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Suspect was in Guyana

HAMILTON - Joshua Warner, 22, was arrested in Guyana.  Warner is wanted in connection with the death of 18-year-old Brandon Musgrave, who was killed by a stray bullet in a shootout at a house party in March 2010.  Another suspect, Tyrone Chambers, was arrested last April.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Suspects identified   Brandon Musgrave        


VANCOUVER - 13 years after truck driver Vic Fraser was stabbed to death in Surrey, BC, his killer has been found guilty of second-degree murder.  Gary Johnston was in the process of robbing Fraser's sister's home in March 1998 when the 43-year-old truck driver interrupted him.   (CTV)    MORE:  15 years


Canadian accused

CHICAGO - DuPage County Judge Michael Wolfe denied bail for Dmitry Smirnov of Surrey, BC, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jitka Vesel, 36.  (Chicago Sun-Times)  

Axe-killer can live in community

NORTH BATTLEFORD - Layne Larose has been a patient at the Regional Psychiatric Centre and, later, the Saskatchewan Hospital.  In 2004, Larose was found to be not criminally responsible for the deaths of two people. (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Mentally ill killer a model prisoner



Shooting victim

HALIFAX - RCMP have released the name of the man shot to death in North Preston on Sunday.  Nathan Cross, 22, was wearing body armor at the time of Sunday's shooting.  Cross died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.   (CBC)  

Teen charged

COCHRANE - A 17-year-old hockey player is charged in connection with a fatal crash in April.  A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Emily Matthewson from Regina, was killed in the collision.   (Global)   MORE:  Fatal crash




LAC LA BICHE - The man who died in a fatal stabbing in Lac La Biche has been identified as 28-year-old Jason Ward.  RCMP were called Sunday morning to a rural home south of Lac La Biche where they found a man with stab wounds along with four other people.  (CBC)  

Police investigate

DEEP RIVER - Michelle Cameron, 27, was found dead in her new Deep River home.  Just a few hours after police found Michelle’s body, Rick Cameron's 52-year-old father, John Craig Cameron, surrendered to OPP in Parry Sound.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Woman found dead 



13 years

ANTIGONISH - Patrick Chareka pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Ottilia Chareka.  Police were called to the couple’s home in March 2011.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Man pleads guilty    Husband charged


GLASLYN - RCMP said that one occupant of the residence was killed by the other, who then killed herself. The women - a 51-year-old and a 56-year-old - were not related, but they lived together at the home.   MORE:  Deaths murder suicide


Brother charged

WETASKIWIN - Lyndon John Roasting, 30, was found dead inside a home with four other people.  Richard Conry Dean Roasting, 31, was charged with second-degree murder. 

Man charged

BELLEVILLE - 40-year-old Pierre Parent is facing one count of second-degree murder.  The charges are related to the sudden death of Catharine Oliver, 88, on July 20, 2010 in her Belleville home.  (QMI)



Tactics questioned

WINNIPEG - Christopher Robin Shewchuk, 29, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Derek James Kembel.  (CBC)   MORE:  RCMP bring out 'Mr. Big'   Suspects charged

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Mihalj Nemet, 59, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder admitting he stabbed his wife Tinde Nemet to death on March 11, 2011, in her townhouse.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Man charged   Neighbours horrified   



No details in murder-suicide

BROWNVALE - RCMP are not revealing the cause of death, after autopsies were performed on the bodies of a man and woman found near Peace River earlier this week.  (News880)  PREVIOUS:  2 bodies found

Man charged

VICTORIA - RCMP have charged Joseph Knelsen, 44, with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 53-year-old Gordon Berg.   PREVIOUS:  Arrest made  



Body found under bridge

MONTREAL - The Montreal police have released the location of where they found Jolène Riendeau's remains.  The 10-year-old girl's body was found on Sept. 9 underneath a small bridge.  

Police discovered body 7 months ago

Suspect released  

Remains of missing girl found  





Province admits fault

CALGARY - Child and Youth Services Minister Yvonne Fritz unveiled the findings of an expert panel that probed the mishandled weeks leading up to the May 2, 2010, slaying of Elizabeth Velasquez. 

Caseloads and privacy laws impede

Father wants justice

Death a homicide  

Toddler's death a homicide  

Death ruled a homicide


4th suspect charged

MARKHAM - Around 10:30pm on Nov. 8, Bich-Ha Pan, 53, was shot and killed.  Her husband, Huei Hann Pan, 57, was shot. but lived and gave police a detailed account of the invasion.  Police charged the couple’s daughter, Jennifer Pan, with murder, attempted murder and conspiracy.  Daniel Chi-Kwong Wong, 25, is charged with first-degree murder.  David Mylvaganam, 22, and Eric Carty, 30, were previously arrested and charged.  (Toronto Star)  


4th person charged

2 more charged  

Arrests made  

Daughter arrested  

Daughter charged   

Fatal home invasion  





MONTREAL -  A 66-year-old man was killed inside his Notre Dame Street apartment.  The victim has been identified as Jean Pierre Beaulieu.  (Global)  MORE:  Senior murdered    Homicide  

Loss of a husband

OTTAWA - 50-year-old Bryan Casey, was killed after a head-on crash on Highway 17.  Christy Natsis, a 46-year-old Pembroke woman is now facing three drunk driving-related charges.   


House arrest

OTTAWA - Dominika Duris, 25, was found guilty of impaired driving causing death in a fatal 2004 crash that killed 20-year-old Cory Lockyer.  PREVIOUS:  Drunk driver found guilty   'Hungover as hell'   Killer drunk driver

Man charged

TORONTO - Nicholas Walker, 37, also known as “Nipsy,” shot Clifenton Ford more than once inside G’s Chill and Grill Sports Bar on Eglinton Ave East. (CityNews)   MORE:  Arrest made   Father shot   Bar shooting   Bar murder



Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Jessica Ripelle was found dead in the shower in handyman Patrick Dunac's room at the Swiss Inn motel.  Dunac pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Psychiatric assessment   Accused   Man charged   

House arrest

NORTH BAY - Jennifer Carmichael, 25, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to child abandonment in a plea agreement that dropped the more serious charge of criminal negligence causing death, according to court documents.  (QMI)


3 years

MONTREAL - Patrick Bélanger, who fatally injured Leonard Wells, a 63-year-old pedophile neighbour in Côte des Neiges after discovering child pornography on the man's computer, has been handed the exact sentence his defence lawyer had proposed.   PREVIOUS:  Sentencing quandary   Child-porn not a license to kill

2nd trial under way

VANCOUVER - A man accused in a 10-year-old murder in which the victim’s head was severed and carried around in a plastic bucket is being re-tried in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver.  The Crown’s theory is that Mihaly Illes shot Javan Dowling, 27, in the back of the head inside a van being driven by a third man, Derrick Madinsky.  



