Sunday, January 26, 2020

Canadian values need to be protected in justice system

Last week, the Parole Board of Canada granted a five hour temporary escorted absence to Tooba Yahya, the native Afghanistan woman convicted of participating in the murder of her three daughters and her husband’s first wife in 2012. (True North)

North Vancouver woman showed up drunk at court to face drunk driving charges

A North Vancouver woman who drove drunk to her court hearing on drunk driving charges has been handed a three-year driving ban and a $2,000 fine. Deborah Gail Reynolds was handed the sentence by Judge Bryce Dyer after Reynolds pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to having a blood alcohol level over .08 within two hours of driving. (Castanet.net)

Secret hearing for Crown appeal of Jamie Bacon murder trial stay

Two years after a judge stayed a murder charge against Jamie Bacon, the Crown’s appeal got underway in a secret hearing before B.C.’s highest court on Monday. (The Province)

Surrey man with 50 convictions gets 5 1/2 years for possession of loaded gun

Curtis Alexander Homeniuk, 39,  was arrested on Jan. 26, 2018 after RCMP were called to his home at 8915 140 Street following a 911 call. When police conducted a “safety” search of the residence, they found a man bleeding heavily and arranged to have him taken to hospital. (Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver fentanyl sentence a joke

In the past few years we have been inundated with information telling us we are in an opioid crisis that is causing hundreds of sudden deaths across the country. The bulk of which, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada is caused by fentanyl which amounts to about 82% of all opioid overdoses according to their latest statistics. (True North News)

Vancouver fentanyl trafficker with 69 prior convictions gets nine years in jail

A man who was convicted of possessing fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a loaded firearm has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (The Province)

Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

Ex-Dallas police officer found guilty of murder for killing neighbour after mistakenly entering his apartment

DALLAS - A Dallas jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty on Tuesday of murder when she accidentally walked into a neighbor’s apartment thinking it was her own and shot him dead as he ate ice cream. (National Post)
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    B.C. man who killed his wife and two daughters sentenced

    KELOWNA -  A man who murdered his wife during an argument about his drinking then took his daughters to church before smothering them was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole. (The Province)

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