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Lower Mainland Murders 2014

Lower Mainland Murders 2013

Homicides in Canada 2013

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


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    



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      


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    



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      


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    


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)    MORE:    Unfit for trial


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   


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  


Warrant issued

TORONTO - Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of Mehmet Akkurt, 20, in connection with a double stabbing in the city's east end 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      


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



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    



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    

2 men sought

TORONTO - Police have identified the victim as Jules Jashawn Morrison, 21, of Toronto.  (QMI)   MORE:   Victim identified   Police identify victim   Shooting      



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   



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   Wife said farm was being watched     


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   


'Nameless' lawsuit

EDMONTON - The mothers of 2 girls who died while in the care of the province have filed separate lawsuits alleging the deaths were wrongful and caused by negligence.  (QMI)



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 on Sunday, 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  



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       



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    



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


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   


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   


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    


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      


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  


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 


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)

Parliament Hill shooting   

Nathan Cirillo

Media spin doesn't reflect reality

Quit calling these guys terrorists    

RCMP statement about shootings

Ideology or pathology

Video left by shooter

Crowds gather for funeral   

Shooting not terrorism  



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  Teen killer pleads guilty  


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   Mr. Big cold case arrest   Confession was coerced  


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:   Victim identified   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


2 youths charged

CALGARY - Police have officially charged 2 youths in connection to the murder of Gabriel Okeynan, 45, outside a NE mall.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   13-year-old also charged   Charged   2nd youth charged    Teen charged    


COLD LAKE - Lionel John Arsenault, 28, is accused of killing Dennis Leonard Cardinalk, 44.  Cardinal went missing from his hometown of Cold Lake back on Feb. 1, 2011.  (CHED)     MORE:   Charges laid    Murder charges 


'Learn from mistakes'

WINNIPEG - Adam Langan previously pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving causing death for a Aug. 24, 2013, pile-up that claimed the life of Doreen Chaikowsky.   (QMI)   MORE:   Family rejects remorse claim   Call for 4+ sentence   Family speaks at sentencing  


WINNIPEG - Naomi Ross, 20, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.  Police identified the victim as Lorie Maureen Bearbull, 37.   (CTV)   MORE:   Woman charged   Stabbing   Woman stabbed   Victim stabbed stalker  


2 suspects under arrest

THUNDER BAY - The homicide investigation began after Christopher Adams, 52, succumbed to his injuries.  Becky Re-Anna Mamakway, 21, and Carl Spencer Rae, 31, had been charged with aggravated assault and remain in custody.  2 men are still being sought by police.  (TB News Watch) MORE:   Assault victim dies  


CALGARY - Suryan Giama, 25, was last seen by a family member on Feb 17, 2014 at a home in Woodbine.  Kevin Douglas Dalton, 35, was arrested at a home in SE Calgary without incident.   (Beacon)  MORE:   Manslaughter charge   Police lay charges   Body ID'd   Body of missing man found   Remains discovered


Driver facing charges

EDMONTON - Bradley Nordell, 42, is facing charges of careless driving, and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.  (CTV)  

Victim identified

BRAMPTON - A body discovered behind a Brampton strip mall has been identified as Tho Huynh, 53, of Brampton.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Body found 


4 years

SUDBURY - Lance Solomon pleaded guilty in March to impaired driving causing death.  Wesley Bob, 65, a passenger in the car Solomon was driving, was killed.  (QMI)    PREVIOUS:   'I forgive you'      

Bus shelter beating    

TORONTO - Police found Duane Small, 44, suffering from serious head injuries inside a bus shelter.  Raymond McCurdy, 39, was arrested and charged.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:   Man charged   Suspect held    Bleeding man dies     


Brothers sentenced

HALIFAX - Dustan Preeper, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Melissa Dawn Peacock.  Joshua Preeper, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  Dustan also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Ben Hare, 26, of Truro.  (CTV)   MORE:   Brothers sentenced   Sentenced   Melisa Dawn Peacock   Tip pays $150K

More arrested

TORONTO - George Fawell, 24, was found near railway tracks Aug. 24, 2012 around 10:45am.  Mauro Granados-Arana, 25, Wayne Estwick, 26, Michael Martins, 52, Ashley Andrews, 28, Lori Ann Crook, 39, were arrested and charged.   (Inside Toronto)     MORE:   Man already in custody   Arrests   Wanted man arrested   2nd woman wanted   Woman charged  