Murder charge

PORT HOOD - Police have charged a Port Hood man with first-degree murder in the death of 82-year-old Angus MacLean.  James Edison Spears, 60, is in custody.    (CBC)    MORE:  Man facing murder charge

2 charged

MONTREAL - Iqbal Ahmed died in hospital after being assaulted in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.   MORE:  Beating death arrests    Beating death  


Former roommate arrested

CALEDON - Kera Freeland, 20, disappeared from Toronto in January 2011 and her body was discovered in a ditch on Heart Lake Rd. two months later.  Christopher Andronakos, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Suspect arrested   Police make arrest   Arrest made   DNA profile   Agencies can't protect women   Tips pour in   Police ask for help 


KAMLOOPS - At approximately 4:44pm on March 22, 2011, Kamloops RCMP were called to the scene where a male was reportedly stabbed.  The 23 year old male was pronounced dead at Hospital and identified as Archie LePretre.  Travis Johnny, 24, is in custody facing a murder charge.  (Castanet)   MORE:   Arrest   Family says victim not a gangbanger    Man killed



Murder charge

MONTREAL - Neighbours had called the police after hearing fighting and loud noises at 9:15pm.  Police kicked in the door only to find Elena Prekatsounakis, 25, dead.  Selehe Rashid Othman, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV) 



Woman stabbed to death  

Husband arrested 



STE-FLORENCE - The body of Jonathan Beauchemin’s grandfather, Gérald Allard, 68, was found first - apparently beaten to death with a blunt object.  Beauchemin’s body was found in the grandparents’ apartment with fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wounds. On Sunday police found the remains of the grandmother in a ditch along Highway 132.  


Possible murders, suicide  

Family drama  

Grandson blames grandfather

Mystery grows




Suspect lived in the same building  

TORONTO - A Toronto man charged in the bizarre death of a York University student last seen alive in a struggle on a webcam lived in the same building and previously studied at the same school as the victim.   Brian Dickson, 29, was charged with first-degree murder of 23-year-old Qian Liu.   (CTV)  


Boyfriend describes webcam attack

'Sick' cyber trail  

Death treated as homicide  

I saw her die on my webcam

Police identify victim




BRAMPTON - Police say Mathura Chaitram first stabbed his wife, Petty Mahabir-Chaitram, before turning the knife on himself.  (CTV) 

Double stabbing  


Man, woman dead in stabbing  



Family considering legal action

WINNIPEG -  Police said it's alleged that Frank Alexander, 87, was assaulted, fell backwards and hit his head on the floor at a care home in the 400 block of Edmonton St on March 24.   Joe McLeod, a 70-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease, was charged on March 25 with aggravated assault.  (CTV)


Elderly man dies   

McLeod moved to hospital   

Senior in psych facility  

Senior's home fight  


12 years

TORONTO - Nicole Kish, a panhandler was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 12 years for killing Ross Hammond.    (QMI)  

Guilty of murder  

Woman convicted  

Murder charge laid   

Panhandler now faces murder charge    



CALEDON - The remains of Van Sanh Tieu, 53, of Dundalk, were found inside the home, which was destroyed in a blaze. Evidence found at the scene suggests the house was being used as a marijuana grow-op.  The fire took place February 17, 2011 on Mississauga Rd, south of Beachgrove Side Rd.   (CityNews) 

Man dies after assault

VICTORIA - A 41-year-old Victoria man died in hospital from injuries suffered in a violent assault last week.  Jason Robert Van Winkle, 34, of the West Shore, is charged with aggravated assault and is facing more serious charges in relation to the homicide.  The victim was Gilles Alain Thibodeau. 



Jurors convict

OTTAWA - The family of Lucia Medeiros erupted in sobs and clung to each other on Friday after a 12-member jury pronounced her husband, Khalid Gakmakge, guilty of second-degree murder.  PREVIOUS:  Husband charged 

Youth sentence

WINNIPEG - A teen, now 18, was handed 2 years in jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Abdul Jemai, 22, on March 16, 2011.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Arrest in stabbing   2nd arrest   2nd charged   Teen charged 



Investigation update

TORONTO - Abdikadir Khan's body remained in a Dixon Rd condo stairwell for at least 11 hours last weekend before anyone called for help.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Fatal shooting   Victim shot in head  

Husband charged

MISSISSAUGA - Maria Rosario Avidago, 43, was stabbed inside her Mississauga home on Longford Dr. The woman’s husband, Victor Avidago, is charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Man charged 


Victim identified

TORONTO - Benjamin Owusu Brefo died after he was shot multiple times in the Kingston Rd & Queen St E area.  Haitham Abdelwahab, 28, of Toronto was charged.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Murder a reality

Victim died from blunt force trauma

TORONTO - Blunt force trauma to the chest killed 62-year-old George Wass, the most recent victim in a series of attacks targeting the mentally ill.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Masked attacker   Man dies after assault 



EDMONTON - The body of Myron Dakota Cutknife was found in front of a home on the Enoch Cree Nation.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Man found dead  

Victim identified

CALGARY - The body of Erick Joseph Danis, 37, of the Airdrie area was found in a field along Highway 566.    (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Body in a blanket   Body found in field




OTTAWA - Ben Taylor, 18, was charged in the stabbing death of Scott Ledoux, 22.  MORE:  Accused in court 

Cold case given a face

PICKERING - Durham police have created a face for an unknown woman they suspect was killed and dumped in a field decades ago.   (QMI)



Police execute search warrant

WINDSOR - Officers found the body of 46-year-old Patricia Beaulieu, of Windsor, hidden under an enclosed rear porch in the 1400-block of Lincoln Rd.  William D. Connelly, 50, of Windsor, is charged with improperly interfering with human remains. PREVIOUS:  Police seeking evidence  


VANCOUVER - A VPD officer, who is under investigation for allegedly lying and interfering with a homicide investigation in Oak Bay dating back to 2001, is related to the prime suspect in the case.  In 2001 Owen Padmore, 31, died of head injuries apparently sustained from a fall in his mother's Oak Bay home.  (CBC)   MORE:   Cop who lied


Accountant murdered

TORONTO - The city's latest murder victim was a 49-year-old accountant.  Allan Lanteigne was found slain in his Ossington Ave home Thursday but police said it's believed he was killed a day earlier.  (QMI)  MORE:  Police probe death   Police identify victim


TORONTO - Toronto police said the shooting occurred near a housing complex at 4020 Dundas St W.  Shane Williams was shot in the chest and rushed to Sunnybrook hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He underwent emergency surgery but died overnight.   (CTV) 


Cold case gets colder

TORONTO - For decades, Phyllis Trayner lived under a cloud of suspicion as the nurse believed to have killed all those babies at Sick Kids.   Deputy Police Chief Tony Warr was contacted by the coroner’s office with news about a prime suspect.  Phyllis Trayner was dead. (QMI)    MORE:  Toronto Hospital Murders   

Husband accused of murder

ROXTON POND - Simon Charbonneau, 28, of Roxton Pond, was formally charged with second degree murder of his girlfriend Marie-Elyse Smith, 25.  Monday afternoon, the lifeless body of Mary-Elyse Smith, 25, was found by the responding to a call for noise. Le corps portait des traces de violence. (Granby Region)   MORE:  Spouse accused 



10 years

HALIFAX - Qian Zhang, 49, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing death of David Anthony Currie in 2011. (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Stabbing

Husband charged

SALMON ARM - James Douglas Phillips had been hospitalized since RCMP responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the residence of Louise Phillips on Feb. 18.  Louise Phillips was found dead from stab wounds.



