Sunday, August 9, 2020

Man’s death after assault a homicide, persons of interest sought

EDMONTON - The death of a 38-year-old man Wednesday has been deemed a homicide and Edmonton police are looking for five people as part of the investigation.(Edmonton Sun)

Rape suspect freed from jail amid COVID-19, allegedly kills accuser

A Virginia rape suspect was released from jail over coronavirus concerns — and then shot dead his accuser, authorities say. (New York Post)

Saudi ‘Tiger Squad’ assassins tried to enter Canada to kill dissident :U.S. Lawsuit

EDMONTON — A Saudi dissident and former spymaster, exiled in Canada, was hunted by a squad of assassins from his homeland, less than two weeks after a Saudi team butchered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, says a lawsuit filed in the United States. (National Post)

Tenant killed landlord with a sword over rent dispute

HARTFORD - A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord with a sword after being told he had to move out because of overdue rent, Hartford police say. The Hartford Police Department responded to a 911 call Saturday morning from the landlord, Victor King, who said that his roommate Jerry Thompson, 42, had been "waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing manner" amid a rent dispute, according to an arrest warrant filed by Hartford detectives.(CTV)

IHIT identifies man found dead in a burned vehicle

Homicide investigators have identified the man whose body was found burned in a vehicle fire earlier this week in Burnaby as Randy Joseph Chan, 23, of Coquitlam. Chan's remains were found inside the vehicle on Wednesday by an ICBC investigator. (CBC)

Burned body of man discovered in Burnaby tow yard

For almost a week after Burnaby Mounties responded to a vehicle on fire on July 22 the SUV sat with an undiscovered body in the back seat in a local tow company’s yard. Only when an ICBC investigator arrived to check out the burnt-out vehicle Wednesday were the human remains found inside and homicide investigators called in. (The Province)

‘He’s pure evil’: Man with 230 felonies charged in gruesome triple Florida murder

A career criminal with more than 200 felonies under his belt is among three people charged in connection with the grisly triple-slaying of best friends in Florida late last week. Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released chilling footage from a Dollar General store in Frostproof, Fla., that was shot about 10 minutes before the fatal ambush on July 17. (Vancouver Sun)

Body believed to be Martin Carpentier found in Quebec

SAINT-APOLLINAIRE - After a manhunt that stretched over 12 days, it appears Martin Carpentier has been found dead. The Sûreté du Québec said it had found the body of a man in the area of Saint-Apollinaire around 7 p.m. Monday evening “following information given by a citizen.” The land search for Carpentier had been abandoned by the police over the weekend. (Montreal Gazette)

U Conn murder suspect arrested after six day manhunt

A suspect in two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut has been arrested in Maryland after a six-day manhunt, authorities said. Peter Manfredonia, 23,was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Hagerstown, Maryland, Connecticut State Police tweeted. (CNN)

Jamie Bacon to be tried for murder in Surrey Six case

Eileen Mohan went to her son Christopher’s grave on Thursday to light a candle after learning there would be a new trial for a man charged in the Surrey Six slayings.(The Province)