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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)



Found not guilty

WINNIPEG  - Cassandra Knott, 27, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott, 34.  (CTV)   MORE:   Acquitted    Battered wife acquitted   Domestic stabbing   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.    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.   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.    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

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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)



2 facing charged

HALIFAX - 2 men are facing charges related to the 2011 death of Keya Simon, 19, and the stabbing of her 32-year-old sister.  Demarqus Shane Beals, 25, and Carondo Shondez Downey, 25, are facing charges.   (CBC)   MORE:   2 arrested   Men charged   Sisters stabbed  

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 - 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

Manslaughter plea

OTTAWA - Jennifer Bird has pleaded guilty to manslaughter more than 3 years after Ottawa man Simon Hubbard was stabbed to death on New Year's Day 2011.  (CBC)    MORE:   Guilty plea    Guilty plea in stabbing death   Woman charged   Stab wounds 


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 - 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. Melvin Gomez, 24, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.   (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Shootings leave 1 dead    Man dead 

Adult sentences

TORONTO - Gunman Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise were convicted last year of first-degree murder and Justice Ian Nordheimer sentenced them as adults, for the  execution-style slaying of 16-year-old Tyrone Bracken.   (QMI)   MORE:    Sentenced   Adult sentences   3 guilty   Teens arrested   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)



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

HALIFAX - Curtis Blair Lynds, 38, appeared in a Halifax courtroom and pleaded guilty to his involvement in the execution-style killings of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and his wife Nancy Christensen, 47.  They were found dead in their home in Sept 2000. (CBC)

Guilty plea

Plea to 3 murders  

Cold case charges  

4th person charged  


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) 

Man charged

BONNYVILLE - RCMP located Mary Jane Corbiere, 76, remains in Kehewin, AB.   RCMP have laid a second-degree murder charge on 19-year-old Jesse Colton Leppanen, of Elk Point. 

Cold case heats up

WINDSOR - Police said at a news conference they have new forensic information in the case of Russell Floyd (Rocky) Cook whose body was found in a ditch with a bullet wound in his chest near Tecumseh, Ont., on Dec. 23, 1977.   (CBC) 


ASSUMPTION - Police are treating the deaths of two people in NW Alberta as a murder-suicide.  Gillian Salopree, 28, and Terrence Ahkimnachie, 26, were found dead in a home in Assumption.  Both had died from gunshot wounds.   PREVIOUS:  2 found dead

Manslaughter plea

WINNIPEG - Timothy Hudson, 17, was found dead in a stairwell of a Manitoba Housing Building on Kennedy St in 2008.  Bradley Elsliger pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  2 charged in death of teen 



Police lay charges

NIAGARA FALLS - While looking into the death of Michael Hindle last August, police found the body of another man at a house on Ferguson Street in Niagara Falls.  An autopsy showed 36-year-old Jason Pizzicarola died of blunt force trauma.  William Burjoski, 43, and Anthony Lococo, 29, have been charged with first-degree murder in his death.  (CTV)  

Back in custody

OTTAWA - An Ottawa man found not criminally responsible for the stabbing deaths of his parents and sister 5 years ago was apprehended by police after he walked around his street naked and then locked himself in his home.  Daniel Maxheleau, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, was arrested March 13, 2005, after the deaths of his parents, Gerald and Louise, and sister, Michelle. 



Killer charged in 1992 homicide

LONDON, ON - A prisoner already serving a life sentence for two Durham Region murders was charged with the 1992 slaying of Lawrence Kitakijick.  Advances in DNA technology linked Roshan Norouzali, 47, to the Kitakijick murder.  At the time of his arrest for Kitakijick’s murder, Norouzali was in Collins Bay Penitentiary serving a life term for the first-degree murders of Pickering carpenter Kenneth Thomas and Oshawa gunshop owner Roger Pardy in 1994.  (Toronto Star)

Guilty pleas to 3 slayings

VICTORIA - Darcy William Kozak entered guilty on two counts of second-degree murder and one of manslaughter. Luc René Dulude, 49, was found in Dec 2008 in Campbell River. Investigators believe Kenneth Allan Leask, 46, was killed in the fall of 2008 near Campbell River. The 3rd victim was Kenneth Robinson, whose body was found in August 2007 near Shawnigan Lake. MORE:  Man charged  



Teen dies at party

POINTE-A-TOM - Police received a 911 call at about 5am after Michael Alexandre McGraw, of Saint-Isidore, NB, died during an altercation at a party he was attending with friends.  Aldin McLauglin, 63, of Pointe-a-Tom appeared in provincial court to face a second-degree murder charge.  (QMI)

