Saturday, March 28, 2020

First degree murder charges laid in shooting death of former Winnipeg football player

A Winnipeg man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a former Winnipeg football player at a South Pointe neighbourhood townhouse last November. (Global News)

‘No body, no parole’:How the killing of an elderly couple led the push for a new Canadian law

Lyle and Marie McCann were taking a road trip. It was the summer of 2010 and the two seniors, just a few weeks shy of their 58th wedding anniversary, had set out in their motorhome from their home in St. Albert, Alta., to visit Chilliwack, B.C. (Toronto Star)

Mom confessed to killing three children

PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home, authorities said Tuesday. The 22-year-old mother, whose name has not been released, "has admitted to harming her three children, which caused their demise," Sergeant Mercedes Fortune told reporters outside the home. (CBS)

VPD investigating homicide in Gastown

VANCOUVER - Police are investigating what they call Vancouver's third homicide of 2020, after a 45-year-old woman was found deceased inside her home early Sunday morning. (CTV)

Vancouver police investigating homicide in Cineplex parking lot

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A man has been found dead in a car, in the parking lot of a popular mall in Vancouver. The Vancouver Police Department says the victim was found Saturday night around 8:30 at the Marine Gateway Cineplex near Southwest Marine Drive and Cambie Street. (News 1130)

Severed head of Dublin teen discovered inside burning car in suspected gang hit

DUBLIN - A manhunt is underway after the severed head of a missing teen was discovered inside a burning car and other body parts were found in a park in a suspected gangland hit. (New York Post)

Mexican cartel murders bride at altar during her own wedding, kidnaps groom

A Mexican bride’s happiest day turned into her last, after the gang rivals of her brother burst into her wedding and shot her dead. Her husband-to-be was then kidnapped by cartel hitmen who sped away in vans. (National Post)

Mother charged with murder of 11-year-old

Police in Thunder Bay say the victim of the city's New Year's Day homicide was an 11-year-old boy, and his mother is charged with murder. Thunder Bay police on Thursday confirmed the victim, whose identity has yet to be publicly released, was the son of 34-year-old Courtney Marie Labelle, who has been charged with second degree murder and aggravated assault. (CBC)

Suspected shoplifter in Halifax wanted for murder in Texas

A man arrested as a shoplifting suspect in Halifax on Monday is wanted for a homicide in Texas, say Halifax police. Derek Cameron Whisenand, 28, was arrested Monday afternoon, Halifax Regional Police said in a news release. They responded to a shoplifting report at a business in the 200 block of Chain Lake Drive in Bayers Lake at about 12:45 p.m. The suspect fled an arrest attempt on foot and was followed by officers who arrested him at about 1:15 p.m.  (Halifax Chronicle Herald)

Teen, 19, kills ‘pedophile priest who abused him’ by ramming a crucifix down his throat

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him. Alexandre V., who is alleged to have been abused by the priest, attacked the 91-year-old Catholic Roger Matassoli at the holy figure's home in Agnetz, Oise, northern France. (Daily Mail)