Barbara Holmes charged with the death of her husband John Holmes

Medicine Hat police were called to Robinson Drive S.E on June 18th on report of an unresponsive male. Police arrived to find John Holmes 51 with a serious injury.

Holmes was rushed to hospital where he died. The Autopsy report concluded that Holmes died of multiple injuries. His wife, Barbara Holmes 51, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.


Wayne Rattray’s remains found 160 km from his home

Wayne Rattray 59, was reported missing on March 2 and his remains were found May 21 in Renous about 160 km from his home in Tilley.

Rcmp believe Rattray’s home was being robbed when he was murdered. Emergency crews responded to a fire at his home on March 2nd, which was destroyed.

Rattray’s truck was found in a field off of the highway 109, on March 7.

Kurt Andrew Hudnut 28 was arrested on Jun 13,  Luke Frank Ellick 27, and James Andrew Melanson, 21 are facing first degree murder charges


*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.

Martin Garand shot dead in luxury vehicle

Montreal Police responded to reports of gunshots on June 20th at around 10pm in Pointe Aux Trembles. Police arrived to find Martin Garand 43, dead in a luxury SUV.

Police confirmed Garand had suffered from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was known to police, and had been staying in a half way house that was located next to the crime scene.

Update: Charges laid in the death of 24 year old man – Saskatoon’s 8th homicide of 2016

Emergency crews responded to reports of an injured man on June 18th on Avenue E S at around 1:30 p.m.  Police said the 24 year old man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

An autopsy was conducted and determined the death to be homicide. The cause of death and the name of the victim has not been made public at this time.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing and a ball cap, was last seen running south on Avenue D from 19th Street.


Police are asking anyone with information or the suspect’s identity is asked to call police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Update October 5th

A 28 year old man has been arrested and charged second degree murder, possession of a weapon for committing an offense. Police have not released the name of the accused at this time.

*Update* Armando Cosmea-Aspillaga murdered by his Father inlaw

Edmonton police were called to a home at 53 Avenue and Whitemud Road on June 17th at around 7:45 pm on report of a domestic dispute. Police said when they arrived at the scene they found Armando Cosmea-Aspillaga 38, dead.

Homicide detectives have charged 73-year-old Roberto Robles the victims father in law, with second-degree murder.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.


June 21- Cosmea-Aspillaga was stabbed several times in the neck and chest.  Roberto Robles, the victim’s father-in-law has been accused of using a knife and air soft gun.

Update August 12th
Roberto Robles 75, has been sentence to life in prison with no possibility of parole until he is 85 years old.

Tiejun Huang stabbed to death in a Chinese Wellness Clinic

Officers were called to a Wellness Chinese Medical Centre in the Central Landmark building on June 17th at around 2:30 pm on reports of a stabbing. Police arrived to find acupuncturist Tiejun Huang, 51 stabbed to death.

Jin Qing Huang 43 was treated for minor injuries and then arrested. Huang is facing a first degree murder charge. Police said though the accused and the victim share a surname, they are not related.

Police said the attack was motivated by Jin Qing Huang believing that his wife and Dr. Huang were involved in an inappropriate relationship.


Samantha Richards, 23 arrested after her baby was found dead in a dumpster

London Ontario police received a report of human remains in a dumpster on June 16th at around 11:30 am in the area of Mill street and Richmond street.

Investigators said on June 18th they had located the mother of the baby and said she may also responsible for placing the deceased in the dumpster. Samantha Richards, 23 was arrested and charged with neglect to obtain assistance in child birth and the disposing of the body of a child after delivery.

An autopsy will be performed this week to reveal if the infant was murdered.

More to come…


Pierre Michaud found shot in his vehicle in Mirabel

Police found Pierre Michaud 59, sitting in his car in front of a service centre on Saint-Janvier, and Victor Street on June 15th, with an apparent gunshot wound. The bullet entered the vehicle through the driver side window.

Michaud was sent to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses said the shooter fled the scene on a bicycle. No arrests have been made at this time.