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Lower Mainland Murders 2015 

Lower Mainland Murders 2014 

'Nameless' murder victims

Toronto and Vancouver always release the victim's name; both forces say their practice is in the public interest. Peel police and Quebec's provincial force, on the other hand, do not.  The varying approaches have pitted transparency advocates against privacy experts.   (Toronto Star)     COMMENT:   Let's start naming names


Suspect charged

MONTREAL - Dustin Lombardi, 27, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Francis David Rosenberg, 24, in a car near 2050 Duff Court St at 10:20pm.  He had been shot and later died in hospital.  (CTV)  MORE:   Accused   Settling of accounts   Man shot


Victim identified

WHISTLER - Police found Damon William Campbell, 45, from Port Coquitlam in medical distress at the Aava Hote just after 3am, Jan 20. (Whistler Question)   MORE:   Victim ID'd   IHIT investigating   Altercation death    Hotel death 


Murder investigation

OWEN SOUND - The OPP confirmed that it was Lezleigh Hopkins, 28, whose body was removed from her apartment at 862 2nd Ave W.   (QMI)  MORE:   Death ruled a homicide    


Crown to seek adult sentences

REGINA - The Crown says it will seek adult sentences for 2 teenage boys accused of murdering a 16-year-old girl.  The boys, who are also both 16, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Hannah Leflar on Jan 12.  (CP)  MORE:   Funeral for victim


Victim identified

TORONTO - Police have identified the deceased as Brent Gartner, 51, of Toronto.  (CBC)  MORE:    Stabbing   Police identify victim  1 dead in stabbings   Stabbings


2 women sentenced

CALGARY - Justice Robert Hall sentenced Kristy Redgun, 20, to 5 1/2 years and Allison Oldwoman, 22, to 3 1/2 years for manslaughter in the death of Tak Tei Lawrence Leung. (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Killed protecting girlfriend   Victim identified   RCMP investigate  


Double murder

LANAUDIERE - Martin Belair and Nancy Beaulieu's bodies were found in the back of a snow-covered van belonging to Belair.  Belair, 37, co-owned The Flamingo Cabaret, a strip club in Saint-Hyacinthe, and Beaulieu, 41, was the manager.   (CP) MORE:   Bodies are missing persons   Bodies found    Police seek clues   


3 years 

CALGARY - Ramandeep Singh Jaswal, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Kelli-Jo Smith in a crash August 12, 2012, was sentenced to 3 years in prison.  (CTV)  MORE:   Driver pleads guilty


2nd person charged

THUNDER BAY - Police have charged a second person in the death of Richard Spence, 62, on Dec 20.  Daniel Debassige, 39, is the boyfriend of Monica Spence, 45, who is also facing a second degree murder charge.  (CBC)  MORE:   2nd suspect charged   Identified   Victim identified  


No shooting charge yet

CALGARY - Police say they do not have enough evidence to charge the man that they had considered a suspect in the New Year's Day shooting death of Abdullahi Ahmed, 27.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting worries Toronto Somalis  Friends identify victim   1 dead, 6 injured 


Body ID'd

EDMONTON - The body of Adrian Gregory, 30, was discovered inside a late '90s green Jeep that had been set on fire and left in an industrial area west of Sherwood Park.  (QMI)  MORE:   Body identified    Suspicious death    Police asking for help     



STRATHMORE - Brenda Walker, 49, was found dead in a basement apartment in the 100-block of 6 Ave early Tuesday morning.  Glenn Randall, 52, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CTV)  MORE:   Victim identified   RCMP probe  



AKWESASNE  - Police identified the deceased woman as Lori Sue Lazore, 46.  She was found in a residence on Oak Court in TsiSnaighe QC.  Ryan John Lazore, 26, was charged with second-degree murder.   (Standard Freeholder)  MORE:   Son charged in death of his mother


Man charged

CAMBRIDGE - When police arrived at the home, they found Linda Sauve, 63, dead.  Police arrested Clark Eric Sauve, 60.  (CBC) MORE:   Husband arrested   Murder charge   Husband charged   



NEWMARKET - Officers were called to a home on Longford Drive in Newmarket on a report of an injured person at 2:22pm Thursday.  They found a 2-year-old young boy who was not breathing and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.  Tthe boy's 29-year-old father Mario Wint is charged with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Father charged   Charged in son's death    Dad charged     


Missing man case, now homicide

PRINCE GEORGE - A Prince George man who has been missing for 10 days is now believed to be the victim of foul play.  Jordan McLeod was last seen on Jan. 16th in Prince George and Vanderhoof.  (CBC)   MORE:   Victim of foul play


Shooters now homicide suspects

MONTREAL - A coroner has ruled that Helene Leduc, 62, death was a direct result of being shot in the neck while at work in the Baie D'Urfe SAQ outlet on Morgan on October 18, 2010.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Shooting victim dies   



EDMONTON - Officers were called to the area of 25 Ave and 120 St to help paramedics at about 6:40am Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Paul Murray Grandbois, 36.  (CTV)    MORE:   Victim named    Homicide   


5 suspects sought

HAMILTON - 5 suspects are being sought in the fatal shooting of Toronto man Nathan Miller, 20.  Miller was found in a 28 Madison Ave home, one neighbours commonly referred to as a 'crack house.'   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Man shot   Man shot  



PRINCE GEORGE - Kendall Moore and Craig Wood died after their vehicle plunged into Kwitzil Lake, or Gravel Pit Lake, on May 18, 2014.  RCMP say Wood's actions led to his own death and Moore's death.  (Global)     MORE:   Homicide/suicide     2 killed



PENTICTON - Grace Elinor Robotti, 65, is charged with the second degree murder of Roxanne Louie, 26, who was her daughter-in-law.  Robotti's brother, Pier Louis Robotti, 61, is charged with interfering with human remains and being an accessory after the fact by allegedly helping his sister escape.  (CBC)      MORE:   Missing woman's body recovered   Missing case now murder  


Charged in stabbing

MOUNT PEARL -  Raymond Stacey, 23, has been charged with second degree murder, in relation to the death of Clifford Comerford, 41.  (CBC)  



WINNIPEG - Ron Siwicki, 62, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life.  Betty Siwicki, 90, stumbled inside the residence in late November and was unable to get up on her own.  (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:   Son charged  



WILLIAMS LAKE - The RCMP have identified Jesse Frank, 22, of Williams Lake as the person found deceased a week ago Friday on the ice under the Rudy Johnson Bridge.   (William Lake Tribune) MORE:   Suspicious death    Got News Network


15 years

CALGARY - Gagandeep Sidhu, 32, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years in connection to the second degree murder of Monisha Sidhu, 26, his wife, in the NE community of Temple on Good Friday 2013.  (CTV)   MORE:   15 years   Life in prison   Husband guilty    


Warrant issued

BASS RIVER -  The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Bass River, died at the scene while a 19-year-old man and 20-year-old man were critically injured.  The driver of the pickup truck, Ronald Fairweather, 32, is charge.  (CTV)    MORE:   Arrested at his home    Driver flees    Stolen truck involved      


Somali community saddened  

CALGARY - The shooting victim was Murad Omar, 23. (CBC)   MORE:   Body found   Suspicious death   Shooting    



