Charles Kembo was found guilty in 2010 of the first-degree murder of four people. He lost an appeal of those convictions this week.
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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 →
Tyrone Bracken’s killers received the toughest sentence youths can receive Tuesday for the tragic, execution-style slaying of the 16-year-old who predicted his own demise.
Gunman Shaquille Belle, Trevon Foo and Marcus Weise were convicted last year of first-degree murder and Justice Ian Nordheimer sentenced them as adults, which means a life sentence with no parole for 10 years. The murderers can now be identified. Continue reading →
Police want to speak to driver who passed by motorcycle moments before collision
CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:26 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 6:35 PM PT
Surrey RCMP are looking for a driver who may have witnessed a fatal crash between a motorcycle and three teenage girls just before noon Wednesday on 128 Street near 68 Avenue.
Amarpreet Sivia, 16, was killed in the collision. The two other girls, whose names have not been released, were seriously injured, along with the rider on the motorcycle, when the bike struck the teens as they were crossing the street.
Investigators are specifically looking to speak with the driver of an unidentified vehicle that passed by the motorcyclist leading up to the collision, said Cpl. Bert Paquet. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Joanne Merlene Jones. Joanne Merlene Jones, 41, has been charged in a kidnapping incident at an Oshawa school on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Police arrested Jones in connection with the abduction of child from a Toronto mall in 2006. Toronto Star file photo Torstar News Services file photo
Woman who kidnapped toddler in 2006 accused of abducting another
They said Joanne Merlene Jones was no longer a threat.
Six years after the woman kidnapped a 4-year-old boy from a Toronto shopping mall and sparked a city-wide search, an Ontario Review Board panel decided she no longer required its oversight. Continue reading →