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Man gets 10 years

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Canadian citizen Dmytro Aref Yev pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was given the 10-year prison term after he admitted he attacked Jordan Morrison outside a resort nightclub near Punta Cana on Feb. 4, 2011. His co-accused, Algerian national Bouzid Redha, was acquitted of second degree murder after Aref Yev said he acted alone.  (CBC)  

Canadian jailed   

2 arrested  

Canadian dead after bar fight  

2 Canadians charged  

Killed coming to the aid of a friend 

Cold case reopened

PRINCE RUPERT - RCMP are asking the public for tips to help crack a 25-year-old cold case that killed 3 generations of one family.  On Feb. 5, 1990 a fire destroyed the Brooks Bank building in Prince Rupert, killing 4 members of the same family, Helga Rochon, her daughters Sherri and Pauline Rochon, and Pauline's daughter Kimberly Dumais.  (CBC)   MORE:   Letter writer holds key   Sister's plea   Police need help   Police need your help  

Gang leader sentenced

WINNIPEG - The former reputed leader of the Indian Posse street gang has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.  Tyson Kane Roulette pleaded guilty to manslaughter and also received 12 years for attempted murder.   In Sept 2007, Anthony Woodhouse was gunned down in front of his Boyd Ave home.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Plea to lesser charge

Canadian gunned down

PUERTO JIMENEZ - An autopsy revealed Kimberley Blackwell, 53, died from a gunshot wound. Her body was found on the patio of her home near Puerto Jimenez, where she operated a chocolate business.   (QMI)   MORE:  Police say they have suspects  Canadian found dead   Woman's death probed

Guilty plea

MONCTON - Roch Thériault was found dead near his cell at NB's Dorchester Institution on Feb 26.  Police say the 63-year-old got into an altercation with fellow inmate Matthew Gerard MacDonald inside the correctional centre.  (CTV)   MORE: Cult leader dead   Inmate suspected   Inmate arrested  Roch Theriault

Death a homicide

EDMONTON - The victim has been identified as Edmonton's Ronald Max Hillinger, 53.  MORE:  Police believe man was murdered  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police responded to a shooting at 2400 Finch Ave W at around 9:15pm.  The victim has been identified as Jagtal Singh Kular.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting

Man charged

MONTREAL - Sean Brennan was arrested after someone called 911 to report a loud argument in the building at the corner of Douglas Shand and Pardo Aves.  Police arrived to find that Bryan Bougie, 41, had been severely beaten.    MORE:  Suspect charged  Deadly feud


MONTREAL - Nearly 48 hours after his body was discovered in an industrial area near the Lachine Canal, police were still refusing to identify hip hop artist Paul Frappier as Montreal's seventh homicide victim of 2011. PREVIOUS:  Body found     Bad News Brown


Victim identified

TORONTO - Gregory Taylor, 21, was found with multiple gunshot wounds.  Police were called to 83 Clearview Heights at about 1:30am.   (Toronto Star) MORE:  Shooting victim   

Man arrested

OAKVILLE -  Brian Watson, 45, was found dead in a business at 1244 Speers Rd  on Feb 16.  Jeffrey Craig, 33, has been charged with first-degree murder. PREVIOUS:  Body found

Sentence called 'contemptuous'

CALGARY - Chang Yung Yun, 30, had been facing an allegation of second-degree murder in the July 6, 2009, slaying of James Dale Larter, 33, in the downtown condo of the confessed killer.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Charges

Teen was murdered

BURNS LAKE - RCMP say an autopsy has confirmed foul play in the death of Chassidy Charlie, whose body was found in a home last Wednesday.  (CP)   MORE:  Suspicious death

Son charged

BURLINGTON - A Burlington man is dead and his son has been charged with second-degree murder.  Police identified the victim as Michal Kieda, 67, of Burlington.  His son, Konstanty Kieda, 41, appeared in court on Friday morning.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  1 dead

Charge upgraded

SAULT STE MARIE - Dylan Albert Jocko faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Wesley Hallam.  Hallam was murdered at a house party on Jan 8.  Jocko, 26, was charged with accessory after the fact on Jan 30.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Victim known to police       

Officer sentenced

CHIANG MAI - A Thai police officer has been sentenced in the death of Leo Del Pinto, 24, who was shot outside a bar in 2008.  The sentence will be added to the time he is already spending in jail for murdering his pregnant wife.  (CTV)  