Arrest made

TORONTO - The victim was identified as Joel Waldron, 20, of Toronto.  Two young men approached Waldron and then one allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at him. Jordon Mendez, 18, and Shamaree Wilson, 19, both of Toronto, have been charged with first-degree murder.  (CityNews)

2nd degree charge

PORT ALBERNI - Darrell Wade Andow, 50, died on April 1 after being transferred to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  Wilson James Robert, 47, was arrested at the scene after police were called by paramedics.  


Flagged as a threat

EDMONTON - Terrence Wade Saddleback, 26, was charged with manslaughter in the Feb. 12, 2011, strangulation death of Valerie Wolski, 41.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Unfit to stand trial    Manslaughter charge

Manslaughter plea

MONTREAL - Manuel Victor Martinez-Moralez, 35, came to Montreal as a migrant worker in 2010. He spent much of his wages on prostitutes but had a special enthusiasm for Marilyn Dupuis, 21.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide linked



RAWDON - The SQ has confirmed that the victim, Serge Huard, has been murdered inside the residence.  (QMI)   MORE:  Violent death  

Son charged

LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS - Officers identified the victim as John Moar, 46.  The victim's son, Trevor John Owens, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder, said RCMP.   (CTV) 




WINNIPEG - Police have revealed how Elizabeth Lafantaisie was killed in one of the city's most shocking recent homicides.  Thomas Anthony Joseph Brine, 25, has been charged with 1st-degree murder.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:    Car thief charged   Suspect arrested   Arrest made   Granny found in car trunk   Body found in car trunk   Senior found in trunk   Body found

1 suspect surrenders

TORONTO - Aasif Patel, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzo Martinez, 23.  Martinez was found shot to death in the lobby of an apartment building at 70 Stevenvale Dr around 8pm on Friday Feb. 11.  Police are still looking for another suspect in Martinez’s death, Wariskhan Pathan, 19.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Shooting   Man dead 




MONTREAL - A judge has sentenced 2 of the men convicted of fatally stabbing Raymond Ellis, 25, to 15 and 14 years in prison, less time served.  That means John Tshiamala and Evens Belleville, who have spent years in custody, will have to spend about 3 and 4 years in a federal prison before being eligible for parole.   (CTV)  

2 sentenced

Killers sentenced

3 arrested for retrial

Scott turns himself in

5 set free after judge aborts trial

Stabbed in the back  

Gang member guilty of murder 



Man charged with slaying brother

OSOYOOS - Reece Louie, 20, was found lying outside a home on the reserve north of Osoyoos on Saturday, bleeding heavily from severe wounds.  Kyle Louie, 22, was arrested at the scene on Saturday.  PREVIOUS:  Injured man dies

Victim identified

REGINA - The body of Kareem Abid Almajidi, 48, was discovered in a home on the 1000-block of King St.  Police charged 24-year-old Kevin Ryan Wasacase with first-degree murder. PREVIOUS:  Sudden death a homicide    


SQ seeks help

SAINTE-ADELE - Sales representative Pierre Bédard, well-known in the alpine ski community, was found dead in his chalet on Bel-Automne St. last week.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Man found dead

3 years

EDMONTON - Stephanie Beckley, 27, from Kamloops, was charged with drunk driving causing death in a crash on Feb 21, 2011.  Laura Chee, 23, succumbed to her injuries.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Alleged drunk driver   Woman dies



Victim, suspect identified

LAC LA BICHE - Trevor Bobocel is charged with second-degree murder and causing indignity to the body of his common-law wife, Roxanne Bigelow.  (CTV)  

Murder charge  

Body reportedly put through wood chipper

Victim mother of 5    




16 years

NEWMARKET - Mohand Mohamed, 34, was found guilty in connection with the death of Arash Elijah Bakjtaryani, 27, who was shot dead January 2011.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Warrant issued   Man planning son's birthday  

Guilty plea

CANOE LAKE - A young man charged in the death of James Durocher, 73, an Canoe Lake Cree Nation  elder in Feb 2011 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and agreed to be sentenced as an adult.    (CTV)



Domestic stabbing

WINNIPEG - The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Orzias Joram Knott of Garden Hill, Manitoba.   His wife, 27-year-old Casandra Lydia Knott, is now facing manslaughter charges.  (CTV)  MORE:  Stabbing

Charges laid

SPRINGSIDE - Police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Tammey Lynn Kulaway from Springside.  Richard Lesann from Springside is in custody.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man charged   1 dead   Police investigating 



OTTAWA - Police have charged a man with drunk driving causing death after a collision between two snowmobiles near Bancroft left a 23-year-old man dead on Dec. 22.  Bradley Easton of Faraday Township died from his injuries after being transported to hospital. 

Fire death ruled homicide

CALGARY - Roderick Basaraba, 57, was found in a home in the 1800-block of 15 St SW  and removed by firefighters.  Police say that as a result of the investigation and the autopsy the death is being treated as a homicide.  MORE:  Homicide   Fire investigated as murder



RCMP seek help 

FORT QU-APPELLE - The RCMP confirmed they are investigating the death as homicide and have identified the victim as 21-year-old Kyle Daniels of Fort Qu'Appelle.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide 

Suspect surrenders 

TORONTO - Omar Baldwin, 29, was killed at a restaurant on Feb 5.  Officers believe he got into a fight with another man.  Simeon Dewhite Minott, 29, surrendered on February 8.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Police seek suspect


Man charged

LA RONGE - Corey Alexander Clarke, 23, has been charged in connection with the death of a 30-year-old man.  Police haven't named the victim.  (CBC)  

Cold case reward

KINGSTON - David Hannah went missing on Jan. 4, 1983 when he left his house in Amherstview, Ont. to go to work at the Millhaven Institution.   (CTV)



Murder suspect

ST-LIN-DES-LAURENTIDES - A 45-year-old Montreal man faces charges of murdering a St Lin woman.  Police say the suspect is related to Linda Loiselle, but is not her boyfriend nor the father of her child.    (CTV)   MORE:  Killed by brother  Man faces charges

