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LAVALTRIE - The body of Eric Hamelin,39, and Lucille Martel, 43, have been found.  In all likelihood, Eric Hamelin would have shot his wife before turning the gun toward him. He even shot his dog. (Cyberpresse)  PREVIOUS:  2 bodies found

Suspect charged

NEEPAWA - Robert Patrick Ray Morand, 21, of Neepawa had been charged with second-degree murder.  Officers were called to a home in Neepawa around 4am and found Brent Michael David Bialkoski, deceased at the scene.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting

Dangerous offender

BARRIE -  Christopher McDonald, 39, was designated a dangerous offender.  The body of Corinne Burns, 29,  was found in some bushes near a public school on May 27, 2008, 2 days after she was killed.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Man charged

Charges laid

LEEDS - Gary Douglas, 46, died of head trauma shortly after he was brought to Brockville General Hospital.  Douglas lived at 43 Larue Mills Rd in Leeds, the same address listed for the accused - Louis Johnston.  (CTV) 



Teen arrested

KITCHENER - The 16-year-old stands accused of first-degree murder of Larry McDonald, a 49-year-old Kitchener man.  Shortly before 11pm, emergency crews arrived at an apartment unit on Green Valley Dr to find McDonald suffering from life-threatening injuries.  (CityNews) 

4 charged

NEWMARKET - Four suspects have been charged after a man was stabbed to death in a fight outside the Coconut Lounge nightclub in Vaughan, Ont.  Roger Samaroo, 26,  of Toronto was one of three men stabbed during the bar fight on March 20.   (CP) PREVIOUS:  1 dead, 2 injured   Stabbing

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Darren James Hall pleaded guilty in a fatal incident in which a victim was struck in the head with a bottle in March 2010. The victim, Garth Isfeld, died hours later in hospital.  (CTV)   MORE: 

1 more year in jail   Family demands answers   Paramedics parked down the street   Dad dies after party assault  

2nd man charged

KINGSTON - Ryan Joseph Matte, 35, of Kingston, Ont., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Allan Mott.  David Pereira Amorim, 30, is also charged in Mott's death. Amorim lived in the same building as Mott.  (CBC)  MORE:  Police charge 2nd person   Charge laid   Body found a homicide

6 years

OSHAWA - Jacques "Junior" Amakon, 20, stabbed Michael "Biggie" McDonald to death in a fight at a bus stop near Paul Dwyer high school on March 30, 2010.  McDonald was 16 at the time.  Amakon was charged with second-degree murder, but a jury found him guilty of manslaughter.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Guilty of manslaughter   Accused bullied by victim   Charges laid   Teens watch

Arrest made

QUEBEC CITY - Jean-Paul Bussières, 83, was found dead in his home on Route 281 North in Armagh.  Police found "traces of violence" on Bussières' body and his car was gone.  Provincial authorities in Ontario said they arrested a 49-year-old suspect driving Bussières' Hyundai in Chatham, Ont.  (CBC)  



Canadian arrested

SANTO DOMINGO - The suspect reportedly held Louise (Luisa) Nicole Gaudreault, 54, responsible for the death of a friend, who was electrocuted this winter while doing renovations at the woman's home. She was found dead in the bathroom of her ranch.   (Dominican Today)  MORE:  Canadian killed    Canadian woman slain

Vehicle found

TORONTO - Nanthi Dharmaratnam, 25, was run down, allegedly on purpose, in the parking lot of the Terraview Learning Centre at 1641 Pharmacy Ave.  Seran Kasilingam, also known as “Kutty Shawn”, is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for second-degree murder.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Canada wide warrant   Warrant   Fatal hit-&-run




SAINT-ANDRE - Autopsies revealed Vernon and Rita Michaud, both 70 years old, died as a result of gunshot wounds.  The investigation by RCMP Major Crime North and the District 10 RCMP showed Vernon shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious deaths


CALGARY - Family and friends of Raminder Dhadda have mixed feelings about her killer, Samrat Dhuna, being deported to his native India.   Dhuna had been serving a 10-year sentence in Abbotsford and was recently granted day parole, which allowed immigration officials to begin deportation proceedings. (QMI)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Authorities were called out just after 10pm when they found 33-year-old Kevin Williams, known as “Lex” to his friends, shot in the head on the 10th floor of 4010 Lawrence Ave E.  (CityNews) PREVIOUS:  Body found

Blood trail

THOMPSON - Police followed the trail about 2 km along walking paths and snowmobile trails and found the body of a man later identified as 25-year-old David Riley Cook of The Pas.  Cary Spence, 24, of Thompson, was arrested. (QMI) 


WINNIPEG - Kyle McKay pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the November 2007 incident that left 30-year-old Delmar Young suffering a single, fatal stab wound to the heart.  MORE:  Fight over jeans lead to stabbing

Man charged in wife's death

WINNIPEG - The 61-year old suspect, known by family as Mike Kapsik, is charged in the  second degree murder of his 59-year-old wife, Ludmila Kapsik. (Global)   MORE:  Man held   Man facing charges

Woman charged

BRODERICK - Brigitt Blanchard, 39, of Broderick, SK, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death one week ago of Rick Murphy, 44.   (CBC)

Guilty of 2nd degree

WINDSOR - Richard Zoldi was found guilty of second degree murder for killing Jamaican drug dealer Troy Hutchinson on August 27, 2006. (CBC)      PREVIOUS:  Huard found guilty



Schizophrenia no defence

WINDSOR - Jeffrey Downs, 36, admitted he killed Leo Joseph Kearley by punching, kicking and stomping on his head in February 2008.  At issue was whether Downs should be held criminally responsible for the death, or if he were suffering from active symptoms of schizophrenia at the time of the attack.   (CBC)  

Edged weapon

LEAMINGTON A passerby discovered the body of Mohssen Tannous, 71, known to his neighbours as Max Aziz, early on the morning of March 7. Officers went on to discover the body of the man's wife, Hinda Tannous, 64, inside the couple's home.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Couple found dead  



Axe murderer jailed 13 years

TIMMINS, Ont. - A Timmins man who split his friend's skull "wide open" with an axe during deadly dispute was sentenced to 13 years in jail.  Ron Demers, 33, pleaded guilty in Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Timmins to manslaughter in connection with the June 4, 2008 slaying of Marc Veilleux, 42.  (QMI)

Guilty plea

TORONTO - Donald Sneyd, 50, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, saying he fired a single gunshot into Edyta Lewandowski’s neck on Feb. 25, 2008 in their matrimonial home.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man admits to killing   Surprise guilty plea   Ex-husband charged   Investigators seek clues

Wanted man arrested in Mexico

CALGARY - Pablo Rodrigo Russell, 34, was detained by officials in Mexico because he lacked proper documentation. He is wanted in connection to the killing of Serafino Virgilio, 57.   PREVIOUS:  Wanted  

20 years

BROCKVILLE - Jerry Hawley, now 40, was found guilty of manslaughter. Jamie Hawley, 41, died on May, 26, 2008 of pneumonia, starvation, and complications from infected bed sores. (QMI)  MORE:   Sentencing   Caregiver charged 

Charges laid

CALGARY - Clinton Richard Bruce, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.  Shaun Robert Elson, 32, was walking in the parking lot of the Big Easy on 32nd Street NE at about 7pm on Nov. 25 when he was struck by a Kia Sedona minivan moving at a high speed.   (CBC)  

Teen charged

WINNIPEG - A 16-year-old Manitoba girl has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a young man on the Little Grand Rapids First Nation.  Police identified the victim as Chris Owens, 22, and said an autopsy found he died of a stab wound to his chest.   (CBC) MORE:  Teen charged with murder   Homicide investigation



Teen found guilty

WINNIPEG - A teenager has been convicted for his role in a bloody house party ambush that left three people dead and another three seriously injured.  The 17-year-old was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. 

