Homicide

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)

Bail conditions varied for accused in South Surrey 2017 torched-SUV homicide

Harjot Singh Deo appeared in B.C. Supreme Court on April 13

 

IHIT investigators first appealed for help with their investigation into Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi's death shortly after her body was discovered in a burned-out SUV in August 2017. (File photo)

‘Resolution’ of case against mother, daughter charged in 2017 torched-SUV killing expected

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found in a burned vehicle in South Surrey

 

Shane MacKichan photo.

VIDEO: Homicide at Abbotsford homeless camp

Stabbing victim taken to hospital late Wednesday night, succumbs to injuries

 

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone is appealing her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

Judge who convicted South Surrey mother of murder ‘filled gaps’ in evidence: defence

Lisa Batstone, who killed her daughter in 2014, is appealing her conviction and sentence

South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone is appealing her second-degree murder conviction and sentence, rendered in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. A verdict is to be rendered May 18, 2021 in the trial of those accused of killing him. (Cory Brideau photo)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. A verdict is to be rendered May 18, 2021 in the trial of those accused of killing him. (Cory Brideau photo)
Photo of Ma Cecilia Loreto, 47, who was killed on March 17, 2021. Two people have been charged in her death, police announced March 24, 2020. (IHIT handout)

Man and teen charged after body of woman, 47, found burned in Burnaby park

The body was found in Greentree Village Park, ablaze in a what crews initially thought was just a brush fire

Photo of Ma Cecilia Loreto, 47, who was killed on March 17, 2021. Two people have been charged in her death, police announced March 24, 2020. (IHIT handout)
File photo by Dale Klippenstein

Homicide investigation underway in Abbotsford following hang-up 911 call

Man dies after call placed on March 3 from 32300 block of Slocan Drive

File photo by Dale Klippenstein
A memorial to Hudson Brooks grew quickly outside the South Surrey RCMP detachment following his July 2015 death at the hands of police. (File photo)

Recommendation out of 2015 South Surrey homicide inquest already current practice: IIO

Proceedings examined officer-involved shooting death of Hudson Brooks

A memorial to Hudson Brooks grew quickly outside the South Surrey RCMP detachment following his July 2015 death at the hands of police. (File photo)
The trial of three men charged in connection with the August 2017 death of Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi is set to get underway in January 2022. (File photo)

Trial dates set in 2017 homicide of Surrey teen found in torched SUV

A judge-alone trial is to begin in January 2022 for three accused

The trial of three men charged in connection with the August 2017 death of Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi is set to get underway in January 2022. (File photo)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)

Client’s confession not believable, says lawyer of teen charged in death of South Surrey mechanic

Trial of youth accused of second-degree murder of Paul Prestbakmo wraps up

This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)
This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)

‘Intense, ferocious’ attack on South Surrey mechanic shows intent to kill: Crown

Defense counsel for one accused says there is no evidence his client inflicted fatal stab wounds

This photo of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo was taken on a recent birthday, not far from where he was found with fatal wounds in August 2019. (Cory Brideau photo)
Investigators at the scene where South Surrey resident Paul Prestbakmo died of stab wounds early Aug. 16, 2019. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Court views CCTV footage from morning of 2019 South Surrey murder

Trial of teens charged with killing Paul Prestbakmo to continue Feb. 1

Investigators at the scene where South Surrey resident Paul Prestbakmo died of stab wounds early Aug. 16, 2019. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Friends and family of Paul Prestbakmo (from left: Barbara Calder, Leah Charles, Jimmy Slater, Angela Prestbakmo and Liz Prestbakmo) gather outside Surrey Provincial Court on Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2021). (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey murder victim stabbed 42 times: pathologist

RCMP digital-evidence specialist also among witnesses

Friends and family of Paul Prestbakmo (from left: Barbara Calder, Leah Charles, Jimmy Slater, Angela Prestbakmo and Liz Prestbakmo) gather outside Surrey Provincial Court on Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2021). (Tracy Holmes photo)
A memorial remains near the site of where South Surrey mechanic Paul Prestbakmo was killed in August 2019. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey homicide victim’s blood found on seized knife, shoes: DNA expert

Trial of two youth charged in August 2019 continues

A memorial remains near the site of where South Surrey mechanic Paul Prestbakmo was killed in August 2019. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is to return to court Feb. 2, 2021. (Canadian Press/File photo)

Pre-trial conference set for accused in 2017 South Surrey killing

Brandon Nathan Teixeira set to return to Vancouver court Feb. 2

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, charged in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is to return to court Feb. 2, 2021. (Canadian Press/File photo)
A memorial remains near the site of where South Surrey mechanic Paul Prestbakmo was killed in August 2019. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A memorial remains near the site of where South Surrey mechanic Paul Prestbakmo was killed in August 2019. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Friends and family of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo wore memorial masks outside Surrey Provincial Court Jan. 14, 2021. (From left) Family friend Tyler Whitley, sister Angela Prestbakmo, childhood friend Jimmy Slater, brother Steve Prestbakmo, Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Roxanne Charles and sister Liz Prestbakmo. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Two accused in 2019 South Surrey murder were ‘really angry,’ pacing at party: witness

‘We had this really strong gut feeling that something was really wrong’

Friends and family of murder victim Paul Prestbakmo wore memorial masks outside Surrey Provincial Court Jan. 14, 2021. (From left) Family friend Tyler Whitley, sister Angela Prestbakmo, childhood friend Jimmy Slater, brother Steve Prestbakmo, Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Roxanne Charles and sister Liz Prestbakmo. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday, prior to the start of the trial. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

Witness in South Surrey mechanic’s murder trial recounts ‘guttural scream’ for help

Court proceedings for pair accused of killing Paul Prestbakmo set for 24 days

Angela Prestbakmo, Paul Prestbakmo’s sister, listens to drumming outside Surrey Provincial Court Monday, prior to the start of the trial. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
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Mounties probe New Year’s Day homicide in Prince George

Identity of victim has not been revealed

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Brandon Nathan Teixeira, arrested last December in California in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is to appear in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster this afternoon (Dec. 10, 2020). (File photos)

South Surrey fugitive arrested in California to appear in B.C. Supreme Court today

Brandon Teixeira is charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with October 2017 killing

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, arrested last December in California in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is to appear in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster this afternoon (Dec. 10, 2020). (File photos)