Magi had a reputation for going deep into debt on one project and then leaping to another before his problems were solved. The past year was a difficult one for the Montreal police major crimes squad. Montreal police investigate 2nd homicide of 2019. Belle-isle was assaulted with a blunt instrument, and Jérémie McLaughlin-Thibault, 35, a Montreal resident with a lengthy criminal record, was arrested. The victim was shot just before midnight as he was walking near the intersection of 4th Ave. and Notre-Dame St. in the Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles borough. They found the victim lying on the ground and badly injured. His case returns to court in January. Montreal's 23rd homicide of 2019 discovered in Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. He reportedly had ties to a Montreal street gang, but it appears he had no criminal record. 10. A Quebec couple was found dead inside their mobile home in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Friday evening and local authorities are treating the case as a double homicide. In 2014, while police had a wiretap set up at the offices of lawyer Loris Cavaliere as part of an investigation called Project Magot, Scoppa was recorded as he complained about how the Rizzuto organization was being run following Vito Rizzuto’s death. Rizzuto was advised of this but said, back in 2002, “I’ll control this f—er” during a phone conversation recorded by police. They found Khellaf and her two young sons dead inside. Six are believed to have involved a “settling of accounts” related to organized crime groups like the Montreal Mafia or street gangs. Here is a list of the homicides investigated by the Montreal police in 2019. McLaughlin-Thibault was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and simple assault, but all that changed when Belle-isle died a short while later. In both cases, investigators continue to work based on the theory that the victims’ lives were cut short by men unwilling to see their families separated. Gouin had been stabbed and was declared dead at the crime scene. GATINEAU, Que. Limoilou in particular is now really family friendly. Before she was killed, a resident of the same building on Faribault Ave. in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve where she lived called 911 to report what sounded like a violent argument. October 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics. Charges against one of the men were stayed on Oct. 30. Several spent shell casings were found at the crime scene. Major crimes investigators also teamed up with the SQ in Project Mégalo, which produced the arrests in 2019 of Frédérick Silva and Giovanni Presta. Limoilou in particular is now really family friendly. Learn how to create your own. They go home (after working a disturbing crime scene), they see their children who are about the same age and hug them tight. Police responding to a 911 call Christmas morning found Declerck, who had been shot, in critical condition inside her home in the Haddon Hall complex on Sherbrooke St. W. They also found the body of her spouse, 60-year-old Yvan Almodovar. But Verreault said that announcement and Scoppa’s murder just a few days later do not appear to be related. Before she was stabbed to death, Gouin reportedly warned her neighbours that her roommate appeared to be suffering from dementia and was becoming aggressive. Local News. Saskatoon police declare the sudden death of a 14-year-old in December a homicide. According to a court decision made in this case early in December, Bucchianico was killed while trying to protect his 24-year-old son from a violent attack at the hands of several young people. The attempted murder and assault charges were withdrawn and McLaughlin-Thibault is now charged with second-degree murder. Court records revealed that the couple, who were originally from France, had filed for a separation in September. “It had an impact on our investigators. Number of accused of homicide in Canada, by sex 2000-2019 Number of intimate partner homicides in Canada 2006-2018 Victims of violent crime causing death in Canada in 2016, by type of offence and age In one case, called Project Préméditer, two major crimes investigators were loaned to the SQ for a year. 18. