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Guilty plea

PORT HOPE - Catherine Andrus, 53, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years for pummeling Michel Leblanc to death with an aluminum baseball bat.    (QMI)   MORE:   2nd degree plea   Woman sentenced

Charge laid in 3rd hit and run

OTTAWA - Matthew Follett was arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Brockville hit-and-run   Charge laid in 2nd



Police release video

TORONTO - On Aug. 24, police responded to a gunshots call in the Cather Crescent and Trafford Lane area.  They found Randy Anthony Malcolm, 24, at the rear of 41 Cather Cres suffering from gunshot wounds to the head. He later died in Sunnybrook hospital.  (CTV)

Wrong man

TORONTO - Jahmeel Spence was shot while attending a family barbecue in a townhouse complex on Sept. 10, 2010.  (CTV)   MORE:  Wrong target   Shooting at family BBQ   Shooting   Brother of murder victim killed   Family rocked by murder for 2nd time  



Inmate death

DORCHESTER INSTITUTION - The RCMP released a statement that said that based on evidence gained from an autopsy, Daniel Pépin was the victim of a homicide.   (CBC)


TORONTO - Police identified Jerome Leigh Ellington, 25, of Toronto as the city's 40th homicide victim of 2010.    (CTV)   MORE:  1 shot dead



12 years

SUDBURY - A Sudbury man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of his wife and has received a sentence of 12 years in jail.  Denis Guerin, 49, wiped tears from his eyes as the details of what happened last September were read before a Sudbury court.  (CBC)   MORE:  'Maybe I loved her too much'     'Nice people'

Reward offered

ORANGEVILLE - OPP are offering $50,000 for information that will help them solve the murder of Sonia Varaschin, 42.  Her body was found in a wooded area off Beech Grove Sideroad in Caledon on Sept 5, 2010.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Remains missing woman   'Most likely someone who knew her'   'Foul play'  

Alleged sister killing

WINNIPEG - The 18-year-old victim, Paige Chelsea Moloi-Straightnose, was stabbed in the chest inside a Winnipeg home shortly after 8pm Friday and died in hospital soon after.  Her sister, 21-year-old Nebula Niome Moloi-Straightnose, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.  (QMI)  MORE:  Sister stabbing

Stabbing victim identified

CALGARY - Calgary police were called to an apartment building in the 1510 21st Ave SW to reports of a stabbing.  An autopsy has been completed and police say Mohammad Ahmed Mahmud, 36, died of a stab wound. A second man, Ahmed Abdulkadir Mohamed, 30, was located at the same address and taken into custody. (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Charge laid  



Son charged

GRANDE PRAIRIE - Alex Crichton, 73, was found dead in a rural home in Groverdale.  His son, Matthew Crichton, was arrested at the same home without incident.  MORE:  Man accused of killing father

Charges laid

CAYUGA - Police say Charles Agbajoh, of Milton, Ont., was killed on Nov. 2, 2008, and his body was found near Hagersville in April 2009.  Elyton Brandon Guy, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CP)



Murder charge after fight

HAWKESBURY - Rodny Wiss Ceasar, 26, is accused of killing Danny Trineer, 32, outside the Déjà Vue nightclub on Main St in Hawkesbury. PREVIOUS:  Charges pending    

Another guilty plea

ST THOMAS -  Tina Ellis pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact - her husband Daniel Belding admitted to killing Jason Farro on Aug. 29, 2010.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Couple charged   Foul play   Comedian killed   Death ruled murder 



FBI arrest man

BRACEBRIDGE - Todd Andrew Howley, 48, was wanted by the OPP for the first-degree murder of Paul Maasland, 55, whose bound body was discovered in a Bracebridge boat launch last August.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Man murdered, dumped  

Charges dropped

EDMONTON - All charges against Charlotte Liselotte Verkerk had been stayed. The April 2010 crash killed Shelly Patterson, 47, and  Erin Huggan, 29.  MORE:  Charges stayed   Woman charged   RCMP charge woman

6 years

LAVAL - Robert Belanger was sentenced to 6 years in prison for killing Ronia Mansourian with his car.  Judge Gilles Garneau ordered Belanger to serve 5 years for dangerous driving causing death as well as 1 year for leaving the scene of an accident, which occurred September 3, 2010.    (CTV)

'He panicked'

WINDSOR - Peter Martens Schmitt told his older brother that he panicked and fled the scene after he was unable to avoid hitting 15-year-old cyclist Kyle Peters on a darkened road east of Leamington.   MORE:  Teen granted bail  



Stabbing victim identified

PEMBROKE - Peter Blaedow, of Laurentian Valley Township, died in hospital following a reported disturbance that brought police to the door of a residence around 4am.  Garry Decker, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  (CTV) 

Teen charged in double stabbing

TORONTO -  Police say Nelson Carreira, 40, was fatally wounded during a fight that spilled out of a bar on Lansdowne Ave.  Joseph Blandon, 19, of Toronto, faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing   Arrest after stabbing



Suspended sentence

WINNIPEG -  Lucy Muthoka, 52, was handed a two-year suspended sentence with probation after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death for the June 2008 incident in downtown Winnipeg.  William Halcrow, 57, and James Ross, 58, were killed instantly after being hit by Muthoka’s Subaru Forester.  MORE:  No jail for killer driver   Unskilled driving blamed

High-rise death

WINNIPEG - The death of a 22-year-old woman who plummeted from a balcony near the top of a high-rise building is being investigated by the homicide unit, said police.  Officers were called about an injured female in the 500 block of St Mary Ave in downtown Winnipeg around 3:20am on Aug. 29.   Officers identified the victim as Kylie Fay Dawn Armishaw, 22, of Winnipeg.   (CTV)   MORE:  Woman ID'd



Person of interest

BRAMPTON - Darren McLean, 23, was killed at his home on Wickstead Court on August 21, 2010. Michael McIntosh, 20, and David Henry Thomas, 24, were both arrested on Dec 24.  (CityNews) PREVIOUS:  Arrest   2nd man charged   Victim identified   Shooting 

Baby dies

LONDON, Ont. - Police are hunting for Rourke Desmanche, the father of an infant who has now died in a Londonhospital after being found not breathing in a city home in early August.  (QMI)

Man charged in 2001 homicide

CANTERBURY - Alberta RCMP charged Stewart Elwood Drost, 37, of Canterbury, NB, in the 2001 death of Rachael Francesca Gabriel.  Gabriel died in a trailer fire in Rainbow Lake on June 24, 2001.  (CBC)  MORE:  1st charge for cold-case team  


WINNIPEG - A man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for a fatal stabbing sparked by a fight over $10.  Leonard Murdock, 25, was convicted of manslaughter in the August 2010 killing of Derek Spence, 24.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Arrest   Stabbing  Group stabbed victim




SASKATOON - A man who did in Saskatoon's 7th homicide of the year has been identified by numerous sources as Anthony Gunn, 23, of the English River First Nation.   The death occurred Aug. 26 at a residence on the 600-block of Ave M S.   Police had been called to the residence because of a reported assault.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death

Unfit to stand trial

VERNON - Kenneth Barter, who suffers from schizophrenia, had been facing a 2nd degree murder charge in the death of 32-year-old Nathan Mayrhofer.  Barter admitted to killing Mayrhofer with a hammer and then cutting up his body under the delusion that Mayrhofer was a danger to his father. (CP)  PREVIOUS:  Autopsy was necessary   Victim identified 




CALGARY - Killing her baby after a night of drinking with friends has landed Shelby Herchak a five-and-a-half-year prison term.   (QMI)   MORE:   5.5 years    Sentenced   Mother pleads guilty    