Teen guilty in triple homicide

Witness ordered to drive

3 arrested



Victim identified

CALGARY - The victim is identified as 40-year-old Dean Wilde of Calgary.   On March 17, 2010 police were called out to an alley in the 900 block of 43 Street SW.  Wilde and an acquaintance had been in a fight with two young men who then took off.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Alley fight   Man dies

Plea deal

WINDSOR - Yvenel Billy pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in a Windsor courtroom.  He was one of three men accused in the first-degree murder of Lucky Suites, 24, who died in June 2008.  Charges against Gytteau Nerestant and Zeike Nero have been withdrawn.  (CBC)  

5th suspect arrested

MONTREAL - A fifth man has been arrested - and charged with first-degree murder - in connection with an early-morning slaying last winter outside a bar.  Thomas Philippe Saulnier, 26, was arraigned in Quebec Court, following his arrest in Lévis near Quebec City, Montreal police said.  The victim was Dany Ouellette, 24.  PREVIOUS:  Teen accused   Teen charged 

Missing person now a homicide

VANCOUVER - A Squamish teenager who disappeared after leaving a house party on Bowen Island last year likely met with foul play.  Jodi Henrickson, who would have turned 18 last week, vanished in the early morning hours of June 20.  RCMP officials said that they have classified the case as a homicide.  (CTV)    MORE:  Let's find Jodi Henrickson  



Not criminally responsible

CALGARY -  Crown prosecutor said it was agreed by defence that Ranjit Singh killed Harinder Singh, 60,with a blow to the back of the head by a heavy blunt object such as a pipe or a golf club on Dec. 7, 2009. 

Suspect harassed by demon 

Son charged

Police charge man in dad's murder  

Man accused of killing his father 

Man dies   



Inmates sentenced to prison

TORONTO - 4 Don Jail inmates found guilty of killing Kevon Phillip 3 years ago will be sent back to jail.   Sentences of 2 to 4 years each for Abdifatah Mohamed, 23; Christopher Fearon, 29; Hussein Nur, 29; and Nathaniel Grant, 28.   (Toronto Star)

3rd man charged

Man charged

Code of silence blow 

Slain inmate faced deportation  

Don Jail victim identified 




7 years

READ -  Myles Hughes, 24, was sentenced to 9 years in jail minus 2 for time served.  This spring, Hughes was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 24-year-old Roy Mays Jr. Hughes was also convicted of aggravated assault in the wounding of 19-year-old Justin Coughlan, Mays’ cousin.  (CTV)   MORE:  9 year sentence   Man charged   1 dead 

5 years

CALGARY - Research scientist Shengjun An has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his wife after learning she was having an affair.  An, who pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to manslaughter in the death of Yanrong (Susan) Cheng, 41, on Feb 7, 2010.  MORE:  Sentenced    911 investigation    

Charges upgraded

WINNIPEG - A 27-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a passenger in the man's vehicle died more than two weeks after a crash, said RCMP.  Michael Abe Teichroeb, 27, from Winnipeg now faces charges for impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.   (CTV)


RIMOUSKI - Police divers found the body of Jean-Guillaume Paradis, 28, in the St. Lawrence Rive.  Investigators searched the river after finding a car parked on the Rimouski waterfront shortly around 8am.   Police had been searching for a suspect after the body of Jacques Burns, 55, was found inside his Rimouski home Wednesday.  (CBC)



Suspect slain

PRINCE GEORGE - Police say Nathan Alicide Marshall, 27, was fatally shot on the1800 block of Hemlock Street. Just two days before, he appeared in court in Prince George, facing 11 criminal charges, including assault, uttering threats and pointing a gun.  (CBC)  MORE:  Victim identified  

Victim identified

CALGARY - Lorne Kvale was found lying unconscious in a parking lot in the 200-block of 52nd St NE.  Investigators believe Kvale was fatally injured during a fight between two groups and say they believe the altercation wasn't random.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death



Photo released

TORONTO - Glenn Lowe, 30, was killed on Feb 7. He was found just after 11pm on the side porch of a house in the Jane St and Trethewey Drive area A marijuana grow-op was allegedly found inside the address where Lowe was shot.   (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  Murder   Shooting   Murder house

2 guilty

OTTAWA - Kristopher Allan McLellan, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder.  Kyle Mullen, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Michael Swan was shot to death during a home invasion at in Feb 2010.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   3 charged   3 men charged   Man dead 

Man charged in hit & run

EDMONTON - Manoli (Mike) Rurak died in hospital on Sept. 4, 2009 after being hit by a vehicle.   Edmonton Police have charged 26-year-old Tyson Josh Olynyk with criminal hit and run causing death.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run   Police look for 911 caller

Murder charge

PETERBOROUGH - Police have charged Justin Boyer, 20, with second-degree murder in connection with a bar brawl that led to the death of 41-year-old Ottawa resident Stephenson Auguste.  (QMI)    PREVIOUS:  Man dead after barroom brawl



Teen convicted

BARRIE - A 15-year-old Barrie, Ont. teen who stole a car and crashed and killed Steve Tuck, 48, as he fled from police was sentenced to six months in secure custody, on top of six months he has already served in jail.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Chase involving teen leads to fatal crash

Murder charge

TORONTO - Police were called to an apartment at 320 McCowan Rd around 1 pm and found a woman with "apparent trauma to her body."   The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been identified as Michelle Quemener, 46, of Mississauga.   Eugene Wong, 60, of Toronto has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)



Killer says victim abused him

SUDBURY - Keegan Periard told a psychiatrist that murder victim Joseph Reed sexually assaulted him a number of times when he was a child.   The 21-year-old man described the alleged assaults during an assessment, conducted for the defence, after he was charged in the January 2009 death.  Periard pleaded guilty last week to the murder of the 58-year-old man, who was stabbed, cut and slashed nearly 300 times.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Court hears details

Brutal trend

FORT MCMURRAY - It's a brutal trend that has gone on for too long.   Over and over again, Canadians of Somali descent have ended up dead in Alberta as a result of violence.  The latest victims were Idiris Abess, 23, and Saed Adad, 22.  The two men were found dead in a Fort McMurray apartment complex last week. Both were known to police.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Homicides worry Somali-Canadians    2 bodies found  

Man turns himself in

MONTREAL - A vehicle struck a lamppost on de la Concorde Blvd. in the Duvernay district of Laval at 2:15am.  Police first believed only the two victims, 22-year-old Leonardo Facchino and 23-year-old Corinne Gauthier Giambona, were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.   Six hours after the crash, however, a 27-year-old man who was allegedly driving the vehicle turned himself in to police and was placed under arrest.  (CTV)

6 years

NEWMARKET - A 34-year-old Richmond Hill, ON, woman is headed to prison for 6 years for killing a 45-year-old man in 2010.  Renee Laurence was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of Gregory Goodeve on Bluegrass Hill Blvd Feb. 26, 2010.  Laurence - who had originally been charged with second-degree murder - pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter in court.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Woman charged   



Appealing for tips

TORONTO - Police are investigating after a homeless man’s body was found in a west end alley this weekend.  Investigators have deemed 59-year-old George Rucinski’s death as suspicious.   Rucinski is described as white and was missing his left leg.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Homicide probe  Body found     Police investigate

2 years

EDMONTON -  Christopher Dew, 29, a drunk driver was sentenced to 2 years in prison for the "dreadful" crime of killing Charlene Brown, a city grandmother while nearly 4 times over the legal limit.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Guilty plea   4 times over limit   Police lay charges



Grandmother charged

WALLACEBURG -  Jane LaMarsh, 48, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.  On Dec. 3 LaMarsh was driving on St. Clair Parkway with three children in the car, her 12-year-old daughter, her grandson Tyler Bernard, 10, and granddaughter Taiya Talbot, 6.  (CBC)

DNA test puts man on trial

WINNIPEG - For two decades, the brutal rape and killing of Beverley Ann Dyke was one of Winnipeg’s most puzzling unsolved mysteries.   Robert Kociuk, 68, began his case by pleading not guilty to first-degree murder. 

