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Investigators discover car

CALGARY - Investigators said a member of the public called police after spotting the 2000 green Chevrolet Impala in NE Calgary.  Police said the car is the last known location of Orphee Landa, 26, whose naked body was found in a ditch near a rural intersection north of Okotoks   MORE:  Victim identified    Man murdered   Cops get tips   Suspicious death  

3rd man charged

REGINA - Police have not said how Delano Toto died nor how he came to be where he was found.  Police charged Bobby James Clive Lavallee, 21, and Charlton Jonathon, 25, with second degree murder.  Police said a third person - Terry Shawn Smoke, 23 - was arrested and will face the same charge.  (CBC)  MORE:  2 charged  Body found

Body in freezer identified

ST JULIENNE - The SQ has identified the body of a man found in a freezer last week in Sainte Julienne as that of Eric Viel.    Viel, 44, was last seen on Dec. 22, 2009.   (CTV)  

Corpse in freezer identified   

Freezer body  

Body found in freezer  

Year in the freezer

Not guilty

TORONTO - Two men accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Manners were found not guilty, nearly four years after the Grade 9 student died.  Manners was shot inside CW Jeffereys Collegiate Institute. Two men known only as CD and JW were charged with first-degree murder in the death. They were released from custody after the jury sided with defence's assertions that the death was an accident between friends.  (CTV)  

 

2 acquitted in 2nd trial  

Cops, gangs and the codes of silence  

Mother let down by justice system    

2nd trial  

Mistrial  

'Friends' shot Jordan   

1 year after death

Victim identified

DARTMOUTH - The woman killed at a Dartmouth apartment building has been identified as Angela Patricia Hall, 39.   (CBC)   

Canadian killed

PUERTO VALLARTA - 62-year-old Leonard Francis Schell was found death inside his home in Puerto Vallarta on May 30.  (CTV)  

7.5 years

REGINA -  Harley William Fraser Stueck has been sentenced to 7½ years in prison for criminal negligence causing the death of Nylan Clarke, 3.  Court heard the victim is the son of Stueck's girlfriend, Anna Marie Rose Wilkes. (CBC)  MORE:  Man sentenced   Guilty plea   Toddler dead  

Body of dad found

MONTREAL - Zacharie, 9 years old, and Florence, 18 months old - died in a burning vehicle about 9am near Drummondville, to all appearances at the hands of their father, Martin Houle.  PREVIOUS:  2 killed in suspicious truck fire   Children were hostages of both sides  Father found dead

Dispute over rent money

GUELPH - Roger Lamoureux, 58, owner of Roger’s Garage on Alice St, was stabbed to death by Anthony Fonte Sr. who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   (Guelph Mercury)   MORE:    2 men dead

13 years

LONDON, ON - Daniel Jimenez-Acosta was  found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Patricia Pacheco-Hernandez  in May 2011.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Found guilty   Domestic   Slain immigrant was lonely    

Victim identified

TORONTO - Officers were called to an apartment building at 11 Bergamot Ave shortly after midnight.  Police said they arrived to find Jordan Telfer, 21, in the lobby suffering from two gunshot wounds.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting    

Name released

CAMPBELL RIVER - Ryan Douglas Britnell was pronounced dead at Campbell River hospital after he was found unresponsive at the Paramount Music Hall (formerly the Voodoo Lounge) in the early morning hours Friday.  (Campbell River Mirror)  

Teen arrested

WINNIPEG - On April 29, officers were called to the 500-block of Portage Ave around 6:30pm.  The victim, Trevor Abraham Harper, 20, died the next day from injuries.  Officers arrested a 15-year-old male on May 4.  (CTV) 

Teen charged

Victim identified

Man shot

Downtown shooting

Teen gangster sentenced

Mad Cowz gang     

More jail time

RED DEER - The Alberta Court of Appeal has extended the sentence of Chad Mitchell Olsen, 24.  Olsen was convicted of slamming his pickup truck into the car of Brad and Krista Howe in Feb 2010. (CP)   PREVIOUS:  Jail sentence   Guilty plea  