Guilty pleas

REGINA - 2 men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and have been given life sentences for killing Rob Vicente in 2010.  Darak Andrew More and Devin Riel Joseph Schmidt entered their pleas on Friday.  (CBC)   MORE:  Men plead guilty   Body found   Body identified  



Man gets 10 years

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Canadian citizen Dmytro Aref Yev pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was given the 10-year prison term Monday night after he admitted he attacked Jordan Morrison outside a resort nightclub near Punta Cana on Feb. 4, 2011. His co-accused, Algerian national Bouzid Redha, was acquitted of second degree murder after Aref Yev said he acted alone.  (CBC)  


Canadian jailed   

2 arrested  

Canadian dead after bar fight  

2 Canadians charged  

Killed coming to the aid of a friend 

Canadian killed at resort 



New leads sought

PRINCE RUPERT - In the early morning hours of February 5th, 1990, the Prince Rupert Fire Department was called out to a blaze in the Brooks Bank Building.  45-year-old Helga Rochon, her daughters, 26-year-old Sherri Rochon and 19-year-old Pauline Rochon, along with Pauline's 7-month-old daughter, Kimberly, perished in the blaze.  (Opinion 250)   MORE:  Police need help   Police need your help  

Gang leader sentenced

WINNIPEG - The former reputed leader of the Indian Posse street gang has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.  Tyson Kane Roulette pleaded guilty to manslaughter and also received 12 years for attempted murder.   In September 2007, Anthony Woodhouse was gunned down in front of his Boyd Ave home.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Plea to lesser charge


Canadian gunned down

PUERTO JIMENEZ - An autopsy revealed Kimberley Blackwell, 53, a former Whitehorse, Yukon resident, died from a gunshot wound. Her body was found on the patio of her home near Puerto Jimenez, where she operated a chocolate business.   (QMI)   MORE:  Canadian woman slain in Costa Rica   Police say they have suspects  Canadian found dead   Woman's death probed

Guilty plea

MONCTON - Roch Thériault was found dead near his cell at NB's Dorchester Institution on Feb 26.  Police say the 63-year-old got into an altercation with fellow inmate Matthew Gerard MacDonald inside the correctional centre.  (CTV)   MORE: Cult leader dead   Inmate suspected   Inmate arrested  Roch Theriault



Guilty verdict

QUEBEC CITY - Alain Perreault has been found guilty of killing Lyne Massicotte, who disappeared after travelling to Quebec City to meet Perreault on July 17, 2003.  (CBC) 

Death a homicide

EDMONTON - The victim has been identified as Edmonton's Ronald Max Hillinger, 53.  MORE:  Police believe man was murdered  



Not guilty

NORTH BATTLEFORD - Family members of both the accused and victim broke into tears on Tuesday in a Saskatchewan courtroom when Gordon Dwight Hurley was found not guilty in the 2005 murder of Jarita Brittany Naistus.    MORE:  Trucker found not guilty   Accused to be retried  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police responded to a call of a shooting inside one of the units of a strip mall on 2400 Finch Ave W at around 9:15pm on Tuesday night.   The victim has been identified as Jagtal Singh Kular, of Toronto.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting


Man charged

MONTREAL - Sean Brennan was arrested after someone called 911 to report a loud argument in the building at the corner of Douglas Shand and Pardo Aves.  Police arrived to find that Bryan Bougie, 41, had been severely beaten.  (CBC)   MORE:  Suspect charged  Deadly feud


MONTREAL - Nearly 48 hours after his body was discovered in an industrial area near the Lachine Canal, police were still refusing to identify hip hop artist Paul Frappier as Montreal's seventh homicide victim of 2011. PREVIOUS:  Body found  



Victim identified

TORONTO - Gregory Taylor, 21, was found with multiple gunshot wounds.  Police were called to 83 Clearview Heights at about 1:30am.   (Toronto Star) MORE:  Shooting victim    Shooting on video

Man arrested

OAKVILLE -  Brian Watson, 45, was found dead in a business at 1244 Speers Rd  on Feb 16.  Jeffrey Craig, 33, has been charged with first-degree murder. (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Body found



Son charged

BURLINGTON - A Burlington man is dead and his son has been charged with second-degree murder.  Police identified the victim as Michal Kieda, 67, of Burlington.  His son, Konstanty Kieda, 41, appeared in court on Friday morning.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  1 dead, 1 in custody

Teen was murdered

BURNS LAKE - RCMP say an autopsy has confirmed foul play in the death of Chassidy Charlie, whose body was found in a home last Wednesday.  (CP)   MORE:  Suspicious death   RCMP investigating   


Officer sentenced

CHIANG MAI - A Thai police officer has been sentenced in the death of Leo Del Pinto, 24, who was shot outside a bar in 2008.  The sentence will be added to the time he is already spending in jail for murdering his pregnant wife.  (CTV)   MORE:   Policeman sentenced

'Polite, respectful'

WINNIPEG - Cameron Walker, 16, was killed after being stabbed in the chest outside a Fort Richmond residence.  Matthew Craig Krasny, 28, of Winnipeg, is charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Charges laid   Teen killed   Stabbing




HAMILTON - Police have arrested a suspect in the brutal murder of retired teacher Audrey Gleave.  Gleave, 73, was found inside her home outside Brantford, on Dec 30, 2010.  David Laurie Scott, 50, was arrested in Brantford.  (CTV)  

Man arrested  

'We still have work to do'  

Complicated vicious killing  

'Horrendous' sex murder  

Senior slain  



Sentence called 'contemptuous'

CALGARY - Chang Yung Yun, 30, had been facing an allegation of second-degree murder in the July 6, 2009, slaying of James Dale Larter, 33, in the downtown condo of the confessed killer.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Charges laid   2nd degree charge  

Guilty plea

MONTREAL - A 32-year-old man from New York pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of Nathalie Fournier.  Fournier’s remains were found in 2008, shortly after Adam Morris confessed to police in the US about killing her.   



