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Blatchford: Not-criminally-responsible defence shouldn't be used as a way out for Luka Magnotta

We don’t know and never will what on earth is going on in that room at the Montreal courthouse where the Luka Magnotta jury is deliberating – six days now and rising – but anyone who says it doesn’t raise alarms about the criminal justice system is dreaming, or being dishonest. 1,001 more words


Judge at Magnotta trial says Twitter account in his name isn't his

The judge in Luka Rocco Magnotta’s first-degree murder trial says he is “flabbergasted” and “not amused” about what he calls a fake Twitter account bearing his name. 272 more words

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Luka Magnotta jury fails to reach a verdict on Day 5; will return to work on Sunday

MONTREAL — Jurors deciding the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta ended Day 5 of their deliberations on Saturday without reaching a verdict.

They will return on Sunday. 472 more words


'I know that I didn't do anything': Acquitted in wife's death, Ottawa's Angelis celebrates freedom

Two months before police arrested him on charges of killing his wife in 2008, Demetrios Angelis says he was in such fear of his unpredictable and controlling spouse that he tried to get a restraining order, but it was denied. 822 more words

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Ottawa drug and weapons trafficker sentenced to 14 years in prison

A 32-year-old trafficker who was arrested in one of the largest drug busts in Ottawa police history was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. 634 more words

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After three years locked up, Ottawa civil servant Demetrios Angelis acquitted of killing wife

Demetrios Angelis has always done everything by the book, so on a Sunday morning in June 2008, and right after church, he called 911 and said his wife had died after he defended himself against a vicious attack. 406 more words

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Two women plead guilty to manslaughter for stabbing man at Gleichen party

Two young Siksika women have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Chilliwack, B.C., man who had just 2 1/2 hours earlier arrived to visit his girlfriend at her home  in nearby Gleichen last year. 456 more words

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