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Toronto: Kevin Perez pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in execution-style slaying of barber Christopher Thompson

 

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Toronto barber shooting: violent criminal pleads guilty
Published on Friday December 21, 2012

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Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A popular Toronto barber hit four times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.

New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released Friday as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder.

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Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Maple Batalia

 

Pictured is Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal;former boyfriend of Surrey murder victim Maple Batalia.
Photo Credit: , Special to the Sun

Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of B.C. teen
Maple Batalia, 19, was shot to death last year
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:22 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 7:07 PM PT

The ex-boyfriend of a Surrey, B.C., teen gunned down last year has been charged in connection with her death, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Saturday.

Maple Batalia, 19, was shot in a parking lot at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder. Gursimar Bedi, 22, has been charged with manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact.

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Toronto: Si “William” Cheng subjected son and wife to physical and emotional torture for decades before being killed with crossbow

Cheng was repeatedly charged, convicted, given minor sentences and intimidated his hostage family members to convince authorities that he “had changed,” court heard.

GRAPHIC CONTENT!

Wife, son suffered depraved abuse before crossbow killing at library 
Sam Pazzano ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 07:15 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 09:26 PM EDT
Si “William” Cheng was killed by his son with a crossbow inside a branch of the Toronto Public Library in December 2010. (Toronto Sun files)

TORONTO – Zhou “Peter” Fang and his mother Nora Fang suffered graphic abuse and degradation that is too obscene and depraved for any Hollywood script.

“William” Si Cheng tormented his son “Peter” Fang since he was a crying one-month-old baby until the 24-year-old killed him in a crowded Toronto public library in December 2010.

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Jun Lin’s family wants to stay in Canada and Zhigui Du decides to establish foundation in her son’s name to help troubled youth in Montreal

Jun Lin’s mother has ‘sympathy’ for alleged killer
CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:43 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012 8:58 PM ET Read
Jun Lin was a computer engineering student at Concordia University in Montreal. His parents described their only son as their ‘pride and joy.’ (Handout) Facebook

In a written eulogy for her son, Jun Lin, Zhigui Du said she has developed sympathy for his alleged killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, and will set up a foundation to help troubled youth.

Lin, 33, was killed and dismembered two months ago.

His mother did not attend a public funeral service held Thursday morning in Montreal and later told reporters at a news conference that she felt it would have been too hard for her to handle. But she wrote a eulogy for her only son.

“I have been waiting for this day to come, because my son can finally rest in peace in this land that he loves,” she wrote.

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Montreal: Lin Jun’s family arrives from China to recover his remains

 

A woman places flowers at a memorial near Concordia University for Lin Jun, who was the victim of a murder and dismemberment, in Montreal June 6, 2012. Photograph by: Christinne Muschi , Reuters

Slaying victim’s parents arrive from China
By René Bruemmer, The Gazette June 6, 2012

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MONTREAL – As Luka Rocco Magnotta complained he feared for his life in a Berlin prison because the media was making him out to be a “really, really bad person,” the parents of the man he is alleged to have killed and dismembered arrived from China to recover their son’s remains and cobble together the last few days of his life and horrific death in Montreal.

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Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested in Germany

Luka Rocco Magnotta, the suspect in a gruesome murder and the focus of an international manhunt, has been arrested in Germany.

Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested in Berlin, Germany
By Chase Kell | Daily Brew – 2 hours 26 minutes ago

Surveillance image shows who authorities believe is Luka Rocco Magnotta in France. (AP Photo/Interpol)
Luka Rocco Magnotta, the suspect in a gruesome murder and the focus of an international manhunt, has been arrested in Germany.

German police Chief-Supt. Stefan Riedlich told CBC News that authorities apprehended Magnotta in an Internet café around 2 p.m. local time.

“As far as I know he was arrested alone, and there was no struggle,” Riedlich shares.

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