Teen charged

WINNIPEG - The argument escalated and Sheila Fontaine, 42, was stabbed.  Teya Wynter Spence, 18, of Winnipeg faces a charge for manslaughter.   (CTV)     MORE:  2 more teens charged   4th teen charged    Victim swarmed 

Death investigated as homicide

THOMPSON - Officers were called around 6:20am on April 24 after an unresponsive man was found in a parking lot behind the Juniper Centre.  The victim was rushed to hospital and was pronounced deceased.  RCMP identified the victim as Jason Nunn, 25.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police ask for help   Man found dead

7 years

BRIDGEWATER - A jury found James Leroy Leopold guilty in the death of Laura Lee Robertson.  Leopold, 33, was initially charged with second-degree murder after Robertson's death in April 2011. (CBC)  MORE:  Man guilty   Guilty of manslaughter   Guilty   Manslaughter   Killing was an accident  

 

 

Sister charged

MOOSE LAKE - The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Victoria Mink.  The victim's 27-year-old sister Georgina McNabb has been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  

Man sentenced

MONCTON - Matthew Goodland and 2 teenage girls were thrown from the car after a crash on a rural road on June 15, 2008.  17-year-old Erin McCabe died instantly.  (CBC)    

Man accused of 3 murders

ABITIBI - Daniel Savard, 30, appeared to face charges of first degree murder of Johnny Denis and Benoit Coutu, as well as second degree murder of Kevin Walter.  The three victims were all linked to organized crime in Abitibi.  The group was heavily armed and sponsored by a chapter of the Hells Angels.  MORE:  Operation Crayfish solves 3 murders   List of arrests in operation

Son charged

SPRINGWATER - Gregory S. White, 26, is charged with first-degree murder and indecently interfering with a human body. Police called off the search for the couple they had presumed missing and identified both Donald White, 53, and wife Lauredith, 51, as the bodies they’d discovered in the home.   (QMI)   MORE:  Son charged   Meat clerk and wife slain    Human remains found

2 charged

GRAND PRAIRIE - RCMP charged 24-year-old Christopher Allen Ost  with first-degree murder. Darcy Julien Wanihandi, 21 was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing of Brian Michael MacFarlane.   PREVIOUS:  Homicide  

Guilty

TORONTO - A jury has convicted Amin Kassim, 35, of first-degree murder in the May 2005 shooting of his ex-common-law wife Muluka Ali, 23.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  From strange to stranger   Juror removed from trial      Boy found safe, father charged

2 more charged

BRAMPTON - Klayton Wynter, 15, died in hospital after he was stabbed at the Bramalea City Centre parking lot around 5pm Saturday.  On Tuesday, officers charged a boy, also 15, with second-degree murder. PREVIOUS:   Youth charged   Police charge 15-year-old  

15-year-old charged

TORONTO - Kearn Nedd, 28, was gunned down April 16, 2011.  Samir Abdelgadir, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged.  The second accused at the time of Nedd’s slaying he was 14.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Killed while trying to stop a robbery   MMA fighter dead  

Suspect was in Guyana

HAMILTON - Joshua Warner, 22, was arrested in Guyana.  Warner is wanted in connection with the death of Brandon Musgrave, 18, who was killed by a stray bullet in a shootout at a house party in March 2010.  Another suspect, Tyrone Chambers, was arrested last April.  (CTV)  

Guilty

VANCOUVER - 13 years after truck driver Vic Fraser was stabbed to death in Surrey, BC, his killer has been found guilty of second-degree murder.  Gary Johnston was in the process of robbing Fraser's sister's home in March 1998 when the 43-year-old truck driver interrupted him.   (CTV)    MORE:  15 years

Teen charged

COCHRANE - A 17-year-old hockey player is charged in connection with a fatal crash.  A passenger in the vehicle, Emily Matthewson 18, was killed in the collision.   (CTV)

Axe-killer can live in community

NORTH BATTLEFORD - In 2004, Layne Larose was found to be not criminally responsible for the deaths of 2 people. (CBC)  

 

 

Shooting victim

HALIFAX - Nathan Cross, 22, was wearing body armor at the time of Sunday's shooting.  (CBC)  