FORT RESOLUTION - Steven Sayine was sentenced to 5 and a half years in the manslaughter death of Mary Laboucan in Fort Resolution.  Sayine kicked Laboucan in the head in June of 2012, causing her death.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:   Man charged    

Prosecutor won't prosecute

EDMONTON - Travis Untinen lay dying in front of a gas station one night last December, allegedly stabbed after a fight over $5.  Police arrested Randal Gladue, 26, and charged him with second-degree murder and possession of a knife.  But the Crown thought a conviction was unlikely - it would be difficult to prove the killing was not in self-defense.  (CBC) 

Inquiry results released

EDMONTON - More than a year after the fatality inquiry into the 2005 death of a woman in northern AB started, officials have released the results.   (CTV)  REPORT:   Fatality report Brenda Moreside   .pdf   MORE:   Report focuses on training   Call for domestic violence strategy   AB has come a long way from 2005


Hit-and-run victim dies

EDMONTON - The vehicle hit a 63-year-old man who was crossing Whyte at 101 Street.  Troy Clayton Tessman, 35, was taken into custody - and multiple charges are pending.  (CTV)   MORE:   Charged in hit-and-run


FRUITVALE - Scott Douglass Decembrini, 52, died of his injuries.  Jordan Brian Shimell, 24, of Rocky Mountain House, AB, has been charged with second degree murder.  (Global)   MORE:   Charged in killing   Charged  


Hit-and-run victim dies

WINNIPEG - Cody Joss, 21, the victim of a Friday night hit-and-run succumbed to his injuries in hospital Saturday evening.   (CTV)   MORE:   Hit-and-run   Pedestrian dead  

Overdose found to be murder

CALGARY - At about 6:15am on May 30, police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of Martindale Drive NE.  When units arrived, they found Sardar Atiq Khan, 41, dead inside his home.   (CTV) 


Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Amaria Diljohn, 14, was struck and killed by a bus on the SE corner of Finch Ave E and Neilson Rd on Friday around 5:40pm. (CBC)  MORE:     Bus struck girl    Hit-and-run    Hit-and-run


TORONTO - Candace Baran, 41, was removed from life support on Dec 21.  Dean Nixon, 39, turned himself in to police and was charged with second-degree murder. (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Woman taken off life support    


2 charged

PEERS - The body of Patrick Whidden, 25, was discovered on Sunday, Dec 14 in a rural field outside the town of Peers, near Edson.  RCMP arrested Robert Parkin, 20, of Parkland County and Santiago Patterson, 20, of Mayerthorpe.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Charges laid   2 men charged    Body found in field     


EDMONTON - Police identified the victim as Raad Hamza, 24.  On Christmas Eve detectives arrested and charged Kyle Ashton, 19, in connection with the death.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Assault death    Police looking for witnesses   Beating death   Police seeking witnesses    Assault victim dies    



SIKSIKA - RCMP are investigating the death of a teenage boy on the Siksika First Nation.  Friends and relatives are identifying him as Chase Bigtobacco.  (Global)  MORE:   Investigation   

2 accused

OTTAWA - Steven Kozielo and John Ruch, both 19, have been arrested in connection with the killing of Tausif Chowdhury, 23.  (CBC)   MORE:   2 charged    Victim ID'd   Police ID victim    


2 men charged

CALGARY - Wayman Scott, 32, body was found near Conrich, AB, on Dec 11, 2006.  David Daviau, 28, is charged with first-degree murder while Kyle Andree, 29, is charged with manslaughter and accessory after the fact.  The pair were already serving time for another homicide committed days before his body was found. (Beacon)   MORE:      New murder charge   

Found guilty

TORONTO - A jury found Christopher Husbands, 25, guilty of 2 counts of second-degree murder.  Ahmed Hassan, 24, died instantly on the floor of the mall, Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, died 9 days later in the hospital after being shot 8 times. 5 bystanders were wounded in the hail of bullets.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Found guilty    Timeline: Eaton Centre shooting    Eaton Centre shooting   


Son charged

TORONTO - Police were called to a Pemberton Ave condo building where they found Aloy Onochie, 61 dead.  His son, Uchenna Onochie, 18, now faces a charge of second-degree murder.  (CBC)

Person in custody

Son accused

Man found dead

 Suspicious death

1 arrested    



More charges

HALIFAX - Police responded to the home on Old Guysborough Rd in Wyses Corner, NS on Jan 7.  They found 3 bodies inside the home.  Codey Reginald Hennigar, 30, was taken into custody.   (CTV)  


Family member charged

Man charged

3rd body found

 Arrest after fatal fire

 Man in custody 



Homicide confirmed

EDMONTON - June 4, at about 1:45pm the body of a woman was found in a storage shed behind a business in the area of 174 St and Stony Plain Road.  Police said Freda Goodrunning, 35, died as a result of blunt force trauma.  (CTV)

Victim identified  

MONTREAL - The victim, Ewald Etienne, 35, was found by police lying on the ground outside a home on 63rd Ave.   (Montreal Gazette)    MORE:   Caught between Mafia and street gangs    Shooting linked to OC    




FANNY BAY - Timothy David Prad, 55, has been charged in the Dec. 15 fatal hit-and-run of cyclist Paul Bally. (CBC)   MORE:   Man charged    Hit-and-run

 Victim identified

ST THOMAS - Police say the man found dead at 469 1/2 Talbot St on Christmas Day is Danny DiGiandomenico, 36.   (CTV)   MORE:   'Sharp force trauma'     




PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Officers responded to a report of a stabbing on Dec 15, around 10:15pm.  A 25-year-old man was rushed to hospital in Winnipeg, but died from injuries the next day.  Joelle Amy Beaulieu, 24, of Portage faces a charge for second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Charges laid

No charges

WINNIPEG -  Marlon Dean Laronde (Hart), 33, died 4 days after a fight outside McDonald's restaurant. A 45-year-old man struck Laronde after intervening in a domestic altercation between Laronde and a woman.   (QMI)   MORE:   No charges against 'Good Samaritan'    No charges laid     



Apparent murder-suicide

TORONTO - Police say their initial investigation suggests Stephanie Moseley's husband, rapper Earl Hayes, 34, shot Moseley, 30, and then took his own life.  (CP)   MORE:   Murder-suicide    

Victim identified

CALGARY - Police have identified Ronald Elepano, 34, as the man who was fatally stabbed in SE Calgary.   (Beacon)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Homicide   Deadly stabbing   Fatal stabbing   



Manslaughter charge

EDMONTON - The male driver, identified as Allan Dean Balay, 47, was extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital.  Adele James, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.  (CTV)


MONTREAL - A man killed in the East End was a convicted cocaine dealer named Vitolino Petraroia, 56.  (CTV)   MORE:   Shooting   Injured man in truck dies  



6 charged

ANAHIM LAKE - RCMP say half a dozen people are facing charges following a double homicide on Boxing Day in Anahim Lake.  Matthew Hennigar, 23, and Kalvin Andy, 22, were found dead inside a house on the e 2100-block of Dorsey Ave after police responded to a report of shots being fired at 11:53pm on Dec. 26.  Prosecutors approved charges against the following 6 people:  Everett O'Reilly, 27, first-degree murder.  Christian Craciun, 28, Andrew Jongbloets, 25, and Serena Rhem, 26, second-degree murder.  Lucille Mack, 33, and Stephen Mecham, 22, manslaughter.   (CBC)   MORE:   Community on edge    'Kind hearted'    2 found dead  

No connection found

EDMONTON - Friends of Cyndi Duong say there's no personal connection between the churchgoing mother of 3 and Phu Lam, the 53-year-old suspected of killing her.  Ms. Duong, 37, was shot and killed Monday evening inside her Haswell Court home, the first scene found by police. Police now believe the shooter, characterized by police as having a long criminal history, had already killed 7 other victims in a 180th Ave and 83rd St home.  The devoted churchgoer appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (PostMedia)   MORE:   Timeline   2014 Edmonton killings   Victims identified   Gambling debt   Mass killing   History of domestic violence




TORONTO - Police identified the victim as Timothy James Bailey, 49.  Bradley Allen Shreve, 52, is charged with second-degree murder.  (CP24)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect in custody   Arrest   


CANOE COVE - Lucas Getson, 15, from Argyle Shore, was ejected from the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at hospital. The driver, Damian Sweet of Anglo-Rustico, 18, has now been charged.  (CBC)  



Victim identified

TORONTO - Musa Yusuf, 52, was stabbed in an apartment at 100 High Park Ave around 8:40am on Tuesday.  Guled Yusuf, 22, was arrested near the scene, and has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CityNews) MORE:   Arrest made    Nephew charged    


WINNIPEG - A woman's body was found Dec 14 in one of the rooms of the motel, near Deacon's Corner.  An autopsy on the 42-year-old woman was conducted and the death was ruled a homicide.  Allen Dale Drobot, 55, of Winnipeg, was arrested and charged.  (CBC)    PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death



Death deemed homicide

EDMONTON - An autopsy Phillip Mooney, 58, was killed.  Officers were called to a home at 188 St and 122 Ave Saturday just after 11pm for a report of 2 men fighting. At least one of the men was reported to be intoxicated.  The second man was taken into custody.  (CTV)   MORE:   Man in custody    Suspicious death    

Charged in stabbing

THE PAS - A 19-year-old man is in police custody, charged with second-degree murder of a 42-year-old man in The Pas. The victim, from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, was taken to the local hospital where he later died.  Race Evan Shingoose, also of Opaskwayak, was arrested and remains in custody.  (ChrisD)   MORE:   Man charged 



Murder suicide

OTTAWA - Yassin Mender, 60, who police said killed his wife, Alem Haile, 51, before taking his own life.  (CBC) PREVIOUS:   Apparent murder-suicide    

Infant's death a homicide

EDMONTON - Carter Auger died on Sept. 25, 21 days after his first birthday.    (CBC)   MORE:   Police confirm 3 more homicides  



Body kept

CALGARY - Police say the common law husband and children of Lisa Michelle Mitchell, 31, a missing woman, lived among her remains for more than 2 years.  Allan Shyback, Mitchell's common law husband, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a body in connection with her death.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man faces charges  


GEORGINA - Maxime Thibodeau, 20, of Chateau Guay, QC, faces one charge of careless driving after his vehicle veered into the opposing lane  clipping a pick-up truck before smashing head-on into a minivan.  The driver of the minivan Robert O Townsend, 56, of Keswick, ON, was pronounced dead at the scene.  (CBC)      



Pregnant woman found dead

WINDSOR - Cassandra Kaake is the victim of a homicide on Benjamin Ave.  In the early hours of Dec 11, fire fighters discovered Kaake's body after responding to a house fire.  Kaake was 7 months pregnant.  (CBC)   MORE:   Identity confirmed   Cops release name 


WINNIPEG - Police found Victor Hardisty, 31, suffering from stab wounds to the upper body in the 100-block of La Verendrye St around 2am on Saturday.  Police charged Elvis Marcel McKay, 38, with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim dies    



Found dead

WHITEHORSE - Brandy Vittrekwa, 17, body was found on a trail in the McIntyre subdivision. (CBC)    


EDMONTON - David John Labelle, 30, died of a gunshot wound.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victim had criminal record   




GREGOIRE LAKE - RCMP says Cody Woodward, 32, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder. Woodward and the victim, who has not been identified, were known to each other.  (Global)   MORE:   Man charged 

Police identify victim

TORONTO - Police say Wasfi Ghalban, 47, was found with significant signs of trauma inside his 200 Wellesley St E apartment.  (CityNews)  MORE:   Victim ID'd   Victim's name released    Death probed  




SIMCOE - A Six Nations man whose dangerous driving killed two southern Ontario teens in 2012 was sentenced Tuesday to a little over 5 years in prison after almost 4 years were cut for time-served and because of his aboriginal background.  Travis Grant Squire-Hill, 43, was convicted in the deaths of Yegwenyes 'Gwen' Delta Rayne Martin, 18, of Ohsweken, and William Randy Harris, 15, of Hagersville.    (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Man stands trial   Charged in death of 2 teens     Gwen Martin        William Harris    

2 more charged

HALIFAX - Police say Kelly Amanda MacDonald, 33, of Lawrencetown, NS, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Catherine (Catie) Miller, while George Edward Hubley, 30, of Sheet Harbour, NS, is charged with accessory to murder after the fact.  Jason James Johnson, 29, was charged earlier this week with first-degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead human body.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Charged   Missing case ruled a homicide   Police charge man with murder  Catherine 'Catie' Miller   Police confirm remains



OPP to lead security probe 

OTTAWA - The OPP will lead an independent investigation into the events that occurred in Ottawa when security personnel at Parliament Hill shot and killed Zehaf-Bibeau, a gunman who had breached the Centre Block.   (CTV)

2014 shooting at Parliament Hill  

Nathan Cirillo

Media spin doesn't reflect reality

Quit calling these guys terrorists    

RCMP statement about shootings

Ideology or pathology

You gotta be careful 

1 minute video

Video left by shooter

Crowds gather for funeral   

Shooting not terrorism  



Soldier run down

MONTREAL - The Canadian soldier who died a day after being run down by a suspected homegrown terrorist has been identified as Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53.  Martin Rouleau, may have been lying in wait before running his victims down with his car.  (Toronto Star)


Martin Rouleau

Suspected terror attack

Linked to terrorist ideology

Can't prevent attacks

Political motives questioned

Aspiring IS fighter  



Apparent homicide

RANKIN INLET - The Nunavut RCMP have opened an investigation into the death of a mother of 3, Edith Angalik, 25, whose nude, frozen body was found outdoors in the Area 5 section of the community early on the morning of Nov. 22.  (Nunatsiaq News)  PREVIOUS:   Suspicious death      

Accused found dead

SHERBROOKE, QC - A suspected murderer was found dead in his cell in the city jail.  Serge Leclerc, 62, was accused of killing Patricia Lafleur, 54, by arson in a Nov. 24 fire.  Firefighters found Leclerc at the site of the fire with cuts to his wrist.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Murder and arson   



2nd arrest

MARKHAM -   Neighbours found Aleeya Raza, 28, injured and bleeding on Nov. 28. Police arrested Heather Speed, 34, of Oshawa. Police arrested a second person, Rustom Irani, 31, of Markham.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Woman charged  Homicide unit called in   Body found  

15 years

TORONTO - Philip Grandine will serve 14 years and 8 months for killing his wife Karissa, who was 5 months pregnant when she died.  Grandine was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury last year.  (Toronto Star)    PREVIOUS:   Found guilty   Guilty of manslaughter    Guilty 