Manslaughter plea

LAC LA BICHE - Carl Peter Blood, 40, pleaded guilty in court to the killing of Sharon Fox, 43. Fox died on the Heart Lake reserve last August.  Blood was sentenced to 18 years in prison.   PREVIOUS:  2nd degree charge



Drug house bust

PRINCE GEORGE - The residence was known to police to be associated to a local gang, the Game Tight Soldiers. The house is in the same block that Darren Allen Munch was shot to death on August 14.  PREVIOUS:  Weekend fatal shooting   RCMP probe killing

Police find cold case letter writer

VICTORIA - But while the breakthrough has cleared up a long-standing mystery in the case, it did not solve the murders of Tanya van Cuylenborg, 18, and her 20-year-old boyfriend, Jay Cook.  PREVIOUS:  Serial killers are not often who we think   Jay Cook & Tanya Van Cuylenborg  

Arrest made

OTTAWA - Police have charged 22-year-old Adrian Daou with 1st degree murder in connection with the death of 36-year-old Jennifer Stewart.  (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged   Man accused   Living in fear   Death a homicide   Woman found dead 

4 years

AMHERST - Melvin Kenneth Roberts, 35, was sentenced for manslaughter in the death of Paul Douglas Arsenault.    (CBC)



Suspect live in home for abused

LONDON, ON - Police haven't said whether it was Keeley Dianne Shipway, 18, or Sasha Ireland, 21 - both charged with second-degree murder - living in the second-stage housing apartment building, operated by Women's Community House.  Troy Nicholas, 23, was found stabbed in the parking lot.  Ireland's brother, Fred Doxtator-Ireland, 18, is charged with manslaughter in the death.   (QMI)

Plea bargain

WINNIPEG - Manitoba justice officials say they were forced to choose between cutting a sweet deal with a former Hells Angels member or risk losing everything in a high-profile homicide case.  Billy Bowden ,34, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in the November 2007 stabbing death of Jeff Engen, 24, inside the Empire Cabaret on Main Street.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:  Former Hells Angel admits role in bar killing



Victim identified

TORONTO - Around 9:30pm Saturday, emergency services found the body of 20-year-old Byron Jones in the stairwell of a building on Mabelle Ave.  Police say Jones was shot to death between the fourth and fifth floor of the building.  (Global)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting


CORNER BROOK - Jeffery Tippett was charged after a baby in his care suffered a serious head injury. Tameron Rose was 11-months when he died in January 2007.  (CBC)   MORE:  Guilty of manslaughter    Mistrial   Police admits mishandling evidence   Tippett case



Not guilty

SASKATOON - Eunice Wudrich, the Aberdeen, SK, woman who was accused of criminal negligence in the death of foster child Evander Daniels has been found not guilty.  (CBC)   MORE:   Judge rules not guilty   Woman charged

Homicide probe

EDMONTON - Martin Cook of Grande Prairie and Kenneth Carlson of Hines Creek were reported missing Aug. 14.  A body was found in a remote spot west of the community Aug. 20.   Carlson has been charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   MORE:  Missing found   2 men missing

Child killer

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba teen slashed a nine-year-old boy's throat just to see him die, a court heard.   Tristian Dunsford died June 28, 2008, in Little Grand Rapids, Man. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Babysitter admits killing boy   Murder charged laid

Psych rehab

SHERBROOKE - Rejeanne Pelletier-Charette was killed in August 2010.  Following a psychiatric evaluation the teenager pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Missing woman's body found   Body found  



Not naming the dead

EDMONTON - I can't tell you the name of the dead child or of man who killed him.  The province has passed the draconian Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act. That bans us from identifying the slain child and his killer.  In theory, that's to protect the privacy of the dead baby.  

Manslaughter charge

HAY RIVER - Mark Glen Larsen, 28, was charged in connection with the death of Brent Darrell Nixon.  Nixon, 50, was found unresponsive outside the Royal Canadian Legion in Hay River early Saturday morning. He later died in hospital.  (CBC)  MORE:  Suspicious death



Guilty plea

HALIFAX - Jason Wayne MacRae has admitted to strangling his wife, Paula Gallant.  Gallant, 36, was found dead in the trunk of her car on Dec. 28, 2005.  (CBC)  MORE:  Sting operation    Husband charged   Arrest made   Paula Gallant  


TORONTO - 29-year-old Nicolas Kenyon was gunned down in Jamestown on Saturday night and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Police indicated the man was clearly targeted in the Bleecker St neighbourhood in Toronto.  (MABP)

Teen found dead

RED DEER - A Penhold teenager has been killed and his body left by the side of the highway, leaving RCMP, family and friends of Logan Raymond grappling with how the 17-year-old died.

Manslaughter charge

RANKIN INLET - RCMP in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, have charged a man with manslaughter in the death of another man this past weekend.  Abraham Nakoolak has been charged in connection with the death of Donald James (DJ) Gamble, 23, early Saturday morning.  (CBC)



Death investigated

CORTES ISLAND - Stefano Savioli a Cortes Island resident of almost 30 years, was found dead in his home on a large acreage Friday around 8:30am and police suspect foul play.    

2 arrested

MONTREAL- A 25-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the Eastern Townships are to be charged in connection with the death of a man found in a Plessisville motel.  The victim, 65-year-old Rémy Allaire, was killed by a knife.



Woman charged

LONDON, ON - Five-month-old Brookelyn Hopkins was rushed unresponsive to London's Children's Hospital on Aug. 8.  The child died the following day.  OPP have charged Melissa Garland, of Ingersoll, Ont., with failing to provide the necessities of life.   (CTV)


MONTREAL - A Superior Court Justice has ruled that Maor Attar is not criminally responsible for killing Shirel Attar, 14, his younger sister in August.   PREVIOUS:  Brother facing charges   Teen arrested   Stabbing death

Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - A suspect has been charged for the death of a 24-year-old man on Winnipeg Ave.  Officers have identified the victim as Nathan Kayseass, 24.  Police have charged Sesar Edgardo Romero, 22, of Winnipeg with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:  Death & destruction   Stepbrother charged

Fatal fire treated as homicide

WINNIPEG - The body of Patrick Gallagher, 90, was found inside the residence on Ash Avenue following a fire on Aug. 6, said RCMP.   An autopsy was carried out on Aug. 7 and determined the victim died from smoke inhalation. (CTV)  



Stabbing death

MONTREAL - Abdul Hannan, 26, was killed early Sunday morning after breaking up a fight following a celebration for Pakistan's independence day.   (CTV)   MORE:  Brawl stabbing death

Victim 'harmless'

SASKATOON - Family members of Bert Haverkort, 47, who was beaten to death inside a home on Saskatoon's west side were still reeling from their loss as Jake Ottertail, 32, accused of killing him made his first court appearance.   



Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Mary Ellen Thomas, 31, admitted to second-degree murder for the July 2010 slaying of 62-year-old Michael Allan inside his city home.  MORE:  Woman pleads guilty    Sentenced for stabbing death   Police pre-empted from murder scene   Woman arrested at scene   Stabbing   Woman charged in stabbing

3 teens charged

TORONTO - 3 teens are accused of premeditated murder after another teen's bullet-riddled body was found in the Humber River.  The arrests kicked off with a 17-year-old boy who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Andrew "Philly" Dowden, 17.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Shot, dumped in river    Teen identified  

Murder charge

WHITECOURT - RCMP have charged a 47-year-old Whitecourt man with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Shaun Michael Desjarlais, 30.  Aaron Lee Tremblay is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 24 in Whitecourt. 

