Murder Headlines 

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

Victim identified

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

Man charged

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

Texas sentence

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

32 months

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

2 charged

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

Time served

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

Victim identified

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

5 years

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


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

Found NCR

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

Guilty plea

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

Student shot

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

Suspect named

OTTAWA - Police said that Adam Picard, 29, was charges in connection with the death of Fouad Nayel.  The construction worker’s car was found in Sept. His body was discovered in Nov in a wooded area near Calabogie, ON.  (CBC)   MORE:   Court appearance   Remains   Remains identified


HALIFAX - Jimmy Melvin Jr has been officially charged in the 2009 shooting death of Terry Marriott Jr.  Marriott, 34, was fatally shot inside a Harrietsfield home in February 2009.   (CBC)  MORE:   Charges laid   Charged   More charges   Charges dropped for infor   Tale of 2 crime families   Reward for info   NS rewards for unsolved crimes 

Suspect arrested

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

Student of murder

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

Charges laid

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


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

Man charged

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

6 years

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

Victim identified

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

15 years

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

Guilty plea

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


TORONTO - Leonilde Cabral, 70, was found with obvious signs of trauma and was pronounced dead at the home, while her husband Armando, 74, had life-threatening injuries. He died of his injuries in hospital.   MORE:   Senior killed wife   Murder-suicide 

10 years

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

Guilty plea

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

Victim identified

CALGARY - Tariq Sikandar, 24, was shot and killed after 2 men forced their way into a home in Martinvalley Mews NE.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Multiple shooting   

Fire homicides  

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

Man charged

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


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

Body found

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

Arrested, again

FORT MCMURRAY - In May of 2011, Abdullahi Mohamoud allegedly pumped gas at a Mississauga gas station and fled without paying.  The gas station attendant, Hashem Atifeh Rad, 62, chased the fleeing car and was fatally injured.  (Beacon)

Warrant issued

Arrest in ‘gas and dash’

Suspect arrested

Attendant dies

Worker dies 

Body ID'd

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

Victim dies in hospital

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


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

Death ruled murder

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

5th person charged

EDMONTON - Police have charged a fifth person in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Michael Motiuk last summer.  At the time, witnesses said several young people attacked Motiuk and another male at a home at Mill Woods Road E, shortly before 5am on Aug. 6th.  (CBC)   MORE:   5th person charged   2 charged   House party death   Suspicious death   Man dead

3rd man arrested

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a third suspect for the shooting that claimed the life of Jordan Dennis Houle, 24.  Michael Frank Okemow, 24, and Edward Arthur Coutu, 27, have been charged.  Clinton Jordan McKenzie, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   2nd man charged   Victim's sister also died tragically  

Suspicious death

WINNIPEG - Police were called out to a Manitoba housing complex in the 300-block of Assiniboine Ave around 12:15pm on Nov. 6.  Police identified the man as Hank Louis Lecoy, 55.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police investigating   Homicide   Body found 

Guilty plea to 2nd degree

TORONTO - Spring Phillips, 26, offered Levi Aggek her couch in her 27th floor apartment at 200 Wellesley St E on Dec. 4, 2009. Aggek pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star) MORE:   20 years   Victim 'too trusting'   Man charged

Driver arrested

WINNIPEG - Julia Romanow, 17, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.  (CBC)   MORE:   Student killed in crash

Self defence

BAXTERS CORNER - No charges will be laid in connection with the shooting death of  Ryan Firlotte, 31.  (CBC)   MORE:   No charges   Victim ID'd   Shooting 

Son charged

INNISFAIL - Police say the body of 58 year-old Timothy Guibault was found oin his residence at Red Loge Estates.  Police have charged Aaron Guilbault, 31, with second-degree murder.   (CBC)   MORE:   Son charged   Victim former alderman  

Suspect surrenders

TORONTO - The victim, a 30-year-old man from Toronto, was hit by a Mercedes SUV that fled the scene.  He was hit a second time by a Honda Fit.  Choo-Beng Quah, 53, of Richmond Hill faces 3 charges.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   3 vehicles strike pedestrian

