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

Impaired charges

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

Victim identified

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


Victim is brother of Eaton Centre  victim

No evidence shootings were linked

Shooting video released

15 years

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


Boyfriend buried her after suicide

Boyfriend charged

Victim dies in hospital

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


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

Victims identified

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

Victim dies in hospital

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



Suspect fled to Philippines

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

Best suspect

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

Man charged

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

Man charged

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

Woman charged

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


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

Arrest made

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


Warrant issued

Friends identify teen


Gang related

Found guilty

RAYMOND - David and Collet Stephan, the parents of Ezekiel, a toddler who died in 2012 of bacterial meningitis, have both been found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life.  (CTV)  MORE:   Reaction to verdict   Naturopath faces investigation   Parents found guilty   Dad pens open letter  Parents charged 

Manslaughter conviction

WINNIPEG - The court ruled that Curtis Haas was guilty of manslaughter in the death of Wendy Henry, 20, in 2007 after giving her more than 16 of his prescription morphine pills.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Dealer on trial

Son charged

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


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



  Charges laid

EDMONTON - Officers were called to 101st St and 106th Ave. There, they found Karl Wayne Rittwage, 50, deadRaymond George Anderson, 41, has been charged.  (Edmonton Sun)  PREVIOUS:   Police investigate   Downtown death

Friend charged

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

Woman charged

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


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

New trial ordered

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

More remains discovered

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

Police need help

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

14 years

CALGARY - Duane Laybourne may have initiated an argument with Christopher Burr over drugs, but it was Burr who pulled a gun and turned the minor dispute into a deadly encounte(Calgary Herald)     PREVIOUS:   Charges   Homicide victim   Body found   

New charges

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

Victim identified 

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

Impaired charges

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

4+ years

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



2 charged

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

Stabbing victim dies

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

3 charged

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

Conviction overturned

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

Charges laid

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

Suspect turns himself in

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


Treated like a homicide

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

Man charged

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



Home was targeted

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


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


Double homicide

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

9 years

WINNIPEG - Cousins Roger McDougall, 25, and Joseph McDougall, 24, have been handed 9-year prison terms for manslaughter for viciously beating Roderick Monias, 24, to death at St Theresa Point First Nation on Nov. 22, 2009.    PREVIOUS:    2 charged   Man killed


TORONTO - A jury found Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah guilty in the Jan. 19, 2013 slaying of Bridget Takyi, the mother of their two young sons.  (Sun Media)     MORE:   Despicable murder   Guilty   Harassed, stalked and killed     Stabbed and set on fire   Man charged   Body found


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


Witness receives death threat

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


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

Man charged

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

Charges laid

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



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

Impaired driving charges dropped

MONTREAL - A judge has ruled evidence gathered by police in an emergency room is inadmissible in the case of Stacey Snider.  Her mother, passenger Janet Stoddard Snider, 61, and STM bus driver Sylvain Ferland, 49, were both killed in August 2012.  (CBC)  MORE:   Dropped    Charges dropped   Charges




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

Man charged

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


Suspect arrested

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

Man arrested

Serial 'predator'

Sex trade warning

Sex workers alerted

Police offer reward

Victim identified

Body found 

Victim identified

Death a homicide

Woman's body found

15 years

GLACE BAY Thomas Ted Barrett was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Brett MacKinnon of Cape Breton.  Barrett is also charged in the death of Laura Jessome, 21, in 2012.  (CP) 

15 years


Chronicle Herald:  Thomas Barrett   

1 guilty plea

Man charged with 2 murders 

Barrett charged

Man charged

Human remains identified


Suspects named

Victim before

Community remembers victim

Cops ID remains   


THUNDER BAY - Shaldon Wabason was found guilty in connection with the death of Robert Topping in March 2011.  The 3 other co-accused in the case have already been through the legal system. (CBC) 

Found guilty

10 years

Plead to lesser charge

Murder charges laid

Victim succumbed to injuries 


CALGARY - Mitchell Harkes has been found guilty of murdering Brett Wiese, 20, at a Calgary house party in Jan 2013.   The Crown prosecutor argued during the trial that Harkes had returned to the party armed with a knife to get revenge after Jazlyn Radke and her twin sister were kicked out earlier in the evening.  Radke, who also brought a knife back to the party, was found guilty of second-degree murder in May.  (CBC)


