CLAGARY: Ada Guan and Wes Branch regret seeking $50K in crowdfunding campaign

1st-time parents say they never meant to offend people by asking for donations through crowdfunding

CBC News Posted: May 17, 2015 4:50 PM PT Last Updated: May 18, 2015 8:00 AM PT

New parents Ada Guan and Wes Branch arrived in Vancouver before heading home to Victoria after Guan gave birth to baby Chloe on a flight to Japan on May 10. The couple has faced backlash over their attempt to raise money in a crowdfunding campaign, so reduced the goal to $5,000 from $50,000.New parents Ada Guan and Wes Branch arrived in Vancouver before heading home to Victoria after Guan gave birth to baby Chloe on a flight to Japan on May 10. The couple has faced backlash over their attempt to raise money in a crowdfunding campaign, so reduced the goal to $5,000 from $50,000. (CBC)

The Canadian couple who made international headlines when the woman delivered a surprise baby aboard an Air Canada flight headed to Japan regret seeking $50,000 through crowdfunding donations, and have dramatically lowered the goal.

Wes Branch and girlfriend Ada Guan, who are in their early 20s, were interviewed at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday morning on a stopover before a flight home to Victoria.

Ada Guan, B.C. woman who gave birth on plane, didn’t know she was pregnant

Woman went into labour somewhere over the Pacific Ocean after leaving Canada

CBC News Posted: May 11, 2015 8:07 PM PT Last Updated: May 12, 2015 4:34 AM PT

Baby Chloe, who was born on an Air Canada flight to Japan, was an unexpected surprise.Baby Chloe, who was born on an Air Canada flight to Japan, was an unexpected surprise. (Facebook)

The baby born on an Air Canada flight somewhere over the Pacific Ocean was a complete surprise to her B.C. parents.

Ada Guan, 23, delivered her baby with the help of three doctors aboard the plane. She was travelling from Calgary to Tokyo with her boyfriend, Wesley Branch.

Branch’s parents Sandra and David, who live in Penticton, say Guan didn’t realize she was pregnant.

“I said to her, ‘Did you not feel anything inside?’ and she said ‘No, every once in a while I felt gas or rumblings in there’ but never thinking it was a baby in there,” says Sandra.

Surjit Dosanjh charged in Richmond arson that killed woman, left Kalvin Dosanjh-Leznoff critical

Son-in-law of Elaine Leznoff charged with second-degree murder

CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:26 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015 12:26 PM PT

Charges have been laid in a Richmond house fire that left 1 woman dead and a boy in critical condition.Charges have been laid in a Richmond house fire that left 1 woman dead and a boy in critical condition. (Shane MacKichan/CBC)

Second-degree murder charges have been laid against Surjit Dosanjh after a house fire in Richmond, B.C. left his mother-in-law dead and a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.

Elaine Leznoff, 66, died in the fire, which was declared an arson by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

IHIT said Friday that the injured boy, Kalvin Dosanjh-Leznoff, is not expected to live.

Dosanjh, 37. was estranged from his family earlier this month, and was not living at the home at the time of the fire.

Richmond firefighters were called to the home in the 10000 block of Cornerbrook Crescent around 2 a.m. PT April 13, after reports the home was engulfed in flames.

 

Marc Wabafiyebazu pleads not guilty to murder in Florida drug-related shootout

The Associated Press Posted: Apr 20, 2015 11:51 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 4:28 PM ET

The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in a Miami drug-related shootout that killed his older brother.

Marc Wabafiyebazu 20150408Marc Wabafiyebazu is the son of a Canadian diplomat who police say was involved in a drug-related shootout that killed his brother and another teenager. (Handout/Canadian Press)

The attorney for Marc Wabafiyebazu entered the plea Monday on his behalf to adult felony murder, attempted murder and other charges.

Wabafiyebazu waived his appearance in court. Circuit Judge Richard Hersch set a tentative July 20 trial date.

Wabafiyebazu is the son of Roxanne Dubé, the Canadian consul general in Miami. Her other son, Jean Wabafiyebazu, was fatally shot in the March 30 confrontation over a marijuana deal that also left 17-year-old Joshua Wright dead.

Two other young men also pleaded not guilty Monday in the case.

Police say the gunfire erupted after the Wabafiyebazu brothers tried to rob the drug dealers.

Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, charged with first-degree murder in drug-related shootout

Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, indicted on first-degree murder charge

The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 15, 2015 2:02 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 15, 2015 5:08 PM ET

Marc Wabafiyebazu, the son of a Canadian diplomat , was charged with first-degree murder in what police say was a drug-related shootout.Marc Wabafiyebazu, the son of a Canadian diplomat , was charged with first-degree murder in what police say was a drug-related shootout. (Handout/Canadian Press)

 A Canadian diplomat’s teenage son accused of involvement in a drug-related shootout that killed his older brother in Florida has been charged with murder and will be tried as an adult.

A Miami-Dade County grand jury indicted 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu on first-degree felony murder charges Wednesday.

Police believe Jean Wabafiyebazu, 17-year-old son of Canada’s consul-general in Miami, killed as he planned on robbing drug dealers

Canadian diplomat’s son killed in Miami; other son arrested

AFFAN CHOWDHRY

The Globe and Mail

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The 17-year-old son of Canada’s consul-general in Miami is dead and his 15-year-old brother is under arrest following a daylight shooting at a Miami home on Monday, in what police believe is a drug deal that turned violent, with several victims.

The two teens are the sons of diplomat Roxanne Dubé and her ex-husband Germano Wabafiyebazu.

Miami police told the Miami Herald that Jean Wabafiyebazu was accompanied to a home in the Coral Way neighbourhood by his younger brother, Marc, 15. Germano Wabafiyebazu confirmed to Associated Press that the teens had borrowed their mother’s car, with diplomatic license plates, to drive to the house where the shooting took place.

Police believe the two brothers were armed and planned on robbing drug dealers at the residence, according to the Miami Herald.

What followed is still being investigated, but police believe it was a dispute over a drug transaction in which the older Wabafiyebazu brother was shot and killed inside the home.