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The British Home Child Migrant Scheme

7/15/2024
Episode 326: Between 1869 and 1948, over 100,000 children from the United Kingdom were sent to Canada and other British commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as part of the British Home Children migration scheme. This movement was initiated to alleviate the burden of poverty and overcrowded workhouses in Britain by providing these children with opportunities abroad. However, the reality for many of these children was harsh. In Canada, they were often placed with farm families where boys worked as labourers and girls as domestic servants. While some found caring homes, many others faced neglect, abuse, and exploitation. The children were frequently moved from one placement to another, leading to instability and a lack of proper education. Despite these hardships, many British Home Children contributed significantly to Canadian society, with some even enlisting in the military during the World Wars. Today, it is estimated that over ten percent of the Canadian population are descendants of these children, though many remain unaware of this heritage. Sources: British Home Children - Veterans Affairs Canada Home Children - Government of Canada Who are the British Home Children Home Children Canada BRITISH HOME CHILDREN IN CANADA Home Children Home Children Canada Welcome to British Home Children Descendants Barnardo Home Records The British Home Children The Victorian Workhouse Home Children (1869-1930) - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada Making the Canadian Flag Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:33

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The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Edward H. Rulloff

7/8/2024
Episode 325: Edward H. Rulloff was a 19th-century Canadian-born serial killer renowned for his exceptional intellect and heinous crimes. Rulloff exhibited prodigious intellectual abilities from a young age. He was a polymath with expertise in various fields, including linguistics, where he made significant contributions, proposing theories on the origin of languages. Despite his scholarly achievements, Rulloff's life was marred by a series of crimes that began with the mysterious disappearance of his wife, Harriet Schutt Rulloff and their young daughter, Priscilla Charlotte Rulloff, in 1845, which many suspected to be his doing. His erudition earned him a reputation as one of the most learned men of his time, even while he was incarcerated. Rulloff's criminal activities were as notorious as his intellect was celebrated. He was involved in a string of burglaries and was eventually implicated in multiple murders. His undoing was the killing of a store clerk, Frederick Merrick, during a robbery attempt. His two accomplices, Al Jarvis and Billy Dexter, also died while fleeing the crime scene. Rulloff was suspected of doing away with them. He was soon captured and held for trial. Despite attempts to use his intellectual prowess as a defence, Rulloff was convicted and sentenced to death. His execution in 1871 was a significant event, as many viewed his death as the tragic end of a brilliant yet malevolent mind. Sources: Edward H. Rulloff - Wikipedia Murder by Gaslight: The Man of Two Lives. Edward Rulloff | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers The Life and Madness of Edward H. Rulloff | Victorian Gothic Edward H. Rulloff: The Veil of Secrecy Removed: Freeman, E H: 9781461142751: Books - Amazon.ca Rogue Scholar: The Sinister Life and Celebrated Death of Edward H. Rulloff (By: Richard W. Bailey) published: August, 2003: Richard W. Bailey: Books - Amazon.ca Rulloff’s Restaurant | The Story Rulloff : the great criminal and philologist / by Samuel D. Halliday. … - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library The Internal Narcissist: Why Your Ego Wants You To Suffer What the new science of narcissism says about narcissists | Psyche Ideas Ithaca history: What do you know about Edward Rulloff? Mark Twain Day By Day: The Day Mark Twain Defended A Serial Killer The Life and Death of Edward H. Rulloff by Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. Edward H. Rulloff | Newspapers.com ABOUT MARK TWAIN: BIBLIOGRAPHIC ISSUE NUMBER 5 on JSTOR Rulloff's Restaurant | The Story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:24

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What Happened to Sheree Fertuck?

