Category Archives: Crime by family members

Lawyers slam Chris Alexander for commenting on Nasira Fazli murder case still before courts

‘There used to be a presumption of innocence in this country but I don’t know what happened to it’

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 06, 2014 5:22 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 06, 2014 5:22 PM ET

Criminal defence lawyers are dismayed that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander publicly branded a man charged with killing his wife a murderer before his trial.

Alexander brought up the case of Nasira Fazli this week as he talked publicly about the need for legislation to crack down on so-called “honour” killings and polygamy among immigrants.

“Not much more than one year ago, she was killed — 48 stab wounds — by her husband, Feraidon Mohammad Ibrahem, who had been in this country only for a few months, sponsored by her,” Alexander told a news conference at a women’s centre in west-end Toronto.

“While what he did is clearly a crime, among the gravest crimes that can be committed and that he is facing the full consequences of the law for murder, this was also a barbaric cultural practice in that he felt that he had been dishonoured by her ability to be independent.”

Alexander went on to say that “that kind of behaviour by any immigrant, by any Canadian, is unacceptable.”

Fazli, 31, of Ajax, Ont., was found stabbed to death in July 2013.

Ibrahem’s preliminary inquiry wrapped up last month and he has yet to stand trial for first-degree murder. Continue reading

SURREY,B.C.: Serial killer Charles Kembo loses conviction appeal

Four-time Surrey murderer loses conviction appeal

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week. - File Photo / The Leader

Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week.

— Image Credit: File Photo / The Leader

A Surrey man found guilty of the planned murders of four people, including his wife and step-daughter, has lost an appeal of his convictions.

A jury found Charles Eli Kembo guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in 2010. He sought to have those convictions overturned on the grounds the judge made numerous errors, including in her instructions to the jury, combining the evidence of the different murder counts and admitting prejudicial portions of a police statement and referring to that statement as a confession. Continue reading

Toronto: Floozy Sabrina Siconolfi gets 6 years behind bars in death of two-year-old daughter, Sakina Abdurahman

Toronto mom sentenced to 6 years for daughter’s death

Sabrina Siconolfi sentenced for criminal negligence in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Sakina Abdurahman.

Abdalla Abdurahman and wife Sabrina Siconolfi sit with their child daughter Sakina in a Facebook photo posted in July 2009. The toddler was found dead in the family's apartment in July 2012.

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Abdalla Abdurahman and wife Sabrina Siconolfi sit with their child daughter Sakina in a Facebook photo posted in July 2009. The toddler was found dead in the family’s apartment in July 2012.

By:  Crime, Published on Fri Sep 06 2013
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Sabrina Siconolfi blinked back tears and looked over her shoulder at her parents as she was led from court in handcuffs to begin a 6-year-sentence for criminal negligence in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Sakina Abdurahman.

It was the first strong display of emotion on Friday in the University Ave. courthouse for Siconolfi, 32, who earlier begged Justice Ian Nordheimer to return her to her three surviving children. Continue reading

Brampton, Ont.: Federick Gayle and Elizabeth Gayle guilty of first-degree murder in death of 15-year-old daughter Tiffany Gayle

 

Murderer Elizabeth Gayle

Ontario parents found guilty in grisly murder of teen Tiffany Gayle
By Matthew Coutts | Daily Brew – 17 hours ago

A court sketch shows murder victim Tiffany Gayle’s parents, Federick, and stepmother Elizabeth Gayle. She came to Canada to be with her family,
but there is little indication that she found a home here, not even for a moment.

Tiffany Gayle, a 15-year-old girl who moved to Brampton, Ont., from Jamaica, was found dead in June 2010, beaten and left in a bloody bathtub just 17 months after coming to Canada to live with her father and stepmother. Continue reading

Etobicoke: Bridget Takyi stabbed and set ablaze by Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, father of her two children

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Victoria Ptashnick

Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was founding lying on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.