Guilty plea to 2nd degree

IQALUIT - Joyce Kringuk, 32, a Repulse Bay woman who shot and killed wildlife officer Joani Kringayark the evening of Aug. 8, 2008 at his cabin near Repulse Bay pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.      (Nunatsiaq News)  MORE:   Guilty plea

Son arrested

OSHAWA - Police have charged Francesco (Frank) Cara with second-degree murder after his father was fatally stabbed in their Oshawa home on Feb. 15.  Claudio Cara, 56, was found on Waverly St N.   PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Homicide confirmed



Victim ID'd

TORONTO - The body of Rita Adams, 59, was found inside a home on Maynard Ave around 2pm.  Police believe Adams knew her attacker.   MORE:   'Spiritual adviser' murdered   Homicide


MIRAMICHI - A NB jury has found Curtis Bonnell, 32, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Hilary Bonnell.  Hilary was 16 when she died in 2009. (CBC)  MORE:   Guilty of 1st degree murder



Man charged

REGINA - RCMP have charged Keith Dunford, 44, with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.  Ashley Dawn Richards, 18, of New Brunswick was working as a flag person when she was fatally struck by an SUV in a construction zone on Aug. 24.  (CTV)  

Police make arrest

WINNIPEG - Police identified Adam Jackson Nattaway, 39, as the man who lurched into the Pizza Shack at Sargent Ave, clutching his slashed and bleeding throat.  Edmond Seymoure Wescoupe, 49, was charged with manslaughter in the slaying.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:   Man charged   Manslaughter charge    Stabbing


MONTREAL - Police suspect the 2 bodies found in a burning van in Park Extension were a murder-suicide.  Officers say the victims (Pirapakaran Navaratnam and Yogarani Kunaratnam) knew each other and were not, at the moment, a couple.   (CTV)  MORE:   Bodies ID'd   2 bodies found

Charge laid

CALGARY - Police responded to a 911 hang up call from a residence in the 200-block of 11 St NE. at about 2:30pm and found Isaac Patrick Crowchild, 26, dead inside the home.  Robert Darrel Morrison, 43, faces one count of manslaughter   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide probe   Man found dead

Jail, lifetime driving ban

ST PAUL - Richard Benson admitted he had been having seizures for about a decade, but rarely took his prescribed medication to prevent the attacks.   (CP)   MORE:   Sentenced   Guilty plea    Charges upgraded   Driver was having seizure   Student dies  


BRAMPTON - Officers learned of the death around 5:30pm after someone in the house on Zia Dodda Crescent called 911.  When police arrived at the scene, they found Andrew “Freshie” DaCosta, 19, with obvious signs of trauma.  MORE:   Homicide   Death a homicide 



Police identify man

TORONTO - Police were called to a home on Military Trail just after 1pm, Sunday.  Police have identified the man as Jay Bennie Yabut, 28, of Toronto.  MORE:   Man shot   Police seeking tips  

Police appeal for help

TORONTO - Leonard Charles Fullerton, 26, was shot multiple times and died from a gunshot wound to the torso. (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Victim 'leading a double life?'   Shooting   Victim identified  


MEDICINE HAT - Aaron Matthew Eremenko, 44, died from his injuries.  Inside the home police also found the body of Donald Wayne Neufeld, 54.  It is believed Neufeld died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and Eremenko was murdered.  (QMI)   MORE:   Apparent murder-suicide   Murder-suicide

25 years

CALGARY - A judge has sentenced Kristopher Guenther to life in prison for killing his former girlfriend Lacey Jones-McKnight in October 2012.  (CTV)   MORE:   Sentenced   Found guilty   Guilty   Ex-boyfriend   Ex-fiance stalked victim   Calls lead to dead body


