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Man charged

THORSBY - A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after a 61-year-old man was shot and killed during an alleged altercation at a house party.  Vincent Desmond Kakakaway has been remanded into custody.  The dispute led to 61-year-old Bruce Carstairs getting shot, and he died as a result of his injuries.  (CTV)

2nd man charged

In July 1999, 24-year-old Scott Barnett died at Millhaven Institution.   An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide.  Phillip Vince, 52, who was a Millhaven inmate at the time Barnett died, was arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder.  The OPP also arrested James Maclean, 34, in Peterborough and charged him with first-degree murder.  (CTV)  



'This was no honour killing'

BRAMPTON - Kamikar Singh Dhillon claims he killed his daughter-in-law because he suspected she was going to leave her husband and disgrace the family.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea   Killer 'ruined our family'   Father-in-law charged   Woman ID'd  

SUV victims identified

CALGARY -  Byron Gray was at the wheel, and his nephew Ryan Gray was in the passenger seat, when a police officer tried to pull the SUV over.    (CTV)   MORE:    Fatal crash   SUV-house crash  

Death probed

CALGARY - Police undertook a manhunt for Guifen Liu, 61, after family reported her missing from the home in the 300-block of Varsity Estates Grove NW.  She was found in "medical distress" still inside the home by a family member. She died of her injuries after she was taken to hospital.  PREVIOUS:  Homicide investigation   Suspicious death


KELOWNA - The youth convicted in the death of 16-year-old Ashlee Hyatt at a house party in Peachland 2 years ago was sentenced to a year-and-a-half of custody.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Guilty   Accused found guilty   Manslaughter conviction   Stabbed at a house party



Suspect arrested

BOLTON - Police have arrested Savario (Sam) Lucia Jr in connection with the murder and dismemberment of Morris Conte.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Man charged  Victim named   Scene a message


KENTVILLE - Adam William States, 26,  is charged in the death of Antonio Ryland Pinch 3.  The boy died at his home in North Kentville on May 8.  (CBC)


Appeal for tips

TORONTO - Justice Ferrigno, 16, was killed in the area of Bathurst and St. Clair Avenues around midnight after becoming involved in an altercation at a park near Hillcrest Junior Public School.   (CTV)   MORE:  Victim identified   Police identify stabbed teen   Victim stabbed    Police seek suspect

'She is a good mother'

ST BARNABE SUD - Less than 24 hours after her infant daughter was mauled by a husky, an ashen-faced 17-year-old girl was charged yesterday with manslaughter in the gruesome death of her 3-week-old daughter.  PREVIOUS:  2 charged  

Guilty pleas

VICTORIA - Two teenagers pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of 18-year-old Kimberly Proctor, whose badly burned body was found under a bridge on the Galloping Goose Trail in March, admitting in chilling detail to planning and executing her rape and murder.  

Kimberly Proctor

Murder runs in the family  

Charges laid

2 arrested

RCMP Kimberly Proctor investigation

Victim said she was bullied online



Victim had violent past

ST JOHN'S - Daniel Edward Borden, 26, was known to police in Halifax where he was wanted on a conspiracy to commit murder charge. It's alleged he was one of three men involved in the attempted killing of notorious Halifax drug figure Jimmy Melvin Jr.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Victim ID'd   Gangs

Sent to prison

RENFREW - A man who stabbed his spouse has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Dugald Jamieson, 49, was on probation for assaulting the same woman, Carol-Ann Brunet, at the time of the May 2010 stabbing.  PREVIOUS:  Man charged



2 charged

LA LOCHE - Matthew St. Pierre, 29, died after he was shot in broad daylight on a main street in the northern village.  Curtis Randall Eklund, 26, and Richie Keanan Herman, 18, are charged with second-degree murder.  

Jail for deadly driving

KELOWNA - Damian De Ciantis, 30, was driving erratically and speeding down Benvoulin Road in February 2007 when he lost control and struck two pedestrians.  Kim Black, 51, was tossed nearly 60 metres on impact and died at the scene.  


Death a homicide

CALGARY - Anto Slikso was discovered in the 100 block of Panatella View NW.   The 58-year-old was found in a home under construction. It's believed he was in the house painting at the time.   (CTV)   MORE:  Homebuyers find body 

Guilty verdict

TORONTO - A jury found devout Christian Patrick Barrett, 41, guilty of second-degree murder in the bizarre bludgeoning death of Lucita Charles, 27, his girlfriend in May 2010.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Man admits killing   Suspect turns himself in   Police arrest suspect   Mother slain



Manslaughter plea

OTTAWA - Safeolah Fizeeli pleaded guilty to manslaughter for stabbing Hassan Al-Khazaali with what one witness described as a tire iron at a west-end gas bar in April 2007. (QMI) 

Victim identified

EDMONTON - A man who was killed after being hit by a truck and dragged 27 blocks has been identified as Brian Bone.   PREVIOUS:  Struck pedestrian dragged  



Guilt plea

TORONTO - Joey Shepherd can’t remember when he savagely knifed his former common-law wife Ayan “Denise” Osman to death at her Rexdale home and then tried to kill himself.  Shepherd attempted suicide by laying across the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 near Dixon Rd in the early morning hours of June 29, 2010 while Osman was bleeding to death at her apartment.   (QMI)  


Charges laid

Boyfriend charged

Restraining order didn't work

Hwy reopens

Hwy reopens after stabbing

Crash may be connected



Picture of domestic violence 

EDMONTON - Police say Jeanne Cathleen Heard's death is considered to be a homicide.  Dwayne Poirier's death has been ruled non-criminal, and the cause of death is also still trying to be determined.  Craig Huber and Brad Winter were also found dead in a house located next door to the one that exploded.  Police say those deaths have been ruled a homicide.  (CTV)


Danger signs

Police treating deaths as suspicious

Search for blast victims 


Retired judge guilty

QUEBEC CITY - Retired Quebec judge Jacques Delisle was found guilty of murdering his disabled wife.  Delisle, 77, is believed to be the first Canadian judge to stand trial for murder. He will automatically receive a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.  Delisle's wife, 71-year-old Marie-Nicole Rainville, was found dead in the couple's Quebec City condo on Nov. 12, 2009, with a .22-calibre pistol at her side.   (CTV) 

Judge guilty   

Mistress testifies  

Son testifies   

Wife couldn't have shot herself  

Judge on trial for murder

Steps to ensure impartiality

Case has challenges

Mercy killing?  

Retired Judge charged  




TORONTO - A Toronto woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death while he was driving was found not guilty of second-degree murder.  Melissa Lewis, 25, admitted fatally stabbing Jermaine Gillespie, 25, while he drove her, their 6-year-old daughter and father in the city’s west end on May 29, 2010. (Toronto Star)  MORE:  Lewis talks about her acquittal   'Open court' doomed   Witness comes forward   Police urge witness to come forward   Man stabbed

Arrest made

HAMILTON - Six months after William Staples, 67, and Rhonda Borelli, 36, were last seen at a local convenience store, their decomposed bodies were discovered under a heavy tarp in the flat bed of Staples’ pickup truck, which was parked at Pearson airport.  Hamilton police arrested 47-year-old Mark Staples, of Dundas, Ont., on first-degree murder charges.   (Toronto Star)  



Plea to manslaughter

PRINCE ALBERT - Jacob Worm pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 4 stabbing death of Daniel Richard Wolfe.  5 other men have been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing.  Wolfe was a high-profile member of the Indian Posse.   (CBC)  

Foster mother charged

EDMONTON -  Christine Laverdiere, 34, appeared briefly in an Edmonton courtroom to face one count of second-degree murder in the killing of a 21-month-old girl.  MORE:  Foster mom charged   Foster child's death a homicide   Police to investigate death as homicide


6 years

BELLEVILLE - Brandon Gray, 26, was sentence in the beating death of Bradley Van Diepen, 27 at a Tweed, Ont., campground in 2010.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Charge down graded   Man leaps at son's accused murderer   Beaten to death   Deadly assault

Landfill search comes up empty

WEYBURN - After four days of digging through rain-soaked trash in a vain attempt to find the remains of a newborn baby, Weyburn police have halted the search of that city's landfill - but not the investigation.  PREVIOUS:    Mother charged