5.5 years

LLOYDMINSTER - James Andrew Larose, 25, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for beating his 6-month-old son to death Nov. 19, 2010.  (QMI)

Homicide

LAC LA BICHE - The man who died in a fatal stabbing in Lac La Biche has been identified as 28-year-old Jason Ward.  RCMP were called Sunday morning to a rural home south of Lac La Biche where they found a man with stab wounds along with four other people.  (CBC)  

Police investigate

DEEP RIVER - Michelle Cameron, 27, was found dead in her new Deep River home.  Just a few hours after police found Michelle’s body, Rick Cameron's 52-year-old father, John Craig Cameron, surrendered to OPP in Parry Sound.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Woman found dead 

Brother charged

WETASKIWIN - Lyndon John Roasting, 30, was found dead inside a home with four other people.  Richard Conry Dean Roasting, 31, was charged with second-degree murder.  (Edmonton Journal) 

Man charged

BELLEVILLE - 40-year-old Pierre Parent is facing one count of second-degree murder.  The charges are related to the sudden death of Catharine Oliver, 88, on July 20, 2010 in her Belleville home.  (QMI)

13 years

ANTIGONISH - Patrick Chareka pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Ottilia Chareka.  Police were called to the couple’s home in March 2011.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Man pleads guilty    Husband charged

13 years

WINNIPEG - Christopher Shewchuk, 32, previously pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Derek Kembel on March 1, 2003.   PREVIOUS:   'I put a bullet right through him'   Tactics questioned   RCMP bring out 'Mr. Big'   Suspect charged 

 

 

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Mihalj Nemet, 59, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder admitting he stabbed his wife Tinde Nemet to death on March 11, 2011.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Man charged   Horrified

Man charged

VICTORIA - RCMP have charged Joseph Knelsen, 44, with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Gordon Berg, 53.   (Vic News)  PREVIOUS:  Arrest made 

Body found under bridge

MONTREAL - The Montreal police have released the location of where they found Jolène Riendeau's remains.  The 10-year-old girl's body was found on Sept. 9 underneath a small bridge.  

Police discovered body 7 months ago

Suspect released  

Remains of missing girl found  

Province admits fault

CALGARY - Child and Youth Services Minister Yvonne Fritz unveiled the findings of an expert panel that probed the mishandled weeks leading up to the May 2, 2010, slaying of Elizabeth Velasquez. 

Caseloads and privacy laws impede

Father wants justice

Death a homicide  

Toddler's death a homicide  

Death ruled a homicide

Found guilty

NEWMARKET - A jury found Jennifer Pan, 28, her boyfriend Daniel Wong, Lenford Crawford and David Mylvaganam guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.  Pan's mother, Bich Pan, 53, was shot and killed. Her father, Hann Pan, 56, was shot but survived the attack by 3 hired armed intruders at the couple's home north of Toronto on Nov. 8, 2010.  (QMI)

25 years

Sentenced

No parole for 25 years

4th suspect charged

Arrests made  

Daughter charged

Daughter arrested  

Police say home invasion was random  

Murder

MONTREAL -  A 66-year-old man was killed inside his Notre Dame Street apartment.  The victim has been identified as Jean Pierre Beaulieu.  MORE:  Senior murdered    Homicide  

Man charged

TORONTO - Nicholas Walker, 37, also known as “Nipsy,” shot Clifenton Ford more than once inside G’s Chill and Grill Sports Bar on Eglinton Ave East. MORE:  Arrest made   Father shot   Bar murder

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Jessica Ripelle was found dead in the shower in handyman Patrick Dunac's room at the Swiss Inn motel.  Dunac pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Psychiatric assessment   Accused   Man charged 

3 years

MONTREAL - Patrick Bélanger, fatally injured Leonard Wells, a 63-year-old pedophile neighbour in Côte des Neiges after discovering child pornography on the man's computer.  PREVIOUS:  Sentencing quandary   Child-porn not a license to kill

Murder charge

PORT HOOD - Police have charged James Edison Spears, 60 with first-degree murder in the death of Angus MacLean, 82.  (CBC)    MORE:  Man facing murder charge

2 charged

MONTREAL - Iqbal Ahmed died in hospital after being assaulted in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.   MORE:  Beating death arrests    Beating death  