CALGARY - Police were called to an apartment in the 200-block of Templegreen Drive NE on Oct 31 by the resident manager of the complex.  When police entered the unit, they found the bodies of 27-year-old Amiben Prajapati and 32-year-old Hiren Prajapati.  Police say that Amiben was the victim of a homicide.  She died as a result of a stabbing.  Hiren died of asphyxiation.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Autopsies conducted   Couple found dead 

Man left outside to die

WINNIPEG - 3 women and a man have been charged with manslaughter after a fight turned deadly.  They were at a drinking party in the 300-block of Aberdeen Ave when a fight broke out.  Leroy George Ross, 38, succumbed to his injuries.  Mary Sue Harper, 37, Linda Margaret McDougall, 35, Debbie Rose Redskye, 42 and Swanson Annanias Ross, 42, have been detained on manslaughter charges. (Winnipeg Sun)   MORE:   4 charged with manslaughter



Man charged

KAMLOOPS - RCMP say Gerald Peters, 48, is well known to police, as was his partner Deborah Joseph, 48.  Police found the woman dead at the home.  (CP)   MORE:   History of domestic violence  

Man charged

NEW ANNAN - Police say Paul Gerard Cormier, 53, of Summerside died at the scene of the crash.  Police say the driver, a 57-year-old man faces charges of impaired driving causing death.  (CTV) 

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Julian Richard Lee, 31, died at an industrial plaza at 1970 Ellesmere Rd.   (CBC)  

Man identified

Woman forced to watch  

Man discovered dead 



Body found

SUDBURY - The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Stefanie Cummings.  (CBC)  

 Body found in ditch




Woman charged

GREENWOOD - Katanna MacDonald, 20, died after taking methadone she bought on the street.  Police said Kelsey Leanne Pynch, 21, of Nicholsville has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in relation to MacDonald’s death.  (CTV)

Canadian killed

ROATAN - Themy (Tim) Alexandre Vallée-Apostolakis, a 34-year-old who worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in BC, was robbed and killed by two men as he left a bar with some friends on the island of Roatan.  (Globe & Mail)    MORE:   Suspects identified  

House owners charged

CALGARY - The 2 owners of a boarding house in the 300-block of 25 Ave. SW face 12 counts each under the Safety Codes Act following an investigation into a Sept 12, 2012 fire that claimed the life of 57-year-old Daniel McWha.   (CTV)  

Fire code charges

Fire department charges owners

Fire a homicide

Fire ruled a homicide

Rooming house fire victim dies 



3rd person charged

HOBBEMA - A third charge of first-degree murder has been laid for the 2011 slaying of Chelsea Yellowbird, 23.  Mounties said Wacey Applegarth, 20, has been charged in connection with the killing.  Last week, RCMP arrested Randall Omeasso, 21, and Shelby Minde, 20, in connection with Yellowbird's homicide.  (QMI)    

3rd person charged

2nd suspect charged 



Victim identified

Woman killed  

Teens sentenced

Teens plead guilty

Guilty pleas

Manslaughter pleas

3 youths charged


Boy shot

Chief's grandson killed  

Youths charged  

Firearm charges

Mounties continue to probe tips



TORONTO - Police arrested Mladen (Michael) Ivezic, 52. He was wanted for first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of Allan Lanteigne.  The arrest comes 2 months after Lanteigne’s husband Demitry Papasotiriou, 32, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case.  (CityNews) 


1 arrested, 1 sought

Husband charged

Police charge husband

Accountant murdered

Police probe death


Woman charged

SASKATOON - Debbie Okemahwasin, 38, will face a charge of aggravated assault.  Okemahwasin was charged on Sept. 16 in after a 83-year-old woman was assaulted on the sidewalk outside of the Saskatoon police station. The senior injured in the incident died one month later.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Assault victim dies


CALGARY - The carbon monoxide deaths of a mother and her 6-year-old son have been confirmed as a murder-suicide.  Police said the boy's father, called 911 after arriving at their 3500-block Varsity Drive home to find his wife, Yu-Mei Lai, and his son, Kevin Liu, dead.  (CBC)   MORE:   Deaths ruled murder-suicide   Carbon monoxide deaths