'Polite, respectful'

WINNIPEG - Cameron Walker, 16, was killed after being stabbed in the chest outside a Fort Richmond residence.  Matthew Craig Krasny, 28, of Winnipeg, is charged with second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Charges laid   Teen killed  


HAMILTON - Police have arrested a suspect in the brutal murder of retired teacher Audrey Gleave.  Gleave, 73, was found inside her home outside Brantford, on Dec 30, 2010.  David Laurie Scott, 50, was arrested in Brantford.  (CTV)  


Man arrested  

'We still have work to do'  

Complicated vicious killing  

'Horrendous' sex murder  

Senior slain  

Charges laid

WINNIPEG - Randy Murray Williams has been charged with two counts second-degree murder in connection with a weekend double slaying in Winnipeg.  Darren Joey Swampy, 19, and Lee Brady Spence, 22, were shot to death following a dispute at a house party.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Police arrest suspect 

Conditional sentence

OTTAWA - Gurinder Gill pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm after a Sept. 28, 2007 crash in the city.  The crash injured Perry Weis and Anna Dalnoki. Her mother, Magda Dalnoki, was killed at the scene.  (QMI)  

Coroner's report

MONTREAL - The coroner's report concludes that Richard Bouillon likely raped and killed Julie Surprenant Nov. 16, 1999.  (CTV)   MORE:   Confession?   Bouillon confessed   Break?   Inquest ends   Inquest begins

Murder charge

KINGSVILLE - The victim, Bridie Fanning, 47, was found dead at the home.  After a post mortem exam, police have charged Abraham Froesse-Friessen of Kingsville with murder.   MORE:  OPP charge man 

Adult sentence 

VICTORIA - Two teens who brutally raped and murdered Kimberly Proctor, 18, last year have been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 10 years.  BC Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston sentenced Kruse Wellwood, 17, and Cameron Moffat, 18, as adults and lifted the publication ban that had been protecting their identities since their arrest.   (Vancouver Sun)


More evidence released

Murder for 'giggles'   


Sexually sadistic psychopaths  

Inside the minds of killers  

Killers thought murder would be 'exhilarating'  

Details revealed  

Charges laid  

2 teens arrested

OAKVILLE - Christopher Stairs was found in the middle of the Kerr & John streets intersection and was pronounced dead.  Nazir Akbari has been charged with second-degree murder.  Angar Langer is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.    MORE:  Fight death   Altercation death


DARTMOUTH -  Investigators initially responded  to check on the well-being of a woman at 7 Galaxy Ave apartment, after family contacted police out of concern.  Cops then found Marguerite Maude Kenney, 60, and Patrick Lee McGrath, 58, dead in his apartment suite across the hall.  (QMI)

Arrests made

MISSISSAUGA - Police have arrested 6 men in connection with the murder of Shadi Taleb, 17, who was attacked at his family's home in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday Jan. 24, 2011. He was pronounced dead in hospital.  (CTV)  


4 arrested  

Typical teenager  

Apparent home invasion  


MONCTON - A judge presiding over the trial of  Fred Prosser, 31, who is accused of raping and killing Sabrina Patterson, 25, dismissed the jury.   (CTV)    PREVIOUS: Ex charged   Body found

Man charged

MONTREAL - Rodrigo Odones is accused of beating Rogelio Noguera with a blunt object at some point between Jan. 15 and 18 in the victim's apartment.  (CTV)

Driver charged

OTTAWA - Garett Allen, 18, and his girlfriend Naomi Theoret, 17, were killed when their pickup truck slammed into a parked tractor trailer that was blocking a road near Vankleek Hill.   Andre Duquette is charged.  (CTV)


VICTORIA - Erich Mueller, 72, and his wife Kathy Mueller, 66, were found dead in their beachfront home on Cadboro Bay Rd on Jan 18 in what police confirmed was a murder-suicide.  PREVIOUS:  Possible murder-suicide

Victim identified

KITCHENER - A 60-year-old man who died after being attacked while out walking on the Iron Horse Trail in Kitchener has been identified as John Louis Ferreira.  Ferreira was walking with his 35-year-old son near W Ave shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve when they were approached by two suspects.  According to police a fight broke out, and Ferreira was stabbed at least once.  (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Beating death