Injured man dies

PEMBROKE - Paul Poloni, a 25-year-old man who sustained serious head injuries after an apparent beating at a Wilderness resort near Ottawa last weekend has died.  Jerry Azevedo, of London, Ont, is in custody and currently faces charges.  (CBC)   MORE:  Resort beating victim dies   Fight death accidental 



Man turns himself in

TORONTO - Marko Pandurevic, 22, allegedly confronted Dimitry Savenkov, 25, on his way to his apartment, and stabbed him.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  'Dead man walking'   Suspect  

Assault death

CHETWYND - The RCMP say a man found in a northern BC after an assault has died of his injuries.  Police have identified the man as Harley James Allison, 48.  (CBC)



Dayhome operator sentenced

MEDICINE HAT - Erin Jackman was originally charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Pepper but pleaded guilty to criminal negligence back in Sept.  The child suffered fatal head injuries while at Jackman’s home in the summer of 2010.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Charge upgraded   Blunt force trauma    Daycare assault


PETERBOROUGH - Police collared Etienne Beaulieu, 21, after a massive manhunt that included a police helicopter and heat sensors. The hunt was sparked hours earlier when his mother, Isabel Robitaille, a 49-year-old school teacher, was stabbed at her home. She was pronounced dead at hospital.  (QMI)   MORE:  Mother killer charged 

15 years

ST JOSEPH DE COLERAINE - Eddy Rivest received 15 years  after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter after killing Roland Hardy at a mine near Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine.  Hardy’s colleagues found him dead on July 23, 2010.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Arrest made   Security guard murdered   Tribute to Roland Hardy


MONTREAL - Samuel Jean-Baptiste, 26, had been sought since the slayings of Pascal Leu, 44, and Yassine Chnaiti, 28.  Both men were killed inside an apartment on Decarie Blvd on Aug. 2 of last year.  Two other suspects also face murder charges in connection with the case.  MORE:  Suspect arrested   Victim was known



Bar stabbing

BARRIE - The victim is Troy Lush, 23, from Innisfil, Ont.  Jeffrey Surgenor, 23, faces charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault.   (CTV)  MORE:  Bar fight

Victim lured to his death

TORONTO - Nate Thompson was shot in the head outside a Sheppard Ave. W townhouse complex.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:    Victim identified   Victim named



Men charged in fatal rollovers

YUKON - William Gilbert Johnson, 46, has been charged with impaired driving causing death and other charges in connection with the rollover that occurred on Chadburn Lake Road in Whitehorse.  Alex Dickson, 40, of Teslin, Yukon, was declared dead at the scene.  Valentino Vella, 27, of Vancouver was killed when the van he was a passenger in rolled over on the North Klondike Highway.  Christopher John Maxwell-Smith, 25, was charged with impaired driving causing death.  (CBC)

2nd man charged

OXFORD HOUSE -  On July 24, officers received a report of a male who had been seriously assaulted and was found along a roadway on the First Nation.  The victim has been identified as Scott Elvis Bradburn, 30, of Oxford House First Nation, said RCMP.   On July 30, RCMP said Jake Bradburn, 18, had been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death.  Michael Bradburn, 21, also faces a charge of manslaughter for the death.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Teen charged

Woman charged

BERENS RIVER - Lois Corrine Cook, 36, was charged with manslaughter in connection with 32-year-old Dave Hudson's July 2010 death.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Victim stabbed and run over


HALIFAX - Kale Leonard Gabriel, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ryan Matthew White.    (CBC)   MORE:  Ryan Matthew White   Man charged   Victim identified  



Arrests made

TORONTO - David Darcy, 37, was killed on July 14.  Nicole Linda Gagner, 29, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.   2 men have been charged with first degree murder. Sharmake Abdi, 26, was arrested on July 25, Anthony Wong, 29, was arrested on July 27.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Police seek suspect   Wong cleared in murder   Police ID suspects   Warrants issued

Not guilty verdict

WINNIPEG - Nicholas Somers, 29, was found not guilty of manslaughter for the July 2010 tragedy at Bar Italia.  Jurors clearly accepted the claim by Somers he acted in self-defence. Gary Rent, 33, died after being punched in the head, falling to the ground and suffering a traumatic brain injury.  (Free Press)  MORE:  Bouncer found not guilty   Not guilty   Bouncer charged   Man dies



'Do you know who?'

REGINA - Police found the decomposed bodies of Gray Nay Htoo, 31, his wife Maw Maw, 28, and their son Seven June Htoo, 3, in a townhouse in a public housing complex at 323 Oakview Dr in the city's north end.  (QMI)  


Deaths treated as homicides  

3 bodies found  

Wanted surrenders

TORONTO -  George Rucinski, 59, who also went by the name Jerzy, was found dead near Roncesvalles Ave & Dundas St W April 4.  Stephen Downey, 49, turned himself in at 11 Division station with his lawyer.  (Toronto Star)  

Suspect surrenders  

Warrant issued  

Appealing for tips  

Homicide probe   

Body found  

Police investigate



2 murders, suicide

MONTREAL - A retired Montreal pizza delivery man, distraught that his relationship with his girlfriend might be slipping away, killed their two young boys before committing suicide, police say.   Police suspect their father Jacques Tanguay, 73, caused the deaths of the two boys, Anthony, 7, and Gabriel, 1, before taking his own life.  (CTV)   (CTV)   MORE:  3 found dead

Arrests made

TORONTO - Anthony Wong, 29, of Brampton, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.  Police arrested Sharmake Abdi, 26, of Toronto and charged him with first-degree murder.  Both arrests are connected to the death of 37-year-old David Darcy.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  David Darcy   2 men wanted in stabbing death   Knife attack   Stabbing victim dies   Police hunt for clues




TORONTO - Police have released video and still images of the two vehicles the gun-toting thugs were allegedly spotted in as they “lay in wait” last Friday night for the two friends to arrive home at 360 Pitfield Rd.   Yousuf Sulub, 26, and a 28-year-old man, whose name was not released, arrived home at 11:22pm.   (Toronto Sun)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   1 dead in shooting

Suspect a childhood friend   

DUNCAN - Tyeshia Jones, 18, was found dead after disappearing on her way to meet a friend at a Duncan grocery store. William Gordon Robert Elliott was arrested in connection to her death as well as that of Karrie Ann Stone, whose badly burned remains were found in a wooded area outside of Duncan in 2010.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:    Stone case

Man died of gunshot wound

TORONTO - Dianthony Evans, 19, of Toronto, was rushed to hospital after being shot in the city's east end last Tuesday night.   He died in hospital on Friday.   (CP)  MORE:  Victim identified   Man shot was guilty   Teen dies in hospital

Man charged

MONTREAL - Parminder Singh is charged in connection with the death of his roommate.  The victim, also 46, was found dead inside an apartment on St. Roch St. about 1pm.  MORE:  Man charged  Police recommend 2nd degree



Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - David Boulanger, 28, also known as Divas B, was found murdered on November 4, 2004. Boulanger's body was found at a rest stop east of Portage la Prairie.   David Boulanger lived as a woman and worked in the sex trade.  Theodore Raymond Herntier, 40, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)

Murder charge

CALGARY - A fight that began between two men grew to include 10 to 20 people.  Neither group knew each other.  Bak Joseph Malok, 20, was stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat. He died in hospital of a stab wound.  Johar Sirage Hussein has been charged in Malok's death.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing  



Charge upgraded

OTTAWA - Rachelle Denis, 38, was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident after 60-year-old Tony El-Kassis was struck on July 2 outside a Perth St shopping plaza.   PREVIOUS:  Victim dies in hospital


NANAIMO - The 31-year-old man charged with first-degree murder after a shooting spree in a Nanaimo industrial area left one man dead was quietly released on bail last month.  Simon Dockerill is charged with killing John Charles Borden, 47, in the attack.  (Nanaimo Daily News)   PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   Murder charge in gun battle   Shootout   Victim feared for his life

Teen gunned down

TORONTO - The boy, identified by friends as Chris "Splitz" Tshilombo, 17, was in the parking lot behind St Nedela Macedonian Orthodox Church when an argument broke out between a group of people at about 1:20am.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Teen shot behind church   Shooting at church   Boy shot   Teen shot  Chris Tshilombo  

Murder shocks town

MELVILLE - RCMP and EMS responded to a Toronto Street residence in Melville around 4:20am Saturday and found the 60-year-old deceased. Police have charged Gary Wayne Ross, 55, who police identified as the woman's son, with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in relation to the homicide.