Former roommate arrested

CALEDON - Kera Freeland, 20, disappeared from Toronto in January 2011 and her body was discovered in a ditch on Heart Lake Rd. two months later.  Christopher Andronakos, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Police make arrest   Arrest made   DNA profile   Agencies can't protect women   Tips pour in   Police ask for help 

Arrest

KAMLOOPS - At approximately 4:44pm on March 22, 2011, Kamloops RCMP were called to the scene where a male was reportedly stabbed.  The 23 year old male was pronounced dead at Hospital and identified as Archie LePretre.  Travis Johnny, 24, is in custody facing a murder charge.  (Castanet)   MORE:   Arrest   Family says victim not a gangbanger    Man killed

Murder charge

MONTREAL - Neighbours had called the police after hearing fighting and loud noises at 9:15pm.  Police kicked in the door only to find Elena Prekatsounakis, 25, dead.  Selehe Rashid Othman, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV) 

 

Stabbing  

Woman stabbed to death  

Husband arrested 

Murders-suicide

STE-FLORENCE - The body of Jonathan Beauchemin’s grandfather, Gérald Allard, 68, was found first - apparently beaten to death with a blunt object.  Beauchemin’s body was found in the grandparents’ apartment with fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wounds. On Sunday police found the remains of the grandmother in a ditch along Highway 132.  

 

Possible murders, suicide  

Family drama  

Grandson blames grandfather

Mystery grows

 

Guilty

TORONTO - A jury found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a York University student from China.  The jury delivered the first-degree verdict, which means the jury believes Brian Dickson intentionally killed Qian Liu, 23, in the course of a sexual assault.   (CBC)

Guilty in 'webcam' murder

Canadian guilty

Suspect lived in the same building    

Boyfriend describes webcam attack

'Sick' cyber trail  

Death treated as homicide  

I saw her die on my webcam

Police identify victim

Murder-suicide

BRAMPTON - Police say Mathura Chaitram first stabbed his wife, Petty Mahabir-Chaitram, before turning the knife on himself.  (CTV) 

 

Stabbings   

Man, woman dead in stabbing  

Fatal encounter inquest

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba judge is calling for the creation of a special unit for persons with violent and aggressive behaviour in every personal care home.  Judge Michel Chartier recommended MB Health develop a protocol with the departments of Justice and Corrections to accommodate people with dementia who commit criminal offences.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  

Frank Alexander inquest   .pdf

Call for more secure care

Violent dementia patients a growing concern

Family considering legal action

Mcleod dies 

Elderly man dies   

Senior in psych facility  

Senior's home fight  

12 years

TORONTO - Nicole Kish, a panhandler was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 12 years for killing Ross Hammond.    (QMI)  

Guilty of murder  

Woman convicted  

Murder charge laid   

Panhandler now faces murder charge    

Youth sentence

WINNIPEG - A teen, now 18, was handed 2 years in jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Abdul Jemai, 22, on March 16, 2011.  PREVIOUS:   Arrest in stabbing   2nd arrest   2nd charged   Teen charged 

Jurors convict

OTTAWA - The family of Lucia Medeiros erupted in sobs and clung to each other on Friday after a 12-member jury pronounced her husband, Khalid Gakmakge, guilty of second-degree murder.  PREVIOUS:  Husband charged 

Investigation update

TORONTO - Abdikadir Khan's body remained in a Dixon Rd condo stairwell for at least 11 hours last weekend before anyone called for help.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Victim shot in head  

Husband charged

MISSISSAUGA - Maria Rosario Avidago, 43, was stabbed inside her Mississauga home on Longford Dr. The woman’s husband, Victor Avidago, is charged with second-degree murder.  MORE:  Man charged 

Victim identified

TORONTO - Benjamin Owusu Brefo died after he was shot multiple times in the Kingston Rd & Queen St E area.  Haitham Abdelwahab, 28, of Toronto was charged.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Murder a reality

Victim died from blunt force trauma

TORONTO - Blunt force trauma to the chest killed 62-year-old George Wass, the most recent victim in a series of attacks targeting the mentally ill.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Masked attacker    Man dies after assault 

