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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trial Closed: Allen Benn

The final defendant in the murder of Allen Benn has been convicted as an adult for murder. It is said that 19-year old Ishmail Conteh, a former gang member killed Allen Benn supposedly because of snitching.The 19 year old was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance for parole for 10 years.

This is the longest sentence for a youth. Conteh, who was 16 at the time, who set up the attack on Benn in the Jane-Finch public housing complex in broad daylight on April 2, 2007. Crown attorneys David Wright and Tim Morgan argued Benn was killed for alerting Richard “Ritchie” Poku, who won a $1.1 million lottery jackpot in December 2006, that people in the Jane-Finch area, namely Conteh and another adult, who cannot be identified, were targeting him for a robbery.

Conteh, who is diagnosed with “psychopathic traits and is considered an extremely high risk to re-offend,” came to Canada with his family as a refugee in 2002 after being a displaced person in Guinea for nearly two years. Conteh spent the first eight years of his life in war-torn Sierra Leone. Two other youth that were charged with Mr. Conteh were found not guilty last year.(Excerpts Taken from the Toronto Sun - June 17, 2010)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peel Homicide #2-Tiffany Gayle

Police were called to a Brampton home on Saturday where the body of 15-year old Tiffany Gayle was found lifeless. Police had initially ruled the death suspicious but further investigation revealed that Tiffany died from a blunt force trauma.

Father Fredrick Gayle, 42, and stepmother Elizabeth Gayle, 43, are each to appear in court on Wednesday for a bail hearing. They have both been charged with second degree murder.
Tiffany was recently sent over here to live with her dad and step-mother from Jamaica to live a better life of course but it seems as if she was having a hard time in Canada. Friends state that Tiffany often would ask for money stating she wasn't fed and also was wearing the same clothes everyday.
Sounds exactly like the Randal Dooley case years ago.

Just sad.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Shooting in Scarborough

Two people, a man and a woman were shot last night (Sunday) in the Warden and Danforth region. The shooting occurred around the evening hours in the Oakridge neighbourhood.

The male victim suffered many gunshot wounds while the female is said to have possibly been shot.

No suspects in the case as of yet.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Homicide #19-Egbert Boothe

The death of Egbert Booth, 43 was originally thought to be suicide however police have now said they are investigating his death as a homicide. Booth also known as "Jah B" was a well known and liked promoter in Toronto who lost his life last Saturday by falling 15 floors off of a balcony. The incident occurred in the Jane/Sheppard area. It is said that Boothe and two friends were in his home when three men burst in to rob them. Two of the intruders chased Boothe to the balcony while the third intruder robbed an individual in the apartment.

Three men can be seen hiding their faces in the surveillance cameras when exiting the building. As of now they are just "persons of interest". Police are also looking for a woman who may have information on this case. See Below.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Homicide #18 - Lucita Charles

UPDATE: Barett turned himself in Wednesday night and has been charged with second-degree murder.

Kirk Barett (pictured below) is wanted in connection with the murder of his 28 year old girlfriend Lucita Charles. Charles was found dead on Monday in her apartment located in the Jane/Lawrence area. She was the mother of a 10 year old boy who has cerebral palsy. She was stabbed to death. A friend of the suspect confirmed he left his car (Orange Kia Rio) at a gas station in the Yonge/Sheppard area and stated she had driven the suspect to Oshawa.

Police suspected he was on his way to Montreal, however they now believe he's in Toronto's East End. Contact police if you spot this suspect. It's getting worse and worse with domestic violence. This is only a few days later than the one that occurred on the weekend where the girlfriend stabbed her common law husband in the neck killing him.