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Man charged

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

Man charged

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

2nd suspect arrested

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


Suspect charged

Police hunt for 2 killers

Body found

Guilty pleas

PRINCE ALBERT - Kimmy Bear and Carl Anthony Albert pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott, who were killed in a home on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Nov of 2011.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Charges laid   Suspect surrenders   Suspicious fire

Charges laid

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

Man charged

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

Victim identified

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

Boat driver charged

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

2 years

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

5th arrest

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

Woman charged

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

Man charged

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

Man beaten, run over  

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

Street racing charges

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

Man charged

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

Found guilty

RED DEER -  Brian Malley, 57, was charged in connection to the death of Victoria Shachtay, 23, in 2011.  The single mother died instantly when a parcel that looked like a Christmas gift exploded after it was delivered to her Innisfail home.  (CBC)

25 years

Jury convicts 


Suspect arrested

Targeted attack

Money tied victim and accused

Package left at door


New lead

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


VICTORIA - Brandon Huth has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of Tyler Noble, 20, from Shawnigan Lake.  (Victoria Times Colonist)    PREVIOUS:  Assault death   Suspect turns himself in  


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


Foerster guilty

Defendant admits to attack

Son, father charged  

Suspect linked to assault

Murder suspect

Letter to RCMP

'I'm being creeped'

'Wasn't normal'

CALGARY - Meredith Borowiec, the woman who left 3 of her newborns in a garbage dumpster, has been given 18 more months in jail and faces 3 years of probation.  The 32-year-old also gave birth in 2008 and 2009, but the babies' bodies have never been found. (CBC)

18 more months

Infanticide, not murder

Guilty of infanticide

2 murder charges

Mom charged

Rescuer says he's the dad

There may be more 

Accused named

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

Charge upgraded

TORONTO - Leanne Freeman, 23, was found Nov. 29, 2011. Jonathan Ash, 23, was charged.   MORE:  Murder charge   Victim identified   Homicide probe    'A sad, lost girl'  

2 men found dead

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

Hosts fined

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


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

Inmate death 

VANCOUVER - Correctional Service Canada says Troy Squires, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Mission Institution.  (CTV)   MORE:  Charged 

Teen charged

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

Guilty plea

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

Victims identified

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

Senior charged

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

Stabbed during party

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


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

Suspect known to police

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

10 years

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

Victim dies

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

3 youths charged

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

'Important witness'

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


MONTREAL - Just over a week into the process, a mistrial was declared in the case of alleged cabbie-killer Nigel John because his defence lawyer is off for least 2 months for personal and medical reasons.  PREVIOUS:  Arrest made   Lawyer beaten   Montreal lawyer beaten   Assault shocks legal community   

$2K fine

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

Hit-and-run arrest

SAINT JUDE - Gabriel Dontigny was riding his bicycle in Saint Jude when he was struck by a car.   (CTV)  MORE:   Hit-and-run   3 arrested for helping driver Robert Dulong

17 years

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

2nd degree plea
Woman pleads

2 charged
Police seize car
Hunt for clues
Victim identified

Guilty plea

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


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

Man charged

PRINCE ALBERT - Scott Leslie Keighley has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a teen in Prince Albert.  Paramedics found the 17-year-old's body in the 800-block of 3rd St E.  (CTV)  MORE:   Arrest made  

Body in a dumpster

DAWSON CREEK - An autopsy confirmed the deceased, Wesley Lulu-Gladue, suffered numerous stab wounds.  Ryan Beaulieu, 26, and Clayton Beaulieu, 22, face one count each of second-degree murder.  (QMI)  MORE:  Brothers charged

Impaired charges

EDMONTON - Arthur DeGroot, 64, was killed around 2:45am on Aug 19 when his car was broadsided by a silver Chrysler 300 that crossed over the median.  (CBC)   MORE:  Charges laid   Family mourn their loss

Construction head killed

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD - Police believe 2 suspects tied up Serge Loiselle, 57, and his wife at their home.   (CBC)   MORE:  Construction owner dies   Contractor beaten to death   Contractor killed



Biker killed

MONTREAL - Stephane Bélanger, alias Bedo, was past member of the Rowdy Crew, a former farm team of the Hells Angels who had set up shop in Laval.  Bélanger was very close to members of the Hells Angels chapter in Trois-Rivières.  (Journal de Montreal)   MORE:  Getaway car found   Man shot   Shooting


PICTOU, NS - A jury has found Christopher Alexander Falconer, 31, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Amber Kirwan, 19, who vanished after leaving a pool hall in New Glasgow on Oct 9, 2011.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:    Falconer guilty   Parolee charged   Community relieved   Police seize car   House sealed

Domestic homicide

HAMILTON - Police are investigating a domestic homicide that took the life of a 51-year-old woman.   The woman’s husband, 54, was found with serious life-threatening injuries and died in hospital after police responded to the house at the SE corner of Cannon St E and Victoria Ave N.   Friends of the couple identified the wife as Xuyen Tran and her husband as Hiep Huynh.  (Hamilton Spectator) 

Men charged

TORONTO - Jefflin Beals, 25, of Dartmouth, NS, was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 near Trinity-Bellwoods Park.  Darnell St Clair Wright, 32, was charged with first-degree murder.  Brittney Carvery, 21, Sanderico Beals, 25, and Roslyn Bascom, 27, were each charged with accessory after fact to murder.  MORE:  Police arrest 4    Victim had been a drive-by target   Man shot



Murder charge

PRINCETON - Gisele Duckham, 56, was found shot to death inside her house in a rural area north of Princeton on Nov 8.  63-year-old Robert Badour - has been charged with first-degree murder. (CTV)   MORE:  Dangerous offender charged   Suspicious death 

Pair found guilty

BRAMPTON - Devinder Kumar, 38, was viciously stabbed at least 29 times after he was ambushed in Nov 2011.  A jury returned a verdict of guilty against both Marlon Nurse, 32, and Darryl Plummer, 28.   (Brampton Guardian)  PREVIOUS:   2 charged   'Family man'    

Criminal history

OTTAWA - The man shot and killed outside his 58 Charleston St home is the same one who was convicted of multiple crimes dating back at least 15 years.  Khamsouriya Eric Vongviset was identified by police as the victim.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting death  

Deaths ruled homicides

LONGUELUIL - The bodies of Francis Dupont, 48, and his 23-year-old son were discovered in an apartment above the Taschereau Blvd club by the building's custodian.   (CBC)   MORE:  Homicides   2 found dead   Double homicide

Youth sentenced

IQALUIT - An 18-year-old in Nunavut convicted of murder has received the most serious youth sentencing option available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  Justice Sue Cooper granted an Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision order for the teen, who pleaded guilty in September to shooting 27-year old Lucassie Emikotailuk inside the victim’s home in Sanikiluaq last year.  (CBC)

Man turns himself in

FLIN FLON - On Nov 1, a man went into the Flin Flon RCMP detachment and told officers he had committed a murder.  Officers then went to a room at the Royal Hotel where a woman was found dead.  The woman has been identified as Raylene Dawn Grant, 21, of Flin Flon.  James Noel Desmarais, 44, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:  Man confesses to murder




VICTORIA - Lucas Ian Brown, 26, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for causing the deaths of Larry Machnee and Martha Ralph on the Malahat, and another 2 years for other offences committed during his crime spree on and off the island. 

