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Accused in murder feared for life, court told

A Winnipeg woman on trial for fatally stabbing 25-year-old mother of four Shaylynne Hunter told police she was acting in self-defence and feared the v... → Read More

Accused in murder feared for life, court told

A Winnipeg woman on trial for fatally stabbing 25-year-old mother of four Shaylynne Hunter told police she was acting in self-defence and feared the victim would kill her or her co-accused, court has heard. Hunter died May 25, 2019, after she was stabbed 21 times outside her Simcoe Street home. → Read More

Unrepentant attacker gets 10 years for hammer assault

A Winnipeg man guilty of an unprovoked hammer attack that left a 15-year-old boy with lifelong brain injuries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison... → Read More

Unrepentant attacker gets 10 years for hammer assault

A Winnipeg man guilty of an unprovoked hammer attack that left a 15-year-old boy with lifelong brain injuries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.Jerry Kipling, 31, was convicted of aggravated assault earlier this year. → Read More

Manitoba farmer escapes drunk driving conviction after fatal crash

A Manitoba cattle farmer involved in a fatal highway collision has been acquitted of impaired driving, despite a judge’s belief he tried to cover up evidence he had been drinking at the time of the accident. Instead, Frankie Kehler was convicted of a single count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident. → Read More

Manitoba farmer escapes drunk driving conviction after fatal crash

A Manitoba cattle farmer involved in a fatal highway collision has been acquitted of impaired driving, despite a judge’s belief he tried to cover up e... → Read More

Child killer gets life in prison for first-degree murder

"Life has been so empty, like the world just stopped." Those anguished words from Roxanna Moar were read aloud in a Winnipeg courtroom Friday before the man who killed her three-year-old nephew was led away to prison. → Read More

Child killer gets life in prison for first-degree murder

“Life has been so empty, like the world just stopped.” → Read More

Nygard agrees to U.S. extradition on sex charges

Fallen fashion mogul Peter Nygard has agreed to be extradited to the United States to face prosecution on sex charges. → Read More

Nygard agrees to U.S. extradition on sex charges

Fallen fashion mogul Peter Nygard has agreed to be extradited to the United States to face prosecution on sex charges. Nygard, 80, consented to the extradition on one charge of sex trafficking during an early-morning hearing Friday before Queen’s Bench Justice Glenn Joyal. → Read More

Second manslaughter conviction in 12 years for Manitoba man

A Manitoba man already sentenced to prison for manslaughter was convicted of the same crime again Thursday, this time for a meth-fuelled attack on a stranger.Rodney Williams stood trial last spring for second-degree murder in the June 7, 2019, stabbing death of 51-year-old Robert Donaldson. → Read More

Jury convicts man of fatally stabbing three-year-old

A jury has convicted Daniel Jensen of first-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son to death as he slept in his bedroom, rejecting Jensen’s claim another man who lived in the house was responsible for the crime.Jurors deliberated for about six hours before reaching a verdict Wednesday evening. → Read More

Jury convicts man of fatally stabbing three-year-old

A jury has convicted Daniel Jensen of first-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son to death as he slept in his bedroom, reject... → Read More

Feds failed to consult Peguis on Hydro line project: court

Ottawa failed to consult with Peguis First Nation in approving construction of a $500-million Manitoba-Minnesota hydro transmission line, Canada’s federal court ruled in a decision issued last week. → Read More

'Sad end to sad story,' defence lawyer tells court as murder trial comes to sudden close

The trial of a man charged in the alleged murder of a 22-month old boy has come to an abrupt end after the sudden death of the accused. Allen Beardy, 25, was charged with second-degree murder in the August 2018 death of Drake Catcheway, his then-girlfriend’s son. → Read More

Toddler’s accused killer dies in vehicle crash

The trial of a man charged in the alleged murder of a 22-month old boy has come to an abrupt end after the sudden death of the accused. → Read More

'There is no doubt' accused killed three-year-old, Crown tells jurors

Enraged after his girlfriend told him she was leaving town without him, Daniel Jensen made a plan to hurt her in the most damaging way possible — by killing her only child, the prosecution said in its closing argument Tuesday.“He was ready to hurt anyone who crossed his path, but most of all he wanted to hurt Clarice Smith. → Read More

Tory constituency officials charged with host of financial violations after 2019 provincial election

Manitoba's elections watchdog buried information about charges laid against two Tory constituency officials following the 2019 provincial election. And the lack of transparency from Manitoba's Commissioner of Elections is troubling and inexplicable, ethics and political experts say. → Read More

Refugee should get at least 13 years for café slaying, court told

A Palestinian refugee convicted of killing a customer outside the café where he worked should be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole ... → Read More

Refugee should get at least 13 years for café slaying, court told

A Palestinian refugee convicted of killing a customer outside the café where he worked should be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 13 years, a judge was told Monday. → Read More