Party crasher found guilty

Found guilty

Adult sentence

7 years

Teen sentenced


Second-degree murder

Charges laid

Police warned party 

2 charged

VANDERHOOF - On Jan 13, 2013, Blaine Albert Barfoot, 29, and Tara Lee Ann Williams, 40, were found dead in a residence.  Shaun Keith Goodwin, 21, and a 20-year-old man, who was 17-years-old at the time have each been charged.  (Global)   MORE:   Arrests   Arrests  Ruled homicides   Double homicide 

Man charged

MARKHAM -  A 72-year-old man was struck and killed while he was crossing Kennedy Road.  The driver, Daniel Porter, 26, surrendered and was arrested.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   Pedestrian dead   Man dead

2 charged

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


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

Boyfriend in custody

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


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


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

Man charged

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

Teen sentenced

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

Repeat offender

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

Arrest made

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


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

Ex-boyfriend charged

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

Man surrenders

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


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

Man charged

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

25 years

TORONTO - Everton Biddersingh, 60, was sentenced to life without parole eligibility for 25 years for the first-degree murder of his daughter, Melonie, 17.  (Sun Media)    MORE:   Sentenced for killing in 1994    Found guilty   Guilty   Dad found guilty   Convicted   Police to exhume son's body   Arrest in 1994 murder   Suitcase murder   Cold case charge 

3 years

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

Man charged

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

Income support

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

Guilty pleas  

SARNIA - Michael MacGregor, 20, and Tanya Bogdanovich, 32, were both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Noelle Paquette, 27.   Paquette's body was found in January 2013 in a woodlot SE of Sarnia, ON.  (CTV)   MORE:   Killers sought a random victim   2 charged   2 arrested   Man, woman charged   Body found  


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

Deemed fit to appear

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


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


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

Impaired charge 

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

Found guilty

EDMONTON - A man who beat a fellow LRT passenger to death in front of witnesses was found guilty of second-degree murder.  The jury convicted Jeremy Newborn in connection with the death of John Hollar, 29.   (CBC)   MORE:   Jury convicts    LRT review demand   Man charged    Man dies in hospital   


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

Fatal crashes

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

Man charged

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


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

2nd suspect charged

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

Victim ID'd

THUNDER BAY - Police received a 911 call just after 7pm on Dec. 29, stating that the owner of a house at 245 Villa St. had come home to find 2 people unconscious inside.  Police said Denis Desmond Mathews, 25,  and was pronounced dead. (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Murder a surprise  

2 charged

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

3 charged

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


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

Arrest made

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

Son found NCR

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

Victim, accused identified

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

Body found

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

Impaired charge

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

Killer charged

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

Youth charged

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

Fatal crash

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


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

Youth arrested

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

Guilty plea

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

Missing Canadian killed

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

Legal limbo

GRENADA - The manslaughter case against 5 Grenada police officers accused of beating a visitor from Canada to death a year ago remains tied up in legal knots much to the disappointment of his widow.  (CP)  


3 more charged

Death stuns Grenada

Toronto man killed

Police 'abuse' blamed

2nd victim ID'd

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

Stabbing victim dies

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

Light on murder mystery   

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

Man charged

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


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:   Arrest   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. 

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




WEYBURN - Keith Dunford has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death in the death of flag person Ashley Richards, 18, back in 2012. Dunford was driving in a construction zone when he struck and killed Richards with his SUV.   (CTV)   MORE:   Found guilty   Guilty   Man charged  2 years

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)  MORE:   Man identified   Woman forced to watch   Man discovered dead 

Body found

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


Firearm charges 

Victim identified

Woman killed  

Teens sentenced

Teens plead guilty

Guilty pleas

Manslaughter pleas

3 youths charged


Boy shot

Chief's grandson killed  

Youths charged  

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 residence for a weapons complaint. When officers arrived they found Tye Christopher Kaye, 27, dead.  Amanda Kaye, 26, is charged.  (Edmonton Sun)   PREVIOUS:  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)

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