7/1/2024
Episode 324: Sheree Fertuck, a 51-year-old businesswoman, mother of three, and grandmother from Saskatchewan, disappeared on December 7, 2015, after leaving her family’s lunch gathering at her mother’s farm in Kenaston to return to work at a nearby gravel pit. The next day, her abandoned gravel truck was found in the pit, with her personal belongings inside, raising immediate concerns about her unexplained disappearance. Despite extensive ground searches by her family, friends, and the police around the gravel pit and other locations, no trace of Sheree Fertuck has ever been found. RCMP and Sheree’s family believed she was abducted, or worse, murdered. As the weeks and months passed with no sign of Sheree, suspicion fell on her estranged husband, Gregory Mitchell Fertuck, 62. The pair had been going through a contentious divorce for some years. The RCMP undertook an undercover operation to acquire a confession to Sheree’s murder. Due to legal challenges and COVID restrictions hampering proceedings, it was not until June 2024 that this case was finally resolved. Sources: 2023 SKKB 200 (CanLII) | R. v Fertuck | CanLII Search: Sheree Fertuck | Newspapers.com Kenaston, Saskatchewan History – Village of Kenaston The Mr. Big Police Investigation - How Real Life Sting Operations Work in BC – Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group (DDLaw) The Mr. Big Sting in Canada - Jonathan Cross, thesis Mr. Big: Undercover Sting Operations RCMP Mr. Big sting on accused killer Greg Fertuck began with fake contest at bar offsale in Saskatoon | CBC News Greg Fertuck threatened to shoot, bury wife: Crown witnesses | CBC News 'I'll gut you like a fish': Daughter testifies Greg Fertuck had history of threats against her mom | CBC News Sheree Fertuck's sisters still searching for closure, justice 7 years after disappearance | CBC News 14 days, 35 witnesses: Who has testified so far at Greg Fertuck's 1st-degree murder trial | CBC News Greg Fertuck calls former lawyer as defence witness at his murder trial 'Show me the body': Closing arguments heard at Greg Fertuck murder trial Greg Fertuck 'never told me that he killed Sheree,' former girlfriend testifies at murder trial | CBC News Greg Fertuck's murder trial adjourned for final decision after closing arguments Sheree Fertuck | News, Videos & Articles | Global News Voir dire reopened so Fertuck can further cross-examine Crown witnesses at murder trial Fertuck acted out killing estranged wife in secretly recorded confession video Judge warns Greg Fertuck that court is not a 'playground' as murder trial resumes in Saskatoon | CBC News Latest request from accused killer Fertuck 'unacceptable,' says Crown Judge denies Fertuck's request for mistrial or to reopen murder trial Greg Fertuck found guilty of killing ex-wife after nearly three-year long trial Greg Fertuck found guilty of 1st-degree murder in 2015 disappearance of wife Sheree | CBC News Gregory Fertuck guilty of first-degree murder in death of estranged wife Sheree The Pit | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:25

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The 2014 Nanaimo Mill Shooting: The Murders of Michael Lunn and Fred McEachern

6/24/2024
Episode 323: In April 2014, a tragic shooting occurred at a sawmill in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Kevin Douglas Addison, 47, a former employee, opened fire at the Western Forest Products mill, killing Michael Lunn, 61, and Fred McEachern, 53, and injuring two others, Earl Kelly and Tony Sudar. Addison was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Addison's actions shook the tight-knit Nanaimo community and highlighted critical issues surrounding workplace violence and safety in industrial settings. Sources: History of Nanaimo City History | Nanaimo Museum Home | Western Forest Products Western Forest Products | Wikipedia Frederick McEACHERN Obituary (2014) - Nanaimo, BC - The Times Colonist Michael Lunn Obituary (1952 - 2014) - Legacy Remembers UPDATE: Charges laid in deadly Nanaimo shooting 2016 BCSC 2352 (CanLII) | R. v. Addison | CanLII The shootings at Western Forest in Nanaimo point to a bigger problem Nanaimo mill shooting | News, Videos & Articles | Global News Kevin Addison tells court he shot four men at Nanaimo mill Doctor details autopsy results of Nanaimo mill shooting victims during trial Nanaimo mill shooter Addison’s name synonymous with ‘murderous violence’ Prosecutor relays chilling account of Nanaimo sawmill shooting Man accused in fatal Nanaimo mill shooting testifies in court Jul 13, 1955, page 16 - The Province at Newspapers.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:23

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Marine Disasters in NS and The Wreck of the SS Atlantic

6/17/2024
Episode 322: Nova Scotia's rugged coastline and treacherous waters have made it a graveyard for ships throughout history. The SS Atlantic, a White Star Line steamship, sank off Nova Scotia on April 1, 1873, in one of the worst maritime disasters before the Titanic. On its 19th voyage from Liverpool to New York with around 975 people on board, the ship ran short of coal and diverted to Halifax. Navigational errors caused it to strike rocks near Prospect, Nova Scotia. Rough seas hindered lifeboat launches, trapping many passengers below deck. Local fishermen and others aided in rescue efforts, but 562 people perished, marking it the greatest civilian loss in the North Atlantic at that time. Sources: Nova Scotia Archives - Where the Land Meets the Sea: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia HMS Tribune: Halifax's first maritime disaster is almost forgotten Atlantic's Last Stop by Robert Chaulk They Went Down To The Sea by lay Spicer Hypothermia: How long can someone survive in frigid water? The Chilling Truth About Cold Water SS Atlantic History - Rev. Ancient's Account The SS Atlantic | Canadian History Ehx The Final Voyage of SS Atlantic The S/S Atlantic of the White Star Line, disaster in 1873 HFX Studios The Wreck of the SS ATLANTIC - Halifax, NS 1873 SS Atlantic - The Mystery of the Davidsons' Grave The Grave of the Davidsons, from the SS Atlantic Sable Island: Shipwrecks at the graveyard of the Atlantic Sable Island: Shipwrecks at the graveyard of the Atlantic | CBC News Shipwreck Treasures Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:20

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Summer Tragedy: The 2018 Fredericton Shooting