Hit-and-run arrest

CALGARY - Faiza Ali Mohamud, 22, was hit when she was crossing MacLeod Trail on Friday night.  The driver of the Jeep that hit her left her for dead in the street.  Mohamud was taken to hospital but died a few days later.  (CTV)   MORE:  Family mourns   Hit-and-run  

2 years

SASKATOON - 17-month-old Shatoya Chatelaine was found dead in the family's apartment in 2006.  Charissma McDonald pleaded guilty to criminal negligence.  PREVIOUS:  Mom pleads guilty

Victim identified

BROOKS - Nana Prempeh, 26, of Brooks was killed by a gunshot early in the morning in the area of 9 St E & Sutherland Drive.   (Beacon News)  MORE:  Shooting

Arrest made

HAMILTON - Scott Patrick Keels of no fixed address has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 47-year-old James Surette.  Surette was found dead on a downtown sidewalk on the night of June 5, 2006.  (CP)   MORE:  Arrest in 2006 homicide

Victim identified

BRANDON - Crystal Elk, 37, died trying to help her mother-in-law. Her mother-in-law lived with Cameron Douglas Burnett, the man now charged with second-degree murder for Crystal's death. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   2nd degree charge   Man charged

Death now a homicide

TORONTO - Officers discovered the body of Patrick Walters, 55, in a parking lot on Exbury Rd around 11am.  The cause of death was multiple injuries associated with a fall.  MORE:  Fall now deemed a homicide

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Oudy Phrakonekham, 20, was inside a Ford Explorer with several other people near Rorie St and McDermot Ave when he was shot from outside the vehicle around 2:30am.   He later died in hospital.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting

Victim identified

CALGARY - Ann Rose Gramlich, 53, died as a result of blunt force trauma.  Diane Ruby Palmantier, 38, is charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Homicide victim identified     

Murder charges

FORT ALEXANDER – RCMP identified the victim as Eugene Robert Fontaine, 41.  Nicholas Abraham, 22, and Jonathon Starr, 28, from Sagkeeng First Nation were arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)

Witness protection

VANCOUVER - Kosto Barjaktarovic was once a high-flying Vancouver car thief who admitted his role in two gangland slayings at the trial of the late Bindy Johal.  16 years later, it is Barjaktarovic’s murder that police are investigating.  

Second identity    

Cop accused of perjury  

Victim identified  

Apparent drive-by  

Neighbours shocked   




Mystery lingers

LONDON, ON - In a traditional cultural tribute, a plate of fruit, a bowl of rice and bunches of flowers honour Thi Tran, 40.  Members of the Police nabbed Denzel Borden in Mississauga.  (London Free Press)  MORE:  Homicide


SPRUCE GROVE - Police found Jolene Cote's body after they responded to a 911 call at a rural home near Spruce Grove around 6:10am on Oct 13th.  (CBC)  MORE:  Homicide  RCMP investigating   Death under investigation

Ordered extradited

VANCOUVER - The mother and uncle of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu have been ordered extradited to India to face charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  Jassi, 25, was found strangled and beaten to death in Punjab in 2000. Her mother, Malkit Sidhu, and uncle, Surjit Badesha, both of Maple Ridge, BC, were arrested in 2012.  (CBC)

Abandoned brides

Jaswinder 'Jassi' Kaur Sidhu

Victim was supposed to marry wealthy man 

Extradition hearing

Mother, uncle arrested  

Widower lives in fear  


7 get life term for murder   

Man charged

MONTREAL - Rene Gagne, 43, did not enter a plea when he appeared in court charged with second-degree murder in the death of Daniel Forgues, 59.  (CBC)   MORE:  Dispute among neighbours   Stabbing


IQALUIT - Nunavut RCMP launched a homicide investigation in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, after Sangani Osuitok, 50, died at the Qikiqtani General Hospital.  (Nunatsiaq News)   MORE:  Possible homicide

Accused dies

CHELSEA - Kathrine Dufresne, 53, died after hanging herself in the Hull Detention Centre.  On Oct 22, Dufresne’s husband  returned to the family’s home to find his daughter, Sophie, 7, strangled and his wife injured.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Woman charged   Girl dies  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Nigel Caine, 20, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the front lawn of a home on Monet Ave near Rathburn Road and Highway 427.  Caine died of his injuries in hospital. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting leaves 1 dead



Homicide rate down in 2010

Canada's homicide rate has dipped to its lowest level since 1966.  (CTV)  REPORT:  Homicide in Canada 2010  

Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Family  said Omar Ali was found shot in the parking lot of the Lincoln Hotel on McPhillips St.  Ali was rushed to hospital but later died.  (CTV)

8 years

REGINA - Lance Gibson had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing Guy Lenius.  Lenius was discovered dead in a bedroom on April 15, 2006.  (CBC)   MORE:  Sentenced for killing roommate

2 charged

GLENDON - Jesse Brendan Miller was found dead in front of the Glendon Hotel around 1:15am.  Edgar Kenneth Milnthorp, 21, and Shannon John Burshtinski, 37, are both charged with second-degree-murder.  (Journal)



'Nice' neighbor

The man sitting in front of Mary Ellen O'Toole was, she says, a well-mannered guy. “He was low-key. He was nice. He didn’t swear.” He was very proud of his work, which he described in polite, pleasant tones.  His name was Gary Ridgway. His other name was the Green River Killer. 


