Canada Cop describes chaotic scene as trial opens for driver accused of killing Cow Head teen
2 accused in stabbing death of Hamilton teen Devan Bracci-Selvey make court appearance
The two males — a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old — made appearances at Hamilton's John Sopinka Courthouse via video link.The two males — a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old — made brief appearances at Hamilton's John Sopinka Courthouse via video link from two different detention centres.
The trial for the woman accused of killing a teen after striking him with her car as he walked to school started in Corner Brook, N.L. Monday, as a police officer described what he saw when he arrived.
Neila Blanchard, of Parsons Pond, is charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
Justin Simon Hynes, 17, was walking to school in Cow Head when he was struck and killed on Sept. 11, 2017.
RCMP Const. James Barter told Justice Valerie Marshall that when arrived on scene, the boy's blood could be seen on the road, along with his sneakers.
Calgary woman found not guilty of human trafficking in sex slave case
CALGARY — A Calgary woman who was accused of holding a sex slave hostage in her downtown apartment for five days has been found not guilty of human trafficking and forcible confinement. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Scott Brooker did convict Jessica Vinje of assault. The accused testified during her trial in July that she met the complainant, identified only as KM, in December 2017 through a mutual friend. Vinje told court that KM asked that same day whether she could use Vinje's apartment to meet potential escort clients because she needed to make money.
The teen's school work was scattered around the area, Barter said, and a notebook was sitting on the windshield of the vehicle that Blanchard was allegedly driving — a burgundy Honda CRV.
Barter also told the court tire marks on the pavement could be seen leading to the vehicle.
The case is being heard in Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.
'He was loved by so many people'
Hynes was just starting his final year at Long Range Academy when he was fatally struck around 8:30 a.m. on Main Street, near the intersection with Veterans Road.
Hynes's death left many in the community on the Northern Peninsula in mourning.
"I can't believe he's not going to be here on our big day," Mitch Brown said at the time of Hynes's death.
Brown had known Hynes since they were little, at the time. Brown had been looking forward to graduation day with Hynes.
"He was loved by so many people. He touched many hearts."
The trial is expected to conclude Nov. 5.
Saskatoon homicide: Three teens charged with murder in shooting death of 15-year-old boy .
Police have charged two 15-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen in Saskatoon’s Nutana Surburban Centre neighbourhood. One of the 15-year-olds accused is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and breach of probation following the death on Saturday of a 15-year-old boy. The 17-year-old also faces a breach charge. The other 15-year-old turned himself into police late Wednesday afternoon, where he was charged with second-degree murder. Under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, neither the two accused nor the shooting victim can be identified.
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