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Prom murder trial: Friend turned to Volpi for help before deadly brawl, court hears

The Class of 2014 prom was doomed before it began, and young, unarmed Brandon Volpi —slashed in the throat and knifed in the heart — would be dead nine minutes before sunup. 475 more words

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Survivor speaks out as Marc Leduc sentenced to life for 2012 sex assault

Rita DeNobriga awoke four years ago to find Marc Leduc standing in her bedroom with a knife in his hand. In the nightmarish confrontation that followed, she would barely escape with her life. 659 more words

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Ismael Habib trial: Judge to rule on admissibility of evidence from police sting operation

A Quebec Court judge will render his decision Feb. 24 on whether the statements made by Ismael Habib and secretly recorded by undercover police are admissible in court — a decision that could derail the trial of the alleged jihadist or force him to testify in his own defence. 661 more words

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John Strang to stand trial, accused of murdering his wife

John Robert Strang will stand trial on an allegation he murdered his wife, 47-year-old Lisa Strang.

A preliminary hearing was set to begin Monday at Regina Provincial Court, but 49-year-old Strang, through his defence lawyer Brian Smith, instead opted to consent to his committal to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder. 173 more words

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Grande Prairie couple fined almost $500,000 for tax evasion

A Grande Prairie husband and wife have been fined close to $500,000 for tax evasion.

Robert Dale Steinkey, 60, was fined $322,278 and given a conditional jail sentence of 22 months while Terry Lynn Steinkey, 63, was fined $164,124 and given a conditional jail sentence of 18 months, the Canada Revenue Agency said in a release Monday. 92 more words

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Live From Court: Sentencing begins in Matthew Brush hearing

Sarah Sacheli is reporting live from court for the sentencing hearing of Matthew Brush.

Brush has pleaded guilty to second degree murder for killing pregnant Cassandra Kaake and then burning her house with her mutilated body inside on Dec. 16 more words

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Convicted killer asks court to stay his manslaughter charge for delay

Sam Tsega was the inside man, the Ottawa link between three killers from Toronto and a Barrhaven teenager who was executed with a bullet to the heart. 1,197 more words

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