4th person sought

TORONTO -  Detectives say Egbert Boothe, a concert promoter also known as “Jah’b” or “Jahbible,” was at his home on Sheppard Ave W St with two other men when three armed suspects burst in.  During the altercation on the 15th floor balcony, Boothe either jumped, fell or was pushed over the railing to his death.  (CityNews)  


Egbert Boothe

Death a homicide  

Man was murdered  

Mystery woman may be a witness  

Man falls to death during home invasion



Gang evidence

TORONTO - Mitchell Celise, 17, was fatally shot in the back on a residential street in Toronto.  A  jury began deliberating to consider whether Lavare Williams, 21, and Chael Mills, 23, were responsible for the brazen May 3, 2010, killing on Winona Dr.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Jury convicts   1 arrested, 1 wanted   Victim identified   Teen shot    

Pair charged

FORT ST JOHN - A convicted drug dealer has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Fort St. John dad Joshua Lequiere.  Andre Paul Dupas, 31, was charged and remanded into custody alongside his alleged accomplice, 28-year-old Pamela Joy Moore.  PREVIOUS:   Arrests made   2 arrested  



Manhunt ends in suicide

TORONTO - Turkish media is reporting Riza Cosa, 29 has ended his own life rather than face justice back in the US for the death of his wife, Winsome Angela Perez, 45, and in Canada for the disappearance of Hatice Corbacioglu, 33, his girlfriend.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Missing in love triangle   Foul play

Dad charged

MONCTON - Anthony Linfield, 25, was charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life.  Paramedics and the Caledonia RCMP were called to a home in Havelock on Jan. 8 after Dakota Linfield, his 23-month-old daughter, ingested methadone.  (CBC)



FORT ST JOHN - Teddy Luo, 14,  was riding his bike with a group of friends when he was struck at an intersection. He died later in hospital.  PREVIOUS:  Hit & run

Murder charge

SASKATOON - James Lee Busch, 33, is charged with the murder of Sandra Marie Ramsay, 41.  Her body was found in a downtown dumpster.  (CBC) 



Homicide investigation

MELITA - The death of a 65-year-old man in Melita is being investigated as a homicide, said RCMP.  Officers identified the victim as Francis Melvin Renwick, 65.   (CTV)  MORE:  Teen charged   

House arrest

BRAMPTON - Makhan Singh Lachhar’s actions were “callous and cowardly” the day he struck and killed Mandeep Bhagtana with his cab and then fled,  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run



Suspect in court

MONTREAL -  Mario Romain, Cinthia Toussaint's ex-boyfriend and the father of her three-year-old son, was arrested and faces a charge of first degree murder.   (CTV )  MORE:  'Important witness'   Corpse found

Son faces charges

WINNIPEG - A 68-year-old man from the RM of Dufferin is dead, and his son is facing charges, after the truck they were riding in rolled over at about 10pm on Saturday night.  The man who died was the passenger in the vehicle and his son, a 37-year-old man from Winnipeg, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, police said.   (CTV)




TORONTO - Police now have a suspect in the killing of Rose Liu, a 61-year-old woman who operated a dry cleaning business in Scarborough on May 10.  (CTV)   MORE:  Woman a suspect   Family speaks out   Woman sought  

Guilty pleas

TORONTO - Four people have pleaded guilty to manslaughter following a 2009 explosion that left one man dead.  The name of the victim, a 22-year-old Toronto man, has not been released.  (CityNews)


Suspect in custody

THOMPSON - A 49-year-old man assaulted outside of a Thompson hotel in the afternoon of May 20 had died from his injuries.  Donald Timothy Massan of Thompson was charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:  Assault death

Pregnant shop keeper stabbed

HAMILTON - Elham Dashtirahmatabadi, 31, succumbed to her injuries in hospital.  Police were called to the High Times Book Store at 187 King Street East around 2pm by customers. (CityNews)



Suicide by collision?

MONTREAL – If his writings on the social networking website are any indication, Denis Philippon, of Boisbriand, may still have been reeling from a split with his ex-fiancé about a month ago when he was seen driving erratically Monday afternoon before the collisions on Hwy 165 southbound in Plessisville

15 years

MONCTON - Raymond Joseph White, 65, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the 1995 deaths of Mary Lou Barnes, 37, and her 12-year-old son Larry William Mills Jr., found dead in their home in British Settlement, on Nov. 6, 1995.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Guilty plea    Man charged in 1995 double slaying  



Woman charged

MERRITT - A 39-year-old Merritt woman, Janice Nielsen has been charged with the murder of her 56-year-old husband Tracey Charters aka, Two Feathers, also of Merritt BC.  (Merritt News)  MORE:  Husband stabbed

Crown stays murder charge

REGINA - Jodie Lynn Bryantt, 21, died May 22 after being shot in the head.  Two other youths involved in the shooting have already pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Teen killer gets 3.5 years   3 teens charged   Victim named   Shooting

Apparent love triangle

SOMMERFELD - Mounties confirmed Monday that Brandy Lenton, 35, was shot to death in the home she shared with a man, identified by relatives and friends as Jerry Ginter, in Sommerfeld.  The 63-year-old homicide suspect, Melvin John Nickel, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his workplace in nearby Altona later the same day, RCMP said.  (QMI)     MORE:  Suspect left note  Murder-suicide     Slaying, suicide shock quiet towns  


EDMONTON - Robert James Fletcher, 52, was charged with first-degree murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a 1981 homicide of 33-year-old Gerdina Kruidbos.  Court of Queen's Bench Justice Doreen Sulyma acquitted Fletcher of those charges.  (CTV)   MORE:  Man acquitted   Fletcher acquitted    Cold case charge    


Suspect links recent shootings

WINNIPEG - The first shooting occurred when two gunmen sprayed a Toronto Street home with bullets killing Kyle Earl, 16, and wounding Byron Cook, his 13-year-old friend.  The 19-year-old, a friend of the victims, was armed with a gun and chased and shot at the suspects on Agnes Street in retaliation, police allege.   (QMI)  

Targeted gang attack

Teen dies

Shooting victim dies

2 young girls shot



Rise & fall of an Asian mobster

TORONTO - The body of Quang Lu, a 'dai lo' or gang leader, was pulled out of the water after Toronto homicide detectives were mysteriously led to the spot.  Lu, 47, known as Hak Quai Ming, had humble beginnings as an errand boy for a Vietnamese mob boss in the 1980s. (QMI)

Police ID body

Body ID'd

Body missing man

Body in a barrel

Body in barrel identified

2 in custody

DARTMOUTH - Police said two 18-year-olds showed up at a police station just before noon - about 14 hours after David Alexander Julien, 15, was abandoned in a wrecked car.  (CBC)


TORONTO - A jury found honour student Kareen King guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Kurt “Buck” Azeez inside the Scarborough Town Centre.  (QMI)

Mounties fear mistaken identity

CRANBROOK -  A man and a woman who were shot to death in their home may have been mistaken targets in a burgeoning drug war.  The victims were identified as Leanne Laura MacFarlane, 43, and Jeffrey Todd Taylor, 42.   Mistaken identity   Shooting  

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Lucy Muthoka, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, after the more serious charges of criminal negligence causing death were dropped.  On June 29, 2008, two pedestrians, William Halcrow, 57, and James Ross, 58, were killed after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Donald St and St. Mary Ave.   (CTV)  



2nd murder

TORONTO - Edward Scheniman pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of second-degree murder in the June 17, 2009, killing of Jimmy Anderson.  He was denied parole 5 times after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the August 1990 killing of fellow drifter Stanley Simon George, 27, in the CN Rail Danforth yard.  (QMI)

Murder charge

MONCTON - Stephen Patrick Maguire was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Moncton woman.  Maguire, 44, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Friday to be charged in the death of Deborah Gunn, 45.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man turns himself in   Suspicious death    Person of interest named

Guilty plea

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Jesse Douglas McCullough instead pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.  Court heard McCullough was driving a 1989 Ford Mustang with the headlights off about 7pm on Nov. 7, 2008 when he hit 84-year-old Louie Mekkes as he was walking across a Portage la Prairie street.  (QMI)

