January 23, 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...]

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...]

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...]

Hockey coach who tripped player pleads guilty

The minor hockey coach accused of tripping two boys after a game has pleaded guilty to assault. Video surfaced online back in June, showing Martin Tremblay tripping a player during the post-game handshake at UBC Thunderbird Arena, which knocked over another player. One boy broke his wrist. His lawyer, Bob Bellows, says he has written a letter of … [Read more...]

Ladysmith man pleads guilty to lesser offense in child porn case

A 65-year-old Ladysmith man facing child porn charges has been sentenced to an eighteen month conditional sentence after pleading guilty to a lesser offense. Bruce Alexander Rogers plead guilty October 11th to making or publishing obscene matter. His sentence also includes three years probation and a one hundred dollar victim surcharge.  He … [Read more...]

Surrey man pleads guilty to bus attacks

A Surrey man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a bus driver and passenger in two separate incidents. Steven Fayant was arrested last February after a Translink operator was choked in Surrey, and a rider was assaulted in Aldergrove. He became the subject of a public warning from the bus drivers' union. The 20-year-old has now admitted … [Read more...]

Another suspect hockey rioter pleads guilty

Another young man accused in last year's Stanley Cup riot has pleaded guilty. Sukhjiwan Grewal from Surrey was originally charged with participating in a riot and two counts of mischief. The 18-year-old will next appear in court Jan. 13, 2013 – likely to set a date for sentencing. Vancouver police have so far delivered charges against 275 … [Read more...]

Vancouver man pleads guilty to bestiality

A Vancouver man has pleaded guilty to bestiality in BC Supreme Court for having sex with his dog. Crown and defense lawyers have both proposed three years' probation for Brian Cutteridge. The 37 year old, appearing in a black suit with slicked hair, has pleaded guilty to the offence from 1998 to 2005. He was charged back in February after a … [Read more...]

Accused in sled-dog slaughter pleads guilty

The man accused of killing more than 50 sled dogs in Whistler two years ago has pleaded guilty. As expected, Robert Fawcett has admitted to the charge of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal in provincial court. The slaughter came to light after Fawcett made a claim to WorkSafe BC that he suffered from post-traumatic stress from … [Read more...]

Man pleads guilty in deadly highway crash

It was supposed to be the start of his trial. But instead, the driver of a car that plowed into the back of a minivan stopped in the HOV lane stopped on Highway One four years ago, has pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention. The crash in November of 2008 left nine year old Andrew Moeller and his six year old brother Matthew … [Read more...]