TORONTO - The man who died on the Don Valley Parkway is the husband and father of the 3 people found murdered in a Thorncliffe Park apartment.  Police identified him as Yusuf Osman Abdille, 50, of Toronto.  The bodies of Zahra Mohamoud Abdille, 43, Faris Abdille, 13, and Zain Abdille, 8, were found in an apartment at 85 Thorncliffe Park Drive shortly before 5pm on Saturday.  (CityNews)  MORE:   Suicide connected to homicides   How the system failed victims  

Arrest in cold cases

VANCOUVER - Garry Taylor Handlen has been charged by RCMP in BC with two counts of first-degree murder in a pair of cases going back nearly 40 years.  The victims were Kathryn-Mary Herbert, 11, and Monica Jack, 12.  Herbert disappeared in September 1975 close to her home in Abbotsford, BC, while returning from a friend's house.  Jack disappeared 3 years later in 1978 while riding her bike. (CBC)   MORE:   Cold cases arrest   Serial rapist arrested    Suspect in 3rd murder  




SAINT JOHN - Richard Gerald James Valiquette, 26, faces charges including manslaughter after the body of Gavin Adams, 17, was found in a snowbank on Dec. 16, 2013.   (Global)    MORE:   Manslaughter charge    Charged    

2 arrested

TORONTO - Marcus Gibson, 22, and Ceyon Carrington, 28, were taken into custody for the shooting of Tariq Mohammed, 31, at Garden Restaurant on Nov. 16, 2014.   (QMI)   MORE:   2 face charges   2 arrested    Triple shooting   1 dead    1 dead, 2 wounded  


Father witnessed killing

SASKATOON - Jonathon Lafond, 35, was killed after men allegedly broke into his apartment.  (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)  PREVIOUS:   Homicide   Man dies   Police investigating murder   


CALMAR - RCMP have arrested Brent Tetreault, 30, and charged him with second-degree murder in the death of Michael Lafleche, 46.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Man charged    



Death now suspicious

MONCTON - Police say Lillian Morrell, 49, died in her home on Evergreen St on Oct 10.  At first, her death was not considered suspicious. However, police say they received information late last month that led them to question the circumstances surrounding Morrell's death.  (CTV)   MORE:   Death now deemed suspicious    

  Victim identified

KELOWNA - Caesar Rosales, 55, was riding a city bus early Thursday evening when he was stabbed in the neck in an apparently random murder.  Police have charged Rosales' alleged killer, Tyler Jack Newton, 23, with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Remembered   Victim identified   Stabbing   Suspect arrested       



Son charged

OAK HAVEN - Matt Tucker, the son of Dorothy Tucker has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death.  Dorothy Tucker, 53, hadn't been heard from since about 9pm on Nov. 9.  (CBC)   MORE:   Son charged          

Hit-and-run charge

TORONTO - The victim was struck on Yonge St and King Road around 7pm Saturday and taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he later died.  Darryl Sylver turned himself in to police.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Charged   Man charged    Hit-and-run 




KELOWNA - The man who admitted to using a hammer to kill his mother has been found not criminally responsible for the crime because of a mental disorder.  Coner Grossmith, 26, told police after the murder that he didn't remember killing his mother, Kathleen, while she was in bed in September 2012.  (CP)  MORE:   No jail time   Killer to stand trial     

3 years for landlord 

TORONTO - Jasvir Singh, the owner of a rooming house in Etobicoke has been sentenced to 3 years in prison and will have to pay a fine in connection with fire that claimed one person's life more than 3 years ago.  5 people escaped the fire, but Karnail Singh Dhaliwal, 56, was killed.   (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Owner guilty of negligence



Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Dwayne Douse of Toronto.    (CBC)    PREVIOUS:   Shooting   Shooting   Man shot         


SASKATOON - Douglas Hales has been found guilty of second-degree murder for the 2004 killing of Daleen Bosse, 25.  (CBC)  MORE:   15 years   Hales guilty 




TORONTO - Police say a man and a woman were crossing Yonge St and Dawson Manor Blvd around 12:30am Sunday when a southbound Dodge Journey ran a red light and struck the pair.  The 34-year-old woman and the 38-year-old man were both taken to hospital, where the woman died of her injuries.  Colin Little of Newmarket has been charged.   (CP24)   MORE:   Man charged   Impaired charge   4 killed on York region roads 

Teen charged

VAUGHAN - An 18-year-old Toronto man has been charged after a double stabbing that left one man dead and another critically injured in the parking lot of Canada's Wonderland.  Kevin Ramkalawan, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.  T'neal David Ayodeji-Dinnall, 18, the other victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has been charged.   (Toronto Star)    PREVIOUS:   Person of interest   Identified   Double stabbing    




WINNIPEG - Beatrice Ann Crane, 44, died from injuries she suffered when she was stabbed inside a suite in the 500-block of Victor St.    (CTV)  MORE:   Woman identified    Police seek help 

Suspicious death

IGLOOLIK - A family member has confirmed he was Joey Ammaq, 25, a musician and member of the circus group, Artcirq.  (CBC)   MORE:   Nunavut mourns death    




RICHMOND HILL - Jerry Tuan Thanh Phan, 22, was sitting in his SUV outside of a Keg restaurant near Highway 7 and East Beaver Creek Road at approximately 7:30pm when he was shot.   (CTV)  MORE:   Shooting    


CALGARY - The CPS Unsolved Team reports it has new information and is using modern forensics technology to assist their investigation into the Nov 23, 1997 murder of 64-year old Florence Pakkari.  (Beacon)    




MISSISSAUGA - Police have arrested Niran Vade Murray, 32, of Toronto, in connection with the death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo, 43, who was found without vital signs after crews put out a fire at a Quality Inn on Britannia Road E.  (CityNews)   MORE:   Arrest made   Death a homicide   Autopsy deems death a homicide     

2 charged

TORONTO - Police said Jorge Interiano, 40, was found with life-threatening injuries around 2:30am on Aug 30 in the Bloor St W and Ossington Ave area. Police arrested Ronny Pulido, 29, and Gabriel Cameron, 22, both of Toronto, and charged them with second-degree murder.  (CityNews)  MORE:   2 arrested   2 charged    Identified   Beaten man dies    Assault     



Fine, driving ban

EDMONTON - A $2,000 fine and a 3-month driving ban were the maximum penalty a judge could give an Edmonton-area man who slammed into a car full of seniors, killing Mee Wong, 72.  Larry McMurter, 65, had earlier pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving.   (QMI) 

Son charged

HAMILTON - 4 days before Tony Robles, 66, was due in a Hamilton courtroom to face charges including domestic assault and child pornography, he was found dead behind an auto repair shop. Jonathan Robles, 35, his son has been charged with murder.   (CBC)   MORE:   Man charged  




EDMONTON - Police said arrest warrants had been issued for Luqman Osman, 25. in connection to the shooting death of Bekri Mohamed, 31.  (CTV)  MORE:   Warrant issued   Police issue warrant  

Man charged

SAINT-ALEXIS - Anthony Belanger, 25, of Ste. Julienne is facing charges after a car smashed through the bedroom of a family home in the rural community killing Rachel Middleton.   (CTV)  MORE:   Driver charged   Man charged    