Suspect surrenders

TORONTO - Sheronnie Thomas, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder.   Devonte Gondwe-Prosper, 15, also known as “Bug-zee,” was shot in the face around 2am when he answered the door of an apartment.  (Toronto Star)  MORE:  And yet another publican ban   Arrest warrant   Warrant issued   Teen shot in doorway


2nd man charged

REGINA - Roland Ruest, 44, was found dead in his home on April 6.  RCMP said that a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after turning himself in to police in Medicine Hat.  That followed the arrest earlier in the week of a 19-year-old man.  (CBC)  

Arrest made

SACKVILLE - Raymond Joseph White, who is currently incarcerated in BC, has been charged with two counts in the deaths of Mary Lou Barnes, 37, and 12-year-old Larry Mills Jr.   Their bodies were discovered in their British Settlement home on Nov. 6, 1995.(CBC)  MORE:  Man charged in 1995 murders

Murder charge

LLOYDMINSTER - RCMP say the charge is in relation to a Jan. 24 house fire in Lloydminster which claimed the life of Irene May Brown, 69.  Police say months of investigation provided them with enough grounds to make an arrest against Nelson Beverly Brown, 69.   (CTV) 

Not criminally responsible

BRAMPTON - Luke Armstrong, 18, pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder to the April 30, 2010, slaying of his mother Krystina Armstrong, 54, in Caledon, Ont.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Son charged   Son charged   Woman slain, not crash victim   Woman was murdered


MONTREAL - A jury has found Whoody Aristilde guilty of the second-degree murder of a rival gang member in St. Leonard in 2007.  Aristilde, 22, was deemed responsible for the death of Gabriel Dominique, 24.  (CTV) 

Murder trial with a twist

Witness confesses

Witness claims to be the real killer



Double murder

PRINCE GEORGE - Micheal James Bartley, 36,  has already been charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Owen Thompson and attempted murder for the stabbing of a 48-year-old woman.  A day after Thompson, a 48-year-old Prince George man, was discovered dead at a farm in the Clear Lake Saw Mill area southwest of the city, RCMP found a second male body in the woods nearby.   (CTV)   MORE: 2nd victim identified   Death now double homicide  


MONTREAL - The charred remains of Yvon Leblanc were found inside the trunk of his torched Mercury Cougar car, discovered in a Longueuil industrial park in May 2008.  The 47-year-old man was identified through his dental records, and police later confirmed he was killed inside his apartment building on Séguin St. in Longueuil.  Authorities arrested a 59-year-old man, his 32-year-old daughter and 29-year-old son, all in connection to Leblanc's death.  (CBC)


1 year

VICTORIA - Michael Groves was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of Ariana Simpson in October.  (CBC)  

Guilty plea

CRANBROOK - Jonathon Christopher Weisbrodt, 28, changed his plea to guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bryan Allan Harvey.  (CTV)  

Man accused of killing brother

BONNVVILLE - RCMP say the accused, Barry Lyzun, 54,  told officers that his brother had died at their family home after taking his prescribed medication.  Police say their investigation led them to believe the death of Terry Lyzun, 48, was suspicious.   (CTV) 

Beaten with dumbbell

MONTREAL - A 59-year-old Montreal man is dead after he was beaten with a dumbbell in his home on the weekend.  Robert Brassard died overnight from Saturday to Sunday after the vicious attack in his Hochelaga-Maisonneuve home.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man dead after assault  



Man charged

MONTREAL -  Police took Matthew Barry, 33, in for questioning hours after Wilson McLean. 59. was declared dead at a city hospital.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Man found beaten to death

$150K reward

DARTMOUTH - Police are offering $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Dartmouth woman's killer.  Rachel Joy MacQuarrie was last seen on Sept. 25, 1997, in the Halifax area and was reported missing two weeks later.    (CBC)



Family mourns

WINNIPEG- The body of Catherine Gastador, 23, was found inside her condo in the 800-block of Preston Ave by her father.  (CTV)  MORE:   Slain woman filed protection order   Suspicious death   Death a homicide

Charges laid

STONY MOUNTAIN - Raymond Gaspard Chartrand, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Sheldon Anthony McKay in May 2006.   (CTV)

Suspect charged

WINNIPEG - Police have charged Joedy Joseph Lavallee, 27, with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Jordan McIvor, 19.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Man killed


FORT MCMURRAY - Abdinasir Abdulkadir Dirie, 19, was found dead in an apartment on MacDonald Ave on April 21.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Somali-Canadian killed 


12 years for manslaughter

MONTREAL - A Montreal man who kicked and punched a young woman to death three years ago on the West Island has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  James Gould, 25, has also been declared a long-term offender for beating Karina Esquivel to death in 2007.  (CBC)   MORE:  12 years

Arrest made

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a 21-year old father of three.   Emergency crews found the victim, Ronnie Kakegamic lying on a curb bleeding heavily.   (CTV)  MORE:  Suspect held   Arrest no comfort for family   Dad stabbed   Victim avoided 'reckless' car 

Manslaughter charge

WINNIPEG - Ricky Martin Lathlin, 34, died after being attacked at the Gilbert Park housing complex.  Police said Jonathan Boyer, 25, of Winnipeg was arrested and charged. They said another man, aged 26, was arrested and was being held in custody.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Man killed in attack  

Not guilty

WINNIPEG - Jeremy Botelho had been on trial for the 2010 death of Kelly Clay, 18.  Botelho admitted during the trial to punching Clay in an incident at the Nor-Villa Hotel bar, but said it was in self-defence.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Bar punch   Assault victim dies



12 years

LONDON, ON - Genevieve Reed was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for beating and stabbing her mother Karen to death in a drug-addled rage, on April 20, 2010.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Woman held in mother's death  

Son charged

PONOKA - Police say a semi tractor unit was being driven out of a building when the male driver struck a female.  The victim, Shirley Hinkley, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police have now charged her son Blair Jason Hinkley, 36, with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV)



LAVALTRIE - The body of Eric Hamelin,39, and Lucille Martel, 43, have been found.  In all likelihood, Eric Hamelin would have shot his wife before turning the gun toward him. He even shot his dog. (Cyberpresse)  PREVIOUS:  2 bodies found

Suspect charged

NEEPAWA - Robert Patrick Ray Morand, 21, of Neepawa had been charged with second-degree murder.  Officers were called to a home in Neepawa around 4am and found Brent Michael David Bialkoski, deceased at the scene.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Shooting

Dangerous offender

BARRIE -  Christopher McDonald, 39, was designated a dangerous offender.  The body of Corinne Burns, 29,  was found in some bushes near a public school on May 27, 2008, 2 days after she was killed.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Man charged

Charges laid

LEEDS - Gary Douglas, 46, died of head trauma shortly after he was brought to Brockville General Hospital.  Douglas lived at 43 Larue Mills Rd in Leeds, the same address listed for the accused - Louis Johnston.  (CTV) 



Teen arrested

KITCHENER - The 16-year-old stands accused of first-degree murder of Larry McDonald, a 49-year-old Kitchener man.  Shortly before 11pm, emergency crews arrived at an apartment unit on Green Valley Dr to find McDonald suffering from life-threatening injuries.  (CityNews) 

4 charged

NEWMARKET - Four suspects have been charged after a man was stabbed to death in a fight outside the Coconut Lounge nightclub in Vaughan, Ont.  Roger Samaroo, 26,  of Toronto was one of three men stabbed during the bar fight on March 20.   (CP) PREVIOUS:  1 dead, 2 injured   Stabbing

Guilty plea

WINNIPEG - Darren James Hall pleaded guilty in a fatal incident in which a victim was struck in the head with a bottle in March 2010. The victim, Garth Isfeld, died hours later in hospital.  (CTV)   MORE: 

1 more year in jail   Family demands answers   Paramedics parked down the street   Dad dies after party assault  

2nd man charged

KINGSTON - Ryan Joseph Matte, 35, of Kingston, Ont., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Allan Mott.  David Pereira Amorim, 30, is also charged in Mott's death. Amorim lived in the same building as Mott.  (CBC)  MORE:  Police charge 2nd person   Charge laid   Body found a homicide

