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Jury finds Alberta’s Derek Saretzky guilty of triple murder

GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains details that may disturb some readers.

It took a jury just three hours Wednesday to convict a young southern Alberta man of the horrific murders of a 69-year-old woman, a young father and his two-year-old daughter, along with a recommendation he be kept in prison for at least the next 75 years.

An emotionless Derek Saretzky, 24, avoided eye contact with the jury but bowed his head while the verdict of guilty on three counts of first-degree murder was read, plus one county of committing an indignity to a body. At the back of the courtroom, friends of his elderly victim wept and hugged each other.

Hanne Meketech had been his first victim in September 2015, followed five days later by Terry Blanchette, 27, and his little girl, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

Both adults were beaten and had their throats slit; the little girl was plucked from her crib and spirited

Read more at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/jury-finds-albertas-derek-saretzky-guilty-of-triple-murder/article35485376/

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

Garland verdict: Jury finds accused guilty of murder in triple homicide

Douglas Garland has been found guilty on all three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Kathy and Alvin Liknes.

Garland, 57, who was on trial over the last five weeks, was found guilty by a jury of 12 Calgarians Thursday. The jury deliberated their decision for just over 8 hours.

Nathan O'Brien.


Nathan O’Brien.

Family members of the victims wept as the verdicts were read out in court.

Ten of the jurors suggested the three 25-year sentences be served consecutively, for a total of 75 years. Two had no opinion on the matter.

The judge will make the final call on the sentencing Friday.