New trial ordered

CALGARY - Jeffrey Leinen was convicted in Dec 2011 of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in a crash outside the Texas Mickey Bar in Olds.  He was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the death of Nicholas Baier, 18.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty   Guilty verdict   On parole   Hit & run   Bar-goer plows crowd  

Jail for hit-and-run

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Jesse Douglas McCullough, 19, struck 84-year-old Louie Mekkes as the man was walking across a Portage La Prairie street.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Guilty plea


VICTORIA - Frederiko Kodiak Louie was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Mark Henderson, 35, at the City Metro Suites in the early morning of Nov. 11, 2010. 


MONTREAL - Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau was convicted of the attempted murders of Jean Patrick Fleury and Vladimir Nicolas.  Both men were shot and killed inside the Upper Club, a bar on St. Laurent Blvd. in Oct. 2006.  

Police seek cold case tips

VANCOUVER - The bodies of Tracy Olajide, Tammy Pipe and Victoria Younker were found separately in remote areas of the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, between August and October 1995.  (CBC)   MORE:  Olajide, Pipe & Younker  



Not guilty

WINDSOR - It took the jury four days to agree with the man accused of second-degree murder that he was acting in self-defence when he stabbed Nicholas Ingram to death in the parking lot of the Leopard's Lounge bar two years ago.  Kenyatta Brown, 29, was found innocent of second-degree murder.  (CBC)   MORE:  Mistrial   Accused admits stabbing    

'Wrong place at the wrong time'

COLD LAKE - Jimmy Armillotta, 27, and a second man were found dead in the home after police responded to a call about a man with a gun in the area. The investigation quickly led to another home, west of Cold Lake, where Brandon Cruickshank and another man were arrested. PREVIOUS:  Charges laid    Teen charged    



22 murder charges

MONTREAL - The whopping litany of accusations was delivered in a Montreal courtroom against an alleged Hells Angels boss, Normand (Casper) Ouimet, who police had been seeking for almost two years.  (CBC)   MORE:  Bikers

Charge in stabbing

OTTAWA - Aaron Richards, a 21-year-old Gatineau man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of 21-year-old Ottawan Michael Paul at a home in the Hull sector of Gatineau.   PREVIOUS:  Home invasion death 

Daughter charged

MARKHAM - Jennifer Pan, 24, of Markham has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her mother Bich Ha Pan, 53.  Police were told three gunmen broke into the Helen Ave home demanded cash and valuables before shooting Bich Ha Pan and her husband several times.  (York Region)  


Daughter arrested  

Daughter charged    

Police say home invasion was random  

Fatal home invasion  

1 dead in home invasion  


'Likely mentally ill'

NANAIMO - Gerrit Thomas Swart, 43, killed his 76-year-old mother, Janetta, Saturday morning in her white Subaru Legacy as it was parked in a popular spot near Nanaimo's Departure Bay Beach. 

Woman killed

GLEICHEN - Police say 24-year-old Candace Dixon was hit around 7:30am Sunday, just west of Siksika First Nation.  Charges of impaired driving causing death are pending against the 26-year-old man.  (CTV)  



Manslaughter plea

HALIFAX - Amanda Greene has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of ex-boyfriend Dillon Jewett last fall.  Kyle Gowen - Greene's boyfriend at the time - admitted he shot Jewett in the head.   (CBC)   MORE:  Teen pleads    New arrests   Teen charged   Body found


MILLET - Autopsy results for Corinne Nicole Sellhorn, 34, led the medical examiner to declare her death a homicide.  Police believe Sellhorn’s husband, Ron Jones, 61, killed her before committing suicide.  MORE:  Friends identify bodies   2 found dead    Corinne Selhorn  



Hung jury

OTTAWA - Andre Jeanvenne's second trial in the shotgun "mercy killing" of Donald Poulin 29 years ago ended in a hung jury.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  New trial begins   2010 ONCA 706 

Killed over dispute

HALIFAX - Donald Chad Smith, 27, was fatally shot in Dartmouth on Oct. 23, 2010.  Randy Desmond Riley, 21, and Nathan Tremain Johnson, 21, were arrested and charged.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:  Arrests   3 arrested     Pizza delivery man shot   Donald Chad Smith 