EDMONTON - Police have laid a number of charges against a man, for his alleged role in a hit and run that left Faith Jackson, 18, dead in late 2012.  Kenneth Raymond Didechko, 33, had been charged in connection to the collision that took place Sunday, October 14, 2012.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Vehicle found   Hit-and-run

2 plead guilty

REGINA - Brittany Bear pleaded guilty to 2 counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Redman, 27, and Sheldon Yuzicappi, 28.  Her cousin, Kody Bear, was also accused of first-degree murder in the case, but entered guilty pleas to second-degree murder charges.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Charges laid    Double homicide   


GRIMSBY - Niagara police have charged a man with the murder of Shana Carter, 25, who was reported missing in Dec 2010.  Carter's remains were found in a wooded area in Blair Township south of Grundy Lake near Highway 522.  Christopher Lee Sharples, 35, has been charged with first degree murder.   MORE:  Family 'happy for closure'   Body identified

Guilty plea

SASKATOON - Jordan Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the start of his preliminary hearing.  Smith says he accidentally stabbed Leticia Fleury, 25, during a fight outside a bar on Fairlight Drive.  Court heard Fleury was trying to break up a fight between Smith and 2 other men when she was stabbed in the leg severing a main artery.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing melee   Charges laid


TORNTO - Henry Pratt, 24, was gunned down shortly after midnight Oct. 11, 2012.    Marwan Awdi, 26, was charge with first-degree murder.  (CP24)    MORE:   Man charged   Victim ID'd   Victim identified    Shooting    Fatal shooting 

Suspect charged

HALIFAX - Narico Downey, 23, was gunned down outside his grandmother’s Downey Rd home in North Preston on July 29.  Stephan Johnson, 21,  turned himself in to police.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim   RCMP investigate



2 dead

BRAMPTON - Debra Allen, principal of Beatty-Fleming Senior Public School was killed after shots were fired in her Hillside Dr home. Her husband, Dave Allen, also died in the apparent domestic dispute.  (Brampton Guardian)    

10 years

OTTAWA - Patrick Dunac was sentenced to life with a chance of parole in 10 years Friday for the killing of 23-year-old Jessica Riopelle on March 26, 2011.  (Metro)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Psychiatric assessment   Accused tried to flee   Man charged

Charges upgraded

WINNIPEG - Charges against an alleged hit-and-run driver have been upgraded now that the victim has died.  Brandon Flis, 18, was the victim of a hit-and-run about 3:55am on Sept. 30.  The driver, a 27-year-old Winnipeg man, turned himself in hours after the crash.  (Winnipeg Sun)  MORE:   Victim dies   Injured man dies   Drivers turns himself in 

Details of murder

LONDON, ON -  Terrell Johnson , 21, was shot at about 3am Sunday following a fight between two groups at Richmond St and King St.  Joshua Carter and Dominique Mossel are charged with second-degree murder.  Police are searching for Darrien Hinkson-Harris, 21.  (London Free Press)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting   London Community News 

Man charged

BURLINGTON - A 52-year-old Hamilton woman is dead and Kyrie McKay, 21, is facing an impaired driving charge after a collision at Harvester Road in Burlington.    MORE:   Woman killed  

Police ask for tips

HALIFAX -  Laura Lee Cross, 33, was last seen on July 12, 2001.  Police say two hunters found her remains off a logging road on Old Guysborough Road on Oct 14, 2002.   (CTV)   MORE:   Laura Lee Cross 



Skull ID'd

HALIFAX - Crystal Dawn Jack was last seen  on July 15, 1997.  Surveyors found part of a human skull while they were working in a wooded area on June 9, 2011.  (CTV)  

Victim ID'd

THUNDER BAY - The preliminary results from a post-mortem examination of Salvatore Larizza's body point to foul play.  (CBC)  MORE:   Suspicious death  



