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Murder Victims


Police wouldn't name killer

TORONTO - Police say they finally know who stabbed Peel schoolteacher Graham Hugh Pearce, 36, to death on March 20, 1983 - but they won't name the killer because he's also dead.  Police identified a person of interest in the investigation as Ronald Thomas Gale, who was 22 when Pearce was killed.  Gale died in 2001.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Police say they have solved a 1983 murder  

7 years

KAMLOOPS - Monica Sikorski was 17 on Nov 21, 2008, when Tyler Myers was killed in the schoolyard Salmon Arm.  Sikorski walked Myers into the schoolyard with knowledge her 16-year-old boyfriend was hiding in a nearby stand of trees, armed with a rifle.  (Kamloops this week)  MORE:   Woman sentenced for having boyfriend murdered   Kamloops This Week - Tyler Myers     2 charged in 2008 homicide 

Man found dead

WINNIPEG - The man found dead in the home in the 200-block of Belmont Ave has been identified as, Edward Lee Dyck, 55.  Dale Gregory Hilderman, 51, has been charged with second degree murder.   (My Toba)   MORE:   Homicide   Body found 


TORONTO - On July 19, 2009, Tevon Mitchell, 18, died after he was shot outside a home.  Christopher Reauz Shaw has been charged him with second-degree murder.   (CBC)  MORE:   Arrest in 2009 murder    Arrest in drive-by shooting  

Murders - suicide

SPRUCE GROVE - Police arrived shortly after the bodies of Ryder, 11, and Radek MacDougall, 13, and father Corry MacDougall, were discovered. (CTV)  MORE:   3 found dead   Mom speaks out  

Murder charge

EDMONTON - Dana Fash, 38, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeanette Marie Cardinal in Feb 2011.  (Global)   MORE:   Rapist charged with murder   Cold case arrest  


OUTER COVE - Graham Veitch, 18, charged with the first-degree murder of David Collins, 55, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment.  Veitch is the son of the woman Collins was living with.   (CBC)  MORE:   Psychiatric assessment  Suspect in custody   Serious assault   

Canadian killed

SYRACUSE - David Schmidinger called 911 and told a dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and was waiting for the police.  In a room at the hotel officers found the body of Michelle Paterson, 44, of Brampton, ON.  (Syracuse Post Standard)     MORE:   Psychological evaluation ordered  

4 charged

LONDON, ON - Police found Chad Robinson, 26, unresponsive and suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Miguel Chacon-Perez, Irvin Aparicio Chicas, Samuel Aparicio and Octavio Merino were remanded into custody.   (Global)   MORE:   Identified   Christmas party stabbing    

2 charged

SADDLE LAKE FN - Police could not find the victim, Robert Stamp, 25, but did find 'significant evidence at the scene that foul play was likely to have occurred.'   On Dec 18, police arrested and charged Jordan Steinhauer and Sara Brertton, both 26, with second-degree murder.  (Global)  

Brother charged

OTTAWA - Musab A-Noor, 29, was charged in the death of Asma,  32, and Nasiba A-Noor, 29.   (CBC)   MORE:   Brother on suicide watch   Double homicide  


TORONTO - Police said Shayne MacDonald, 21, is wanted for second degree murder in the death of his aunt Sarah Vermelhudo, 38.  (CBC)  MORE:   Suspect    Stabbing   Suspect arrested 


TORONTO - Officers say the body of Kareem Hastings, 22, was found in a stairwell of the building at 2089 Lawrence Ave W.   (CTV)   MORE:   Shooting   Suspicious death   Body found 


MASKWACIS - On Dec 11, RCMP were called to a home on the  Samson Reserve.  Officers arrived to find Neil Omeasoo, 55, dead.  Colin Reed, 45, was arrested on the scene and charged with manslaughter.   (CTV) 


OTTAWA - Police have identified the victim as Abdullah Al-Tutunji, 20. Jorden Larocque-Laplante, 20, is facing a second-degree murder charge.  (CTV)  MORE:  Suspect in custody    Stabbing


TORONTO - Yusef Hagi Ahmed, 27, was shot during the course of an altercation outside Tropics Restaurant and Bar on Markham Road.   (CP24)   MORE:   Identified        

3 charged

REGINA - 3 people have been charged in the death of Ryan Daniel Sugar, 31.  Colinda Lee Hotomani, 35, Jessica Dawn Pangman, 27, and Gregory James Wolfe, 24, have been charged with first-degree murder.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide    Body found at fire scene    

Man charged

KINGSTON - Christine Thompson, 41, was struck by a grey SUV. The collision left Thompson with fatal injuries, while the driver and vehicle fled the scene.  Kevin Heymans, 53, has been charged.   (Sun Media)    MORE:   Victim identified   Hit-and-run arrest   Accused identified 


RED EARTH FN - Ramsey Whitehead, 29, died at the scene.  Davis Demery Lester Whitehead, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CBC)  MORE:  Charged   Stabbings   Charge laid   Murder charge 

Canadian killed

KARAK - A Canadian woman was killed in a shootout between police and armed men who had holed themselves up in a medieval castle.   (Reuters)    MORE:   Shootings   Tourist killed   Canadian remembered

Cold case charge

SYDNEY - Harold James 'Buster' Slaunwhite, 82, was found dead on Sept 10, 2006.  Police arrested Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace Bay and charged him with murder.  (CBC)   


OTTAWA - Lee Germain, 32, was rushed to hospital, but died from his injuries.  Steven Frenette, 33, has been charged with first degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Warrant issued   Frenette turns himself in


WINDSOR - Jordan Ganovicheff, 32, is charged with first-degree murder after a 35-year old man was pronounced dead in hospital.  (CTV)   MORE:   Homicide  


TORONTO - Faysal Mohamed Hees, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death   Homicide 

Suspect arrested

MONTREAL - Frederick Gingras, 21, who launched into a bloody storm in eastern Montreal, leaving 2 dead and one wounded in his wake, had serious mental health problems.  (Le Presse)  MORE:   Arrest   Suspect sent for mental health evaluation   2 dead, 1 arrested  Carjacking    

Men charged

CALGARY - Matin Hamid Ahmet, 21, was arrested in the death of Ezzulddin Al-Ogaidi, 17.  Ahmed Abid, 24, Mohammed Khalil, 28, and Ashraf Ajil, 23 - have all been charged with accessory after the fact to murder.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Charges   Multiple people in custody   3 facing charges  

Man and woman charged  

MONTREAL - Richard Hunt, 38, and Melanie Binette, 28, are facing one charge each of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Joseph Fluet and Steven Lamarsh.   (CTV)   MORE:   2 arrested   Police seek witnesses  Double homicide    Victim was a Rock Machine   

Charges stayed

MARTENSVILLE - Morgan Kendall Upton was facing manslaughter charges in connection to a fatal April 2015 fight.    The fight left Vance Labrecque, 44, unconscious outside the bar.  He died weeks later in hospital.   (CTV) PREVIOUS:   Man dies in hospital  


TORONTO - Police identified the victim as Ardian Kaloshi, 46.   (Global)   MORE:   Man shot outside social club   


OTTAWA - Leslie Mwakio, 17,  was found shot in an SUV  (CBC)   MORE:   Victim identified   Shooting   Man shot     

Impaired charge

TORONTO - Galeeb Abau-Jabeen, 23, was behind the wheel when the car went off the road.  Police confirm a 25-year-old male is dead.   (CBC)   MORE:   Impaired driving causing death  

Disappearance now suspicious

ST ANTHONY - The RCMP in NW Newfoundland say the disappearance of Jennifer Hillier-Penney, 38, is considered suspicious.  (CP)   MORE:   Barking up the wrong tree    

Careless driving conviction

TORONTO - Erica Stark, 42, was on the sidewalk when a Dodge Caravan swerved onto the curb and hit her.  The driver Elizabeth Taylor, 35, was convicted of careless driving and sentenced to a $1,000 fine and a 6-month driving ban.   (Metro)   MORE:   Part of us died too 

