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Accused triple killer a ‘failure and coward,’ Crown says in closing

Ian Bush is a failure and coward who attempted to rewrite his own sorry history by tying up and murdering three people, a Crown prosecutor alleged in his closing arguments to a jury Monday.

Bush is on trial for three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde Garon, both 77, and their neighbour Marie-Claire Beniskos, 78. The three seniors were killed in the Garons luxury condominium on Riverside Drive on June 29, 2007.

In his closing address to a jury, prosecutor James Cavanagh argued that the accused killer was disgraced and humiliated in front of his family when it was revealed he owed his mother $60,000. Bush was angry at Revenue Canada for holding back money he thought he was owed when he decided to lash out at those he held responsible, said Cavanagh.

Cavanagh alleged thats when Bush plotted the murder of

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‘My blood, some murder or something’: Man fuzzy on why he was called to testify at triple-murder trial

The triple-murder trial of Ian Bush took a strange twist on Friday when the jury heard that DNA evidence linked another man to the bloody crime scene.

Police had found a partial DNA profile in their sweep of the Riverside Drive condo where retired tax judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde, and friend Marie-Claire Beniskos, were bound, beaten and suffocated in June 2007.

Antony Thavaratnam, 57, never set foot in Ottawa until 2009, some two years after the killings.

The Toronto warehouse shipper, who has been ruled out as a suspect, was called to the stand on Friday.

It was a bit of work for him to get to the Elgin Street courthouse. He finished his night shift at 12:45 a.m., went home to change his clothes so he could get to his paper routes (Toronto Sun and Toronto Star), then drove to Ottawa but not before getting lost along the way.

Under examination-in-chief by

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‘My blood, some murder or something’: Man fuzzy on why he was called to testify at triple-murder trial

The triple-murder trial of Ian Bush took a strange twist on Friday when the jury heard that DNA evidence linked another man to the bloody crime scene.

Police had found a partial DNA profile in their sweep of the Riverside Drive condo where retired tax judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde, and friend Marie-Claire Beniskos, were bound, beaten and suffocated in June 2007.

Antony Thavaratnam, 57, never set foot in Ottawa until 2009, some two years after the killings.

The Toronto warehouse shipper, who has been ruled out as a suspect, was called to the stand on Friday.

It was a bit of work for him to get to the Elgin Street courthouse. He finished his night shift at 12:45 a.m., went home to change his clothes so he could get to his paper routes (Toronto Sun and Toronto Star), then drove to Ottawa but not before getting lost along the way.

Under examination-in-chief by

Read more at: http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/04/21/my-blood-some-murder-or-something-man-fuzzy-on-why-he-was-called-to-testify-at-triple-murder-trial

‘My blood, some murder or something’: Man fuzzy on why he was called to testify at triple-murder trial

The triple-murder trial of Ian Bush took a strange twist on Friday when the jury heard that DNA evidence linked another man to the bloody crime scene.

Police had found a partial DNA profile in their sweep of the Riverside Drive condo where retired tax judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde, and friend Marie-Claire Beniskos, were bound, beaten and suffocated in June 2007.

Antony Thavaratnam, 57, never set foot in Ottawa until 2009, some two years after the killings.

The Toronto warehouse shipper, who has been ruled out as a suspect, was called to the stand on Friday.

It was a bit of work for him to get to the Elgin Street courthouse. He finished his night shift at 12:45 a.m., went home to change his clothes so he could get to his paper routes (Toronto Sun and Toronto Star), then drove to Ottawa but not before getting lost along the way.

Under examination-in-chief by

Read more at: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/my-blood-some-murder-or-something-man-fuzzy-on-why-he-was-called-to-testify-at-triple-murder-trial

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.

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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.

N.S. family prays for justice ahead of triple murder trial in Calgary

Family members in Nova Scotia are standing heart to heart with the parents and brothers of slain Alberta youngster Nathan O’Brien.

The man accused of killing five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his maternal grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes goes to trial on three counts of first-degree murder this week.

A jury of 11 men and three women is to begin hearing evidence Monday. Douglas Garland, 56, was arrested following the disappearance of the Calgary couple and their grandson.

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Their bodies have not been found.

Douglas Garland is shown being escorted into a Calgary police station in Calgary on July 14. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)

The bloody crime scene at the Liknes home told a gruesome tale, officials said.

The Crown is expected to call between 50 and 60 witnesses.

The accused had past business dealings with the Liknes family, and his sister was in

Read more at: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1432484-n.s.-family-prays-for-justice-ahead-of-triple-murder-trial-in-calgary

NS grandparents pray for justice ahead of triple murder trial in Calgary

Family members in Nova Scotia are standing heart to heart with the parents and brothers of slain Alberta youngster Nathan O’Brien.

The man accused of killing five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his maternal grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes goes to trial on three counts of first-degree murder this week.

A jury of 11 men and three women is to begin hearing evidence Monday. Douglas Garland, 56, was arrested following the disappearance of the Calgary couple and their grandson.

RELATED:

Their bodies have not been found.

Douglas Garland is shown being escorted into a Calgary police station in Calgary on July 14. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)

The bloody crime scene at the Liknes home told a gruesome tale, officials said.

The Crown is expected to call between 50 and 60 witnesses.

The accused had past business dealings with the Liknes family, and his sister was in

Read more at: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1432484-n.s.-grandparents-pray-for-justice-ahead-of-triple-murder-trial-in-calgary

‘Dead or alive?’ New details released in triple murder

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Three people were killed in Newton County and so far, two people have been arrested.
Nate Chute/Journal Courier

SUMAVA RESORTS, Ind. —  Court documents recently released in a Newton County triple homicide reveal new details about the investigation and the bloody crime scene.

The Journal Courier attended a court hearing Dec. 14 to request transcripts or recordings from several probable cause hearings in the hours following the gruesome Aug. 28 discovery of three bodies covered in stab wounds.

The transcripts were released Wednesday, revealing new evidence leading up to the arrests of Sebastian M. Wedding and Derrick Thomas Cardosi, both 24.

During an Aug. 29 probable cause hearing, for example, a detective said he had recently spoken with Wedding’s ex-girlfriend, who said she was with him at 8:45 p.m. the night of the slayings.

He said the woman picked

Read more at: http://www.jconline.com/story/news/crime/2017/01/04/new-details-released-newton-county-triple-murder/96171002/