Woman charged

EDMONTON - Cops were called to the Blue Quill residence for a weapons complaint. When officers arrived they found Tye Christopher Kaye, 27, dead.  Amanda Kaye, 26, is charged.  (Edmonton Sun)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Police probe death   Suspicious death

Court proceedings begin

MONTREAL - Kyle Gabriel, 28, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant following the slayings at a clothing boutique on March 18, 2010, faces 2 charges of premeditated murder.  His co-accused, Carey Isaac Regis and Terrell Lloyd Smith were arrested in July 2011.   (CP)  


WINNIPEG - Officers were called to a home in the 100-block of Lindsay St for a report of a stabbing. Police said Christopher Barry Larche, 25, of Winnipeg was rushed to hospital in critical condition but died from injuries.  Justin Frederick Larche, 22, faces a charge of manslaughter.  (CTV)   MORE:  Assault victim dies   Thanksgiving homicide   Assault ends family gathering

Guilty plea

DARTMOUTH - Jamie William Gallant, 18, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lavinia Campbell, whose body was found beaten in her Jackson Road home.  Gallant pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.  A 16-year-old Dartmouth boy, who was also charged with first-degree murder in her death, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  (CBC)   MORE:  Teen pleads guilty   2nd teen charged  



Guilty plea

THUNDER BAY - In an agreed statement of facts, John Allan Robertson, 64, said he had a happy marriage with his wife of 40 years, Elaine Robertson.  But on April 11, 2011, Robertson snapped.   (CBC)   MORE:  10 years


BROME LAKE Arthur Charby's, 53, body was found in the parking lot of Johnny C’s Lakeside Road bar Oct 3.  Shortly after the body was discovered, police arrested Andrew Davidson, 33.  (Record)  PREVIOUS:  Bar fight death   Man dead  



5th man charged

WINNIPEG - A fifth man has been charged in connection to the beating death of 16-year-old Paris Rene Cameron Bruce last month in Winnipeg.  Colin Ray Monkman, 18, was located and arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with manslaughter.  (CBC)  

4th man charged

3rd man charged

2nd man charged

Beating victim dies

Teen killed in beating identified

Indian Posse - MOB gang feud

MOB break up 

Driver charged

OAKVILLE - Carol Grimmond, 47, died from her injuries. Mary Sampson, 55, has been charged with several offences.  (CTV)   MORE:  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    




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 - Samir Anbari, 21, died on Aug. 4, 2012.  Police arrested Elly Zreik, 22, and Matthew McLeod, 24.  Sami Karnaz, 30, was arrested on Aug 5, 2012.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   2nd arrest   Fire for hire    Homicide

10 years

OTTAWA -.Zhou Fang pleaded guilty to the murder of his father, Si William Cheng, 52.  Cheng was shot in the back by a bolt from a crossbow in Dec 2010 at a Toronto library branch.  (CBC)  MORE:  Guilty plea   Pleads guilty   Victim's history of violence


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 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.  PREVIOUS:  Woman was planning to leave   Wife planning to leave   Wanted     



Canadian shot

CHICAGO - Gary Clarke, 39, of Courtice, ON was found "unresponsive" in the cab of a white freight truck around 8:15pm 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 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   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.    (CP)

Torso belongs to missing NY mom

Head and arm found

Police wrap up search

Police appeal for help

Torso found

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

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 probe  

MEDICINE HAT - Police have put out composite sketches of 3 people in connection to the brutal slaying of Hazel Lloyd, 94, in the summer of 2012.   (QMI)  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   Killing a result of bad choices   Man stabbed    

Arrest made

CALGARY - Jesse George Hill, 26, is chargedin 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   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     



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  

Manslaughter charge

SHAMATTAWA - Officers said Tatum Lee Miles, 19, died at a 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 -  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.  (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) 


Gas-and-dash death


Police release 'gas and dash' video

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 double shooting has died.  The man was shot at 2:35am on 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.  MORE:   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, was thrown out of a window and killed.  (CBC) 

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.  MORE:  Philippines may hit extradition troubles   Canadian murdered  

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.