He's still a coward

BRANTFORD - Kent Owen Hill walked out of court a free man after pleading guilty to manslaughter and being sentenced to time served in the death of Tashina General, 21, and her unborn child in Jan 2008.  (PostMedia)   PREVIOUS:   New trial ordered   Body found is missing pregnant woman         

Double homicide

OTTAWA - Police found Dave Rogers, 69, and Merrill Gleddie Rogers, 63, dead outside in the backyard near a shed.  The 22-year-old man in custody is the couple's son. (CBC)   MORE:  Bodies found   Parents may have been killed weeks ago   

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - The victim of a fatal shooting at 87 Munro St has been identified as Marcus Gibson, 24.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victim had ties to street gang    Criminal history   Victim was previously charged with murder   Shooting   Charges stayed   Man shot   Shooting 

Foul play suspected

GIBSONS - RCMP say foul play is suspected in the case Dane Stanway, 27, who was reported missing on May 12.  (CP)   MORE:   Police suspect foul play 

 Guilty plea

WILMOT - Ahmed Darwish, 26, was driving 214 km/hr on Highway 7 when he slammed into the car carrying Susana Dumitru, 29.  (CBC)  MORE:   Drunk driver pleads guilty   Impaired charge

Found guilty

TORONTO - Xiu Jin Teng, 41, remained completely silent as a jury found her guilty of the first-degree of her husband Dong Huang in their Scarborough basement apartment in  Feb 2012.  She will receive the mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.     (Toronto Star) 

Killer's advice to judge
Guilty verdict
Defendant found guilty
Accused rejects unlawful trial
Wife accused
Body in blanket    

Road rage

NEW ORLEANS - Running back Joe McKnight, who played for the Roughriders was shot and killed in a suburb of New Orleans.  A 54-year-old suspect (Ronald Gasser) who remained on the scene was in custody.   (CBC)  



Road rage shooting

This is murder

Shooter arrested

Manslaughter charge

Road rage shooter charged

Suspect released without charges

Joe McKnight       

Surgeon charged

KLEINBURG - The body of Elana Fric Shamji, 40, was discovered by a passerby.  Mohammed Shamji, 40, of Toronto was arrested and charged.  (CP24)  MORE:   Charged    Neurosurgeon charged   Doctor charged     Woman's body found  


MEDICINE HAT - The body of Brenda Woloski, 53, was found in a home in the 800-block of 3 St SE.  Noah Harrison Bentley, 26, is charged with second-degree murder.   (Medicine Hat News)   PREVIOUS:   Body found    Man arrested   Body found 

Just out of prison

HALIFAX - Tyler Keizer, 22, was shot dead.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting   Man killed   Shooting    Shooting   


TORONTO - Vitaliy Ferynskyy, 32, was stabbed to death.    (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Police looking for crime scene  


TORONTO -  Adrian Thomas, 25, was the victim of a fatal shooting.   (CBC)  

Police identify victim

Drive-by victim

Police ID victim    

Another person charged

WINNIPEG - Police have charged a second person in the Nov 26, 2016 drive-by shooting death of Theodoros Belayneh.  Julian Donally Telfer, 30, was charged with first-degree murder.   On Jan 2, Paige Crossman, 23, was charged with first-degree murder.  (Winnipeg Free Press) 


2nd arrest   

Drive-by shooting arrest  

Shooting victim dies  

Victim dies  

Shooting victim dies  


TORONTO - Caheem 'Clayshawn' Ramsuchit, 17, was shot multiple times by suspects.  (CTV)  MORE:   Teen shot    Teen targeted   Targeted shooting    

Victim identified

MONTREAL - A 17-year-old boy has been charged for the alleged murder of Darius Brown, 17.   (CTV)   MORE:   Suspect faces new charges      Suspect dies  

Homicide in Canada 2015

Canadian police services reported 604 homicides in 2015, 83 more than the previous year.  (Stats Canada)  MORE:   Gang violence drives up AB's rate 


TECUMSEH - OPP are looking for a driver who hit and killed Cory Lynn Dauphin, 35, on Highway 401.  (CBC) MORE:   Victim identified  

Kicked to death

EDMONTON - Leonardo Duran Ibanez, 42, visiting Edmonton from Colombia was kicked to death after he was jumped by half a dozen attackers early Sunday.  He died in hospital Sunday afternoon.   (CBC)  MORE:   Extremely heinous   Mob beating   Attackers urged to break silence

Suspect identified  

CHICXULUB - Brian J Slater was arrested after Roger Corbett, 49, was found dead in a home in the beachside town of Chicxulub Puerto, near the city of Merida.  (CTV) MORE:   Nightmare for family   Canadian killed, Canadian arrested   Stabbing ends argument    Canadian death  

Crash charges

CALEDON - A 56-year-old Orangeville man, was pronounced dead. David Courneya, 36, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor-vehicle causing death.  (CTV) 

10 years

AHTAHKAKOOP FN - Dakota Knife pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Tyrone Jacob Knife, 21, was shot to death on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation on Sept 2, 2015.  (CTV) 

Driver charged

AMHERSTBURG - Adam Pouget, 30, was killed when a 2011 Ford Focus hit him on County Road 18.  Brandin Crosier, 23, is charged with criminal negligence causing death.   (Windsor Star)   MORE:   Driver charged  

Stabbing suspect

MONTREAL - Nov 3, a 30-year-old man died in hospital after sustaining multiple stab wounds in an altercation on Mayor St.  Chen Hao Zhang, 25, faces second-degree-murder charges.   (CTV) MORE:   Man accused   Stabbed man dies   


HALIFAX - Carvel Clayton, 21, allegedly shot and killed Shakur Jefferies, 21.   (Metro News)   MORE:   Rapper charged   Rapper charged    Man charged    Shooting   Man dead

Missing found dead

LYTTON - Oliver Mora Zamarripa, 19, was last seen on Oct 15.  On Nov 1, RCMP found his body.  (Global)   MORE:   Body found     Body of missing teen found 


PELLY CROSSING  - Raine Andrew Silas, 18, death was considered suspicious and an autopsy was ordered.  Tristan Joe, 30, of Pelly Crossing is charged with second-degree murder.   (CBC)

Warrant issued

MASHWACIS - RCMP are searching for Allan Joseph Soosay, 26, who has been charged with second degree murder of a Nameless.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Arrested   RCMP investigating   Fight death     

3rd suspect

TORONTO - Andrew O'Brien, 28, is the 3rd suspect in the murder of Julian Jones, 26.  Kenneth Omorogbe, 25, and Kamari Folkes, 24, were charged with second-degree murder in the death.   (CBC)  MORE:   Suspect surrenders   Charges   Identified   Friends reeling   Murder victim   

3 charged

CALGARY - Police were called to a home in the 2400-block of 47 St SE where they  found the body of Abiem Kuol Akel Abiem, 23.  Matlop Nyok Okich, 21, Benjamin El-Ajak Nyiker, 23, and Akieg Bol, 20, have all been charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Man found dead 


SWIFT CURRENT - Logan Curtis Ring was found dead in a parking lot in SK Landing Provincial Park.   (CTV)     MORE:   Suspicious death a homicide 

Death deemed homicide

EDMONTON - Kendall Dale Rowan, 26, as a result of a stab wound.  (CTV)  MORE:   Death a homicide    Stabbing    Police investigating   Suspicious death   

Warrant issued

MARKHAM - Investigators say the suspects attempted to kidnap 2 men but when Kong Wu Wang, 50, tried to flee, he was shot.  Qiao Xi Zeng, 41, Xue Mao Gong, 32, Qin Long Xue, 22, and Yong-Yout Salapseng have all been charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder.  A warrant has been issued for Haoxing Feng, 27.  (CP24) 