6 years

OSHAWA - Jacques "Junior" Amakon, 20, stabbed Michael "Biggie" McDonald to death in a fight at a bus stop near Paul Dwyer high school on March 30, 2010.  McDonald was 16 at the time.  Amakon was charged with second-degree murder, but a jury found him guilty of manslaughter.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Guilty of manslaughter   Accused bullied by victim   Charges laid   Teens watch

Arrest made

QUEBEC CITY - Jean-Paul Bussières, 83, was found dead in his home on Route 281 North in Armagh.  Police found "traces of violence" on Bussières' body and his car was gone.  Provincial authorities in Ontario said they arrested a 49-year-old suspect driving Bussières' Hyundai in Chatham, Ont.  (CBC)  



Canadian arrested

SANTO DOMINGO - The suspect reportedly held Louise (Luisa) Nicole Gaudreault, 54, responsible for the death of a friend, who was electrocuted this winter while doing renovations at the woman's home. She was found dead in the bathroom of her ranch.   (Dominican Today)  MORE:  Canadian killed    Canadian woman slain

Vehicle found

TORONTO - Nanthi Dharmaratnam, 25, was run down, allegedly on purpose, in the parking lot of the Terraview Learning Centre at 1641 Pharmacy Ave.  Seran Kasilingam, also known as “Kutty Shawn”, is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for second-degree murder.  (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:   Canada wide warrant   Warrant   Fatal hit-&-run




SAINT-ANDRE - Autopsies revealed Vernon and Rita Michaud, both 70 years old, died as a result of gunshot wounds.  The investigation by RCMP Major Crime North and the District 10 RCMP showed Vernon shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious deaths


CALGARY - Family and friends of Raminder Dhadda have mixed feelings about her killer, Samrat Dhuna, being deported to his native India.   Dhuna had been serving a 10-year sentence in Abbotsford and was recently granted day parole, which allowed immigration officials to begin deportation proceedings. (QMI)

Victim identified

TORONTO - Authorities were called out just after 10pm when they found 33-year-old Kevin Williams, known as “Lex” to his friends, shot in the head on the 10th floor of 4010 Lawrence Ave E.  (CityNews) PREVIOUS:  Body found

Blood trail

THOMPSON - Police followed the trail about 2 km along walking paths and snowmobile trails and found the body of a man later identified as 25-year-old David Riley Cook of The Pas.  Cary Spence, 24, of Thompson, was arrested. (QMI) 


WINNIPEG - Kyle McKay pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the November 2007 incident that left 30-year-old Delmar Young suffering a single, fatal stab wound to the heart.  MORE:  Fight over jeans lead to stabbing

Man charged in wife's death

WINNIPEG - The 61-year old suspect, known by family as Mike Kapsik, is charged in the  second degree murder of his 59-year-old wife, Ludmila Kapsik. (Global)   MORE:  Man held   Man facing charges

Woman charged

BRODERICK - Brigitt Blanchard, 39, of Broderick, SK, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death one week ago of Rick Murphy, 44.   (CBC)

Guilty of 2nd degree

WINDSOR - Richard Zoldi was found guilty of second degree murder for killing Jamaican drug dealer Troy Hutchinson on August 27, 2006. (CBC)      PREVIOUS:  Huard found guilty



Schizophrenia no defence

WINDSOR - Jeffrey Downs, 36, admitted he killed Leo Joseph Kearley by punching, kicking and stomping on his head in February 2008.  At issue was whether Downs should be held criminally responsible for the death, or if he were suffering from active symptoms of schizophrenia at the time of the attack.   (CBC)  

Edged weapon

LEAMINGTON A passerby discovered the body of Mohssen Tannous, 71, known to his neighbours as Max Aziz, early on the morning of March 7. Officers went on to discover the body of the man's wife, Hinda Tannous, 64, inside the couple's home.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Couple found dead  



Axe murderer jailed 13 years

TIMMINS, Ont. - A Timmins man who split his friend's skull "wide open" with an axe during deadly dispute was sentenced to 13 years in jail.  Ron Demers, 33, pleaded guilty in Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Timmins to manslaughter in connection with the June 4, 2008 slaying of Marc Veilleux, 42.  (QMI)

Guilty plea

TORONTO - Donald Sneyd, 50, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, saying he fired a single gunshot into Edyta Lewandowski’s neck on Feb. 25, 2008 in their matrimonial home.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man admits to killing   Surprise guilty plea   Ex-husband charged   Investigators seek clues

Wanted man arrested in Mexico

CALGARY - Pablo Rodrigo Russell, 34, was detained by officials in Mexico because he lacked proper documentation. He is wanted in connection to the killing of Serafino Virgilio, 57.   PREVIOUS:  Wanted  

20 years

BROCKVILLE - Jerry Hawley, now 40, was found guilty of manslaughter. Jamie Hawley, 41, died on May, 26, 2008 of pneumonia, starvation, and complications from infected bed sores. (QMI)  MORE:   Sentencing   Caregiver charged 

Charges laid

CALGARY - Clinton Richard Bruce, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.  Shaun Robert Elson, 32, was walking in the parking lot of the Big Easy on 32nd Street NE at about 7pm on Nov. 25 when he was struck by a Kia Sedona minivan moving at a high speed.   (CBC)  

Teen charged

WINNIPEG - A 16-year-old Manitoba girl has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a young man on the Little Grand Rapids First Nation.  Police identified the victim as Chris Owens, 22, and said an autopsy found he died of a stab wound to his chest.   (CBC) MORE:  Teen charged with murder   Homicide investigation



Teen found guilty

WINNIPEG - A teenager has been convicted for his role in a bloody house party ambush that left three people dead and another three seriously injured.  The 17-year-old was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. 

Teen guilty in triple homicide

Witness ordered to drive

3 arrested



Victim identified

CALGARY - The victim is identified as 40-year-old Dean Wilde of Calgary.   On March 17, 2010 police were called out to an alley in the 900 block of 43 Street SW.  Wilde and an acquaintance had been in a fight with two young men who then took off.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Alley fight   Man dies

Plea deal

WINDSOR - Yvenel Billy pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in a Windsor courtroom.  He was one of three men accused in the first-degree murder of Lucky Suites, 24, who died in June 2008.  Charges against Gytteau Nerestant and Zeike Nero have been withdrawn.  (CBC)  

5th suspect arrested

MONTREAL - A fifth man has been arrested - and charged with first-degree murder - in connection with an early-morning slaying last winter outside a bar.  Thomas Philippe Saulnier, 26, was arraigned in Quebec Court, following his arrest in Lévis near Quebec City, Montreal police said.  The victim was Dany Ouellette, 24.  PREVIOUS:  Teen accused   Teen charged 

Missing person now a homicide

VANCOUVER - A Squamish teenager who disappeared after leaving a house party on Bowen Island last year likely met with foul play.  Jodi Henrickson, who would have turned 18 last week, vanished in the early morning hours of June 20.  RCMP officials said that they have classified the case as a homicide.  (CTV)    MORE:  Let's find Jodi Henrickson  



Not criminally responsible

CALGARY -  Crown prosecutor said it was agreed by defence that Ranjit Singh killed Harinder Singh, 60,with a blow to the back of the head by a heavy blunt object such as a pipe or a golf club on Dec. 7, 2009. 