HALIFAX - Devon Marteeko Downey, 23, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Kaylin Diggs, whose body was found Aug 2012.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man turns himself in   Charge laid   Manslaughter charge   Victim ID'd   Assault ruled a homicide       


TORONTO - Peter Gulyas got life for the murder of his neighbour Robyn Jenkins on August 7, 2012.  (CTV)   MORE:   Murder over noise complaint    Convicted   Victim identified   Man arrested    Woman slain


TORONTO - Sabastian Prosa is guilty of 12 charges in connection with a wrong direction crash in 2012 that killed Jayantha Wijeratne, 49 and his daughter Eleesha, 16.  (CTV) MORE:   Drunk driver guilty   Drunk driving charges   Man charged   Mother expected to recover   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.  (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:   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.  MORE:  Charge in nightclub stabbing    Stabbing   Deadly fight 

Body found

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

Shooting victim dies

TORONTO - Officers were called to the home on Driftwood Court around 9:30pm on July 20 where they found Donald Levy, 30.  He died in hospital August 1.  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   

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 - 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)

Found guilty

EDMONTON - A jury found Christian Iyamuremye, 25, guilty of second-degree murder for the Aug. 13, 2012, slaying of Dale Maloney in a parking lot behind Joey Jasper restaurant.  (Sun Media)   MORE:   Convicted    Charges laid    Victim identified  

Police seek help

HALIFAX - Jason MacCullough was found dead 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   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  

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)

Guilty plea

EDMONTON - Trevor Toews pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Alexandra Noble, 25, his ex-girlfriend.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man charged   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.  (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:  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) 

Insecticide blamed

Deaths likely not murder

Sisters found dead 

Women found dead


9 years

SASKATOON - Shelby Pinnell has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for the 2012 killing of Mervin McAdam, 22.  McAdam was found in a dumpster Feb 26, 2012. He had been beaten and strangled, and then the dumpster was set on fire.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  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

Children were alive

WARWICK - Lindsey Brillant-Marcoux, 13,  and his sister Karen, 11, had fatal levels of carbon monoxide in their systems and showed signs of smoke inhalation, the coroner found.  (CBC)  MORE:  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.  Sources say they were Denise and Bryce Joudrey.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Family discord   Murder-suicide 

Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Derrick Mark Sanderson, 22, is charged 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.    PREVIOUS:  Double stabbing   Police searching for suspect

Body ID'd

WINNIPEG - A body found just north of Selkirk was that of Corey Donald Williams, 25.   (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 January.  (CTV)

Inmate death

VANCOUVER - IHIT has been called in to investigate the death of an inmate in his cell at a BC jail.  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 in the death of the toddler he was babysitting.  2-year-old Noah Keizer was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Victim identified

MONTREAL - Walter Ricardo Gutierrez, 60, fell on hard times after serving a 10-year prison term related to 3 drug trafficking cases brought against him in 1994.   MORE:   Linked to OC   Rizzuto soldier killed   Shooting

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.   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    

Youth charged

REGINA - A 16-year-old male is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Derrick Justin Amyotte.   (CTV)   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 unsolved homicides.  (CTV)   MORE:  OPS rewards

6 years

WINNIPEG - Dillyn Friesen, 22, pleaded guilty to a 'one-punch manslaughter' that claimed the life of Lothar Krieg, 58, on July 7, 2012.  (Sun Media)   PREVIOUS:   Manslaughter charge    Assault victim dies

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  

Victim identified

MISSISSAUGA - Officers were called to Brandon Gate Dr  just after 2am Sunday.  When they arrived the found the victim, Dennis Alexander, suffering from a gunshot wound.     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) 



Screams went unreported

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

Woman charged

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


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

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.   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.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:  Somali-Canadian shot   Shooting  


MIDLAND - Andrew Mixemong, 59, died of his injuries following the 2012 beating behind Dino's deli.  Jessy Herlichka was convicted of second-degree murder. His co-accused, Paul McClung, was convicted of manslaughter.  (CBC)   MORE:   Guilty verdict   Guilty verdicts   Beating death   Investigation 