Teen charged

MIDDLE SACKVILLE, NS -  A 17-year-old boy charged with second-degree murder remains in the mental-health ward of a Halifax children's hospital.  The teenager is accused of killing Joy Ann Wright, 49, in Middle Sackville.  (CBC) 

Body found in landfill

VANCOUVER - Police allege the 20-year-old woman gave birth to the baby boy on Jan. 21 at her boyfriend's home in Richmond.  Acting on a tip, about 35 officers spent 3 days searching through the Burns Bog landfill before recovering the body.  (CBC)



Not guilty

BRANTFORD, Ont. - Christopher Sandford and Jason Boutilier, both 32, were found not guilty of killing Aaron Reid, 17.  Jurors failed to reach a verdict on the third accused, Garrett Henderson, 32.  Reid's body was found along a rail line in Brantford on Oct. 16, 1999. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   'Dignity' for Aaron 

Man arrested

FORT NELSON - BC Ambulance personnel attended and confirmed that the woman, 22-year-old Jeaniel Berreault, was dead.  The woman's common-law husband, who had called police, was also in the home. Michael "Emerson" Capot-Blanc has since been charged with second-degree murder. 




TORONTO - An Ontario Superior Court jury has found William Imona-Russel guilty of first-degree murder as charged.  The jury deliberated for just over five hours before finding that the 36-year-old raped and then used a pair of scissors to stab Yasmin Ashareh, 20, to death four years ago.  (Toronto Star)  

$2M court tab  

Prison term   

Victim made fun  

Witness recounts rape, violence  

Man charged with murder  

Arrest in Ashareh murder  

Body in garbage bag

25 years

SASKATOON - George Allgood,  49, was convicted for the first-degree murder of Susan Reinhardt. He was also found guilty of trying to kill her boyfriend, David Ristow.  Reinhardt was killed in 2006 with a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun while she slept in her City Park home.  (CBC)


Found guilty

Murder trial continues

Case in court



Manslaughter plea

LONDON, Ont. - The moment after he pulled the electrical cord tight around his elderly mother's neck, a drug-and-alcohol fuelled Craig Vicary wanted to take it all back.  "You are going to regret this," his mother, Helen, 84, said before he strangled her in the basement of their London home.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Widow rarely ventured out

Man arrested 

CALGARY - Sept. 6, 2009, Nima (David) Tajali, 33, and his brother Niki were shot as they sat in a BMW.  Mohammed Parwaz Mali, 32, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  An arrest warrant remains for Ahmed Zaghloul, 27.  (Calgary Sun)   MORE:   Arrest in 2009 murder   Man arrested   Gangster shot   New details in gang shooting  




EDSON - Gary Allen Cozicar is facing one count of first-degree murder after 52-year-old Ryan Kuiper died as a result of a gunshot wound.  (CTV)

5 years

BRANDON - Duane Lacquette was found Jan. 16, 2010.  Jason John Ouimet was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea deal.  (CTV)   MORE:  5 years   Plea deal   Arrest made

Man charged

LONDON, Ont. - A Calgary man is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Marie Roberts, 29, a St. Thomas woman whose body was found in a London hotel room.  David Hatch, 30, is also charged with failing to comply with a recognizance.  (QMI)  

3 arrested

AMELIASBURG - Three people are under arrest after a 38-year-old man died of "life-threatening injuries" near Belleville, prompting an ongoing OPP investigation.  Trenton, Ont.'s Mark Patterson died shortly afterwards of his injuries. The OPP said it arrested two adult males and a 17-year-old in relation to the death.  (CTV)



Woman facing charges

PRINCE GEORGE - Stanley Garth Heavysides, 48, was walking down the sidewalk at about 8pm on Jan. 30 when he was struck by an SUV.  The driver of the vehicle, Sandra Cassidy, is scheduled to appear in court to answer to charges including criminal negligence causing death, impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene.  MORE:  Woman charged   Victim named   Hit and run

Teen likely to avoid jail

CALGARY - A city teen who fatally stabbed a 22-year-old man during a downtown altercation will likely be sentenced to a three-year rehabilitative program rather than adult jail time when he returns to court .  The offender, who pleaded guilty last July to manslaughter in the December 2008 death of Shawn Chiasson, had faced an adult sentence.   PREVIOUS:  Sister pleads for help

Bikers, cops at funeral

BARR SETTLEMENT -  Members of two motorcycle gangs and RCMP investigators attended the funeral of Russell (Rusty) Hall and his wife, Ellen, both 53, in Shubenacadie.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Deaths may be linked to gangs

Murder-suicide probe

LEAMINGTON - The husband and wife were identified as Lorena Sousa, 36, and Miguel Sousa, 39, both of Leamington, Ont.  Police say they have no suspects and are not commenting further on the case.  (QMI)  

Stabbed woman identified

TORONTO - Larisa Belekova, 51, was attacked in the basement office of the rooming house she operated on Homewood Ave  just after 10:30am.  Police arrested 46-year-old Roble Nour Adam at the scene and he’s been charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Victim identified


HALIFAX - Demarco Smith, 28, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Casey Downey, 19.  Police were called to a 1166 Downey Rd home around 6am on Feb 7, 2010. Downey was found stabbed to death inside the home when police arrived.  (CTV)   MORE:   Guilty   Arrest made



82 new charges

BELLEVILLE - Accused sex killer Russell Williams faces scores of new charges in connection with a series of bizarre burglaries in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.  He was already charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the sex killings of Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 37, a military flight attendant from Brighton, Ont., and Jessica Lloyd, 27, of Belleville, Ont. 

Pals   Paul Bernardo 

Family sues

Frantic life of Williams

Williams charged with dozens of break-ins

Portrait of a chilling stalker

Russell Williams

Life & times of Russell Williams

Case against the colonel

Williams investigation


Commander charged  



Guilty plea

TORONTO - A jealous student admitted Monday he killed an acquaintance on Valentine's Day in a booze-fuelled rage after he discovered they were dating the same girl.  Xiao Ming "Allan" Chen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Feb. 14, 2010 beating death of Jin Tao Zhu, 18.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  5 teens charged   5 charged 

Victim named

TORONTO -  Sadar Saini, 73, was crossing the intersection of Kipling and Finch Ave W at when a car turning left knocked him to the ground and fled.  Georgina Cappelletti, 62, is facing a charge of failing to remain at the scene of an accident.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:    Double hit-and-run   Police track down suspect

8 years

CALGARY - Darrin Thomas Amond was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for the unprovoked beating death of a man he'd never met.  Marcus Tremaine Deveaux, 37, was beaten to death in the city's southeast for not being able to provide his attackers, Amond and Richard Ceaser, with a cigarette in February 2010.  (CBC)      PREVIOUS:  Killed for a cigarette   Victim identified


WINNIPEG - Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP were called to a home after a report of a stabbing on the western Manitoba reserve about 2:35am Saturday and found Sandi Lynn Malcolm, 17.  Two other women from the reserve, aged 24 and 26, were also injured.  Ronald Joseph Racette Jr., 19, also of Ebb & Flow First Nation, has been charged with second-degree murder. (QMI)   MORE:  Man arrested



Wife charged

MATTAWA - Police laid charges following an extensive investigation into the death of Robert Minor who was found dead in his Mattawa home on Jan. 11, 2002.  A post-mortem revealed he died of a single stab wound to the chest.   Police arrested and charged Marieanne Minor, 53.  (CTV)

Suspect arrested

RICHMOND HILL - The victim’s body was discovered in a residence on Weldrick Road around 9pm after officers received a call for unknown trouble at the address.  Efim Klimovich, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CityNews)    PREVIOUS:  Suspect charged


Manslaughter plea

REGINA - Shirley Ann Matechuk pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Jack Lever's death and was sentenced to five years in prison. 

