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NCR ruling  

ST ROMAIN - Pascal Morin, 36, was deranged and confused when he killed Ginette Roy-Morin, 72, Juliette Fillion, 8, and Laurence Fillion, 11. (QMI)  

3 bodies found

Man in custody

Bodies of 2 girls, grandmother found

Guilty of manslaughter

WETASKIWIN - Jonathan Pratt, the man accused of impaired driving in a crash that killed 3 people near Beaumont, AB, in 2011, has been found guilty.  Pratt, 30, admitted to being the owner of the pickup truck that smashed into a Grand Am, killing Bradley Arsenault, 18, Thaddeus Lake, 22 and Kole Novak, 18, early on Nov. 26, 2011.  (CBC)   

8 years


Guilty of manslaughter

Found guilty

Brad, Kole, Thad memorial

Manslaughter charges

Impaired charges

3 killed    


WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg jury convicted a man on 3 counts of murder for killing his parents and brother, but his co-accused walked free.   The jury took less than a day to deliberate, finding Jerome Labossiere guilty of killing his own family in their home in Nov 2005.    (CTV)   


$10K to have family killed

Son OK'd plan

Triple murder trial begins


Court hears from witness

Trial begins



Man charged with 2 murders

HAMILTON - Loujack Nougues Café, 25, was arrested and charged.  Laura Young, 37, was the first victim, found stabbed to death just after 9am dumped in a snowbank behind 116 Cathcart St on Feb 16.  Sept 6, George Washington Burnett, 82, was found lying in his bed  at Stirton St.  (Spectator) 


Man charged  

Arrest made  

Body in backyard  

Elderly man murdered in his home


Accused dies

OTTAWA - An 82-year-old Ottawa man accused of killing his wife at a suburban retirement has died in hospital.  Ian Flann faced first-degree murder charges after his wife was killed on Dec 26.   (CTV)

A story of love  

Suspect dies of cancer   

Accused died  

Husband in custody  

Retirement home slaying  

Retirement home murder  

Serial-inspired investigation

TORONTO - Police arrested Shawn Poirer, 30, and charged him with second-degree murder in the 2012 New Year's Day killing of Mike Pimentel.  (CBC) 

Serial podcast

Arrest made


Police release clues

Photos released


Man murdered wife

OAKVILLE - Kyle Newman was shot by officers on Jan 12 in the parking lot of a Halton Regional Police station around the same time police had discovered his estranged wife Katherine had been stabbed to death in her townhome on Treetop Terrace. 

Woman stabbed  

SIU identifies man  

Man shot dead at police station  

Police shooting   

Suicide by cop

Legal limbo

GRENADA - The manslaughter case against 5 Grenada police officers accused of beating Oscar Bartholomew, a visitor from Canada, to death remains tied up in legal knots.  (CP)


3 more charged  

Death stuns Grenada  

Toronto man killed  

Police 'abuse' blamed

14 years

TORONTO - Paul Hindle has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 14 years for the murder of his girlfriend Lisa Lebitka.  Hindle was charged with second-degree murder in January of last year for the murder of Lebitka, 45. He pleaded guilty last year.  Hindle strangled Lebitka back in 2011, just 3 days after Christmas.  (CBC) 

Courtship ends in slaying  

Man charged  

Man charged  

Mystery over murder  

Shady past of accused  


Cops probe slaying

Found guilty

RED DEER -  Brian Malley, 57, was charged in connection to the death of Victoria Shachtay, 23, in 2011.  The single mother died instantly when a parcel that looked like a Christmas gift exploded after it was delivered to her Innisfail home.  (CBC)

25 years

Jury convicts 


Suspect arrested

Targeted attack

Money tied victim and accused

Package left at door



KELOWNA - A jury has found Matthew Foerster guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Van Diest.  Foerster, 28, admitted responsibility for causing the injuries that killed Van Diest, but pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder.  The 18-year-old girl was found beaten with fatal head wounds by the side of railroad tracks, hours after going missing on Halloween night in 2011.  (CBC)  

New trial ordered

2017 BCCA 0105  


Foerster guilty

Defendant admits to attack

Suspect linked to assault

Murder suspect

Letter to RCMP

'I'm being creeped'

Found guilty

TORONTO - A jury found Joseph Beauregard and Jonathan Ash guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Leanne Freeman, 23.   (Toronto Star)  

