Wanted for murder

Charges laid in fight death

MORINVILLE - Elias Simon, 21,  is charged with one count of second degree murder.  Morgan Drew Arcand-Faithful was treated by ambulance personnel but pronounced dead on the scene. (Morinville News)   MORE:  Morgan Drew Arcand-Faithful


LONDON, ON - Justice finally came for Victoria Stafford when a jury convicted Michael Rafferty of taking, raping and killing the 8-year-old girl in a secluded Ontario field . 

PostMedia: Stafford trial

Murder of Victoria Stafford

Mixed emotions  

Jury got it right

Rafferty's statement

What jurors did not hear

PostMedia: Stafford trial




GODS LAKE NARROWS -  Trinity Jordan Okemow, 18,  has been charged with second degree murder.  The 14-year-old victim has been identified as Donovan Alexander Captain.  (CTV)

Fatal crash

TORONTO - One person is dead and another has been charged with impaired driving after an early morning crash ripped an SUV to pieces.  Oliver Karafa, 19, has been charged.  (CTV)


DE GRAU - Luke Chaisson, 54, walked into the Degrau Medical Clinic in Port au Port and shot his wife, Stephanie Chaisson, 49.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Suspected murder-suicide   2 dead

Guilty plea

FORT MCMURRAY - Dale Davidson, 56, has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of a 49-year old woman in Fort McMurray on Mar. 21, 2012.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Charged

Husband held

GATINEAU – Domenico Torrente, 83, was charged in the death of his wife, Santina Larosa, 76.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting  


THUNDER BAY - A jury found Andre Wareham not guilty in the 2009 death of Bill Atkins.  (CBC)  MORE:  Defending himself   'He was thinking to survive'


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 have now arrested Anthony Ambrose Brothers, 21, in connection with the murder of Gatleak Thor Metkurjock, 20, in Calgary in January 2012.   A youth was arrested earlier this week.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Man arrested   Man charged   Arrest   Homicide   Death ruled murder   Victim named  

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



Guilty of manslaughter

WETASKIWIN - Jonathan Pratt, the man accused of impaired driving in a crash that killed 3 people near Beaumont, AB, in 2011, has been found guilty.  Pratt, 30, admitted to being the owner of the pickup truck that smashed into a Grand Am, killing Bradley Arsenault, 18, Thaddeus Lake, 22 and Kole Novak, 18, early on Nov. 26, 2011.  (CBC)   

8 years


Guilty of manslaughter

Found guilty

Brad, Kole, Thad memorial

Manslaughter charges

Impaired charges

3 killed    


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 

7 years

TORONTO - A man who fatally struck his co-worker in the neck with a cleaver in the kitchen of a Chinatown restaurant has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.  Chi Kuan, 60, pleaded guilty to manslaughter n the death of Guang Xi Lu.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Woman dies   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


SASKATOON - A jury has found David Woods guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife Dorothy Woods.  He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.  (CBC)  MORE:   Guilty   Life sentence    Guilty  Husband charged



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



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