Brother found shot

SASKATOON - Dennis Weiman lived in a home on Maxwell Crescent on the city's west side.  Police were called there by his brother.  (CBC)  

Victim identified

BRAMPTON - The victim of a fatal Brampton shooting has been identified.   Vachon Tatchell 21, was shot on Sunday evening. He died in hospital on Tuesday.   Kevin Phillips, 22, of Brampton was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated assault.  On Wednesday, Peel Police said they plan to upgrade the charges to second-degree murder.  (CityNews)

Man asked to be killed

TORONTO - Kyle Laybolt, 21, was charged with first-degree murder after a housemate, 69-year old Hans Meier, was found in their Toronto rooming home with multiple stab wounds to his stomach.  The incident happened at about 4:30am on Jan. 28. Meier was taken to hospital where he died.  (CBC)   MORE:  Charge in stabbing   Stabbing

History of mental illness

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Kenneth Edward McDougall, 54, was charged with first-degree murder after his wife collapsed in their home last Wednesday. Justina Shteen Unrau McDougall, 47, died in hospital three days later.   (Winnipeg Free Press)     MORE:  Woman dies

Cold case

LADYSMITH - While many in the town may have forgotten and new residents may have never heard of Clarence Henry Kenyon, the RCMP are not giving up on arresting whoever killed the 82-year-old man in his own home Oct. 4, 1990.  (Nanaimo Daily News)

Stepfather pleads guilty

CALGARY - Bradley Rietze pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting he raped his 17-year-old stepdaughter Brittney McInnes before strangling her.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man pleads guilty  

Impaired causing death

REGINA - Randy Mack was charged with impaired driving causing death after officers who attended the scene assessed him.  26-year-old Michael Allan Pachalko, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

14 years

PICTOU - Robert Harris Lamb told the NS Supreme Court that he stabbed 25-year-old Jonathan Beaton at a house on College Street in Antigonish on Jan. 1, 2010.   (CTV)  

Plea to manslaughter

RCMP hunt suspect

Charges laid in brawl


Guilty plea

LONDON, Ont. - Andrew Kummer, 26, pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including three counts of impaired driving causing death, for a March 2009 crash that killed two young boys and a 26-year-old man.  (QMI)   MORE:  Crash kills three

Jury finds man guilty

WINNIPEG - A jury has found Daniel Johnson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jaylene Crane.  MORE:  High rapist stabbed woman 51 times   'Didn't mean to kill'   Murder not manslaughter



Suspect in custody

KELOWNA - George Nicholas Young was arrested by RCMP on Jan. 8. The RCMP had been looking for Young in connection with the murder of Joel Reimer, which occurred in the early morning on New Year's Day in Kelowna. PREVIOUS:  Warrant issued   Hit & run   Hit & run a homicide   Police seek information


TORONTO - Lamar Skeete, 21, has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kenneth Mark, 29.  (CTV)    MORE: Youth sentenced   Man found guilty   Guilty   New details emerge   Man slain for anti-gang activism   Surveillance footage released   Shooting   Police seek 2 suspects   Man shot in Junction

Suspect surrenders

PORT PERRY -  Danny Nguyen, 27, turned himself in to Durham Regional Police Service's Oshawa station Monday morning after seeking advice from a lawyer, police said in a statement.  Nguyen is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:  Warrant issued   Police hunt suspect    'I don't know who's body is in my basement'

Man charged

WOODBRIDGE - Police say taxi driver Kesar Singh, 64, had a minor collision with a red Hyundai Elantra around 4am Monday morning on Hwy. 427.   Singh got out of his cab to check the damage, when a GMC Envoy slammed into him from behind.  Ernesto Ditri of Woodbridge is charged with impaired driving, criminal negligence causing death, and public mischief.   (CTV)  MORE:  Taxi driver killed    2nd man charged



Guilty pleas

REGINA - 2 men are going to prison for their role in the 2009 death of Raymond Gardypie, 26.  Joseph Kirkness, 26, and Robert Glen Gordon, 23, both pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  3rd charged  2 arrested   Homicide  

Guilty verdict

HALIFAX - A jury has found 22-year-old Chaze Lamar Thompson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dartmouth cab driver Sergei Kostin.   (CTV)   MORE:   25 years   Guilty verdict   Man testifies against cousin   Body of cabbie positively identified  



2nd guilty verdict

NANAIMO - George Osmond will spend at least 25 years in prison for the 2004 first-degree murder of a 13-year-old girl in Zeballos, a tiny village on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  The verdict brought to a close the second trial in the high-profile case involving the murder of Kayla John.   MORE:   Guilty  BC court of appeal, again   There's more to advising a client   R. v. Osmond  2007 BCCA 470    Dog found battered body   'I freaked out'   Arrest made

DUI called murder

STOCKTON - Victoria's David Henry Nicholls, 65, was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 5 near Lodi, Calif., reading a map when a speeding BMW plowed into his car on May 2, 2006, sending it into the path of a semi-truck. He died at the scene.  The BMW's driver, Matthew Douglas White, had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit when he was weaving through traffic at upwards of 200 km/hr.  MORE:  15 years to life for DUI death


COURTENAY - A Courtenay woman who fatally stabbed her partner in the chest while drunk on mouthwash was acting in self-defence.  In a decision posted Friday, Justice Lauri Fenlon acquitted Laura Lee Pierre of manslaughter in the killing of Allan Whitequill on Dec. 28, 2009, forgiving a number of gaps in her testimony that she chalked up to heavy intoxication.  (CTV)

Woman charged

GARDNE HILL FIRST NATION - RCMP received a call regarding an injured female at a residence. The victim has been identified as Mary Linda Wood, 38, of Wasagamach First Nation. Island Lake RCMP have charged 26-year-old Janet Harper of Garden Hill First Nation with second-degree murder and assault with a weapon.  (Sun Media)    PREVIOUS:  'Superjuice' blamed



Guilty of 2nd degree

MONTREAL - In August 2007 Didier Buzizi got into an argument with 29-year-old Maxime Rushemaza over a bottle of liquor.  Buzizi was found guilty of pulling out a knife and killing Rushemaza.  (CTV)  

Brother now charged

OSHAWA - Shawn Pegg, the 30-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend Tammy Lewis, 29, in their Oshawa home in the days after Christmas has a sister who also faced a murder rap. (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Woman was murdered



Shoving ended in hit-and-run

MISSISSAUGA - An ongoing dispute led to a shoving match that culminated in a hit-and-run outside a Mississauga condo, leaving Ronald "Pin Head" Persaud dead and an acquaintance charged with manslaughter.   Police arrested 25-year-old Mohammad Al-Kassem.  (Sun Media)  PREVIOUS:   Manslaughter charges   Murder probe


OSHAWA - Emotions ran high and tempers flared in a packed courtroom as Michael Monckton was convicted of killing his former girlfriend's son, 2-year-old Keagan Davis.  Monckton, 28, who maintained his innocence throughout the trial, was found guilty of second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm in the tot's Jan. 5, 2010 death.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Court-ordered ban lifted   Man charged  

Guilty plea

INUVIK - An Inuvik, NWT, man will serve less than five years in jail, after he pleaded guilty to beating another man to death at a local hotel over a year ago.   Claude Harry, 37, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday in connection with the death of Angus Kikoak, 45, in December 2009.   (CBC)

Teen pleads guilty

WINNIPEG - The boy - who was just 12 at the time of the December 2009 killing in Oxford House - pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Boy charged in stabbing death   Boy charged   Molly Munroe was an aspiring singer



Fight death

HALIFAX - Police have a young man in custody following the death of a man who was punched at a New Year's Eve party in Halifax.  Halifax Regional Police said the 24-year-old turned himself in Sunday evening.  Police were looking for the man after Nathaniel Welsh, 23, of Halifax, died in hospital on Saturday.   (CBC) 


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Jean Gagne, 42, of Quebec City, was shot and killed in his room at a private gated villa near Sousa, on the north coast just west of Puerto Plata, in the early morning of Dec. 31. Robbery appears to have been the motive.  The security guard was arrested.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Canadian murdered



Conditional sentence

WINNIPEG - A Sagkeeng First Nation man responsible for a highway collision that killed 12-year-old Brent Guimond, will not be going to jail. Guimond was convicted last spring of dangerous driving causing death.  (QMI)

Victim identified

HALIFAX - Timothy John Kelly was found partially dressed and badly wounded outside 7051 Abbott Dr at about 10pm, and later died in hospital. (CBC)   MORE:  Martial arts fighter gunned down at home

Inmate charged

THOMPSON - Skylar Spence has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 37-year old Bernard Hart. An arrest was made in December and a 13-year old boy from Thompson was charged with second-degree murder. Raymond McDonald of Nelson House First Nation has also been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  2nd degree charge   13 year-old charged 

