November 23, 2017

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...]

Mayor’s former foster son gets prison time

Jinagh Navas-Rivas has been handed prison time on drug offences. He's the former foster son of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. He's been handed  four years on two counts of cocaine trafficing and weapons offences. Earlier in the day, the mayor spoke about his former foster son's legal troubles. "All I'd say is he is in court today, he has … [Read more...]

Life in prison for West End killer

At the sentencing today for the man who brutally murdered another man in the West End in 2004, BC Supreme Court heard tragic impact statements from the victim's family. Doreen Rozen said she will be eternally grateful for having her son Marc for 38 year, but  lives with agony beyond compare since his death. Rozen's dad spoke of surviving the … [Read more...]

Charge laid in prison murder

Nearly a year later, charges have been laid in the death of an inmate at Mission Institution. Troy Robert Squires, a dangerous offender, was killed December 2nd, 2011 at the medium-security prison. Now charged with second-degree murder is James Saar, who was serving a life sentence for murder-related charges and aggravated assault.   CKNW … [Read more...]

Crown seeks prison time in deadly crash

They are constantly reminded of her death, they can not sleep, they are broken. The words today in court from family and friends of a 22 year-old Surrey woman killed by a drunk driver. Softball player Kassandra Kaulius was killed one night in May 2011 when her car was hit by Natasha Warren's van. During victim impact statements read today, her … [Read more...]

More appeals over Jarrod Bacon’s prison sentence

A second appeal of Jarrod Bacon's prison sentence for conspiracy to traffic cocaine. The notorious member of the red scorpion gang was sentenced to 12 years back in may.  But he received credit for time already served -- bringing it down to 7 years, two months. Crown Counsel said that wasn't not enough. They had been seeking 21 years, so they … [Read more...]

Another Stanley Cup rioter is heading to prison

A Vancouver Island man who participated in last year's Stanley Cup riot is going jail. Timothy Lau of Comox will spend four months behind bars for his part in the riot and will be under probation for two years. The 22 year old must also pay a fifteen-hundred-dollar fine. Crown prosecutors said during the trial that Lau played a role in damaging and … [Read more...]

Wife-killer sentenced to life in prison

Life in prison with no chance of freedom for 14 years. That's the sentence for a Coquitlam man who murdered the mother of his two sons last year. James Mou has been sentenced following a two-day hearing in New Westminster's BC Supreme Court. Earlier this week, the 36 year old, originally charged with first degree murder, pleaded guilty to the … [Read more...]

Bacon associate sentenced to prison time for drug smuggling charges

The co-accused in a reverse-sting operation that put one of the Bacon brothers behind bars has now learned his fate.  Wayne Scott will spend three and a half years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to traffic 100 kilograms of cocaine along with Jarrod Bacon.  Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen admitted the sentence was low, … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Bencze gets four year prison sentence

Former Global TV reporter Ron Bencze has been handed a four year prison term for sexually abusing a child. He earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault involving a young boy. The judge says he was disgusted by behaviour, and the only way to properly condemn the terrible act is through a federal sentence, and says the crown recommendation … [Read more...]