Victim's body in freezer

SASKATOON - Anthony Quattrocchi, 30, is alleged to have killed Benjamin Green, 38, sometime between June 22 and June 25. Police said he then hid the victim's body in a deep freeze.   (CBC)    MORE:   Victim identified   Man charged   Suspect named   Charged     

Victim identified

CHARLOTTETOWN - Police say Kent David Gallant, 45 of Charlottetown, died at the scene of the stabbing at the corner of St. Peters Road and Brows Lane.  A 17-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree murder in the case.  (CBC)   MORE:   Friends in shock   Stabbing rattles neighbourhood   


Parents murdered

WARWICK TOWNSHIP - Police say the body of Susan Gubbels, 55, was found in a home in Warwick Township while Mario Gubbels, 54, was found dead shortly later inside a vehicle in London.  The couple's son, Jeremy Gubbels, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder.  (CP)     MORE:   Charged with killing parents    


TORONTO - Police have identified a suspect in the Douglas Parker shooting death in May.  Parker, 20, was found with gunshot wounds to the chest on Walpole Ave on May 24.  Police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Conrad Grizzle, 20, of Toronto. (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:   Targeted   Shooting   1 dead, 3 injured   Children scatter    



CALGARY - Douglas Garland was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Calgary residents Kathy and Alvin Liknes, as well as second-degree murder in the death of the couple's 5-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien.  The charges come a day after police announced that the search for the family had become a triple murder investigation. (CBC)  

An intelligent man with mental issues

Trial without a body poses challenges

Volunteers join search effort

Who is Douglas Garland

Garland formally charged

There's still hope


Violent crime happened

Violent incident

Amber alert 


Husband charged

ASSUMPTION - Ryan Seniantha, 34, has been charged with murder after the remains of his wife were found by a police dog in a remote rural area near Assumption, AB.  (CP)   MORE:   Husband charged      


RICH VALLEY - RCMP responded to the rural Rich Valley home of Roxanne Lang, 44, after receiving a report of an unresponsive woman at the residence.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Death declared homicide    


Impaired charge

NATION TOWNSHIP - Renaud Savage, 24, of Casselman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Nation Township.  Miguel Demers, 23, of Alexandria, North Glengarry Township has been charged.  (CTV)   

Driver charged

ST. CATHARINES - A 67-year-old local woman is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck early Saturday.  Pirasath Aiyathurai, 30, of Brampton was charged.  (QMI)   MORE:   Impaired hit-and-run driver     


Body found

JOHN D'OR PRAIRIE - RCMP have charged Malena Loonskin’s, 26, common-law husband, Jason Tallcree with second degree murder and indignity to human remains.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Common-law husband charged  


OTTAWA - The teen suspect wanted for the prom night murder of Brandon Volpi was arrested in Toronto.  18-year-old Devonty Hackett faces a charge of second-degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Wanted   Canada-wide warrant   Wanted  Stabbing        


Family sues

EDMONTON - Jonathan Jake Cardinal, the Edmonton man accused of killing a father of two last month in a fatal hit and run, is being sued for more than $7M.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Suspect arrested   Charged   Suspect     Hit-and-run    

Charges upgraded

WINDSOR - An elderly woman, who police say was viciously attacked with a hammer has died.  Charges have now been upgraded against the accused, her son, Damian Hawley, 54, to first degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Hammer attack victim dies 


  No charges 

HALIFAX - The investigation was sparked when Gordon Longphee was hurt on May 11 and taken to hospital. Longphee died in hospital on May 17.   (CBC)   MORE:   No charges laid in death at special care home   Calls for review      Man dies from injuries     Quest Regional Rehabilitation Centre 


GRANDE PRAIRIE - When police arrived, they discovered the body of Devin Pisch, 27.  Jerrid Rychard, 35, and Gregory Decker, 33, are facing a number of weapons-related charges.  (Beacon)   MORE:   2 arrested   Death deemed homicide    Trio wanted on outstanding warrants     



LITTLE TANCOOK ISLAND - Terry Roy Levy, 60, is accused of shooting his daughter's boyfriend Terry Green, 47.    (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Charge   Homicide  