Tue Jan 22 2013 07:29:00
Etobicoke murder victim had been stabbed, set on fire

Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two, was on her way to work when she was stabbed and then set ablaze on an Etobicoke street on Saturday.
Toronto Star/HANDOUT

Bridget Takyi was supposed to be planning a trip to Disney World with her two little boys and best high school friend.

Instead, her friend will be helping plan the 27-year-old woman’s funeral.

Takyi’s body was found Saturday on Richgrove Dr., in the Martin Grove Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. area.

Her identity couldn’t initially be confirmed because she was burned so badly she was “virtually unrecognizable,” police said. She was the city’s third homicide victim of the year. Continue reading

Calgary: 6-year-old Kevin Liu allegedly killed by his mother, Yu Mei Lai

Police say northwest Calgary mother killed her son and herself
By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald October 13, 2012

Calgary police at the townhouse in the 1500 block of Varsity Dr. N.W. where investigators say six-year-old Kevin Liu, was killed by his mother Yu Mei Lai.
Photograph by: Stuart Gradon , Calgary Herald

Police are calling the deaths of a mother and her young son in Varsity a murder-suicide.

The woman’s husband discovered the bodies of his son, 6, and wife, 39, shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday in his carbon-monoxide filled townhome in the 3500 block of Varsity Drive N.W.

The homicide unit is investigating and believe the boy, Kevin Liu, was killed in the home by his mother, Yu Mei Lai. Continue reading

Afghan immigrant Peer Khairi slit his wife’s throat because he was disrespected

Afghan culture clash: Wife killer felt constantly disrespected by family, court hears
Published on Tuesday October 23, 2012

Video: Police interview murder suspect Peer Khairi
A video excerpt from a police interview with Peer Khairi, on trial for murdering his wife Randjida in 2008.
Peter Small
Courts Bureau

An Afghan immigrant told police he endured years of disrespect from his family, turning him suicidal, and was so stressed by his wife yelling at him during an argument about their son that he stabbed her and slit her throat. Continue reading

Dorval: Afghani Johra Kaleki feels sorry for repeatedly stabbing daughter in basement

Johra Kaleki, the Dorval woman charged with the attempted murder of her daughter, quickly went from defiant to repentant in the hours after her arrest.

Dorval mother accused of killing daughter cried after stabbing
Paul Cherry | Top News | September 27, 2012

Johra Kaleki, the Dorval woman charged with the attempted murder of her daughter, quickly went from defiant to repentant in the hours after her arrest.

A video of her police interrogation, conducted hours after her then 19-year-old daughter, Bahar Ebrahimi, was stabbed repeatedly in the basement of their home in Dorval, was shown to Quebec Court Judge Yves Paradis as part of a voir-dire, a request from the defence to have statements Kaleki made to police inadmissible. Continue reading

Toronto: Croatian Mladen Praljak stabs wife to death

Toronto domestic murder trial: Mother finds daughter fatally stabbed
Published on Thursday September 20, 2012

Peter Small
Courts Bureau

Mary Rendulic recalls being awoken at 5 a.m. by her adult daughter screaming upstairs.

The retired bakery worker ran to the second-floor apartment her daughter Zdenka Praljak, 52, shared with her son-in-law, Mladen Praljak.

“I see her lying on the floor,” Rendulic, 79, testified at her son-in-law’s murder trial Thursday. “There is blood around her.” Continue reading

Edmonton: Muslim “parents” starve two-year-old daughter to death

Muslim “parents” starve two-year-old daughter to death

Abused Edmonton girl, 2, dies at hospital after being taken off life support
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 08:15 pm | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press

A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on June 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDMONTON – A two-year-old Edmonton girl allegedly abused by her parents has died after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a request to keep her on life support.

A source confirmed to The Canadian Press that the toddler died Thursday night at the Stollery Children’s Hospital after being removed from a ventilator that was keeping her alive.

Lawyers for the child’s parents applied to the Supreme Court Thursday morning for an emergency stay of an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that allowed doctors to remove the girl from life support. The lawyers wanted time to file an application for the court to hear an appeal. Continue reading