Guilty plea

CALGARY - Malgorzata (Margaret) Pulwicki, 58, died after the vehicle in which she was a back seat passenger, was struck by a stolen truck driven by Christopher James Rae, 27, on Dec. 27.  According to witnesses, the truck allegedly sped through a red light at 10th St and 20th Ave NW.    MORE:  Man charged   Hit & run death  



Arrest made

MONTREAL - 22-year-old Patrick Tshitenge-Masuku was captured at 2:30am in a Montreal North nightclub.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Stabbing  

Charges laid

BRANDON - Police have made an arrest in the violent stabbing death of David Bronson Azure.    (CTV)  



10 years

TORONTO - Robert Clifford Smith, 43, will eligible to apply for parole in 10 years.  Smith was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the 2010 collision that killed Mahboba (Sara) Attayee, 26.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Driver named   SIU probes crash   Woman dead   Family grieves 

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Ali Issaky flicked his lighter against a Christmas wreath and killed 2 women.  Margaret Ikkers, 57, was found in the hallway, claimed by licking flames and black smoke.  Lillian Saumur, 79, was led away from the building but death had already marked her. She survived until Boxing Day.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  2nd victim dies   Taekwondo champ charged   Fatal fire suspicious 

1 more year

WINNIPEG - Curtis Beardy, 22, previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  Bobby Rae, 30, died from a single stab wound to the heart on Dec. 20, 2007.  (Sun Media)

Life sentence

ST STEPHEN - William David White, 33, pleaded guilty in April to the second-degree murder of 59-year-old Mary Claire Scott.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Murder charge   Homicide  


Christmas fatal

SUTTON, QC - Benjamin Moynan, 28 was stabbed to death by Dustin Fuller, 21, the brother of a girl he was seeing.  (Cyberpresse)   MORE:  Stabbing

Man charged

INUVIK - RCMP were called after the body of man was found in an Inuvik hotel.  About 24 hours later, police arrested Claude Jerome Harry, 37.  (CBC)  



2nd suspect, 14, arrested

LAC LA BICHE - Two boys, both 14, are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Hector Cardinal, 36, of Lac La Biche.  An autopsy revealed that Cardinal died as a result of blunt force trauma after an attack in an alley.  (CBC)   MORE:  2nd youth arrested        

Body identified

CALGARY - The body of a woman found dead in a Calgary hotel room New Year's Day has been identified as 33-year-old Renee Wood of Calgary.  Wood's body was discovered in a hotel room in the 4600 block of 16th Avenue NW around 12:30pm on Friday, January 1st.  (CTV)  

Teen shot

TORONTO - Around midnight, officers received a call for shots fired at 50 Empringham Drive.  When they arrived, they found 19-year-old Vincent “Villain” Wright lying in the parking lot with gunshot wounds to the chest.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Man gunned down   This murder is too familiar    Man murdered    Shooting

2nd arrest

MALTON -  A second man has been arrested following a murder in Malton. Richard “Richie” Egan Stewart, 38, was killed on December 20.  Carol Martin, 55, of no fixed addressed, was charged with second degree murder.  Oliver Willis Sr., 64, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. (CityNews)    PREVIOUS:   Arrest made   Homicide



Mother was a shipping magnate

TORONTO -  For nearly two decades, 45-year-old Laura Rios ran Rios Envios The gunman waited outside the Colombia native's 2130 Weston Rd apartment until about 8:45pm on Monday when the shots were fired as Rios tended to her daughter sitting in the backseat of her truck.  (Sun Media)   MORE:  Gunman 'lay in wait'   Mom a 'sweet lady'   Woman murdered

Son charged

TORONTO - A Toronto man has been arrested and charged with murder after police discovered his mother's lifeless body inside her west-end apartment building. There are reports Antonia Catherine Zammit, 62, had been stabbed to death.  John Boukhalfa, 26, faces a second-degree murder charge.  (CTV)   MORE:  Son accused   Man charged



Teen held after deadly fire

SHAMATTAWA  - Police are treating a burnt-out home on a remote aboriginal community in northern Manitoba where an 11-year-old boy likely perished as a homicide scene after a local teenager was arrested in connection with the fire.  Police still haven't confirmed if the remains found at the home are the missing boy, Edward Redhead. 

Puzzling fire

Deadly blaze triggers multiple investigations

Blame should be spread

Few answers   Questions

17 years

KITCHENER - Trevor LaPierre, an Ontario man convicted in the slashing murder of Hunter Brown, a 74-year-old man who was delivering Christmas cards,  won't be eligible for parole for 17 years. 

Guilty plea to lesser charge

Suspect kept in custody

Man charged

Senior a 'real gentleman'


Reward offered

ST JOHN'S - The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has released a facial reconstruction of a man they believe was murdered and decapitated in the late 1990s, and are offering up to $50,000 for help cracking the case.   (CTV) 

14 years

TORONTO - Binh Nguyen was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 14 years for the Dec. 17, 2009 slaying of his girlfriend Sandy Park.   (QMI)    MORE:  Guilty plea to 2nd degree   Man charged   Jealousy led to killing   Man surrenders



$85 fine

TORONTO - An $85 fine and an admission of guilt seems like a small price to pay for killing someone.  But after a year of fighting for answers in the crash that claimed the life of Pietro "Pete" Rocca, his family is just happy to know someone has finally accepted some blame for the 47-year-old Orangeville man's death.  (Sun Media)

Man charged

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE - James Alexander Rose, 41, of Rocky Mountain House is now being charged with criminal negligence causing death.  On Sept. 7th, RCMP said the teen was shot by a bear banger inside a vehicle.  Classmates identified the teen as 16-year-old Tanner Mayer, a student at West Central High School.  (CTV)


WINNIPEG - Officers were called to the 800 block of Main St and found the male victim who appeared to have been stabbed in the upper body.   Officers have identified the victim as Jessie Jules Pierre McKenzie, 17.  (CTV)   MORE:  Domestic dispute witness stabbed   Teen stabbed at bush shelter


BROCKVILLE - Andrew Stevenson of Mallorytown, Ont., was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole for at least 25 years for killing 33-year-old Stefanie Stevenson.  (CBC)    MORE:  Mother shot in driveway



3 year maximum sentence

MONTREAL - On November 15, 2009, two teenagers aged 14 and 15 bludgeoned Brian Kachur to death while he was working on another piece of his unique brand of art.   The youngest of the two attackers pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.  (CTV)   MORE:  Teen pleads guilty    Deadly game of tag   2 teens charged

Murder - suicide

PICCADILLY -  RCMP were called to the scene in Piccadilly at 3:30am by someone who heard shots fired.  Inside, police found two men who had been shot - Claude Wiseman 47,  and Leroy Benoit, 36,  both from the Piccadilly area.  Wiseman shot Benoit with a rifle, killing him instantly, before turning the gun on himself.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  2 dead  


Police closing in

TORONTO - Police say they are closing in on an arrest in the shooting death of 18-year-old Robert Flagiello  Late Friday, officers raided an apartment building on Vaughan Rd near Oakwood Avenue in the city's west end, not far from where Flageiello was killed. The raid was linked to the killing, say police.  During the raid, officers and forensic experts seized computers and other pieces of evidence.   (CTV)   MORE:  Victim was in 'wrong place at the wrong time'   Unintended target   Robert Flagiello

Mentally unfit

EDMONTON - Tadeusz (Ted) Jandura was found mentally unfit to stand trial at 3 separate hearings and was determined unlikely to ever be fit to stand trial, confirmed a spokesman with the prosecutor's office in Honolulu.   On Feb. 25, 2007, police arrived at a 13th floor time-share unit at the Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki and found Ingeborg Jandura dead in the suite. An autopsy indicated the 82-year-old, Jandura's wife of 58 years, had been stabbed more than 100 times.   (Sun Media)   MORE:  Son urged mother to leave

$2000 fine

EDMONTON - A former city bylaw officer who fatally struck a 77-year-old man riding his bicycle in a crosswalk was fined $2,000 yesterday and banned from driving for three months.   Francis Grosvenor, 33, was convicted of making an unsafe left turn under the Traffic Safety Act.  Sandor Baracskay died in hospital as a result of his injuries.  (Sun Media) 

