February 20, 2018

Verdict set to come down for Tremblay in teens’ deaths

A convicted sex offender charged in the deaths of two local teens is set to learn his verdict tomorrow. Martin Tremblay has been accused of several charges in the deaths of Martha Jackson, 17, and Kayla Lalonde, 16. Police allege he lured the teens to his Richmond home two years ago with drugs and alcohol.  And after the girls consumed a … [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...]

Verdict expected for Chilliwack man accused of murdering teen runaway

The verdict is expected Monday at the Chilliwack trial of a man accused of murdering a teen runaway more than seven years ago. Jesse Blue West was charged with the first degree murder of 14-year old Chelsea Acorn. She disappeared in the fall of 2005.  Her body was found the following April near Hope. West’s son Dustin Blue Moir has been … [Read more...]

Verdict reached in BC’s longest jury trial

After twelve days of deliberations, the verdict is in for the Province's longest ever jury trial. The trial started in May 2011, running for nearly 18 months. Five members or associates of the Vernon Greeks Gang have been found guilty of either first or second-degree murder, or manslaughter in the deaths of two former drug runners and a … [Read more...]

Amanda Zhao’s family still waiting for verdict

The parents of a young Chinese student murdered in BC nearly a decade ago are still waiting for a verdict from the trial of her accused killer. Amanda Zhao's body was found stuffed in a suitcase near Stave Lake in October 2002. Police believe the 21 year old was killed by her boyfriend Ang Li who left Canada three days after her body was … [Read more...]

Guilty plea, guilty verdict in two Metro Vancouver homicides

The boyfriend of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found dumped in a North Vancouver park last year has pleaded guilty in her death. Jennifer Ferguson of Surrey was reported missing on Jan. 22, 2011. Four days later, her body was found wrapped in plastic in Lynn Valley's Kirkstone Park. Homicide investigators later determined she had been killed … [Read more...]

A convicted criminal is still collecting an RCMP paycheque weeks after a guilty verdict.

No decision has been made yet to terminate a Mountie found guilty of obstruction of justice or even stop his RCMP paycheques  Corporal Monty Robinson was found guilty after a 2008 crash which killed 21 year old Orion Hutchinson in Delta  RCMP Chief Superintendant Janice Armstrong says while the Mounties would like to take action there are … [Read more...]

Crown plans to appeal “not guilty” verdict in Turley case

The mother of a teenage girl who died at a Maple Ridge house party says Crown plans to appeal the "not guilty" verdict handed to the woman who hosted it. Victoria Turley was acquitted of failing to provide the necessities of life.. The judge ruled Turley did what any reasonable person would do, by staying with 16-year-old Shannon Raymond … [Read more...]

Bacon awaits Judge’s verdict

A BC Supreme Court Judge is set to reveal his decision today on whether to convict Jarrod Bacon and his associate of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.  Bacon is set to appear via video-link at the decision, following the trial for him and co-accused Wayne Scott that wrapped up three weeks ago. Crown had argued Bacon and Scott had made a deal to … [Read more...]

Parents relieved at guilty verdict in road-rage death

Brent Parent was found guilty on three of the five charges against him in the March 2008 hit-and-run death of Silas O’Brien. B.C. Supreme Court judge Terence Schultes convicted the 42-year-old Langley resident of criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. One count of dangerous driving … [Read more...]