Friday, June 5, 2020

Son charged with killing mother in Squamish townhome

A 21-year-old former child actor has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying Tuesday of his mother at their Squamish home. Ryan Grantham was taken into custody in Vancouver, Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Friday. (Vancouver Sun)

L.A. serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” found dead in his prison cell

Convicted serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., also known as the “Grim Sleeper”, was found dead in his prison cell, as reported by NBC News.Franklin, 67, was found unresponsive in his cell in California’s San Quentin State Prison and pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Saturday. The state’s corrections department said the cause of death wasn’t immediately clear and there were no signs of trauma. (National Post)

DNA leads to arrest in 1978 butchering of Buffalo woman

The blood in the freshly fallen snow led detectives to the mutilated body of Linda Tschari. It was Feb. 8, 1978 and Buffalo was in the grips of a blizzard. Now, 42 years later, cold case cops say they’ve busted 19-year-old Tschari’s killer. (Toronto Sun)

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)

Scarborough murder was a terrorist act: source

Evidence uncovered at the scene of a grisly murder Friday night in Scarborough prompted the crown to prosecute the crime as a terrorist act. (Toronto Sun)

Man charged with first degree murder after fatal hammer attack in Scarborough

A 30-year-old man has been charged after a woman was fatally struck with a hammer in Scarborough Friday evening. Emergency crews were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Havenview Road, west of Markham Road, just after 7 p.m. for a possible medical complaint. (CP24)

Langley murder victim shot in front of his kids in Chuck E Cheese parking lot

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday that 42-year-old Ravinder Singh Sandhu was found shot inside his vehicle with his two young children in the backseat around 9:30 p.m at the Langley Crossing Shopping Centre at 6339-200 Street. (The Province)

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)

Girl found dead with dad a murder victim?

THORNHILL — From the way she talked about her daughter, it was clear the reality of the little girl’s death had not yet sunk in. Until mom Jennifer Kagan started to look at the pictures of Keira’s short life. Then came the tears. (Toronto Sun)
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Man gets life for murder of Abbotsford officer

A B.C. police officer who worked tirelessly to create a positive, caring and fair-minded version of policing was shot from behind in the very uniform he tried to redefine, his wife says. (The Province)

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