2 charged

REGINA - Two 17-year-old boys have been charged in connection with the death of another teen, after a burning body was found in a Regina back alley.  The grisly discovery was made before 7am in the alley on the 1100 block between Retallack St and Robinson St.  The victim, who hasn't been identified, was a 16-year-old boy, Regina police said.  (CBC)  

Seniors beaten to death

NIAGARA FALLS - Amy Bell, 82, and James Don Mitchinson, 88, were found badly beaten in Bell's Pine Grove Ave. home.   Paul Mellor, a 38-year-old acquaintance of the victims, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.  (CTV)    

Son finds bodies

MONTREAL - Marc Massey and his wife, Cecile Leduc, were found on the main floor of the home by their 20-year-old son, after he awoke to the sound of gunshots.  (CTV)     MORE:  Possible murder-suicide  



Another nameless victim

CALGARY - On Saturday morning police were called to a home in the 6200-block of 31 Ave NW.    When emergency crews arrived they found a 46-year-old man in life threatening condition after being stabbed.   A 17-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. On Tuesday, the 46-year-old died from his injuries in hospital.  (CTV)  

Suicide note

WINNIPEG - The words of a dead man helped convict Gordon Okemow of a brutal killing and grisly coverup, a court heard.  Okemow confessed to shooting Nelson House resident Peter Moore two times in the head after learning a suicide note identified him as the killer. Okemow, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.  (Sun Media)

4th arrest

BRAMPTON - Peel Police have made another arrest in connection with what they call a botched home invasion that led to the murder of a Brampton homeowner.  Daniel Colacito, 36,  Isaac Kwakye, 18  Shevon Bailey, 21, and a 15-year-old boy, are charged both with first degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  3 arrested   Charges   Arrest made   Teen charged   Drug heist

Brother is suspect

GOD'S LAKE NARROWS - Joey Okemow, 22, was charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and arson disregard for human life.  RCMP have not released the name or sex of the victim, but it's believed the person killed was George Okemow, the suspect's older brother.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Man charged   Lethal fire   Man charged  



Charge reduced to manslaughter

MEADOW LAKE - Ronald Glen Herma, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the beating death of Blair Lemaigre has been sentenced to a 3-year, 9-month prison sentence.  Herman beat up Lemaigre, 19, in a La Loche parking lot on May 20, 2007.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  3 men charged in death

Dad sentenced

CALGARY - James Bing Jun Louie, 44, used a rope to strangle his son Jason, 13, and a pillow to smother his daughter Jane, 9, in November 2009.  (CBC)   MORE:  18 years   Insanity rejected   Verdict reached    Father charged   Charge upgraded   2 children dead

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Alex Rodney Rundle, 28, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.  Police issued a city-wide alert for officers to be on the lookout for three male suspects – all black, one armed with a shotgun, another with a handgun and a third with a bulletproof vest.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:  Home invasion victim identified   Search for suspects    Man dies in home invasion   Home invasion shooting


OTTAWA - Following three weeks of testimony a 12-person jury convicted Kwaku Frimpong , 25, in the deaths of Ziad Ahmad, 32, and Phillip Salmon, 28, at Pari's Motel on Montreal Road on June 21, 2007.  The two men were killed with one shot that passed through Ahmad and hit Salmon in the chest during a botched robbery and drug deal.  MORE:  Life for double murder   Arrest in double murder   Victims ID'd

2 arrested

ROSEAU RIVER - Officers arrested and charged Anastasia Alexander, 19, and Rennie Scott, 20, of Roseau River First Nation, in connection with the death of Sheldon George Atkinson, 36, who died from blunt force trauma.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Reserve homicide

Fatal house party fight

WINNIPEG - A night out to attend a house party in Transcona turned fatal for a 19-year old Winnipeg man. Friends have identified the victim as Nolan Norman.  A group of teens then allegedly began beating him with sticks.  (CTV)  MORE:   Memorial for stabbing victim    Stabbing



Sentences in beating death

MONTREAL - Mitchell Pare and Kirk Campeau pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the 2008 death of 18-year-old Jordan Enlow-Apponi.   (CTV)   

Death a homicide

HORNBY ISLAND - A forensic autopsy was completed on the body of 25-year-old Tempest Grace Gale, and foul play is suspected, officials said.  (CTV)  



Arrest made

MONTREAL - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammed Nehar-Belaid, the 64-year-old cab driver who was found dead in LaSalle after he went missing.  (CTV)   

Victim is taxi driver

Body found

Victim may be missing taxi driver

Charges dropped

TORONTO - Andre Daley, 29, died after being shot outside First Choice nightclub. Toronto police originally charged five men with first-degree murder and other charges related to the Oct. 18, 2009 shooting.   However Justice Carol Brewer discharged all five accused on all charges.  (Toronto Star)  

Andre Daley

5 charged

Victim identified

'Like a Western shootout'

Drive-by leaves 1 dead





Victim identified

AJAX - A 32-year-old man is dead and a second male is in hospital following two stabbings in the parking lot of The Keg at Kingston and Salem roads.  The deceased man has been identified as Victor Cameron.  (CityNews)  PREVIOUS:  Stabbing


LONDON, ON - Jason Dahr stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as the jury foreperson pronounced him guilty of murdering his father.  Wayne Dahr, 54, was found stabbed to death in his daughter's Gammage Street apartment in April 2008.  (Sun Media)



Remains belong to missing person

KINGSTON - A coroner determined the remains belong to Scott Judge, who was last seen in September 2003. He was last seen by a friend walking near Elbow Lake on Sept. 30, 2003. His cause of death remains unknown.   (CTV)   MORE:  Remains ID'd   OPP missing person

Loophole for killer

BRAMPTON - 24-year-old Andre Bourne pleaded guilty to the more lenient charge of second-degree murder for the gutless gunning down of Ronell Williams on Sept. 9, 2007 outside a birthday party on Salisbury Circle in Brampton.  (Sun Media)  MORE:  Man admits murder   Guilty plea

Charges Laid in 19 of 70 Murders

VANCOUVER - Blog readers have expressed a lot of criticism about the lack of progress in murder investigations launched in 2009. So I went through the tally of murders from the Sun's murder map and determined that so far charges have been laid in 19 of 70 homicides.  (The Real Scoop)


OTTAWA - Police are urging anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run that killed a motorcyclist in the city's west end to come forward.  The collision killed 44-year-old David Ray who was riding his motorcycle in the area of Richmond Rd and High St at about 4:15pm on Nov. 27.   (CTV) 



30 months

ST. STEPHEN - Sarah Russell, a 20-year-old New Brunswick woman was sentenced to 30 months in prison for criminal negligence causing death in the slaying of her newborn boy, a graphic case that was an example of "wanton and reckless disregard," a judge said.  Russell's boyfriend, Rodney Miller, pleaded guilty in September to first-degree murder for fatally stabbing the child.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Plea   Guilty plea

Victim sought in US

TORONTO - It's not clear whether drug kingpin Shane Kelter was in Toronto for business or pleasure.   What homicide detectives know for sure is that a hit man was waiting for him outside an upscale condo building at 1001 Bay St.  The planning involved points to a more sophisticated hit, rather than a run-of-the-mill street gang shooting.  (Toronto Star)     MORE:  Victim identified   1 dead in shooting  

Arrest made

TORONTO - Gerald Robert Brown's lifeless body was found at 114 Bedford Rd.   James Chalaturnyk, 33, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Detectives probe murder   Victim identified

Guilty in 2nd trial

PICTOU - An RCMP officer testified that Bernard Hartling showed up at the Westville detachment a day after the killing on Kenneth McNamara on Nov. 14, 2009, with his lawyer and his mother. (CTV)   MORE:  Guilty verdict   13 years   Hung jury   Suspicious death