5 years

CORNWALL, Ont. - Convicted drunk driver Robert Young faces 4 more years in jail for the death of Heather Saaltink, a 22-year-old university student killed while driving her family home shortly before Christmas 2008.  (QMI)

Teen charged with murder  

PUNNICHY - The RCMP has charged Everett Tirrel Bruce with first-degree murder in relation to the July 15 homicide of 81-year-old William "Lawrence" Pambrun.

Police search for suspect

MONTREAL - Sylvain Maheu, 48, is accused of killing a 19-year-old man who was walking with a friend on Joliette St.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Drive by   Murder occurs  


OTTAWA - Tamrat Gebere, 38, admitted in a frantic 911 call and on the stand that he killed 32-year-old Aster Kassa in July 2010.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Man charged

Murder charges stayed

EDMONTON -  First-degree murder charges against Travis Vader have been stayed by the crown.  Vader had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder relating to the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, an elderly couple who went missing in 2010.  The bodies of the McCanns have not been discovered.  (CTV)


Malicious prosecution

Charges stayed


Vader charged

No bodies

Questioning appears to be over

Vader arrested

Foul play suspected

Tip mishandled

Search intensifies 

5th suspect arrested

TORONTO - Adrian Ducas, 17, was at the Malton Community Centre on July 3 as two basketball games were being played.   Peel Police say several men arrived at the centre around 8:30pm and began fighting with the victim.   Ducas was fatally wounded.   (CTV) 

5th arrest  

Suspect was out on bail, again

Police investigating murder  

Murder in Malton  

Teen shot dead on basketball court



Man charged

WOOD LAKE - A man is accused of murdering Samantha Collins, 29, whose body was discovered near a Bracebridge, ON, cottage last July.  Ian Charles Borbely, 35, is charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Human remains identified   Now a homicide   Mom searches for clues

Victim named

PRINCE GEORGE - RCMP have released the name of the man who died after being stabbed in front of the 7-11 on 20th Ave.  The victim is 39 year old Tyrone Myles Thomas.  (Opinion 250)   PREVIOUS:  Homicide in the gateway

Car wash owner gunned down

TORONTO - Identified as Emad Rozik by patrons and staff at an adjacent coffee shop the victim was shot around 1pm.  (QMI)  MORE:   Police release security video   Victim identified   Confrontation preceded shooting   Car wash owner shot

Brawl now murder

TRURO - A man accused of killing another man last week in Truro will now face a charge of murder, police say.  Dustan Joseph Preeper was charged with manslaughter in the death of Ben Hare, 26.  (CBC)  MORE:  Security tight at arraignment



Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Serial killer Camille Cleroux, 58, was arrested after Paula Leclair, 64, vanished in May 2010.  Common-law wife Jean Rock, 32, disappeared in 2003 - her body was never found. And ex-wife Lise Roy's bones were disinterred from beneath a tomato garden at Cleroux's old home. She had been missing since 1990.  (QMI)

Bones were ex-wife

Cops dig for bodies  


Human remains in backyard

Drifter' eyed  

Wives vanished years ago  

Cops fear worst   

Foul play  

Search on



Caregivers get jail terms

EDMONTON - Denise and Michael Scriven have been ordered to serve 20 months in jail for their roles in the death of Denise's mentally disabled sister, Betty Anne Gagnon.  (CBC)    MORE:   20 months   Couple pleads guilty   Caregivers plead to lesser charges   Couple confesses to neglecting   Caregivers charged    Betty Anne Gagnon 

Police seeking witnesses

TORONTO - The murder happened just after 3am at the Excellent Cantonese Seafood restaurant at 263 Spadina Ave.  The young victim, Tien Pham, was reportedly sitting at the back of the restaurant with other people when he was shot in the head in front of several patrons.   (CityNews)   MORE:  Targeted shooting   Witnesses wanted   Victim identified


VICTORIA - Cory Barry, 43, stabbed Justin Wendland twice in the chest at a Victoria bus stop in June 2010.  (CBC) MORE:   Killer taunts victim's mother    Charge laid   Teen dies

Couple found guilty

BRAMPTON - A jury found Fedrick and Elizabeth Gayle guilty.  Tiffany Gayle, 15, was found dead in a bathtub in the family’s home on June 12, 2010.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Parents charged



Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Jheruel Mananghaya pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Darren Walsh.  Walsh, 24, was standing at a Main Street bus stop in Winnipeg on July 4, 2010 when he was gunned down.   (CTV)

Suspect charged

Connection found

Shot at random

Bus station shooting

Bus-stop shooting

Man gunned down



More murder charges

KENTVILLE - The Montreal police service laid first-degree murder charges Tuesday against Leslie Douglas Greenwood in the deaths of 47-year-old Kirk Murray and 51-year-old Antonio Onesi.  Murray and Onesi were shot in the parking lot of a Montreal McDonald's in January 2010.  (CP)  

2 new murder charges

3rd murder charge


Guilty in double murder  

4th arrest    


Brothers plead guilty

Life sentence


2 teens charged

GARDEN HILL - RCMP identified the victim of the fatal incident as Terence James Fiddler of Garden Hill First Nation.  Two 16-year-old suspects have been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)


NANAIMO -  Cheryl Lynn Sim's body was found Tuesday morning in a vacant lot near Millstone River near downtown Nanaimo.  (Nanaimo Daily News)  MORE:  Woman was killed near bus depot   Body found



Drunk driving charges

RED DEER - A Red Deer man has been charged with drunk driving causing death following a fatal crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured his siblings on Canada Day.  Police laid multiple charges against Rodney Arens, 32, including impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, as well as refusing to provide a breath sample. 

Man charged

NEW GERMANY - Wayne Paul Eisnor, 47, of Barss Corner, NS, was charged by RCMP with first-degree murder.  He's accused of shooting his estranged wife, Christina (Tina) Mae Eisnor, 43, in the parking lot of Barry's Freshmart in New. She died in hospital that night.  Witnesses said the gunman shot himself.  (CBC)  MORE:   Unfit to stand trial   Shooting victim dies



Another year

VANCOUVER - A mentally ill woman who killed a 12-year-old autistic boy will spend at least another year locked inside a BC psychiatric institute.  Kimberly Noyes was charged with second-degree murder, but found not criminally responsible in July for the 2009 slaying of John Fulton in Grand Forks, BC.   Noyes's trial established that she stabbed Fulton to death in her townhouse.   (CP)  

Killer not criminally responsible

Woman not criminally responsible

Noyes verdict sends her to psychiatric hospital

Murder was to 'stop the Anti-Christ' 

Breaches ignored

WINNIPEG - Parole documents show serious concerns about James Henry’s ability to function in the community and obey conditions of his release were overlooked, allowing him to remain on the streets until after he was implicated in the April 18 slaying death of Ricky Lathlin. 