Suspect already facing charge

WINNIPEG - Police said they arrested 21-year-old William Evan LaPorte at Headingley Correctional Centre and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of Wayne Roger Michelle.  LaPorte already faces another charge of first-degree murder for the death of 18-year-old Dylan Cody Ferland in July 2010.   (Winnipeg Free Press)   PREVIOUS:  Police fear gang violence   Busy summer expected   Wave of gang violence 

New trial ordered

VANCOUVER - Kim Rothgordt was found guilty of second-degree murder in January 2011 for the death of James Shannon.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   20 years

'Downtown fixture'

HAMILTON - The body of 37-year-old Laura Ann Young was discovered just after 9am in a snowbank behind 116 Cathcart St.   MORE:  Body in backyard 


DIDSBURY - Heather Wilson-Duncan, 63,  was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 68-year-old Barry Duncan on Dec 10, 2010.  (CTV)   MORE:   4-years   Woman charged   Woman said she shot husband 

YCJA arrest

ROBLIN - An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  Meagen Mancheese, 16, was shot at her family's farmhouse in Hillsburg on Nov 10.  (CBC)     PREVIOUS:  Murder-suicide attempt  

Charges laid

CALGARY - On Sunday, June 29, 2008, police responded to a complaint in the 11400-block of Braniff Road SW.  The body of Daniel Jacob Levesque, 29, was found inside.  Derek Campeau, 25, Aaron Lee Stevens, 25, and Sheldon Bertrum Worme, 24, all from Calgary are charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV)  

Father arrested

OWEN SOUND - After a two-month investigation into the “sudden and unexplained” death of a 13-month-old girl near Owen Sound, OPP arrested Robert Lauder, 26. her father.  Ava Lauder was found without vital signs on Nov 5 at a home on Grey Road 18 in Georgian Bluffs Township, police said.  (Toronto Star)

2 facing charged

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

6 years

REGINA - Seanna Rae Nahnepowisk, 25, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Wendell Toto, 40.  The court heard a drunken fight broke out between the two relatives at Toto's home on the reserve in January.    (CTV)

Suspect coveted neighbour's wife

OWEN SOUND - Allan Wayne Powney admitted to killing Dr. Henry Janssen on Jan. 22, 2008 near Lion's Head. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Murder revisited    Police hunt killer

Suspicious death

BELLEVILLE - Belleville police say Alex Brooks' body was found Saturday afternoon in a snow-covered field near the tracks.  (CTV)  

Man charged

CALGARY - Melake Selam Worku, 27, died early Jan 1.  Police have charged Ahmed Mohamed, 26, with second-degree murder PREVIOUS:  Victim identified   New Year's shooting

Victim identified

WESTMOUNT - Police are searching for clues after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed on in Westmount.  He has been identified as Jason Peagram.  (CTV)  

Victim identified

SASKATOON - The victim is Bryton Stevenson, 16, of Saskatoon.  Police were called after a resident of the 200-block of Ave K N found the body and called 911 at about 11am on Jan 1.  MORE: Homicide   Suspicious death

Manslaughter plea

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


WINNIPEG - A 66-year-old man was killed in a hit and run on Christmas Eve.  Police say the man - Reginald Blackbird - was hit at about 5:40pm, on Fife Street between Inkster Boulevard and Maple Glen Drive.   Police arrested Christopher Ronald Teebles, 44, on Christmas Day and charged him with criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of collision causing death.   (CTV)

The day I met Joanne

TORONTO - The week before I’d given her a $75 prepaid credit card as part of a very unscientific journalistic experiment that involved handing out cards to panhandlers and then checking back in with them to see what they’d bought.  Joanne’s story came to an end over the weekend when police found her body in her subsidized Jarvis St. apartment.   (Toronto Star)   

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police say that Brian Takahashi, 20, was stabbed near Queen St W.  A 27-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder.  Luke Heath surrendered to police on Sunday, accompanied by his lawyer.  (CTV)   MORE:  'In way over his head'     

Wife jailed

LONDON, Ont. - It took about 25 blows from a baseball bat to kill Christy Hands.  Sandra Hands, 52, with him for six years and married for four, had been on the receiving end of her husband's violent rages many times, but never told the police.   (QMI) 

Son charged

ST-JEAN-DE-MATHA - Sylvain Guidi was charged with premeditated homicide after the bodies of Claude Guidi, 75, a retired Longueuil police officer, and his 71-year-old wife, Denise Cloutier-Guidi, were found inside the family home.   PREVIOUS:  Son to be charged   Suspicious deaths   

