Tag Archives: Manitoba

James Edsel Tucker Ex-Head of Manitoba KKK murdered in his Apartment

Emergency crews responded to a call of a stabbing on Furby Street, on June 23 at around 3:00am. The victim, James Tucker 45, was rushed to hospital where he died of an upper body wound.

Martin Archie Flett 22, has been charged with second degree murder. Police said there are no indications that the murder was a result of Tuckers past.

It has been confirmed by police that James Tucker went by the name William James Harcus when he was the former head of the Manitoba KKK.  He changed his name to James Edsel Tucker in hopes of distancing himself from the group.

Leah Castel charged with second degree murder an attempted murder

On June 20th Pukatawagan RCMP were called to the community nursing station on report of two injured males.

One of the injured died at the scene. The other man is expected to survive.

Leah Castel 19, was arrested on June 20th, and had been charged with second degree murder in the death of the un-named victim, and attempted murder.

Neither the names of the victim’s or the cause of death will be released at this time.

*Update* – Police make arrest in the death of David Sanderson

David Sanderson 50, was rescued from a suspicious fire at his home on Aberdeen Avenue in the city’s north end on June 22.

Sanderson was rushed to hospital where he died. Autopsy revealed that Sanderson had sustained injuries before the house fire broke out.

Police are asking for anyone who had contact with David Sanderson on June 21 or 22 to contact them.

Anyone with information can call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Billy-Joe Linklater, 21, and Lorie Knott, 21, were arrested on June 25th and charged with second degree murder, and arson.

Garon Cochrane 18 found dead in Berens River First Nation being treated as a homicide

RCMP received a call from the Berens River First Nation medical nursing station on June 12th, reporting a young man in medical distress.

RCMP arrived to find Garon Cochrane (who was identified by family and friends) already dead. Family members said he was stabbed in the neck.

A 16 year old boy has been taken into custody and has been charged with manslaughter.


George Prieston killed with a military-style rifle

Winnipeg Police were called to the 600 block of Wellington Avenue on May 12 at around 6:30 pm on reports of a shooting. Police arrived to find George Prieston, 29, suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Police also found Priestons dog also shot.

Prieston was rushed to Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His dog had to be put down due to the extent of his injuries.

Police said a military style assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine was used in the shooting.


Raymond Ducharme and Shawn Poitra, both 25, have been charged with the first degree murder of George Prieston. Both have also been charged with cruelty to animals in the death of Prieston’s dog.

Nicholas Brophy’s remains found near Thompson

Nicholas Brophy 19, was last seen September 8 in Thompson a northern Manitoba city. Brophy’s family issued a public plea April 28th for information regarding Brophy and offered a reward $50,000 for his return.

Nicholas Brophy’s body was found April 26 just outside of Thompson.

April 30: Justin Noah Baker, 19, and Zach Edwin Linklater, 22, of Thompson, have been arrested. Both have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the teens death.

The cause of death has not been released.

4 Charged in the death of a Winnipeg man

Winnipeg police were called to the 100 block of Colony Street on April 25th on report of an injured man.

Police found the man with serious upper body injuries. He was rushed o hospital where he died of his injuries.

Silvia Noreen McKay, 39, Kirby James Crow, 28, Rachel Lynn Little, 32, Dennis Ashley Baptiste, 30 have been charged with manslaughter.


Christine Stoyko murdered by her ex

Christina Stoyko, 39 the woman who was found dead in her Winnipeg home on April 23 had a restraining order against the man who killed her.  The pair were in a relationship however after many assaults dating back to 2013.

Kevin Klassen 37, has been charged with second degree murder. Police have not released the cause of death at this time, or the circumstances surrounding the death of Stoyko.

36 year old woman charged in the death of her 2 year old son

RCMP were called to Waywayseecappo First Nation on January 31, 2015, to help local police investigate the death of a 2 year old boy.

The boy apparently fell out of his bed while playing and bumped his head. Hours later the mother said that she found the baby unresponsive.  The boy was then pronounced dead at hospital.


RCMP arrested and charged the 36 year old woman on April 5th 2016, over a year after the incident, and charged her with second degree murder in the boy’s death.


RCMP treating Teresa Robinson’s death as homicide.

Manitoba RCMP is treating the death of Teresa Robinson as a homicide, not an animal attack. The 11 year-old Garden Hill First Nation girl’s body was discovered by community members after a search.

The girl was reported missing to police on May 11, but had disappeared after going to a birthday party in Garden Hill on May 5.

The RCMP says Teresa Casandra Robinson’s body had been “disturbed” by animals, they believe the cause of death was homicide.


After collecting voluntary DNA samples from men between the ages of 15 and 66, police have made an arrest in the murder of Teresa Robinson.

A 15 year old boy has been charged with the death of Teresa Robinson. The name of the accused has not been released.