2 Sentenced

2 found guilty

Murder charge

 'A sad, lost girl'

 Victim identified  


3 youths charged

TORONTO -  Bradley Matheson, 19,  died in the stairwell of a building on Eastdale Ave.   Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy were charged.   (CTV) 

Appeal for info  


Teen shot     

17 years

HALIFAX -  In Nov 2011, Dustin Hales plotted with Victoria Weir to lure Christina Cline, 27, to Dartmouth’s Shubie Park to kill her. A man walking through the park found Cline’s body on a remote trail on Nov. 19, 2011.   (CTV)

2nd degree plea
Woman pleads

2 charged
Police seize car
Hunt for clues
Victim identified

Construction head killed

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD - Police believe 2 suspects tied up Serge Loiselle, 57, and his wife at their home.   (CBC)  

Construction owner dies

Contractor beaten to death

Contractor killed


PICTOU, NS - A jury has found Christopher Alexander Falconer, 31, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Amber Kirwan, 19, who vanished after leaving a pool hall in New Glasgow on Oct 9, 2011.  (CP)  

Falconer guilty

Parolee charged

Community relieved

Police seize car

House sealed

Deaths ruled homicides

LONGUELUIL - The bodies of Francis Dupont, 48, and his 23-year-old son were discovered in an apartment above the Taschereau Blvd club by the building's custodian.   (CBC)   


2 found dead

Double homicide

Witness protection

VANCOUVER - Kosto Barjaktarovic was once a high-flying Vancouver car thief who admitted his role in two gangland slayings at the trial of the late Bindy Johal.  16 years later, it is Barjaktarovic’s murder that police are investigating.  

Second identity    

Cop accused of perjury  

Victim identified  

Apparent drive-by  

Neighbours shocked   


Extradition stayed

VANCOUVER - The BC pair accused of masterminding the murder of Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu will be allowed to stay in Canada for a little longer, after their extradition to India was stayed.  The surrender order for Malkit Sidhu and Surjit Badesha was put on hold after the BC Court of Appeal accepted the filing of an application for judicial review.  The news represents just the latest bump in a long legal road to see the pair tried in India for conspiracy to commit the murder of Jassi Sidhu in 2000.  Earlier this month, the SCC ruled that the two accused relatives should be sent to India to face justice.   (CBC) 


Jaswinder 'Jassi' Kaur Sidhu

New information cited     

2017 SCC 44

SCC restores extradition orders 

17 years later, extradition

Court overturns extradition order

2016 BCCA 88

Ordered extradited

Victim was supposed to marry wealthy man 

Extradition hearing

Widower lives in fear  


7 get life term for murder   

Another plea deal

CALGARY - Dustin Darby, 32, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and to conspiring to kill rival gangster Kevin Bontagon in 2008.  Sanjeev Mann and Aaron Bendle were killed in a shooting at the Bolsa Restaurant on New Year's Day 2012. Innocent bystander Keni Su'a was also killed.  This is the second plea deal in the case. On December 1, 2015, gangster Real Honorio pleaded guilty to the murder of Su'a.   (CTV)   


Plea deal

Guilty plea

Gang assassin sentenced  

'Life' sentence  

Victims identified

Guilty plea

5 arrested

Charges in OC homicides

Kevin Anaya knew attackers

Pair shot to death

3rd man guilty



'Poster for the death penalty'

PICTON - Justice Richard Byers sentenced Dean Brown to life imprisonment for each of the 3 convictions, including the shotgun killings of Tracy Hannah, 46, and her daughter Whitney Hannah, 13.   (QMI)  



Suspect on the stand

Family seeks privacy

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Daniel Richard, 27, admitting he helped beat Ivan Radocaj to death at his Interlake area home on Sept. 14, 2007.   (QMI) 

Guilty verdict

3 guilty

Death ruled a homicide 

25 years

TORONTO - Mark Moore, 30, will serve 4 concurrent life sentences with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.  Moore was found guilty by a jury of murdering Carl Cole, Jahmeel Spence, Mike James and Courthney James.  (Toronto Star)


Murder binge

Guilty of 4 courts  

4 counts of murder

’Evil man’  