Suspect turns himself in  

Charges upgraded  


Manslaughter charge  


Man killed in attack 



Canada wide warrant

WINNIPEG - Dylan Ferland, 18, was shot twice while standing outside of a friend's house.  On Sept. 30, police charged William Evan LaPorte, 21, and Dillion Douglas Lecoy, 18, with first-degree murder in connection with the death.  Stephan Mitchell McKay, 32, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.  (CTV)  MORE:  Victim wasn't a gang member

Person of interest

TORONTO - Police said that Fashar Badakhshad, 27, is currently their only person of interest.  Badakhshad was also injured in the July 2 fire at a 502 Huron St rooming house. A 24-year-old woman at the scene was found to have died of stab wounds and burns to her body.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious circumstances   Suspicious fire



Victim named

TORONTO -The shooting occurred at a strip mall at Keele St.  Police say that about 200 people, who were in the mall's parking lot, are potential witnesses.  The victim has been identified as Kyle Clarke. (CTV)   MORE:  Canada Day killing  Man shot   Strip plaza shooting   Man gunned down  

Not guilty

BRAMPTON - Justice Kenneth Langdon found Gurjant Singh Sidhu not guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing death.  Isabel and Vanessa DiCeglie were killed in Spetember 2007 when the Honda Civic they were travelling in was hit by a fully-loaded gravel truck.  (QMI)   

18 months

DUNCAN  - Brendon Menard, 24, pleaded guilty on Sept 11 to manslaughter in the death of 52-year-old Tony Menard.  MORE:   Man sentenced for killing father    Son charged 

Homicide now alleged

WINNIPEG - RCMP officers have charged Cory Sidney Kipling with two counts of manslaughter in connection to the deaths of cousins Tina Jones, 18, and Tiffany Abraham, 19.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Charges laid in stolen auto crash



Victim identified

TORONTO - Police discovered the body of Barbara Starkey-Brailsford, 78, on June 30. The cause of death was sharp force injuries.   Her son, Thomas Brailsford, 49, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Body found   Arrest after body found   Son allegedly kills his mother 

4 years

VANCOUVER - John Threlfall, 53, has also been handed a lifetime ban on driving.  In July 2007, Threlfall was trying to beat a traffic light at a busy intersection when he hit another car, which careened into Grace Chan, 49.   (CBC)  



Death by tractor

KINCARDINE - Police say Sareena Denesiuk, 26, was struck and killed by a tractor.  April Smith, 27, was also hit be the vehicle, and rushed to a London, Ont. hospital where she remains in serious condition.  Laurie Porteous, 48, has been charged with second degree murder and attempted murder.  (CP)

Fiance charged

MISSISSAUGA - The body of 38-year-old Charmaine Whitley was found inside her suburban Toronto home after police arrived to check on her well-being.  Whitley's body was found with "obvious signs of trauma".  Her 44-year-old fiance, Timothy Turosky, was arrested.  (QMI)

7 years

BELLEVILLE - Michael Brooks pleaded guilty in December to manslaughter in the death of Jesse Archer of Warkworth, Ont.

PREVIOUS:  2nd degree charge   Man charged

Murder charge

KINGSTON - An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of Kenneth Sweet.  Dustin Slater is charged with murder.  (CTV)  



Teen arrested

MONTREAL - The 15-year-old was in Varennes when he called police Monday morning from his cell phone, and said there was a woman's body at the family home on Albert-Lauzeau St. (CTV)   MORE:  Teen faces charge   Police find woman dead after 911 call  

Driver facing charges

CANDIAC - Andre Roy, 50, and his 16-year-old daughter, Jessie, were riding a motorcycle on Highway 30 in Candiac when they slammed into the car stopped on the road ahead of them.    (CTV)   MORE:  Dad, daughter killed when car stops for ducks  



'Knife to a stick fight'

WINNIPEG - Richard Poynting, 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the May 2009 stabbing death of 36-year-old Grady Monias. PREVIOUS:  Wedding plans turn to funeral plans   Stabbing

Arrest made

OSHAWA - Derrick Brooks, 32, died of his injuries.  Investigators say Christopher Lee Dwyer, 26, of Oshawa, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Out of control party

2 teens charged

CALGARY - Police have charged two teenagers people in relation to the death of Christian Morin, of Hobbema.  Police said an altercation occurred during Pioneer Days in Wetaskiwin either late in the day on June 18 or early in the morning of June 19.   (Red Deer Advocate)

Assault now a homicide

TORONTO - Terry Rideout, 35, of Toronto was assaulted early on the morning of Saturday, June 12 near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Ave.  Jason Miller, 30, of Toronto was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.  (CTV)



Guilty plea

EDMONTON - Taryn Crawford, 25, entered the plea.  Sefatullah Khanzadeh, 18, was killed when he was picking up traffic cones behind a truck near 97th St and 144th Ave in north Edmonton on July 24, 2009.  (CBC)    MORE:  Texting linked to crash

Police reveal part of murder probe

CALGARY - The Calgary RCMP Major Crimes unit said in a news release it has identified "persons of interest" in the shooting death of John Terris, 26, whose body was found at his home in Brooks on Nov. 12, 2009.  MORE:  Mystery letter  



10 years

CALGARY - The youth who murdered Adam Cavanagh 5 years ago was sentenced to an adult term of life in prison.  Mark Morales, now 22, must serve a minimum 10 years behind bars.   (QMI)  MORE:  Adult sentence   Guilty   Arrest made  

Sentence in deadly home invasion

EDMONTON - A Whitecourt man was sentenced to 12½ years in prison Friday for the death of a 19-year-old man shot in a home invasion in January 2009.  Steven David Kennedy, 45, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Jonathan Nickason's death.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Home invasion victim dies   Suspect turns himself in


KELOWNA - Joelon Verma,  32, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2010 slaying of Brittney Irving.  Verma was automatically sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years.  (Castanet)   MORE:   Dealer found guilty  Former Independent Soldier charged   Arrest   Remains discovered 

Remains ID'd

MONTREAL - Human remains found in an aboriginal community south of Montreal have been identified as those of a woman missing since 2006.  Dental records helped police identify the bones as those of Tiffany Morrison, 25, from the Kahnawake reserve.  (CBC)  MORE:  Remains identified   Tiffany identified



Man charged

THORSBY - A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after a 61-year-old man was shot and killed during an alleged altercation at a house party.  Vincent Desmond Kakakaway has been remanded into custody.  The dispute led to 61-year-old Bruce Carstairs getting shot, and he died as a result of his injuries.  (CTV)

2nd man charged

In July 1999, 24-year-old Scott Barnett died at Millhaven Institution.   An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide.  Phillip Vince, 52, who was a Millhaven inmate at the time Barnett died, was arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder.  The OPP also arrested James Maclean, 34, in Peterborough and charged him with first-degree murder.  (CTV)  



'This was no honour killing'

BRAMPTON - Kamikar Singh Dhillon claims he killed his daughter-in-law because he suspected she was going to leave her husband and disgrace the family.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Killer 'ruined our family'   Father-in-law charged   Woman ID'd  

SUV victims identified

CALGARY -  Byron Gray was at the wheel, and his nephew Ryan Gray was in the passenger seat, when a police officer tried to pull the SUV over.    (CTV)   MORE:    Fatal crash   SUV-house crash  

Death probed

CALGARY - Police undertook a manhunt for Guifen Liu, 61, after family reported her missing from the home in the 300-block of Varsity Estates Grove NW.  She was found in "medical distress" still inside the home by a family member. She died of her injuries after she was taken to hospital.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide investigation   Suspicious death


KELOWNA - The youth convicted in the death of 16-year-old Ashlee Hyatt at a house party in Peachland 2 years ago was sentenced to a year-and-a-half of custody.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty   Accused found guilty   Manslaughter conviction   Stabbed at a house party



Suspect arrested

BOLTON - Police have arrested Savario (Sam) Lucia Jr in connection with the murder and dismemberment of Morris Conte.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Man charged  Victim named   Scene a message


KENTVILLE - Adam William States, 26,  is charged in the death of Antonio Ryland Pinch 3.  The boy died at his home in North Kentville on May 8.  (CBC)



Appeal for tips

TORONTO - Justice Ferrigno, 16, was killed in the area of Bathurst and St. Clair Avenues around midnight after becoming involved in an altercation at a park near Hillcrest Junior Public School.   (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Police identify stabbed teen   Victim stabbed    Police seek suspect

'She is a good mother'

ST BARNABE SUD - Less than 24 hours after her infant daughter was mauled by a husky, an ashen-faced 17-year-old girl was charged yesterday with manslaughter in the gruesome death of her 3-week-old daughter.  PREVIOUS:  2 charged  

Guilty pleas

VICTORIA - Two teenagers pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of 18-year-old Kimberly Proctor, whose badly burned body was found under a bridge on the Galloping Goose Trail in March, admitting in chilling detail to planning and executing her rape and murder.  

