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Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included rape

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included …

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Derek Saretzky Guilty Of 3 Counts Of 1st-Degree Murder

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta man who told police the devil led him to kill a father, a toddler and a senior has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.

Derek Saretzky, 24, was charged in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech.

Saretzky showed little emotion as the jury gave its verdict. Friends of Meketech wept in the back of the courtroom.

It took

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/28/derek-saretzky-guilty-of-3-counts-of-1st-degree-murder_a_23007036/

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/

New evidence has cast doubt over conviction of Michael Stone guilty of notorious Chillenden murders

Doubt has been cast over the conviction of Michael Stone, who was found guilty of the notorious Chillenden murders, which shocked the nation.

Stone has always denied the charges but was found guilty of the brutal murder of Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter Megan nearly two decades ago.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Lin’s other daughter Josie, then-nine, who suffered horrendous head injuries in the same attack but miraculously survived.

The Tunbridge Wells-born heroin addict, who lived in Medway at the time of his arrest, has spent 19 years behind bars, serving three life sentences for their deaths, but has always maintained his innocence.

He was found guilty after several appeals on the basis of a damning statement by fellow murderer Damian Daley, but now fresh evidence has cast doubt over the reliability of Daley’s testimony.

Read more: New evidence has emerged in the Michael Stone Chillenden Murders case

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Ian Bush guilty of murdering judge, his wife, couple’s neighbour

OTTAWA — Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garons Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangmans noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Crime/2017/05/17/22725083.html

Ian Bush guilty of murdering retired tax judge, his wife, couple’s neighbour over anger with Revenue Canada

OTTAWA — Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garons Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangmans noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Crime/2017/05/17/22725083.html

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://www.countyweeklynews.ca/2017/05/17/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/05/17/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

A man with a bitter hatred of the tax system has been convicted in the brutal killings of a retired tax judge, his wife and their neighbour, in one of Ottawa’s most high-profile slayings.

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo. 

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included

Read more at: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying