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Title: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on November 25, 2011, 09:44:21 PM
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Innisfail+mother+killed+apartment+explosion/5769829/story.html

Innisfail mother killed in apartment explosion
Disabled woman’s death being treated as homicide
 

 By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald November 25, 2011 8:17 PM

INNISFAIL — The mysterious death of a 23-year-old mother in a wheelchair has residents of Innisfail baffled and police asking people to be aware of any unexplained packages sent to their homes.

The woman’s death is being treated as a homicide by RCMP, who are investigating if a package sent to her fourplex apartment suddenly exploded.

Police say at 9 a.m. Friday, she and her caregiver were in the 51st Avenue apartment and the blast was contained inside the unit.

It killed the 23-year-old, who was not known to police.

Police have not released the woman’s name, but friends identified her as Vicky Shachtay, the mother of a six-year-old daughter.

She’s been in a wheelchair for a few years after a car crash.

“She was always there to help,” said friend Alex Hiscocks, who saw her last on Thursday evening.

He’s shocked that someone would try to hurt the woman, who was a regular fixture in her church community.

“It’s Vicky. She’s the nicest person you’d ever meet,” he said from the gas station where she used to work.

Police say they know from the caregiver, a woman in her 30s, that a package was in the apartment.

Police bomb experts from Edmonton and Ottawa will determine if the package was the source of the blast.

“At this time, we do not know what caused the explosion,” said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb.

Mayor Jim Romane said the town of 8,000 people is stunned.

“It’s come as quite a shock to the town,” said Romane.

“It’s a small town. I think everybody’s thoughts and prayers go out with the family.”

Police say the death is being treated as a homicide until they learn differently.

They’re also telling people to exercise caution.

“We want people to be aware about unexpected deliveries of unexplained packages, but at the same time we don’t want people to be absolutely apprehensive. We have nothing to indicate this is continuing in any way but we do want people to be aware,” said Webb.

People who live in the area said they couldn’t believe what had happened.

“You wouldn’t expect that person to be the victim of something like that,” said Jay Currie.

“She’s in a wheelchair and has a six-year-old daughter and something like this happens?”

Esther Christenson said she heard the explosion but said it wasn’t very loud from her home behind the apartment complex.

“It sounded like a pile of lumber falling down. It didn’t sound like a shot or anything,” she said.

“It’s kinda scary. I don’t know who would do something like that,” said Christenson.

She said the building only opened in the last few months, so the victim would have just moved in.

Police cordoned off a large swath around the apartment and had 30 officers participating in the investigation.

“We’re not leaving any stone unturned,” said Webb.

Investigators have ruled out a natural gas explosion.

Police have not officially released the victim’s name.

smassinon@calgaryherald.com`
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 25, 2011, 09:55:38 PM
Oh my God what is the world comming to when a handicap woman is not even safe in her own home.  That is just so wrong I am speechless
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: capeheart on November 26, 2011, 10:34:34 PM
Where is Innisfail??? This is a terrible tragedy. What would be the motive around killing this young woman??? Was she connected to any romantic interests??? Was she in a custody fight with her child??? Was she going through any court actions re suing anybody or anything like that??? What was the motive???
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Mom on November 27, 2011, 12:11:58 AM

Innisfil is an area which encompasses a bunch of small towns, just south of Barrie, Ontario.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 27, 2011, 02:32:25 AM
very similar name Mom but this one is in Alberta.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on November 28, 2011, 06:11:52 PM
If this woman was a quadrapelegic, then how could she open the package?...she would have no use of her arms.

What a horrible crime to happen to someone already in a wheelchair.

Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on November 28, 2011, 07:05:46 PM
Some persons who are quadriplegic have some limited use of their arms ... just not with fine muscle co-ordination. If Vicky had some use of her arms she would have been able to pick up a light package. It was probably set to detonate with the opening of the box?
Still how did the persons leaving the package know who would pick it up and knowing Vicky was disabled?  The article states that the caregiver told police about the package, so did she find the package and give it to Vicky as she probably would have known if Vicky was able to open it?
Whomever did this, it is sick and disgusting and cowardly to target anyone, let alone someone who already is disabled.
IMO, whomever left the package would have to know Vicky well then in order to leave a bomb for her and be sure that the caregiver wouldn't be the one to open it.   

Jobo, here is a video of a person who is a quadriplegic (C5-C6 injury) and it gives a good idea what they are able to do.
I still say though that it would be someone who knew Vicky well. The police have their work cut out for them for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyPwA7a0fNw
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on November 29, 2011, 07:28:04 AM
Thanks SAP.  When I read quadrapeligic in the news article, I wasn't thinking of incomplete quad; you may be right, this woman could have used her arms.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Baba Donya on November 29, 2011, 05:57:36 PM
This absolutely so very sad.