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police have identified a man gunned down in the hallway of a Scarborough highrise.  Venacio Julien, 27, called out for his wife as he lay dying in the hallway of a Birchmount Rd apartment building where he was shot.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Man shot   Shooting

Man still missing

EDMONTON - A hunt to find 1 of 2 men who disappeared 2 days before a bizarre blaze where investigators found a man's charred remains in a rural Strathcona County garage continues. Brent Abbott, 36, from Saskatoon disappeared Dec. 17, 2 days before the fire.  he other missing person, Dino Kaz, 42, was found dead Dec. 29 along a rural road near Evansburg.   (QMI) 


Man linked to fatal garage fire found dead  

Missing men  

Body found in burned garage   

Homicide clearance rate up

EDMONTON - Police in 2010 solved the highest proportion of homicides in years, but arrested more of the city's youth in the process.  There were 27 homicides in Edmonton over the year and police solved 22 of them, for a clearance rate of 81%. 


Getting away with murder  

Montreal homicides up 20%  

Homicide squad loses its lustre

3 years

OTTAWA - Jack  Tobin, the son of a former Newfoundland premier, was involved in a drunk-driving incident that claimed the life of 24-year-old Alex Zolpis in an Ottawa parking garage.    (CTV)


Alcohol involved  

Man trapped under truck  

Brian Tobin  

Arrest made

TORONTO - Vincent Dang, 20, was killed following a dispute in a nightclub early on Nov 27.  Police say a rented SUV with three men inside ran him over.  Naveen Ariaratnam, 26, of no fixed address, is charged with second-degree murder.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Hit-run 'deliberate'   Homicide   

Killer believed to be reformed

VANCOUVER - Just 2 months after the transfer, Michael McGray confessed to murdering his prison cell mate Jeremy Phillips, 33.  (CP)  MORE:   Don't let serial killers share cells   Victim’s family sues   Guilty plea to another murder   Inmate killed   Michael McGray



Manslaughter plea

WINNIPEG - Lawrence Felix, 40, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Wallace Solomon George, 50.  George died April 22, 2008, 1 day after suffering a beating outside a Berens River home in central Manitoba.  (QMI)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Police found Zaniffa Balkaran, 59, dead at a Scarborough community housing building.  Annesair Balkaran has been charged with first-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Woman charged  


CALGARY -  Jurors accepted the position of Crown prosecutors that Barry David Brown, 52, killed Corinne Belanger at Lee Vollmin's request.    MORE:   Found guilty   Guilty   Husband says he had nothing to do with death   DNA connected suspect   Man charged in 2001 murder

10 years

PELICAN NARROWS - Jean Ballantyne was killed during a Christmas celebration that turned violent in the family home in 2010.  Riley Ballantyne, who was 20 at the time, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his grandmother.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Suspect charged 

Teen shot

TORONTO - Several people on the 4th floor of 200 Woolner Ave called 911 at about 4pm on Christmas Day. Police found a teen in the hallway with gunshot wounds.  Friends identified him as Jordan “Goonie” Hosten, 18.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Teen killed

Daycare operator charged

MISSISSAUGA - Police initially arrested 35-year-old daycare operator April Luckese and charged her with aggravated assault however.  Following the child's death, a second-degree murder charge was laid.  (CTV)   MORE:  Accused in court  

Not guilty

PRINCE ALBERT - After days of deliberation a jury has decided that 31-year-old Jordan Crowe is not guilty of second-degree murder.  Crowe's stepson, three-year-old Dilyn Donlad died in bed in his Prince Albert home in December, 2007.   (CTV)

Murder charge

CALGARY - On March 17th, Aref Selman Nassereddine, 64, was found dead in a home in the community of Rosscarrock.  Crystal Aldina Crowchild, 26, has been charged with second degree murder.  MORE:  Woman charged   DNA results point to murder

Guilty plea

EDMONTON - In December 2010, two boys aged 3 and 6-years-old were found dead inside a home in Abbottsfield with their father Jason Bruce Cardinal.  The two boys were found dead beside their father on his bed - Cardinal was suffering from self-inflicted wounds.  Cardinal, 33, was charged with two counts of first degree murder in their deaths.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Ministry grants permission   Father charged  

Shooting deliberate

VANCOUVER - David Lawrence Robert Langlet was charged in October 2010 with first-degree murder in connection with Preece's death on June 12, 2000.  The case went cold until Matthew Anthony DaSilva went to police and confessed his involvement in the crime.  In December 2010 DaSilva pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact and was sentenced to two years in prison.  (Vancouver Province)

Charges laid

FALHER - Melody Chomiak, 45, and Jerica Bouchard, 20, were found dead inside a residence near the small farming community.  Edward John Chomiak, 49, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.   (QMI)  

Arrests made

BRANTFORD -  Robert Howard Clause, 33, and Tara Carisa Baker, 31, both of Hamilton were arrested and charged with first degree murder.  The victim has been identified as Devon Anthony Gayle, 22.  (CTV)



Driver charged 

MONTREAL - Jorge de Castro, 42, and another man stepped out of their cars and got into a verbal argument.  Jeffry Lindor, 26, is charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Road rage


CALGARY - Kyle Victor Ledesma, 25, has been charged in the shooting death of Dexter Bain, 36, on Nov 27, 2010 at Our Place Pub and Grill.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Victim identified  

Victim identified

TORONTO - Around 3am, officers were called to a reported shooting outside Col. Mustard's pub in the Peanut Plaza and found three victims with gunshot wounds. Melvin Gomez, 24, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.   (CTV)   MORE:  Shootings leave 1 dead   

Adult sentences

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

Gangs linked to unsolved murders

MONTREAL - Cops in BC and Quebec are solving fewer murders than their counterparts in other provinces, a trend being blamed on higher levels of gang violence and organized crime in those jurisdictions.  (QMI)  REPORT:  Explaining the nature of homicide clearance

'Friend' arrested

ACAPULCO - The state prosecutor of Guerrero told a local news agency that state police have since arrested Hector Juan Figueroa, 46, who has provided them with details of Daniel Dion's death.  (CTV)   MORE:  Cops make arrest

1 found not guilty

OTTAWA - Abdulhamid Wehbe has been found not guilty of manslaughter in the 2010 drug shooting of Yazdan Ghiasvand Ghiasi, 16.  Wehbe was one of 4 people charged in the case.  Zakaria Dhournou pleaded guilty in 2011 to obstructing justice.  Khaled Wehbe, also pleaded guilty to obstructing justice.  Mohamed Wehbe, charged with second-degree murder, is still at large and is believed to have fled the country, boarding a plane for Syria days after the shooting.  (CBC)


Guilty plea

Killed over bag of weed    

Killer still at large  

Guilty plea

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

Guilty plea

Plea to 3 murders  

Cold case charges  

4th person charged  


Manslaughter charge

LLOYDMINSTER - The incident occurred on August 20th at the intersection of 52nd Ave and 25 St. The crash left Ewrin Capuno dead.  In addition to manslaughter, Levi Nickless is also facing several other charges including impaired driving causing death.   (CTV) 

14 years

NANAIMO - Robert James Iverson, 49, was charged with the murder of Cheryl Lynn Sim after her body was found in shopping cart in a vacant lot near Barsby Park in June 2010. Iverson was convicted of second-degree murder in November.  (Nanaimo Bulletin)

10 years

WINDSOR - Michael Dorner has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2009 death of Edmund Summers in Windsor, Ont.    (CBC)


WINNIPEG -  Robert Carl Prince has been charged in the Jan 6 stabbing death of Darryl John Sinclair, 45.  (CBC)   MORE:  Dispute led to slaying  

Homicide investigation

TORONTO - Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Nicholas Yombo, 18, found shot to death in his Regent Park townhouse.  (CTV) MORE:  Victim paid the price for being a dealer  

Teen may have been targeted

TORONTO - William 'Billy' Nathanson, 19, died of gunshot wounds in the alley behind his mother's townhouse at 1862 Sheppard Ave W  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Another man shot     



Remains identified

MILTON - Police say human remains found Monday near 6th Line Nassagaweya & Sideroad 20 belong to 32-year-old Garfield Steele, of Toronto, and the case is being treated as a homicide.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Human remains

Domestic violence

LAVAL - The victim, Anne Marie Dasaulniers, was killed with a blunt object in the 605 de la Concorde Blvd apartment she live with her boyfriend, Steven Light, 26, and a roommate.   (Canoe)   MORE:  Boyfriend to be charged   Suspicious death