Suspect harassed by demon 

Son charged

Police charge man in dad's murder  

Man accused of killing his father 

Man dies   



Inmates sentenced to prison

TORONTO - 4 Don Jail inmates found guilty of killing Kevon Phillip 3 years ago will be sent back to jail.   Sentences of 2 to 4 years each for Abdifatah Mohamed, 23; Christopher Fearon, 29; Hussein Nur, 29; and Nathaniel Grant, 28.   (Toronto Star)

3rd man charged

Man charged

Code of silence blow 

Slain inmate faced deportation  

Don Jail victim identified 




7 years

READ -  Myles Hughes, 24, was sentenced to 9 years in jail minus 2 for time served.  This spring, Hughes was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 24-year-old Roy Mays Jr. Hughes was also convicted of aggravated assault in the wounding of 19-year-old Justin Coughlan, Mays’ cousin.  (CTV)   MORE:  9 year sentence   Man charged   1 dead 

5 years

CALGARY - Research scientist Shengjun An has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his wife after learning she was having an affair.  An, who pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to manslaughter in the death of Yanrong (Susan) Cheng, 41, on Feb 7, 2010.  MORE:  Sentenced    911 investigation    

Charges upgraded

WINNIPEG - A 27-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a passenger in the man's vehicle died more than two weeks after a crash, said RCMP.  Michael Abe Teichroeb, 27, from Winnipeg now faces charges for impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.   (CTV)


RIMOUSKI - Police divers found the body of Jean-Guillaume Paradis, 28, in the St. Lawrence Rive.  Investigators searched the river after finding a car parked on the Rimouski waterfront shortly around 8am.   Police had been searching for a suspect after the body of Jacques Burns, 55, was found inside his Rimouski home Wednesday.  (CBC)



Suspect slain

PRINCE GEORGE - Police say Nathan Alicide Marshall, 27, was fatally shot on the1800 block of Hemlock Street. Just two days before, he appeared in court in Prince George, facing 11 criminal charges, including assault, uttering threats and pointing a gun.  (CBC)  MORE:  Victim identified  

Victim identified

CALGARY - Lorne Kvale was found lying unconscious in a parking lot in the 200-block of 52nd St NE.  Investigators believe Kvale was fatally injured during a fight between two groups and say they believe the altercation wasn't random.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  Suspicious death



Photo released

TORONTO - Glenn Lowe, 30, was killed on Feb 7. He was found just after 11pm on the side porch of a house in the Jane St and Trethewey Drive area A marijuana grow-op was allegedly found inside the address where Lowe was shot.   (CityNews)   PREVIOUS:  Murder   Shooting   Murder house

2 guilty

OTTAWA - Kristopher Allan McLellan, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder.  Kyle Mullen, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Michael Swan was shot to death during a home invasion at in Feb 2010.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   3 charged   3 men charged   Man dead 

Man charged in hit & run

EDMONTON - Manoli (Mike) Rurak died in hospital on Sept. 4, 2009 after being hit by a vehicle.   Edmonton Police have charged 26-year-old Tyson Josh Olynyk with criminal hit and run causing death.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run   Police look for 911 caller

Murder charge

PETERBOROUGH - Police have charged Justin Boyer, 20, with second-degree murder in connection with a bar brawl that led to the death of 41-year-old Ottawa resident Stephenson Auguste.  (QMI)    PREVIOUS:  Man dead after barroom brawl



Teen convicted

BARRIE - A 15-year-old Barrie, Ont. teen who stole a car and crashed and killed Steve Tuck, 48, as he fled from police was sentenced to six months in secure custody, on top of six months he has already served in jail.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Chase involving teen leads to fatal crash

Murder charge

TORONTO - Police were called to an apartment at 320 McCowan Rd around 1 pm and found a woman with "apparent trauma to her body."   The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been identified as Michelle Quemener, 46, of Mississauga.   Eugene Wong, 60, of Toronto has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)



Killer says victim abused him

SUDBURY - Keegan Periard told a psychiatrist that murder victim Joseph Reed sexually assaulted him a number of times when he was a child.   The 21-year-old man described the alleged assaults during an assessment, conducted for the defence, after he was charged in the January 2009 death.  Periard pleaded guilty last week to the murder of the 58-year-old man, who was stabbed, cut and slashed nearly 300 times.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Court hears details

Brutal trend

FORT MCMURRAY - It's a brutal trend that has gone on for too long.   Over and over again, Canadians of Somali descent have ended up dead in Alberta as a result of violence.  The latest victims were Idiris Abess, 23, and Saed Adad, 22.  The two men were found dead in a Fort McMurray apartment complex last week. Both were known to police.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:  Homicides worry Somali-Canadians    2 bodies found  

Man turns himself in

MONTREAL - A vehicle struck a lamppost on de la Concorde Blvd. in the Duvernay district of Laval at 2:15am.  Police first believed only the two victims, 22-year-old Leonardo Facchino and 23-year-old Corinne Gauthier Giambona, were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.   Six hours after the crash, however, a 27-year-old man who was allegedly driving the vehicle turned himself in to police and was placed under arrest.  (CTV)

6 years

NEWMARKET - A 34-year-old Richmond Hill, ON, woman is headed to prison for 6 years for killing a 45-year-old man in 2010.  Renee Laurence was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of Gregory Goodeve on Bluegrass Hill Blvd Feb. 26, 2010.  Laurence - who had originally been charged with second-degree murder - pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter in court.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Victim identified   Woman charged   



Appealing for tips

TORONTO - Police are investigating after a homeless man’s body was found in a west end alley this weekend.  Investigators have deemed 59-year-old George Rucinski’s death as suspicious.   Rucinski is described as white and was missing his left leg.  (CityNews)  MORE:  Homicide probe  Body found     Police investigate

2 years

EDMONTON -  Christopher Dew, 29, a drunk driver was sentenced to 2 years in prison for the "dreadful" crime of killing Charlene Brown, a city grandmother while nearly 4 times over the legal limit.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Guilty plea   4 times over limit   Police lay charges



Grandmother charged

WALLACEBURG -  Jane LaMarsh, 48, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.  On Dec. 3 LaMarsh was driving on St. Clair Parkway with three children in the car, her 12-year-old daughter, her grandson Tyler Bernard, 10, and granddaughter Taiya Talbot, 6.  (CBC)

DNA test puts man on trial

WINNIPEG - For two decades, the brutal rape and killing of Beverley Ann Dyke was one of Winnipeg’s most puzzling unsolved mysteries.   Robert Kociuk, 68, began his case by pleading not guilty to first-degree murder. 

Teen charged

MIDDLE SACKVILLE, NS -  A 17-year-old boy charged with second-degree murder remains in the mental-health ward of a Halifax children's hospital.  The teenager is accused of killing Joy Ann Wright, 49, in Middle Sackville.  (CBC) 

Body found in landfill

VANCOUVER - Police allege the 20-year-old woman gave birth to the baby boy on Jan. 21 at her boyfriend's home in Richmond.  Acting on a tip, about 35 officers spent 3 days searching through the Burns Bog landfill before recovering the body.  (CBC)



Not guilty

BRANTFORD, Ont. - Christopher Sandford and Jason Boutilier, both 32, were found not guilty of killing Aaron Reid, 17.  Jurors failed to reach a verdict on the third accused, Garrett Henderson, 32.  Reid's body was found along a rail line in Brantford on Oct. 16, 1999. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   'Dignity' for Aaron 

Man arrested

FORT NELSON - BC Ambulance personnel attended and confirmed that the woman, 22-year-old Jeaniel Berreault, was dead.  The woman's common-law husband, who had called police, was also in the home. Michael "Emerson" Capot-Blanc has since been charged with second-degree murder. 




TORONTO - An Ontario Superior Court jury has found William Imona-Russel guilty of first-degree murder as charged.  The jury deliberated for just over five hours before finding that the 36-year-old raped and then used a pair of scissors to stab Yasmin Ashareh, 20, to death four years ago.  (Toronto Star)  

$2M court tab  

Prison term   

Victim made fun  

Witness recounts rape, violence  

Man charged with murder  

Arrest in Ashareh murder  

Body in garbage bag

25 years

SASKATOON - George Allgood,  49, was convicted for the first-degree murder of Susan Reinhardt. He was also found guilty of trying to kill her boyfriend, David Ristow.  Reinhardt was killed in 2006 with a blast from a 12-gauge shotgun while she slept in her City Park home.  (CBC)


Found guilty

Murder trial continues

Case in court



Manslaughter plea

LONDON, Ont. - The moment after he pulled the electrical cord tight around his elderly mother's neck, a drug-and-alcohol fuelled Craig Vicary wanted to take it all back.  "You are going to regret this," his mother, Helen, 84, said before he strangled her in the basement of their London home.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Widow rarely ventured out

Man arrested 

CALGARY - Sept. 6, 2009, Nima (David) Tajali, 33, and his brother Niki were shot as they sat in a BMW.  Mohammed Parwaz Mali, 32, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.  An arrest warrant remains for Ahmed Zaghloul, 27.  (Calgary Sun)   MORE:   Arrest in 2009 murder   Man arrested   Gangster shot   New details in gang shooting  




