November 23, 2017

Court hears the case of convicted rioter accused of breaching conditions

She'd been drinking and she was dressed to go out.  That's how the police officer who arrested Camille Cacnio is describing the convicted Stanley Cup rioter who violated her curfew in January. Vancouver Police Constable Barry Selver says he pulled Cacnio over during a routine road check in Gastown and smelled alcohol on her breath after she … [Read more...]

RCMP officer convicted of assault will not go to jail

A Richmond RCMP officer convicted of assault was disciplined by his employers before he was spared jail time by a provincial court judge.  Last summer, Constable Inderpal Bal was charged with assault causing bodily harm stemming from the excessive force he used to arrest a man in January of last year. His conduct was questioned by other … [Read more...]

Teacher accused of molesting Coquitlam students finds out Monday if he will be convicted

A teacher accused of molesting five girls in Coquitlam finds out Monday if he'll be convicted. The Provincial Court Judge hearing the case against Aleksandr Plehanov reserved his decision in July. The trial focused on the credibility of the victims, who all testified they were inappropriately touched by the substitute teacher when they were in … [Read more...]

Victim’s father says convicted killer will reoffend

He’s still considered a high risk to re-offend, but the young man convicted of fatally stabbing a 20-year old outside a Port Coquitlam house party in 2006 is set to be freed from prison in December. Ryan Crossley's mandated release is December 18th. The victim Jesse Penner's father Gord is worried Crossley will kill again, because the … [Read more...]

BC Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of HIV-positive man convicted of aggravated assault

The BC Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of an HIV positive man, convicted of aggravated assault -- for having unprotected sex with five women. Adrian Sylver Nduwayo was handed an 18-year sentence back in 2010, for the assaults against five women in Delta, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey. The 42-year-old learned he was HIV … [Read more...]

Convicted gay-basher back behind bars

A convicted gay-basher is going back to jail – this time after robbing a jewelry store.Michael Kandola will spend the next 20 months behind bars after a Surrey jewelry store heist in June 2009.He’s also been sentenced to 2 years probation.He was convicted on robbery charges, as well as using an imitation firearm.But Kandola is no … [Read more...]

Men convicted in Vancouver drug dealer’s hatchet murder

Two men have been convicted of murdering a Vancouver drug dealer with a hatchet. Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri and Charles Anthony Leslie killed Ronak Wagad in February 2009. Both men were charged with first-degree murder, but the judge found Leslie guilty of second-degree murder. They were also both convicted of kidnapping and unlawful confinement. The … [Read more...]

Trial date set for convicted sex offender Martin Tremblay

A trial date has been set for a convicted sex offender accused of causing the deaths of two teenage girls. Martin Tremblay will go to trial in March 2013 for criminal negligence causing death, obstruction of justice, and failing to provide the necessities of life in the deaths of Martha Jackson Hernandez and Kayla Lalonde. Police believe the girls … [Read more...]

Man convicted in 2008 Langley road rage death to be sentenced Thursday

The family of a 21-year-old man mowed down and killed in 2008 is set to finally get some closure Thursday. Forty-three-year-old Brent Parent was found guilty earlier this year of several charges, including criminal negligence causing death, in a case of road rage. A B.C. Supreme Court judge found he had deliberately swerved his truck one night in … [Read more...]

Richmond woman convicted of 1992 murder, denied bail

A Richmond woman who killed her husband's mistress almost 20 years ago has been denied bail. A jury convicted Jean Ann James last fall of first-degree murder, in the 1992 death of Gladys Wakabayashi. The 41-year-old victim was found dead in her Shaugnessy home with her throat slit. Several years later, James confessed to the murder to an undercover … [Read more...]