Man charged  

Rapper charged  

Accused Toronto serial killer  

Police identify victim

Hail of gunfire

Police identify victim

Family rocked by murder for 2nd time  

Shooting at family BBQ     

Case dropped

EDMONTON - The Crown dropped murder charges against a youth who confessed during a police sting to killing Susan Trudel, and Barry Boenke.  The youth made the confession in a "Mr. Big" sting, believing they were part of a criminal gang. But the boy recanted during his trial, saying he was just trying to fit in and gain respect. There was no forensic evidence linking the boys to the killings. (CP)  

'Mr Big' sting

Teens were the suspects

Crime scene video

New trial  

RCMP lacked evidence  

Charges dropped   

Shocking development  

'They look like little kids'  

Woman sentenced

EDMONTON - The 27-year-old woman was handed a 7 and a half year prison sentence.  The 4-year-old child, who was the niece of the accused, was found dead January 2009.   (CTV)  

Province must share blame   

Family sues kinship care  

Victim cannot be named  

Foster mom pleads guilty

Found guilty

EDMONTON - Dana Turner was killed by Mark Lindsay in August 2011.  A Court of Queen's Bench justice found Lindsay guilty of second-degree murder.   (CBC)  


Found guilty

NCR for assaults

Psych evaluation

 Man admits killing

 Homicide charges 

Vindictive and callous

VANCOUVER - A retired Mountie who murdered his fiancee with a bullet to the head has cost the victim's sister more than $45,000 in legal costs in an estate battle the family's lawyer calls 'vindictive and callous.'  Keith Wiens, a retired RCMP officer from BC, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder for killing his common-law spouse, Lynn Kalmring, on Aug. 16, 2011.   (CBC)


13 years 




Ex-cop charged with murder

Former cop charged

16 years

VANCOUVER - Ninderjit Singh, 33, shot Poonam Randhawa, 18, in the head after confronting her in the back of his friend's car in 1999, after accusing her of cheating on him.  (CBC) 

Guilty plea

Man pleads guilty


Cold case arrest 

Suspect dies

MISSISSAUGA - Peel regional police confirmed Akash Wadhwa had “succumbed to his injuries”.  Wadhwa  fell on to Hwy 401 from the Mavis Rd overpass 2 hours before Kiranjit Nijjar's body was found.  (Toronto Star)  


One sided romance  

Murder-suicide attempt  

Police find girl's body

Suspect charged

MONTREAL - Michel Langlois, 50, was charged with second-degree murder.  Justyna Kozyra, 27, died in hospital after she was attacked on Brunswick Blvd.   (CBC) 


Dog poop rage  

Man charged  

Charge upgraded

BRAMPTON -  Macdermid Ermacora, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder and Gary Murray, 42, faces a charge of accessory in connection with the death of Racquel Junio.  (CTV)  

Husband charged

Suspect all smiles

Body is missing woman

2nd man arrested

TORONTO - Jeremy Sirur-Yee, 23, and Andy Barrientos, 18, are accused of shooting dead Pamela Ariza in a low-rise apartment on Seeley Dr & Sheppard Ave W.   (CTV)   

Hunt for 2 men
Victim ID'd
Woman killed



Double homicide charges

SCHOMBERG - A man faces murder charges after a double homicide in Schomberg.  They have been identified as James Wilson  and William Allan Jones. Both were 76.  Robert Abernethy, 47, has been charged with 2 counts of second-degree murder.  (CP)    



Murder charges  

Murder charges laid  

Workplace slayings  


1 more year

WINNIPEG - Court heard the teens, age 15 and 17, removed Roberta McIvor, 32, from her vehicle while she was passed out on the Sandy Bay First Nation in July 2011, but didn’t realize she was still tangled in the seatbelt.  (CTV)  


Girls get youth sentence

Teens charged

Girls charged

Manslaughter charges  

Murder charge laid

WINNIPEG - Baljinder Singh Sidhu, 27, was found with stab wounds in the Stradbrook Ave and Osborne St area. Zeljko Mikic, 24, has been charged  (CTV) 


Slain man's cash seized

Victim ID'd

Deadly brawl


17 years

TORONTO - Abdul Malik Rustam, 30, donned a face-covering burka and white wedge heels to get into 21-year-old Shaher Bano Shahdady's Scarborough apartment in July 2011, 2 weeks after she'd asked for a divorce.  He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.   (Toronto Star) 



