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Alberta triple murderer to face sentencing and family of his victimsAlberta triple murderer to face sentencing and …

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta man who butchered a father, his two-year-old daughter and an elderly woman two years ago is expected to come face-to-face today with the families of his victims.

It took a jury just three hours Wednesday to convict Derek Saretzky of three counts of first-degree murder and a fourth charge of causing indignity to a human body.

The 24-year-old murdered Terry Blanchette, his daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech in the Crowsnest Pass area of southwestern Alberta in September 2015.

The jury recommended he not be eligible for parole for 75 years.

Saretzky is scheduled to face sentencing arguments and hear eight impact statements from friends and family members of the three victims.

Crown prosecutor Photini Papadatou expects two or three of them will be read aloud in court.

Defence lawyer Patrick Edgerton told reporters that the case was emotional for everyone involved.

“This has been a tough process for everyone involved

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Family finds healing in life sentence for daughter’s murderer

Pankie Nolan couldn’t find the words to describe how her daughter’s killing two years ago affected her family as she testified on the second day of Ruben Ramos III’s murder trial. She broke down in tears and left the courtroom.

Ramos, 23, pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial Monday in the 364th District Court to the Oct. 13, 2015, killing of 23-year-old Nakasha Nolan.

After Ramos was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, Pankie Nolan’s words of loss were finally spoken in a victim impact statement read in court by Mona Nolan, Nakasha Nolan’s step grandmother, during a victim impact statement.

“I suffer every day and will continue to for the rest of my life,” Pankie Nolan wrote. “Nakasha was a very loved person. Every time you see her you saw a beautiful smile upon her face, and that was

Read more at: http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/local-news/news/2017-06-17/family-finds-healing-life-sentence-daughter-s-murderer

Grieving family slapped with $44000 in government bills following mother’s brutal murder

When Dianne Hawkins was brutally murdered in 2010, the devastating loss was only the first of her family’s worries.

In the years that followed, her grieving daughter, Kally, was hounded by Queensland government services to cover costs associated with everything from cleaning the bloody crime scene to storage of her mother’s possessions. The bills totalled a staggering $44,000 and included more than $13,000 for the crime-scene clean-up – one of the most expensive such projects in Queensland history.

Kally told Newscorp she tried to claim her mother’s belongings via email shortly after her death, but was refused by staff at the Queensland Department of Housing. Those possessions, including a precious photo album, were incinerated by the department 18 months later because the family did not have the funds to cover the $9000 storage fee.

“They had a photo album – that’s all I wanted,” Kally said.

“The stuff had been in storage

Read more at: http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/06/13/12/13/qld-department-of-housing-criticised-after-billing-murder-victims-family

Grieving family slapped with $44,000 in government bills following …

When Dianne Hawkins was brutally murdered in 2010, the devastating loss was only the first of her family’s worries.

In the years that followed, her grieving daughter, Kally, was hounded by Queensland government services to cover costs associated with everything from cleaning the bloody crime scene to storage of her mother’s possessions. The bills totalled a staggering $44,000 and included more than $13,000 for the crime-scene clean-up – one of the most expensive such projects in Queensland history.

Kally told Newscorp she tried to claim her mother’s belongings via email shortly after her death, but was refused by staff at the Queensland Department of Housing. Those possessions, including a precious photo album, were incinerated by the department 18 months later because the family did not have the funds to cover the $9000 storage fee.

“They had a photo album – that’s all I wanted,” Kally said.

“The stuff had been in storage

Read more at: http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/06/13/12/13/qld-department-of-housing-criticised-after-billing-murder-victims-family

BREAKING NEWS: Bloody crime scene discovered – family members missing

A grim scene has been discovered at the residential premises of an apparent house robbery in Northcliff. A witness on the scene reports having seen blood inside the home, while police have confirmed that there were signs of a struggle in the home.

According to a reliable source, an armed robbery was reported at the home last night (4 June) at about 8.30pm.

Police’s provincial spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubela confirmed that three people had allegedly been kidnapped from their home in Northcliff.

 

 

Police say the scene of the crime points to a kidnapping.

He explained the report indicated a man, woman and young woman were taken from the scene.