EDSON - Gary Allen Cozicar is facing one count of first-degree murder after 52-year-old Ryan Kuiper died as a result of a gunshot wound.  (CTV)

5 years

BRANDON - Duane Lacquette was found Jan. 16, 2010.  Jason John Ouimet was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea deal.  (CTV)   MORE:  5 years   Plea deal   Arrest made

Man charged

LONDON, Ont. - A Calgary man is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Marie Roberts, 29, a St. Thomas woman whose body was found in a London hotel room.  David Hatch, 30, is also charged with failing to comply with a recognizance.  (QMI)  

3 arrested

AMELIASBURG - Three people are under arrest after a 38-year-old man died of "life-threatening injuries" near Belleville, prompting an ongoing OPP investigation.  Trenton, Ont.'s Mark Patterson died shortly afterwards of his injuries. The OPP said it arrested two adult males and a 17-year-old in relation to the death.  (CTV)



Woman facing charges

PRINCE GEORGE - Stanley Garth Heavysides, 48, was walking down the sidewalk at about 8pm on Jan. 30 when he was struck by an SUV.  The driver of the vehicle, Sandra Cassidy, is scheduled to appear in court to answer to charges including criminal negligence causing death, impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene.  MORE:  Woman charged   Victim named   Hit and run

Teen likely to avoid jail

CALGARY - A city teen who fatally stabbed a 22-year-old man during a downtown altercation will likely be sentenced to a three-year rehabilitative program rather than adult jail time when he returns to court .  The offender, who pleaded guilty last July to manslaughter in the December 2008 death of Shawn Chiasson, had faced an adult sentence.   PREVIOUS:  Sister pleads for help

Bikers, cops at funeral

BARR SETTLEMENT -  Members of two motorcycle gangs and RCMP investigators attended the funeral of Russell (Rusty) Hall and his wife, Ellen, both 53, in Shubenacadie.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:  Deaths may be linked to gangs

Murder-suicide probe

LEAMINGTON - The husband and wife were identified as Lorena Sousa, 36, and Miguel Sousa, 39, both of Leamington, Ont.  Police say they have no suspects and are not commenting further on the case.  (QMI)  

Stabbed woman identified

TORONTO - Larisa Belekova, 51, was attacked in the basement office of the rooming house she operated on Homewood Ave  just after 10:30am.  Police arrested 46-year-old Roble Nour Adam at the scene and he’s been charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)   MORE:  Victim identified


HALIFAX - Demarco Smith, 28, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Casey Downey, 19.  Police were called to a 1166 Downey Rd home around 6am on Feb 7, 2010. Downey was found stabbed to death inside the home when police arrived.  (CTV)   MORE:   Guilty   Arrest made



82 new charges

BELLEVILLE - Accused sex killer Russell Williams faces scores of new charges in connection with a series of bizarre burglaries in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.  He was already charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the sex killings of Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 37, a military flight attendant from Brighton, Ont., and Jessica Lloyd, 27, of Belleville, Ont. 

Pals   Paul Bernardo 

Family sues

Frantic life of Williams

Williams charged with dozens of break-ins

Portrait of a chilling stalker

Russell Williams

Life & times of Russell Williams

Case against the colonel

Williams investigation


Commander charged  



Guilty plea

TORONTO - A jealous student admitted Monday he killed an acquaintance on Valentine's Day in a booze-fuelled rage after he discovered they were dating the same girl.  Xiao Ming "Allan" Chen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Feb. 14, 2010 beating death of Jin Tao Zhu, 18.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  5 teens charged   5 charged 

Victim named

TORONTO -  Sadar Saini, 73, was crossing the intersection of Kipling and Finch Ave W at when a car turning left knocked him to the ground and fled.  Georgina Cappelletti, 62, is facing a charge of failing to remain at the scene of an accident.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:    Double hit-and-run   Police track down suspect

8 years

CALGARY - Darrin Thomas Amond was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for the unprovoked beating death of a man he'd never met.  Marcus Tremaine Deveaux, 37, was beaten to death in the city's southeast for not being able to provide his attackers, Amond and Richard Ceaser, with a cigarette in February 2010.  (CBC)      PREVIOUS:  Killed for a cigarette   Victim identified


WINNIPEG - Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP were called to a home after a report of a stabbing on the western Manitoba reserve about 2:35am Saturday and found Sandi Lynn Malcolm, 17.  Two other women from the reserve, aged 24 and 26, were also injured.  Ronald Joseph Racette Jr., 19, also of Ebb & Flow First Nation, has been charged with second-degree murder. (QMI)   MORE:  Man arrested



Wife charged

MATTAWA - Police laid charges following an extensive investigation into the death of Robert Minor who was found dead in his Mattawa home on Jan. 11, 2002.  A post-mortem revealed he died of a single stab wound to the chest.   Police arrested and charged Marieanne Minor, 53.  (CTV)

Suspect arrested

RICHMOND HILL - The victim’s body was discovered in a residence on Weldrick Road around 9pm after officers received a call for unknown trouble at the address.  Efim Klimovich, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder.   (CityNews)    PREVIOUS:  Suspect charged


Manslaughter plea

REGINA - Shirley Ann Matechuk pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Jack Lever's death and was sentenced to five years in prison. 

Brother found shot

SASKATOON - Dennis Weiman lived in a home on Maxwell Crescent on the city's west side.  Police were called there by his brother.  (CBC)  

Victim identified

BRAMPTON - The victim of a fatal Brampton shooting has been identified.   Vachon Tatchell 21, was shot on Sunday evening. He died in hospital on Tuesday.   Kevin Phillips, 22, of Brampton was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated assault.  On Wednesday, Peel Police said they plan to upgrade the charges to second-degree murder.  (CityNews)

Man asked to be killed

TORONTO - Kyle Laybolt, 21, was charged with first-degree murder after a housemate, 69-year old Hans Meier, was found in their Toronto rooming home with multiple stab wounds to his stomach.  The incident happened at about 4:30am on Jan. 28. Meier was taken to hospital where he died.  (CBC)   MORE:  Charge in stabbing   Stabbing

History of mental illness

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Kenneth Edward McDougall, 54, was charged with first-degree murder after his wife collapsed in their home last Wednesday. Justina Shteen Unrau McDougall, 47, died in hospital three days later.   (Winnipeg Free Press)     MORE:  Woman dies

Cold case

LADYSMITH - While many in the town may have forgotten and new residents may have never heard of Clarence Henry Kenyon, the RCMP are not giving up on arresting whoever killed the 82-year-old man in his own home Oct. 4, 1990.  (Nanaimo Daily News)

Stepfather pleads guilty

CALGARY - Bradley Rietze pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting he raped his 17-year-old stepdaughter Brittney McInnes before strangling her.  (QMI)   MORE:  Man pleads guilty  

Impaired causing death

REGINA - Randy Mack was charged with impaired driving causing death after officers who attended the scene assessed him.  26-year-old Michael Allan Pachalko, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

14 years

PICTOU - Robert Harris Lamb told the NS Supreme Court that he stabbed 25-year-old Jonathan Beaton at a house on College Street in Antigonish on Jan. 1, 2010.   (CTV)  

Plea to manslaughter

RCMP hunt suspect

Charges laid in brawl


Guilty plea

LONDON, Ont. - Andrew Kummer, 26, pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including three counts of impaired driving causing death, for a March 2009 crash that killed two young boys and a 26-year-old man.  (QMI)   MORE:  Crash kills three

Jury finds man guilty

WINNIPEG - A jury has found Daniel Johnson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jaylene Crane.  MORE:  High rapist stabbed woman 51 times   'Didn't mean to kill'   Murder not manslaughter



Suspect in custody

KELOWNA - George Nicholas Young was arrested by RCMP on Jan. 8. The RCMP had been looking for Young in connection with the murder of Joel Reimer, which occurred in the early morning on New Year's Day in Kelowna. PREVIOUS:  Warrant issued   Hit & run   Hit & run a homicide   Police seek information