5th suspect charged

Murder OC related


Man ID'd   

Beaten woman dies

WINNIPEG - Joanne Neepin, 42, was found unconscious on Oct 27 at the Four Crowns Inn Hotel.  Neepin died from her injuries on Nov 7.   (CBC)   MORE:   Suspicious death 

Impaired driving

MONCTON - Police say the driver of the car, a 66-year-old Moncton man, died at the scene.  Melissa Amanda Lane, 34, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV) 


KERROBERT -  Police determined that Johan Klassen Sr, 53, death was suspicious.  Johan Klassen Jr, 27, has now been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Man charged    Son arrested    Man in custody

2 charged

MEDICINE HAT - Jacob Peter Porfoun and Aaron Raj Anand-Ford, both 21, were charged following the death of Dustin Edward Hewer, 24.   (Medicine Hat News)   MORE:   Suspects apprehended   2 in custody   2 men arrested 

Arrest in 2009 killing

COXEN HOLE - Charles Felix Sanders Webster, 35, was arrested for the murder of Dallas Martens, 31, on Sept 18, 2009, on the island of Roatan. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)   MORE:   Arrest   Family still torn apart    Wife cleared

Case reopened

CALGARY - 9 years after Jackie Crazybull was fatally stabbed the random attack has been reopened.  Crazybull was one of 5 people to be stabbed in a violent spree across the city on the night of July 11, 2007.  The other victims survived their attacks.  (CTV)   


MONTREAL - A 15-year-old boy is dead after a stabbing in the Verdun borough on Friday night.    A 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody.   (CTV)   MORE:   Teen stabbed   Teen charged  


OTTAWA - Joe Bryan Ndikuriyo, 27, has been charged in the death of Solomon Odekunle, 21.  (CBC)   MORE:   Identified   Stabbing investigation   Man stabbed    


VAL-D'AMOUR - The victim has been identified as Lucille Maltais, 71.   (CBC)   MORE:   Death ruled a homicide   


HALIFAX - Terry Izzard, 58, was shot on his own doorstep.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Shooting   

Kidnapped victim dies

WINDSOR - Scott Phillips, 26, who was discovered bound and bleeding in a west end apartment, died in hospital.   Police have already arrested Walter Smith, 67, of Windsor.  (Windsor Star)   MORE:    Stabbing victim dies   Police arrest 2 more   DNA leads to arrest of 2 more   Police looking for 3

Victim identified

MERVILLE - Marcus Haslehurst, 18, was heading home when he was struck by a vehicle around 5:30am Tuesday.  A 29-year-old man was arrested in Burnaby for criminal negligence causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.  (CTV)  MORE:   Passenger tip leads to arrest   Hit-and-run   

Police seek vehicle

KAMLOOPS - RCMP have released photos of a vehicle believed to be connected to the Friday, Nov 4, hit-and-run death of Jennifer Gatey, a 16-year-old South Kamloops secondary student.  (Kamloops this week)   MORE:   Killed just before her birthday    Teenager killed   Hit-and-run   Fatal hit-and-run  

Foul play suspected

HAMILTON - Nuseiba Hasan, 26, went missing in 2006 - but it took her family 9 years to report that she vanished.  Police suspect that foul play was involved in the disappearance of the missing woman of Jordanian descent.  (CBC)  MORE:   Woman missing for a decade   Woman last seen in 2006 


CALGARY - Kyle Rowe, 26, was declared deceased at the scene.  (CBC)   MORE:   Police ID victim   Shooting   Man gunned down 


OTTAWA - Police have identified the victim as Joshua Briere, 26.    (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbed   Man dies after stabbing 


HALIBURTON - David Palmer, 47, vanished a week before Thanksgiving 2015.  William Savage of Fenelon Falls, ON, has been charged with first degree murder.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Remains identified   Missing man  

Missing man's body found

MONTREAL - The body of a man found in the trunk of a car is that of Steven Constantinou, 22, a man linked to the Montreal Mafia missing for 3 weeks.  (Journal de Montreal)   MORE:   Police ID body   Foul play  Missing person 


TORONTO - Simeon Harty, 22, was wanted in connection with the homicide of Kevin Nicholas Gidden, 23.  (CBC)  MORE:   Wanted surrenders to police    Shooting victim dies   Victim dies in hospital 

Suspect charged

EDMONTON - Christopher Fawcett, 19, died as a result of stab wounds.  James Miller, 21, had been charged in connection to his death. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Police investigate   Suspicious death  


EDMONTON - A woman was killed in a crash in the area of 97 St and 160 Ave.  Eric Lestar, 20, has been charged with impaired driving.   (Global)   MORE:   Help her family   Charges laid 

Man found dead

TORONTO - A man is dead after being found with gunshot wounds overnight in the Dixon Road and Kipling Ave area, has been identified as Mohamed Omer, 23.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police ID man 

Found guilty

GATINEAU - Diane Lahaie's body was found in her burned-out home on Rue de Gaspé in Gatineau on July 27, 2013.  A jury found Patrick Dussault guilty of second-degree murder.  (CBC)   MORE:   Guilt   Accused knew victim 

Dealer charged

EDMONTON - Szymon Kalich, 33, died from a fentanyl overdose.  Police charged Jordan Yarmey, 25, with manslaughter.   (Global)    MORE:   Mother remembers   Manslaughter charges   


MISSISSAUGA - The victim of a fatal shooting has been identified as Deshawn Brandon Nicholson, 23.  (CTV)   MORE:    Police ask for help   Victim identified   Shooting   Shootings  

Guilty plea

ST JOHN'S - A teenage girl charged in the street-racing incident that killed Alyssa Davis, 17, has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death.   (CBC) 


EDMONTON - Officers responded to a report of a B&E at a residency on McConachie Blvd NW at around 2:30am.  Upon arrival, police found a husband and wife severely beaten. Police found Omar Terrence Albert, 23, in the basement with gunshot wounds. (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Slain suspect identified   Wrong house   Deadly home invasion    One dead  

Cold case investigation

ERIN - Frederick John Hatch, 65, body was found in the small town of Erin, ON, on Dec 17, 2015. Using GPS and cell tower data, police have 7,500 numbers that were in the area when Hatch disappeared.  (CTV) MORE:   Privacy fears   New technique   Treated as homicide   OPP looking for kin   Identified   


CALGARY - Firefighters went to the home in the 1800-block of 17 St SW, where they found the body of Richard Pember, 58.  Police have charged Zachery Frederick Rider, 36, with second-degree murder.  (Sun Media)      


Night of partying
Alcohol was a factor
Body found
Homicide called in
Death deemed suspicious

Quiet murder

TORONTO - On Nov 13, 2015, Simone Reid, 18, was found dead in the Sheppard Ave E apartment she shared with her father, Paul Reid.  Her father, found dead 2 weeks later, stabbed her to death.   (Toronto Star)

Father found dead
Father found dead
Police identify   

2 charged

BONNYVILLE - The victim has been identified as Alfred Wagner, 83.   Frank James Frenchman, 25 and Arizona Chastity Frenchman, 20 have been arrested.   (Sun Media)  MORE:   Brother, sister arrested   Random violence   Pair charged  

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Police say a drive-by shooting was targeted and have identified the man who died in hospital afterwards as Christian Saarah, 28.   (CBC) MORE:   Victim had no criminal history    2 brothers shot   Drive-by was targeted   Drive-by 


SASKATOON - Shaylin Sutherland-Kayseas, 18, and Trent Raymond Southwind, 25, have been charged.  A 15-year-old arrested on March 22 faces the same charges.  Dylan Edward Robert Phillips, 26, died from a gunshot wound on Oct 14, 2016 at his home in the 1400-block of Ave G N.  (Saskatoon Star Phoenix) 


2 more charged  

15-year-old charged

Victim identified

Police release victim's name  

Body found

WASAGAMACK FN - Police said the body of a 31-year-old man was found Oct. 20 just after 1:30pm.  Orien Harper, 23, and Harmon Mason, 18, have been charged with second degree murder.  (CTV)  