Police investigate

HALLS BRIDGE, MB - A 22-year-old man is dead after a fatal shooting at the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation during an altercation with an acquaintance.  The Dakota Ojibway Police Service has arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the incident and say charges are pending.  Police identified the victim as Joseph Dale Edwards Jr., 22, of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.   (CTV)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Richard Durant, 26, was shot just before midnight Oct. 30 and died in hospital of his wounds a short time later.  Police initially responded to reports of gunshots at Tom’s Sports Bar and Café at 1146 Davenport Rd around 11:45pm Friday and upon arrival located two men suffering from gunshot wounds to the body.  (CityNews)

2 life sentences

NEWMARKET - Christopher Little will have no chance of parole for 25 years following the deaths of Julie Crocker and Paula Menendez.  He will serve two concurrent terms.   Little was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday.   (CityNews)  

2 women murdered, many more casualties

Love-triangle killer gets life

Hubby 'desperate' for love

Partners changed in deadly dance

Bizarre encounters

Scenes from a failed marriage

1 stabbed, the other hanged



Staff fight turns deadly

TORONTO -  The incident began at about 11:30pm at New Generation Sushi Restaurant when two workers got into a scuffle.   The victim, who was in Canada on a visa to study at the Ontario College of Art and Design, won't be named until police can contact his family in China.   Xu Wang, 25, also a Chinese national on a student visa, was charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:  Restaurant stabbing   Fight at sushi restaurant

12 years

TORONTO - A man who beat a fellow inmate to death over a bag of potato chips at Toronto’s Don Jail has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years.  Jeff Munro was kicked to death in his cell in November 2009 by fellow inmate Troy Campbell, 26.  (CBC)   MORE:  Killer sentenced   Life sentence   Killed over a bag of chips   Guilty plea   Bag of chips   Fatal fight



Victim had left gang life

WINNIPEG - Kenny Catcheway, 34, the man stabbed to death was a former gang member who was motivated by his daughter to change his life.   (CBC)   MORE:  Daughter recalls dad   Horrifying scene


TORONTO - Robert Owen Cave, 24, has been charged in the shooting death of Kevin Phouthonesy, 24.  Police are still looking for 2 of the suspects.  (CityNews)   MORE:   Man charged   Man shot   Victim identified   Shooting

Victim identify

TORONTO -  The victim Theodoros Tiku, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was well-known to them as an alleged member of a notorious Regent Park gang.  They also suggest the murder was "execution style."  (CityNews)   MORE:  Ties to drug trade   Victim gang bodyguard

Accused appears in court

BROADVIEW, SK - A man accused of second-degree murder and aggravated assault after a bar brawl on Oct. 30 is now before the courts in Broadview.  Karl Eldon Lerat, 20, is charged with killing Matthew Troy McKay, 18.  (CBC)   MORE:  18-year-old dead   Community shocked

Homicides up in 2008

Police reported 611 homicides in Canada in 2008, 17 more than the previous year, resulting in a 2% rise in the national homicide rate.(StatCan)   MORE:   Homicides by metro areas

Charges laid

THE PAS - Ryan Bradley Chartier, 21, died at an apartment block on Larose Ave.  Jonathan Diego Young, 21, of The Pas has been charged.   (CBC)   MORE:  Man in custody



Manslaughter charge

CARROT RIVER - Royce Virgil Bear, 28, from Shoal Lake First Nations has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a man from the reserve.  Police said they were called in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man on the reserve.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Reserve homicide  

Victim identified

KELOWNA - Christopher Daniel Hetu recently moved to Kelowna from Prince George, police say.  The grieving father could offer no explanation for his son’s presence in Millbridge Park, a place with a shady reputation, at the time of his death.  (   PREVIOUS:  Man killed in park  

Stabbing victim dies

BRAMPTON - 59-year-old Ernesto Agsaulio was stabbed in the abdomen at a home on Gareth Drive in Mississauga.  Willie Ching, 55, was charged with first-degree-murder.  (CTV)

Driver faces charges

CORNWALL - Jeffrey Goulet, of Cornwall, is charged with careless driving. Shannon Carver, 39, who was a passenger in the northbound car, was pronounced dead at the scene.   (CTV)

Mother upset by plan

BRAMPTON - Tony Khor, 15, was found dead in a Mississauga hotel on Sunday. He was a low-functioning autistic unable to speak, often making noises in an attempt to communicate. MORE:  Autistic teen's mother charged   Mom charged   Woman accused   Father shattered

Jury finds woman guilty

WHITEHORSE - A Yukon Supreme Court jury concluded that Alicia Murphy, 29, was guilty in the death of Carmacks, Yukon, native Evangeline Billy, 24, whose body was found in the Yukon River on June 22, 2008.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Accused admitted to beating woman   Woman charged

Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Justin James Rosdobutko, 25, faces two charge of manslaughter in connection with the Oct. 11 fire at Aquarius Men's Bath. Robert Clark, 62, and Steven Yablonski, 23, both died in the blaze.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man charged   Bathhouse fire arson   Fire a homicide   2nd victim ID'd   Drag queen ID'd

Self-defence rejected

CALGARY - The Calgary teen who fatally stabbed another through the heart with the victim's own knife wasn't acting in self-defence, a judge ruled.  He found the accused, now 18, but 16 at the time of the killing, guilty of second-degree murder.  (Sun Media)  



Homeowner acquitted

VANCOUVER - A BC woman has been found not guilty in connection to the death of a teenage girl at a house party in 2008.  16-year-old Shannon Dale Raymond was found dead in Victoria Turley's Maple Ridge home after taking ecstasy and drinking heavily on July 26, 2008.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Woman charged  

Fight over cigarette

PICTON - Bradley Miller, 25, pleaded guilty to the assault charge in Picton superior court. He was one of 2 people charged originally with second-degree murder in the Sept. 20, 2008 death of Kevin Monroe.  Daniel Thompson, 20, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September.   (Sun Media)  



New trial ordered

KELOWNA - Neil Snelson was arrested in 2009 and found guilty of manslaughter by a jury 2 years later after his DNA was linked to semen found in Jennifer Cusworth, 19.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   15 years   Killer hears impact statement   Guilty   The house party    Charge in cold case

Couple charged

BRIDGEWATER - RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged a woman and her common-law husband with concealing the body of an infant. Amanda Lynne Oickle, 24, and Andrew Gary Cunningham, 31.   (CBC)



3 more arrested

TORONTO - 3 more suspects have been arrested in connection with the 2009 slaying of Christopher Skinner.  Anthony Samuel, 24, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of aggravated assault and obstructing police.  Nicholas Swaby, 23, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.  Jamaal Phillips Bond, 23, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and obstructing police.  (Toronto Star) 


Ford-coached player charged


Arrest made

Police make arrest

Driver arrested

Family seeks answers

Murder by SUV

$100K reward

New video  

8 years

TORONTO - Roman Luskin pleaded guilty to 3 counts of criminal negligence causing death in the 2009 incident.  Hon To, 44, her daughter Khan (Christine) Taing and a third passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.  (CBC)

Man charged

Accused a convicted fraudster

Suspect stays in jail

BWM slices minivan in half

3 dead



More bail than jail

WINNIPEG - A Garden Hill First Nation man accused of fatally stabbing his sister was granted bail last week after a judge ruled he would likely serve more time in jail awaiting trial than he would receive if ultimately convicted in the killing.  Mike Taylor, 54, is charged with manslaughter in the death of his sister, Esther Harper, 55, at a Ross Avenue drinking party last November.  (Sun Media)

Teen gunned down, left to die

TORONTO - Bandits who burst into a Parkdale apartment from a low balcony shot two men Saturday, leaving one to die in a pool of blood in the building lobby.  Christian Derro, 19, was gunned down Saturday night as he fled the attack in a main floor unit on Jameson Ave.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Teen shot   Drug robbery may have led to murder   Police looking for 3 men



Guilty plea to lesser charge

HALIFAX - Michael Joseph Mitchelmore pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, as his trial was set to begin in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.  The bodies of Adam Eisenhauer, 26, and Tyler Sampson, 25, were found on Aug. 14, 2005.  (CBC)  

Father pleads guilty

CALGARY - Jamie Dorey charged in the death of his 2-month-old son plead guilty.  Bryson Dorey-Fox was taken to Hospital in August 2009 and died 2 days later.  (CTV)   MORE:  Father charged   Death a homicide   4 years