TRENTON - Police are on the hunt for a shooter after Eddie Phalen, 44, was shot in front of his house in Trenton, NS.  Police were called to 22 Mechanic St at about 8pm after a 911 caller reported shots in the area.  (CBC)     MORE:  Residents shaken   Shooting    Homicide 

2 charged

LETHBRIDGE - Christopher James Ballendine, 47, died from a "blunt force trauma to his upper body."  Kerry Alan Zeller, 53,  is charged with second-degree murder and Terry Christopher Bissonnette, 51, is facing a manslaughter charge.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Cops probe death

Teen charged

SPRINGHILL - Zachary Quinn Brake, 18,  turned himself in to police.  The Crown has confirmed the victim, 37-year-old Tracy Ann Rudderham, is Brake's mother and that he had been living with her in the home. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Son charged   Woman found dead  

Victim dies

THUNDER BAY - Jimmy Robert Monias, 21, died of his injuries. Kyle Ivan Rae, 22, was initially charged with aggravated assault. Police advise that that charge will be upgraded.  (NetNewsledger)   MORE:  Aboriginal homicides not about race

1 year

CRANBROOK - Tammy Bouvette, 29, pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death after toddler Iyanna Teeple was left alone in a bathtub in May 2011.  (CTV)   MORE:   Out in 6 months   Disbelief surrounds charge    Babysitter charged

Acquitted of manslaughter

GATINEAU - Paul Hines, 57, died in hospital a week after he attempted to intervene in the attempted theft of a large pumpkin from outside an IGA at 203 d'Aylmer St on Sept. 29, 2011.  Korey Perry who was 19 at the time and is now 23, was initially charged with assault. The charge was upgraded to manslaughter once police received autopsy results.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Manslaughter charge   Man dies

3rd man charged

MINDEN -.  Raphael Guerra, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  Ryan Kennedy, 21, and another man were injured during the break-in at a home on South Lake Road near the town of Minden Hills.  Kennedy was pronounced dead at the Minden hospital.  Tin Wai Hong, 27, and Mason Gillard-Gatza, 19, were also charged.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Home invasion

3 years

GRANDE PRAIRIE -.  Brenden Holubowich, 23, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.  Walter Borden-Wilkins and Tanner Hildebrand, both 15, and Matthew Deller and Vince Stover, both 16, were killed. (CP)  


Relatives outraged

Victims identified



CALGARY - Nathan Zuccherato, 28, entered a guilty plea in connection to the 2008 shooting deaths of Kevin Ses and Tina Kong at the Food in East restaurant and the 2009 shooting death of Aaron Bendle at the Bolsa Restaurant.  Michael Roberto, Zuccherato's accomplice in the Bolsa Restaurant shootings of New Year's Day 2009 which claimed the lives of Bendle, Sanjeev Mann and innocent bystander Keni Su'a, reached a plea bargain deal with the prosecution in July 2013. (CTV)

Bolsa Restaurant slayings  

Gang assassin sentenced  

'Life' sentence  

Victims identified

Guilty plea

5 arrested

Charges in OC homicides

Kevin Anaya knew attackers

Pair shot to death

3rd man guilty



6 years

EDMONTON - After she was found guilty for the second time in the death of a foster child in her care in 2007, Lily Choy has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.  She was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old boy she was caring for in January 2007.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Guilty   Foster mom found guilty  Child had bruises on body

10 years

HAFLIFAX -  A Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury found Drew William MacPherson guilty in June of killing a Halifax senior in a Sept. 30, 2011, crash.  Ward Robinson, a 67-year-old passenger in the cab, was pronounced dead at hospital.  (Halifax Chronicle Herald)   MORE:   Drunk driver gets 10 years   Charges 



Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Max Maurice Richard, 36, has been charged with second degree murder in April Helen Hornbrook's, 24, death on Aug 27, 2011.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Woman slain   Police ID woman   Suspicious death


CALGARY - James Sinclair, 16, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the Sept 25, 2011 killing of David Vincett, 20.  PREVIOUS:    Victim identified   14-year-old charged   Teen charged  

'Poster for the death penalty'

PICTON - Justice Richard Byers sentenced Dean Brown to life imprisonment for each of the 3 convictions, including the shotgun killings of Tracy Hannah, 46, and her daughter Whitney Hannah, 13.   (QMI)   MORE:   Guilty   Suspect on the stand   Family seeks privacy

Arrest made

ST. CATHARINES - Police arrested Michael Latham, 23, in connection with the 2008 death of Pierre Repper.  Shawn Monger, 24, and Sebastien Hebert of Chateauguay, who were initially charged in June 2010, are now charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV) 

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Daniel Richard admitted responsibility in court for his part in the murder-for-hire killing of Ivan Radocaj.  Richard, 27, pleaded guilty admitting he helped beat Radocaj to death at his Interlake area home on Sept. 14, 2007.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty verdict   3 guilty   Death ruled a homicide 

No new trial

OTTAWA - In an 8-1 decision, the high court rejected an appeals court ruling that would have put Armande Cote on trial for a second time in the death of Andre Hogue.  The 63-year-old was shot in the head in his home in Pierreville on July 22, 2006.  (QMI)   MORE:  2011 SCC 46    

Victims identified

KITIMAT - Maria (Teresa) Rego, 47, was found seriously injured after police received a report of a stabbing and break-and-enter at a Kitimat home. Her husband, Gualter Manuel Rego, 46, was also severely injured. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Fatal attack

Victim named

EDMONTON - Nakoa Thomas' life ended on an empty street when he was shot dead in an alley.  The shooting happened just before midnight in the Balwin neighbourhood near 131st Ave & 69th St.  He died at the scene.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death 

12 years

LONDON, ON - As David Arbuckle, 20, drew his last breaths on a sidewalk, he summoned the strength to call 911.  Jacob Michael McPhee, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in court.   PREVIOUS:   Family bound in blood    Man charged   Slain dad


ASHCROFT - RCMP investigators make determination that the Oct 11th, death of Lorne Wilf Strikes-With-A-Gun  from the Bonaparte First Nation Reserve was a homicide.  Brandon Edward Knife has been charged with manslaughter.  (Windsor Square)

Twin charged

THETFORD MINES - Daniel Goulet was at the wheel when his truck went off the road on July 3.  Francis Goulet was ejected and killed.  (QMI)

Victim was a suspect

TORONTO - Dane Dillon, 27, was shot outside a housing complex on Parma Court just after 11pm.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting  



Man walks into police station

MONTREAL - Police have arrested Jean-Louis Pascal man who walked into a police station overnight and said he was a suspect in a homicide.  Police say the attack took place on  Sept 18, when 2 men got into a fight and one pulled out a knife.  (CTV)

Publication ban lifted

EDMONTON - Delonna Sullivan's mother, Jamie Sullivan, says she went to court so she could tell the world what happened to her daughter.  The infant died April 11 in an Edmonton hospital, 6 days after she was taken by the province and put in foster care.  (CP)

