Saturday, February 16, 2019

Police investigate death of 11-yr.-old girl in Amber Alert

TORONTO - A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he'll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. (CBC)

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

QUEBEC CITY - Quebec City mosque killer Alexandre Bissonnette will spend at least the next 40 years in prison — a sentence that stunned a Muslim community that expected a harsher punishment. (Montreal Gazette)

Eight murders for the price of one

TORONTO - Serial killer Bruce McArthur’s punishment for murdering eight men is exactly the same as if he’d killed just one: life without eligibility for parole for 25 years. (Toronto Sun)

Woman who denied she was killer for hire now admits murder

MONTREAL - A woman who once claimed she was forced into falsely confessing to a murder because she felt cornered by an elaborate sting operation by the RCMP now admits she did carry out the murder for hire. (Montreal Gazette)

Man killed in overnight shooting in downtown Toronto

TORONTO - A man was shot to death outside a night club in downtown Toronto overnight Friday, according to police. Officers were called to an address near the corner of Queen Street E. and Parliament Street shortly after 1:50 a.m. for multiple reports of gunfire. (CBC)

Body found in suitcase identified as missing Westchester woman

A woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn. was identified on Thursday as a missing 24-year-old from Westchester, police said. Valerie Reyes was last seen on Jan. 29 and reported missing the next day when she didn’t show up to work. (New York Post)

Man pleads guilty to Coquitlam double murder

VANCOUVER - A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend and a friend of hers who was visiting from Israel. According to search warrant documents, at the time of the July 2015 slayings, Maurio “Mo” Salehi had recently broken up with Iryna Gabalis, 56, and was upset that her friend, Dmitri Faktorovski, had arrived in Vancouver. (Vancouver Sun)

Pregnant realtor stabbed to death in Queen’s apartment building

NEW YORK - A pregnant real estate agent was dragged screaming from her Queens apartment and stabbed to death in the vestibule of her building early Sunday as she pleaded for the life of her unborn child, witnesses and police sources said. (NY Post)

Surrey murder victim survived earlier shooting in Richmond

VANCOUVER - In December, Bikramjit (Bicky) Khakh was with his associate when the other man was shot at Lansdowne Mall. Khakh wasn’t injured, but the other man, Harb Dhaliwal, suffered serious injuries during the Dec. 21 attack in Richmond. (Vancouver Sun)
  • One dead, vehicle torched in Surrey
  • Colombian gang used app, drugs to kidnap, murder SFU professor

    Three women and one man have been arrested in the death of a Canadian professor in Colombia, in a case officials say hinges on social media, drugs and a kidnapping ring targeting foreigners. (Global News)