KASABONIKA LAKE FN -  Police charged George Darren McKay, 30, with second degree murder in the death of Alec Tom McKay, 54.  (CBC)   MORE:   Son accused   OPP news release   Charged 


RED DEER - Officers were called to a home in an area near West Park Crescent.   Inside, they found the body of Tina-Marie Pfeiffer, 50.  Jordan Koizumi has been charged with second-degree murder.  (Global)   MORE:   Man charged 

Prohibited driver charged

SHERWOOD PARK - RCMP said a 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.  Jesse James McFawn, 21, was facing a total of 8 charges, including: dangerous driving causing death.   (CTV)   MORE:   Slew of charges    Man charged 

New trial ordered

HALIFAX - Steven Gerald Gareau was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the October 2000 shooting death of Sean Simmons.  Gareau did not pull the trigger. Dean Kelsie was the actual shooter.  (CBC)  JUDGMENT:   2016 NSCA 75  .pdf   

Settling of accounts

MONTREAL - Vincenzo Spagnolo, 65, believed to have had close ties to former crime boss Vito Rizzuto was gunned down in Laval on Saturday, in what police described as a 'settling of accounts.'  (CBC)  MORE:   Confidant of Rizzuto killed    Most trusted lieutenant shot  

2nd man charged

EDMONTON - Duncan Farrell, 22, and Levi Simpson, 27, have been charged in connection to the death of Christopher Lee Giroux, 46.  (CTV)  MORE:   2nd man charged   Charged   Homicide    Homicide  

Charges laid

MOOSE LAKE - Edna McNabb, 37, of Moose Lake First Nation has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the killing of a 35-year-old man.  (Sun Media)   MORE:   Woman facing charges   Charged   Suspicious death  

Murder charges laid

FORT VERMILION - RCMP charged Sheldon Lee Auger, 42, with second-degree murder.  The name of the victim has not been released.   (Global) MORE:   Charge laid

Driver charged

ESSEX COUNTY - Diana Pepper, 67, from Leamington, died at the scene of the crash. Police said Decio Marques, 30, of Kingsville, is charged with careless driving.   (Windsor Star) 


WETEASKIWIN - John Joseph William Profeit, 38, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jessica Wyoma Lynn Boysis, 20.  (Sun Media)  MORE:   Arrest   Murder charge   Murder charges


TORONTO - Jarryl Hagley, 17, was eating in a restaurant with his friends at Pizza Pizza, 1937 Weston Road at about 1:40am Sunday.  (CBC)   MORE:   Shooting   Not the intended target   Attack caught on video     

Guilty pleas to 8 murders

WOODSTOCK - A former nurse has pleaded guilty to murdering 8 residents of long-term care facilities in southwestern Ontario over the past decade.  Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, also pleaded guilty to attempting to kill 4 other people, and to 2 charges of aggravated assault.  (Toronto Star) 

Nurse pleads guilty


 Lawyer advised to take secrets to her grave

Light on invisible caregivers

Victims ID'd

New charges

6 more charges

OPP asked to investigate

Nurse back in court   

8 murder charges

CAMH staff alerted police

Nurse allegedly used insulin

Nursing home murders

Nursing home worker

Caressant Care

Canadian nurse charged

Remains identified

OTTAWA - Investigators say the remains of Shafiq Visram - who was last seen near his Ottawa home on May 30, 1994 - were discovered on May 10 on a property being developed for housing.  (CP)    MORE:   Remains ID'd   Remains ID'd 

Roommates charged

CALGARY - The victim has been identified as Sutton Raymond Bowers, 33.  James Andrew Beaver, 51, and Brian John Lambert, 41, have each been charged with one count of manslaughter.  (Metro News)   MORE:   2 men charged   Roommates charged   2 charged     

Victim ID'd

WHITEHORSE - RCMP has identified the victim of a shooting on Stan McCowan Place as Matthew Devellano, 32.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Pair guilty, charges stayed on Devellano   Major drug bust   Shooting   Fatal shooting    

Suspect ID'd

TORONTO - Maninder Singh Sandhu, 31, was found fatally shot in a parking lot.  Pardeep Chouhan, 34, is wanted for second-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:   Suspected nabbed in BC   Homicide    Man found dead   Victim ID'd


OTTAWA - Peter Herauf, 37, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Kayla Sullivan, 30.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:    Stabbing   Woman dies  

Turns himself in

OTTAWA - Daniel Adjetey-Nelson, 34, has been accused of stabbing Mitch Paquette, 55.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Wanted   Man wanted   Stabbing   Stabbing  

Teen pleads guilty

SASKATOON - A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 6-week-old boy.  She was invited into the home where Nikosis Jace Cantre was found beaten on July 3.  (CTV) MORE:   Why did you do it?   Guilty plea   Teens pleads guilty  Teen charged 

2 charged 

MONTREAL - Charles Robitaille, 26, was able to get to a nearby hospital and seek help, but his wounds were too severe and he died of his injuries.  Yasar Aykin, 19, and Mikael Etienne, 19, were both charged with first-degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:   2 accused   2 charged in stabbing


WINNIPEG - Scott Tates, 23, died in hospital.  Christopher Blair McDougall, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)  MORE:   Apparent stabbing   Assault death   

Victim identified

EDMONTON - Phu Phan, 30, was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle parked on the driveway of a house.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man identified   Police identify victim   Fatal shooting 

Suspect found dead

REVELSTOKE - Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket's ex-girlfriend Tami Frank, was pronounced dead at a Little Pine FN residence.  (CTV)  MORE:   Suspect found dead   Victims ID'd    Shooting   

Remand centre murder

CALGARY - Police say Alvin Chiniquay, 40, was found in life-threatening condition.  Cellmate, Marlon Ledesma, 32, faces a charge of first-degree murder.  (CBC)  MORE:   Inmate charged   

Charges laid in rollover

YOUNG - Kiel Stewart, 29, from Lumby, BC, is facing 2 charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.   (Global)  

Driver charged

ARNPRIOR - Richard Grant, 70, is charged with careless driving following an investigation into a collision that killed William Milton, 42.   (CTV) 

Senior charged

CALGARY - Siegfried 'Fred' van Zuiden, 85, has been charged with second-degree murder after his wife Audrey van Zuiden, 80, was found dead in their apartment.  (Global)   MORE:   Not fit to stand trial   Charged   Elderly man charged   Tragic end    Found dead


HOLLYWOOD - Police say a man, believed to be homeless, was arrested in another state for the killing of Richard Hong, 41, who investigators say was bludgeoned to death.  (KABC)   PREVIOUS:   Found dead   Canadian found dead    Man found dead   


MONTREAL - Derrick Crowder, 31, was shot at least once in the upper body around 9:30pm Sunday near the Snowdon Metro station.  He died Monday morning.   (CTV)  MORE:   ID'd as victim   Identified 


CADOTTE LAKE - The body of DeeDee Williams, 26, was found by police.  Timothy Williams, 21, was charged with one count of second-degree murder.  (Sun Media)  MORE:   Charged    Man charged 

Suspicions of foul play

BASHAW - Neighbours reported hearing an explosion and watched flames destroy the Tiwana family-owned Bashaw Motor Inn.   Gurprett Tiwana, the father could not be located.  (Indian Express)   MORE:    Victim identified   Motel fire treated as crime scene

35 years, 4 trials

KITCHENER - After 35 years and a precedent-setting 4 first-degree murder trials, Robert Badgerow has been found guilty in the 1981 killing in Hamilton of nursing assistant Diane Werendowicz.  .   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Badgerow case   4th trial


MISSISSAUGA - Nam Huu Pham, 31, was found dead inside the garage near  Grand Park Drive at around 1:15pm on Sept 28.  David Baichoo, 26, is charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV) PREVIOUS:   Identified   Victim identified   Police seek witnesses   Homicide 