25 years

TORONTO - Mark Moore, 30, will serve 4 concurrent life sentences with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.  Moore was found guilty by a jury of murdering Carl Cole, Jahmeel Spence, Mike James and Courthney James.  (Toronto Star)


Murder binge

Guilty of 4 courts  

4 counts of murder

’Evil man’  

Man charged  

Rapper charged  

Accused Toronto serial killer  

Police identify victim

Hail of gunfire

Police identify victim

Family rocked by murder for 2nd time  

Shooting at family BBQ     

Case dropped

EDMONTON - The Crown dropped murder charges against a youth who confessed during a police sting to killing Susan Trudel, and Barry Boenke.  The youth made the confession in a "Mr. Big" sting, believing they were part of a criminal gang. But the boy recanted during his trial, saying he was just trying to fit in and gain respect. There was no forensic evidence linking the boys to the killings. (CP)  

'Mr Big' sting

Teens were the suspects

Crime scene video

New trial  

RCMP lacked evidence  

Charges dropped   

Shocking development  

'They look like little kids'  

Woman sentenced

EDMONTON - The 27-year-old woman was handed a 7 and a half year prison sentence.  The 4-year-old child, who was the niece of the accused, was found dead January 2009.   (CTV)  

Province must share blame   

Family sues kinship care  

Victim cannot be named  

Foster mom pleads guilty

Murder charge after standoff

ST JOHN’S - Trevor Pardy, 34, was charged and held for a psychiatric assessmen. Pardy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman, 30, who was found lying on Boggy Hall Place around 1am Saturday.  (CBC)

Death a homicide

EDMONTON - Daniel Charles Hamer, 35, died Saturday in the Parkdale neighbourhood after police were called to an assault near 117 Ave and 86th St about 3:30am.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Homicide probe   Assault



Cold case arrest

DAWSON CREEK - Earl Dean Jones was killed by a gunshot wound along a highway south of Dawson Creek on Sept. 25, 1981 after spending the evening with his wife at a cabaret.  Crown counsel approved a charge of first-degree murder against 60-year-old Thomas Anthony McDonald on Thursday. (CTV)   MORE:  Charge in 1981 murder


KAMLOOPS - Mark Lindsay, accused of killing his former girlfriend, Dana Turner, has been found not criminally responsible on unrelated charges.  During the BC assault trial, Linsday said he killed Turner and dumped her body near Innisfail, AB. Her remains were found in 2011.  (CBC)   MORE:  Psych evaluation  Man admits killing   Homicide charges

Man charged

CHITEK LAKE - Spiritwood RCMP were called to an altercation at the hotel around 1:30pm on Saturday.  Upon arrival, they found the body of Jones Thomas, 46.  Police have charged Frederick Charles Harris, 38, also from the Pelican Lake First Nation, with manslaughter.   (CBC)  MORE:  Sudden death 

Shotgun owner charged

FERNIE - Michael Voth, 17, was instantly killed by a single shotgun blast on June 16 after a younger boy picked up the loaded firearm and inadvertently pulled the trigger.  George Lewis Phillips, 51, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and careless storage of a firearm.  (CTV)

Victim identified

CALGARY - Police were called to a report of shots fired in front of a bar in the 800-block of 16 Ave SW on Sunday, at 4:30am.  Officers found, Mead Abdillahi Ousman, 22, lying on the sidewalk when they arrived.  (CTV) 

Man identified

MEADOW LAKE - RCMP have identified a man who was found dead in Meadow Lake.  Officers found the body of 83-year-old Robert Harris Foster at a home in the 400-block of Third Ave W.  (CTV)

Brother charged

CAMPBELL RIVER - Tony Wilfred Williams, 18, has been charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of his brother, Edison James Thomas, 33, at a Mo Road home.    PREVIOUS:  Brother arrested


GUELPH - Cory Armishaw, 26, was charged in the death of Jayden Lindeman in Nov 2006.  Justice Kenneth Langdon said that any confession from Armishaw was inadmissible because police repeatedly ignored Armishaw's desire to remain silent.  (CP)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Christopher Rookwood, 20, was found inside a townhouse on Tobermory Drive.  He had been shot in the chest, and paramedics pronounced him dead soon after.  MORE:  Man shot dead   Man shot 

Fall suspicious

VANCOUVER - The woman, identified as 50-year-old Verna Simard, was discovered dead in the 100-block of East Hastings St shortly before 8pm.  (CTV)  MORE:  Another suspicious fall  


WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a suspect following the stabbing death of Clarky Stevenson, 15.  Steven Raymond Johnston, 18, of Winnipeg has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV) MORE:  2nd teen charged      

Charges laid

LAC LA RONGE - RCMP have charged 21-year-old Jimmy David Douglas Ross from the Lac La Ronge First Nation with first-degree murder.  Police say Jason James Charles from the Lac La Ronge First Nation was found dead at a home on the reserve.   (CTV)   

Son in court

KAMLOOPS - Joshua Isaac Steel was in BC Supreme Court to fix a date for trial.  His father, Phil Steel, 63, was found dead in his Westmount home on Sept. 12.   PREVIOUS:  Teen detained   Son faces charges


RED DEER - RCMP said family members found the bodies of a 93-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man in a home in Red Deer.   (CBC)   MORE:   Suspicious deaths    Investigation complete

Fugitive caught

FISHER BRANCH - Russell McDiarmid, 51,  is the prime suspect in the murder of Nancy Swenty, 33.  (CTV)    MORE:  Manhunt ends   Human remains found   Body found   Clues lead police to body  

10 years

EDMONTON - Marvin Arthur Witzaney pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter in the death of an 84-year-old woman at a senior’s home in May 2011.   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   

Guilty plea

SARNIA - Jane LaMarsh, 50, is to be sentenced for the deaths of 10-year-old Tyler Talbot and his 6-year-old sister Taiya. (QMI)  MORE:  10 years

Charges upgraded

REGINA - Fergus Standingready, 40, now faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Seydou Camara, 43.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Charge laid 



Man charged

EDMONTON - Kyle Joy-Trussert, 23, died after being shot. Police said he was found lying on the floor outside the apartment he shared with Steven Laflamme.  MORE:  Man charged with roommate's death   Roommate charged   Charges laid

Suspicious blaze  

MARKHAM - The 42-year-old mother of two teenagers died in the garage on Kentland St.  The woman’s 48-year-old husband died at hospital.  Records showed the house owned by Krishan and Anupma Misra.  MORE:  Fire a murder investigation  