Arrest warrant

MARKHAM -  The murder warrant comes after three of four men being sought by police in connection to the stabbing death of 28-year-old Vandin Svay.   Meng Ly Lim, 28, Cho Chea, 24, and Veasna Sam, 30, all of Toronto, are charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.  Sinhem Srun, also known as "Mao," is wanted for first-degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  3 charged   Photos or suspects   Stabbing

Police to examine procedures

MONTREAL - 28-year-old Marie Altagracia Dorval was killed on Oct. 17, one week after she called 911 to report that her ex-husband was threatening her.  Police are not yet ready to say they made mistakes, but Assistant Chief Sylvain Brouillette admits that the department failed to provide the help requested.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Woman killed   Murder of Maria Altagracia Dorval

Killer planned girl's murder

CALGARY - Convicted killer Tristan Ryan relived the "horror" of killing his former girlfriend Stephanie Spooner in a jealous rage.   (QMI)  

Suspect arrested

SOUTH BEND - Toronto native Maritza Velazquez, 45, was arrested in South Bend, Ind. in connection with the stabbing death of Dennis Brown, 56, also of Toronto.  (CBC)



Review launched

STUARTBURN - Four-year-old Dillon Belanger, called Breana by family, was rushed to hospital in Winnipeg from her home in Stuartburn on Sunday.  The young girl died from severe injuries from an assault, said RCMP.  The girl's mother Mary Belanger, 32, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)

Killing wasn't a criminal act

CALGARY - Running a red light and killing another motorist wasn't a criminal act by a Calgary driver, a judge ruled Friday.  But Justice Beth Hughes said Daniel Roland Faucher's decision to flee the scene following the crash was.  QMI)  



6 years

TORONTO - Sabrina Siconolfi, 32, was sentenced for criminal negligence causing the heat-stroke death of Sakina Abdurahman in July 2010.  (QMI)   MORE:   Mom sentenced   6 years   Negligent   Negligence plea   Mom pleads    Mom charged 

Guilty plea

ST. THOMAS - Thinking that she'd been insulted, Suzanne Heywood, 47, stabbed Marcel Lachance, 78, eight times with a knife and left him to bleed to death in an apartment elevator.   (QMI)  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police have identified 24-year-old Albert Kiwubeyi of Toronto as the city's 51st homicide victim of 2010.    (CTV)

13 years

HALIFAX - Steven Laffin, 38, pleaded guilty in the death of Nadine Taylor, 29.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Accused leads police to remains   Man charged

Victim was mother

WINNIPEG - Identified on Facebook by friends as Tiffany Johnston, 21, the young woman died after being shot early Sunday morning at a residence in the city's north end.   (QMI)  MORE:  'True victim of worst possible crime'     Victim identified   Shooting   Woman shot

Investigation continues

HALIFAX - Police investigating the shooting death of Donald Stevenson are combing the ground outside his Halifax home for clues.  Police said a man wearing a skull mask burst inside at about 8pm and shot Stevenson in front of his family.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Man shot

Innocents killed

CRANBROOK - 4 BC men have been charged with plotting to kill a member of a rival drug faction in a year-long plot that may have spawned the murders of two innocent people.  Victim Chad Everett Munroe was shot several times in the dispute between two rival groups, but survived.  On May 29, a man and a woman were shot to death on a rural property just east of Cranbrook. (CTV)


Murder conspiracy  

Mistaken identity  




60 days

LONGUEUIL - Moussa Sidime, 74, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of his daughter Noutene, 13.   (CTV)  MORE:   Manslaughter   Teen succumbs to injuries   Dad in custody  

2 teens shot

TORONTO - Sealand White, 15, and Jermaine Derby, 19, are dead after being gunned down in Regent Park.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Victims identified   2 shot in apartment building

Criminal history

TORONTO - Alleged serial killer Peter Dale MacDonald, 52, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in Toronto, on top of a murder charge he was already facing in Windsor. He is serving a life sentence for another Toronto slaying.  (CBC)  

Charges dropped

Not guilty plea on 1 charge  

Death stalks woman's family  

Man linked to cold case murders  

Inmate charged   

'Serial killer' charged 



55 years

SHELTON, Wash. - Peter James Wilson of Abbotsford was sentenced in US court to 55 years in jail for killing stepdaughter Clare Shelswell while vacationing in Washington state.   