Victim identified 

CALGARY - Eliah McEdwards, 20, of Calgary was struck and killed while he was walking along 16 Ave NE.  (CTV)   MORE:   Victim ID'd    Amazing 'big brother'



EDMONTON - Aaron Mullins, 28, turned himself in to police and has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Kerry McGill, 41.   (Beacon)

Suspect turns himself in

Homicide suspect

Suspicious death

Police investigating

Autopsy results inconclusive


Gunned down 

TALLAHASSEE - Police say Daniel Markel, 42, was gunned down at his home in Tallahassee at around 11am on Friday.  Investigators said they are treating Markel's death as a homicide but have released few details about the case.  (CTV)   

Lack of information

Law professor dead


Gunned down at his home

Targeted attack

Dan Markel 


2 charged

TORONTO - Police say Rala Federick, 36, was standing with another man in the morning of July 6 when a third man approached and shot them both.  Shaqwan Kawano and Alton Grant, both 19, are charged with first-degree murder.  (CP)  


2 charged

Police charge 2 men


Double shooting

Man dies

Victim remembered    



TORONTO - The man convicted of murdering Mimi Khonsari in Barrie 10 years ago has been sentenced.  This marked the second time Claire Spiers has been sentenced for Khonari's murder. (CTV)     

Killer sentenced
Sentenced again
Justice system collateral damage
Serial criminal
Verdict tossed because of jury vetting



ALEXIS FIRST NATION RESERVE - The victim, identified as Warren Potts, 23, was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived.  The half-brother of the victim, Nakoa Potts, 27, was arrested and charged with first degree murder.  (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbing  

Jury finds man guilty

SASKATOON - The jury said that Neil Lee Yakimchuk, 34, was guilty of shooting and killing Isho Hana, 34 in 2004.  In April, a Calgary jury found Yakimchuk guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Juan Carlos Dequina in December 2008.   (CP)  MORE:   Guilty


Charges upgraded

ALLISTON - Geoffrey Gaston, 41, died in hospital from his injuries.  Police later found the 31-year-old driver of the pickup, Marcello Fracassi and charged him with failing to remain at the scene and impaired driving.  (CityNews)   MORE:   Hit-and-run    


WINNIPEG - Police identified the victim of the fatal stabbing near Union Station on July 1 as Tanner Roland Beaulieu, 25, of Winnipeg.  Kevin Glenn Bunn, 25, of Winnipeg faces charges.  (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbing arrests made    Arrests    Violence leaves 1 dead  


Man dies in hospital 

SASKATOON - Terrance Buffalo, 42, was found injured when police arrived and was transported to hospital.  Dallas Buffalo, 19, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with aggravated assault.  (CTV)   


MONTREAL - Amalan Thandapanithosigar, 34, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jeyrasan Manikarajah, 40, after a stabbing in Cote-des-Neiges.  (CTV)  MORE:   Family friends gather to mourn 



SASKATOON - Frances Rose Sugar, 50, is charged with the second degree murder of Lindey Sugar, 34.    (CBC)  MORE:   Woman charged   Mother charged   


KITCHENER - Derrick Lawlor accused of strangling Mark James McCreadie, 50, to death killed Locklyn Hutchings 1985.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Assault charges   Police identify body   Man's body found  



MONTREAL - Jonathan Mahautiere, 18, appeared in court to face murder charges after a teenaged girl was killed Saturday night at a 5800 Sherbrooke E hotel in Montreal.  The 17-year-old victim has been identified, but cannot be named due to a publication ban.   (CTV)   MORE:   Murdered girlfriend   Woman dies  

Government hiding behind Act

EDMONTON - The mother of the 8-year-old who died of a drug overdose while in provincial care wants the world to know their names.  The woman wants her name and face shown and her daughter's name published - but the government won't allow it.  She believes the legislation gives the government a cloak to hide behind.  (CBC) 


Woman dies

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Trisha Wise, 20, a resident of Ontario, was walking along Range Road 54, NE of the town of Rocky Mountain House, following a suspected argument with Christopher William Ross, 28.  An SUV struck Wise and she died at the crash scene.  (CTV)   MORE:   Impaired driving causing death    


NAPANEE - Provincial police say it's been determined that the deaths of a husband and wife in the Napanee area were a murder-suicide.  Police say post-mortem examinations determined that Patricia Asselstine, 43, was killed by her husband, Benjamin Lindsay, 47, who then committed suicide.  (CP)   MORE:   Police release names       


Caregiver charged

GUELPH - Bobby Gregoire, 33, was charged with second degree murder.  Police said officers were called to a Guelph home at 5:11am on Aug. 21, 2012, after an infant was found without vital signs. Chase William Gregoire-Swartz died the next day at 4:29pm.  (QMI)   MORE:   Father charged

5 years

TORONTO - Police said Oliver Karafa was driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, and travelling at more than twice the posted speed limit.  Upon striking the pole, Karafa's passenger, David Chiang, 24, was ejected from the vehicle. (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Found guilty    



EDMONTON - Police have charged Emily Holmes, 19, in connection with the death of David Finkelman, a 27-year old pedestrian who was killed as he was crossing Whyte Ave on Jan 27.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Woman charged   

Homicide during robbery

ROSSLAND - Mounties have identified Thomas Feeney, 75, the victim of a violent homicide during a robbery at a home near Rossland, BC.  (CP)   MORE:   RCMP seek public assistance   Man murdered during robbery   Police seek information   Victim identified  


Murder charge

LUMBY - Howard Everett is believed to have shot Linda Marie Stewart, 51.  (Castanet)   MORE:   Identified   Murder     

Impaired arrested

EDMONTON - Ryan Richard Wilneff, 28, has been charged in a single-vehicle collision that left a 28-year old man dead on Jan 22, 2014.   (CTV)   


Teen accused

BRAMPTON - Police have charged a teenager with impaired driving after a deadly crash with a transport truck in Brampton.  The teen was at the wheel of a car which collided with a tractor-trailer on Airport Road.  Kam Gill, 18, was killed in the crash.  (CityNews)    MORE:   Impaired teen charged   Crash leaves 1 dead, 3 injured   

In custody

PRINCE ALBERT - Orren Johnson, 25, is charged with first-degree murder and break and enter in connection to the death of Clayton James Bear, 17.  Jordan Christopher Herron, 20, also faces charges of first-degree murder and break and enter.  (CTV)  PREVIOUS:   Charges laid   Grieving   Death a homicide    Victim dies in hospital



MONTREAL - Police said Desire François Bérubé James, 52, was stabbed in the upper body and was found dead on the scene.  (CBC)  MORE:   Man stabbed to death     Homicide 


ASHCROFT - RCMP says Shane Gyoba, 27, was charged after a body was found in the Ashcroft home he shared with his uncle, Ed Gyoba.    (CTV)  MORE:   Homicide     Charges laid


Murders, suicide

ORO-MEDONTE - The 3 bodies found in a burnt car near Barrie, last week are those of a Mississauga father and his 2 sons.  Testing has since identified the remains of the Samuel Masih, 36, Santosh, 4 and Tyrese, 10.   (CBC) 

Bodies dad, kids

Bodies ID'd

Boy had been adopted months before

Headed for divorce

Missing father & sons

OPP investigating    


Father, son dead

SAINT LIBOIRE - A train and a car collided east of St. Hyacinthe around 7:15 Monday morning, killing a 42-year-old man and a 21-month old boy.  Police have confirmed they are Thierry Patenaude-Turcotte and his son Nicolas.   (CTV)   MORE:   Custody battle   Train, SUV crash      

Charges laid

PENHOLD - RCMP have charged Jessica Masyk, 25, of Penhold with a number of counts following the hit and run collision that claimed the life of Trystan Sorensen, 18, of Penhold on May 20.  (Beacon)   PREVIOUS:   Longboarded killed   Skateboarder killed   


Body found

INNISFIL - A suspect is due in court in Barrie on Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder after the body of a woman was discovered in a Recreation Dr home in nearby Innisfil.  Richard William Dowdell, 54, of Innisfil was arrested at the scene.  (CP) 


MONTREAL - The body of a man in his 40s (Serge Savage) was discovered near the Lachine Canal.  In a home on Briand St police found the body of a woman in her 50s (Sylvie Larocque).  (CBC)  MORE:   Police confirm murder-suicide   2 bodies found   Tragic break     


Went to move car

TORONTO - Abshir Hassan, a 31-year-old substitute teacher, left to move his car and was shot with 2 others - a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman - outside the apartment building where he lived.  (Globe & Mail)  


Teacher remembered

'All that's good'

'Good' man

Family mourns

No motive for triple shooting


4th trial

HAMILTON - Robert Badgerow will make legal history by becoming the first Canadian to be tried 4 times for first-degree murder.  The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted the Crown the right to try the Hamilton man once again for the murder of nursing assistant Diane Werendowicz.  (Hamilton Spectator)   PREVIOUS:  Unluckiest man     Who killed Diane Werendowicz    Juries were never told 

Child services failed

SASKATOON - In a report Bob Pringle said the death of Lee Bonneau, 6, reportedly at the hands of a 10-year-old boy on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation last year, could have been avoided had child services acted sooner and heeded the many warnings by police and school officials.  (QMI)   PREVIOUS:   Brutal child slaying   Suspect known as troubled child   Victim identified   Death ruled a homicide   Suspicious death 


6 years

CALGARY - Tony Harrison, 45, died in July 2012 on 17th Ave near 82nd St SE after Kelly James York swerved his van into the oncoming lane.  (CBC)    MORE:   Family 'elated' with sentence

Homicide arrest

PUKATAWAGAN - Henrietta Bear, 35, faces a charge of second degree murder in the death of her common-law husband, Lanny Dumas, 36.  (CTV)   MORE:   Stabbing   Woman arrested   



ROUTHIERVILLE - Christian Chabot is charged in the murders of Michelle Clusiau, 37, and Mathieu Clusiau-Perron, 5.  (QMI)  MORE:   Charged   Man charged   Arrest after manhunt    Domestic killings   Man to be charged 


MACGREGOR  - Jason Conway, 21, of MacGregor has been charged with first degree murder of Niels 'Arne' Nielsen, 96, on May 25.  (Portage Daily Graphic)  MORE:   Man charged   Murder investigation   Death a homicide  



OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION - Joshua Zedidiah Parisian, 26, is accused of killing a 34-year-old man at an OCN home.   (Winnipeg Free Press)  MORE:   Man charged   Stabbing  


GLENDON - RCMP have charged Debbie Doonanco, 41, of Glendon AB with first degree murder in the death of her common law husband, Kevin Feland, 44.  (Beacon)    MORE:   Woman charged   Woman charged   


Gunman killed priest   

ST PAUL – RCMP believe that John Carlos Quadros, the man who died in a shootout with RCMP in St. Paul, AB, is responsible for killing Father Gilbert Dasna.  (CBC)   MORE:   Autopsy results released    St. Paul Diocese statement   'Mayhem'   Health store owner suspect   Homicide   Gunman a religious zealot 

    Victim ID'd

INNISFAIL - Police have released the identity of the man whose body was found in a burning truck outside Innisfail, AB.  Oleg Alex Cusnir, 27, of Innisfail, and the truck were found in a field off Range Road 273.  (CBC)   MORE:   Body identified   'I think I'm going to die'   Body found   Murder probe        


Man charged

SASKATOON - RCMP arrested Daniel Smith, 57, and charged him with murder in the 2010 death of Roger Byer.  (CTV)   MORE:   Arrest made    Charged    

2-years probation

DORVAL - The 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in September to criminal negligence causing death in the January 2013 shooting of his 16-year-old brother.  (CBC)   MORE:   Probation   


Impaired charge

DAUPHIN - RCMP said a 28-year-old man died when two snowmobiles crashed near Rainbow Beach in January.  Erlender Sigurdson of Dauphin faces one count of impaired driving causing death.  (CP)  


FORT MCMURRAY - RCMP have charged Kevin McLernon, 28, with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 36-year old Fort McMurray woman.  (Beacon)  MORE:   Man charged   Woman stabbed    


Street racing teens charged

BARRIE - Theresa Van Wieren-Wisch, 45, was killed on April 4 after a BMW collided with her Toyota as she was leaving a Tim Hortons parking lot.  Two 17-year-olds are charged with dangerous driving causing death.   (QMI)   

Facing charges

VEGREVILLE - Johan Fehr, 20, from Musidora, is facing a long list of charges including impaired driving causing death following a fatal crash west of Two Hills.  A 22-year old man inside the parked vehicle suffered fatal injuries on contact.  (Beacon) 


