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Global News Toronto Crime Reporter
Mar 20 32 tweets 6 min read
The trial for Umar Zameer is finally beginning with crown and defence opening addresses this morning. The jury is about to arrive. Zameer, 34, is charged with the First Degree murder of Const Jeffrey Northrup, killed in the line of duty on July 2, 2021 @TorontoPolice In a nutshell, the crown tells the jury that Const. Northrup and his partner were investigating a stabbing in the underground of Nathan Phillips Square. When they go down to investigate, they see Zameer who is with his pregnant wife and 2 year old son. Officers decide to approach
Nov 12, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
#BREAKING A jury has found Peter Nygard guilty on 4 counts of sexual assault. Not guilty of 1 count of sexual assault and not guilty of forcible confinement No reaction from Mr Nygard. The jury has been discharged. Now setting a date for sentencing
Jun 22, 2021 123 tweets 23 min read
I will be live tweeting from the virtual parole hearing for Paul #Bernardo @PBC_CLCC. It's set to get underway at 10 am. Only accredited media and accredited observers are invited to attend Bernardo is sitting alone in a room with a window behind him. Wearing a blue t-shirt. He says "good morning" and confirms he wants the hearing held in english. He seems relaxed. His hair is neatly cut with short sideburns
Jun 21, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm back in virtual court in London, Ontario where terror suspect Nathaniel Veltman is about to appear, charged with fatal attack on a Muslim family 2 weeks ago… Veltman is appearing from Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London. There have been dozens of other accused appearing before him. No telling when the 20 year old will be up.
Mar 16, 2021 154 tweets 29 min read
Outside the courthouse in Oshawa now where Justice Joseph Di Luca will be delivering his judgement in the Adam Strong murder trial at 9:30 am. It’s also being live streamed on YouTube. Will be live tweeting the verdict As well as being shown on zoom, There are 10 people allowed inside the courtroom where the judgement will be delivered. Adam Strong is in the prisoner’s box. And there is an overflow room that accommodates 60 people I’m told. I’m watching from the verdict from our live truck.
Feb 5, 2019 106 tweets 16 min read
Back in Superior Court for day 2 of the Bruce McArthur sentencing hearing. The courtroom is about half full today. Justice John McMahon has just entered the courtroom. More victim impact statements to be heard before the crown and defence make sentencing submissions The serial killer has just walked in. Hunched over as usual wearing black jeans and the same plaid shirt & black cable knit sweater as yesterday. Crown telling McMahon, a sketch artist is requesting to sit in front of the bar so she can get a better view of Bruce McArthur
Feb 4, 2019 101 tweets 17 min read
Massive line-up outside courtroom 6-1, the largest courtroom at Superior Court for Day 1 of serial killer Bruce McArthur’s sentencing hearing. Everyone must go through a metal detector before entering the courtroom. Metal detectors at also the front doors of the courthouse This morning we expect to hear a long version of the agreed statement of facts. That could take quite awhile as the crown will likely go through each victim. How they met Bruce McArthur, how they were killed, dismembered and disposed of.