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Maria Desousa allegedly murdered by her son and his girlfriend

Ottawa police were called to investigate a suspicious death after 81 year old Maria Desousa was taken to hospital on February 10th.

Police said Desousa had already died before she was taken to the hospital. Desousa’s injuries were inconsistent with what was said to be a fall and that the cause of her death was a homicide.

Paulo Desousa, 40, and Danielle LeBlanc, 36, Maria Desousa’s son and his girlfriend have been charged with first degree murder.

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

 

20 year old man charged with the death of Shane Victor Lynas in Lloydminster

Lloydminster RCMP officers responded to a call for assistance at a residence just after midnight on February 12th.

Police arrived to find Shane Victor Lynas, 47, in serious condition. Lynas dies shortly after being found by police. The cause of death has not been released, however autopsy report determined the death was a homicide.

A 20 year old man from Lloydminster has been charged with second degree murder. Police believe the homicide was targeted.

 

Christopher Swanson shot to death in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie Police responded to a report of a deceased male that was located on the road near a residence in the 400 block of Morin Street on February 10th at approximately 4:00am.

Police located the victim who was later identified as 23 year old Christopher Swanson of Sault Ste. Marie. Swanson had died from a gunshot wound.

Joshua McCabe, 30, was arrested in a residence in the 400 block of Morin Street on February 12th. McCabe has been charged with the second degree murder of Christopher Swanson.

Ottawa homicide #5 – Egal Daud found dead in a car

Ottawa police said Egal Daud, 30, was found dead in a vehicle on Northview Road on Sunday, February 11, at approximately 10am.

Little information has been released at this time. Police said Daud died of a gunshot wound, and that it is unknown if the shooting occurred at the location where Daud was found.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #6 – Isahaq Omar dies in hospital of a gunshot wound

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting in the Burbank Drive and Canary Crescent area on February 8th at 11:13pm.

Police said it is alleged that two men were parked in an SUV. One man was thrown out of the vehicle as the suspect fled the scene.

Police located the victim, Isahaq Omar, 36, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds. Omar was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are searching for the suspect who has been described as black or brown, tall, thin build. He was last seen driving a black 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with licence plate CADN 350.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Christina Smith killed while trying to stop a vehicle theft in London, ON

Christina Smith, 32, was struck and killed by the driver of the stolen truck after trying to stop a 1999 grey Chevrolet Silverado from being stolen from a driveway near Moffat Avenue on February 8th.

As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Bradley James Hill, 31, of no fixed address.

Six Nation’s Police arrested Hill on February 17th, London Police attended Ohsweken, Ontario and transferred Hill back to London where he’s been charged with manslaughter and Robbery.

 

Martin James MacDonald dies in hospital after a Vancouver assault

Police and BC Ambulance were called to East Hastings Street near Hawks Avenue on February 6th at around 11:30 pm on report of an injured man in front of the Astoria Hotel.

Emergency crews arrived to find Martin James MacDonald of Coquitlam, unresponsive. MacDonald was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on February 11th.

Initially a 41 year old man was arrested. but has been released pending further investigation by the Vancouver police.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

29 year old man shot to death in Montreal’s Roseland district

Montreal police said an altercation broke out on February 8th near the corner of de Chambly Street and Rachel Street East in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

The 29 year old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. Emergency crews rushed the victim to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said the suspect fled on foot, and they still do not have a description of the shooter.

This is the third homicide for Montreal in 2018.

Nicholas Wendal Baxter, Thunder Bay’s first homicide victim of 2018

Thunder Bay police attended a motel in the 400 block of Cumberland Street North on February 5th at approximately 2:30 pm.

At the scene police located the victim, Nicholas Wendal Baxter, 28, suffering from apparent injuries. Baxter was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police have not released the cause of death.

Christopher Achneepineskum, 45, of Thunder Bay has been charged with 1st degree murder, and Rachel Mary Moonias 36 years of Thunder Bay is charged with Accessory After Fact to Murder.