5 years

CALGARY - Brittany Mahingen was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her mother Leanne Mahingen in 2009.   Brittany and her mother had been drinking heavily while babysitting.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Daughter charged

Injured baby dies

TORONTO - Two months after suffering critical injuries little Adriel Da Silva Garcia is dead.  Police named Ronnie Munoz-Hernandez as a suspect a few days after the child was hospitalized.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Assaulted baby dies

Guilty plea

TORONTO - A man who walked into a busy public library and fired a crossbow bolt into his father’s back, then crushed his skull in with a hammer, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  Zhou Fang, now 26, was charged with first-degree murder of Si Cheng, 52, after the shocking afternoon incident on Dec. 2, 2010, inside the Main St library.  (Toronto Star)


Victim's history of violence

Son charged

Accused killer hired PI  

Arrest in crossbow death  

Man killed with a crossbow 

Man identified

AIRDRIE - RCMP were called to 80 Big Hill Circle and found Robert Preston Lochead's body.  Police say Lochead struggled with a man in the basement of the home.  The other person was also injured and received medical treatment.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Man found dead

Manslaughter charge

HAMILTON - Police say Carl Hammond, 62, suffered a fractured hip in an altercation with another resident of the Emerald Lodge residential care facility on Aug. 12.  Police have charged Steven White, 50, of Hamilton, with manslaughter.  (CTV)   MORE:  Nursing home fight factor in death

Man turns himself in

COALHURST - JJ (Jiwanjyot) Ghai, 21, was stabbed to death at a Coalhurst community centre.  Harpal Singh Dhillon, 26, was charged with 2nd degree murder.  (CTV)   

Suspect charged

REGINA - Tony Warken is accused of killing 65-year-old Gordon Gregson. Police discovered the victim's body in his home in Bengough on Nov. 1, 2009.   (CTV) 


GRAND PRAIRIE - RCMP originally said they suspected foul play in the death of Brian Michael MacFarlane who lost his life in Grande Prairie.    (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death    

Wife charged

OTTAWA - OPP found the body of 46-year-old Gerald Albert Madaire when they were called to a home in Drummond-North Elmsley Township.  The victim's wife, Lucey Rollande Paquette, is charged with murder.  (CTV) 


ASSUMPTION - On Nov. 1, 2010 police were called to a residence on the Dene Tha' First Nation where 2 bodies were found dead from gunshot wounds.  Tthe deceased are Gillian Salopree, 28 and Terrance Ahkimnachie, 26.   (QMI) 

Manslaughter plea

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

Police lay charges

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

Arrest made

BRAMPTON - Donald Grant, a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist, was gunned down at a Holiday Inn Express at 5585 Ambler Dr, on Nov. 7, 2010.  Days later, Peel Regional Police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for 21-year-old Jerome Derby.  PREVIOUS:  Rapper shot dead    

Killer charged in 1992 homicide

LONDON, ON - A prisoner already serving a life sentence for 2 murders was charged with the 1992 slaying of Lawrence Kitakijick.  Advances in DNA technology linked Roshan Norouzali, 47, to the Kitakijick murder.  At the time of his arrest Norouzali was in Penitentiary serving a life term for the first-degree murders of Pickering carpenter Kenneth Thomas and Oshawa gunshop owner Roger Pardy in 1994.  (Toronto Star)


VICTORIA - Darcy William Kozak, 40, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murders of Kenneth Robinson, 45, a disabled homeless Nanaimo man, and Kenneth Leask, 44.   Kozak was also sentenced for the manslaughter death of Luc Dulude.  In Oct 2008, Kozak’s friend Robert Cook shot Dulude in the abdomen, the pair smothered him with a plastic bag. Dulude’s body was later found in Campbell River.  (Metronews)  



Teen dies at party

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

New trial ordered

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

Woman killed

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

Jail for hit-and-run

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

Not guilty

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

'Wrong place at the wrong time'

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



Manslaughter plea

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


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



Hung jury

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

Killed over dispute

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

Arrest warrant

MARKHAM -  The murder warrant comes after 3 of 4 men being sought by police in connection to the stabbing death of 28-year-old Vandin Svay.   Meng Ly Lim, 28, Cho Chea, 24, and Veasna Sam, 30, all of Toronto, are charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.  Sinhem Srun, is wanted for first-degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  3 charged  

Police to examine procedures

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

Killer planned girl's murder

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


HALIFAX - Brandon Lewis Hatcher was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead.    (CTV)    2 more charged



