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Cochrane man found guilty of sexually assaulting step-daughters

It was a long, difficult path to justice for two Cochrane families mired in a disturbing sexual-assault case that spanned years.

But on Wednesday, they finally received the justice they had been waiting for when a Calgary judge found Allan Dean Griffin guilty of sexually assaulting his young stepdaughters, at the conclusion of a retrial for the man who was acquitted four years earlier. 549 more words

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Man who witnessed knife fight outside Northwoods Inn says victim was the aggressor

A friend of Alvin Patrick Junior Naistus, the man accused of fatally stabbing Billy Johnston in the parking lot of the Northwoods Inn, says he saw Naistus and another man yelling and swinging knives at each other as they emerged from a motel room. 429 more words

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Dagger found just blocks away from Northwoods Inn stabbing, murder trial hears

A jury has heard about a dagger and sheath found just blocks away from a fatal stabbing in a Saskatoon motel parking lot.

Forensic identification officers said the items were discovered by a man on 29th Street West after Billy Johnston, 44, was stabbed in the Northwoods Inn parking lot on Idylwyld Drive. 368 more words

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Texas woman charged after giving ‘hitman’ $20,000, two Rolex watches found dead day before court date

A prominent Montrose veterinarian accused of making an intricate murder-for-hire plot to kill her ex-husband killed herself Monday morning by jumping from her seventh-floor condo in west Houston, authorities said. 901 more words


Red Deer RCMP charge non-profit employee with fraud over alleged $100,000 theft

A Red Deer man faces fraud charges after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from a non-profit Christian motorcycle group.

The 53-year-old, who was a former office administrator for the Red Deer chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association of Canada between September 2013 and June 2015, is alleged to have used fraudulent e-transfers, forged cheques and misused the club’s credit card. 109 more words

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Unlicensed day home owner ordered to stand trial in death of toddler

The operator of an unlicensed southwest Calgary dayhome has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the death of a toddler under her care. 291 more words

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Montreal gynecologist permanently barred from practising medicine

A former St. Mary’s Hospital gynecologist found guilty of repeated sexual misconduct has been permanently barred from Quebec’s Collège des médecins.

Kamal Maraghi, 75, was found guilty by the Collège des médecins’ disciplinary committee last June. 483 more words

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