Kimberly Proctor

Murder runs in the family  

Charges laid

2 arrested

RCMP Kimberly Proctor investigation

Victim said she was bullied online



Victim had violent past

ST JOHN'S - Daniel Edward Borden, 26, was known to police in Halifax where he was wanted on a conspiracy to commit murder charge. It's alleged he was one of three men involved in the attempted killing of notorious Halifax drug figure Jimmy Melvin Jr.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Victim ID'd   Gangs

Sent to prison

RENFREW - A man who stabbed his spouse has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Dugald Jamieson, 49, was on probation for assaulting the same woman, Carol-Ann Brunet, at the time of the May 2010 stabbing.  PREVIOUS:  Man charged



2 charged

LA LOCHE - Matthew St. Pierre, 29, died after he was shot in broad daylight on a main street in the northern village.  Curtis Randall Eklund, 26, and Richie Keanan Herman, 18, are charged with second-degree murder.  

Jail for deadly driving

KELOWNA - Damian De Ciantis, 30, was driving erratically and speeding down Benvoulin Road in February 2007 when he lost control and struck two pedestrians.  Kim Black, 51, was tossed nearly 60 metres on impact and died at the scene.  



Death a homicide

CALGARY - Anto Slikso was discovered in the 100 block of Panatella View NW.   The 58-year-old was found in a home under construction. It's believed he was in the house painting at the time.   (CTV)   MORE:  Homebuyers find body 

Guilty verdict

TORONTO - A jury found devout Christian Patrick Barrett, 41, guilty of second-degree murder in the bizarre bludgeoning death of Lucita Charles, 27, his girlfriend in May 2010.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Man admits killing   Suspect turns himself in   Police arrest suspect   Mother slain



Manslaughter plea

OTTAWA - Safeolah Fizeeli pleaded guilty to manslaughter for stabbing Hassan Al-Khazaali with what one witness described as a tire iron at a west-end gas bar in April 2007. (QMI) 

Victim identified

EDMONTON - A man who was killed after being hit by a truck and dragged 27 blocks has been identified as Brian Bone.   PREVIOUS:  Struck pedestrian dragged  



Guilt plea

TORONTO - Joey Shepherd can’t remember when he savagely knifed his former common-law wife Ayan “Denise” Osman to death at her Rexdale home and then tried to kill himself.  Shepherd attempted suicide by laying across the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 near Dixon Rd in the early morning hours of June 29, 2010 while Osman was bleeding to death at her apartment.   (QMI)  


Charges laid

Boyfriend charged

Restraining order didn't work

Hwy reopens

Hwy reopens after stabbing

Crash may be connected



Picture of domestic violence 

EDMONTON - Police say Jeanne Cathleen Heard's death is considered to be a homicide.  Dwayne Poirier's death has been ruled non-criminal, and the cause of death is also still trying to be determined.  Craig Huber and Brad Winter were also found dead in a house located next door to the one that exploded.  Police say those deaths have been ruled a homicide.  (CTV)


Danger signs

Police treating deaths as suspicious

Search for blast victims 



Retired judge guilty

QUEBEC CITY - Retired Quebec judge Jacques Delisle was found guilty of murdering his disabled wife.  Delisle, 77, is believed to be the first Canadian judge to stand trial for murder. He will automatically receive a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.  Delisle's wife, 71-year-old Marie-Nicole Rainville, was found dead in the couple's Quebec City condo on Nov. 12, 2009, with a .22-calibre pistol at her side.   (CTV) 

Judge guilty   

Mistress testifies  

Son testifies   

Wife couldn't have shot herself  

Judge on trial for murder

Steps to ensure impartiality

Case has challenges

Mercy killing?  

Retired Judge charged  




TORONTO - A Toronto woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death while he was driving was found not guilty of second-degree murder.  Melissa Lewis, 25, admitted fatally stabbing Jermaine Gillespie, 25, while he drove her, their 6-year-old daughter and father in the city’s west end on May 29, 2010. (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Lewis talks about her acquittal   'Open court' doomed   Witness comes forward   Police urge witness to come forward   Man stabbed

Arrest made

HAMILTON - Six months after William Staples, 67, and Rhonda Borelli, 36, were last seen at a local convenience store, their decomposed bodies were discovered under a heavy tarp in the flat bed of Staples’ pickup truck, which was parked at Pearson airport.  Hamilton police arrested 47-year-old Mark Staples, of Dundas, Ont., on first-degree murder charges.   (Toronto Star)  



Plea to manslaughter

PRINCE ALBERT - Jacob Worm pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 4 stabbing death of Daniel Richard Wolfe.  5 other men have been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing.  Wolfe was a high-profile member of the Indian Posse.   (CBC)  

Foster mother charged

EDMONTON -  Christine Laverdiere, 34, appeared briefly in an Edmonton courtroom to face one count of second-degree murder in the killing of a 21-month-old girl.  MORE:  Foster mom charged   Foster child's death a homicide   Police to investigate death as homicide



6 years

BELLEVILLE - Brandon Gray, 26, was sentence in the beating death of Bradley Van Diepen, 27 at a Tweed, Ont., campground in 2010.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Charge down graded   Man leaps at son's accused murderer   Beaten to death   Deadly assault

Landfill search comes up empty

WEYBURN - After four days of digging through rain-soaked trash in a vain attempt to find the remains of a newborn baby, Weyburn police have halted the search of that city's landfill - but not the investigation.  PREVIOUS:    Mother charged



4th person sought

TORONTO -  Detectives say Egbert Boothe, a concert promoter also known as “Jah’b” or “Jahbible,” was at his home on Sheppard Ave W St with two other men when three armed suspects burst in.  During the altercation on the 15th floor balcony, Boothe either jumped, fell or was pushed over the railing to his death.  (CityNews)  


Egbert Boothe

Death a homicide  

Man was murdered  

Mystery woman may be a witness  

Man falls to death during home invasion



Gang evidence

TORONTO - Mitchell Celise, 17, was fatally shot in the back on a residential street in Toronto.  A  jury began deliberating to consider whether Lavare Williams, 21, and Chael Mills, 23, were responsible for the brazen May 3, 2010, killing on Winona Dr.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Jury convicts   1 arrested, 1 wanted   Victim identified   Teen shot    

Pair charged

FORT ST JOHN - A convicted drug dealer has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Fort St. John dad Joshua Lequiere.  Andre Paul Dupas, 31, was charged and remanded into custody alongside his alleged accomplice, 28-year-old Pamela Joy Moore.  PREVIOUS:   Arrests made   2 arrested  



Manhunt ends in suicide

TORONTO - Turkish media is reporting Riza Cosa, 29 has ended his own life rather than face justice back in the US for the death of his wife, Winsome Angela Perez, 45, and in Canada for the disappearance of Hatice Corbacioglu, 33, his girlfriend.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Missing in love triangle   Foul play

Dad charged

MONCTON - Anthony Linfield, 25, was charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life.  Paramedics and the Caledonia RCMP were called to a home in Havelock on Jan. 8 after Dakota Linfield, his 23-month-old daughter, ingested methadone.  (CBC)




FORT ST JOHN - Teddy Luo, 14,  was riding his bike with a group of friends when he was struck at an intersection. He died later in hospital.  PREVIOUS:  Hit & run

Murder charge

SASKATOON - James Lee Busch, 33, is charged with the murder of Sandra Marie Ramsay, 41.  Her body was found in a downtown dumpster.  (CBC) 



Homicide investigation

MELITA - The death of a 65-year-old man in Melita is being investigated as a homicide, said RCMP.  Officers identified the victim as Francis Melvin Renwick, 65.   (CTV)  MORE:  Teen charged   

House arrest

BRAMPTON - Makhan Singh Lachhar’s actions were “callous and cowardly” the day he struck and killed Mandeep Bhagtana with his cab and then fled,  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run



Jail for deadly driver

SASKATOON - Thirty months in a penitentiary, a $1,000 fine and a two-year driving prohibition hardly seem like serious-enough consequences for Rob Tangeman, the Regina man whose dangerous driving killed 35-year-old Rick Fredrickson and injured three others, Fredrickson's family said. 

