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Self-defence or deliberate killing: Final arguments in trial of Saskatchewan Mountie

Self-defence or deliberate killing: Final arguments in trial of Saskatchewan Mountie

Dec 13, 2023 | 1:47pm
Crown prosecutors say a Saskatchewan Mountie deliberately lured his lover to an isolated area to kill him, but the officer’s lawyer argues the shooting was in self-defence. Bernie Herman, who is 55, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Braden Herman. The two men are not related. Braden Herman’s naked body was […]
Defence expected to present case in murder trial of Saskatchewan Mountie

Defence expected to present case in murder trial of Saskatchewan Mountie

Dec 7, 2023 | 9:02am
Defence lawyers are expected to present their case today in the murder trial of a former Saskatchewan Mountie.  Bernie Herman, who is 55, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Braden Herman.  The two men are not related.  Braden Herman’s naked body was found in a park on the outskirts of Prince […]
Life sentence for Saskatchewan man who killed wife with strychnine in drink

Life sentence for Saskatchewan man who killed wife with strychnine in drink

Nov 21, 2023 | 7:57am
Michael MacKay drove two of his daughters to school then returned home to the family farm in Saskatchewan, where he mixed a deadly drink of Gatorade and strychnine for his wife. Court heard Cindy MacKay, 38, died in February 2020 after drinking the concoction. Strychnine is a toxic pesticide that has been used to kill […]
Winnipeg man pleads guilty to manslaughter in the death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer

Winnipeg man pleads guilty to manslaughter in the death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer

Sep 28, 2023 | 7:53am
The mother of a Saskatchewan RCMP officer who was killed two years ago says it was “hell” to watch a Winnipeg man plead guilty to manslaughter in her son’s death. Alphonse Stanley Traverse pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the charge in Regina Court of King’s Bench for his role in Const. Shelby Patton’s death. Traverse also pleaded […]
Trial for ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers not about their political beliefs, Crown says

Trial for ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers not about their political beliefs, Crown says

Sep 5, 2023 | 10:37am
A Crown prosecutor said Tuesday ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are not on trial for their political beliefs, but for the means they used to achieve their goal. Tim Radcliffe delivered his opening statement as the pair’s trial got underway at a courthouse in Ottawa, nearly 20 months after police moved in […]

Federal Court will hear arguments on deportation of truck driver in Broncos crash

Apr 20, 2023 | 11:33am

The Federal Court has agreed to allow the lawyer for a former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash to argue against his possible deportation. In 2019, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm in the crash that killed 16 people and […]

Dillon Whitehawk Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Dec 13, 2022 | 3:40pm

A Court of King’s Bench Judge has convicted Dillion Whitehawk of second-degree murder. Whitehawk was originally charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Keesha Bitternose. It was back on January 2, 2020, that Keesha Bitternose died from multiple injuries and a possible gunshot wound. She was found dead days later by police […]

Whitehawk trial in the hands of jury Friday

Apr 21, 2022 | 12:03pm

The fate of Dillon Whitehawk will be in the hands of a jury at his murder trial. Whitehawk, 27, is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the 2019 deaths of Jordan Denton, 27 and Keenan Toto, 23. Whitehawk’s laywer Thomas Hynes made his final arguments Thursday morning for half an hour at […]

Dillon Whitehawk first-degree murder trial sees opening statement and first witness

Apr 5, 2022 | 1:26pm

The trial for a man accused of murdering two people continued Tuesday. 27-year-old Dillon ‘Ricky’ Whitehawk is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges. Whitehawk is accused of murdering 27-year-old Jordan Denton and 23-year-old Keenan Toto. Denton was shot and killed on the 800 block of Robinson […]

January 2021 trial scheduled for one of eight accused in homicide investigation

Jan 3, 2020 | 2:00pm

Trial begins in just over a year at Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench for 31 year old Nikita Sandra Cook of the Onion Lake Cree Nation. She is one of the 8 charged in connection to the disappearance and death of Tiki Laverdiere of Edmonton. Cook’s charges include first degree murder and kidnapping. Laverdiere travelled […]