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Mother and son reunion an unusual start to attempted murder trial

For the first time in nine months, an Ottawa mother came face-to-face Monday with the son who’s accused of trying to kill her.

The two smiled broadly and waved to each other as Iman Hammoud made her way to the witness stand to testify that her son, Zeiad, punched and stabbed her in the back during a sudden attack last October. 420 more words

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Father of Sammy Yatim says questions around son's death 'haunt' him

TORONTO — The father of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by police one year ago says the questions surrounding his son’s death continue to haunt him. 322 more words


Annual police report shows crime down in Ottawa

Ottawa police say the national capital is one of the safest cities in Canada, with a crime rate that decreased slightly last year, according to the force’s annual report released Thursday. 430 more words

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Preliminary hearing starts in Halifax for pair charged in Loretta Saunders murder

HALIFAX — A publication ban has been ordered on evidence presented at the preliminary hearing in Halifax for two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders. 145 more words


High-profile Brockville murder case moved to Ottawa

The first-degree murder trial of former Prescott councillor Nancy Lane will be moved from Brockville to Ottawa and heard next February, a judge ruled Wednesday. 228 more words

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Douglas Garland faces three counts of murder in O'Brien, Liknes case

By Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald

The investigation into a missing five-year-old Calgary boy and his grandparents reached a grim turning point — but not a conclusion — as police arrested their prime suspect Monday and charged him with three counts of murder. 1,028 more words


Blatchford: Calgary deserves to know more about Nathan O'Brien case

What a peculiarly Canadian caution it was that permeated the dreadful announcement Monday that the little Calgary boy, five-year-old Nathan O’Brien, and the maternal grandparents who went missing with him late last month are now all presumed to be dead. 1,105 more words