Friday, December 2, 2022

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)

Three dead, 4 children rescued in apparent murder-suicide

The Lakeland Police Department said it received a call at 5:30 p.m., prompting officers to respond to the house in under five minutes, said the local news outlet. In a statement, Capt. Ed Cain said the children are all under ten years old and were found inside the home when officers around at the scene. They are in “safe hands,” Cain added. (Breitbart)

Border patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women, kidnapping a fifth

LAREDO, TX - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found about  2 a.m. when state troopers tracked him to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck. (Fox News)

Neurosurgeon pleads guilty to wife’s murder

TORONTO - It came horribly late, but wife killer Dr. Mohammed Shamji has finally spared at least one female in his life. On the eve of his trial for the first-degree murder of his physician wife, Elana Fric, the Toronto neurosurgeon entered a surprise guilty plea to the lesser count of second-degree murder — and so his oldest daughter won’t have to testify against him and describe the final horrific moments of her mother’s life. (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)

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)

Fifth man accused in doorman’s murder may have fled to Iraq

HAMILTON - Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Hamilton man in connection with the 2016 murder of Vincenzo Lofaro outside a city nightclub. Police want Saim Miro, 24, who they say left the country before he could be arrested and is believed to be in Kurdistan in northern Iraq. He is wanted for first-degree murder. (The Spectator)

Mexico arrests ex-cop known as ‘The Mute’ in massacre of nine members of Mormon family

Mexican authorities have arrested a suspect over the massacre of nine members of two Mormon families in a November, 2019 attack on a dirt road at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, the BBC reports. (The Province)

Media absent in Mississauga shooting

On May 29 a shooter walked into the Chicken Land restaurant in Mississauga.  When the shooting stopped five people were shot, one fatally. The Peel Regional Police Homicide squad is handling the file. They have named three suspects: Anand Nath, Naqash Abbasi, and Suliman Raza (pictured). Two of the suspects were subsequently arrested and charged, but Nath tried to flee, boarding a flight to Montreal. He ultimately turned himself in and was flown back to Mississauga. Peel Police have since charged him with first degree murder as well.  Now you’d almost think that this sort of shooting attack would attract a lot of media attention. But it didn’t. Unless you’re a voracious news consumer, it’s likely you never heard of any of this.  I scoured the internet to find information about this incident but had precious little success.Tom Quiggan has been following this story on his excellent podcast The Quiggan Report. But where’s the mainstream media? The shooting victims were, all but one, members of the same family which operated the restaurant. Naim Aki, 25, was killed in the shooting rampage. His dad, 56, Jihad, mom Rania, 44 and brother Daniel, were also shot but not fatally. A shot was fired at the 13-year-old sister Sandra, but fortunately missed.  A 58-year-old male employee of the restaurant was also shot.  The victims were members of the Lebanese Druze community while the suspects are Sunni Muslims.  It looks like the shooting was targeting the family and appears to have been a bid to eradicate them. Why? Well,...

Serial killer Dellen Millard will have to serve 75 years before parole eligibility

A judge has sentenced Dellen Millard to a third-consecutive life term, who was found guilty of killing his father. In September, Justice Maureen Forestell found Millard guilty of the first-degree murder of Wayne Millard, whose death was initially ruled a suicide. (National Post)

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