BRANDON - Venecia Audy was sexually assaulted and brutally killed.  Yet it appears nobody will be held responsible for the crime.  A first-degree murder charge against the 3-year-old's stepfather, Jason Kines, was stayed in a Brandon courtroom - the latest chapter in this troubling legal saga.  (Winnipeg Free Press)   MORE:   Charges dropped   Charges withdrawn   Beaten girl left to die

Manslaughter case stayed

SYDNEY - Judge Peter Ross says the continued prosecution of Nelson Kenneth MacPhee would be an abuse of process.  MacPhee is serving a 17-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault following shootings in 2005 at a home in Glace Bay.  Kenneth Seymour was killed and his brother Donald was seriously injured.  Donald Seymour died in Dec 2012.  (CP)       



Hit-and-run driver charged

KITCHENER - OPP say an investigation of a fatal collision that killed 27-year-old Jordan Moorehead of Kitchener has now led to a criminal charge against a 55-year-old man from Huron County.   The driver has since been charged with failing to stop at the scene.   (CBC)

Man released

LONGUEUIL - A man arrested in connection with last week's fatal beating of Jenique Delcourt, 23, on a Longueuil bike path was released.  The suspect, a man in his mid-20s, was arrested on Saturday.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Beaten woman dies   Woman assaulted   




BRAMPTON -  Collins Kwarteng, 22, was pronounced dead on scene when emergency personnel arrived at Yellow Avens Blvd, near Airport Rd and Countryside Dr, at about 10pm.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:    1 man dead  

Impaired charge

PINCHER CREEK - RCMP have charged Joseph Jean-Rene Richard, 40, following a Sept 6 fatal collision near Pincher Creek that claimed the life of Shelly Lee Dunbar, 49.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Man charged      




EDMONTON - Police have charged Allan Dean Balay, 47, following a single vehicle collision that left one woman dead.  (Beacon)    MORE:   Driver charged       


SAINT GEORGES - The body of Hygin Veilleux, 73, was found dead in his taxi by a colleague just after 9:30am Saturday in the town of St-Georges.  (CBC)   MORE:   Taxi driver killed    



Homicide taking over

EDMONTON - Gamteysa Muhamed, 21, was last seen Sunday, Sept 7, walking through the Dickinsfield neighbourhood in the area of 146 Ave and 72 St.  EPS detectives said it's believed Muhamed was involved in some high-risk behaviours that may have contributed to his disappearance.  (CTV)       

   3 arrested

MISSISSAUGA - Zack Jelovsek, 19, has been identified as the deceased victim.  Hamza Othman, 19, and Ilir Memedovski, 20, have been charged with second-degree murder. Neil Patel, 20, was charged with accessory after the fact.  (CBC)   MORE:   Arrests made    3 arrested   Teen slain defending pal   




MASKWACIS - Charmaine Louis-Crier, 35 of Maskwacis, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 19-year old woman last August.  (Beacon)  MORE:   Woman charged   Community healing after murder         


BURLINGTON - Elizabeth Nugent, 32, lived at the 478 Pearl St apartment, and was involved in an 'intimate relationship' with Malcolm Copeland, 41, who has been charged with second-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Woman identified   Police ID woman




UNITY - Shirley Parkinson, 56, was found her dead in an outbuilding on her property on Sept 10.  Her husband, Donald, 60, was found outside.  Mounties chose to not release the cause of death out of respect for the family.  (CTV)  MORE:    Covered-up murder-suicide?   RCMP has no business citing 'privacy'    Investigation done


CALGARY - A man in his 50s and his adult son were walking together, with the father carrying a money bag.  The pair was approached by 2 unknown males and an altercation occurred. As a result, the father was stabbed and the bag taken.  Family friends have confirmed that the victim is Maqsood Ahmad.  (CTV)  MORE:   Man dies   Stabbing  




TORONTO - Police have released security images of 3 people of interest in a shooting death of a man outside an after-hours bar earlier this month.  Andrew Surage, 47, was shot dead during a robbery outside the bar on Weston Road on Oct 5.   (CityNews) PREVIOUS:   Man shot during robbery   Shooting outside after-hours bar   Man gunned down   Man dead    

       Woman charged

WINNIPEG - Police say they have charged a woman following the discovery of several dead infants in a Winnipeg storage unit.  Police say Andrea Giesbrecht, who is 40, faces 6 charges of concealing a body.  (CTV)   MORE:   Woman charged with concealing 6 dead infants   Arrest in dead infants case   Legal clash over autopsies     Dead babies   Dead infants  



Woman found dead

MOOSONEE - OPP said the woman was found unresponsive Saturday morning in Moosonee with clear signs of trauma.  She has been identified as Angel Matthews, 27, of Moosonee.  (CBC)   MORE:   Suspicious death    


EDMONTON - Police report that Michael McNeill, 22, died as a result of a stab wound.  Cody Ross Larson, 23, of Edmonton has been charged.   (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Charged   Witness   Man charged   Suspicious death  



Murders - suicide

BRAMPTON - Homicide investigators have concluded their investigation and determined Hashmukhial Mistry, 61, killed his wife Manjulaben Mistry, 57, and his father Dewabhai Mistry, 91, then himself sometime between Oct 11, and Oct 12.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   2 identified   Identified   3 dead  


THUNDER BAY - Police have now identified Jeffrey Luke Achneepineskum, 22, as one of two people charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of Rene Sortolovo, 51.  A 17-year-old girl has also been charged with 2nd degree murder in the case. (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   2 arrested  



Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Yusuf Ali, 18, was shot multiple times shortly before 3pm Monday.   MORE:   Victim identified   Police ID victim    Shooting 

Victim identified

PINE FALLS - Police identified the homicide victim as Ryan Sinclair, 31, of Powerview.  (CTV)   MORE:   RCMP investigate     




STONY PLAIN - Allen Wilson, 18, remains were discovered outside of Stony Plain in Sept.  Garrett Michael Oshvalda, 55, was arrested and is facing a charge of second degree murder.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Man charged   Investigating    Friends mourn loss     

Meth kingpin

CALGARY - Jason Quinn Antonio, 38, the man gunned down in a brazen daylight shooting in the 300-block of Manora Rd NE was accused in the city's largest meth bust.  (QMI)   MORE:    Good father   Homicide investigating   Shooting   Shooting    Meth bust    



Victim identified

MASKWACIS - RCMP have identified Tyrell Preston Soosay, 18, as the man whose remains were found near a home on the Samson Cree Nation this past Sunday.  Tyrell Soosay and the accused, Walter Louis, were cousins.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Man arrested   Homicide  

Hit-and-run victim dies

EDMONTON - Paramjeet Sidhu, 46, was hit as he was in a marked crosswalk at Hodgson Boulevard around 9:30pm Oct 5.  He died Oct 23 as a result of his injuries.  (CTV)   MORE:   Widow pleads for driver to come forward   Victim dies in hospital     



Dementia death

SALMON ARM - John Young, 93, was assaulted at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm after he wandered into the room of another dementia patient who was known to be aggressive.  (CP) 

Victim ID'd

GUELPH - Police have identified the woman found dead at 1541 Gordon St S as Patsy Lewis, 61.   (CBC)   MORE:   Victim identified    Son is person of interest    