6/10/2024
Episode 321: On August 10, 2018, the city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, was rocked by a horrific shooting that left four people dead. A man armed with a legally obtained assault-style rifle opened fire in a residential neighbourhood, killing two police officers and two civilians. Constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were gunned down as they responded to reports of shots being fired. The civilian victims were 42-year-old Donnie Robichaud and his girlfriend, 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright. The perpetrator, 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, was arrested at the scene after exchanging gunfire with other officers. He was charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Raymond was charged with four counts of first-degree murder. At his 2020 trial, two psychiatrists testified that he had a mental disorder that rendered him incapable of understanding his violent actions at the time they were committed. On November 20, 2020, after a nine-week trial, a jury found Raymond not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. Many members of the public, including some members of the victims’ families, feel justice was not served. Sources: City of Fredericton 237 Brookside Dr · 237 Brookside Dr, Fredericton, NB E3A 1V3 A summary of the Matthew Raymond quadruple murder trial ‘I am just shaking:’ What people saw and heard during Fredericton shooting Canada Police Say at Least 4 Dead in Shooting How the Fredericton shooting unfolded | CBC News A timeline of the deadly shooting in Fredericton Police update on Fredericton shooting Cst. Lawrence Robert “Robb” Costello Cst. Sara Mae Helen Burns Donnie Robichaud, father of 3, identified as victim in Fredericton shooting Obituary information for Bobbie Lee Wright Fredericton pair killed in shooting spree had just begun dating, friends and relatives say Thousands attend funeral service for Fredericton officers who made ‘the ultimate sacrifice’ ‘It was hard to calm him down,’ says former colleague of alleged Fredericton shooter Husband of slain Fredericton officer Cst. Sara Burns bids tearful goodbye | YouTube Fredericton police chief chokes up remembering her fallen officers | YouTube RCMP officers describe chaotic moments after they burst into Fredericton shooter’s apartment Jury finds Fredericton shooter Matthew Raymond not criminally responsible https://publications.gc.ca/Pilot/LoPBdP/BP/prb9922-e.htm http://criminalnotebook.ca/index.php/Not_Criminally_Responsible_Due_to_Mental_Disorder https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rr06_1/p1.html https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2023-r001/index-en.aspx https://educaloi.qc.ca/en/capsules/not-criminally-responsible-mental-illness/ https://www.canlii.org/en/commentary/doc/2023CanLIIDocs2081?resultId=8be757e84fed4313b03096185340c5fe&resultIndex=1&searchId=bc7cff8923204edf99f182a027c5a315 https://www.legalline.ca/legal-answers/firearm-possession-and-acquisition-licence-pal/ https://ottawafirearmsafety.ca/pal-application/ https://fseso.org/courses/ https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/canadian-residents Matthew Vincent Raymond | News, Videos & Articles | Global News 2018 Fredericton shooting A Legal History of the Regulation of Assault-Style Rifles in Canada Chinese SKS Semi-Automatic Rifle Firearms expert says rifle used in Fredericton shooting designed 'to kill,' mostly used for hunting | CBC News Man who killed four people in Fredericton denied new privileges by review board Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:39

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All That Remains: The Murder of Mary-Lynn Breeden

6/3/2024
Episode 320: In 1991, the city of Vancouver was rocked by the brutal murder of 29-year-old Mary-Lynn Kimberly Breeden. Friends and family called her Lynn. The charred remains of her body were discovered in a dumpster, with a single bullet wound to the skull. What followed was a complex investigation that would uncover a web of deceit, greed, and cold-blooded violence. Through witness accounts, advances in forensic evidence, and detailed police work, detectives were able to piece together the chilling details of Breeden's final moments. Their investigation led them to a suspect named Christian Albert Cruz, a male stripper with a history of violence. As the case unfolded, a tragic tale of betrayal and desperation began to emerge, shedding light on the dark motivations that drove one man to commit such a heinous act. Join us as we delve into the story of the murder of Lynn Breeden and explore the complex human emotions and societal factors that can lead to such senseless violence. Sources: Mary-Lynn Breeden - Search - Newspapers.com™ Mary-Lynn Kimberly “Lynn” Breeden (1960-1991) -... No5 Orange - Dance and Pub Showroom - Vancouver’s famous Gastown Fraser Arms Hotel Watch V6A - A feature documentary by Ruggero Romano Online | Vimeo On Demand 1995 CanLII 523 (BC CA) | R. v. Cruz | CanLII 1998 CanLII 5951 (BC CA) | R. v. Cruz | CanLII The Murder of Mary Lynn Breeden The Use of Forensic Odontology to Solve a Forensic Science Case - Free Essay Example - Edubirdie Biography - Linda Agostini - Australian Dictionary of Biography The Charred Remains of Lynn Breeden Dental color measurement to predict DNA concentration in incinerated teeth for human identification. - Abstract - Europe PMC Saferstein, Richard. Criminalistics: an Introduction to Forensic Science. Pearson, 2017 edition. "Forensic Files" Charred Remains (TV Episode 1997) Forensic Files - Season 2, Episode 8 - Charred Remains - Full Episode Forensic Wheels: Christian Albert Cruz' 1980 Oldsmobile Omega (Lynn Breeden Death Car) Mary-Lynn Kimberly “Lynn” Breeden (1960-1991) -... Effect of Fire on DNA and its profiling in homicide cases Identifying Maui fire victims will depend heavily on DNA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:44