Charges laid

OTTAWA - Brianna Kennedy, 20, and    Geneva Kennedy, 39, has been charged. The charges come one week after Jacob Thompson, 40, was shot and killed on Elmira Drive.  Police say they are still looking for suspects.   (CTV)  MORE:   Accessory charges   Accessory charges   Identified   Shooting   Homicide

Woman charged

MORLEY - Charged with Brennon Riley Twoyoungmen, 42, murder is Vanessa Poucette, 46.   (Postmedia)   MORE:   Domestic altercation    


ALFRED - Officers discovered the body of Jacqueline Rouleau, 41.  Daniel Lalonde, 61 was arrested.   (CBC)    MORE:   Victim ID'd    Arrest 

Suspect back in Canada

MONTREAL - Septimus Neverson, 54, was arrested in Trinidad and Tobago in Feb 2015.  The murder charge dates back to the death of Jacques Senecal in Laval in 2006, when the painter was shot twice during a robbery in his home.  (CP)  MORE:   T&T national extradited    Back in Canada 

Victim identified

CANOE LAKE - Duncan Bouvier, 27, was found dead in a residence of gunshot wound.  A second man  identified as the suspected shooter, was located in a treed area and was pronounced dead at the scene.  (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)   PREVIOUS:   Murder-suicide   2 men dead 


MERIDA - Barbara McClatchie Andrews was slain by a hired driver who robbed her and tossed her body by a roadside.   (AP)   MORE:   Canadian's driver   Driver arrested   Canadian killed   Body of Canadian found   Canadian woman killed

2 boys charged

YORKTON - The victim has been identified as Lawrence Skoretz, 67.  2 boys from Yorkton have now been charged with first-degree murder, and robbery.  (CTV)   MORE:   Youths charged   2 youths arrested  

Assault victim dies

WINKLER - Police confirmed Zachary Straughan, 25, died of his injuries.  A 29-year-old man was arrested shortly after the attack.  (CBC)    MORE:   Organs donated    It was over $16   

Suspect arrested

MONTREAL - Steven Harley Pinnell, 33, is thought to be involved in a hit-and-run Sunday that killed a 79-year-old woman is expected to face charges.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Pick-up was stolen 

Guilty plea

BIBLE HILL - Gerald Rushton pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the deathsw Elizabeth MacPherson, 54, and her daughter, Brittany MacPherson, 24.  The mother and daughter were found dead in a home on Dec 27, 2013.   (CBC)   MORE:    18 years   Pleads guilty   Man charged  

Victim identified

TORONTO - David Brenner, 47, was found dead by police at a home in the Davenport Road and Old Weston Road area at around 2:30pm on Sept 22.  Anthony Brake, 46, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV) PREVIOUS:   Police identify suspect   Brake arrested in Halifax


WABASCA - Marjorie Auger and her husband Raymond Auger are deceased. When asked if the RCMP are treating this case as a potential murder-suicide, a high ranking officer said, 'We really can't disclose that.'  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   2 bodies found   


CALGARY - Nelson Lugela, 19, detained in the shooting of Calgary Stampeders player Mylan Hicks, 23, at the Marquee Beer Market nightclub has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC)   MORE:   Charged    Man charged   Team statement   


OTTAWA - Abdi Jama, 26,  a known gang member has died after being shot multiple times behind a strip mall on Shillington Ave.   (CBC)   MORE:   Shooting   Owner defends business 


TORONTO - Alp Efe, 28, is dead and Alijan Arif Khan, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Identified    Drunken debates      Stabbing   Stabbing   Man killed  

Unfit to stand trial

MONTREAL - Salomon Abeassis, 80, was accused of arson and the first-degree murder of his wife Teresa Cohen, 75, in Aug.  Abeassis, who lived with his wife with in a Guelph St duplex for decades, will be detained at a mental health institution for further review.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Charged   Husband charged  


PEACE RIVER - Edward Chomiak has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife Melody Perry in Dec 2010.  Chomiak, 55, was also found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Perry's daughter, Jerica Bouchard.   (CBC)   MORE:   Found guilty   25 years   Finally on trial   

Victims identified  

CALGARY - Police have identified a mother and her common-law partner who were fatally shot in a car as Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Chi Tran, 38.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   2 shot   2 dead in shooting

Beaten man dies

EDMONTON - Dougald Miller, the man beaten into a vegetative state 16 years ago by Leo Teskey, died in the arms of his wife.  In 2010 Teskey was designated a violent offender.   (CBC) 


HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY - Regula Schule, 88, died after she was found unresponsive in her home during a fire on July 24.  Jonathan Henoche, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC)   

Gunned down

SAINTE-THERESE - Sylvain Ethier, 51, was shot at least once as he left his home on des Camelias St.  (CBC)   MORE:   Victim had OC ties   Hells Angels associate shot   $20M in 18 months 


TERREBONNE - Patrice Tanguay has been charged with hit and run causing the death of Catherine Lapointe.   (CTV) 

Impaired charge

BOWMANVILLE - Zachary Pepper, 21, of Bowmanville, was charged with impaired driving causing death.  (Toronto Star) 

Victim identified

EDMONTON - Sudesh Chamara Bombuwala, 25, was kidnapped from his home before he was found dead in a rural area west of St Albert on the morning of Aug 9.  (CBC)  MORE:   RCMP seeking tips   Remains are kidnapped man    Homicide   Body found 

Murder, lies and justice denied

HAMILTON - Nearly three decades ago, Beverley Perrin, a teacher and mother of 4 was murdered. Despite a criminal trial and an appeal, a civil trial, a police review and an investigation into the Crown, the case ended this year with justice for no one.   (Hamilton Spectator) 


THUNDER BAY - Police have charged Armand Cummings, 42, with manslaughter after the body of Mannie 'Josh' Spence, 35, was discovered on Court St S.   (CBC)   MORE:   Man charged    


MONTREAL - Sebastien Ross-Blanchette, was assaulted by 3 men on de la Montagne St around 4am July 22.  He died of his injuries in hospital on Aug 11.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Police looking for 3 men

Woman charged

THUNDER BAY - Police have charged Kirsten Faith Wesley, 20, with second degree murder, after the body of Leslie Noah Moonias, 20, was found on the front lawn of a residence on McKellar St.  (CBC)   MORE:   Woman charged 


REGINA - Police were called to a house in the 1700-block of Montreal St. Mackenzie Parker Keshane, 19, was confirmed dead at the scene.   (CTV)  MORE:   Death was homicide    Death declared homicide  


VAUGHAN - Police said that Silverio Feola, 23, was declared dead at the scene.   (CTV)   MORE:   3 suspects  


CALGARY - Frank Dwayne Blomme, 55, died from a gunshot wound.    (Sun Media)   MORE:   Homicide    Shooting


SAINT-HYACINTHE - Maxime Labrecque, 34, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Isabelle Lavoie.   (CBC)  MORE:   Ex charged   Woman killed 

Victim identified

STEWIACKE - Brad Gouthro, 57, was hitchhiking from Cheticamp to Dartmouth when he was killed in a hit-and-run on Highway 102 Sept 2.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Pedestrian killed   

New trial

TORONTO -The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that Thomas Dupe may have been convicted in the murder of Denna Smith, 52, because of hearsay evidence that the Crown failed to prove was trustworthy enough to use in trial.   (CP)   PREVIOUS:   R V Dupe 2011 ONSC 5683   Woman stabbed  


NEWMARKET - Ying Chun (Annie) Li, 36, was last seen by family members on June 12.  York Regional Police have said that the investigation has led them to believe that Li is deceased.  Jiarui (Jerry) Tang, 21, has been charged with manslaughter.  (CP24)   MORE:   Charged 


LA ROMANA - A 15-year-old girl has admitted fatally stabbing John Verne Ward, 81, at his home in the coastal town of La Romana on Aug. 24. (AP)   PREVIOUS:   Canadian stabbed   Canadian killed    Body found   


TORONTO - Police said Kiesingar Gunn, 26, was driving away from a bar at around 4am when he noticed a friend was involved in a fight.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victim identified   Shooting   Not believed to have been targeted    Homicide 