Conditional sentence

OTTAWA - Gurinder Gill pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm after a Sept. 28, 2007 crash in the city.  The crash injured Perry Weis and Anna Dalnoki. Her mother, Magda Dalnoki, was killed at the scene.  (QMI)  

Charges laid

WINNIPEG - Randy Murray Williams has been charged with two counts second-degree murder in connection with a weekend double slaying in Winnipeg.  Darren Joey Swampy, 19, and Lee Brady Spence, 22, were shot to death following a dispute at a house party.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Police arrest suspect 



Murder charge

KINGSVILLE - The victim, Bridie Fanning, 47, was found dead at the home.  After a post mortem exam, police have charged Abraham Froesse-Friessen of Kingsville with murder.   (CBC)  MORE:  OPP charge man

Coroner's report

MONTREAL - The coroner's report concludes that Richard Bouillon likely raped and killed Julie Surprenant Nov. 16, 1999.  (CTV)   MORE:   Confession?   Bouillon confessed   Break?   Inquest ends   Inquest begins



2 charged

RED DEER - RCMP headed to a home shortly before 3am after 911 received a call about an altercation at a house on Forest Close.  When they arrived, 40-year-old William McDonald was found dead.  Martin Munro, 36, and Jolyn Ten Hove, 37, have each been charged with one count of second degree murder.  MORE:  2 facing murder charges 

Charge upgraded

SAULT STE MARIE - Dylan Albert Jocko now faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Wesley Hallam, whose decapitated and dismembered remains were found in a creek.  Hallam was murdered at a house party on Jan 8.  Jocko, 26, was charged with accessory after the fact on Jan 30.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Victim known to police       



Adult sentence

VICTORIA - Two teens who brutally raped and murdered 18-year-old Kimberly Proctor last year have been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 10 years.  BC Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston sentenced Kruse Wellwood, 17, and Cameron Moffat, 18, as adults and lifted the publication ban that had been protecting their identities since their arrest.

Teen murderers sentenced as adults  

More evidence released

Murder for 'giggles'   


Sexually sadistic psychopaths  

Inside the minds of killers  

Killers thought murder would be 'exhilarating'  

Details revealed  

Charges laid  

2 arrested  

RCMP Kimberly Proctor investigation



2 teens arrested

OAKVILLE - Christopher Stairs was found in the middle of the Kerr & John streets intersection and was pronounced dead at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Nazir Akbari, of Oakville, has been charged with second-degree murder.  Angar Langer, of Oakville, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.   (CBC)   MORE:  Fight death   Altercation death


DARTMOUTH -  Investigators initially responded  to check on the well-being of a woman at 7 Galaxy Ave apartment, after family contacted police out of concern.  Cops then found Marguerite Maude Kenney, 60, and Patrick Lee McGrath, 58, dead in his apartment suite across the hall.  (QMI) MORE:  Deaths ruled murder-suicide  Suspicious    


Arrests made

MISSISSAUGA - Police have arrested 6 men in connection with the murder of Shadi Taleb, 17, who was attacked at his family's home in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday Jan. 24, 2011. He was pronounced dead in hospital.  (CTV)  

 4 arrested  

Typical teenager  

Teen homicide  

Apparent home invasion  

Teen dead




MONCTON - A judge presiding over the trial of 33-year-old Fred Prosser, who is accused of raping and killing 25-year-old Sabrina Patterson, dismissed the jury.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Ex-boyfriend charged   Body found   Body identified   

Man charged

MONTREAL - Rodrigo Odones is accused of beating Rogelio Noguera with a blunt object at some point between Jan. 15 and 18 in the victim's apartment.  (CTV)   MORE: Homicide    



Driver charged

OTTAWA - Garett Allen, 18, and his girlfriend Naomi Theoret, 17, were killed when their pickup truck slammed into a parked tractor trailer that was blocking a rural road near Vankleek Hill.  André Duquette, of Hammond, is charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death.  (CTV)

Police silence criticized

VICTORIA - Erich Mueller, 72, and his wife Kathy Mueller, 66, were found dead in their beachfront home on Cadboro Bay Rd on Jan 18 in what police confirmed was a murder-suicide.  PREVIOUS:  Possible murder-suicide    


6 years

REGINA - Seanna Rae Nahnepowisk, 25, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Wendell Toto, 40.  The court heard a drunken fight broke out between the two relatives at Toto's home on the reserve in January.    (CTV)

Murder charge laid

TORONTO - Ilka Dimitrova, 62, who was found on Jan. 13 suffering from serious injuries in an apartment at 360 Ridelle Ave has died.  Her son Ivo Anguelov, 41, was originally charged with attempted murder.   (CBC)



Decline of the serial killer

Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder   Serial killers just aren't the sensation they used to be. They haven't disappeared, of course.  But the number of serial murders seems to be dwindling, as does the public's fascination with them.

Man charged

REGINA - Colton Lee Quewezance, 21, was found dead at a house at 449 Montreal St.  Police charged William Gary Kaiswatum, 23, from Regina with second-degree murder.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death     Party death



Victim identified

KITCHENER - A 60-year-old man who died after being attacked while out walking on the Iron Horse Trail in Kitchener has been identified as John Louis Ferreira.  Ferreira was walking with his 35-year-old son near W Ave shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve when they were approached by two suspects.  According to police a fight broke out, and Ferreira was stabbed at least once.  (CTV)   MORE:  Homicide victim identified   Beating death

Suspect already facing charge

WINNIPEG - Police said they arrested 21-year-old William Evan LaPorte at Headingley Correctional Centre and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of Wayne Roger Michelle.  LaPorte already faces another charge of first-degree murder for the death of 18-year-old Dylan Cody Ferland in July 2010.   (Winnipeg Free Press)   PREVIOUS:  Charges laid   Police fear gang violence   Busy summer expected   Wave of gang violence   Growing gang problem 



New trial ordered

VANCOUVER - Kim Rothgordt was found guilty of second-degree murder in January 2011 for the death of James Shannon.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   20 years

'Downtown fixture'

HAMILTON - The body of 37-year-old Laura Ann Young was discovered just after 9am in a snowbank behind 116 Cathcart St.   (Hamilton Spectator)   MORE:  Body in backyard 


Murder charge

CHARLOTTETOWN - Dylan Dingwell, 22, is accused in the shooting death of his 25-year-old brother, Kyle Dingwell.   (CBC)


EDMONTON - Gerald Robert Ryan, 34, was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Barry Patrick Head.  




DIDSBURY - Heather Wilson-Duncan, 63,  was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 68-year-old Barry Duncan on Dec 10, 2010.  (CTV)   MORE:   4-years   Sentenced   Woman charged   Woman said she shot husband 

YCJA arrest

ROBLIN - An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  Meagen Mancheese, 16, was shot at her family's farmhouse in Hillsburg on Nov 10.  (CBC)     PREVIOUS:  Apparent murder-suicide attempt   Shooting 


Charges laid

CALGARY - On Sunday, June 29, 2008, police responded to a complaint in the 11400-block of Braniff Road SW.  The body of Daniel Jacob Levesque, 29, of Calgary was found inside.  Derek Campeau, 25, Aaron Lee Stevens, 25, and Sheldon Bertrum Worme, 24, all from Calgary are charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV)  

Father arrested

OWEN SOUND - After a two-month investigation into the “sudden and unexplained” death of a 13-month-old girl near Owen Sound, OPP arrested Robert Lauder, 26. her father.  Ava Lauder was found without vital signs on Nov 5 at a home on Grey Road 18 in Georgian Bluffs Township, police said.  (Toronto Star)



