Betsy Powell, TorontoStar

Betsy Powell

TorontoStar

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
  • YorkRegion
Past:
  • WR Record
  • Brampton Guardian
  • Simcoe.com
  • The Mississauga News
  • Hamilton Spectator

Recent articles by Betsy:

Court aquits ‘Bonnie’ and convicts ‘Clyde’ of second-degree murder in a love triangle gone wrong

A jury rejected the prosecution’s theory that David Obregon Castro and Sarai Lopez Iglesias were guilty of the first-degree murder of Abbegail Elliott... → Read More

Court acquits ‘Bonnie’ and convicts ‘Clyde’ of second-degree murder in a love triangle gone wrong

A jury rejected the prosecution’s theory that David Obregón Castro and Sarai López Iglesias were guilty of the first-degree murder of Abbegail Elliott... → Read More

Murder accused ‘Bonnie’ denies she was obsessed with ‘bad boy’ co-accused ‘Clyde’s’ infidelity

Sarai Lopez Iglesias says the jailhouse letter she wrote describing her relationship with her co-accused ex-boyfriend as Bonnie and Clyde was intended... → Read More

He called her ‘babygirl.’ She called him ‘moonchild.’ Now this ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are on trial for first degree murder in the death of a rival lover

David Obregon Castro and Sarai Lopez Iglesias have been charged with first degree murder in the death of Abbegail Elliott. → Read More

Lawyer for Vaughan dog owner contests description of encounter that left boy with stitches

Surveillance video shows what happened in moments leading up to bite → Read More

Lawyer for dog owner contests description of encounter that left boy with stitches

Surveillance video of a dog biting a 13-year-old in the face demonstrates the encounter did not unfold as claimed by the boy’s family, says a lawyer f... → Read More

Samatar Farah was an innocent man killed in 2017 over a neighbourhood dispute unrelated to him, police say

Taufiq Stanley was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the murder of Samatar Farah, a 24-year-old Humber College student gunned down outside his ho... → Read More

Son killed mother by stabbing her 11 times in Toronto food court, Crown tells jury

Rae Cara Carrington was ‘trying to get her life back on track’ before fateful day in 2019, Duncan Sinclair’s trial heard Tuesday. → Read More

Dwaeji is freed: Dog beats pit-bull rap in Vaughan — and his owner thanks Premier Doug Ford

Owner says Ford called him twice to express support → Read More

Dwaeji is freed: Dog beats pit-bull rap in Vaughan — and his owner thanks Premier Doug Ford

Tommy Chang and his family are thrilled to have Dwaeji home after Vaughan Animal Services detained him on suspicions he was a pit bull, a breed banned... → Read More

Ontario lawyers protest new Legal Aid ‘guilty plea certificates’

The province is “directly messing with our ability to defend clients,” CLA president John Struthers said Wednesday. “How do we convince the Crown to d... → Read More

This Ontario man died without a will. A Toronto police officer is charged with stealing his $800,000 estate

Toronto police Const. Robert Konashewych is charged with submitting a fake will that made him beneficiary to Heinz Sommerfeld’s estate. Sommerfeld’s h... → Read More

‘He’s not a pit bull’: GTA dog owner fights DNA test that could see puppy deported out of province

Stuntman Tommy Chang, who lives in Woodbridge, says Vaughan animal services had no business doing DNA testing on his pet Dwaeji, an American Bully. Th... → Read More

‘Much was sacrificed’: Zoom trial of Rebel nightclub killings comes under fire from judge and angry family members during sentencing

Tanade Mohamed was sentenced Thursday in the shooting deaths of Zemarai Khan Mohammed and Tyler McLean outside the Toronto nightclub in 2017. → Read More

Man accused of stabbing Toronto law firm receptionist sees charge upgraded to first-degree murder

Osman Osman’s second-degree murder charge was upgraded Tuesday to first-degree murder in the September stabbing death of law clerk Julia Ferguson. → Read More

Professional misconduct cases expose Ontario lawyers’ unease over ‘misleading’ advertising

Thirty-four years after the Law Society opened the door to legal advertising, critics say Ontario lawyers are increasingly flouting the rules of profe... → Read More

Toronto police charge Peter Nygard with sex assaults, forcible confinement spanning 19 years

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, 80, is separately facing nine counts in the U.S., where authorities say he used his influence to lure women seeki... → Read More

Toronto lawyer Jeremy Diamond recants admission to professional misconduct over firm’s ads

“I was never aware and I did not contemplate that a potential penalty could exceed a reprimand here,” Diamond said during a brief Law Society hearing ... → Read More

Man accused of killing Toronto police Const. Jeffrey Northrup is released on bail

Northrup was run down in a city hall parking lot on July 2. It’s rare for a person accused of killing an on duty police officer to be released from cu... → Read More

Personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond found guilty of professional misconduct after admitting to misleading ads

The Law Society Tribunal found personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond guilty of professional conduct Monday after he admitted to improperly advertising... → Read More