Police seek person of interest 

DARTMOUTH - Police found Rickey Walker, 48, behind John MacNeil Elementary School.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Identified   Shooting    


REGINA - Tanner Kaufmann, 37, died at the scene. Colby Nicholas Heid, 19, appeared in court on a charge of impaired driving causing death.   (CTV) 


WEYMOUTH NORTH - Lynda Anne Comeau, 63, body was found in her Weymouth North, NS home.  (CBC)   MORE:   Death ruled a homicide   Suspicious death


KAMLOOPS - David Albert Miller, 54, is accused of killing Debra Novacluse, 52, whose body was discovered on Aug 27 at the Super 8 motel.   (Kamloops This Week)   MORE:   Arrest   

Victim identified

CHILLIWACK - Diane Kathleen Johner, 52, was fatally wounded in a double shooting shortly before 8pm on Friday, in the area of the 48000-block of Chilliwack Central Road.  (CTV)   MORE:   Police looking for info   Woman identified   Shooting  


THUNDER BAY - Otis Perkins was stabbed in an altercation in the Limbrick St Housing Complex at about 03:00am Friday morning. A 14-year-old male has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.  (Net News Ledger)   MORE:   Youth arrested    Stabbing  


TORONTO - Police have identified the 2 people found dead as Peria Stachow, 44, and her daughter Sarah 'Lisa' Stachow, 6.    (Whitby this week)  MORE:   Identified   Murder-suicide   2 suspicious deaths   Possible murder-suicide  

Street racing charges

NEW HARBOUR - RCMP have charged Brian Robert King, 30, and Steven Ryan Mercer, 29, with street racing causing death.  The charges stem from July's crash that killed Hannah Thorne, 18.   (CBC)   MORE:   Men charged with street racing   


COTE FN - RCMP was first called to the Cote First Nation on Aug 13 where Hillary Cote, 20, was pronounced dead.  RCMP arrested Morgan Cote, 34, and charged him with second-degree murder.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man charged    

Canada wide warrant

CALGARY - Dean Commanda began serving a 9-year, 6-month sentence in Feb 2007.  He had been convicted in the manslaughter death of Chad Largy, 22.  He was granted statutory release last Nov.   (CBC)   MORE:   Warrant issued  


CALGARY - Family members identified the victim as Calvin Timothy Brooker, 57.   (CTV)   MORE:   Victim identified   Homicide investigation 

Guilty plea

HALIFAX - In June 2014, the NS Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for Clarence Michael MacLeod in the death of his girlfriend, Roxanne Page, 48.   (CBC)


EDMONTON - Edward Kyle Roberts, 31, broke into the home of Joao Nascimento, 93, and Maria Nascimento, 81, and allegedly killed them with the knife.    (CBC)   MORE:   Charged   Suspect's history   2 suspicious deaths

Roommate charged

LONDON, ON - Nathan Deslippe was found dead inside his downtown London apartment over the weekend and William Joles was charged with killing his roommate.  (Sun Media)  MORE:   Charged

Woman shot

TORONTO - Peggy Ann Smith, 61, is the victim of a fatal shooting.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Victim ID'd   Suspects sought

Suspicious death

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - RCMP said Brett Sandney, 20, death was suspicious.    (CTV)  


ST CLEMENTS - Glenn Kraemer Bauman, 43, of Valleyview, AB, had been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Linda Daniel, 47, and her daughter Cheyenne, 13.  Linda and Cheyenne Daniel were last seen in July 2011.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man faces charges   Charges  

Publication ban lifted

TORONTO - The victims of a triple homicide outside a home on Lawndale Road have been identified as Susan, Alexander and Christopher Ryan.  Brett Ryan, 35, faces 3 charges of first-degree murder.   (Toronto Star)    MORE:   Victims   Charged   Crossbow killing   Crossbow attack 


TORONTO - John Ignagni, 33, was pronounced dead by paramedics when they responded to a call to the parking garage at 954 King St W 12:30pm Sunday.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Victim identified   Biker ties  

Man admits killing

WHITEHORSE - A man, charged in the 2015 death of Christopher Brisson, has admitted he killed Brisson.  But Darryl Sheepway, 38, has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. He claims to have been drunk at the time.  (CBC)   MORE:   Charged   Police investigating    Body found   

Bystander dies 

MONTREAL - Jean-Libord Jeanty, 76, died of his injuries.  Chayanne O'Neill Peralta-Garcia, 22, was charged with manslaughter.   (CTV)  MORE:   Man dies   

Son charged

BAKER-BROOK - Johnny Albert, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father Gordon Albert, 46.  (CBC)  MORE:   Body found   Man charged 


HALIFAX - Tylor Donovan McInnis, 26, body was found in the trunk of a stolen black Honda Civic.  Shawntez Neco Downey, 24, Daniel Romeo Downey, 18, Nicco Alexander Smith, 25, Judson Lemar Falls, 34, and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges.  (CTV) MORE:   Body in trunk   Homicide 


OTTAWA - Police have identified Omar Rashid-Ghader, 33, as the victim in the fatal shooting at the Sentral Night Club Sunday morning.  Ottawa police are looking for Mustafa Ahmed, 28, in relation to the shooting.   (CBC)   MORE:   Suspect named    Police ID'd suspect   Suspect believed to be in GTA


BRAMPTON - Police found the victim Michael Narine, 82.  Gregory Narine, 57, was taken into custody.  (Global)    MORE:   Suspect charged   Son accused

Shooting tied to robbery

MONTREAL - Francois Cardinal, 36, is accused of the first-degree murder of Boris Ricourt.    (Montreal Gazette) PREVIOUS:   Shooting   


CALGARY - Police were called to Valley Side Apartments at 322 1 Ave NE for a check on welfare and discovered the body of Frank Dwayne Blomme, 55.   (CTV)   MORE:   Shot to death   Shooting   Homicide  

Impaired charge

BIG RIVER - Stephen Lalonde, 43, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.   Sharon McMahon, 50, has been charged with failure to stop and remain at scene.  (Global)  MORE:   Charged in hit-and-run    Charges 

Guilty plea

YELLOWKNIFE - Beverley Anne Villeneuve pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in the death of Archie Paulette, 67, June 8, 2015.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Woman charged  


MONTREAL - Youness Aithaqi, 27, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of Joseph Sarikakis, 45.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged     Killed outside his new home 


ATIKAMEKSHENG - Edward Devin Boyce Glaue, 19, faces 2 counts of second-degree murder.  Dylan Laboucan, 17, and Gory Grey, 19, disappeared on July 23 from the trailer where they lived.   (CBC)  MORE:   Charged   Suspect arrested   Shot   Missing found dead 

Cold case arrests

VANCOUVER - The provincial unsolved homicide unit said that 2 men, who were underage at the time and cannot be named, were charged with murder in the death of Mission resident Joshua Bowe, 21.  Bowe was reported missing in Nov 2010.  (Global)  MORE:   2 charged   Murder charges 

Husband charged

TORONTO - Dan Reil, 56, the husband of Kathy Plytas, 56, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Brother of victim shocked

Woman charged

PUSLINCH - OPP say Katelyn Lindsay, 24, of Cambridge, ON, was killed in a head-on collision around 10am on July 16 in Puslinch.  Harvy Panchal, 27, of Toronto, has been charged.  (CP) 

Men charged

NORTH RIVER - Suspects in Dale Porter's death has been charged with second-degree murder.  Daniel Leonard and Al Potter were charged with second-degree murder.  9 others were arrested and charged with drug trafficking and participating in the activities of a criminal organization.   (CBC)  

Charges upgraded to first-degree

Charged with first-degree murder

Men with gang affiliations arrested

Vikings MC affiliated with Hells Angels

Bikers, OC, murder all linked

Homicide arrest


DNA evidence breakthrough 

Hit-and-run murder charge

EDMONTON - 2 men have been charged in fatal hit and run that killed former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo.  Anthony Gestschel, 23, is charged with second-degree murder.  Jordan Wagner, 21, is charged with being an accessory after the fact.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run victim identified   Jimmo hit-and-run victim   Ryan Jimmo 