Body found

JERSEY CITY - Randy Lehrer's mother said police in Jersey City found her daughter's body at the apartment she shared with her husband. The body was stuffed into a 55-gallon oil drum and encased in concrete.  (CBC)   MORE:   Husband charged   Oil drum contained remains  

Murder publication ban lifted

KAWARTHA LAKES - Raymond Reid, 23, of Mystic Meadow Road in Ennismore is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jesse James Low on Sept 2.   (mykawartha)   PREVIOUS:  Publication ban on murder   Wide-ranging publication ban   

Suspect turns himself in

MONTREAL - Pascal Louis Jean, 29, turned himself in to police.  On Sept 18 Montreal police found the victim, 24, with multiple stab wounds near 2nd Ave and Jean Rivard St in St. Michel.  MORE:  Suspect arrested   Stabbing  


CALGARY - Joseph Kuol said that Ben John Ongera attacked him on Sept. 19, 2011, accused Kuol of sleeping with his girlfriend, and that Kuol was acting in self-defence.   PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Homicide

Granddaughter charged

WINNIPEG - Rahami Sacranie, 84, was found beaten inside a home on Pine Bluff Rd.  Sahar Sacranie, 19, has been charged.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Body found

Victim identified

TORONTO - A 48-year-old Toronto man has died after a shooting in Scarborough.  He was identified as Evrod (Rockfort) Gordon.  MORE:  Police probe shooting


CHARLO - Julien Guitard, 59, and Anne-Marie Guitard, 51, were found by police in a residence on Shirley Crescent about 9:30pm.  (CBC)

Teen charged

DESMARAIS - Police believe Jesse Noskiye, 17, was fighting with another teen behind the home when he was stabbed.  (CBC)   MORE:  Teen accused


OWEN SOUND - 34-year-old Gary Fernando Caribou was taken from the home and to hospital where he was pronounced dead.  46-year-old Erin Elizabeth Lees has been charged with second degree murder.  (Owen Sound Sun Times)   PREVIOUS:  Death treated as homicide

Double murder-suicide

GATINEAU - The investigation was launched into the deaths of Lucie Johnson, 51,  Denis Lagacé, 59, and Patrick Mongeon-Johnson, 32.  Police say all 3 were killed by a handgun owned by Mongeon-Johnson.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Double murder-suicide   3 dead in domestic dispute



13 years

KELOWNA - A former Mountie will spend 13 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.  Keith Wiens was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Lynn Kalmring in their Penticton home.   (CBC)  




Ex-cop charged with murder

Former cop charged


CALGARY - Kenneth Law, 28, died from severe burns he sustained in connection with a vehicle fire.  Police responded to the scene on Sept 8 at 11:21pm in the 200-block of 28 Ave NW.  (CTV)   MORE:  Burned man a murder victim

Elderly man murdered

HAMILTON - Officers were called to the house at 55 Stirton St around 7pm for a stabbing. When they arrived they found George Washington Burnett's body.  MORE:  Elderly man murdered in his home

Accused commits suicide

MONTREAL - Paul Laplante, accused of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Diane Gregoire, has committed suicide in prison.  (QMI)  

Accused found dead

Ex-mayor charged


Bones found

Police search     



Brother charged

SOREL - 45-year-old Alain Primeau is scheduled to appear in a Sorel-Tracy courthouse to face charges related to the homicide of his brother, Richard Primeau.  MORE:  He killed his brother   Shooting   Domestic dispute

Missing woman found dead

HERSCHEL - Human remains found in Saskatchewan have been identified as those of Carol King, 40, a Newfoundland and Labrador woman who had been missing for three weeks. (QMI)  MORE:  Remains are King's   Remains found   Suspicious disappearance



16 years

VANCOUVER - Ninderjit Singh, 33, shot Poonam Randhawa, 18, in the head after confronting her in the back of his friend's car in 1999, after accusing her of cheating on him.  (CBC)  MORE:   Guilty plea   Man pleads guilty   Arrested   Cold case arrest 

Father sentenced

EDMONTON - Shawn Michael Free, 30, who caused the car crash that killed his young son - and who abandoned his badly injured family at the scene - was sentenced for dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.  (QMI)  


MISSISSAUGA - A car parked outside a Mississauga plaza was left riddled with bullet holes in a fatal shooting that targeted one man.  Police identified him as Huy Duc (Andy) Nguyen, 41.    (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Targeted

Murder charge

PUNNICHY - Dennis Dustyhorn, 27, died in the Wynyard hospital after officers found him injured on the Kawacatoose First Nation early Sunday morning.  Ryan Daniel David Assoon, 23, a Kawacatoose resident, has been arrested.  (CTV)



Fire victim dies

SASKATOON - Firefighters rescued a Shelbey Babecy, 22, who was trapped on the house’s main floor. She suffered life-threatening injuries and died in hospital.  Police had initially charged Michael John Krohn, 27, with criminal negligence causing bodily harm in connection with the fire. PREVIOUS:  Charge in fire death   Victim dies in hospital

Charges laid

EDMONTON - Lance Matthew Shane Regan, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder in an Aug. 16 stabbing at the Edmonton Institution.  Mason Tex Montgrand, 21, died from multiple stab wounds after a fight in a cellblock used to house troublesome inmates.  MORE:  Murder charge   Lockdown again   Another inmate slaying      



Death during B&E

OTTAWA - OPP said Corey Blaskie, 41, entered a home on Edward St N in Arnprior where he had a confrontation with 2 of the homeowners.  CTV)   Sudden death    

Stabbing victim dies

WINNIPEG - The victim has been identified as Robert Rourke, 22-years-old.  Gregory Troy Govereau is facing one count of second degree murder.  (CTV)

Suspect dies

MISSISSAUGA - Peel regional police confirmed Akash Wadhwa had “succumbed to his injuries”.  Wadhwa  fell on to Hwy 401 from the Mavis Rd overpass 2 hours before Kiranjit Nijjar's body was found.  Toronto Star)  


One sided romance  

Murder-suicide attempt  

Police find girl's body

Suspect charged

MONTREAL - Michel Langlois, 50, was charged with second-degree murder.  Justyna Kozyra, 27, died in hospital after she was attacked on Brunswick Blvd.   (CBC) 


Dog poop rage  

Man charged  



Not criminally responsible

EDMONTON - Steven Heer has been found ‘NCR’ for the Aug 2011 incident that left his father Mohan Heer, 59, dead.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Charges laid    Family dispute