Son faces charges

WINNIPEG - A 68-year-old man from the RM of Dufferin is dead, and his son is facing charges, after the truck they were riding in rolled over at about 10pm on Saturday night.  The man who died was the passenger in the vehicle and his son, a 37-year-old man from Winnipeg, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, police said.   (CTV)




TORONTO - Police now have a suspect in the killing of Rose Liu, a 61-year-old woman who operated a dry cleaning business in Scarborough on May 10.  (CTV)   MORE:  Woman a suspect   Family speaks out   Woman sought  

Guilty pleas

TORONTO - Four people have pleaded guilty to manslaughter following a 2009 explosion that left one man dead.  The name of the victim, a 22-year-old Toronto man, has not been released.  (CityNews)



3 face charges

ST JEAN SUR RICHELIEU - 3 people are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter after a man drowned in the Chambly Canal in St. Jean sur Richelieu.  Police say 24-year-old Michael Meunier of St. Jean sur Richelieu died after leaping into the water in an effort to escape a group of attackers in a nearby park.   MORE:  3 arrested

Suspect in court

MONTREAL -  Mario Romain, Cinthia Toussaint's ex-boyfriend and the father of her three-year-old son, was arrested and faces a charge of first degree murder.   (CTV )  MORE:  'Important witness'   Corpse found


Suspect in custody

THOMPSON - A 49-year-old man assaulted outside of a Thompson hotel in the afternoon of May 20 had died from his injuries.  Donald Timothy Massan of Thompson was charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:  Assault death

Pregnant shop keeper stabbed

HAMILTON - Elham Dashtirahmatabadi, 31, succumbed to her injuries in hospital.  Police were called to the High Times Book Store at 187 King Street East around 2pm by customers. (CityNews)



Suicide by collision?

MONTREAL – If his writings on the social networking website are any indication, Denis Philippon, of Boisbriand, may still have been reeling from a split with his ex-fiancé about a month ago when he was seen driving erratically Monday afternoon before the collisions on Hwy 165 southbound in Plessisville

15 years

MONCTON - Raymond Joseph White, 65, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the 1995 deaths of Mary Lou Barnes, 37, and her 12-year-old son Larry William Mills Jr., found dead in their home in British Settlement, on Nov. 6, 1995.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea    Man charged in 1995 double slaying  



Woman charged

MERRITT - A 39-year-old Merritt woman, Janice Nielsen has been charged with the murder of her 56-year-old husband Tracey Charters aka, Two Feathers, also of Merritt BC.  (Merritt News)  MORE:  Husband stabbed

Crown stays murder charge

REGINA - Jodie Lynn Bryantt, 21, died May 22 after being shot in the head.  Two other youths involved in the shooting have already pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Teen killer gets 3.5 years   3 teens charged   Victim named   Shooting

Apparent love triangle

SOMMERFELD - Mounties confirmed Monday that Brandy Lenton, 35, was shot to death in the home she shared with a man, identified by relatives and friends as Jerry Ginter, in Sommerfeld.  The 63-year-old homicide suspect, Melvin John Nickel, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his workplace in nearby Altona later the same day, RCMP said.  (QMI)     MORE:  Suspect left note  Murder-suicide     Slaying, suicide shock quiet towns  


EDMONTON - Robert James Fletcher, 52, was charged with first-degree murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a 1981 homicide of 33-year-old Gerdina Kruidbos.  Court of Queen's Bench Justice Doreen Sulyma acquitted Fletcher of those charges.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man acquitted   Fletcher acquitted    Cold case charge    

Suspect links recent shootings

WINNIPEG - The first shooting occurred when two gunmen sprayed a Toronto Street home with bullets killing Kyle Earl, 16, and wounding Byron Cook, his 13-year-old friend.  The 19-year-old, a friend of the victims, was armed with a gun and chased and shot at the suspects on Agnes Street in retaliation, police allege.   (QMI)  

Targeted gang attack

Teen dies

Shooting victim dies

2 young girls shot



Rise & fall of an Asian mobster

TORONTO - The body of Quang Lu, a 'dai lo' or gang leader, was pulled out of the water after Toronto homicide detectives were mysteriously led to the spot.  Lu, 47, known as Hak Quai Ming, had humble beginnings as an errand boy for a Vietnamese mob boss in the 1980s. (QMI)

Police ID body

Body ID'd

Body missing man

Body in a barrel

Body in barrel identified

2 in custody

DARTMOUTH - Police said two 18-year-olds showed up at a police station just before noon - about 14 hours after David Alexander Julien, 15, was abandoned in a wrecked car.  (CBC)


TORONTO - A jury found honour student Kareen King guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Kurt “Buck” Azeez inside the Scarborough Town Centre.  (QMI)

$1,725 fine

CALGARY - Santino Mark Di-Marzo, 25, a Calgary driver who fatally struck an 84-year-old woman in a crosswalk as he exited a southwest strip mall parking lot has been fined a total of $1,725. 

Victim identified

CALGARY - Heng Donny Zu Zhi, also known as Donny Tu, was executed at close range Monday around 1:30am when he was ambushed by a shooter on his doorstep. PREVIOUS:  Man found dead



Dealer jailed

EDMONTON - A teenage ecstasy dealer who sold the pills that led to the death of 14-year-old Cassandra Williams at a West Edmonton Mall event received a 4-month sentence.  The teen, who was 17 at the time of the death pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and breaching conditions earlier this year. MORE:  Dead girl's ecstasy dealer jailed

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Lucy Muthoka, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, after the more serious charges of criminal negligence causing death were dropped.  On June 29, 2008, two pedestrians, William Halcrow, 57, and James Ross, 58, were killed after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Donald St and St. Mary Ave.   (CTV)  



Mounties fear mistaken identity

CRANBROOK -  A man and a woman who were shot to death in their home near Cranbrook on the weekend may have been mistaken targets in a burgeoning drug war.  The victims of Saturday’s shootings were identified as Leanne Laura MacFarlane, 43, and Jeffrey Todd Taylor, 42.  


Mistaken identity


Guilty plea

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Jesse Douglas McCullough instead pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.  Court heard McCullough was driving a 1989 Ford Mustang with the headlights off about 7pm on Nov. 7, 2008 when he hit 84-year-old Louie Mekkes as he was walking across a Portage la Prairie street.  (QMI)


CALGARY - Lela Mae La France, 40, sobbed in the prisoner's box as the jury of 9 women and 3 men gave their not-guilty verdict.  La France had admitted from the outset that she had shot Kevin Dunseath, 46, with a sawed-off .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle about midnight on Aug. 9, 2009.  