COURTENAY  - Mike Simard, 42, has been charged with 2 counts of murder.  One of the victims is Leanne Kelly who rented the home at 2345 Urquhart Ave.  She was the ex-girlfriend of Mike Simard.  Kelly's friend Gord Turner was the second victim.  (CHEK)  PREVIOUS:   Double homicide   2 dead   Double homicide   2 in custody      

Impaired charge

TORONTO - The driver of Civic, identified as a 23-year-old female, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Leroy Coore, 57, is facing impaired driving causing death.  (CP24)

Victim named

KELOWNA - Police have identified the man murdered on Hein Road.  Benjamin Cory Virgint, 35, was found shot to death in his home.   (Castanet)  MORE:   Victim identified    Homicide  


PERTH, ON - OPP charged Andrew Kravchenko, 22, in connection with the Aug 7 death of James 'Jake' Laverdure, 45.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Identified   Victim 


CALGARY - The victim was Louie Angelo Mojica, 27, a man who was known to police.  (CTV)  MORE:  Shooting   Targeted attack   Shooting   Fatal shooting  

Body found

MORLEY - The body of Kori Wesley, 21, a resident of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, was found Sunday, Aug. 7.  Tylen Tray Poucette, 20, was arrested.  (Global)   MORE:   Charged   17-year-old arrested    

Vehicle rollover

BLOODVEIN FN - Abwii Giizis Kennedy, 14, and Blossom Asia Dunsford, 13, died after a vehicle rolled over.  There were 9 kids, all under the age of 16, in a truck that was stolen.   (CBC)   MORE:   Regrets    


HAMILTON - Police have charged Wayne Bell, 66, with the death of Marilyn Mitton, 65.  (Hamilton Spectator)  MORE:   Arrest in apartment fire   Stabbing death 

3 charged

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH - Paul Connolly, Kyle Morgan and Calvin Kenny have been arrested and charged in the abduction and killing of Steven Miller.   (CBC)   MORE:  Background of accused


REGINA -  The deceased man has been identified as Abdisalam Dahir Nur, 27.    (CBC)   MORE:   Homicide   Police investigating 


MONTREAL - Jean-Luc Legault, 56, was killed early Sunday morning in Saint-Eustache.  MORE:   Father murdered   Suspicious death

Body in dumpster arrests

WINNIPEG - Garnet Walter Williams, who was found dead in a dumpster in early August  Jeremy Lee Allen, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder.  Miranda Nancy Leclaire, 32, and Lyle Barrow, 30, were charged with manslaughter.  Police said Jennifer Kelly Hall, 25, and a 56-year-old man, were previously arrested and charged with indignity to a human body.   (CTV) 

3 more arrested

Police seek tips
Police identify body
Body ID'd  

Police ID victim

VAUGHAN - Adam Colucci, 35, was struck in front of the Pinecrest Motel at around 11:25pm.  (CP24)  MORE:   Identified   Hit-and-run 


TORONTO - Kevaughn Morgan, 21, was killed in an 'ambush-style' attack at an address on Rushley Drive at Lawrence Ave E.   (CBC)  

Life sentence

LONDON, ON - Jeremy Gubbels was handed 2 life sentences for the murder of his parents, Susan and Mario Gubbels.  Gubbels, 28, pleaded guilty to the 2014 murders of his parents in Warwick Township.  (CTV)  MORE:   Sentenced   25 years    I hope you suffer    Guilty plea   Parents murdered


THUNDER BAY - Brent Donio, 18, was killed outside a Windsor St housing complex just after midnight.  A charge of second-degree murder has been laid against Clinton Nicholas Netemegesic, 26.  Police had previously arrested Cecil Todd Matinet, 18.  (TB News Watch)   MORE:   2 charged   18-year-old dead

Now a homicide

EDMONTON - An autopsy revealed the man, identified as Donald Doucette, 51, died as a result of blunt abdominal trauma.  Sheldon Russell Bentley, 35, is facing charges of manslaughter and robbery.  (CTV)   MORE:   Security guard charged  

Shooting victim succumbs

EDMONTON - Daniel Holly, 34, who was injured in a shooting, succumbed to those injuries.  Dagmawi Admasu, 27, and Tysean Wawryk, 21, are each facing a number of charges, including first degree murder.   (CTV)   MORE:   Victim dies, 2 suspects charged 

New charges

BRAMPTON - Prithvi Randhawa, 22, is now facing 3 counts of impaired driving causing death.    (CP24)   MORE:   Impaired charged   Driver was drunk   Driver charged  


CHEMIN SCOTCH - The body found in a remote wooded area has been identified as Marielle Portelance, 30.  (CBC)   MORE:   Deemed homicide   Suspicious death  


WINNIPEG - Police found Kingston Paul, 20, with a gunshot wound.  Erskine Ruggles, 61, was arrested and charged with manslaughter.   (CBC)  MORE:   Homicide investigation launched 


WATSON LAKE - Travis Dennis, 22, has been charged with second degree murder, and dismembering a body.  The court has ordered a ban on publishing the name of the deceased.   (CBC) 

Hit-and-run charge

TORONTO - Steven Doyle, 27, was standing on the west side of George St at around 5:45pm when according to police, the van 'drove onto the sidewalk and deliberately struck the man.'  Ayubullo Mohammad-Duad, 21, of no fixed address, is charged with first-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)


Murder charge

Man charged


Victim identified

Homicide investigation

Video shows suspect


TORONTO - Stephen Russell, 58, was stabbed following an altercation inside a rooming house on Charles St E.   (CP24)   MORE:   Victim identified  


OTTAWA - Jeremy Mack, 36, has been identified as the victim.   (CBC)   MORE:   Homicide victim     Victim was in witness protection

Victim identified

TORONTO - Abdirizak Hersi, 20, the driver of the bullet-ridden car, and another man that police believe to be his cousin, were both rushed to hospital, where Hersi was pronounced dead.   (CBC)   MORE:   Police release name   Victim identified  


PIERCELAND - Cynder Robinson, from Taber, AB, was involved in a physical altercation at a house party.  Brandy Arnelle Benson, 21, from the Big Island Lake First Nation was arrested and charged with manslaughter.  (CBC)   MORE:   Charges laid 


LETHBRIDGE - Paramedics found 9-month-old Austin Wright in cardiac arrest. The child was rushed to hospital where he later died.  Tyler Brian Hogan was charged with one count of second-degree murder.  (Global)  

Baby homicide

Baby slain

Death a homicide

Blunt force trauma

10 years

SASKATOON - Catherine McKay had pleaded guilty to 4 counts of impaired driving causing death in connection to the collision that killed parents Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst, and their 2 children, Kamryn and Miguire.  (CTV) 

Community concerns

Correctional needs to improve communications

Sent to healing lodge

Guilty pleas

Pleads guilty

Family identified  

Impaired driver charged

THORNLEA - Jane Newhook, 83, was killed when her car collided with another vehicle.  George Malcolm Whalen, 67, is facing charges including impaired driving causing death.  (CBC)   MORE:   Driver in custody   Driver charged  

Charge in homeless fight

TORONTO - Levon Jolen Gammon, 43, of no fixed address, has been charged with manslaughter.  The victim has been identified as Paul Crombie, 50, of no fixed address.   (CBC)  MORE:   Fight death   Charge  


PELICAN NARROWS - Attempts to resuscitate Jordan Bedard, 19, from Sandy Bay, SK, were unsuccessful.  RCMP arrested Brett Napoleon Michel, 19, and charged him with second-degree murder.   (CTV) 

Man charged after body found

SHAMATTAWA - Police got word that a local fisherman had found a body in a nearby river. Police confirmed it was a missing 37-year-old woman.  Police charged Philip Miles, 37.  (CTV)  MORE:   Man charged  