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Shadows of Deception (Part 3): The Murder of Wayne Millard

5/27/2024
Episode 319: In the first two parts of our Shadows of Deception series, we delved into the abysmal depths of depravity exhibited by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich through the heinous murders of Tim Bosma and Laura Babcock. With Millard and Smich already incarcerated for their previous atrocities, a new investigation was launched into the 2012 death of Dellen's father, Wayne Millard, a wealthy aviation businessman. Initially presumed to be a suicide, the circumstances surrounding his demise came under intense scrutiny after his son's sensational arrests for the Bosma and Babcock murders. After their investigation, authorities arrested Dellen Millard and charged him with the first-degree murder of his father. This shocking twist cast a sinister shadow over the already grim narrative, painting Dellen Millard as a far more depraved criminal than initially realized – one willing to extinguish even the life of his own flesh and blood. It appears that Dellen Millard is a cold-blooded individual who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted. Sources: Search: Dellen Millard | Canadian Legal Information Institute | CanLII 2018 ONSC 5602 (CanLII) | R. v. Millard | CanLII CBC News | Wayward Son Dellen Millard | News, Videos & Articles | GlobalNews Letters Between Dellen Millard and Christina Noudga | PDF Serial killer Dellen Millard found guilty in prison stabbing incident Serial killer Dellen Millard gets one year in prison for role in prison stabbing | CBC News Ontario's top court dismisses Millard, Smich conviction appeals in murder of Hamilton's Tim Bosma | CBC News Serial killer Dellen Millard says he's too smart a crook to commit 'sloppy' Tim Bosma murder Rosie DiManno: Dellen Millard, convicted of first-degree murder in killing of Tim Bosma, Laura Babcock, is now on trial in the death of his father Millard murder ruled a suicide inside two days The Case of Serial Killer Dellen Millard In jailhouse interview, Dellen Millard admits for first time he had a part in Tim Bosma’s murder Killer Mark Smich’s move to medium-security prison outrages victims’ families Ann Brocklehurst, Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard & Mark Smich. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:34

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Shadows of Deception (Part 2): The Murder of Laura Babcock

5/20/2024
Episode 318: In the previous episode, we explored the shocking murder of Tim Bosma and the subsequent trial that brought two killers to justice. However, their trail of violence did not end there. In this second installment of our three-part series, we delve into the tragic case of Laura Babcock, 23, whose July 2012 disappearance from Toronto was eventually attributed to Dellen Millard and Mark Smich. We'll learn a bit about Laura’s life and examine the circumstances surrounding her vanishing and the painstaking yet unsuccessful search efforts to uncover her remains. You’ll hear disturbing details that emerged during the trial for her murder, shedding even more light on the twisted dynamics between Millard, Smich, and their unfortunate victim. This episode serves as a prelude to the final chapter, where we'll explore the most shocking revelation of all, that Dellen Millard also killed his father, Wayne, for his money. Sources: Search — Laura Babcock | Toronto Star Laura Babcock had an intense fear of death since childhood, court hears in murder trial for Dellen Millard and Mark Smich Laura Babcock had intense fear of death since childhood, court hears Toronto family receives death certificate years after daughter was murdered Who was Laura Babcock? A look into her life as the trial into her presumed death continues | CBC News Dellen Millard, Mark Smich found guilty of murder in Laura Babcock’s death What the jury didn't hear in the Laura Babcock murder trial Laura Babcock, horoscope for birth date 12 February 1989, born in Etobicoke, with Astrodatabank biography Dec 12, 2019, page A30 - Red Deer Advocate at Newspapers.com Dec 07, 2017, page 2 - The Toronto Star at Newspapers.com 2015 ONSC 6206 (CanLII) | R. v Millard and Smich | CanLII 2017 ONSC 7584 (CanLII) | R. v. Millard | CanLII R. v. Ward-Jackson, (2018) O.J. No. 163 | PDF | Sentence (Law) | Crime & Violence 2018 ONSC 178 (CanLII) | R. v. Ward-Jackson | CanLII 2018 ONSC 5602 (CanLII) | R. v. Millard | CanLII 2023 ONCA 418 (CanLII) | R. v. Millard | CanLII Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:00

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Shadows of Deception (Part 1): The Murder of Tim Bosma