Warrant issued

OTTAWA - Liban Sheikhadem, 26, is wanted for one count of second degree murder in connection to the death of Henry Belmore on July 31, 2011.   (CTV)   MORE:  Stabbing   

Charges laid

OTTAWA - Police charged Layla Farook Aman with failure to remain at the scene causing death in relation to the death of Dan Miller, 22, of Stratford, Ont.  (CBC)  MORE:  Victim identified   Hit-and-run


LONDON - Youseff Wahid, 42, was found guilty of murdering Fatima Kama, 28, a Canadian who was visiting London at the time of her death. (Guardian)   MORE:  Man found guilty     Convicted in suitcase killing 



Murder charge

LETHBRIDGE - Luis Alfonso Ochoa-Gamez, 29, of Cuauhtemoc, Mexico was returned to Canada to face a charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Mauro Hernandez-Renteria.    (CTV)  

Charges laid

STURGEON LAKE - Dereck Morin was found dead on Aug. 20 at the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.  Dexter Ermine, 29, was arrested and charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Death a homicide   Stabbing

Dad killed defending daughter

WINNIPEG - Joseph Lalonde, 48, and his 18-year-old daughter were attacked outside their home on Aug. 24, in what looks like a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (QMI)   MORE:  Assault victim dies   Baseball bat beating death    Charges upgraded

Charge upgraded

BRAMPTON -  Macdermid Ermacora, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder and Gary Murray, 42, faces a charge of accessory in connection with the death of Racquel Junio.  (CTV)   MORE:   Husband charged   Suspect all smiles   Body is missing woman

2nd man arrested

TORONTO - Jeremy Sirur-Yee, 23, and Andy Barrientos, 18, are accused of shooting dead Pamela Ariza in a low-rise apartment on Seeley Dr & Sheppard Ave W.   (CTV)   

Hunt for 2 men
Victim ID'd
Woman killed



Double homicide charges

SCHOMBERG - A man faces murder charges after a double homicide in Schomberg.  They have been identified as James Wilson  and William Allan Jones. Both were 76.  Robert Abernethy, 47, has been charged with 2 counts of second-degree murder.  (CP)    



Murder charges  

Murder charges laid  

Workplace slayings  




Wife faces murder charge 

BROCKVILLE - Nancy Lane, 52,  was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her husband, Arthur Lane, in October 2009.  (PostMedia)   MORE:  Nurse charged   Wife charged 

Drowning a homicide

KELOWNA - Laura Letts-Beckett, 50, was fishing with her husband last August.  Peter Ernest Edward Beckett, 54, has now been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.   (CP)  MORE:  Husband charged

Homicides soar

The study on homicides by UNODC blamed organized crime for the region's surge in violence.   (AP)  REPORT:  Global study on homicide 2011  


MONTREAL - The man was walking to his house when he was shot.  The victim Francesco Zito, 37, was not known to police.   (CTV)   MORE:  Man is shot  



Man charged

PICKERING - Kyle Marcoux, 21, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Tyson Henry, 22.  PREVIOUS:   Victim identified    Stabbing 

Teen killed

HAMILTON - A 19-year-old girl has died after being struck by a minivan.   Nikolay Chshitko, 19, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV)



Charges upgraded

WINNIPEG - Charges against a 17-year-old girl have been upgraded to first-degree murder following a brawl on Garfield St that resulted in one man's death.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  

Family identifies victim

Teen charged with manslaughter

Street brawl crash


Not guilty plea

GODMANCHESTER - Marc-Olivier Perras, 21, is accused of shooting Karine Faubert and dumping her body in Godmanchester.  (CTV)    MORE:  Ex-boyfriend arrested   Woman shot  

Owner charged

TORONTO - Adam Smoke, 41, and Melody George, 39, died during a fire on Aug 12 at 143 Bastedo Ave.  The owner of the home, James Webster, 30, was charged under the Ontario Fire Code.  


TORONTO - Police say Rendell Palacios, 22, was likely shot between 1am and 2am on Monday and left in the unit on Rosseau Road.   MORE:  Man killed

Fight death

STANLEY MISSION - RCMP say 26-year-old Frederick Thomas McKenzie died in hospital.  Michael Cook, 30, been charged with second-degree murder in the death.   (CTV)




WINNIPEG - Police identified the victim as Tim Koostachin, 30.  Ray Vaughn Munro, 19, has been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)

Victim identified

MONTREAL - Neighbouring residents of the apartment building at 5775 Cote des Neiges identified the victim as Rakib Ullah. (CTV)  

Body found

L'ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES - Police were called to 688 River Rd in L'Isle-aux-Allumettes around 1:30pm.  The call was originally for a man who had reportedly fallen to his death in his garage, but police said they found signs of violence at the scene that involved a knife.  He has been identified as Kevin Law, 51.  (CTV)

Teen arrested

EDMONTON - Police were called to the area of 107 St and 107 Ave shortly after midnight and on arrival found 22-year-old Bruce Dumais lying on the ground, suffering from apparent stab wounds.  RCMP arrested a 16-year-old male in St. Paul. (CTV)   MORE:  Death ruled a homicide    Victim identified by family

3 charged

BARRIE - Bradley Hubbard, 42, of Collingwood was attacked after 9:30pm at the mini-putt course on Commerce Park Dr.  Police arrested Justin Spring, 18, Jake Workman, 18, and Matthew Spring, 19, and charged them with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Teens charged   3 charged   

1 more year

WINNIPEG - Court heard the teens, age 15 and 17, removed Roberta McIvor, 32, from her vehicle while she was passed out on the Sandy Bay First Nation in July 2011, but didn’t realize she was still tangled in the seatbelt.  (CTV)   MORE:  Sentenced   Girls get youth sentence  Teens charged   Girls charged   Manslaughter charges   Gruesome death

Murder - suicide

EDMONTON - Residents believe Ken Kopiak was suicidal and a schizophrenic who was off his medication.   Police are investigating Anna Fedorio's death in the fire as a homicide but are not looking for suspects.   (CBC)   MORE:  Deadly suspicious fire

2 years

VANCOUVER - Spencer Brian Berg had been drinking and was behind the wheel of a four-door 1998 Honda Accord when it struck a hydro pole killing 19-year-old Ryan Grant.   (Tri-City News)   MORE:  Driver pleads guilty

Single gunshot

COLD LAKE - The RCMP began a homicide investigation after Paul Simon Scanie, 29, was found dead inside a home 10 kilometres south of Cold Lake.  Wayne Ernest Matchatis has been charged with second-degree murder. Kenneth Leonard Matchatis has been charged with being an accessory to murder.   MORE:  Death a homicide     Body found

