Sunday, September 25, 2022

California man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder

A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrestof a new suspect. (Fox News)

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)

2 arrested after 19-yr-old’s body found in field near Trois-Rivieres

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of 19-year-old Ophélie Martin-Cyr, whose body was found in a field in Yamachiche, west of Trois-Rivières, Wednesday.
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Samuel Little most prolific serial killer in U.S. history

The FBI said Sunday that Samuel Little, who has confessed to more than 90 murders in the span of 35 years, is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history after analysts were able to verify 50 confessions so far as part of an ongoing investigation into his past crimes. (Fox News)

Murder the new normal in most Toronto neighbourhoods

Rohan Rose casually dropped the pen onto the courtroom floor. Rohan Rose casually dropped the pen onto the courtroom floor. Then he looked up at murder victim Ephraim Taylor’s sister and made a throat-slashing gesture. (Toronto Sun)

Texas man decapitated mother’s body, police say

A Denton man used a hacksaw to cut off his mother’s head in her apartment earlier this month before he fled to Oklahoma, according to Denton police. Her head was not found in or around the apartment, but a shopping cart containing various cleaning supplies was near the apartment, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram late Thursday. (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)

Murder charge laid in 1993 Vancouver cold case

Police in B.C. believe they have finally cracked the cold case of a Vancouver woman murdered over a quarter-century ago. Vicki Black was 23 years old in March 1993 when her body was discovered, wrapped in a bedsheet, in a dumpster in the 2000-block of East Hastings in Vancouver. (Vancouver Sun)
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Two arrested after fatal overnight shooting in Surrey

Two men have been arrested after a man was shot dead in Surrey early Friday morning. Shortly after midnight Thursday, Surrey RCMP were called out to a fight in the 1600-block of 160 street. (The Province)

Homicide detectives investigate two deaths in N.W. Calgary home explosion

CALGARY - Homicide and arson detectives are investigating after a house fire led to the discovery of two people dead and another in life-threatening condition. (CTV News)

Man shot dead outside Ancaster home was targeted:Police

HAMILTON - A Hamilton real estate agent murdered on his doorstep late Thursday may have been collateral damage in a gangland settling of accounts. (Toronto Sun)
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