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Man charged

WHITECOURT - Matthew Ryan Trudzik is now charged in connection with the death of Dale Edward Kirby.  Police say the men were known to each other.  (CTV)  

2 men charged

BLIND BAY - Nick Larsen, 24, was shot on June 1, 2011. RCMP arrested Jeremy Wayne Davis, 24, and Jordan Larry Barnes, 27.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified    

2 more arrested

MISSISSAUGA - Peel police have arrested 2 more suspects in a nearly 3-year-old murder investigation.  Keith Brissett Jr., 32, was shot dead in his car on June 7, 2011.  Sheldon Ranglin, 25, and Terrain Radcliffe Green, 29, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  Junior Moy-Lingomba, 23, and Anthony Borden, 22, are already charged with first-degree murder.  (CityNews)

More arrests made

2 more charged

Arrest

Police hunt for suspects

Victim was acquitted of 2003 killing    

Man accused

MISSISSAUGA - The victim, 56-year-old Marilyn Dellaire, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Doug McCoy, who had lived with Dellaire in the home for a long time, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)    MORE:  Man charged

Woman charged

WINNIPEG -.   Officers were called to the 700-block of Wellington Ave around 9am Monday for a report of a woman being assaulted.  Police said Cynthia Elaine Thomas of Winnipeg has been charged with manslaughter and failing to comply with a condition of recognizance.  (CTV)

Killer taunted sister

OTTAWA - Days before Martin Collett strangled his ex-girlfriend in her home north of London, England, he taunted her identical twin sister in Ottawa.  The killer, who jumped to his death in front of a train after killing Angela Hoyt last week, had been the subject of a days-long manhunt by British police. 

 

Canadian slain  

Canadian found dead  

Manhunt  

Police hunt former Home Office aide

Investigators discover car

CALGARY - Investigators said a member of the public called police after spotting the 2000 green Chevrolet Impala in NE Calgary.  Police said the car is the last known location of Orphee Landa, 26, whose naked body was found in a ditch near a rural intersection north of Okotoks   MORE:  Victim identified    Man murdered      Cops get tips   Suspicious death  

3rd man charged

REGINA - Police have not said how Delano Toto died nor how he came to be where he was found.  Police charged Bobby James Clive Lavallee, 21, and Charlton Jonathon, 25, with second degree murder.  Police said a third person - Terry Shawn Smoke, 23 - was arrested and will appear in court to face the same charge.  (CBC)  MORE:  2 charged  Body found

 

 

Body in freezer identified

ST JULIENNE - The SQ has identified the body of a man found in a freezer last week in Sainte Julienne as that of Eric Viel.    Viel, 44, was last seen on Dec. 22, 2009.   (CTV)  

Corpse in freezer identified   

Freezer body  

Body found in freezer  

Body found  

Year in the freezer

Not guilty

TORONTO - Two men accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Manners were found not guilty, nearly four years after the Grade 9 student died.  Manners was shot inside CW Jeffereys Collegiate Institute. Two men known only as CD and JW were charged with first-degree murder in the death. They were released from custody after the jury sided with defence's assertions that the death was an accident between friends.  (CTV)  

2 acquitted in 2nd trial  

Not guilty verdict  

Case timeline  

Cops, gangs and the codes of silence  

Mother let down by justice system    

2nd trial  

Mistrial  

Witnesses lied  

Two teens held   

'Friends' shot Jordan   

1 year after death

Victim identified

DARTMOUTH - The woman killed at a Dartmouth apartment building has been identified as Angela Patricia Hall, 39.   (CBC)   

Canadian killed

MEXICO CITY - Joel St. Tierre was shot in the head on May 3, said the Mexico City attorney general in a statement.    (CTV)   MORE:  Canadian killed

 

 

Body of dad found

MONTREAL - Zacharie, 9 years old, and Florence, 18 months old - died in a burning vehicle about 9am near Drummondville, to all appearances at the hands of their father, Martin Houle.  Only Antoine, 6, survived by escaping the flaming pickup truck.  PREVIOUS:  2 killed in suspicious truck fire

7.5 years

REGINA -  Harley William Fraser Stueck has been sentenced to 7½ years in prison for criminal negligence causing the death last year of Nylan Clarke, 3.  Court heard the victim is the son of Stueck's girlfriend, Anna Marie Rose Wilkes. (CBC)  MORE:  Man sentenced   Guilty plea   Toddler dead   

5.5 years

LLOYDMINSTER - James Andrew Larose, 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Nov. 19, 2010.  (QMI)

Murder-suicide

VICTORIA - Peter Scheeren, 77, used a knife to stab his 73-year old wife Shirley to death before using it to kill himself.  (Victoria Times Colonist)

Dispute over rent money

GUELPH - Roger Lamoureux, 58, owner of Roger’s Garage on Alice St, was stabbed to death by Anthony Fonte Sr. who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   (Guelph Mercury)   MORE:  One victim identified    2 men dead

13 years

LONDON, ON - Daniel Jimenez-Acosta was  found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Patricia Pacheco-Hernandez  in May 2011.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Found guilty   Domestic   Slain immigrant was lonely    

 

 

Victim identified

TORONTO - Officers were called to an apartment building at 11 Bergamot Ave shortly after midnight.  Police said they arrived to find Jordan Telfer, 21, in the lobby suffering from two gunshot wounds.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Police investigating  

Name released

CAMPBELL RIVER - Ryan Douglas Britnell was pronounced dead at Campbell River hospital after he was found unresponsive at the Paramount Music Hall (formerly the Voodoo Lounge) in the early morning hours Friday.  (Campbell River Mirror)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death

 

 