Sisters stabbed

HALIFAX - Keya Knita Simon, 19, was killed and her 32-year-old sister was injured at a party in the city's north end.  Police have labeled Mason Brent Ardell Bordon, 21, whose Mercedes-Benz was seen driving away from the crime scene shortly after the stabbing, a person of interest in the case.  (QMI)   MORE:  Stabbing

Son charged

ST-JEAN-DE-MATHA - Sylvain Guidi was charged with premeditated homicide after the bodies of Claude Guidi, 75, a retired Longueuil police officer, and his 71-year-old wife, Denise Cloutier-Guidi, were found inside the family home.   PREVIOUS:  Son to be charged   Suspicious deaths   



Suspect coveted neighbour's wife

OWEN SOUND - Allan Wayne Powney admitted to killing Dr. Henry Janssen on Jan. 22, 2008 near Lion's Head. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Murder revisited    Police hunt killer

Suspicious death

BELLEVILLE - Belleville police say Alex Brooks' body was found Saturday afternoon in a snow-covered field near the tracks.  (CTV)  


Man charged

CALGARY - Melake Selam Worku, 27, died early Jan. 1.  Calgary police announced they have charged Ahmed Mohamed, 26, with second-degree murder PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   New Year's shooting

Victim identified

WESTMOUNT - Police are searching for clues after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed on in Westmount.  He has been identified as Jason Peagram.  (CTV)  


Victim identified

SASKATOON - Police have identified the teenager whose body was found New Year's Day in a back alley on the city's west side.  The victim is Bryton Stevenson, 16, of Saskatoon.  Police were called after a resident of the 200-block of Ave K N found the body and called 911 at about 11am on Jan 1.  (CBC)   MORE: Homicide     Suspicious death

Man died from stab wounds

OTTAWA - Simon Hubbard's body was discovered metres from his basement apartment on New Year's Day.  A 26-year-old homeless woman is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with his death. Jennifer Bird made a brief court appearance.  (CTV)  MORE:   Woman charged 



WINNIPEG - A 66-year-old man was killed in a hit and run on Christmas Eve.  Police say the man - Reginald Blackbird - was hit at about 5:40pm, on Fife Street between Inkster Boulevard and Maple Glen Drive.   Police arrested Christopher Ronald Teebles, 44, on Christmas Day and charged him with criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of collision causing death.   (CTV)

The day I met Joanne

TORONTO - The week before I’d given her a $75 prepaid credit card as part of a very unscientific journalistic experiment that involved handing out cards to panhandlers and then checking back in with them to see what they’d bought.  Joanne’s story came to an end over the weekend when police found her body in her subsidized Jarvis St. apartment. (Toronto Star) PREVIOUS:  Victim identified


Victim identified

TORONTO - Police say that Brian Takahashi, 20, was stabbed near Queen St W.  He died in hospital.  A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death.  Luke Heath surrendered to police on Sunday, accompanied by his lawyer.  (CTV)   MORE:  'In way over his head'   Suspect charged    Stabbing  

Wife jailed

LONDON, Ont. - It took about 25 blows from a baseball bat to kill Christy Hands, a violent, mean man who smoked a pack of cigarettes and drank a case of beer a day and was addicted to crystal meth.  Sandra Hands, 52, with him for six years and married for four, had been on the receiving end of her husband's violent rages many times, but never told the police.   (QMI) 


Debate over domestic violence

SAINT JOHN - Crystal-Dawn MacKenzie walked out of a NB court a free woman after a nine-woman, three-man jury in Saint John acquitted the 28-year-old mother of 3 of second-degree murder, accepting that she had finally snapped after years of abuse at the hands of Patrick Andrew Thomas.  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police have identified a man gunned down in the hallway of a Scarborough highrise.  Venacio Julien, 27, called out for his wife as he lay dying in the hallway of a Birchmount Rd apartment building where he was shot.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Victim identified   Man shot   Shooting


2nd child death probed

WEBB - The death of William Michael Vayro, a 2½-year-old boy in rural Saskatchewan is being investigated as a homicide.  5 months ago, the boy's 3-year-old sister died on the same property. Her drowning death was ruled accidental, police said.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  RCMP probe death

Killer believed to be reformed

VANCOUVER - Just 2 months after the transfer, Michael McGray confessed to murdering his prison cell mate Jeremy Phillips, 33.  (CP)  MORE:   Fire staff    Don't let serial killers share cells   Victim’s family sues   Guilty plea to another murder   Inmate killed   Michael Wayne McGray 


Man still missing

EDMONTON - A hunt to find 1 of 2 men who disappeared 2 days before a bizarre blaze where investigators found a man's charred remains in a rural Strathcona County garage continues. Brent Abbott, a 36-year-old from Saskatoon disappeared Dec. 17, 2 days before the fire.  The other missing person, Dino Kaz, 42, was found dead Dec. 29 along a rural road near Evansburg.   (QMI) 


Sought man found dead  

Man linked to fatal garage fire found dead  

Missing men  

Body found in burned garage   

Suspicious death in Strathcona Country



Homicide clearance rate up

EDMONTON - Police in 2010 solved the highest proportion of homicides in years, but arrested more of the city's youth in the process.  There were 27 homicides in Edmonton over the year and police solved 22 of them, for a clearance rate of 81%.  In 2009, investigators solved 66%, and in 2008, it was 31%.  (Edmonton Journal)  

Calgary homicide rate drops  

Getting away with murder  

Montreal homicides up 20%  

Windsor murder-free  

2010: Life & death on Edmonton's streets  

Vancouver homicides down  

Homicide squad loses its lustre


3 years

OTTAWA - Jack  Tobin, the son of a former Newfoundland premier, was involved in a drunk-driving incident that claimed the life of 24-year-old Alex Zolpis in an Ottawa parking garage.    (CTV)

Death was accidental

Alcohol involved  

Man pinned by truck  

Man trapped under truck  

Brian Tobin  


Arrest made

TORONTO - Vincent Dang, 20, was killed following a dispute in a nightclub early on Nov 27.  Police say a rented SUV with three men inside ran him over.  Naveen Ariaratnam, 26, of no fixed address, is charged with second-degree murder.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  SUV used as weapon  Hit-run 'deliberate'   Homicide    Murder investigation


CALGARY -  Jurors accepted the position of Crown prosecutors that Barry David Brown, 52, killed Corinne Belanger at Lee Vollmin's request.  (QMI)   MORE:   Found guilty   Guilty   Husband says he had nothing to do with death   DNA connected suspect   Victim feared husband   Man charged in 2001 murder



