Friday, June 5, 2020

Mom found guilty of 2nd degree murder in deaths of two daughters

MONTREAL - Adele Sorella has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of her two daughters. The jury had been deliberating since Wednesday, tasked with reaching a verdict on the five options Superior Court Justice Sophie Bourque gave them in her final instructions earlier that day. (Montreal Gazette)

Woman shot in Chilliwack identified by homicide detectives

A woman shot in Chilliwack on Tuesday has been identified by homicide detectives as 42-year-old Christine Denham. (The Province)

Man shot at Kamloops hotel in January believed to be uninvolved bystander

KAMLOOPS - Rex Gill, a Summerland father of four, was shot dead in what police are calling a “targeted” shooting amid drug wars plaguing Kamloops, but a close friend said there’s no way Gill was involved in anything criminal. (The Province)

Police investigate death of 11-yr.-old girl in Amber Alert

TORONTO - A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he'll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. (CBC)

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

QUEBEC CITY - Quebec City mosque killer Alexandre Bissonnette will spend at least the next 40 years in prison — a sentence that stunned a Muslim community that expected a harsher punishment. (Montreal Gazette)

Eight murders for the price of one

TORONTO - Serial killer Bruce McArthur’s punishment for murdering eight men is exactly the same as if he’d killed just one: life without eligibility for parole for 25 years. (Toronto Sun)

Woman who denied she was killer for hire now admits murder

MONTREAL - A woman who once claimed she was forced into falsely confessing to a murder because she felt cornered by an elaborate sting operation by the RCMP now admits she did carry out the murder for hire. (Montreal Gazette)

Man killed in overnight shooting in downtown Toronto

TORONTO - A man was shot to death outside a night club in downtown Toronto overnight Friday, according to police. Officers were called to an address near the corner of Queen Street E. and Parliament Street shortly after 1:50 a.m. for multiple reports of gunfire. (CBC)

Body found in suitcase identified as missing Westchester woman

A woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn. was identified on Thursday as a missing 24-year-old from Westchester, police said. Valerie Reyes was last seen on Jan. 29 and reported missing the next day when she didn’t show up to work. (New York Post)

Man pleads guilty to Coquitlam double murder

VANCOUVER - A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend and a friend of hers who was visiting from Israel. According to search warrant documents, at the time of the July 2015 slayings, Maurio “Mo” Salehi had recently broken up with Iryna Gabalis, 56, and was upset that her friend, Dmitri Faktorovski, had arrived in Vancouver. (Vancouver Sun)