Writing About Crime - True Crime Cases in Canada

Writing About Crime - True Crime Cases in Canada

Join Canadian host Bonnie Lee as she investigates Canadian true crime cases, searching for the story behind the headlines. www.writingaboutcrime.com

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September 24, 2020 86 min

Karla Homolka

In this second episode of a two part series on KARLA HOMOLKA some of the big questions are asked.  Was she afraid to leave, or was she fulfilled by her involvement?  Psychoanalysts have  drawn the connection between Karla Homolka and a syndrome known as "Bonnie and Clyde" syndrome or hybristophilia -  as it appears some element of paraphilic disorder is in play with Karla.  

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Karla Homolka

Was she afraid to leave, or was she fulfilled by her involvement?  Psychoanalysts have  drawn the connection between Karla Homolka and a syndrome known as "Bonnie and Clyde" syndrome or hybristophilia -  as it appears some element of paraphilic disorder is in play with Karla.  She had the proclivity for dark sexual fantasies at a young age.  Many teens and young adults do, as they experiment and explore sexuality - an...

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The Lori Douglas Story

“The Naked Judge”

Like any story, where three people all tell their version - the details don’t always align from each person's account….  However, there is no doubt that Jack King sent his client Alexander Chapman risque photos of his wife and Queen’s Court Bench Justice Lori Douglas - but how much did she know?  Or, the even bigger question I’m asking ...

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June 4, 2020 26 min

Swift Runner

“The Wendigo”

The story of Swift Runner, the Canadian hunter and trapper who was respected and considered an impressive young man. A competent hunter and handy craftsman, he married and lived well with his young wife and five children.  However, the challenges of the harsh Canadian winters and the trickled down availability of the Bison for hunting, would chal...

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The Christine Jack Story

“There Is No Prestige Here”

Christine Jack has been missing since just before Christmas, and the trail is leading to a small town east of the city of Winnipeg.  Follow the courts longest trial to that date in the Manitoba Law Courts.  Christine’s husband Brian Jack will be tried three times, and have two Supreme Court trials before his ping pong conviction has left him a free...

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“It’s All White Now”   The Christine Jack Story

Part 1

Clutching the steering wheel of a Yellow Chevy Blazer, he is driving through the suburbs with cargo in the back, that he doesn’t want anyone to know about.  It’s the dead of Winter in Winnipeg, Manitoba or as they call it WINTERPEG.  The story of missing Christine Jack weaves into a murder story and a trial, that will ...

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December 1, 2019 83 min

Mike Danton puts his life back together after being released from prison.  Yet, he still claims that David Frost was not his intended target.  He adamantly insists that he had hired a hit man with his girlfriend Katie to kill his father Steve Jefferson.  Despite the fact that he has been estranged from his family for years, and there was no reason to think his father would be coming after him.  The clutches of his mentor David Fros...

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Dreaming of playing NHL hockey since he was a child, Mike Danton is raised under the wing of his hockey loving father and a new coach and mentor named David Frost that promises to make his dreams come true.  No matter what it takes.  So how does the talented player who has stints with the New Jersey Devils and the St. Louis Blues become convicted of attempted murder?  It is more tricky than you would ever imagine and hard to get to...

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After Five years waiting for justice, the family and friends of Elizabeth Lafantaisie hear about the torture and brutal treatment of their beloved “memere”  before her death - and it’s intolerable pain all over again.  Autopsy photos and reports presented as evidence with grizzly details      that one can not shake off easily are presented. Nothing good can come of a case like this, yet Elizabeth Lafantaisie leaves behind her a lar...

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Myles Shumlanski received a frantic call from his son Nick claiming “The bus was in an accident”.  He gathered his wife and raced in his vehicle to the crash site, less than a quarter mile from his home.  They were the first family members on the scene.  He could see that a devastating accident had occurred, noticing that when Nick came running to him he was only one of the two kids that seemed able to even walk.   

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A jury found Raymond Cormier “not guilty” in the murder of fifteen year old Tina Fontaine on February 22, 2018. She weighed 72 pounds at the time of her murder - so tiny.  It made the brutal death seem even more gruesome because her stature was that of a young child.  Her murder would inspire the Federal Government of Canada to order an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  In the meantime, the hurt and dis...

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Tina Fontaine did call in to tell police that “Sebastian” or Raymond Cormier, did in fact steal a truck.  It set in stone the fact of where she was, and what time and date she was there. Her displeasure with Raymond was enough to motivate her to make that call, and it gives us just that little nagging certainty that there was in fact a reason for Cormier to hurt her.

 

 

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Tina Michelle Fontaine, was born on the first of January in 1999.

Raised by her great aunt Thelma Favel,  and uncle Joseph Favel for over ten years ……… Tina’s  early life started out tough. She lived on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve and later in Powerview - Pine Falls, Man.  Her father, Eugene, when 41 was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was told he would not survive longer than four months. Tina’s great aunt Thelma helped t...

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Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster. Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years. A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - With Jian Ghomeshi." Anyone who is anyone sat across from Jian to be interviewed and many, even performed live in his studio. Jian is embroiled in the biggest sexual assault trail in the history of Canadian broadca...

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The trial that would create change in Canada.  Jian Ghomeshi, the media celebrity. He is a musician, a journalist, author and broadcaster that’s been in the business for thirty years.  Then he is accused of sexual assault and choking to overcome resistance. Three women attended trial as witness to the charges. It all will boils down to the credibility of the witnesses and their accounts of what transpired before, during and even af...

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Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster.  Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years.  A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - Wtih Jian Ghomeshi."  Anyone who is anyone sat across from Jian to be interviewed and many, even performed live in his studio.  Jian is embroiled in the biggest sexual assault trail in the history of Canadian bro...

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June 19, 2018 51 min

Here is a case out of the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick. Two brothers, Connor and Noah spent the day with a close family friend at his father's farm. That evening they slept overnight with his son at an apartment just in front of their family home. For their mother, step father, and even the family friend there was no reason to worry for their safety....or, was there? Thi...

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This quintessential drifter was the focus for police re-investigating the 1981 murder of doughnut shop waitress Barbara Stoppel, 16, a crime that led to the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sophonow.This quintessential drifter was the focus for police re-investigating the 1981 murder of doughnut shop waitress Barbara Stoppel, 16, a crime that led to the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sopho...

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On December 23, 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man.  where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witnesses observed a suspicious male in the store moments before her body was discovered.. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and distu...

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March 21, 2018 42 min

On December 23 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man.  where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witnesses observed a suspicious male in the store moments before her body was discovered..

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