Victim identified

CALGARY - The body of Erick Joseph Danis, 37, of the Airdrie area was found in a field along Highway 566.    (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Body in a blanket   Body found in field

Homicide

EDMONTON - The body of Myron Dakota Cutknife was found in front of a home on the Enoch Cree Nation.  PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death   Man found dead  

Cold case gets colder

TORONTO - For decades, Phyllis Trayner lived under a cloud as the nurse believed to have killed all those babies at Sick Kids.  Deputy Police Chief Tony Warr was contacted by the coroner’s office with news about a prime suspect.  Phyllis Trayner was dead. (QMI)    MORE:  Toronto Hospital Murders   

Interfering

VANCOUVER - A VPD officer, who is under investigation for allegedly lying and interfering with a homicide investigation in Oak Bay dating back to 2001, is related to the prime suspect in the case.  In 2001 Owen Padmore, 31, died of head injuries apparently sustained from a fall in his mother's Oak Bay home.  (CBC)  

Accountant murdered

TORONTO - The city's latest murder victim was a 49-year-old accountant.  Allan Lanteigne was found slain in his Ossington Ave home Thursday but police said it's believed he was killed a day earlier.  (QMI)  MORE:  Police probe death  

Drive-by

TORONTO - Toronto police said the shooting occurred near a housing complex at 4020 Dundas St W.  Shane Williams was shot in the chest and rushed to Sunnybrook hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He underwent emergency surgery but died overnight.   (CTV) 

10 years

HALIFAX - Qian Zhang, 49, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing death of David Anthony Currie in 2011.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Stabbing

Manslaughter plea

MONTREAL - Manuel Victor Martinez-Moralez, 35, came to Montreal as a migrant worker in 2010. He spent much of his wages on prostitutes but had a special enthusiasm for Marilyn Dupuis, 21.  (CTV)  

Flagged as a threat

EDMONTON - Terrence Wade Saddleback, 26, was charged with manslaughter in the Feb. 12, 2011, strangulation death of Valerie Wolski, 41.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Manslaughter charge

Homicide

RAWDON - The SQ has confirmed that the victim, Serge Huard, has been murdered inside the residence.  (QMI)   MORE:  Violent death

Found guilty

WINNIPEG - Thomas Brine, 29, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Lafantaisie.  (CTV)  MORE:   Guilty   Guilty verdict   Found guilty   25 years   Strangled   Car thief charged   Arrest made  Body found in car trunk   Body found    

1 suspect surrenders

TORONTO - Aasif Patel, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzo Martinez, 23.  Martinez was found shot to death in the lobby of an apartment building at 70 Stevenvale Dr.  Police are looking for Wariskhan Pathan, 19. PREVIOUS:   Shooting  

Sentenced

MONTREAL - A judge has sentenced 2 of the men convicted of fatally stabbing Raymond Ellis, 25, to 15 and 14 years in prison, less time served.  That means John Tshiamala and Evens Belleville, who have spent years in custody, will have to spend about 3 and 4 years in a federal prison before being eligible for parole.   (CTV)  

 

Killers sentenced

3 arrested for retrial

Scott turns himself in

5 set free after judge aborts trial

Stabbed in the back  

 

Man charged with slaying brother

OSOYOOS - Reece Louie, 20, was found lying outside a home on the reserve north of Osoyoos on Saturday, bleeding heavily from severe wounds.  Kyle Louie, 22, was arrested at the scene.  PREVIOUS:  Injured man dies

Son charged

LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS - Officers identified the victim as John Moar, 46.  The victim's son, Trevor John Owens, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder, said RCMP.   (CTV) 

15 years 

LAC LA BICHE - Trevor Bobocel, 42, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body in relation to the gruesome March 11, 2011, slaying of Roxanne Bigelow.  (QMI)

Life sentence

Handed life sentence

Victim, suspect identified

Murder charge

Body reportedly put through wood chipper

Victim mother of 5    

16 years

NEWMARKET - Mohand Mohamed, 34, was found guilty in connection with the death of Arash Elijah Bakjtaryani, 27, who was shot dead January 2011.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Man planning son's birthday  