55 years for killing  

Guilty plea  

Dad speaks   

Mother's frantic 911 call  

Homicide in Canada 2009

OTTAWA - Police reported 610 homicides in Canada during 2009, virtually unchanged from 2008.  The number of gang-related homicides fell by 10% from the year before, but still accounted for 1 in 5 homicides in 2009.  (Statistics Canada) 

More stabbings  

Calgary murder rate 4th highest  

How MPs voted on gun registry



Victim identified

TORONTO - Ibsa Hassan Ismeil, 29, was found inside a vehicle in a parking lot next to 52 Cataraqui Crescent just after 1am on Sunday.  Toronto Police say he had been shot in the head. The violence appears to have broken out at a nearby recreation centre.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  50th homicide

2nd arrest

HAMILTON - Jason Green, 39, died after being stabbed in front of his horrified parents at their home in Hamilton’s east end.   Joshua James Milford, 19, of Hamilton is charged with first-degree murder.  Hamilton police charged Bradley Mark, 28, with first-degree murder.   (CTV)  MORE:  More arrests    Man slain



Victim identified

SHAUGHNESSY - A man shot to death in Shaughnessy, Alta, earlier this month has been identified as Mauro Alonso Hernandez-Renteria, 25.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting


OTTAWA - The remains have been identified as those of Ronald Trebilcock, a 48-year-old man from Clearview Township, northwest of Barrie, Ont.  MORE:  Body dumped  



ATV driver charged

BROOKLYN - Matthew Palmer, 26, was driving on a dirt road near Lethbridge in July when he struck another ATV head on.  His passenger, Anthony Chatman, 31, died at the scene.  (CTV) 

Gun crimes rattle Mounties

CAPE DORSET - After Sunday's standoff, police charged Elee Geetah, 19, with second-degree murder in the death of his 23-year-old brother, Jamesie Simigak.  (CBC)




ST JOHN'S - A jury has found Steven Neville guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Doug Flynn.   Neville had been charged with first-degree murder in the October 2010 stabbing death of Flynn on a street in a Paradise suburb.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Murder charge   Stabbing

Charges laid

TORONTO - A 29-year-old mother was killed and her 2 children sent to hospital when their car was struck by a SUV on Highway 27 in Etobicoke.  A 45-year-old man is facing impaired-driving charges and was arrested after leaving the scene on foot.   (CTV)  MORE:  Mother killed   Man charged



5th suspect arrested

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE -  Police say the victim, Gordon Strawberry, was attacked and beaten while at a house party on the O'Chiese Reserve.  Terrance Andy Beaverbones, 21, Darcy Johny Lightfoot, Evan Ernest Foureyes, Melvina Jean Beaverbones, and Jenny Olivia Beaverbones, have been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  

Victims identified

TORONTO - Courthney Facey, 18, and Mike James, 23, were shot and killed near Lawrence Ave W and Weston Rd.   Police said in a news release they believe "the two victims were standing together, near 1765 Weston Rd, when a black SUV drove through the laneway and opened fire on the two men."   (CBC)   MORE:  Police ID victims   Drive-by leaves 2 dead  

Teen charged

HIGH LEVEL - Two days after High Level RCMP launched a suspicious death investigation, officers have charged Tyrell Peecheemow, 18, with second-degree murder.  The identity of the 20-year-old victim, as well as his cause of death, have yet to be released.  (CTV)

Motorist charged

OTTAWA -  Wilfrid Vachon, 80, was struck from behind by a northbound car while travelling along the unpaved shoulder of County Road 23, just 45 metres away from home.  Gerard Titley Jr. has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.



Charges laid

GUELPH - Terry Rodger Tremble, 50, is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Adrienne Roberts, 33.  (CTV)  

Victim linked to drug trade

TORONTO - Sultan Dailey, 20, was shot in the head and a passerby discovered his body in the Close Ave parkette.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Sultan Dailey   Body found near school   Shooting  



7 years

BLOCKVILLE - Valerie Xavier, 80, was choked to death on September 26, 2010.  Her 19-year-old killer was 16 when he committed the crime and so cannot be named.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Teen found   Body is missing woman

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Peter Ronnie Taylor, 22, died following a confrontation on the reserve on Sept. 12, 2008.  The accused cannot be named because he was still a youth at the time of the killing.  (QMI)



2 charged with murder

DUFFIELD - Murder charges have been laid against two men on the Paul First Nation after the discovery of a body.  Fraser Rain, 20, and Darion Bird, 19, have both been charged with second-degree murder.   

'Infanticide' no defence for murder

TORONTO - Mothers charged with murdering their newborn babies should not be allowed to use infanticide as a defence and receive a drastically reduced sentence.  (CP)  MORE:  Is 'infanticide' a legitimate defence?