TORONTO - Lamar Skeete, 21, has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kenneth Mark, 29.  (CTV)    MORE: Youth sentenced   Man found guilty   Guilty   New details emerge   Man slain for anti-gang activism   Surveillance footage released   Shooting   Police seek 2 suspects   Man shot in Junction

Suspect surrenders

PORT PERRY -  Danny Nguyen, 27, turned himself in to Durham Regional Police Service's Oshawa station Monday morning after seeking advice from a lawyer, police said in a statement.  Nguyen is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:  Warrant issued   Police hunt suspect    'I don't know who's body is in my basement'

Man charged

WOODBRIDGE - Police say taxi driver Kesar Singh, 64, had a minor collision with a red Hyundai Elantra around 4am Monday morning on Hwy. 427.   Singh got out of his cab to check the damage, when a GMC Envoy slammed into him from behind.  Ernesto Ditri of Woodbridge is charged with impaired driving, criminal negligence causing death, and public mischief.   (CTV)  MORE:  Taxi driver killed    2nd man charged



Guilty pleas

REGINA - 2 men are going to prison for their role in the 2009 death of Raymond Gardypie, 26.  Joseph Kirkness, 26, and Robert Glen Gordon, 23, both pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  3rd charged  2 arrested   Homicide  

Guilty verdict

HALIFAX - A jury has found 22-year-old Chaze Lamar Thompson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dartmouth cab driver Sergei Kostin.   (CTV)   MORE:   25 years   Guilty verdict   Man testifies against cousin   Body of cabbie positively identified  


COURTENAY - A Courtenay woman who fatally stabbed her partner in the chest while drunk on mouthwash was acting in self-defence.  In a decision posted Friday, Justice Lauri Fenlon acquitted Laura Lee Pierre of manslaughter in the killing of Allan Whitequill on Dec. 28, 2009, forgiving a number of gaps in her testimony that she chalked up to heavy intoxication.  (CTV)

Woman charged

GARDNE HILL FIRST NATION - RCMP received a call regarding an injured female at a residence. The victim has been identified as Mary Linda Wood, 38, of Wasagamach First Nation. Island Lake RCMP have charged 26-year-old Janet Harper of Garden Hill First Nation with second-degree murder and assault with a weapon.  (Sun Media)    PREVIOUS:  'Superjuice' blamed



Guilty of 2nd degree

MONTREAL - In August 2007 Didier Buzizi got into an argument with 29-year-old Maxime Rushemaza over a bottle of liquor.  Buzizi was found guilty of pulling out a knife and killing Rushemaza.  (CTV)  

Brother now charged

OSHAWA - Shawn Pegg, the 30-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend Tammy Lewis, 29, in their Oshawa home in the days after Christmas has a sister who also faced a murder rap. (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Homicide   Woman was murdered



Shoving ended in hit-and-run

MISSISSAUGA - An ongoing dispute led to a shoving match that culminated in a hit-and-run outside a Mississauga condo, leaving Ronald "Pin Head" Persaud dead and an acquaintance charged with manslaughter.   Police arrested 25-year-old Mohammad Al-Kassem.  (Sun Media)  PREVIOUS:   Manslaughter charges   Murder probe


OSHAWA - Emotions ran high and tempers flared in a packed courtroom as Michael Monckton was convicted of killing his former girlfriend's son, 2-year-old Keagan Davis.  Monckton, 28, who maintained his innocence throughout the trial, was found guilty of second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm in the tot's Jan. 5, 2010 death.   (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Court-ordered ban lifted   Man charged  

Guilty plea

INUVIK - An Inuvik, NWT, man will serve less than five years in jail, after he pleaded guilty to beating another man to death at a local hotel over a year ago.   Claude Harry, 37, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday in connection with the death of Angus Kikoak, 45, in December 2009.   (CBC)

Teen pleads guilty

WINNIPEG - The boy - who was just 12 at the time of the December 2009 killing in Oxford House - pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  Boy charged in stabbing death   Boy charged   Molly Munroe was an aspiring singer



Fight death

HALIFAX - Police have a young man in custody following the death of a man who was punched at a New Year's Eve party in Halifax.  Halifax Regional Police said the 24-year-old turned himself in Sunday evening.  Police were looking for the man after Nathaniel Welsh, 23, of Halifax, died in hospital on Saturday.   (CBC) 


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Jean Gagne, 42, of Quebec City, was shot and killed in his room at a private gated villa near Sousa, on the north coast just west of Puerto Plata, in the early morning of Dec. 31. Robbery appears to have been the motive.  The security guard was arrested.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Canadian murdered



Conditional sentence

WINNIPEG - A Sagkeeng First Nation man responsible for a highway collision that killed 12-year-old Brent Guimond, will not be going to jail. Guimond was convicted last spring of dangerous driving causing death.  (QMI)

Victim identified

HALIFAX - Timothy John Kelly was found partially dressed and badly wounded outside 7051 Abbott Dr at about 10pm, and later died in hospital. (CBC)   MORE:  Martial arts fighter gunned down at home

Inmate charged

THOMPSON - Skylar Spence has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 37-year old Bernard Hart. An arrest was made in December and a 13-year old boy from Thompson was charged with second-degree murder. Raymond McDonald of Nelson House First Nation has also been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:  2nd degree charge   13 year-old charged 

2nd guilty verdict

NANAIMO - George Osmond will spend at least 25 years in prison for the 2004 first-degree murder of Kayla John, 13 in Zeballos, a tiny village on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  MORE:   Guilty  BC court of appeal, again   There's more to advising a client   R. v. Osmond  2007 BCCA 470    Dog found battered body   'I freaked out'   Arrest made



Arrest made

MONTREAL - 22-year-old Patrick Tshitenge-Masuku was captured at 2:30am in a Montreal North nightclub.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Stabbing  

Charges laid

BRANDON - Police have made an arrest in the violent stabbing death of David Bronson Azure.    (CTV)  



10 years

TORONTO - Robert Clifford Smith, 43, will eligible to apply for parole in 10 years.  Smith was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the 2010 collision that killed Mahboba (Sara) Attayee, 26.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Driver named   SIU probes crash   Woman dead   Family grieves 

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Ali Issaky flicked his lighter against a Christmas wreath and killed 2 women.  Margaret Ikkers, 57, was found in the hallway, claimed by licking flames and black smoke.  Lillian Saumur, 79, was led away from the building but death had already marked her. She survived until Boxing Day.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:  2nd victim dies   Taekwondo champ charged   Fatal fire suspicious 

1 more year

WINNIPEG - Curtis Beardy, 22, previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  Bobby Rae, 30, died from a single stab wound to the heart on Dec. 20, 2007.  (Sun Media)

Life sentence

ST STEPHEN - William David White, 33, pleaded guilty in April to the second-degree murder of 59-year-old Mary Claire Scott.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Murder charge   Homicide  


Christmas fatal

SUTTON, QC - Benjamin Moynan, 28 was stabbed to death by Dustin Fuller, 21, the brother of a girl he was seeing.  (Cyberpresse)   MORE:  Stabbing

Man charged

INUVIK - RCMP were called after the body of man was found in an Inuvik hotel.  About 24 hours later, police arrested Claude Jerome Harry, 37.  (CBC)  



Arrest made

MONTREAL - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammed Nehar-Belaid, the 64-year-old cab driver who was found dead in LaSalle after he went missing.  (CTV)   

Victim is taxi driver

Body found

Victim may be missing taxi driver

Charges dropped

TORONTO - Andre Daley, 29, died after being shot outside First Choice nightclub. Toronto police originally charged five men with first-degree murder and other charges related to the Oct. 18, 2009 shooting.   However Justice Carol Brewer discharged all five accused on all charges.  (Toronto Star)  

Andre Daley

5 charged

Victim identified

'Like a Western shootout'

Drive-by leaves 1 dead





2 life sentences

NEWMARKET - Christopher Little will have no chance of parole for 25 years following the deaths of Julie Crocker and Paula Menendez.  He will serve two concurrent terms.   Little was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday.   (CityNews)  