5/13/2024
Episode 317: Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old family man from Ancaster, Ontario, went missing in May 2013 after taking two men for a test drive of his truck. The two men were later identified as Dellen Millard, a 27-year-old heir to a Canadian aviation empire, and Mark Smich, a 24-year-old drug dealer and aspiring rapper. This case would expose the disturbing reality of Millard and Smich's cold-blooded violence and web of deceit. The investigation into Bosma's disappearance was just the beginning of uncovering the harrowing events surrounding Millard and Smich. In 2012, before Bosma's murder, they had killed Millard's 23-year-old ex-girlfriend, Laura Babcock. Later that same year, they shockingly took the life of Dellen's father, Wayne Millard. As the details of the Tim Bosma case unfold, the stage is set for the equally horrific events of the murders of Laura Babcock and Wayne Millard to come to light in parts 2 and 3 of this true crime series. The disturbing stories of these two killers, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, reveal a chilling trail of devastation left for the families and communities impacted by their callous acts of violence. Sources: Tim Bosma: A timeline of the police investigation and murder trial Cellphone records to play big role in Tim Bosma murder trial | CBC News The Murder of Tim Bosma : The Devil Had a Name | CBC News Kijiji Statement Millard roommate testifies about visiting hangar on day Bosma disappeared | CBC News Hundreds attend Tim Bosma memorial service Wife of Tim Bosma pleads for his safe return - Toronto Clairmont: Whatever it takes to find Tim Bosma Hamilton will always remember Tim Bosma Tim Bosma remembered: father, husband, son and friend | CBC News Everything We Learned at the Tim Bosma Murder Trial Tim Bosma: The beginning. and the end ‘We have waited for justice’: Tim Bosma’s widow speaks Millard, Smich guilty verdict | Watch News Videos Online Tim Bosma Found Dead | Global News | YouTube Bosma Murder Charge | Global News | YouTube Search: Dellen Millard | Canadian Legal Information Institute | CanLII 2015 ONSC 6206 (CanLII) | R. v Millard and Smich | CanLII Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Morning Run Cut Short: The Murder of Marguerite Telesford

5/6/2024
Episode 316: On January 18, 1987, 20-year-old University of Victoria student Marguerite Telesford disappeared during a morning jog in Saanich, British Columbia. Her bloody earmuffs, bloodstains, a discharged shotgun shell, and a pry bar were found, suggesting foul play, but her body was never located. In 1989, Scott Ian MacKay was convicted of second-degree murder concerning Telesford's death despite maintaining his innocence. MacKay had a history of violent assaults on women. Recently, after serving a life sentence, MacKay was controversially granted day parole, raising concerns from the community and victim advocates about public safety risks and his lack of remorse. Sources: Marguerite Telesford - Mount Doug Alumni Association Archive dive: The 1987 murder of a UVic student who vanished on her morning run The 35th Anniversary of the Saanich Indian Territorial Declaration Neighbourhood History Tillicum "Marguerite Telesford" - Search - Newspapers.com™ 1988 CanLII 2888 (BC SC) | B.C. (A.G.) v. Pac. Press Ltd. | CanLII 1992 CanLII 5990 (BC CA) | R. v. MacKay | CanLII Dead Ends: B.C. Crime Stories CANADA - Marguerite Telesford, Missing since January 18, 1987 from Saanich, Victoria, BC; 2nd degree murder conviction Jack Knox: Marguerite Telesford murder a story without end Jan 20, 1987, page 1 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com Jan 20, 1987, page 3 - The Province at Newspapers.com Jan 21, 1987, page 8 - The Leader-Post at Newspapers.com Jan 22, 1987, page 4 - The Province at Newspapers.com Jan 23, 1987, page 3 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Apr 14, 1988, page 1 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Apr 21, 1988, page 1 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Jan 19, 1989, page 12 - The Province at Newspapers.com Jan 19, 1989, page 1 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Jan 19, 1989, page 9 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com Jan 25, 1989, page 5 - The Province at Newspapers.com Jan 25, 1989, page 13 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com Jan 26, 1989, page 11 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Jan 28, 1989, page 9 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com Feb 02, 1989, page 3 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Feb 04, 1989, page 3 - Edmonton Journal at Newspapers.com Feb 05, 1989, page 8 - The Province at Newspapers.com Feb 06, 1989, page 3 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Feb 08, 1989, page 1 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com May 15, 1993, page 1 - Times Colonist at Newspapers.com Jan 27, 1998, page 2 - The Province at Newspapers.com Mar 17, 2024, page A4 - The Province at Newspapers.com Man convicted of murdering UVic student 37 years ago gets day parole ‘Baffling’: B.C. murderer who killed university student granted day parole - BC High-risk offender to reside in Vancouver - Vancouver Police Department Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:01

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More than Meets the Eye: The Murder of Barbara Stoppel

