Chad Davis murder trial: Charging forward

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press 'Crime Scene' blog.] In any jury trial, the judge’s reading of the charge and her instructions to jurors are right up there with the most important of… Continue reading

Mapping break-ins prompts bigger questions

It’s a curious, curious tale, I figure. A young (apparently) eastern European man with no criminal record or history of trouble with the law is spotted as a suspicious person inside an Elmwood apartment… Continue reading

Attempted murder: the prosecution’s uphill battle

(Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Crime Scene’ blog, minor revisions for formatting and clarity)  “Ironically, had Ms. W died from the shooting it would have been easier to prove murder, because that… Continue reading

Chad Davis murder trial: The evidence of Week 4

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press 'Crime Scene' blog on Feb. 17, 2014. One word was changed, and a sentence about the police statement added in the intro] Two men on trial for… Continue reading

Chad Davis murder trial: the evidence in week three

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press 'Crime Scene' blog] Two men on trial for a brutal crime: The alleged premeditated murder of a handsome young Winnipeg man, Chad Davis, who went missing for… Continue reading

Chad Davis murder trial: The evidence in week two

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press 'Crime Scene' blog, additional exhibit photos are there.] Two men on trial for a ghastly crime: The alleged first-degree murder of a handsome young Winnipeg man, Chad… Continue reading

Davis Trial: Week 1 evidence recap

[Republished without editing from the Winnipeg Free Press 'Crime Scene' blog on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014] Two men on trial for a ghastly crime: The alleged first-degree murder of a handsome young Winnipeg man,… Continue reading

Brincheski/Tymchyshyn (Chad Davis) murder trial: The opening

2174 days ago, Chad Randall Davis vanished. That’s five years, 11 months and 13 days (Or more than three million minutes). And after all this time, the public is finally getting a look… Continue reading

Top 13 Manitoba justice stories of 2013

I have no editorial comment to make on what follows. I’m not the hugest fan of ‘year end’ lists. But there were a number of notable justice-related events media reported on this year… Continue reading

Making sense of Lamb’s plea bargain: a how-to

(Re-blogged and untouched from the Winnipeg Free Press) The equation is simple. No evidence = no case. No case = no conviction. So it’s curious to me to see so much angst and questioning of the… Continue reading