Victim wanted to be free

Husband charged

New trial ordered

SAINT JOHN'S - The NB Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in the second-degree murder conviction of Dennis Oland in the 2011 death of his father, Richard.   (CBC)

New trial granted

 Why one piece of evidence mattered

Oland granted bail


Found guilty


Things to know

Preparations for appeal

2nd degree murder charge

Son to stand trial

Ordered to stand trial 

Son's bloodstained jacket key  

Richard Oland

Murder of Richard Oland

10 years

Jury got it wrong lawyer tells court

Dennis' lawyer: 'Enough is enough'

Publication ban lifted

Son is suspect

Search warrants unsealed

Suspect owed Oland money

Mystery brewing

Murder and a maritime dynasty

Prime suspect named 

Judge releases new documents

Probe widens

Police search boat of daughter-in-law


Killed at his desk with an axe

Absolute discharge

WINNIPEG - Vince Li, the man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading a man on a Greyhound bus in 2008, has been granted an absolute discharge.  The Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board ordered the discharge saying Li, now known as Will Lee Baker, does not pose a significant safety threat.  (CBC)  

Canadian granted freedom


NCR in the spotlight

Experts address concerns

Killing of Tim McLean

'Life sentence'

WINNIPEG - A woman who set a Austin St N rooming house on fire and killed 5 people has been given a life sentence.  Lulonda Flett, who is 41, will not be eligible for parole for 5 more years.   (CTV)  


Guilty plea

5th person dies

Fire claims 5th victim


TORONTO - Raphael Okezie and Henok Mebratu faced murder charges in the shooting of John Kang, 21, in May 2011.   (Toronto Star)


Charge laid

Suspect identified

Gunned down 

Drifter hunted

UXBRIDGE - Babak Ghanad is wanted for first-degree murder in the death of Margarita Shumakova  (QMI)    

Warrant issued

Teen found slain

Police identify body  

Charged in China

MISSISSAUGA -  Guo Wei Wu, 46, was behind a plot to kidnap Xiu Jun (Johnny) Fei and Jiangou (Tony) Han in January 2011.  The remains of Han, 44, were located in July 2011.  (CP)  

2 men admit roles

Heart attack

Arrest made

Body identified

Manslaughter charges

Murder charge 

Human remains 


MONTREAL - Ellen Dennett has been found guilty of the second-degree murder of Kathleen Livingstone, 78.   (CBC)  

Charges laid


Suspect arrested

Woman arrested

Suspicious deaths

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA - RCMP said officers found the bodies of Roger Moreau, 63, and Solange Moreau, 64, in their home in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska.  (CBC)  


2 sudden deaths


New trial ordered

EDMONTON - The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in the case of an Ontario trucker who was acquitted of first-degree murder.  Back in March 2015, Bradley Barton was found not guilty by a jury in the death of Cindy Gladue.  Gladue, 36, was a sex-trade worker whose body was found in a bathtub in an Edmonton motel room in 2011.   (CP) 

Acquittal overturned

New trial  

Not guilty verdict sparks outrage

Prosecutors to appeal


Man charged

Woman found dead    

13 years

CALGARY - Robert Reitmeier has been sentenced in the beating death of  Mark Mariani, 47, in Oct 2010.  Tyler Sturrup, is already serving a life sentence with no parole for 10 years after pleading guilty. (CBC) 




Racists linked

Suspicious death


WINNIPEG - A jury found Schuyler Van Wissen, 26, guilty of first degree murder.  Gina Swanson, 33, was murdered in May of 2011.  (CTV) 

Guilty of rape, murder

25 years


Court documents

Man charged

Guilty plea to manslaughter

INDIAN BROOK - James Joseph Peter-Paul, 29, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  On Oct. 1, 2010, Matthew James Raymond Peter-Paul was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries which caused his death.  (CBC)  

Murder charge

Charges laid

Charge in toddler death

Teen charged

WINNIPEG - Sheila Fontaine, 42, was stabbed.  Teya Wynter Spence, 18, faces a charge for manslaughter.   (CTV)    

2 more teens charged

4th teen charged

Victim swarmed 

Son charged

SPRINGWATER - Gregory S. White, 26, is charged with first-degree murder.  Donald White, 53, and wife Lauredith, 51, were ID'd as the bodies they’d discovered in the home.   (QMI)  