4/29/2024
Episode 315: Barbara Gayle Stoppel, a 16-year-old waitress, was tragically murdered on December 23, 1981, in the women's washroom of Ideal Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was strangled with a twine, and despite being found alive, she succumbed to her injuries after six days on life support. The murder case quickly became notorious not only due to its brutal nature but also because of the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sophonow, who was initially accused of the crime. Sophonow underwent three separate trials: the first ended with a hung jury, and the second and third led to convictions ultimately overturned by the Manitoba Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear a Crown appeal, leading to Sophonow's final acquittal. This case is frequently cited as a significant example of a miscarriage of justice involving flawed eyewitness identifications and police misconduct during the interrogation process. Despite Sophonow's exoneration, the actual perpetrator remained at large until a re-investigation of the case pointed to another suspect, Terry Arnold, who was already known to police for similar offences, having left a trail of depravity, sexual assaults and suspected murder in his wake. This revelation came too late to be pursued thoroughly, as Arnold died by suicide in 2005. The impact of this case has been profound, leading to public scrutiny over police procedures and the reliability of eyewitness testimony. It has also been the subject of several books and a public inquiry which sought to prevent such injustices in the future. Sources: barbstoppel.com Thomas Sophonow | Innocence Canada City of Winnipeg 1984 CanLII 2912 (MB CA) | R. v. Sophonow | CanLII 1984 CanLII 3811 (MB CA) | R. v. Sophonow (No.1) | CanLII 1986 CanLII 104 (MB CA) | R. v. Sophonow (No.2) | CanLII 1999 CanLII 6576 (BC SC) | R. v. Arnold | CanLII 2001 BCCA 374 (CanLII) | R. v. Arnold | CanLII 2005 BCCA 611 (CanLII) | R. v. Arnold | CanLII Body of suspect in Winnipeg killing found in Victoria Drifter Thomas Sophonow Inquiry Letter of Apology to Tom Sophonow 1bpm85fqb_903420 Stoppel Exclusive: Thirty years later, survivor details encounter with serial killer Terry Arnold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:19

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The Life of the Grey Fox: Bill Miner, Train Robber

4/22/2024
Episode 314: Ezra Allen Miner, more commonly known as Bill Miner, was an infamous American stagecoach and train robber born in Michigan in 1846. Bill Miner's criminal career included an early arrest on April 3, 1866, for robbery, leading to a three-year sentence at San Quentin. Over thirty-five years, Miner was incarcerated for a cumulative total of nearly 30 years, experiencing two official releases and making five escapes from custody. He became infamous in Canada for robbing the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and securing his status as a legendary figure in Canadian outlaw lore, which included an escape from the B.C. Penitentiary in New Westminster. Known by nicknames such as “The Grey Fox” and the “Gentleman Bandit,” Miner was celebrated for his courteous demeanour during his heists. Furthermore, he is often credited with popularizing the now-iconic command during robberies, “Hands up!”; however, this may be hyperbole. Miner’s blend of politeness and notoriety helped cement his legacy in the annals of Canadian criminal folklore. Sources: This Week in History: 1906 - The legendary outlaw Bill Miner robs a train near Kamloops Bill Miner | Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine Bill Miner | The Canadian Encyclopedia The Grey Fox (1982 film) | The Canadian Encyclopedia "The Grey Fox" (1982) - Movie on Bill Miner - Western Stagecoach Robber | YouTube The Grey Fox: The True Story of Bill Miner - Last of the Old-Time Bandits Billy Miner Pie Recipe Billy Miner | Mission Museum Bill Miner | Historica Canada Education Portal Bill Miner | BC Penitentiary Collection Bill Miner – The Gentleman Outlaw – Golden BC Museum Bill Miner | NFB Vignette Old Bill Miner: Last of the Famous Western Bandits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Murders in Meadowvale: Robert Grewal, Joseph Manchisi and Rene Charlebois

4/15/2024
Episode 313: Douglas Donald Moore, known in Meadowvale, Ontario, as a drug supplier for young teens, gained notoriety in Mississauga for killing three young men before taking his own life in his jail cell while awaiting trial on 11 charges for sexual assaults on three boys. Peel Regional Police assert that Robert Grewal, 22, of Meadowvale, and Giuseppe (Joseph) Manchisi, 20, of Milton, who were close friends, were killed in 2003 by Moore. After Moore’s death, he was named the prime suspect in the murders of Grewal and Manchisi. Additionally, police believe Moore was responsible for killing Rene Charlebois, 15, also of Meadowvale. All three victims disappeared in late 2003, and their bodies were discovered in spring 2004. Charlebois’ remains were found in an Orangeville landfill, while Grewal and Manchisi’s remains were located in wooded areas near Montreal. In 2005, Moore’s former common-law wife and an unidentified 16-year-old were convicted of accessory to murder after the fact. The teen assisted in disposing of evidence, including driving with Moore to Quebec to bury the bodies of Grewal and Manchisi. Moore believed the two men had stolen drugs and cash from him, but it was later revealed that the 16-year-old was responsible for the robbery. The police have never disclosed the motive behind the killing of Rene Charlebois. Sources: Mississauga | Canadian Encyclopedia History of Mississauga | MIssissauga.ca Canada's most notorious murder case happened in Mississauga in the 1970s Improbable Cause: The Harrison Family Murders Search: Douglas Donald Moore | Newspapers.com Youth appealing in Manchisi case Murder victim’s grieving mother still has questions Dad seeks slain son’s body parts | Toronto Star Douglas Donald Moore (1968-2004) Cold North Killers by Lee Mellor | Everand Douglas Donald Moore | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers Opinion: The horrifying path of Douglas Moore Ontario Newsroom | Coroner’s Inquest 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Notorious Meadowvale serial killer left suicide note Didn't know killer's background, doctor testifies | The Star Spree killer feared dangerous-offender status | The Star `I'm sorry ... I'm finally free': Killer | The Star Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:02

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Moved by the Spirit: The Murder of Mercy Babcock Hall