Arson now a homicide

MISSION - RCMP say a preliminary investigation by IHIT has concluded that a mobile home fire that killed William Philip Murphy, 86, Wednesday was likely deliberately set.  (CBC)   MORE:   IHIT investigating    IHIT takes over investigation   Fire was arson    

Pair charged

LONDON, ON - Amand Dumont, 24, and Scott Bakker, 24, have both been charged with criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life.  Police have identified the dead child as Ryker Daponte-Michaud, a 20-month-old toddler.   (QMI)   MORE:   Charges laid  


Jail time

MONTREAL - A judge sentenced Emma Czornobaj to 90 days in jail for causing the 2010 deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his 16-year-old daughter, Jessie, after stopping on the highway to rescue ducklings. (CBC)


Found guilty


Human error behind deaths

Ducks on the road  


Ran over girlfriend

ST JOHN'S - William Conway admitted to accidentally running over and killing his girlfriend Veronica Doyle.  Conway, 50, said he and Doyle, 57, had been drinking alcohol and taking pills the night of her death.  (CBC)  


WINNIPEG - Adrian Acoby, 25, man was found with injuries from a stabbing and was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.  Galena Flett, 20, of Winnipeg was charged with second-degree murder.   (CTV)  



GROUARD - An arrest warrant for second-degree murder has been issued for Lance Waylon Francis, 29,  for the murder of Keith Sutherland.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Homicide 

Victim ID'd

TORONTO - Police have identified the man fatally shot at 1741 Eglinton Ave W Friday night as Seon Gabbidon, 23, of Toronto.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Police ID victim   Man shot        



SAINT JOHN - Officers found Spencer Eldridge, 23, and Frederick Cormier Sr, 61, suffering from serious injuries.  Anthony Beckingham, 22, is charged with assault with a weapon against Cormier Sr.  Frederick Cormier Jr, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in Eldridge’s stabbing death.  (CTV)  MORE:   Altercation


SAANICH - The investigation was sparked after police found the body of Anne Harvey, 61, in her home at 1840 Newton St.  A short while later, the body of Harvey’s husband, Neil Harvey, 59, was pulled from the water near Cattle Point in Oak Bay.  (MetroNews)  PREVIOUS:   Possible murder-suicide   2 sudden deaths   Man and wife


Human remains ID'd

OSHAWA - Police say remains found May 1 in the City of Kawartha Lakes have been identified as those of Gary Newman, 36, of Oshawa, who was reported missing back in May 2005.  (CP)     MORE:   Missing man was murdered   Remains identified  

Victim identified

WILLIAMS LAKE - Police say officers responded to a complaint of a residential disturbance in Williams Lake early Sunday morning and found Corey Huu Le, 22, dead at the scene.   (CP)     MORE:   Targeted attack    Police ask for help


Suspect turns himself in 

VAUGHAN - David Odesho, the 24-year-old suspect, was arrested without incident after he turned himself in to members of the homicide unit.  Police say the victim, Sarhad Sadiq, 36, of Nobleton, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man surrenders in suspected crime family hit   Identified   Suspect sought  

Suspect turns himself in

EDMONTON - Kalab Kitil, the man wanted on Canada-wide warrants for the shooting death of 22-year old Sultanbek Abdymamat Uulu last week, has turned himself in to police to face a number of charges.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Charges laid   Suspect turns himself in   Suspect charged   PREVIOUS:   Suspect know to cops 



WINNIPEG - Traigo Ehkid Andretti, 38, was arrested by Winnipeg police on May 30 in BC and has been moved to MB where he faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Myrna Letandre, 36.   (CBC)   


Arrest made

Homicide arrest

Remains found

Husband charged

Woman's remains found


Convicted of manslaughter

CAMPBELL RIVER - Cindy Scow was 28 when her body was found in an abandoned building on a First Nations reserve on Vancouver Island in September 2012. She was taken to hospital where she later died.   (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Dying in an abandoned home   Man arrested


GATINEAU - Richard Bisson, 40, was arrested in connection with the homicide investigation of Yvon Normand and has been charged with second-degree murder.  Police found Normand's body in his home at 476 Rue Pierre Lafontaine on Nov. 11, 2013.  (CBC)   MORE:   Nephew charged   Nephew arrested 