Son charged

Meat clerk and wife slain

Human remains found


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)  


From strange to stranger

Juror removed from trial 

Boy found safe, father charged

15-year-old charged

TORONTO - Kearn Nedd, 28, was gunned down April 16, 2011.  Samir Abdelgadir was arrested and charged.   (QMI)  


Killed while trying to stop a robbery

MMA fighter dead  

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)  

Man charged


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) 

Psychiatric assessment


Man charged 


KAMLOOPS - Archie LePretre, 23, was pronounced dead at Hospital.  Travis Johnny, 24, is in custody.  (Castanet)  


Family says victim not a gangbanger

Man killed

Investigation update

TORONTO - Abdikadir Khan's body remained in a Dixon Rd condo stairwell for at least 11 hours before anyone called for help.   (QMI)  


Victim shot in head  

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)  

Masked attacker

Man dies after assault 

Victim identified

VAUGHAN - Alexander Kucovic, 37, of Vaughan, was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting on July 2.  (Toronto Star) 



Neighbours shocked

Suspect surrenders

TORONTO - Police said Shawn Charles, 39, died after he was stabbed following an argument at a basketball tournament at Biggin Court.  Police said Anthony Campbell, 27, of Toronto surrendered to police.  (CTV)



Warrant issued  

Stabbing at BBQ  



2 more suspects

MISSISSAUGA - Nitish Khanna was  beaten to death by a group of men with golf clubs.  Police arrested Harsimran Singh Bal, 19, of Brampton, and Daljinder Sidhu, 24, of Toronto.   (Star)  


2 arrested    

Golf club beating  

Charged laid

INNISFAIL - Keith Clinton Sandmaier is charged in relation to the death of 38-year-old inmate Tung David Louie.  (CTV)  


Inmate ordered deported 17 years ago

Inmate death  



4 years

HALIFAX - Michael Paul Dockrill accidentally shot and killed his son Jason, 20, with a rifle the young man had given him for protection during a 2011 drug robbery.  (CP)

Sentenced for accidental shooting  

Father charged

Man killed during break-in

Man shot by fellow resident  

Man accidentally shot son

New details

IQALUIT - The bodies of Vivian Sula Enuaraq, 29, and her daughters Alexandra, 7, and Aliyah Degrasse, 2, were discovered in a Tundra Valley house.  The girls' father, Sylvain Degrasse, 44, was found dead at the local cemetery.  (CBC)


Tragedy affects whole territory  

2 adults, 2 children found  

4 dead

2 more arrested

MISSISSAUGA - Keith Brissett Jr., 32, was shot dead in his car on June 7, 2011.  Sheldon Ranglin, 25, and Terrain Radcliffe Green, 29, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.  Junior Moy-Lingomba, 23, and Anthony Borden, 22, are already charged with first-degree murder.  (CityNews)

More arrests made

2 more charged

Police hunt for suspects

Victim was acquitted of 2003 killing 

Killer taunted sister

OTTAWA - Days before Martin Collett strangled his ex-girlfriend in her home north of London, England, he taunted her identical twin sister in Ottawa.  The killer, who jumped to his death in front of a train after killing Angela Hoyt had been the subject of a days-long manhunt by British police. 


Canadian slain  


Police hunt former Home Office aide

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  


'Friends' shot Jordan   

1 year after death

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

Mad Cowz gang     

Body found under bridge

MONTREAL - The Montreal police have released the location of where they found Jolčne 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  

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


No parole for 25 years

4th suspect charged

Arrests made  

Daughter charged

Daughter arrested  

Police say home invasion was random  

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) 

Police make arrest

DNA profile

Agencies can't protect women

Tips pour in

Police ask for help 

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. 


2nd arrest

2nd charged

Teen charged 

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) 



Woman stabbed to death  

Husband arrested 


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



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


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



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. 

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  

Panhandler now faces murder charge    

Found guilty

WINNIPEG - Thomas Brine, 29, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Lafantaisie.  (CTV) 


Guilty verdict

25 years


Car thief charged

Body found in car trunk

Body found    


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  


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    

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 


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  

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. 


More evidence released

Murder for 'giggles'   


Sexually sadistic psychopaths  

Inside the minds of killers  

Killers thought murder would be 'exhilarating'  

Details revealed  

Charges laid  

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  

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.   