Farm shooting

BIGGAR - Colten Boushie, 22, from the Red Pheasant FN, died before emergency crews arrived.  RCMP have charged Gerald Stanley, 54, with second degree murder.   (CBC) 


Farmyard shooting

Murder charge laid

Our peoples are not equal

Racist and hate-filled comments

Not guilty plea  


GATINEAU - Police were called to a Gatineau home June 15, 2010 after reports a 15-month-old child was dead.  The cause of death was never determined but now police say new technology and a review of the case has allowed them to determine the child died of a 'non-accidental' fatal head injury.   Tyler Hunt, 29, has been charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  MORE:  Accused of manslaughter   

Teens charged 

TORONTO - Kareem Deerr was stabbed during an altercation involving 2 groups of people at the Scarborough Centre Station at around 9:20pm Friday.  Desmond Lincoln Williams, 18, is charged with second-degree murder.  A 14-year-old boy  is charged with manslaughter.   (CTV)   MORE:   2 charged   2 arrested   Identified   Stabbing at station   Teen killed 

Body found

CALGARY - Police have charged Edward Delten Downey, 46, with 2 counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Taliyah Leigh Marsman, 5, and her mother, Sara Baillie, 34.  (Global)   MORE:   New details   Career criminal   Amber Alert   Mom found dead

Search for suspect

ONOWAY - Casey Potts and Sharisse Monkman were with Glen Allen Abbott before he died.  The 3 of them attempted a robbery.  Monkman was arrested on robbery charges, and Potts is wanted on second degree murder of Abbott and robbery charges.  (CTV)   MORE:   Search for wanted man    Homicide 


WINNIPEG - Police have issued an arrest warrant for Geordie Douglas Wood, 22, a man wanted in connection with the homicide of Cyril Quentin Weenusk, 26.  (CTV)   MORE:  Wanted arrested at Remand Centre    Identified   Serious incident


HERSCHEL - Carol King's ex-partner, David Caissie, 53, has been charged with first-degree murder and indignity to human remains over her death in 2011.   (CBC)   MORE:   Missing woman found dead   Remains are King's   Remains found  

Body found

ST JEAN BAPTISTE - RCMP were called to the apartment on Caron St and found the body of a 54-year-old woman.  Danny Vanoosten, 56,  was arrested at the scene and has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Murder   Found dead   Charged


CALGARY - Tyler Sanderson, 24, was located and transported by ambulance to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Lori Ann Heavenfire, 34, has been arrested and charged.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Woman wanted   Victim ID'd

Victims identified

WINNIPEG - Campbell, 51, and John McKinnon Bendon, 61, both died after the three-storey house caught fire.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victims named    Fire deliberately set   

Woman charged

PUKATAWAGAN - Leah Castel, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder after a 21-year-old man died.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Homicide probed

Possible murder-suicide

PONTEIX - RCMP were called to the Ponteix town dumpsite.  There, police say officers found 2 dead male adults.  One of the men found dead was Mike Kucik.  (Global)     MORE:   2 dead   2 men found dead   

Parking lot dispute

MIDLAND - Corby Stott, 29, was taken to Hospital where he died.  Jason Heffernan, 25, was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder. (PostMedia)   MORE:   Man dies after being hit by a car 

Victim ID'd

KELOWNA - Rita Maria LeHockey, 48, died suddenly at about 1:45am July 2 at a home in the 800-block of Cawston Ave.  (Castanet)   MORE:   Police identify victim    Suspicious death   Woman found dead    


EDMONTON - Warren Todd McLeod, 47, died on Feb 3, 2016 of injuries he incurred in a March 18, 2015 attack.  Police arrested Joelle Reich, 47, and charged her with manslaughter.  (Global)   MORE:   Woman charged 

Father charged

LANGHAM - Robert Major, was the driver of a pickup truck involved in a collision that killed his 2 sons Theodore Cardinal, 9, and Brenden Major, 4 and his girlfriend Kimberly Oliverio, 26, near Langham, SK on Feb. 22, 2016.  (Global)   MORE:   Charges laid 

2nd man charged

WINNIPEG - Joshua Evans, 24, was charged.  Martin Archie Flett, 22, was charged with second-degree murder.  James Edsel Tucker, 45, was found stabbed in the Furby St apartment.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Name change   Man charged   Charges 

Homicide declared

EDMONTON - The remains have been identified as Gamtesa Muhamed, 21, reportedly last seen in his north Edmonton neighbourhood on Sept 7, 2014.  (Sun Media)   MORE:   Remains identified   Remains missing man 


OTTAWA - Police were called to an apartment in the 200-block of St Andrew St shortly before 4am Sunday, after reports Tarique Leger, 19, had been shot.  (CTV)   MORE:   Shooting   Teen shot dead   Victim identified    


LAVAL - Mitchell Robert Cousins, 29, was arrested for the killing of Ferdinando Belmonte, 22, on June 28.   (CP) MORE:   Suspect arrested   Homicide   Murdered    Victim not known to police    Identified  


SAINT JOHN - Police have identified the victim of a homicide as Tammy Boratynec, 43.  (CBC)   MORE:   Police release identity 


TORONTO - Police in India allege Pawandeep Kaur is beind the 'contract killing' of her husband, who was stabbed to death.  Jaskaran Singh, 38, was lured to a remote area and stabbed to death in March.  Police arrested 4 men in connection with the Canadian citizen's death.    (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Woman accused of arranging hit

Plea deals

SAULT STE MARIE - In 2011, Wesley Hallam was fatally stabbed at a house party in Sault Ste Marie.  He was then decapitated and dismembered.  Ronald Mitchell, Dylan Jocko and Eric Mearow pleaded guilty to manslaughter and offering an indignity to a human body.    (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Anatomy of a knife fight 

Woman charged

TALLAHASSEE - Katherine Magbanua  was charged with second-degree murder.  Luis Rivera, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He and his co-accused, Sigfredo Garcia, were paid to kill Dan Markel in 2014 because the academic's ex-wife allegedly wanted full custody of their 2 children.   (CBC)  

2nd man charged

Final morning

Murder tied to ex-wife's family

Man arrested


More arrests likely

Murder for hire plot  

Grandparents charged

CALGARY - Eneas Emilio Perdomo, 5, was taken to Hospital on July 10, 2015 with injuries that family members claimed were due to numerous accidents.  Allan Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo were arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with Perdomo's death. (CTV)  


Grandparents charged

Homicide investigating

Family being questioned

Death deemed suspicious

Boy just arrived in Canada 


TORONTO - Friends identified former pro skate boarder Justin Bokma and bartender LeFranc Matthews as the 2 men killed in a shooting.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:   Victims ID'd    Victims remembered 


MONTREAL - Boubacar Bah, 24, is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with a shooting on Jan 11, 2014.   Ali Husain Jean  was shot and killed in an apartment on Sherbrooke St. near 29th Ave.  (CTV) 


WHITBY - Matthew Coussons, 29, was charged with second-degree murder after walking into a police station in Oshawa and claiming something had happened to his girlfriend, Kristina Bennett, 25.    (Durham Region)   MORE:   Identified    Accused of murdering fiancee   Man charged   


EDMONTON - Police say Randy James Munian and another suspect approached the armoured truck guards, pepper sprayed them and demanded cash.  Munian was shot while facing the guard, who is unlikely to face criminal charges.  (CBC)   MORE:   Suspect identified    Police identify suspect  

Impaired charge

WOODSTOCK, NB - Whitney Esther St. Pierre, 21, is facing impaired driving charges in connection with a crash that killed Emma Pearson, 16, and seriously injured 5 other people on July 5, 2015.  (CTV) 


MEDICINE HAT - Barbara Holmes, 51, was charged with aggravated assault.  The man, identified as her husband John Holmes, later passed away from his injuries.   (Medicine Hat News)  MORE:   Upgraded charges      

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