Manslaughter plea

WINNIPEG - Lawrence Felix, 40, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 50-year-old Wallace Solomon George.  George died April 22, 2008, one day after suffering a vicious beating outside a Berens River home in central Manitoba.  (QMI)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police found Zaniffa Balkaran, 59, dead at a Scarborough community housing building.  Annesair Balkaran has been charged with first-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Woman charged   Police lay charges


10 years

WINDSOR - Michael Dorner has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2009 death of Edmund Summers in Windsor, Ont.    (CBC)


HALIFAX - Brandon Lewis Hatcher was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead.    (CTV)    2 more charged  



Woman charged

THREE HILLS - RCMP have charged 44-year-old Deanna Amthor with impaired driving charges after she and her partner were returning from a Christmas party. Both were allegedly drunk and the man was in the box of their truck when he fell out.  He hit his head on the road and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

10 years

PELICAN NARROWS - Jean Ballantyne was killed during a Christmas celebration that turned violent in the family home in 2010.  Riley Ballantyne, who was 20 at the time, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his grandmother.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged 


Charges laid

FALHER - Melody Chomiak, 45, and Jerica Bouchard, 20, were found dead inside a residence near the small farming community.  Edward John Chomiak, 49, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.   (QMI)  

Not guilty

PRINCE ALBERT - After days of deliberation a jury has decided that 31-year-old Jordan Crowe is not guilty of second-degree murder.  Crowe's stepson, three-year-old Dilyn Donlad died in bed in his Prince Albert home in December, 2007.   (CTV)   MORE:  Jury rules not guilty


Highrise homicide

TORONTO - A teenager was shot dead in a Toronto apartment building on Christmas Day.  Police said around 4pm the unidentified victim, believed to be 18, was shot several times while he was in the fourth-floor hallway of a building at 200 Woolner Ave.  (CBC)   MORE:  Christmas Day shooting   Teen killed 

Daycare operator charged

MISSISSAUGA - Police initially arrested 35-year-old daycare operator April Luckese and charged her with aggravated assault however.  Following the child's death on Friday, a second-degree murder charge was laid.  (CTV)   MORE:  Daycare owner charged   Accused appears in court  


Man charged

POND INLET - A 31-year-old man in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife early Thursday morning.  Kenneth Arreak has been taken into custody.   RCMP said Arreak's spouse, also 31, was found unresponsive in a Pond Inlet home around 2:30am Thursday.  (CBC) 

Murder charge

CALGARY – On March 17th, 64-year-old Aref Selman Nassereddine was found dead in a home in the community of Rosscarrock.  26-year-old Crystal Aldina Crowchild has been charged with second degree murder in connection to his death.  MORE:  Woman charged   Death reclassified   DNA results point to murder



Guilty plea

EDMONTON - In December 2010, two boys aged 3 and 6-years-old were found dead inside a home in Abbottsfield with their father Jason Bruce Cardinal.  The two boys were found dead beside their father on his bed - Cardinal was suffering from self-inflicted wounds.  Cardinal, 33, was charged with two counts of first degree murder in their deaths.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Ministry grants permission   Father charged   2 boys found dead

Shooting deliberate

VANCOUVER - David Lawrence Robert Langlet was charged in October 2010 with first-degree murder in connection with Preece's death on June 12, 2000.  The case went cold until Matthew Anthony DaSilva went to police and confessed his involvement in the crime.  In December 2010 DaSilva pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact and was sentenced to two years in prison.  (Vancouver Province)


Body ID'd

KINGSVILLE - Police have identified human remains found in a minivan that was burning in a farmer's field in Kingsville, ON, on Dec. 2.  The OPP said that they had identified the dead man as Thomas Whittaker, 86, of Kingsville.  (CBC) 

Arrests made

BRANTFORD -  Robert Howard Clause, 33, and Tara Carisa Baker, 31, both of Hamilton were arrested and charged with first degree murder.  The victim has been identified as Devon Anthony Gayle, 22, also of Hamilton.  (CTV)



Victim dies in hospital

PRINCE GEORGE - Linda Fredin, 56, owned the house located in a prosperous neighbourhood in Prince George that was targeted in a suspected arson attack last week.  Fredin lived there with her daughter and a man police allege is a key gang member in the area. (CBC)  MORE:  Arson now homicide   Suspicious fires   House set on fire 

Drunk driver sentenced

OTTAWA - Ontario Court Justice Célynne Dorval condemned Samira Daoud’s actions the day she struck and killed Alex Hayes.  Hayes’s body was thrown more than 39 metres into a ditch; Daoud - whose blood-alcohol level was later measured at three times the legal limit - kept driving.  PREVIOUS:  Guilty plea   Manslaughter charge 


Road rage charge

MONTREAL - George de Castro, 42, died Friday morning after being on life support.  A Laval man, Jeffrey Lindor, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CBC)  MORE:  Driver charged   Road rage


CALGARY - Kyle Victor Ledesma, 25, has been charged in the shooting death of Dexter Bain, 36, on Nov 27, 2010 at Our Place Pub and Grill.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Bar shooting 



Victim identified

Toronto's 54th homicide victim of 2010 has been identified as 24-year-old Melvin Gomez of Toronto.  Around 3am, officers were called to a reported shooting outside Col. Mustard's pub in the Peanut Plaza and found three victims with gunshot wounds. Gomez succumbed to his injuries at the scene.   (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Shootings leave 1 dead    Man dead 

3 guilty

TORONTO - The trio plotted to kill Tyrone Bracken, 16,  using text messages, lured him to a staircase at 135 Neptune Dr, where his mother lived, then carried out the execution just after 3:30pm on Nov. 17, 2010.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Teens arrested   Teens charged    Teen gunned down


Murder charge

CALGARY - Franco Sevellan Sevandal, 32, of Calgary, is charged with second-degree murder.  The victim, Joel Zalsos, 36, was found dead in his Pleasant Heights home in the 1100-block of 18 Ave NW on Jan 4.  PREVIOUS:    Victim warned  

Murder charge

GLEICHEN - Charges have been laid in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Siksika Nation man.  Trenton Dell Bearhat, 22, who is known to police, has been charged with the second-degree murder of Carlos Dorian Jerry.  PREVIOUS:  Murder



Gangs linked to unsolved murders

MONTREAL - Cops in BC and Quebec are solving fewer murders than their counterparts in other provinces, a trend being blamed on higher levels of gang violence and organized crime in those jurisdictions.  (QMI)  REPORT:  Explaining the changing nature of homicide clearance in Canada

'Friend' arrested

ACAPULCO - The state prosecutor of Guerrero told a local news agency that state police have since arrested Hector Juan Figueroa, 46, who has provided them with details of Daniel Dion's death.  (CTV)   MORE:  Family doubts confession   Arrest made   Cops make arrest


2 teens charged

REGINA - A 16-year-old and a 15-year-old are scheduled to appear in court charged with second-degree murder.  The two had been arrested after the victim was found wounded around 9:40pm Friday night at an address on the 1100-block of Montague St.  (CBC)   MORE:  2 charged  