4/8/2024
Episode 312: In a home in Shediac, New Brunswick, on February 13, 1805, Amos Babcock, driven by delusions of divine mission, subjected his family to a horrifying ordeal. He gathered his wife, children and sister, Mercy, instilling fear with his erratic behaviour and unsettling declarations. Spurred by imagined threats and seeing himself as an instrument of God, Amos prepared for a sacrificial act, treating his family with cruelty dressed up as a religious ritual. His deep descent into madness was evident as he inflicted violence upon his loved ones, sparing none from his erratic wrath. Babcock's final act of brutality saw him murder his sister, Mercy Babcock Hall, whom he saw as demonic, in a brutal frenzy of madness, bringing a tragic end to a night of unspeakable horror. Sources: Amos Babcock (1764-1805) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree Squash, Pumpkin Pie and Mercy… | Part 1 Squash, Pumpkin Pie and Mercy… | Part 2 New Brunswick — History and Culture The Babcock Tragedy, a Story of Madness and Murder Hellfire in Shediac Amos Babcock... Crazed Murderer, or...? Full text of "The New Brunswick magazine" Mar 08, 1939, page 14 - The Montreal Star at Newspapers.com Apr 13, 1939, page 15 - The Kingston Whig-Standard at Newspapers.com Jan 18, 1993, page 25 - The Leader-Post at Newspapers.com Apr 20, 2013, page 79 - National Post at Newspapers.com The Ballad of Jacob Peck by Debra Komar (Ebook) Great Awakening - First, Second & Definition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:07

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Road Trip: Reckless Rust — The Death of Halyna Hutchins (Part 2)

4/1/2024
Episode 311: On October 21, 2021, a tragic accident occurred on the set of the low-budget old-west movie Rust, filmed on a New Mexico ranch. Wife, mother and Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was fatally shot, and writer/director Joel Souza, 48, was injured. It was the lead actor and producer, Alec Baldwin, who was holding the prop gun that killed Hutchins and wounded Souza. Somehow, it contained a live round. Investigations also revealed other live rounds on set, which is never supposed to happen. Baldwin and the film’s inexperienced armourer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Dave Halls, 63, serving as the first assistant director on the film, entered a no-contest plea per a deal made with prosecutors, accepting responsibility for the misdemeanour offence of negligent use of a deadly weapon linked to the death of Halyna Hutchins. Numerous civil suits have also been filed, with accusations of negligence being levelled against several parties, including the production company, Hannah Gutierrez and actor Alec Baldwin. Sources: Halyna Hutchins | IMDb Joel Souza | IMDb Rust | Western | IMDb Alec Baldwin | IMDb Hannah Gutierrez Reed Probable Cause Statement | DocumentCloud Halyna Hutchins Post Mortem — 62fc0b327d166.pdf Alec Baldwin - Halyna Hutchins - FBI and Medical Examiner Reports (Aug 2022) American Cinematographer January 2022 Ac0122 | PDF | Pixel | Signal Processing The moment Alec Baldwin is told of the death of his colleague Halyna Hutchins The New Mexico Film Office Announces Rust is Currently Filming in New Mexico The day Alec Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza Search warrant reveals grim details of 'Rust' shooting and Halyna Hutchins' final minutes A Timeline of the ‘Rust’ Shooting and Investigation 'Rust' timeline: Key events in the Alec Baldwin on-set shooting Rust trial: How events unfolded after fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin film set Raise Funds In Memory of Halyna Hutchins, organized by ICG Local 600 ‘Rust’ Camera Assistant on Safety Issues, Pay Irregularities and Producer Behavior on “Brutal” Set Bonanza Creek Ranch | About Gun in Fatal Rust Shooting Used in Target Practice that Morning FULL Alec Baldwin Police Interview About Rust Shooting Incident Bodycam Released in Alec Baldwin Set Shooting Alec Baldwin, ‘Rust’ producers reach settlement with slain cinematographer’s estate - National Video shows 'Rust' rehearsal, Baldwin speak to officers after shooting | NewsNation Halyna Hutchins’s Death on the Set of Rust Was “Not a Freak Accident” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:07

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Introducing... Crime Beat | Out of the dark

3/28/2024
In the summer of 2006, a young Calgary woman was on top of the world. She had a supportive family, amazing friends and a great job. But life as she knew it came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the night on August 6, 2006. In this episode, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of a violent attack- a story that’s every woman’s worst fear. www.calgarycrimestoppers.org - reference case # 06274598 https://newsroom.calgary.ca/sexual-assault-case-from-2006-has-new-lead/ Contact: Instagram: @nancy.hixt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/ Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:52

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Road Trip: Reckless Rust — The Death of Halyna Hutchins (Part 1)