Review launched

STUARTBURN - 4-year-old Dillon Belanger, called Breana by family, was rushed to hospital in Winnipeg from her home in Stuartburn.  The young girl died from severe injuries from an assault, said RCMP.  The girl's mother Mary Belanger, 32, has been charged.   (CTV)

Killing wasn't a criminal act

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

6 years

TORONTO - Sabrina Siconolfi, 32, was sentenced for criminal negligence causing the heat-stroke death of Sakina Abdurahman in July 2010.  (QMI)  

Mom sentenced
6 years
Negligence plea
Mom pleads
Mom charged 

Victim identified

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

13 years

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

Victim was mother

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

Guilty plea

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

Innocents killed

CRANBROOK - 4 BC men have been charged with plotting to kill a member of a rival drug faction in a year-long plot that may have spawned the murders of 2 innocent people.  The charged men are Cranbrook residents Chad Everett Munroe, Lonnie James Adams and Calin Raymond Correia, all 33, and Lorne William Murray Carry, 28. (CTV)



Mistaken identity  

Leanne Laura MacFarlane and Jeffrey Todd Taylor killed



Charges dropped

TORONTO - The Crown has dropped first-degree murder charges against a convicted killer in the deaths of 3 Toronto prostitutes in the 1990s.  Peter MacDonald, who is in his fifties, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2000 death of James Campbell in Toronto.  He was charged with the deaths of the 3 sex workers last October.  The bodies of Julianne Middleton, 23, Virginia Coote, 33 and Darlene MacNeill, 35, were found near Sunnyside Beach between 1994 and 1997.  (CTV) 


Death stalks woman's family

Man linked to cold case murders

'Serial killer' charged 

Homicide in Canada 2009

OTTAWA - Police reported 610 homicides in Canada during 2009, virtually unchanged from 2008.  The number of gang-related homicides fell by 10% from the year before, but still accounted for 1 in 5 homicides in 2009.  (Statistics Canada)  MORE:   More stabbings   Calgary murder rate 4th highest  

55 years for killing  

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

Victim identified

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

2nd arrest

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




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

60 days

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

Charges laid

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

2 teens shot

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

Guilty plea

TORONTO - Augustin Alexander Caruso, 25, entered the plea at a Toronto court.  Caruso is one of 4 men charged in the death of Christopher Skinner, 27.  Skinner died after being struck by a vehicle near Adelaide and Victoria Streets in the early hours of Oct 18, 2009.  (CTV)  

Manslaughter plea

Guilty plea

Suspect pleads guilty

 8.5 years

3 more arrested


Arrest made

Police make arrest

Driver arrested

Family seeks answers

Murder by SUV

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)

Timeline:  Candace Derksen case   

2015 SCC 09

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  

Forensic doubt

QUEBEC - The Fifth Estate has spoken to 2 forensic experts and 1 ballistics expert who corroborate a recent confession by ex-judge and convicted killer Jacques Delisle that he did not murder his wife, but did supply her with the gun that she used to kill herself. Delisle, now 79, has served 3 years of his life sentence in prison for the murder of his wife, Nicole Rainville, 71.  On Nov. 12, 2009, Rainville was found in her Quebec City home lying on the couch with a bullet in her head.   (CBC)  

MacKay to review case

Judge changes story  

Judge guilty   

Mistress testifies  

Son testifies   

Wife couldn't have shot herself  

Judge on trial for murder

Steps to ensure impartiality

Mercy killing?  

Retired Judge charged  

Charges re-activated

EDMONTON - First-degree murder charges have been re-activated against Travis Vader in the case of two Alberta seniors who went missing during a motorhome expedition more than four years ago.  Lyle and Marie McCann were last seen alive on July 3, 2010.  (CTV)   Charges reactivated

Murder charges stayed

Freed from jail

Charges stayed 


Jail 'probably destroyed my life'   


Malicious prosecution


Vader charged

No bodies

Questioning appears to be over

Vader arrested

Foul play suspected

Tip mishandled

Search intensifies 

Teen charged

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

5th suspect arrested

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

Victim linked to drug trade

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

Guilty plea

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

'Infanticide' no defence for murder

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

15 years

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


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

Suspect arrested

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

Car surfing death, wasn't

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

Drifter charged

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

Guilty plea

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

2.5 years

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

Suitcase suspect arrested

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

9+ years

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

Guilty plea

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


TORONTO - Police identified Jerome Leigh Ellington, 25, as the homicide victim.    (CTV)   MORE:  1 shot dead