Warrant issued

TORONTO - Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Mehmet Akkurt, 20, in connection with a double stabbing that left Dwayne Goodwin, 22, dead.  One of the arrested is Vaughn Shears, 19, of Toronto. The other suspect, a 16-year-old boy.   (CityNews)    MORE:   2 arrested, 1 sought   Warrant for 3rd suspect   Man sought   

Facing charges

TORONTO - Munyaradzi Sithole, 31, was found by paramedics without vital signs near St. Clair Avenue and Symes Road.  Owen Thompson, 33, of Toronto, turned himself in and is charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death. (CP24)   MORE:   Family seeks funds   Fund Munyaradzi Sithole Funeral  



Homicides in Canada 2013

OTTAWA - Canadian police services reported 505 homicides in 2013.  (Stats Can)

Victim ID'd

REGINA - Witnesses saw Rafiqul Islam, 27, get hit at around 8:30pm. (Global)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run   Search



5 years

VANCOUVER - Sarah Leung has been sentenced to a total of 5 years in prison for killing her 2 babies.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Convicted   Psych assessment before sentencing   


TORONTO - A shooting killed Jamal Roache, 26, outside a at a retail plaza in North York.  (CP24)   MORE:   Security video released   Video of shooting   3rd sibling to die  




VAUGHAN - Gul Mohammed Alakoozi, 32, of Ajax, was one of two men shot in Vaughan, ON. He was found outside a residence on 80 Via Borghese St and died of his injuries at the scene.  (CTV)   MORE:   Shooting   Identified    

3 dead in shooting

CONSORT - Shawn Lindsay, Joe Sylvester and Christine Clifford are the 3 people shot and killed in Consort, AB.  (CBC)    MORE:   Shooting deaths   3 dead     'He shot Shawn and my son shot him'  Victim remembered  



Gunned down

OMOA - Henry Beltz and his stepson Rob Beltz were at the bar owned by Henry when two men with weapons walked in and shot them.  Henry had lived in the central American country for nearly 20 years and was well-regarded in the community.  (CTV)   MORE:   2 shot in Honduras   2 shot dead  


TORONTO - Police have identified Dillon Phillips, 22, of Toronto, as the man who was killed in a shooting in the stairwell of an apartment building near the intersection of Markham Road and Eglinton Ave E, shortly after 3:20am.  (CTV)  MORE:   Victim identified   Shot dead  




TORONTO - Belo Brandon, 29, was stabbed inside an apartment on Eglinton Ave W on Sept. 30.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police arrested Alexander Jones, 32, on Sunday.  (CityNews)  MORE:   Murder charge   PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Man dies    


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE - An autopsy performed on Oct 6 determined Harley Smith, 57, was murdered.  Neil Cooling, 51, has been arrested and is now facing charges of second degree murder.    (Beacon)   MORE:   Man charged    Accused     




THUNDER BAY - Police have charged Shane Patrick Ashpanaquestcum, 19, with second degree murder after the stabbing in front of SilverCity.  The victim, Daniel Randall Levac, 20, was from Sachigo Lake First Nation.  (CBC) MORE:   Man in custody   Fatal stabbing   Safety concerns for students  

Guilty plea

CALGARY - Michelle Earp admitted to killing her own mother in a drunken argument she can't recall.  Earp, 47, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the Oct. 21, 2012, stabbing death of Roberta Ironshirt.  (QMI)   MORE:   Woman admits stabbing mother   Woman charged with murder   Woman charged  




OTTAWA - On Dec. 6, 2012, police found the body of Jai Le Zhao, a 25-year-old Chinese student.  Keith Ru, 26, who shared the third-floor flat, had answered the door in a bloody T-shirt.   (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect in court 

Guilty plea

OTTAWA - Adam Prevost, 20, pleaded guilty to criminal negligence and refusing to provide a breath sample in the Oct. 2, 2013, crash that killed Alain Seguin, 54.  PREVIOUS:   Man killed in crash 



Accused named

EDMONTON - Tamara Zohner, 29, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.  (CTV)      MORE:   Driver identified   Police wrong about publication ban  Impaired driver   


TORONTO - Nahom Berhane, 34, was stabbed to death outside Danny Greens Billiards.  Osama Abdulaziz Filli, 23, of Toronto, was charged.  (CityNews)    MORE:   Identified    Murder charge 



Victim identified

CALGARY - Police identified Kathy Lynn Reid, 37, as the woman whose body was found in a pickup truck in SE Calgary.  CPS charged James Kruse, 36, with one count of first-degree murder.  (Beacon)  MORE:   Woman identified   Murder charge        

Domestic homicide

WINNIPEG - Jenna Marsden, 27, was assaulted early Sunday morning in a home in the 500 block of Burnell St.  Police arrested Erwin John Spence, 25, at the hospital following the incident.  (Winnipeg Free Press)   MORE:   Woman killed   Man charged  




TORONTO - Police confirmed that Xian Xu Liu, 65, was the victim of a fatal assault.  Investigators arrested and charged Shou Quan Chen, 70, with second-degree murder.   (Toronto Star)  

Man arrested

Arrest made

Woman killed





CLINTON - Boris Panovski, 70, was arrested Pearson International Airport.  Donato Frigo, 70, and his wife were shot while training their hunting dogs near the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area, on Saturday, Sept. 13.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Canada wide warrant   Suspect named   


TORONTO - Police responded to a call at 9:45pm for a person wielding a knife at a house on Axsmith Crescent.  San Tai Yuan, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. Zhebin Cong, 43, faces one count of first-degree murder.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Charged   Stabbing   1 arrested     1 dead  




TORONTO - A 17-year-old Toronto boy is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Hamid Aminzada, 19.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Stabbed in school   Trying to break up confrontation    Stabbed     

Husband charged

ARNPRIOR -  Pamela Mimnagh, 55, was hit on Charles St  just after 2:30pm, but she died of her injuries.  Police charged her husband Clive Mimnagh, 65, of Edmonton at the scene.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man in custody    



Guilty plea

RALEIGH - Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Edmonton-born Nancy Cooper.   (CBC)   MORE:   'There's closure'    Lighter sentence    


GRANDE PRAIRIE - John William Rock, 28, was shot in the parking lot of the Canadian Brew House at 108 St and 104A Ave in Grande Prairie.   (QMI)   MORE:  Man shot   Shooting    




TORONTO - Abdul Monir, 31, came to Canada in May. He began working at Pizza Time, a restaurant on Markham Rd.  (CBC)   MORE:   Targeted murder   Double shooting   


CALGARY - At approximately 12:30pm police were called to a home in the 200-block of Holy Cross Lane SW.  Scott Monrow Ferguson, 24, has been charged.  (CTV)  MORE:   Man charged  



Victim identified

WINNIPEG - Janelle Jirasek, 24, of Winnipeg died from injuries after being rushed to hospital.  Kyle William Hunter, 25, faces numerous charges.  (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbing death   Man in custody   Homicide    


PRINCE ALBERT - A 41-year-old man is in custody facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Cory Brown, who was found dead in a home in Prince Albert Sept 6.  (CBC)   MORE:   Charged       




PICKERING - Police say a woman found dead after a fire was the victim of a homicide.  The woman has been identified as Carmela Knight, 39.   (CP)   MORE:   Death suspicious   Fire death suspicious      