3/25/2024
Episode 310: On October 21, 2021, a tragic accident occurred on the set of the low-budget old-west movie Rust, filmed on a New Mexico ranch. Wife, mother and Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was fatally shot, and writer/director Joel Souza, 48, was injured. It was the lead actor and producer, Alec Baldwin, who was holding the prop gun that killed Hutchins and wounded Souza. Somehow, it contained a live round. Investigations also revealed other live rounds on set, which is never supposed to happen. Baldwin and the film’s inexperienced armourer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Dave Halls, 63, serving as the first assistant director on the film, entered a no-contest plea in accordance with a deal made with prosecutors, accepting responsibility for the misdemeanour offence of negligent use of a deadly weapon linked to the death of Halyna Hutchins. Numerous civil suits have also been filed, with accusations of negligence being levelled against several parties, including the production company itself, Hannah Gutierrez and actor Alec Baldwin. In this first of two parts, you will learn about the tragic trail of events leading up to the shooting. Sources: Alec Baldwin "Rust" shooting: A timeline of events in Halyna Hutchins' death | CBS News Rust shooting incident Rust shooting ‘43rd fatal incident on US film set since 1990’ Film set fatalities rise in last decade as production booms On-set deaths from prop guns are rare — but not unheard of Safety for Sarah Directors Guild of Canada Safety Bulletins – Contract Services 01_safety_bltn_firearms 02_safety_bltn_live_ammunition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:14

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Road Trip: More to the Puzzle — Somerton Man Updates

3/18/2024
Episode 309: In Mike's first book, Murder, Madness and Mayhem, he wrote about an unknown man whose body was found on Somerton Park beach near Adelaide, Australia, by two trainee jockeys who’d been out with their horses on the morning of December 1, 1948. Lying in peaceful repose, the man wore a suit, overdressed for the warm Australian summer, and had no wallet or identification. He was unknown to anyone locally. The labels of his clothing had been ripped out. Some enigmatic leads proved fruitless, including the discovery of a book, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, believed to have belonged to the stranger. In that book, what appeared to be coded writing was found. Experts have yet to decrypt the supposed message. Some believe the man was a spy, possibly murdered for what he knew. Called by many Somerton Man, the stranger's identity has remained unknown for decades until recently, when two separate groups came forward claiming they had information about who he was, leading to further speculation and even more questions. Sources: Murder Madness and Mayhem by Mike Browne The Unknown Man by Gerald Feltus Archived Newspaper Articles | Trove Final Report/Thesis 2015 - Derek Abbott Code Cracking: Who Murdered the Somerton Man | Prof. Derek Abbott How to Solve Ciphers Cryptography Hints 2602UMSAU — The Doe Network ‘Truth to come out’: Fresh claims emerge on Somerton Man Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:09

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Apex Predator: The Murder of Kim Hallgarth

3/11/2024
Episode 308: Kimberly Lynn Hallgarth was the 33-year-old mother of one and involved with former CFL football player Joshua Joseph Boden when. she was found brutally murdered at her residence in Burnaby, British Columbia, in March 2009. Her death was covered extensively in the media due to its connection with Boden, who had a long history of legal entanglements and was the main suspect in her killing. After years of awaiting a resolution, Kimberly’s family finally got a whiff of justice, when in 2018, Boden was charged with her murder. There had been a witness to the crime, and she was willing to testify. Sources: Kimberly Hallgarth (1975-2009) CSO - Search Traffic/Criminal By Participant Name Josh Boden | Global News, Videos & Articles 2011 BCPC 366 (CanLII) | R. v. Boden | CanLII 2012 BCPC 331 (CanLII) | R. v. Boden | CanLII 2014 BCSC 66 (CanLII) | R. v. Boden | CanLII 2021 BCSC 79 (CanLII) | R. v Boden | CanLII 2024 BCCA 6 (CanLII) | R. v. Boden | CanLII The Province 15 Aug 2008, page 19 The Province 17 Mar 2009, page 7 The Vancouver Sun 25 Sep 2009, page 4 The Vancouver Sun 03 Oct 2009, page 7 The Vancouver Sun 25 Sep 2009, page 4 The Vancouver Sun 05 Aug 2010, page 5 The Province 19 Dec 2010, page 12 The Province 05 Nov 2018, page A4 The Province 04 Nov 2020, page AS10 The Vancouver Sun 17 Jun 2022, page A7 St Vincent and the Grenadines — Government Murder of young mom still ‘unfathomable’ Woman found dead in Burnaby worked as escort Police ID woman found dead in Burnaby home | CBC News Former BC Lion Josh Boden handed 14-year minimum sentence for ex-girlfriend’s murder The Province 14 Jan 2024, page A3 Ex-girlfriend to testify via CCTV against former BC Lion accused in Burnaby murder Former BC Lion Joshua Boden found guilty of second-degree murder Josh Boden trial: Key Crown witness breaks down in tears during cross-examination Witness testifies about football player's alleged deadly attack on former girlfriend Former B.C. Lion Josh Boden's murder of ex-girlfriend was 'horrific and brutal' Former BC Lions player killed ex-girlfriend in Burnaby for ruining football career: Crown Court upholds murder conviction for ex-B.C. Lion Joshua Boden | SportseNet Court dismisses appeal of former B.C. Lions player convicted of ex-girlfriend's murder Josh Boden football Statistics on StatsCrew.com Joshua (Josh) Joseph Boden | Wikipedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:32