Stabbing arrest

MONTREAL - Just before midnight on Oct. 25, police allege Fernando Ramos Eveillard, 22, and an 18-year-old man got into argument over drugs as they stood next to a bus shelter on Saint-Michel Blvd.  Police allege Eveillard pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man in the upper body before fleeing the scene.  (CBC)



Man goes on trial

PRINCE GEORGE - The trial involving a young man charged with the murders of 4 women in northern BC begins in Prince George.  Cody Legebokoff is charged with the murders of Cynthia Mass, Jill Stuchenko,  Loren Leslie and Natasha Montgomery.   (NEWS1130)

Accused serial killer

Well-adjusted, athletic youth  

'Totally typical kid'  

Accused multiple murderer   

Man accused  

Charges laid  

Body found

Teen knew her suspected killer  

Murdered teen found  

RCMP investigate



Guilty plea to cleaning up

OTTAWA - The second of 2 young men who cleaned blood and other evidence out of a car used in the Booth St shooting of 16-year-old Yazdan Ghiasvand Ghiasi has pleaded guilty to obstructing justice.

Guilty plea

4th suspect  

Killed over bag of weed    

Police charge 3 

Killer still at large  



Guilty plea

KENTVILLE - A Nova Scotia man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the killings of three people a decade ago.  Michael Lawrence, 37, of Windsor admitted to killing Charlie Maddison, Kirk Mersereau and his wife, Nancy Christensen in 2000.   (CTV)  

Plea to 3 murders  

Cold case charges  

4th arrest  

4th person charged  

3rd man charge  



Manslaughter charge

LLOYDMINSTER - The incident occurred on August 20th at the intersection of 52nd Ave and 25 St in Lloydminster. The crash left Ewrin Capuno dead.  In addition to manslaughter, Levi Nickless is also facing several other charges including impaired driving causing death, and dangerous driving causing death.  (CTV) 

Murder charge

NANAIMO - A Nanaimo man has been charged with murder in the death of Cheryl Lynn Sim, whose body was found in a vacant downtown Nanaimo lot in June.  Robert James Iverson, 45, was charged with first-degree murder.  (Nanaimo Daily News)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Woman was killed near bus depot   Body found



Police identify victim

TORONTO - Carl Cole, 45, was shot repeatedly just before 7pm behind an apartment building on 65 Greenbrae Circuit.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Hail of gunfire   Victim identified 

Man charged

WINNIPEG - Police announced that Robert Carl Prince has been charged in the Jan. 6 stabbing death of Darryl John Sinclair, 45.  (CBC)   MORE:  Stabbing   Dispute led to slaying  



Homicide investigation

TORONTO - Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Nicholas Yombo, 18, found shot to death in his Regent Park townhouse.  (CTV) MORE:  Victim paid the price for being a dealer  

Teen may have been targeted

TORONTO - William 'Billy' Nathanson, 19, died of gunshot wounds in the alley behind his mother's townhouse at 1862 Sheppard Ave W  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Teen killed   Another man shot     



Suspect charged

REGINA - Tony Warken is accused of killing 65-year-old Gordon Gregson. Police discovered the victim's body in his home in Bengough on Nov. 1, 2009.   (CTV) 

Drunk driving charge

WINNIPEG - Sean Nicholas Messner, 22, of St Andrews, is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death in the killing of Andrea Bannish.  (QMI)   MORE:  Driver charged


Remains identified

MILTON - Police say human remains found Monday near 6th Line Nassagaweya & Sideroad 20 belong to 32-year-old Garfield Steele, of Toronto, and the case is being treated as a homicide.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Human remains

Domestic violence

LAVAL - The victim, Anne Marie Dasaulniers, was killed with a blunt object in the 605 de la Concorde Blvd apartment she live with her boyfriend, Steven Light, 26, and a roommate.   (Canoe)   MORE:  Boyfriend to be charged   Suspicious death



9 years

SASKATOON - Randy Merasty, 28, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Jackson McKenzie and aggravated assault in the wounding of 23-year-old Devon Napope.  PREVIOUS:  More than a gang member   Guard accused 

Injured baby dies

TORONTO - Two months after suffering critical injuries little Adriel Da Silva Garcia is dead.  Police named Ronnie Munoz-Hernandez as a suspect a few days after the child was hospitalized.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Assaulted baby dies



5 years

CALGARY - Brittany Mahingen was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her mother Leanne Mahingen in 2009.   Brittany and her mother had been drinking heavily while babysitting.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Daughter charged   Daughter charged  

Arrest made

BRAMPTON - Donald Grant, a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist, was gunned down at a Holiday Inn Express at 5585 Ambler Dr, on Nov. 7, 2010.  Days later, Peel Regional Police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for 21-year-old Jerome Derby.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Rapper shot dead    



Guilty plea

TORONTO - A man who walked into a busy Toronto public library and fired a crossbow bolt into his father’s back, then crushed his skull in with a hammer, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  Zhou Fang, now 26, was charged with first-degree murder of Si Cheng, 52, after the shocking afternoon incident on Dec. 2, 2010, inside the Main St library.  (Toronto Star)


Victim's history of violence

Son charged

Son accused  

Suspect abused by dad  

Accused killer hired PI  

Arrest in crossbow death  

Man killed with a crossbow 


Man identified

AIRDRIE - RCMP were called to 80 Big Hill Circle and found Robert Preston Lochead 's body in the home.  Police say Lochead struggled with a man in the basement of the home.  The other person was also injured and received medical treatment.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  RCMP investigating    Man found dead

Manslaughter charge

HAMILTON - Police say Carl Hammond, 62, suffered a fractured hip in an altercation with another resident of the Emerald Lodge residential care facility on Aug. 12.  Police have charged Steven White, 50, of Hamilton, with manslaughter.  (CTV)   MORE:  Nursing home fight factor in death



Man turns himself in

COALHURST - JJ (Jiwanjyot) Ghai, 21, was stabbed to death at a Coalhurst community centre.  Harpal Singh Dhillon, 26, was charged with 2nd degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Mounties probe   

7 years in plea deal

GAMETI - Lawyers for Terry James Vital, 35, entered the guilty plea during an NWT Supreme Court following a plea bargain.    (CBC)   PREVIOUS: Some residents share responsibility in woman's death




GRAND PRAIRIE - RCMP originally said they suspected foul play in the death of Brian Michael MacFarlane who lost his life in Grande Prairie.    (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death    

Wife charged

OTTAWA - OPP found the body of 46-year-old Gerald Albert Madaire when they were called to a home in Drummond-North Elmsley Township.   The victim's wife, Lucey Rollande Paquette, is charged with murder.  (CTV) 


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