Manslaughter sentence

FORT MCPHERSON - Michael Andre Blake, 28, has been sentenced to 5½ years in jail for stabbing his cousin to death a day after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the June 28, 2008, death of his cousin, Roy Patrick Blake, 25.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Man slain by cousin

15 years

ST JOHN'S - Convicted killer David Folker, the NS man found guilty of second-degree murder in the July 2010 death of his girlfriend Ann Marie Shirran, will be in prison for at least 15 years.  (CBC)  MORE:  15 years   Guilty   Man charged   Boyfriend charged   Body is Shirran



Man charged

MONCTON - Clarence Kaiser was charged after being located in New Glasgow, NS.  A 30-year-old man was found suffering from serious stab wounds in the parking lot of a Elmwood Drive motel at about 2am Tuesday.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Stabbing


TORONTO -  Police said Dori Sanaj, 21, was stabbed after an argument with an unidentified man in one of the elevators of a highrise building at 500 Scarlett Rd at about 6:30pm.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Man dies following stabbing



Assault death

DESCHAMBAULT LAKE - A man is dead and a 17-year-old youth has been taken into police custody in Deschambault Lake in northern SK.  The victim, 18-year-old Justin Naytowhow was brought to a local medical clinic with a life-threatening injury.   (CBC)

Suspect arrested

GOD'S LAKE - Officers were called to a residence in the area around 10:30am on Sept 23 and found Flora Ann Trout, 44, of God's Lake Narrows, and announced the arrest of 46-year-Joseph Ben Ross. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Death treated as homicide  



Car surfing death, wasn't

QUEBEC CITY –  Marie-France Rheaume, 40, was found on a residential street on Aug 10 after witnesses said she fell from the roof of a vehicle that sped off.  Police initially said the victim had been riding on the roof or hood of a Chevy Blazer, but it’s now more likely that she flipped onto the roof after the truck struck her.  (QMI)   MORE:  Martial conflict

Drifter charged

OTTAWA - 73-year-old Larry Chartier's lifeless body was discovered in the bedroom of his Sandy Hill community housing unit early in the morning on March 16.  Michael Douglas Scales is now charged with one count of second-degree murder.   (CTV)  MORE:  Wheelchair-bound senior murdered    Suspicious death



Suspect surrenders

VANCOUVER - A suspect in a fatal hit and run in Surrey has surrendered to authorities the day after the victim's mother made an emotional plea for closure.  Shamus MacKay, 19, was hit by a car after stepping off a bus near 168th Street  Sept. 4.  (CTV) 

Woman & daughter slain

HONOLULU - Kristine Cass, 46 and her daughter Saundra, 13 were gunned down in the early morning hours of Aug. 20 at their Honolulu house before the alleged shooter, identified as ex-boyfriend Clayborne Conley turned the gun on himself.  (Nanaimo Daily News)   PREVIOUS:  Murders-suicide



Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Simon Banke, 22, admitted he was driving dangerously fast and out of control before he struck Paul and Sherianne Regnierat at a bus stop in downtown Ottawa in September 2010.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Driver facing charges

2.5 years

OTTAWA - Kareem Alli, 19, got a sentence of 2 1/2 years in the penitentiary for dangerous driving causing the death of 18-year-old Christian “Sisco” Williams while street racing in Ottawa on June 22, 2010. (QMI)   MORE:  Man sentenced   Guilty



Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Stephanie Mary Young pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Stephanie Couture on Nov. 24, 2007.  (QMI) 

4 years for axe murder

LETHBRIDGE - The teen, who was 17 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder.  His 34-year-old mother was found dead in her home in May 2009.  (CBC)



Suitcase suspect arrested

LONDON - The fugitive suspected of killing a Canadian singer in 1999 and stuffing her body inside a suitcase at London's Heathrow Airport has been arrested in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain.  Youssef Ahmed Wahid was arrested by Bahrain officials in a planned operation, British police said.   (CBC)   MORE:  Arrest in suitcase murder   Girl in the suitcase

9+ years

CALGARY - Stacey Joy Bourdeaux killed her infant son in 2004 and tried to smother her five-year-old son in 2010.  That son is now unable to speak, walk or eat without a tube and is not expected to live more than another year. (CBC)   MORE:  Slaying detailed   Guilty plea    Mother charged



2nd degree

WINNIPEG - Gerald Dumas, 47, died in hospital more than two weeks after the attack.  Following the incident, Gaston Leroy Genaille, 19, was charged with aggravated assault, robbery with violence and two counts of breach of probation, said police. (CTV) 


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