Tuesday, May 24, 2022

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

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)

Prosecutor who fixed tickets to please cop boyfriend given house arrest

A regional prosecutor who illegally fixed traffic tickets to please her police officer boyfriend has been given a three-month conditional sentence for breach of trust and attempted obstruction of justice. (Toronto Sun)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping U.K. bail

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison on Wednesday for jumping bail in Great Britain in 2012. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited near the maximum sentence of one year because of the seriousness of his offence. (CBC)

British judge rejects U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange

A British judge on Monday rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (CBC)

94-yr-old former Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

MUENSTER, Germany - A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.(New York 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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    Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million out of Nike

    NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. (Reuters)

    Military witness in the Mark Norman case needs protection – that tells you a lot about National Defence HQ

    OTTAWA - In December the court heard a bombshell that appears to give that theory some legs. One witness called by Norman’s lawyers to testify revealed that his superior officer, a brigadier general, told him that Norman’s name was deliberately not used in internal Department of National Defence files — meaning any search for records under the Access to Information law about Norman would come up empty. (Ottawa Citizen)

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