January 20, 2018

Man pleads guilty in sex worker’s 2010 death

An Okanagan man has pleaded guilty in the 2010 death of a sex trade worker. The body of Teri-Lyn Williams, 41, was found in some bushes in Surrey on June 9, 2010. Dustin Lalonde, 23, was charged with second-degree murder months later. He has now pleaded guilty, before the start of his trial, in New Westminster Supreme Court. RCMP Cpl. Adam … [Read more...]

Guilty plea reduces prison time

Twelve years after the murder of a Vancouver teenager, her killer will finally be sentenced. When he entered a surprise guilty plea earlier this month, Ninderjit Singh learned he faces life in prison for killing Poonam Randhawa in January of 1999.   He was caught after a cross-border undercover investigation led police to California where the … [Read more...]

Sex offender guilty in two teens’ deaths

Sex offender Martin Tremblay has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death, in the deaths of two local teenage girls. People applauded in the courtroom as the judge convicted Tremblay of criminal negligence causing death and obstruction of justice in the deaths of 17-year-old Martha Jackson Hernandez and 16-year-old Kayla … [Read more...]

Gangster guilty of West End murder

A BC Supreme Court judge has found gangster Michael Newman guilty of first-degree murder. Marc Rozen was shot and stabbed multiple times during a botched robbery at his West End apartment building back in 2004. The 38-year-old had been trying through local newspapers to sell a valuable engagement ring, which was never recovered. Newman, a member of … [Read more...]

Sentencing delayed for man who plead guilty to killing Laura Szendrei

It looks as if the man who pleaded guilty to killing a Delta teen two years ago will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate. The sentencing hearing for the man who admits he killed 15 year old Laura Szendrei at Mackie Park in September 2010 will take place in Surrey Provincial Court, but likely not as scheduled on Monday. The crown says it … [Read more...]

Guilty plea keeps key witness off the stand

The key witness at the trial of a young man accused of distributing obscene pictures won't have to testify against him Tuesday because he's pleaded guilty.  A charge of distributing child pornography was dropped when Dennis Warrington pleaded guilty December 20th. In September of 2010, he posted images online of a 16-year old girl engaged … [Read more...]

Guilty verdict against Jesse Blue West

A guilty verdict has come down against Jesse Blue West. He's the man charged with the first degree murder of 14-year old runaway Chelsey Acorn. During his trial, West tried to prove the girl's death was an accident and he was only guilty of helping his son hide the body, but prosecutors say both men planned the murder. Dustin Blue Moir has been … [Read more...]

Beauty queen pleads guilty in Stanley Cup riot

Thanks to another Stanley Cup rioter's guilty plea, taxpayers are no longer on the hook for her trial. In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors will drop a second charge of break and enter against former beauty queen Sophie Laboissoniere. Her lawyer, David Baker, says she doesn't have to be in provincial court until she's sentenced in … [Read more...]

Woman who pleaded guilty to impaired driving in the death of Kassandra Kaulius to be sentenced Friday

The woman who drove drunk in the crash that killed a young softball player in Surrey last year is set to learn her sentence Friday. Crown Counsel has argued Natasha Warren should spend three and a half years in prison for what happened back on May 3rd, 2011. That's the night Warren drank a bottle-and-a-half of wine, got behind the wheel, and sped … [Read more...]

Lawyer pleads guilty to gang connections

A Vernon lawyer has pleaded guilty to associating with a gang. In BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, William Mastop has admitted to participating in activities of a criminal organization. He had been slated to go to trial by jury next month. The lawyer was charged almost three years ago, and accused of associating with the Vernon-based gang known as … [Read more...]