Friday, August 23, 2019

Police homicides by the numbers

Police officers across the country handle some of the most dangerous situations in our society on a daily basis. Since 1975, a total of 284 police officers have died on the job. Of these, 101 were homicide victims, while 88 were killed in vehicle accidents. (CBC)

Ex-Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ sentenced to life in prison for 1993 murder

BOSTON –  Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was unrepentant Thursday as he was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner, declaring that the "real story" will come out one day. (Fox News)

Discovery of man’s body in Toronto alley deemed a homicide

TORONTO - The discovery of a man’s body in an alley near Queen and Saulter Sts. on Friday is now the city’s 84th homicide of the year. (Toronto Sun)  

Boy told to clean room, shoots grandmother, kills self

PHOENIX - An 11-year-old Litchfield Park boy shot his grandmother before turning the gun on himself after refusing to clean his room Saturday, officials said. (AZCentral)

Charges laid after 2-yr-old killed by snake venom

NORTH VANCOUVER - Charges have been laid nearly five years after a two-year-old Aleka Esa-Bella Scheyk Gonzales was poisoned and killed by snake venom in North Vancouver. (CBC News)

Neurosurgeon pleads guilty to wife’s murder

TORONTO - It came horribly late, but wife killer Dr. Mohammed Shamji has finally spared at least one female in his life. On the eve of his trial for the first-degree murder of his physician wife, Elana Fric, the Toronto neurosurgeon entered a surprise guilty plea to the lesser count of second-degree murder — and so his oldest daughter won’t have to testify against him and describe the final horrific moments of her mother’s life. (Toronto Sun)

Winnipeg Police investigate 20th homicide of the year

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating the city’s 20th homicide following an assault early Sunday morning, almost matching the 22 murders from last year and on pace to exceed the 41 of 2011. (Winnipeg Sun)

Two youths charged with first degree murder after Calgary man goes missing

CALGARY - Two youths have been charged with murder of man whose body was found on the outskirts of the city. (Calgary Sun)

Witness in high-profile Russian Mafia bribe case shot dead

MOSCOW - A key witness in a bribery case that has brought down several of Moscow’s senior crime-fighting officials has been shot dead in his car outside St. Petersburg. (Moscow Times)

Well known artist found murdered near Whistler

WHISTLER - A well-known B.C. artist is at the centre of a disturbing kidnapping and murder. (Global News)

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