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'Do you know who?'

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


Deaths treated as homicides  

3 bodies found  

Wanted surrenders

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

Suspect surrenders  

Warrant issued  

Appealing for tips  

Homicide probe   

Body found  

Police investigate



2 murders, suicide

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

Arrests made

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




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

Suspect a childhood friend   

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

Man died of gunshot wound

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

Man charged

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



Suspect charged

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

Murder charge

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



Charge upgraded

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


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

Teen gunned down

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

Murder shocks town

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

5 years

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

Teen charged with murder  

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

Police search for suspect

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


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

Murder charges stayed

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

Freed from jail

Jail 'probably destroyed my life'   


Malicious prosecution

Charges stayed


Vader charged

No bodies

Questioning appears to be over

Vader arrested

Foul play suspected

Tip mishandled

Search intensifies 

5th suspect arrested

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

5th arrest  

Suspect was out on bail, again

Police investigating murder  

Murder in Malton  

Teen shot dead on basketball court



Man charged

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

Victim named

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

Car wash owner gunned down

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

Brawl now murder

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



Guilty plea

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

Bones were ex-wife

Cops dig for bodies  


Human remains in backyard

Drifter' eyed  

Wives vanished years ago  

Cops fear worst   

Foul play  

Search on

Caregivers get jail terms

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

Police seeking witnesses

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


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

Couple found guilty

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



Guilty plea

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

Suspect charged

Connection found

Shot at random

Bus station shooting

Bus-stop shooting

Man gunned down



More murder charges

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

2 new murder charges

3rd murder charge


Guilty in double murder  

4th arrest    


Brothers plead guilty

Life sentence


2 teens charged

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


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



Drunk driving charges

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

Man charged

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



Another year

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

Killer not criminally responsible

Woman not criminally responsible

Noyes verdict sends her to psychiatric hospital

Murder was to 'stop the Anti-Christ' 

Breaches ignored

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

Suspect turns himself in  

Charges upgraded  


Manslaughter charge  


Man killed in attack 

Canada wide warrant

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

Person of interest

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



Victim named

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

Not guilty

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

18 months

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

Homicide now alleged

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



Victim identified

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

4 years

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

Death by tractor

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

Fiance charged

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

7 years

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

PREVIOUS:  2nd degree charge   Man charged

Murder charge

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



Teen arrested

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

Driver facing charges

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



'Knife to a stick fight'

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

Arrest made

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

2 teens charged

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

Assault now a homicide

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



Guilty plea

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

Police reveal part of murder probe

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



10 years

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

Sentence in deadly home invasion

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


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

Remains ID'd

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

Man charged

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

2nd man charged

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



'This was no honour killing'

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

SUV victims identified

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

Death probed

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


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



Suspect arrested

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


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

Appeal for tips

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

'She is a good mother'

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

Guilty pleas

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

Kimberly Proctor

Murder runs in the family  

Charges laid

2 arrested

RCMP Kimberly Proctor investigation

Victim said she was bullied online



Victim had violent past

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

Sent to prison

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



2 charged

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

Jail for deadly driving

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

Death a homicide

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

Guilty verdict

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



Manslaughter plea

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

Victim identified

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



Guilt plea

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


Charges laid

Boyfriend charged

Restraining order didn't work

Hwy reopens

Hwy reopens after stabbing

Crash may be connected



Picture of domestic violence 

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


Danger signs

Police treating deaths as suspicious

Search for blast victims 

Retired judge guilty

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

Judge guilty   

Mistress testifies  

Son testifies   

Wife couldn't have shot herself  

Judge on trial for murder

Steps to ensure impartiality

Case has challenges

Mercy killing?  

Retired Judge charged  




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


HAMILTON - Bill Staples and Rhonda Borelli vanished from their Binbrook farm in January 1998.  The Crown argued they were murdered at the farm.  5 months later their decomposed bodies were found in the back of Bill's pick-up truck in a parking lot near the Toronto airport.  It was 12 more years before Mark Staples was arrested.   (Hamilton Spectator)  PREVIOUS:   Arrest made in 1998 killing  



Plea to manslaughter

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

Foster mother charged

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

6 years

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

Landfill search comes up empty

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



4th person sought

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


Egbert Boothe

Death a homicide  

Man was murdered  

Mystery woman may be a witness  

Man falls to death during home invasion



Gang evidence

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

Pair charged

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



Manhunt ends in suicide

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

Dad charged

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


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

Murder charge

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



Homicide investigation

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

House arrest

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



Suspect in court

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

Son faces charges

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




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

Guilty pleas

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

Suspect in custody

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

Pregnant shop keeper stabbed

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



Suicide by collision?

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

15 years

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



Woman charged

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

Crown stays murder charge

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

Apparent love triangle

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


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

Suspect links recent shootings

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

Targeted gang attack

Teen dies

Shooting victim dies

2 young girls shot



Rise & fall of an Asian mobster

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

Police ID body

Body ID'd

Body missing man

Body in a barrel

Body in barrel identified

2 in custody

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


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

Mounties fear mistaken identity

CRANBROOK -  A man and a woman who were shot to death in their home may have been mistaken targets in a burgeoning drug war.  The victims were identified as Leanne Laura MacFarlane, 43, and Jeffrey Todd Taylor, 42.   Mistaken identity   Shooting  

Guilty plea

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



2nd murder

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

Murder charge

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

Guilty plea

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

Suspect surrenders

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

2nd man charged

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

Arrest made

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

Murder charge

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

Not criminally responsible

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


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

Murder trial with a twist

Witness confesses

Witness claims to be the real killer



Double murder

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


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

1 year

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

Guilty plea

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

Man accused of killing brother

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

Beaten with dumbbell

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



Man charged

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

$150K reward

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



Family mourns

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

Charges laid

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

Suspect charged

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


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

12 years for manslaughter

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

Arrest made

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

Manslaughter charge

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

Not guilty

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



12 years

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

Son charged

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


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

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



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 





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



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  



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



TORONTO - Lamar Skeete, 21, has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kenneth Mark, 29.  (CTV)    Police seek 2 suspects

Man shot in Junction


Youth sentenced

Man found guilty


New details emerge

Man slain for anti-gang activism 

Surveillance footage released 



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





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



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



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

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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

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