2nd murder

TORONTO - Edward Scheniman pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of second-degree murder in the June 17, 2009, killing of Jimmy Anderson.  He was denied parole 5 times after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the August 1990 killing of fellow drifter Stanley Simon George, 27, in the CN Rail Danforth yard.  (QMI)

Murder charge

MONCTON - Stephen Patrick Maguire was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Moncton woman.  Maguire, 44, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Friday to be charged in the death of Deborah Gunn, 45.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man turns himself in   Suspicious death    Person of interest named

Accused has history of mental illness

SELKIRK - The man accused of killing 80-year-old Ralph Larson of Selkirk during a weekend home invasion is a schizophrenic who was previously warned by a judge to stay on his medication after assaulting Larson’s neighbour.  Ryan Otte, 33, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Larson. PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged   Home invasion death

7 years

KAMSACK - Delbert Warren Whitehawk, 37, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for causing the head injuries that killed Celine Whitehawk on Sept. 21, 2008.  Baby Celine Whitehawk was born addicted to morphine and died just 21/2 months later, by her father's hand, according to the sentencing decision.  Her mother, Lorraine Cote, was in custody awaiting trial at the time. 



Husband charged

MONTREAL - Laval resident Jacques Sauvé, 52, has been charged with murder.  The body of Marie-Pascale Proulx, 40, was found by police Friday about 6am, after they received a phone call from an unidentified man directing them to a bungalow on Juliette St, in Laval.  PREVIOUS:  Body found

Suspect surrenders

TORONTO - Sheronnie Thomas, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder.   Devonte Gondwe-Prosper, 15, also known as “Bug-zee,” was shot in the face around 2am when he answered the door of an apartment.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  And yet another publican ban   Arrest warrant   Warrant issued   Teen shot in doorway



2nd man charged

REGINA - Roland Ruest, 44, was found dead in his home on April 6.  RCMP said that a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after turning himself in to police in Medicine Hat.  That followed the arrest earlier in the week of a 19-year-old man.  (CBC)  

Arrest made

SACKVILLE - Raymond Joseph White, who is currently incarcerated in BC, has been charged with two counts in the deaths of Mary Lou Barnes, 37, and 12-year-old Larry Mills Jr.   Their bodies were discovered in their British Settlement home on Nov. 6, 1995.(CBC)  MORE:  Man charged in 1995 murders

Murder charge

LLOYDMINSTER - RCMP say the charge is in relation to a Jan. 24 house fire in Lloydminster which claimed the life of Irene May Brown, 69.  Police say months of investigation provided them with enough grounds to make an arrest against Nelson Beverly Brown, 69.   (CTV) 

Not criminally responsible

BRAMPTON - Luke Armstrong, 18, pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder to the April 30, 2010, slaying of his mother Krystina Armstrong, 54, in Caledon, Ont.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Son charged   Son charged   Woman slain, not crash victim   Woman was murdered


MONTREAL - A jury has found Whoody Aristilde guilty of the second-degree murder of a rival gang member in St. Leonard in 2007.  Aristilde, 22, was deemed responsible for the death of Gabriel Dominique, 24.  (CTV) 

Murder trial with a twist

Witness confesses

Witness claims to be the real killer



Double murder

PRINCE GEORGE - Micheal James Bartley, 36,  has already been charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Owen Thompson and attempted murder for the stabbing of a 48-year-old woman.  A day after Thompson, a 48-year-old Prince George man, was discovered dead at a farm in the Clear Lake Saw Mill area southwest of the city, RCMP found a second male body in the woods nearby.   (CTV)   MORE: 2nd victim identified   Death now double homicide  


MONTREAL - The charred remains of Yvon Leblanc were found inside the trunk of his torched Mercury Cougar car, discovered in a Longueuil industrial park in May 2008.  The 47-year-old man was identified through his dental records, and police later confirmed he was killed inside his apartment building on Séguin St. in Longueuil.  Authorities arrested a 59-year-old man, his 32-year-old daughter and 29-year-old son, all in connection to Leblanc's death.  (CBC)

1 year

VICTORIA - Michael Groves was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of Ariana Simpson in October.  (CBC)  

Guilty plea

CRANBROOK - Jonathon Christopher Weisbrodt, 28, changed his plea to guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bryan Allan Harvey.  (CTV)  

Man accused of killing brother

BONNVVILLE - RCMP say the accused, Barry Lyzun, 54,  told officers that his brother had died at their family home after taking his prescribed medication.  Police say their investigation led them to believe the death of Terry Lyzun, 48, was suspicious.   (CTV) 

Beaten with dumbbell

MONTREAL - A 59-year-old Montreal man is dead after he was beaten with a dumbbell in his home on the weekend.  Robert Brassard died overnight from Saturday to Sunday after the vicious attack in his Hochelaga-Maisonneuve home.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man dead after assault  



Man charged

MONTREAL -  Police took Matthew Barry, 33, in for questioning hours after Wilson McLean. 59. was declared dead at a city hospital.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Man found beaten to death

$150K reward

DARTMOUTH - Police are offering $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Dartmouth woman's killer.  Rachel Joy MacQuarrie was last seen on Sept. 25, 1997, in the Halifax area and was reported missing two weeks later.    (CBC)



Family mourns

WINNIPEG- The body of Catherine Gastador, 23, was found inside her condo in the 800-block of Preston Ave by her father.  (CTV)  MORE:   Slain woman filed protection order   Suspicious death   Death a homicide

Charges laid

STONY MOUNTAIN - Raymond Gaspard Chartrand, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Sheldon Anthony McKay in May 2006.   (CTV)

Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - Police have charged Joedy Joseph Lavallee, 27, with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Jordan McIvor, 19.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Man killed


FORT MCMURRAY - Abdinasir Abdulkadir Dirie, 19, was found dead in an apartment on MacDonald Ave on April 21.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Somali-Canadian killed 



12 years for manslaughter

MONTREAL - A Montreal man who kicked and punched a young woman to death three years ago on the West Island has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  James Gould, 25, has also been declared a long-term offender for beating Karina Esquivel to death in 2007.  (CBC)   MORE:  12 years

Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a 21-year old father of three.   Emergency crews found the victim, Ronnie Kakegamic lying on a curb bleeding heavily.   (CTV)  MORE:  Suspect held   Arrest no comfort for family   Dad stabbed   Victim avoided 'reckless' car 

Another nameless victim

REGINA - It was a night that ended in tragedy for three teenage friends, leaving one of them dead on the street, his body lit on fire and covered in garbage, and the other two young men behind bars.  The two 17-year-olds charged in the fatal shooting cannot be named because of their ages. The 16-year-old victim also cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

Plea to lesser charge

WINNIPEG - Travis Arnold Personius, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as the Crown dropped the more serious charge of first-degree murder.  Tyson Kane Roulette, 25, and Lance Leon Myran, 34, are also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are set to go on trial next year.  Anthony Woodhouse, 29, was gunned down in September 2007.  



Manslaughter charge

WINNIPEG - Ricky Martin Lathlin, 34, died after being attacked at the Gilbert Park housing complex.  Police said Jonathan Boyer, 25, of Winnipeg was arrested and charged. They said another man, aged 26, was arrested and was being held in custody.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Man killed in attack  

Not guilty

WINNIPEG - Jeremy Botelho had been on trial for the 2010 death of Kelly Clay, 18.  Botelho admitted during the trial to punching Clay in an incident at the Nor-Villa Hotel bar, but said it was in self-defence.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Bar punch   Assault victim dies



12 years

LONDON, ON - Genevieve Reed was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for beating and stabbing her mother Karen to death in a drug-addled rage, on April 20, 2010.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Woman held in mother's death  

Son charged

PONOKA - Police say a semi tractor unit was being driven out of a building when the male driver struck a female.  The victim, Shirley Hinkley, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police have now charged her son Blair Jason Hinkley, 36, with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV)



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