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)

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'  

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

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)

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'

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

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.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Man murdered, dumped  

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.  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Couple charged   Foul play   Comedian killed   Death ruled murder 

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)

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:  Arrest after stabbing

Stabbing victim identified

PEMBROKE - Peter Blaedow, of Laurentian Valley Township, died in hospital following a reported disturbance.  Garry Decker, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  (CTV) 

High-rise death

WINNIPEG - 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)    

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.  PREVIOUS:  Arrest   2nd man charged   Victim identified   Shooting 


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   Group stabbed victim

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)

Unfit to stand trial

VERNON - Kenneth Barter, who suffers from schizophrenia, had been facing a 2nd degree murder charge in the death of Nathan Mayrhofer, 32.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:  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    

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   Living in fear   Death a homicide  

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)   


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    Tippett case

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  



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:    Body found  

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:   Not guilty  

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    Arrest made   Paula Gallant   

Child killer

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba teen slashed a 9-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

Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - 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

Woman charged

LONDON, ON - 5-month-old Brookelyn Hopkins was rushed unresponsive to Hospital on Aug. 8.  The child died the following day.  OPP have charged Melissa Garland with failing to provide the necessities of life.   (CTV) 

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  

3 teens charged

TORONTO - 3 teens are accused of 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  

Man turns himself in

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

Stabbing death

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

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   


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, 49, was stabbed at her home. She was pronounced dead at hospital.  (QMI)   MORE:  Charged  

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 named

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

2nd man charged

OXFORD HOUSE -  RCMP 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.   Jake Bradburn, 18, and  Michael Bradburn, 21, face charges of manslaughter.   (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, 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

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.   PREVIOUS:   Police seek suspect   Wong cleared in 2001 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.  (Winnipeg 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)   MORE:   3 bodies found  

Fatal fire treated as homicide

WINNIPEG - The body of Patrick Gallagher, 90, was found inside the residence on Ash Ave 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)  

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  

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:  2 men wanted in stabbing death   Stabbing victim dies   Police hunt for clues



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) 


Suspect was out on bail, again

Murder in Malton  

Teen shot dead on basketball court



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   

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)   

20 months

Couple pleads guilty

Caregivers plead to lesser charges

Caregivers charged

Betty Anne Gagnon 

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 against Leslie Douglas Greenwood in the deaths of Kirk Murray, 47, and Antonio Onesi, 51.  Murray and Onesi were shot in the parking lot of a Montreal McDonald's in January 2010.  (CP) 


Guilty in double murder  

Brothers plead guilty

Life sentence

4th arrest

2 new murder charges

3rd murder charge

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)

Body missing man

Body in a barrel

Body in barrel identified

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 





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  

Arrest in Ashareh murder  


TORONTO - Lamar Skeete, 21, has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kenneth Mark, 29.  (CTV)   

Youth sentenced


Surveillance footage released 

Police seek 2 suspects

Man shot in Junction




Charges dropped

TORONTO - Andre Daley, 29, died after being shot outside First Choice nightclub. Toronto police originally charged 5 men with first-degree murder and other charges related to the Oct. 18, 2009 shooting.   However Justice Carol Brewer discharged all 5 accused on all charges.  (Toronto Star)  


5 charged

'Like a Western shootout'

Drive-by leaves 1 dead




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. 

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



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)


Accused a convicted fraudster

Suspect stays in jail

BWM slices minivan in half



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  

Grisly graveyard find




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



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

Action group

Project disappear

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.   (CTV)

Suspects to be extradited

Pair arrested

Mexico wasn't far enough

Teacher's final moments

Suspects identified

Woman found in car trunk



Adult sentence

TORONTO - A judge has decided that the teenage girl convicted in the murder of Stefanie Rengel, 14, 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

Gag orders in a Facebook age

Natural born killer

'I can't ever forgive myself'

'I wish I could change everything'

Psychiatric tests ordered for M.T

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 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.  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



Cousin admits organizing murder

TORONTO - More than 4 years after 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. 



Guilty plea to reduced charge  

Slain tycoon's company lent suspect money

Public tragedies

Reward offered

Why was Glen Davis a target



BC 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

BC Homicide Statistics - 1999 to 2004

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