2 women murdered, many more casualties

Love-triangle killer gets life

Hubby 'desperate' for love

Partners changed in deadly dance

Bizarre encounters

Scenes from a failed marriage

1 stabbed, the other hanged



3 more arrested

TORONTO - 3 more suspects have been arrested in connection with the 2009 slaying of Christopher Skinner.  Anthony Samuel, 24, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of aggravated assault and obstructing police.  Nicholas Swaby, 23, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.  Jamaal Phillips Bond, 23, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and obstructing police.  (Toronto Star) 


Ford-coached player charged


Arrest made

Police make arrest

Driver arrested

Family seeks answers

Murder by SUV

$100K reward

New video  

8 years

TORONTO - Roman Luskin pleaded guilty to 3 counts of criminal negligence causing death in the 2009 incident.  Hon To, 44, her daughter Khan (Christine) Taing and a third passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.  (CBC)

Man charged

Accused a convicted fraudster

Suspect stays in jail

BWM slices minivan in half

3 dead



Guilty pleas

FREDERICTON - Darcie West, 20, her father, Kevin West, 50, and her friend, Tiffany Monroe, 28, entered guilty pleas on an assortment of charges in Fredericton provincial court.  (CBC)

Case against Darcie Victoria West

5 women in car  

3 arrested  

Woman killed  

Reward offered  

Woman hid dead newborns

CALGARY - Harnek Mahal found the body of his common-law wife, Harsimrat Kahlon, 27, on Oct. 4, 2009, face down on the floor of a bedroom in their rented basement suite in northeast Calgary. Kahlon's death is not considered suspicious.  Over the subsequent three days, the bodies of three infants were found - by police and relatives - hidden in the bedroom,   (CBC)


Childbirth complications

Baby still wearing hospital bracelet

New details in babies deaths

Mystery surrounds dead babies

Newborns deaths suspicious



Arrest made

TORONTO - Police arrested Fayisa Ahmed Ibrahim, 23, and charged him with the first-degree murder of Kamal Hercules.  Hercules, 21, was shot and killed outside a food store near Sherbourne St and Front St E at about 3:45am on Sept. 5, 2009.  (CBC)      Kamal Hercules 

Gang ritual touted  

'A good kid'  

Vigil held   

'Too many funerals 




Teens get max

WINNIPEG - 5 Winnipeg teens have received the maximum youth sentence of 7 years custody and community supervision for the murder of 17-year-old Frank Green.  Green was beaten and stabbed to death in St. Boniface Cemetery Sept 2009.  All 5 belonged to a group called the Dynamite Crew, a gang with connections to the Bloods.  (QMI)


4 plead guilty  

Jail for 'senseless' killing  

Arrest made  

Teen found in cemetery  

Grisly graveyard find




New trial ordered

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Court of Appeal ordered the new trial for Mark Edward Grant, ruling that the trial judge was wrong to deny Grant's lawyer the right to present evidence that Candace Derksen might have been killed by someone else. Derksen was 13 years old when she disappeared on Nov. 30, 1984.   (CBC)

Maximum sentence

Grant confessed, witness alleged   

Details the jury wasn't told     

Expert accused of 'wing it' approach  

Testing destroyed evidence  

Suspect grilled in '84  

Hairs found with girl's body  

Childhood friends testify  

Alive up to 24 hours  



Unsolved part 4

TORONTO - Since the 1960s, some 300 homicides have gone unsolved in Toronto.  In a 4 part series we profile several victims.  (Star)

Site stores the keys to unsolved crimes

Part 1    Part 2   Part 3  

Even a speck of DNA goes a long way

Cases cold but heat's still on

Publication ban partially lifted

LONDON, ON - A sweeping publication ban in the high-profile Tori Stafford murder case was partially lifted allowing media outlets to report a key development: a guilty plea by one of the accused.  On April 30, Terri-Lynne McClintic, one of two accused in the slaying in 2009 of 8-year-old Woodstock, Ont., resident Tori Stafford, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.  But in a rare move, the judge told reporters in the courtroom they couldn't report any of those developments - not even that a hearing had taken place - until further notice.  

SCC strikes down part of ban  

Some details revealed  

Why the story couldn't be told  

How to create distrust in a dysfunctional system

Another media ban  

Media gagged  

Remains confirmed  

Murder of Victoria Stafford

Charge upgraded  

'Intelligent' & 'weird'  

Tori Stafford page

Premier defends publication ban



How the killers were caught

KINGSTON - When the call first came in on the morning of June 30, 2009 about a car in the locks at Ontario's Kingston Mills, police thought they might have a stolen car on their hands, or maybe even a teenage prank.   (CP)

Islamic community distances itself

Toronto Star: Shafia trial

Confronting darkness  

Witness discrepancy  

Shafia family murder  

Father revealed murder plot

Death plunge a mystery

4 bodies found

Fatwa issued

Iman Syed Soharwardy

Fatwa condemns 'honour killings'

Murder is against Qur'an  

Teens wanted to be Canadians

These young women are worth fighting for    

Mother weeps   

Women just as capable of evil as men  

No sign of distress  

Evidence hefty  

Shaky math  

Women were killed to preserve family honour

Were deaths a matter of 'honour'?

Parents, brother charged

Police ID 4



A public shame

WINNIPEG - The young woman with a million-dollar smile was found face down in a ditch July 2, days after being reported missing, yet again, by family. Cherisse Houle, 17, also had haunted, sorrowful eyes that spoke volumes of her life as a teen exploited on the streets. (Free Press)

30 unsolved and counting

Valentine's Day march

Action group

Project disappear

Families seek more information

Cherisse would have been 18th

Chronic runaway

2 plead guilty

TORONTO - 2 people have pleaded guilty to the killing of Valencia Russo, whose body was found in the trunk of a car in July 2009.  Juan Antonio Reyes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and his wife, Laura Rodriguez, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  The couple was arrested in Mexico in 2009 and was extradited to Canada.  (CTV)

Suspects to be extradited

Pair arrested

Mexico wasn't far enough

Teacher's final moments

Suspects identified

Woman found in car trunk

Body is teacher



Adult sentence

TORONTO - A Toronto judge has decided that the teenage girl convicted in the murder of 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel must take responsibility for the crime as an adult.   Melissa Todorovic, 17, was sentenced as an adult for first-degree murder.   (CTV)

Life for teen

M.T. apologizes for murder

Gag orders in a Facebook age

Natural born killer

Adult sentence

'I can't ever forgive myself'

Killer weeps

'I wish I could change everything'

Psychiatric tests ordered for M.T

Guilty plea

Police identify victim

'Did you do it



2 more charged

PICKERING -  The charges come nearly one year after the bodies of Puneet Singh Chhina, 26, of Ottawa, and Harjinder Singh Sandhu, 28, of Brampton, were found shot and beaten in the trunk of a rental car that was abandoned on the side of the road in Pickering, Ont., on May 5, 2009.  Ganesh Singh, 56, of Markham, and Zaki Goffur, 34, of Richmond Hill, are both charged with accessory after the fact to murder.   (CTV) 


2nd man arrested

2nd man charged

Cellphone clue  

Men were targeted  

Victims died as strangers  

Victims identified  



Lover guilty

TORONTO - Nicola Puddicombe was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury convicted her of first-degree murder for her part in the axe killing of long-time boyfriend Dennis Hoy.  The verdict was bittersweet for Hoy's parents, Norman and Anna, who last June saw another jury acquit Puddicombe's former lover, Ashleigh Pechaluk, of first-degree murder. (Toronto Star)  

Jury convicts

Trial told of 'confession'

Acquitted suspect had confessed

Not guilty verdict

Accused in axe murder walks free

Accused killer targeted 'fat jerk

Not much love in bizarre triangle

Police make an arrest in axe attack



Cousin admits organizing murder

TORONTO - More than four years after prominent Toronto philanthropist Glen Davis was ambushed and shot to death in a midtown parking lot, the victim’s cousin admitted to masterminding the murder plot.  Marshall Ross pleaded guilty to first-degree murder  and told the court he was behind the contract killing of his wealthy cousin, who donated millions of dollars to charity.   (Toronto Star) 




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Slain tycoon's company lent suspect money

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Reward offered

Why was Glen Davis a target

Richardson family murders

B.C. ranks 4th in Canada for murder

Jailed for murders they didn't commit

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Women still the more likely victims

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