Hit and run arrest

REGINA - Police said a 18-year-old man was walking along the Ring Road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle and killed. The driver, 35-year-old Robert Duane Barisoff of Regina, was arrested Saturday night.  (Regina Leader-Post)   PREVIOUS:   Hit-and-run arrest      

2 men charged

CALGARY - Police have charged 2 men in connection with the strangulation death of Dennis Barreira, 46, in Jan of this year.  Kyle Earl Pate-Miller, 21, and Chad William Brian Mondoux, 24, were both charged.   (Beacon)   MORE:   2 charged    Victim identified


Guilty plea

EDMONTON - An Alberta man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in the death of one of his young twins.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Manslaughter plea   Father pleads guilty 

Impaired charges

EDMONTON - Police have charged Robin Denise Cort, 27, in connection with a fatal two-vehicle collision on Kingway in late April.   (Beacon)   MORE:   Driver charged  


3 charged

BRAMPTON - Rupie Budhu, 43, was killed after some sort of fight in a driveway.  Police charged Moses Porrezao, 51 and his son Nicolas Persaud, 18, and Kevin Mahabir, 21.  (CityNews)     MORE:   Family charged    Stabbing   Stabbing   Man dead  

Husband charged

SPRUCE GROVE - Police found 36-year-old Rienna Nagel's body in a home in that city around 8am Saturday.  Police have now charged Ray Nagel, 36, in the case.   (CTV)   MORE:   Man charged   Charges laid   Man charged in death of wife   Husband charged  



NANAIMO - Kevin Douglas Addison has been charged following a shooting rampage at the Western Forest Products sawmill in which Fred McEachern and Michael Lunn were killed and 2 other men were wounded, 1 critically.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Work place shooting   Charges laid  


PICTON - James Beau Jeffery was found not criminally responsible for stabbing his mother to death in August 2011 near Picton.  Elaine Jeffery, 59, was stabbed by her son 13 times in the kitchen of her home Aug. 24, 2011.  (QMI)  PREVIOUS:   Spur of the moment   Son charged  


Women charged

REGINA - Rosalyn Wilm, 41, and her daughter, Sarah Wilm, 22, have both been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Ray Yacevich.  (CTV)  


Mom, daughter charged

Police charged mother, daughter

Fire a murder investigation

Body found after house fire      


Canadian a victim

SANTA BARBARA - A 19-year-old man from Ottawa has been identified as one of the victims of Friday's mass murder at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  George Chen, who was studying computer science was one of 6 people killed.  (CP)  


Victims in rampage

2014 Isla Vista killings

Stabbed 3 prior to shooting spree

Killer visited by deputies in April

Life of rage and resentment

Rodgers' retribution


Estranged husband charged

CALGARY - Hari Pal, 52, of Calgary, is now charged in connection to the stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her friend.   The victims were identified as Sanjula Devi, 36, his estranged wife and Fahmida Velji-Visram, 29, both of Calgary.   (CTV) 


Victims identified

Estranged wife, friend stabbed

Both victims identified

Murdered woman lovingly remembered

2 women killed  


Victim identified

EDMONTON - Police were called to the area of 160 St and Stony Plain Road at about 11:30pm Monday over an alleged altercation.  Arthur Barry McCaskie, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Detectives have charged Joshua Letendre, 28, with second degree murder.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Man charged   Suspicious death  

Added to program

HALIFAX - RCMP responded to a fire at a home in Dayspring, NS on June 3, 1985. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of Jack and Micheline Hulme.  The fire was deemed suspicious and the deaths ruled a double homicide.  (CTV)   MORE:   Jack & Micheline Hulme    Couple shot in 1985   NS rewards for unsolved crimes    


Charges laid

STONY PLAIN - A pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Highway 16 west of Stony Plain.   Kevin Andrew Shelley, 20, of Quesnel, BC, had been charged with impaired driving.  (CTV)   

Domestic altercation

SIKSIKA NATION - Jody Shane Wright has been charged with second degree murder and indignity to a body.  (Beacon)   MORE:   Partner's death   Charged   Accused


Murder charges

BERWICK - Daniel Wayne Surette, 26, and Kyle David James Fredericks, 25, were charged in the death of Harley Lawrence, 62.  Lawrence died on Oct. 23.  (CP)  MORE:   Arrests   2 arrested   Mr Big sting 


