Friday, July 19, 2019

VPD investigating ‘suspicious sudden death’

Vancouver police are investigating what they call a suspicious death at a business in a south-side neighbourhood. Police were called to McIver’s Appliance Sales and Service on East 69th just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a half hour before the 55-year-old store was set to open. (The Province)

Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl in Ireland

DUBLIN - Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder, after luring a schoolgirl to a derelict house in Dublin last year before she was sexually assaulted and killed. (CNN)

Costco shooting in Corona leaves one dead, three wounded

One man has died and three other people were injured Friday evening in a shooting inside a crowded Costco store in Corona, police said. Officers responded to a report of gunshots about 7:45 p.m. and entered the store to find four people injured, Corona police said. (Los Angeles Times)

Driver who mowed down woman gets 7 years

TORONTO - What a horrible waste of two young lives. Brilliant University of Toronto student Emma Leckey is dead and Rylan Balappa-Lawes, the young drunk driver who mowed her down, is sentenced to seven years in prison. (Toronto Sun)

Toronto cop killer seeks parole

In less than three weeks, the parents of Toronto Police Const. Todd Baylis will travel to Abbotsford, B.C. for the parole hearing of Clinton Junior Gayle — the convicted crack-dealer and illegal immigrant sentenced to life in prison for the 1994 shootings that claimed their firstborn and nearly killed his partner, Michael Leone. (Toronto Sun)

‘Terrible deeds:’ German ex-nurse convicted of murdering 85 people

A former nurse who put patients into cardiac arrest because he enjoyed being able to resuscitate them was convicted Thursday of 85 counts of murder, making him what is believed to be the worst serial killer in modern German history. (CBC)

German politician shot dead

German investigators have revealed that a popular regional political leader found dead in his garden was killed by a bullet fired at close range. They have launched a criminal inquiry into the death of Walter Lübcke, the 65-year-old head of the regional council in the city of Kassel. (BBC)

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)

America’s deadliest serial killer admits to more Ohio murders

Samuel Little’s serial killer roadshow rolled into Cleveland as more unsolved slayings were pegged to the most prolific monster in U.S. history. The 78-year-old was indicted Friday for the murders of two women in northern Ohio. (The Province)

Homicide unit investigating two deaths in northwest Calgary

The Calgary police homicide unit is investigating an incident in the city’s northwest after two people were found dead Friday morning. Officers were called to Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Drive N.W. around 9 a.m. They cordoned off the Stoney Trail bridge above the Bow River, where the homicide team, medical examiner and police investigated a grey Mazda seen parked with its hazard lights still flashing. (Calgary Herald)