Alcohol involved  

Man trapped under truck  

Brian Tobin  

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)

Don't let serial killers share cells

Victim’s family sues

Guilty plea to another murder

Inmate killed

Michael McGray




CALGARY -  Jurors accepted the position of Crown prosecutors that Barry David Brown, 52, killed Corinne Belanger at Lee Vollmin's request.   

Found guilty


Husband says he had nothing to do with death

DNA connected suspect

Man charged in 2001 murder

Found guilty

BRAMPTON - April Luckese has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of 14-month-old Duy-An Nguyen.  The baby  was found unconscious in an unlicensed home daycare in Jan 2011. (CTV) 

6 years

Woman found guilty

Manslaughter trial

Baby dies at daycare

Accused in court  

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  


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  

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 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
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)  

Guilty plea

Manslaughter plea

Suspect pleads guilty

8.5 years

3 more arrested


Arrest made

Police make arrest

Driver arrested

Family seeks answers

Murder by SUV

Found not guilty

WINNIPEG - A man convicted in 2011 of second-degree murder in the death of a teenage Winnipeg girl was found not guilty following a retrial.  A Court of Queen's Bench judge found Mark Edward Grant, 53, not guilty of second-degree murder in the 1984 death of Candace Derksen, 13.  In 2011, a jury had found Grant guilty in the teen's slaying.   (CBC)

2nd trial ends in not guilty verdict  

New trial ordered 

2015 SCC 09

Maximum sentence

Details the jury wasn't told     

Expert accused of 'wing it' approach  

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)  

Evidence suggest wrongly convicted

Justice re-examines conviction   

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  

Found guilty

EDMONTON - Travis Vader has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.  Vader, 44, was accused of killing Lyle and Marie McCann, who went missing in July 2010 while on a road trip to visit family in BC.   The McCann's bodies have never been found.   (CTV) 


Life sentence

Judge made a mistake

Manslaughter conviction

It was an error

Judge ruling live

Lawyer foresees stay of proceedings

Vader files appeal  

DNA, fingerprint found


Will face trial 

Charges re-activated

Charges reactivated

Murder charges stayed

Freed from jail

Charges stayed 

Jail 'probably destroyed my life'   


Malicious prosecution


Vader charged

Search intensifies

No bodies

Questioning appears to be over

Foul play suspected

Tip mishandled

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


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
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


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


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  


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

Man gunned down



More murder charges

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


Guilty in double murder  

Brothers plead guilty

Life sentence

4th arrest

2 new murder charges

3rd murder charge

Rise & fall of an Asian mobster

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

Body in a barrel

Body in barrel identified

Inmates sentenced to prison

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

3rd man charged

Man charged

Code of silence blow 

Slain inmate faced deportation  

Don Jail victim identified 





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

$2M court tab  

Prison term   

Victim made fun  

Witness recounts rape, violence  

Arrest in Ashareh murder  


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

Youth sentenced


Surveillance footage released 

Police seek 2 suspects

Man shot in Junction




Charges dropped

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


5 charged

'Like a Western shootout'

Drive-by leaves 1 dead




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



2 plead guilty

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

Suspects to be extradited

Pair arrested

Mexico wasn't far enough

Teacher's final moments

Suspects identified

Woman found in car trunk



Adult sentence

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

Life for teen

Gag orders in a Facebook age

Natural born killer

'I can't ever forgive myself'

'I wish I could change everything'

Psychiatric tests ordered for M.T

Police identify victim

'Did you do it 



2 more charged

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



2nd man charged

Cellphone clue  

Men were targeted  

Victims died as strangers  

Victims identified  



Lover guilty

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

Jury convicts

Trial told of 'confession'

Acquitted suspect had confessed

Not guilty verdict

Accused in axe murder walks free

Accused killer targeted 'fat jerk

Not much love in bizarre triangle



Cousin admits organizing murder

TORONTO - More than 4 years after Glen Davis was ambushed and shot to death in a midtown parking lot, the victim’s cousin admitted to masterminding the murder plot.  Marshall Ross pleaded guilty to first-degree murder  and told the court he was behind the contract killing of his wealthy cousin. 



Guilty plea to reduced charge  

Slain tycoon's company lent suspect money

Public tragedies

Reward offered

Why was Glen Davis a target



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