Wednesday, August 4, 2021

NXIVM leader found guilty on all counts

NEW YORK - Nxivm founder Keith Raniere has been found guilty on all counts for running the upstate sex cult in which women were branded like cattle and forced to have sex with him. (New York Post)

After 18 years in prison, Hells Angels hitman can begin to apply for parole

A long legal battle involving a hitman for the Hells Angels came to a close Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court when lawyers agreed that Dean Daniel Kelsie can now begin applying for parole. Kelsie shot and killed Sean Simmons in the lobby of an apartment building in north-end Dartmouth, N.S., on Oct. 3, 2000. Kelsie was one of four men who took part in the killing. (CBC)

Driver who mowed down woman gets 7 years

TORONTO - What a horrible waste of two young lives. Brilliant University of Toronto student Emma Leckey is dead and Rylan Balappa-Lawes, the young drunk driver who mowed her down, is sentenced to seven years in prison. (Toronto Sun)

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon’s murder plot trial

VANCOUVER - After deliberating for two and a half days, the jurors deciding the fate of Jamie Bacon told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge Saturday that they were deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. (The Province)

NXIVM leader held woman in bedroom for two years, ex-lieutenant testifies

“Of all the things that I did in this case and all the crimes that I admitted to, this was the worst thing I did," Saltzman said, holding back tears. "What can I say? I kept her in a room for two years and I didn’t go visit her. And when I did, I wasn’t even kind.” (The Daily Beast)
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  • Killer of Calgary mom, daughter sentenced to 50 years in prison before parole eligibility

    CALGARY - Double-murderer Edward Downey must serve a minimum 50 years behind bars for the slayings of a Calgary mom and her young daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday. Justice Beth Hughes agreed with Crown prosecutor Carla MacPhail that Downey’s conduct called for consecutive periods of parole ineligibility on two counts of first-degree murder. (Calgary Herald)

    NYPD officer hired hit man to kill her husband, young girl: court documents

    NEW YORK - Isaiah Carvalho Jr. woke up Friday hopeful that his life was about to turn a corner. Instead, he was told that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, had been plotting to kill him all winter. (National Post)

    ‘Slave master’ recounts horrifying details of relationship with Nxivm lader

    NEW YORK - A top Nxivm “slave master” recounted on Friday her 17-year relationship with leader Keith Raniere — and how he manipulated her with sex and empty promises of having children together. (New York Post)

    Supreme Court Justice attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety

    OTTAWA - Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon says that his sudden disappearance last week, which triggered a police search, was the result of a long battle with depression and anxiety and a recent change in medication. (CBC)

    Ex-NXIVM member: Keith Raniere tried to ‘break’ female ‘slaves’ in alleged sex cult

    NEW YORK - Several female members of an alleged New York-based sex cult, including Smallville actor Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group’s leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday. (Global News)

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