Police detectives and forensic teams are at the scene of the home in Northcliff. Makhubela said they are making sure that every piece of evidence is collected.

“The family car (a Mercedes-Benz) is still missing but we have no

Read more at: http://northcliffmelvilletimes.co.za/255264/must-read-bloody-crime-scene-three-family-members-missing/

Cold Case Murder of Young Nurse Haunts Local Family

Tonight on News 5, we are investigating a cold case murder from over a decade ago that law enforcement refuses to give up on. It was a case that had the entire Atmore community worried for their safety. Melinda McGhee, a young nurse and mother of two, was murdered inside her home, after working an overnight shift at a nursing home back in March of 2003. McGhee’s body was never found, despite hundreds of people and several law enforcement agencies searching for her. No one has ever been arrested, even though the killer left behind a bloody crime scene inside McGhee’s home. McGhee’s sister says the “coward” treated her body like it was “trash.” Melissa Wall Boatwright has so much anger that no one has been forced to pay for the crime. “I wish the cowards who know about this who have chosen for 14 years to live their lives

Read more at: http://wkrg.com/2017/05/05/cold-case-murder-of-young-nurse-haunts-local-family/

Cold Case Murder of Young Nurse Haunts Local Family – WKRG.com

Tonight on News 5, we are investigating a cold case murder from over a decade ago that law enforcement refuses to give up on. It was a case that had the entire Atmore community worried for their safety. Melinda McGhee, a young nurse and mother of two, was murdered inside her home, after working an overnight shift at a nursing home back in March of 2003. McGhee’s body was never found, despite hundreds of people and several law enforcement agencies searching for her. No one has ever been arrested, even though the killer left behind a bloody crime scene inside McGhee’s home. McGhee’s sister says the “coward” treated her body like it was “trash.” Melissa Wall Boatwright has so much anger that no one has been forced to pay for the crime. “I wish the cowards who know about this who have chosen for 14 years to live their lives

Read more at: http://wkrg.com/2017/05/05/cold-case-murder-of-young-nurse-haunts-local-family/

1 Suspect Dead, 1 In Custody After Deadly Shooting Of St. Paul Family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — St. Paul police have a 23-year-old man in custody following the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her family.

They arrested him two hours after the shootings hiding in a nearby shed with the couple’s 18-month-old child.

The killings happened in an apartment building at the corner of English Street and Larpenteur Avenue on the city’s east side.

Police were called to the scene around 1 a.m. where they discovered three dead and another woman injured.

Police are still trying to piece together this horrific murder scene and tell WCCO they believe two young men were responsible.

One of those suspects was found outside dead, the other is now in jail.

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Read more at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/07/fatal-shooting-st-paul-lake-phalen/

Two children reportedly shot in head among 3 killed at Gentilly family’s home

A quiet neighborhood in Gentilly near Dillard University woke up Friday to a scene of stunning violence, with police reporting three people, including two young children, found killed inside of a home on Touro Street. Another victim was injured by a firearm and had been hospitalized. 

Few details about killings were immediately available, but Police Superintendent Michael Harrison was on the scene Friday morning. “It really rattles everybody,” Harrison said. “That’s why you see us all out here.”

The coroner’s office identified those killed as Jumyrin Smith, 6; Justin Simms, 10; and Monique Smith, 30. All three were shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV. 

At one point Friday morning, a crying man rushed toward the tan brick house, yelling “That’s my daughter! Those are my grandkids!” But he was held back by officers.

Two children and their mother shot in head, killed at Gentilly family’s home

A quiet neighborhood in Gentilly near Dillard University woke up Friday to a scene of stunning violence, with police reporting three people, including two young children, found killed inside of a home on Touro Street. Another victim was injured by a firearm and had been hospitalized. 

Few details about killings were immediately available, but Police Superintendent Michael Harrison was on the scene Friday morning. “It really rattles everybody,” Harrison said. “That’s why you see us all out here.”

The coroner’s office identified those killed as Jumyrin Smith, 6; Justin Simms, 10; and Monique Smith, 30. All three were shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV, who also reported the woman killed is the children’s mother.

At one point Friday morning, a crying man rushed toward the tan brick house, yelling “That’s my daughter! Those are my grandkids!” But he was held back by officers.