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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)



4 arrested

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

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.  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 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) 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

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

Luka Magnotta

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

Gruesome package

Law firm directed cops to head

Forensic pathologist

So much to do

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    

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   Barshooting   

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 


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, was discovered after a fire in the bin was put out in the east alley of the 200-block of Ave S South.  (CBC)   MORE:  Gruesome discovery

Manslaughter verdict

WINNIPEG - Emery McLeod, 40, had pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the Feb 2012 slaying of his roommate and co-worker, Darin Monias.   (Winnipeg Free Press) 

Hand in dumpster

Girlfriend saw blanket on news

Homicide arrest

Hand found in dumpster  

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



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 

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  


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 - 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.  (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

25 years

LETHBRIDGE - Timmy Douglas Engel, 37, was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Vulcan, AB-area senior Otto (Bunty) Loose, 77, in Jan 2012.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Man charged   Charged   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




CALGARY - Amie Nottebrock, 27, was nearly 3 times the legal limit on January 8, 2012, when she ran a red light.  Danielle Russell, her friend and passenger, and another driver, Arsh Brar, were both killed in the crash.  (CTV) 


Impaired driving causing death

Killer drunk convicted

Driver charged

Suspected drunk driver   

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

Man charged

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

Son charged

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



Foul play

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

Man charged

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

Deaths not random

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

Man charged

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



2 arrested

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

Man charged

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

Man murdered wife

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

Officers cleared

Funeral held

Woman stabbed  

SIU identifies man  

Man shot dead at police station  

Police shooting   

Suicide by cop



Legal limbo

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


3 more charged  

Death stuns Grenada  

Toronto man killed  

Police 'abuse' blamed

14 years

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

Life in prison

Guilty plea

Courtship ends in slaying  

Man charged  

Man charged  

Boyfriend charged  

Mystery over murder  

Shady past of accused  


Cops probe slaying   



Suspect arrested

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

Victim identified

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

Victim identified

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

Girls charged

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




Man charged

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

Man charged

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

2nd suspect arrested

WINNIPEG - Sheldon Kostenko was found killed in the 200-block of Morley Ave on Dec 3.  Denver Sean Gyles, 24, and Jordan Gregory Charney, 24, are charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  


Suspect charged

Police hunt for 2 killers

Body found



Guilty pleas

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

Charges laid

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

Man charged

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

Victim identified

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



Boat driver charged

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

2 years

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



5th arrest

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

Woman charged

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



Man charged

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

Man beaten, run over  

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

Street racing charges

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

Man denied bail

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



Man charged

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


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



New lead

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

Charges changed

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




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


Found guilty


Foerster guilty

Defendant admits to attack

Son, father charged  

Suspect linked to assault

Murder suspect

Letter to RCMP

'I'm being creeped'

'Wasn't normal'

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

18 months
18 more months 

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

Truck driver charged

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

Victim identified

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



Accused named

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

Charge upgraded

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

Victims identified

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

Hosts fined

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




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

Inmate death

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



Teen charged

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

Another guilty plea

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



Victims identified

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

Senior charged

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

Stabbed during party

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


FOURNIER - On Sept. 24, 2011, Jessica Godin was found in a ditch in the small village of Fournier.  She was 18-years-old at the time of her death.  (CTV)   MORE:   $100K reward   Violent death   

Suspect known to police

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

10 years

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



Victim dies

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

3 youths charged

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



'Important witness'

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


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

$2K fine

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


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



17 years

HALIFAX -  In Nov 2011, Dustin Hales plotted with Victoria Weir to lure Christina Cline, 27, to Dartmouth’s Shubie Park to kill her. A man walking through the park found Cline’s body on a remote trail on Nov. 19, 2011.   (CTV)

2nd degree plea
Woman pleads

2 charged
Police seize car
Hunt for clues
Victim identified



Guilty plea

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


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



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