7 years

BRIDGEWATER - A jury found James Leroy Leopold guilty in the death of Laura Lee Robertson.  Leopold, 33, was initially charged with second-degree murder after Robertson's death in April 2011. (CBC)  MORE:  Man guilty   Guilty of manslaughter   Guilty   Manslaughter   Killing was an accident  

Teen arrested

WINNIPEG - On April 29, officers were called to the 500-block of Portage Ave around 6:30pm.  The victim, Trevor Abraham Harper, 20, died the next day from injuries.  Officers arrested a 15-year-old male on May 4.  (CTV)    MORE:  Teen charged   Victim identified   Man shot   Downtown shooting   6 years   Teen gangster sentenced   Mad Cowz gang    

Teen charged

WINNIPEG - The argument escalated and Sheila Fontaine, 42, was stabbed.  Teya Wynter Spence, 18, of Winnipeg faces a charge for manslaughter.   (CTV)     MORE:  2 more teens charged   4th teen charged    Victim swarmed 

More jail time

RED DEER - The Alberta Court of Appeal has extended the sentence of Chad Mitchell Olsen, 24.  Olsen was convicted of slamming his pickup truck into the car of Brad and Krista Howe in Feb 2010. (CP)   PREVIOUS:  Jail sentence   Guilty plea  

Death investigated as homicide

THOMPSON - Officers were called around 6:20am on April 24 after an unresponsive man was found in a parking lot behind the Juniper Centre.  The victim was rushed to hospital and was pronounced deceased.  RCMP identified the victim as Jason Nunn, 25.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police ask for help   Man found dead in parking lot  

Did illness driver mother to kill?

MONTREAL - On the briskly cold evening of April 8, a young woman was seen floating face down in the icy waters of the Bassin des Pêcheurs - her 4-year-old son attached to her by a scarf and her 2-month-old baby by her side.  Montreal police have closed the case on what they had been investigating as a murder-suicide.

 

 

Sister charged

MOOSE LAKE - The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Victoria Mink.  The victim's 27-year-old sister Georgina McNabb has been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  

Man sentenced

MONCTON - Matthew Goodland and two teenage girls were thrown from the car after a crash on a rural road on June 15, 2008.  17-year-old Erin McCabe died instantly.  (CBC)    

Man accused of 3 murders

ABITIBI - Daniel Savard, 30, appeared to face charges of first degree murder of Johnny Denis and Benoit Coutu, as well as second degree murder of Kevin Walter.  The three victims were all linked to organized crime in Abitibi.  The group was heavily armed and sponsored by a chapter of the Hells Angels.  (Rue Frontenac) MORE:  Operation Crayfish solves 3 murders   Operation hits Hells Angels hard   List of arrests in operation

Son charged

SPRINGWATER - Gregory S. White, 26, described by a neighbour as an "oddball," is charged with first-degree murder and indecently interfering with a human body. Police called off the search for the couple they had presumed missing and identified both Donald White, 53, and wife Lauredith, 51, as the bodies they’d discovered in the home.   (QMI)   MORE:  Son charged   Meat clerk and wife slain    Human remains found

 

 

2 charged

GRAND PRAIRIE - RCMP charged 24-year-old Christopher Allen Ost  with first-degree murder. Darcy Julien Wanihandi, 21 was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing of Brian Michael MacFarlane.   PREVIOUS:  Homicide  

Guilty

TORONTO - A Toronto jury has convicted Amin Kassim, 35, of first-degree murder in the fatal May 2005 shooting of his ex-common-law wife Muluka Ali, 23.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Trial goes from strange to stranger   Juror removed from trial      Boy found safe, father charged

 

 

15-year-old charged

TORONTO - Kearn Nedd, 28, was gunned down April 16, 2011.  Samir Abdelgadir, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged.  The second accused at the time of Nedd’s slaying he was 14.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Killed while trying to stop a robbery   MMA fighter dead   Banquet hall shooting

2 more charged

BRAMPTON - Klayton Wynter, 15, died in hospital after he was stabbed at the Bramalea City Centre parking lot around 5pm Saturday.  On Tuesday, officers charged a boy, also 15, with second-degree murder. (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Youth charged   Police charge 15-year-old  

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        

Guilty

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.  (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

 

 

Homicide

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

Murder-suicide

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)

 

 

13 years

WINNIPEG - Christopher Shewchuk, 32, previously pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Derek Kembel on March 1, 2003.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   'I put a bullet right through him'   Tactics questioned   RCMP bring out 'Mr. Big'   Suspect 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  

 

 

Murder

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 

Arrest

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) 

 

Stabbing  

Woman stabbed to death  

Husband arrested 

Murders-suicide

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

 

 

 

Guilty

TORONTO - A jury found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the death of a York University student from China.  The jury delivered the first-degree verdict, which means the jury believes Brian Dickson intentionally killed Qian Liu, 23, in the course of a sexual assault.   (CBC)

Guilty in 'webcam' murder

Killer's troubled history unsealed

Canadian guilty

Suspect lived in the same building    

Boyfriend describes webcam attack

'Sick' cyber trail  

Death treated as homicide  

I saw her die on my webcam

Police identify victim

Murder-suicide

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

Double stabbing  

Stabbings   

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    

Homicide

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 

Homicide

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

Stabbing

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  

Interfering

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

Drive-by

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

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)

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

Homicide

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) 

Strangled

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 

 

 

Sentenced

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

15 years 

LAC LA BICHE - Trevor Bobocel, 42, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body in relation to the gruesome March 11, 2011, slaying of Roxanne Bigelow.  (QMI)

Life sentence

Handed life sentence

15 years

Victim, suspect identified

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 

Charges

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

Mystery

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

Arrest

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'   

Evidence  

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

Murder-suicide

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

 

 

Mistrial

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)

Guilty

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

4-years

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 

Hit-and-run

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

Guilty

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)

Shooting

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

Charge

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  

 

 

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