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Less than a week later, Yssaad killed himself at a hospital in Joliette. No one has been arrested in connection with his death. For his part, Magi knew he was a marked man for years: at least two serious attempts were made on his life and he was constantly accompanied by bodyguards before he was shot on Jan. 24. Police investigate the death of a 7-year-old girl in Laval. She was stabbed in a home in Ahuntsic where her boyfriend Ali Mahadi Mahamat, now 27, was residing with his mother. While Verreault is quick to note that Simeone is a victim, he also said his investigators are certain Simeone’s death involves organized crime. Article content continued. Laval man's death in Ste-Sophie was a homicide, Sûreté du Québec says. 03/24/2019 21:11 EDT | Updated 03/25/2019 10:03 EDT Death Of Quebec Couple, Marc And Rita Gagne, In Florida Being Treated As A Homicide: Police Neighbours discovered the pair's bodies. Police have said 75-year-old Robert Keskinen was stabbed to … He was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead a short while later. It was part of an agreement through which he was acquitted of two assault charges filed against him in 2018. Scoppa was the leader of a cell that operated within the Montreal Mafia, even though he sometimes found himself in conflict with the Rizzuto organization. There were 651 homicide victims in the country in 2018, and the numbers were down almost everywhere. Suicide Action Montréal: 514-723-4000; 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). An online memorial for Bendwell states that his death was “tragic and unfair.” According to the Montreal police, Bendwell was attacked at 11:40 p.m. after he exited the St-Laurent métro station. When no one came to the door, they entered the home. The major crimes squad is composed of 31 investigators and four supervising lieutenant-detectives. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Montreal Gazette, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. A welcome email is on its way. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. As the police continued to investigate, they found the victim’s body in an alley near Lapierre Ave. No one has been arrested. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – New data from Statistics Canada shows homicide rates are down across the country, except in Ontario, where they reached a record high. The number of homicides has actually declined in recent years. So our investigators work hard to close all the doors possible, in the sense that they seek all the possible circumstances and the history involved (in the murder-suicides). Andrea Scoppa was the leader of a cell that operated within the Montreal Mafia. The pedestrian death toll is now higher than the homicide rate for 2019, which stands at 17 as of Monday. Canada December Murder Count: 69 Males: 55 Females: 14. Age of Youngest Victim: 1 ... Quebec City, 2020 Homicide Victim List; Orillia OPP identify homicide victim as Derek Simmerson; Archives Police received a 911 call at around 2:30 a.m. reporting that a person had been stabbed on Ste-Catherine St. W., near Guy St. Police also discovered Almodovar’s lifeless body with a gun in his hand. Montreal Mob boss Vito Rizzuto was cautioned about going into business with Magi, the owner of a construction firm that specialized in building condominiums. The following morning, Montreal police officers showed up at the home in Pointe-aux-Trembles where Khellaf and her two children lived, to inform her of Yssaad’s death. No arrests have been made. We had a … At least 10 of the homicides reported in 2019 involved firearms, down from the 15 reported in 2018. October 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics. In the case involving the Pomares children, an investigator was struck by how one of the children appeared to have been killed, in the basement, while doing an activity that one of the investigator’s children does regularly. A makeshift memorial was set up on the Pointe-aux-Trembles street where Dahia Khellaf and her two young sons were found dead. Please try again. Lavoie pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the same assault but, instead of the prison term Mahamat received, she was only sentenced to probation. “They don’t affect just our investigators. that Vito Rizzuto and Antonio Magi also made a bid on. On Dec. 4, Nabil Yssaad, 46, appeared at the Montreal courthouse and agreed to sign a peace bond that called on him to stay away from Khellaf, his wife. According to court records, Saib resided in an apartment near the scene. The body was found in a Laurentians town on Christmas Day. Tel: 