3 years

EDMONTON - Stephanie Beckley, 27, from Kamloops, was charged with drunk driving causing death in a crash on Feb 21, 2011.  Laura Chee, 23, succumbed to her injuries.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Alleged drunk driver   Woman dies

Found not guilty

WINNIPEG  - Cassandra Knott, 27, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her abusive husband, Orzias Knott, 34.  (CTV)   MORE:   Acquitted    Battered wife acquitted   Domestic stabbing   Stabbing

Fire death ruled homicide

CALGARY - Roderick Basaraba, 57, was found in a home in the 1800-block of 15 St SW  and removed by firefighters.  Police say that as a result of the investigation and the autopsy the death is being treated as a homicide.  MORE:  Homicide   Fire investigated as murder

Guilty pleas

REGINA - 2 men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and have been given life sentences for killing Rob Vicente in 2010.  Darak Andrew More and Devin Riel Joseph Schmidt entered their pleas on Friday.  (CBC)   MORE:  Men plead guilty   Body found  

Murder suspect

ST-LIN-DES-LAURENTIDES - A 45-year-old Montreal man faces charges of murdering a St Lin woman.  Police say the suspect is related to Linda Loiselle, but is not her boyfriend nor the father of her child.    (CTV)   MORE:  Killed by brother  

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

Charges in cold case

EDMONTON - The body of Ronald Max Hillinger was found on Feb. 1, 2011.  Riley Matthew Pearson, 31, was charged with first-degree murder Jan 2016.  (Sun Media)   MORE:   Charged   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

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       

Arrest

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'   

Evidence  

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

Murder-suicide

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  

Mistrial

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)

Murder-suicide

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 

4-years

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 

Hit-and-run

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   

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  

Guilty

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  

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)

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.  

Adult sentences

3 guilty

Teens arrested

Teen gunned down  

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  

Bikers

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 

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) 

Guilty

Guilty verdict

On parole

Hit & run

Bar-goer plows crowd

 

 

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.  (CTV)  

Woman killed

Murder of Maria Altagracia Dorval

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
Negligent
Negligence plea
Mom pleads
Mom charged 

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 

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

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  

DNA, fingerprint found

EDMONTON - RCMP investigators found Travis Vader's DNA and fingerprint on a beer can discovered in the cupholder of Lyle and Marie McCann's SUV, court documents released Monday indicate.  Lyle McCann, 78, and his wife, Marie, 77, were last seen on the morning of July 3, 2010, buying gas. Their bodies have never been found.  (PostMedia)   

Will face trial 

Charges re-activated

Charges reactivated

Murder charges stayed

Timeline

Freed from jail

Charges stayed 

Jail 'probably destroyed my life'   

Lawsuit

Malicious prosecution

Charged

Vader charged

No bodies

Questioning appears to be over

Vader arrested

Foul play suspected

Tip mishandled

Search intensifies 

15 years

ST JOHN'S - David Folker  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) 

15 years

 Guilty

Man charged

Boyfriend charged

Body is Shirran

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)

   

Remains missing woman

'Most likely someone who knew her'

'Foul play'  

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. 

Guilty plea

Couple charged

Foul play 

Comedian killed

Death ruled murder 

Arrest made

OTTAWA - Police have charged Adrian Daou, 22, with 1st degree murder in connection with the death of Jennifer Stewart, 36.  (CTV)  

Man charged

Living in fear

Death a homicide  

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) 


Sting operation
Arrest made
Paula Gallant    

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.  (QMI)

Woman pleads guilty
Sentenced for stabbing death
Police pre-empted from murder scene
Woman arrested at scene
Stabbing  

Guilty

HALIFAX - Kale Leonard Gabriel has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Ryan White.  (CBC)

Charged

Ryan Matthew White

 Man charged

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

 

 

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  

Link  

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) 

Convicted  

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 

 

 

 

Guilty

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  

Guilty

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

Youth sentenced

Guilty

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

Shootout

 

 

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. 

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

Guilty plea to reduced charge  

Slain tycoon's company lent suspect money

Public tragedies

Reward offered

Why was Glen Davis a target

 

 

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