Guilty plea

EDMONTON - James Harold Stewart, 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of David Kelm.  According to an agreed statement of facts, both Kelm and Stewart were involved in the drug trade and met early in the morning of Jan. 19, 2007, for a methamphetamine buy.  (Edmonton Journal)   MORE:  Manslaughter plea   David Kelm

'Outsourcing murder'

LONDON - A BBC investigation has uncovered the deadly practice of British Asians travelling to India to hire contract killers.  Family and business associates, who are lured to the sub-continent, are often the targets.  In a country where murder is cheaper and less fraught with risk, the perpetrators of these crimes are rarely brought to justice.   (BBC)



Guilty pleas

FREDERICTON - Darcie West, 20, her father, Kevin West, 50, and her friend, Tiffany Monroe, 28, entered guilty pleas on an assortment of charges in Fredericton provincial court.  (CBC)

Case against Darcie Victoria West

5 women in car  

3 arrested  

Woman killed  

Reward offered  

Woman hid dead newborns

CALGARY - Harnek Mahal found the body of his common-law wife, Harsimrat Kahlon, 27, on Oct. 4, 2009, face down on the floor of a bedroom in their rented basement suite in northeast Calgary. Kahlon's death is not considered suspicious.  Over the subsequent three days, the bodies of three infants were found - by police and relatives - hidden in the bedroom,   (CBC)


Childbirth complications

Baby still wearing hospital bracelet

New details in babies deaths

Mystery surrounds dead babies

Newborns deaths suspicious



Arrest made

TORONTO - Police arrested Fayisa Ahmed Ibrahim, 23, and charged him with the first-degree murder of Kamal Hercules.  Hercules, 21, was shot and killed outside a food store near Sherbourne St and Front St E at about 3:45am on Sept. 5, 2009.  (CBC)      Kamal Hercules 

Gang ritual touted  

'A good kid'  

Vigil held   

'Too many funerals 




Teens get max

WINNIPEG - 5 Winnipeg teens have received the maximum youth sentence of 7 years custody and community supervision for the murder of 17-year-old Frank Green.  Green was beaten and stabbed to death in St. Boniface Cemetery Sept 2009.  All 5 belonged to a group called the Dynamite Crew, a gang with connections to the Bloods.  (QMI)


4 plead guilty  

Jail for 'senseless' killing  

Arrest made  

Teen found in cemetery  

Grisly graveyard find




New trial ordered

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Court of Appeal ordered the new trial for Mark Edward Grant, ruling that the trial judge was wrong to deny Grant's lawyer the right to present evidence that Candace Derksen might have been killed by someone else. Derksen was 13 years old when she disappeared on Nov. 30, 1984.   (CBC)

Maximum sentence

Grant confessed, witness alleged   

Details the jury wasn't told     

Expert accused of 'wing it' approach  

Testing destroyed evidence  

Suspect grilled in '84  

Hairs found with girl's body  

Childhood friends testify  

Alive up to 24 hours  



Unsolved part 4

TORONTO - Since the 1960s, some 300 homicides have gone unsolved in Toronto.  In a 4 part series we profile several victims.  (Star)

Site stores the keys to unsolved crimes

Part 1    Part 2   Part 3  

Even a speck of DNA goes a long way

Cases cold but heat's still on

Publication ban partially lifted

LONDON, ON - A sweeping publication ban in the high-profile Tori Stafford murder case was partially lifted allowing media outlets to report a key development: a guilty plea by one of the accused.  On April 30, Terri-Lynne McClintic, one of two accused in the slaying in 2009 of 8-year-old Woodstock, Ont., resident Tori Stafford, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.  But in a rare move, the judge told reporters in the courtroom they couldn't report any of those developments - not even that a hearing had taken place - until further notice.  

SCC strikes down part of ban  

Some details revealed  

Why the story couldn't be told  

How to create distrust in a dysfunctional system

Another media ban  

Media gagged  

Remains confirmed  

Murder of Victoria Stafford

Charge upgraded  

'Intelligent' & 'weird'  

Tori Stafford page

Premier defends publication ban



How the killers were caught

KINGSTON - When the call first came in on the morning of June 30, 2009 about a car in the locks at Ontario's Kingston Mills, police thought they might have a stolen car on their hands, or maybe even a teenage prank.   (CP)

Islamic community distances itself

Toronto Star: Shafia trial

Confronting darkness  

Witness discrepancy  

Shafia family murder  

Father revealed murder plot

Death plunge a mystery

4 bodies found

Fatwa issued

Iman Syed Soharwardy

Fatwa condemns 'honour killings'

Murder is against Qur'an  

Teens wanted to be Canadians

These young women are worth fighting for    

Mother weeps   

Women just as capable of evil as men  

No sign of distress  

Evidence hefty  

Shaky math  

Women were killed to preserve family honour

Were deaths a matter of 'honour'?

Parents, brother charged

Police ID 4



A public shame

WINNIPEG - The young woman with a million-dollar smile was found face down in a ditch July 2, days after being reported missing, yet again, by family. Cherisse Houle, 17, also had haunted, sorrowful eyes that spoke volumes of her life as a teen exploited on the streets. (Free Press)

30 unsolved and counting

Valentine's Day march

Action group

Project disappear

Families seek more information

Cherisse would have been 18th

Chronic runaway

2 plead guilty

TORONTO - 2 people have pleaded guilty to the killing of Valencia Russo, whose body was found in the trunk of a car in July 2009.  Juan Antonio Reyes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and his wife, Laura Rodriguez, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  The couple was arrested in Mexico in 2009 and was extradited to Canada.  (CTV)

Suspects to be extradited

Pair arrested

Mexico wasn't far enough

Teacher's final moments

Suspects identified

Woman found in car trunk

Body is teacher



Adult sentence

TORONTO - A Toronto judge has decided that the teenage girl convicted in the murder of 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel must take responsibility for the crime as an adult.   Melissa Todorovic, 17, was sentenced as an adult for first-degree murder.   (CTV)

Life for teen

M.T. apologizes for murder

Gag orders in a Facebook age

Natural born killer

Adult sentence

'I can't ever forgive myself'

Killer weeps

'I wish I could change everything'

Psychiatric tests ordered for M.T

Guilty plea

Police identify victim

'Did you do it



2 more charged

PICKERING -  The charges come nearly one year after the bodies of Puneet Singh Chhina, 26, of Ottawa, and Harjinder Singh Sandhu, 28, of Brampton, were found shot and beaten in the trunk of a rental car that was abandoned on the side of the road in Pickering, Ont., on May 5, 2009.  Ganesh Singh, 56, of Markham, and Zaki Goffur, 34, of Richmond Hill, are both charged with accessory after the fact to murder.   (CTV) 


2nd man arrested

2nd man charged

Cellphone clue  

Men were targeted  

Victims died as strangers  

Victims identified  



Lover guilty

TORONTO - Nicola Puddicombe was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury convicted her of first-degree murder for her part in the axe killing of long-time boyfriend Dennis Hoy.  The verdict was bittersweet for Hoy's parents, Norman and Anna, who last June saw another jury acquit Puddicombe's former lover, Ashleigh Pechaluk, of first-degree murder. (Toronto Star)  

Jury convicts

Trial told of 'confession'

Acquitted suspect had confessed

Not guilty verdict

Accused in axe murder walks free

Accused killer targeted 'fat jerk

Not much love in bizarre triangle

Police make an arrest in axe attack



Cousin admits organizing murder

TORONTO - More than four years after prominent Toronto philanthropist Glen Davis was ambushed and shot to death in a midtown parking lot, the victim’s cousin admitted to masterminding the murder plot.  Marshall Ross pleaded guilty to first-degree murder  and told the court he was behind the contract killing of his wealthy cousin, who donated millions of dollars to charity.   (Toronto Star) 




Guilty plea to reduced charge  

Slain tycoon's company lent suspect money

Public tragedies

3 face murder charges

Reward offered

Why was Glen Davis a target

Richardson family murders

B.C. ranks 4th in Canada for murder

Jailed for murders they didn't commit

Murder on our doorsteps

Women still the more likely victims

Trail leads from drug raid to murders

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