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 charged with 2 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 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 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

Found guilty

WINNIPEG - A jury has convicted Treyvonne Willis of first degree murder.  Willis confessed to police that he stabbed Kaila Tran 33 times in a St. Vital parking lot June 20, 2012.  (CTV)   MORE:   Guilty   Murder-for-hire   Guilty   Murder charges against boyfriend stayed   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    '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 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, Korin Howes, 23, and Shaina Harrison, 23, 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'

Shootings part of urban fabric


Body ID'd

BLAINVILLE - The deceased was Linda Bonette, a 50-year-old Blainville resident.   (Global   MORE:   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) 



4 arrested

PRINCE GEORGE - Lyle William Baker, 42, Kevin Roy Zaporoski, 47, Bradley Douglas Barr, 35, and Dustin Allen Lindgren, 26, all face charges in relation to the death of Jordan Christian Reno, 22.  (Prince George Citizen)    MORE:   5 arrested

Victim identified

BOSTON BAR - The homicide victim discovered during has been identified as Bradley Dean Ross, 25.   PREVIOUS:  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


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)

Fight death

WINNIPEG - Abraham Marcel Steve Lagimodiere, 25, was charged in the death of Marlin David Gray, 36.  Gray was found with serious upper-body injuries on the 1300-block of Fife St in the afternoon of June 16.  He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but he died of his injuries two days later.  (CBC)



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.  Orville Campbell, 21, and Stanton David, 20 are charged.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   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.  MORE:  Ties to drug trade    Victim identified

Man charged

MISSISSAUGA - Officers were called to a home on North Alarton St and discovered the body of James McQuhae, 63.  Gaetan Cote has been charged.   (CTV)  MORE:   Victim named    




COLD LAKE - RCMP and emergency crews responded to a 911 call on the Elizabeth Metis Settlement.  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

1 day, becomes 2 years 

VICTORIA - Tracy Dawn Smith will serve nearly 2 years in jail after a fatal motorcycle crash Canada Day 2011.  In December Smith was sentenced to 1 day in jail and 3 years probation after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Janarthan Mahenthiran.  (VicNews)



3 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

Murder charge 

REGINA - Police have identified the victim as Natalia Marie Dawn Shingoose, 2.  The accused is Adam Bradley Cyr, 23.  (CKOM)   MORE:  Murder charge laid

11 years

SASKATOON - Arnold Isiah Halkett, 46, was sentenced to 11 years for the June 8 stabbing death of Nicolas Peter Smith following a dispute over $10 worth of drugs.   (CBC)  

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)



Teen charged 

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

Victim identified

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

Son charged

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

Man charged

USHERVILLE - Gwenda Gregory, 50, was found dead in her home on March 7, 2009.  Jaycee Mildenberger, 46,  was charged.   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)  

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 who vanished 19 years ago, 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)

Killer recalls role

MONTREAL - Ryan Patrick McPhee, 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 


HALIFAX - Sources say the victim is John Newcombe, 27, 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.   MORE:   Remains ID'd   Remains identified

Found guilty

MONTREAL - A jury in Montreal has found Luka Magnotta guilty of first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of Chinese engineering student Jun Lin in 2012.  (CBC)

Convicted of first-degree murder

What the jury didn't see or hear

Massive security due to 'admirers'

Magnotta will finally get his audience

Attention on Jun Lin's head

Human remains identified

Luka Magnotta

Gruesome package

Trial slides into the gutter

NCR defence

Lawyer says client is NCR

NCR myths

Crime scene exhibits  

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

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:  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. Danyell Williams, 22, has  been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Man dies

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.    PREVIOUS:  Police ID'd victim  



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 and found Evron (Rockford) Gordon, 48, with a gunshot wound. Ahmed Jama, 31, was charged with second-degree murder.   (CityNews)  MORE:   Police seek witnesses   Barshooting



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