Time served

WINNIPEG - Aggravated assault charges were originally laid against Bobbi McKay and John Ward, but they were dropped under a joint recommendation.  McKay and Ward were first charged after Harvey Sanderson, 27, was found by his caretaker inside his apartment in late July 2011.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Beaten man dies   Man dies of injuries

Victim identified

EDMONTON - Police have identified the burnt remains found inside a vehicle on an abandoned rural property back in late July.  Police say the remains are those of 27-year-old Kyle Gayda.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Remains discovered


TORONTO - Khalfani "Jordan" Haughton, 18, was found bleeding in the hallway of a high-rise residential building at 1130 Wilson Ave.   Derrick Oram, 37, has been charged with second degree murder.  (Toronto Star)  

15 years

PRINCE ALBERT - Wayne Moshenko received an automatic life sentence after a jury convicted him on Oct 9 in the second-degree murder of Ricky Bear.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Jury finds man guilty   10 years after guilty to manslaughter plea   Charges laid 


VICTORIA - Jordan Levesque died after he was stabbed in a Cormorant St apartment during what was described as a fight.  Charged with first-degree murder is Joshua Tyler Bredo.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Double stabbing   1 dead in stabbing

Murder charge laid

WINNIPEG - Baljinder Singh Sidhu, 27, was found with stab wounds in the Stradbrook Ave and Osborne St area. Zeljko Mikic, 24, has been charged  (CTV) 


Slain man's cash seized

Victim identified

Victim ID'd

Deadly brawl


17 years

TORONTO - Abdul Malik Rustam, 30, donned a face-covering burka and white wedge heels to get into 21-year-old Shaher Bano Shahdady's Scarborough apartment in July 2011, 2 weeks after she'd asked for a divorce.  He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.   (Toronto Star) 



Victim wanted to be free

Husband charged


RED DEER - Oscar Salazar, 22, was found dead inside a BMW sport utility vehicle near the intersection of 63rd St and 59th St on August 2nd.  MORE:  Suspicious death   Shot man dies  

Parents identify son's killer

HALIFAX - Linda and David Reader said Friday that they believe their son, Jonathan, was killed by a youth gang known as the Murda Squad. (CBC)   MORE:   Unsolved crime: Reader homicide

5 charged

WOODSTOCK - The Iron Grill Restaurant in Woodstock, caught fire and exploded Aug 12, 2009.   Police say 2 men who were outside at the time suffered life-threatening burns.  1 later died in a Hamilton hospital.  Usama Akhter, 21, is charged with arson and manslaughter.   (CP)   MORE:  5 arrested   Charges in deadly fire

Suspect surrenders

GABRIOLA ISLAND - RCMP arrested Jason Daniel Cramer, 37, after an overnight hunt.  Police quickly identified Cramer as the prime suspect in the fatal stabbing of Elaine Schwartz, who was found dead in her home at 1264 Harrison Way.   MORE:  Stabbing   Woman killed

Charges laid

LETHBRIDGE - James Karl Bach, 54, has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Brent Good Dagger, 29.   MORE:  Stabbing


SYDNEY - Simon Gittany, 40, has been found guilty of murdering Lisa Harnum, 30, in July 2011.  (CBC)  MORE:   Guilty   Fiance charged   Woman screamed for help

3+ more years

TORONTO - Juede Noel, 26, shot Anthony Smalling, 23, on July 29, 2011.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:    Suspect charged   Drive-by shooting   Shooting

Homeless man killed

EDMONTON - Police were called 10:30pm and Eric Cardinal was taken to hospital where he died from a stab wound.  MORE:  Victim ID'd   Fight ends with stabbing

Man accused

INNISFIL - Dawn Bailey, 27, was found Sunday morning after emergency crews responded to a fire at the address.  Ryan Kovacs, 27, of Bradford, Ont., is charged with first-degree murder.  (Sun Media)   MORE:  Woman was stabbed


TORONTO - Mohamed Wasaghe was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital after he was shot in unit #919 in an apartment at 333 Sidney Belsey Crescent.  (CTV)   MORE:  Shock after shooting   Overnight shooting  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police found David Blyth, 30, at 1239 Weston Rd.  Police have charged Twayne Ruddock, 25, with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  

Charges laid

EDMONTON - Police charged Monwat Akool Madood, 21, of Edmonton with second-degree murder.  MORE:  Man sleeping on bench slain

RCMP investigate

LAMONT COUNTY - A woman's body was located near the junction of Hwy 16 & Range Road 184.  An adult male was taken into custody.  A sign located at the front of the property shows the names of those who reside at the residence, Nels and Connie Magnuson.  (CTV)   MORE:  Woman found dead  

'Life sentence'

WINNIPEG - A woman who set a Austin St N rooming house on fire and killed 5 people has been given a life sentence.  Lulonda Flett, who is 41, will not be eligible for parole for 5 more years.  She received 2 years of credit for time spent in custody.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   5th person dies   Fire claims 5th victim

2nd degree murder charge

SAINT JOHN - Dennis Oland will be charged with second-degree murder this afternoon in connection with the death of his father, prominent businessman Richard Oland, more than 2 years ago.  (CBC)  

Son to stand trial

Ordered to stand trial 

Son's bloodstained jacket key  

Prime suspect named

Richard Oland  

Judge releases new documents

Dennis' lawyer: 'Enough is enough'  

Publication ban lifted

Son is suspect  

Search warrants unsealed  

Suspect owed Oland money

Mystery brewing  

Murder and a maritime dynasty

Probe widens

Police search boat of daughter-in-law


Killed at his desk with an axe

Youth sentenced

SASKATOON - A 16-year-old boy  pled guilty to second-degree murder stemming from the  July 2011 shooting death of Jaron Tyler Jahnke, 28.  (Saskatoon Homepage)  PREVIOUS:   2nd degree charge   Shooting  

Victim identified

BURLINGTON - Police say the victim has been identified as Amber Lynn Wilkinson, 32.  Billy Gladysz, 32, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.  MORE:  Murder charge    2nd degree   Arrest  

Father charged

CAMPBELL RIVER - Brent Allan Warren, 43, appeared in Campbell River provincial court.  HIs son Jonathan, 7, died shortly after arriving at hospital.   MORE:  Father arrested  

Ex con found dead

MONTREAL - Jean-Claude Belec body was discovered inside his store in a case the SQ is now investigating as a homicide.  MORE:  Body found


MONTREAL - Suntharam Yogarajah, 64, was stabbed to death outside his Victoria Ave dépanneur and restaurant.  Police arrested Alberto Manuel Martinez, 58, and he's been charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Murder charge   Charges