Security issue 

EDMONTON - A jury found 31-year-old Kirsten Lamb mentally unfit to stand trial in the death of her mother.  Sandra Darlene Lamb, 49, was found dead inside her Capilano home in November 2010.  (CBC)   



Son charged

SOOKE - Michael McCormick, 36 has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his mother Pamela Dyer, 64.   (CP)   MORE:   Murder charge laid  


LETHBRIDGE - Police arrested Lucien Crane Chief, 40, in connection with the murder of Cynthia Badarm, 37, of Lethbridge.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Assault claims woman   



Murder charge

CALGARY - The man arrested following the shooting death of Natasha Farah, 26, is now facing a charge of second-degree murder.   (Beacon)  MORE:   2nd degree charge   Innocent bystander   Woman shot dead     

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Police have identified a man who died after being shot in the Jane St and Lawrence Ave W area as Joseph Okoro, 21, of Toronto.  (CityNews)   MORE:   Identified     Shooting   


2 suspects sought

TORONTO - Richard Pepper, 60, died in hospital after an altercation with a group of men around 8pm Thursday on Mabelle Ave.  Jamal Abdinasir Hassan, 22, and Gonffa Krow, 20, both of Toronto, are wanted by police.  (CityNews)  MORE:   Victim dies in hospital   2 men charged   Suspects surrender to police 

Arrest made 

EDMONTON - Daryl Pierre Rivest, 42, was arrested stemming from the death of Justin Mark Samuels, 25.  Samuels died after he was stabbed in a downtown Edmonton nightclub in the area of 107 St and 104 Ave in the early hours of May 15, 2013.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing    Victim identified  



Husband and wife found dead

ATIKAMEG - When the responding officers entered the home, they discovered the bodies of Mary Ann Thunder, 83, and her husband Elzear Thunder, 83.  (Beacon)   MORE:   RCMP investigating   


ALEXANDER FIRST NATION - When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of Ian Cardinal, 28, in the ditch.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Man killed on gravel road   Possible hit-and-run 




TORONTO - Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting that killed Zaid Athir Youssef, 17, and Michael Menjivar, 15, on Oct. 6.  The suspect cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  (CBC)  

Arrest made


5 sought

2 more persons of interest

Victims identified

Overcome with grief

Wrong place at the wrong time

Hunt for suspects   




ROLLING RIVER FIRST NATION - RCMP responded to a call about the death of a 24-year-old man on the First Nation on Aug. 16.  Vaughan Wilson, 27, was charged with manslaughter.   (CTV)   MORE:   Charges laid    

Suspect turns himself in

EDMONTON - Police said Collin James Courteoreille, 20, turned himself in.  The charges stem from the shooting death of Sylvin St. Pierre, 20, on August 25.   (CTV)   MORE:   Wanted   Warrant issued   




KIMMIRUT - Pauloosie Padluq, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Koomoo Pootoogoo, 30.  (CBC)   MORE:   Charged   

Victim ID'd

THUNDER BAY - Police have identified the body of a man found dead off the bike path in Chapples Park as William Darryl Wapoose, 32.  (CBC)   MORE:   Body identified    



2nd person charged  

DARTMOUTH - A second person is now accused of killing Daniel Michael Pellerin, 28.  Police arrested Trevor Hannan, 23, of Dartmouth.  Friday police arrested a 15-year-old boy. (CBC)   MORE:   2nd person charged   Victim identified   Hunt for 2 men    

Babysitter charged

TORONTO - 8 months after the suspicious death of Ja'zara Garrison-Downey, a 32-month-old girl, her 18-year-old babysitter has been charged with second-degree murder.   (Toronto Star)  MORE:   Teen babysitter charged   Babysitter charged  




TORONTO - Alexandre Joseph Lavallee, 53, was taken to hospital, where he died the following day.  Paul Douglas Richard, 56, has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CBC)  MORE:   Man dies in hospital   Murder charge    Fatal assault   

Guilty plea  

EDMONTON - The youth was 17 when he killed John Stanley Kwiatkowski in his Rundle Heights bedroom during a random break-and-enter on the night of April 13, 2011. (Edmonton Journal)      MORE:   John Stanley Kwiatkowski   



Victim ID'd

CALGARY - Police have identified John Maciver, 38, of Calgary as the man who died as a result of a stab wound he suffered in a parking lot in NW Calgary on Monday night.  Not long after, police had taken a 17-year old male into police custody. (Beacon)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing  17-year-old arrested     Teen picked up   

1 charged

TORONTO - Olatoyebi Waheed, 24, died of a gunshot wound to the chest on Aug. 19.  Charged with murder and attempted murder is Franklin Afrifa, 25.   Police are also searching for another suspect, Benard Asante, 24, also known as Benard Kissi.  (CBC)   MORE:   Cops hunt accused killer   1 arrested, 1 wanted    Victim Identified   Known 



Murder charge

EDMONTON - Juan Rolan Checkel, 24, was charged in the slaying of Genevieve Lucienne Auger, 32, whose body was found after a house fire in the area of 173rd St and 77th Ave on, Oct 1.  (CTV)

House fire to cover-up murder

Tenant charged

Murder charge

Homicide confirmed

Death a homicide    



Suspect turns himself in

BRAMPTON - Mahan Dori, 21, was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  Che'don Jackson, 22, identified publicly by police as a suspect turned himself in.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Suspect   Police seek suspect     

Suspicious death

MACKENZIE - Maurice Wallace, 49, was discovered on a property on the east side of Mackenzie.  RCMP say a 17-year-old was taken into custody and has been remanded under the Mental Health Act for assessment.  (CP)   MORE:   RCMP investigating   Teen in custody   Victim named    




FOX LAKE - In the early hours of Aug 22, 2014, police responded to a report of a shooting and found Ramona Noskiye, 46, dead at the scene.  Andy Noskiye, 20, was apprehended.  (Edmonton Journal)  

Victim identified

HUNTINGDON - The family of Robert McGee has confirmed that he was the man struck and killed by a speeding driver on Saturday evening.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Driver to be charged     Fleeing stolen vehicle kills pedestrian   




CALGARY - Jacoba Davidson, 26, the woman who was behind the wheel when an elderly man was struck by a pickup truck and killed in Calgary last January has been fined $2,000.  Police talked to Davidson and determined she had no idea what happened.   (CP)   


WINNIPEG - Police identified the victim as Jeffery Campbell, 25, of Winnipeg.  Michael Tyler John Boubard, 21, of Winnipeg has been charged with second-degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Arrest made   Homicide arrest   Stabbing victim dies in hospital  



Persons of interest

OTTAWA - Jabeir Jemmie, 21, was fatally stabbed at 360 Elgin St.    (CTV)   MORE:   Police mages   3 sought  

Street racing death

MISSISSAUGA - Police said Mohammad Haniff, 29, was driving at high speed.  (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged  



Charges upgraded

HAMILTON - Charges against Brantford police officer Ryan Grant will be upgraded to impaired driving causing death, after 27-year-old Joey Flaherty, a passenger who fell out of Grant's Jeep has died in hospital.   (CBC)    


OSHAWA - Alan Smith has been acquitted of murder in the 1974 killing of Beverly Smith.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Judge throws out all evidence    



Woman an innocent bystander

TORONTO - Jelena Loncar, 32, died at hospital after shots rang out.  (QMI)   MORE:   Victims identified   Shooting   Shooting outside nightclub   Woman dead, man injured  