519-824-4120, x53523 Email: cfoja@uoguelph.ca Verreault said the two investigations were priorities because some of the organized crime hits put the lives of innocent people in danger. A 49-year-old man has died after being hit in the head with a blunt object during a 20-person brawl in Villeray. No one has been arrested in this case, and police are still trying to establish a possible motive. “A homicide tied to organized crime takes time. Posted February 1, 2019 5:18 pm. The case prompted Quebec to strike a committee to study domestic homicide. Police were called to the area of 89 … His case will enter the preliminary inquiry stage in March. Declerck was taken to a hospital, but died hours later. Simeone’s name was mentioned during the Charbonneau Commission. The case returns to court on Jan. 23. December 2019 Canadian Homicide List. Two cases in particular stood out because they involved the deaths of four young children — between the ages of two and seven — at the hands of their fathers. - Police in Sudbury, Ont., say they’ve charged a suspect in a December homicide. Her partner, Jean-Pierre Mercier, now 75, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He had been ordered to live there while he awaited deportation to Chad, where he was born, after having been ordered to be removed from Canada on July 12, 2018. The father was pushed to the ground and attacked by more than a few of the people in the group. The next issue of Montreal Gazette Headline News will soon be in your inbox. The group originally confronted Johnny Hachey Bucchianico because they wanted to steal a dog cage from him. Tel: 519-824-4120, x53523 Email: [email protected] Police have said 75-year-old Robert Keskinen was stabbed to … He was reportedly stabbed in the back as he tried to walk away from an argument that broke out between two groups of people. We all have children, and when we see a drama that involves children we are left to ask, ‘Why?’ It is difficult to understand why someone would go to the extreme of killing their own children,” Verreault said. The victim was shot inside a residential building on Bédard St. in LaSalle at 8:30 a.m. Pineda Melgar was reportedly tied to street gangs and had a criminal record. In September, the Montreal police arrested 10 people in all, including a minor, in connection with what transpired on July 20. The victim was shot in a hotel on de Maisonneuve Blvd., near the intersection of Lambert-Closse St. Number of accused of homicide in Canada, by sex 2000-2019 Number of intimate partner homicides in Canada 2006-2018 Victims of violent crime causing death in … Police reported that two suspects were seen fleeing the crime scene after the man was stabbed, but no arrests have been made. Homicide rate by province Note: The rate columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order. According to Le Journal de Montréal, the victim was transgender. Montreal's homicide rate dipped in 2019, but more violent crimes reported The most significant increase was in the number of assaults, which jumped by … “We were going after hired hitmen, as simple as that,” said Verreault, who used to be the head of the Montreal police’s organized crime division. The four victims were shot in a drive-by shooting; Verreault said investigators are trying to determine who was actually targeted. The young man was declared dead at the park. Posted February 1, 2019 5:18 pm. The preliminary inquiry stage of the case is scheduled to begin in March. Investigators believe Yssaad killed his wife and sons before he took his own life. Limoilou but also Saint-Roch neighborhoods have been completely renovated. Verreault was interviewed for this article days before Christmas and was understandably reluctant to discuss how, at the time, the city was close to witnessing a record low number of homicides reported during a year. — The Transportation Safety Board says a U.S. plane that veered way off course and crashed in Senneterre, Que., in July 2019 was the result of poor weather leaving the pilot . Cases involving six other victims are considered to be solved because investigators are convinced the killers took their own lives afterward. In 2016 and 2017, he was evicted twice from Montreal apartments for failing to pay rent. ... Quebec: 2.6 2 1.1 0.9 Man slain in Pierrefonds was Mafia-linked Andrea Scoppa: police source. Montreal 2019 homicide Montreal police investigate after Tony Magi shot dead in NDG Tony Magi, who had alleged ties to the Montreal mafia, was killed in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood. December 26, 2020 Local News. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2019 Published November 5, 2018 Explore Canada’s crime data with our in-depth interactive tool and see how your community ranks. The October 2018 Homicide List is available here. Tony Magi leaves the Palais de Justice in Montreal in 2010. Just before 7 a.m. on the day Laknit died, police received a report that a person had been attacked and stabbed in the parking lot of the Décarie Square shopping centre, near the corner of Vézina St. and Coolbrook Ave. Learn how to create your own. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. His body was found that morning lying in front of a building that was under construction on St-Jacques St. near Beaconsfield Ave. Sort the state column to return to alphabetical order. While the 25 homicides reported in 2019 do not mark a record low, the number is still well below the average number of homicides, 30, investigated in Montreal over the previous decade. Astrid Declerck was shot in her home in the Haddon Hall complex on Sherbrooke St. W. on Christmas morning. Montreal's homicide rate dipped in 2019, but more violent crimes reported The most significant increase was in the number of assaults, which jumped by … Murders By Province or Territory ON 23 AB 13 QC 12 MB 6 BC 6 SK 5NB 3 NS 1 YT 0 PE 0 NU 0 NT 0 NL 0, Murders by Type Beating 3 Shooting 24 Stabbing 6 Other 5 Unknown 30, Murders By City Toronto 13 Montreal 9 Calgary 5 Winnipeg 3 Edmonton 3 Brampton 3 Surrey 2 Mississauga 2 Kingston 2 Grand Rapids 2 Duncan 2 St-Camille-de-Lellis 1 Saskatoon 1 Rothsay 1 Rosemère 1 Regina 1 Red Earth Creek 1 Red Deer 1 RM of Rosedale 1 Prince Albert 2Picadilly 1 Oshawa 1 Langley 1 La Ronge 1 Kitchener 1 Hamilton 1 Halifax 1 Fort McMurray 1 Cochrane 1 Maple Ridge 1Quebec City 1Boyle 1, Victims and links to more information on each homicide: Aburashed, Mahmoud Ahmid, 58, Calgary AB Agtual, Terrence, 28, Toronto ON Alam, Muhammed waqar, 31, Toronto ON Angus, Dwight, 38, Toronto ON Bachelor-Vassell, Yvonne, 61, Toronto ON Bains, Balvinder, 51, Brampton ON Berman, Julie, 51, Toronto ON Bignose, Audery, 49, Fort McMurray AB Billette, Sheena Marie, La Ronge, SK Bogere-Nyigwo, Edi, 24, Maple Ridge BCBrown, Keeshawn, 18, Surrey BC Caissie-Laflamme, Solange, 7, Rothsay NB Cameron, Margaret, 66, Toronto ON Declerck, Astrid, 48, Montreal QC Doe, Jane, 60, Kingston ON Doe, John, Cochrane, AB Doe, John, Edmonton, AB Doe, John, Edmonton, AB Doe, John, Grand Rapids, MB Doe, John, Mississauga, ON Doe, John, Mississauga, ON Doe, John, Montreal, QC Doe, John, Red Earth Creek, AB Doe, John, Surrey, BC Doe, John, Toronto, ON Doe, John, 2, Montreal QC Doe, John, 4, Montreal QC Doe, John, 24, Montreal QC Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC Doe, John, 30, Rosemère QC Doe, John, 31, Montreal QC Doe, John, 32, Grand Rapids MB Doe, John, 40, Calgary AB Dolic, Dalibor, 55, Toronto ON Fortin-Bourque, Joseph-Raphaël, 21, St-Camille-de-Lellis QC Geng, Keem, 20, Calgary AB Henry, Jordan, 17, Brampton ON Hersi Handule, Farah, 23, Calgary AB Highway, Zellall, 19, Prince Albert SK Jal, Achor, 22, Calgary AB Johnson, Dennis, 67, Langley BC Johnson, Jeffrey, 39, Hamilton ON Kanarellis, Christine, 25, Toronto ON Kaur, Sharanjeet, 27, Brampton ON Kelly, Domonic, 26, Toronto ON Khellaf, Dahia, 43, Montreal QC Kraszewski, Michael, 16, Picadilly NB Littlecrow, Winston, 35, Saskatoon SK Lyne, Melissa, 41, Boyle, ABMousseau, Cody, 32, RM of Rosedale MB Pache, Gordon Edward, 37, Winnipeg MB Ramirez, Reynaldo, 57, Winnipeg MB Rezene, Yafiet, 19, Kitchener ON Schamber, Breianna, 25, Edmonton AB Shurie, Francois, Duncan, BC Smith, Jason, 45, Halifax NS Stewart, Jahquar, 20, Oshawa ON Toto, Keenan Scott, 23, Regina SK Urbina, Jeremy, 22, Toronto ON Vandusen, Glen Darrell, 43, Kingston ON Williams, Charles, 69, Red Deer AB Williams, Clinton Phil, 43, Toronto ON Williams, Nellie, Duncan, BC Wood, Douglas, 41, Winnipeg MB Yusuf, Koshin, 26, Toronto ON John Doe, Male, Quebec CityDylan Chretien, Male, Prince AlbertMark Shatford, Male, 42, Shooting, Saint John, NB, 27-year-old from Brooks AB found dead south of Medicine Hat, Provincial Homicide Statistics and Victim Lists, Fortin-Bourque, Joseph-Raphaël, 21, St-Camille-de-Lellis QC, Anees Mohammed identified as the victim of a fatal Richmond shooting, Edmonton Police Homicide Section investigates two suspicious deaths.