TORONTO - Raphael Okezie and Henok Mebratu faced murder charges in the shooting of John Kang, 21, in a parking lot near Victoria Park & Finch Ave E in May 2011.   (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Charge laid   Suspect identified   Gunned down 

Couple wanted

HALIFAX - Investigators confirm the body belongs to the homeowner, 58-year-old Paul Livingstone.   (CTV)  MORE:  Suspicious death


EDMONTON - The victim has been identified as Michael Wayne Tunnicliffe.  (CTV)   MORE:  30th homicide   Shooting

Death a homicide

LLOYDMINSTER - Police say Gurwinder Singh died following an altercation with a 48-year-old man.  The other man is still in hospital.  (CTV)  

Arrests made

PRINCE ALBERT - The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Anthony Martin Custer.  (CTV)

'He died sticking up for a friend'

COURTENAY - James Denton, 19, was killed following the Rhythm on the Rock concert.  A 16-year-old faces a charge of first-degree murder.  (CTV)    MORE:  Stabbing

Man charged

MONTREAL - Aldo Franchini, 18, was charged in the death of Alejandro Chonta Rojas, who was stabbed on July 22.  (CBC)   MORE:  Same gang   Man charged

Charges laid

HALIFAX - Police in Halifax have charged Steven Skinner with second-degree murder in the death of Stacey Adams last spring.  (CBC)   MORE:  Warrant issued   Death a homicide  

Canadian trucker killed

HARPER WOODS - Thayalan Vinasithamby, 44, of Brampton was killed after his tractor-trailer was hit by a car, plowed into a Kroger grocery store and burst into flames.  (CP)

Charges laid

EDMONTON - Ahmed Ismail-Sheikh, 25, died after a fight early Friday morning in Edmonton’s Inglewood neighbourhood.  Arab Mursal Sugule, 22, was arrested without incident and charged with second degree murder.   MORE:  Somali-Canadian ID'd   Arrest

Mistaken identity?

EDMONTON - Abdi Ali Mohamud, 43, was shot near 106A Ave & 86th St. He was walking with a 25-year-old man, when they were approached by 3 people. MORE:  Victim killed by mistake?    Another Somali victim   Victim identified   Downtown homicide  

Woman charged

YELLOWKNIFE - Beverley Roberts, 54, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  Lewis David Whalen, 63, of Yellowknife died on April 2, 2010, after his snowmobile collided with another snowmobile.  (CBC)

Arrest made

CAMPBELLFORD - Family members found Lillian Beryl Nicholas, 82, dead in her home on Aug. 13.  James Patrick Van Dusen, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:  Murder rattles small town   Homicide   

Drifter hunted

UXBRIDGE - Homicide detectives have released the name and a photo of a man who was allegedly behind the mysterious slaying of Margarita Shumakova.  Babak Ghanad, of no fixed address, is wanted for first-degree murder in the girl's death.   (QMI)     MORE:  Warrant issued   Teen found slain   Police identify body  

Lifetime ban

VANCOUVER - Shaun James Cochrane was behind the wheel of a Ford pickup truck that sped through a red light and struck a Honda Prelude in Abbotsford, BC on March 13, 2010.  The Prelude was sent careening towards Kevin Wilson, his pregnant wife Laurel and her 66-year-old father Albert Jewell as they stood at a pedestrian island. Only Wilson survived.  (CTV) 

Charged in China

MISSISSAUGA -  Guo Wei Wu, 46, was behind a plot to kidnap Xiu Jun (Johnny) Fei and Jiangou (Tony) Han in January 2011.  The remains of Han, 44, were located in July 2011.  (CP)  

2 men admit roles

Heart attack

Arrest made

Body identified

Manslaughter charges

Murder charge

Human remains 


MONTREAL - Ellen Dennett has been found guilty of the second-degree murder of Kathleen Livingstone, 78.   (CBC)  

Charges laid


Woman to face charge

Suspect arrested

Woman arrested

Murder charge

ST JOHN - Philip Pynn appeared at  court on a charge of second-degree murder, laid after his associate Nick Winsor was shot outside a home in the east end of St John's.  (CBC)   MORE:  2nd suspect arrested  

Death a homicide

BLACK LAKE - Joey John Yooya was found shot to death two days after the 21-year-old went missing.  Police say a potential suspect is currently in custody on an unrelated matter.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide

6 years

ST. JEROME - Mariny Chav was handed a 6-year sentence for manslaughter.  Francine Coderre-Gregoire, 67, was found dead at the bottom of the staircase of her house on March 9, 2007.   (CTV)  

Woman dies after assault

EDMONTON - An 80-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her suite at the Edmonton Chinese Seniors Lodge at about 3:45am on May 8.  Police said Marvin Arthur Witzaney, 45, was arrested and charged.  (QMI)

Police charge driver

NORWAY HOUSE - Darryl Saunders, 37, is facing charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death.  Officials identified the victim as Stephen Anderson, 24.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Drunk driver charged


WINNIPEG - Steven Kyle Dodge, 26, was found suffering from stab wounds around 2:45am. Nathan Allan Bricklin, 18, is charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:  Teen charged

Ex charged

PETERBOROUGH - Robert McGregor of was arrested and charged.  Police said they launched a missing person investigation after Joanne MacKenzie, 23, went missing.    MORE:  Ex wife missing   Ex faces murder charge

Body in trunk

DRUMMONDVILLE - Keven St-Sauveur, 20, was charged in a Drummondville court.  The body is believed to be that of Alexandra Duguay, a Montreal woman who was reported missing.  PREVIOUS:  Man accused   Man arrested

Charges laid

WINNIPEGOSIS - RCMP have charged 24-year-old Ryan Chartrand with second degree murder.  The victim has been identified as Lance Richard. (CTV)

Child custody dispute

WHITBY - A child custody dispute may have been a factor in a Whitby shooting in which a Andre Hogg, 22,was killed and 13-month-old baby girl injured.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Shooting   Man dead  

Suspect nabbed

VANCOUVER - Ryan John Stewart Miller, 29, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act, not the Criminal Code. The crash occurred Nov. 29, 2008, on Hwy. 1 in Coquitlam, BC.  2  brothers, aged 6 and 9, were killed, and their 8-year-old brother was left paralyzed. (QMI)

Prison sentence  

ST JOHN - A 20-year-old Saint John man has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in connection with a crash that killed Kylee Wallace last summer.  Nicholas Pike had already pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.   (CBC)   MORE:  2.5 years



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