EDMONTON - The deceased has been identified as Baldish Kang, 61.  Piara Kang was arrested.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged   Husband charged   Accused had mental health issues   




MONTAGUE - Herbert Brent McGuigan, 68, and son, Brendon Patrick McGuigan, 39, were found dead in a home on St Mary's Road.  Alfred Guy Vuozzo, 46, of Lower Montague was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. (CBC)   MORE:   Priest says town stunned   Victim were shot     

Victim ID'd

HAMILTON - A 14-year-old boy who died of a stab wound after a fight in Hamilton, ON, Monday night, has been identified by friends as Jesse Clarke.  13 people were at the scene of the stabbing.   (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbing victim   Friends ID victim   Brawl death   Armed conflict     Suspect charged    



Manslaughter charge

CALGARY - Brian Blackkettle, 35, was found unconscious in the Century Gardens Park, at 8 St and 7 Ave SW, on Sunday, July 27 and died later in hospital.   Blaine Manywounds, 26, is charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Victim ID'd   Homicide    Death a homicide   Warned of going downtown    

Time served

EDMONTON - Audrey Kipling, 26, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a Nov. 1, 2012, altercation on the Assumption First Nations reserve.  Court heard Kipling stabbed victim Stanley 'Marty' Testawich twice in the leg as well as stabbing another woman in the back during a drunken fight over a phone.   (QMI)



STONE MOUNTAIN INSTITUTION - Duane Edward Taylor, 53, was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:15pm on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014.   RCMP charged Cordell Charles, 25, with first-degree murder.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Possible homicide   Inmate found dead 


WINNIPEG - Helder Serpa, 57, was walking home in the area when he was confronted by an unknown man. Matthew James Sellner, 35, is facing charges of second degree murder.  (Metro)  PREVIOUS:   Stabbing   Stabbed man found    Injured man dies 


Vigil held

TORONTO - Mohamed Yay was stabbed multiple times in the early morning hours of Aug. 2 outside a housing complex on 540 West Mall.   (CityNews)   MORE:   Father of 5   Witnesses reluctant   Man stabbed  

Body in bag identified

WINNIPEG - Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug 9.  (CBC)   MORE:   Runaway's body found   Missing teen murdered    Report about victim to be kept secret    'Chronic runaways' create challenges for police  



Man turns himself in

EDMONTON - Justin Nanaquawetung, 26, turned himself in to homicide detectives working on the investigation into the death of Michael Bradley Laronde, 33, of SK.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Charges   Homicide   Victim in altercation   Victim ID'd   Suspicious death   Police investigating        

Remains identified

KAMLOOPS - On June 1, ATV riders found a skull in a remote area near Campbell Lake and White Lake.  That person was identified as Samantha Paul, 25, who was reported missing in September 2013.  MORE:   Remains missing woman   More remains found   Samantha Paul  



Driver turns himself in

MILTON - Joel Van Beek, 25, turned himself in and has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.  (CP)  PREVIOUS:   Cyclist dead after collision with ATV    


TIMMINS - Police said the investigation into the death of Mario Wesley, 54, is a murder investigation.   (Timmins Times)   MORE:   TPS probes murder   Suspicious death  




LOS ANGELES - Douglas Bradford, 62, was convicted in the August 1979 death of Lynne Knight, 28, of Stratford, ON.   (PostMedia)    MORE:   Conviction     Cold case in court     

Woman charged

LONDON, ON - Police said Ruth Burger, 65, is charged with criminal negligence causing death in relation to the death of Addison Hall, 6.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Newborn dies     Police probe  




THUNDER BAY - Police have identified 8-year-old Brandi Marie Wingert as the victim of domestic assault on Donald St W.  (CBC) MORE:   Police identify victim   Possible murder-sucide   Amazing little girl 

Woman charged

WINNIPEG - Officers identified the man killed as Arthur Haussermann, 53.  Clarissa Dawn Ponace, 29, faces charges.  (CTV)  MORE:   Arrest made   Woman charged   2nd woman charged 



6th person charged

THUNDER BAY - Police announced that Christopher David Meeseetawageesic, 25, is the latest person to be charged in the death of Lloyd Oskineegish, 44.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   5 suspects remanded     

Hit-and-run accused 

HAMILTON - Steve Marcotte, 44, was killed Saturday when his motorcycle and a farm tractor collided on Upper Centennial Parkway. David Bobor, 45, had been arrested and charged.   (Hamilton Spectator)




EDMONTON - The victim, Emery Robert Cardinal, 42, was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  Jeremy Edward Bemis, 36, has been charged.   (CTV)  MORE:   Charges   

Driver turns himself in

VAUGHAN -  Chandrowci Basdeo, 82, of Vaughan was hit while walking along the southbound lanes of Hwy 400.  (QMI)   MORE:   Alzheimer's    Man charged   Apparent hit and run   Pedestrian killed 



Body found

REGINA - Police arrested 7 men in connection to an investigation that has since been deemed a homicide.  The canine unit located the body of Shawn Douglas, 54, in a rural area, NE of the city.  (Global)   MORE:  7 charged   7 arrested     

Murder charge

WINDSOR - Police have upgraded an attempted murder charge against Deanna Gamblin, 24, to first-degree murder after one of the two males struck by her car early Sunday morning died.   (Windsor Star)   MORE:   Murder charge laid  



Gunned down 

MONTREAL - Reputed gang leader Ducarme Joseph, 46, was gunned down in Montreal's St. Michel neighbourhood.   (CTV)   MORE:   Gang leader shot   Gang leader found shot   Killing shatters peace  

Murder investigation

CALGARY - Colton Crowshoe, 18, was last seen leaving a party in Abbeydale with friends in the early morning hours of July 4th.  Crowshoe's body was found in a pond just off Stoney Trail and 16 Ave NE.  (CTV)   MORE:   Family speaks out 




PARADISE - The death of Robert Pitcher, 31, whose dead body was found in an unfinished subdivision in Paradise, involved a shooting.    (CBC)  MORE:   Targeted killing   


THUNDER BAY - Police identify the accused as Keith Mishenene, 21, Felton Sakanee, 26, and Larissa Shingabis, 20.  (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Body found   Police still on the scene    




MUSKODAY - Jared Bear, 11, was out riding his bike with some friends near the Muskoday Bridge on Muskoday First Nation.  He was stuck by a small car and succumb to his injuries.  (CKOM)   MORE:   Victim pushed friend out of harm's way    Charged man gets bail   

2 charged

CALGARY - Ojullo Mark Ojullo, 20, and Shannoh Jabet, 19, have both been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Ayuen Ajak Goot, also known as Devon Goot.  (Beacon)   MORE:   2 facing murder charges 


Wanted arrested

NEW TECUMSETH - A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for Shilo Marcino Beals, 31, of Cherry Brook, NS.  Beals is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Bowser on July 10, 2004.  (CTV)   MORE:   Warrant arrest  Kevin James Bowser   Accused eludes police   Shot dead   Bowser    

Free in Canada

TORONTO - Sarah Augustine allegedly stabbed her daughters, Rachel, 5, and Sophie, 2-and-a-half months, dozens of times each on September 16, 2010.  Augustine was charged with 2 counts of murder, but was never tried.   (CityNews)   MORE:   2 children murdered   I had no intention of killing my kids



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