REGINA - Richard David Bell, 24, is facing one charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving death.  (Regina Leader Post)   PREVIOUS:   Hit and run   Woman killed  



VANCOUVER - Police say 33-year-old Nansi Morris-Jones has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in connection with the incident in Nov 2012.    (CP)  MORE:    Woman charged      


GATINEAU - Police allege Alain Gascon, 49, caused the death of Angela Distasio, 42, when she died of injuries in hospital.  Distasio had been found badly injured at 45 Symmes S.  (CBC)   MORE:   Man arrested    Dead woman 'wanted divorce'     


Son charged

OTTAWA - Chris Gobin, 18, is accused of slashing the throat of his mother, Luce Lavertu, in their home at 634 St Bruno St and leaving her to die.   (CBC)   MORE:   Woman found dead   Son arrested   Woman dead       

Man identified

OKANAGAN FALLS - Police are calling the death of Andrew Scott Gangl, 24, suspicious after his body was found floating in the Okanagan River.  (CBC)   MORE:   Body identified   Cops look for answers  



EDMONTON - Police have charged Gilbert Paul Robinson, 58, with second-degree murder following the death of Aileen 'Gina' Robinson, 54, his estranged wife.   (CBC)   MORE:    Husband charged   Police lay charges    Suspicious death  


TORONTO - Sharlene Simon, the motorist who struck and killed Brandon Majewski, a teenage cyclist 18 months ago, is now suing the estate of the dead boy for more than $1M.  (PostMedia)    MORE:   Driver suing dead boy and his family   Lawyer for woman suing     


Deceased identified

EDMONTON - ASIRT said the violent altercation took place at about 8:30pm, after officers with EPS were attempting to execute an arrest warrant.  David Charles Sandaker, 24, was wanted by police for second degree murder stemming from a fatal shooting in late April.  The deceased in that incident was identified as Michael Alan Hill, 38.  (CTV) 


Homicide suspect shot

Shootout killed murder suspect

Police shooting



Victim identified

Victim ID'd  


Woman charged

WINNIPEG - Valerie Arlene Assiniboine, 56, of Long Plain, MB, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the homicide of John David Goundry, 51, in Winnipeg.   (CBC)  


Help needed

Victim in violent relationship

Police identify victim



Warrant issued

MONTREAL - Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for street gang member Leonard Faustin Etienne, 33, who is sought for the murder of Gaetan Gosselin.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   4 arrested in Mafia linked murder    4 murder suspects  

Police investigating

CALGARY - Cops were called to a home in the 200-block of Heritage Dr SE on Monday over concerns from a family member that 44-year-old John Thomas Pollock had not been heard from for several days.  (QMI)   MORE:   Body found   Man found dead     



CALGARY - Neil Lee Yakimchuk, 34, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for setting up the shooting death of Juan Carlos (JC) Dequina on Dec 14, 2008.  (Calgary Herald)   MORE:   Guilty    Man charged in 2004 Saskatoon murder guilty in AB killing    3 arrested in cold case   

3 motherless

CLEARWATER - Angela Wilson's body was found inside her home by Mounties dispatched to check on her well-being.  Her estranged common-law husband Ian Scott was arrested following a 7-hour standoff at his separate residence, where he had taken the couple's 3 kids.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:   Domestic   Domestic dispute   Woman dead       


Shooting during B&E

FELIX COVE - RCMP said that a woman arrested after a fatal shooting at a home in Felix Cove has been charged with break-and-enter, but is not suspected of firing the fatal shot.  Jasmine Pittman, 20, was arrested this weekend after RCMP found a dead man inside a Felix Cove house.  (CBC)   MORE:   Woman charged     

Americas overtake Africa

The Americas have overtaken Africa as the region with the most murders, thanks to a surge in organized crime, according to a UN report.  Nearly 40% of the 437,000 murders committed globally in 2012 took place in the Americas, with the majority in Central and South America.   (Guardian UK)   REPORT:   Global Homicide book   .pdf    


Teen, adult face charges

INNIPEG - Rustom Vito Paclipan, 23, died after being shot outside of Opera Ultralounge on Main St.  Marcus James Richard, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder.   A 16-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter.  (CTV)  


Arrests in shooting

Suspect found

Cancelled 911 call




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