Her daughter must be devastated!!!

 :'(
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: AlbertaCowboy on November 29, 2011, 10:34:18 PM
This is terrible.  I hope they catch the sick person who would do such a thing.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 30, 2011, 01:32:29 PM
I would think that is Canada wide for deadbeat Dads I know it is in Ont.  Wondering if her caregiver was her normal and reg one as well. Definately some one that knew she was kind of house bound and the most likely way to get her.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 30, 2011, 01:36:55 PM
How do you know this? That is was her regular caregiver?and that she was hurt?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: leonagleant on November 30, 2011, 01:39:59 PM
This is the second person I've heard of to be killed by a package mail bomb in Canada. It's a very reckless way to kill someone. Imagine if she had given the package to her daughter or caregiver to open?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on November 30, 2011, 01:44:30 PM
leona and that is a very real possibility that she might have had some one else open it for her.  This is so sick .
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: leonagleant on November 30, 2011, 02:52:54 PM
And her daughter could easily have been at her feet or leaning over beside her while she was opening the package.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on November 30, 2011, 04:23:56 PM
http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/innisfail+mother+was+murdered+police/6442531723/story.html


Innisfail mother who died in explosion was murdered: police
Karyn Mulcahy, Global News : Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:43 PM

 
Police are investigating after a 23-year-old woman was killed in an explosion inside an Innisfail;Alberta apartment.
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Innisfail mourning after young mother killed by package explosion
One dead in Innisfail apartment explosion
RCMP are calling the death of young Innisfail mother a homicide.

The medical examiner has confirmed that the victim is Victoria Shachtay, 23, a young woman who was left paralyzed by a car crash.

Shachtay died on Friday, November 25th after an explosion ripped through her Innisfail townhouse complex.

Her six-year-old daughter was reportedly in school at the time of the explosion.

Another woman in the apartment at the time of the blast was not injured.

The other three apartments in the complex were evacuated at the time of the explosion, but damage was reportedly confined to one suite.

Police also cordoned off an area near the town's junior and senior high school as a precaution.

Investigators say this is a targeted murder, and they do not believe that other members of the public are at risk.

A package was delivered to the residence right before the explosion, but police are remaining tight lipped about whether or not it has been linked to the explosion.

According to a news release, members of the public are still being encouraged to be aware of any unanticipated hand-delivered packages.


An officer told media on Friday that the cause of the blast is a mystery and the woman did not have a history with local police.

"She was just a normal 23-year-old woman living in a residence. She had some type of disability because the other woman was a caregiver to her and all of a sudden there was an explosion which caused her death," RCMP Cpl. Warren Wright said.

No arrests have been made in the case, and there are no suspects at this time.

The scene has been held since the explosion, but is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Innisfail RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

The investigation continues with the RCMP Major Crimes Unit leading, along with members of the Innisfail detachment and RCMP specialized units.

 

A trust fund has been set up for Vicky's daughter at the Royal Bank of Canada under Transit number #06829 for those wishing to help her and her family or contribute towards the cost of Vicky's funeral.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Innisfail Alliance Church beginning at 1:00 p.m.

© Shaw Media Inc., 2011. All rights reserved.


Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: scotsquine on November 30, 2011, 04:42:59 PM
If the young mother was the target then it had to be someone who knew that she was physically able to open the package for herself.  If it was the caregiver that was the target then knowing that the mother was quadrepelegic might have made them think that she would not have been capable of opening it for herself and the caregiver would most likely be the one to open it.
imo
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: solvy on December 02, 2011, 09:03:31 PM
Updated: Fri Dec. 02 2011 19:26:31

CTVNews.ca Staff

The brother of disabled 23-year-old single mother, who police say was killed in a targeted bomb attack, says he has no idea who would want to harm her.

"She's done nothing, nothing that would merit something like this," Trevour Shachtay told CTV News. "She didn't have any enemies. She didn't get any threats or anything like that."

Victoria Shachtay was killed last week after a mail bomb exploded at her townhouse complex in Innisfail, about 100 kilometres north of Calgary.

The crime has shaken the community and no one has been arrested. Shachtay says he's having a difficult time trying to make sense of his sister's death.

"I need to know, I need to know what happened," he said.

Police said the exploding package was delivered by hand, not through the mail. Investigators say they do not have a suspect yet, but have a number of leads and some information that only the killer would know.

Shachtay describes his sister as a devoted mother to her seven-year-old daughter and an active member of her church.

Victoria Shachtay had been confined to a wheelchair since she was 16, after her spine was injured in a car accident.

Trevour Shactay had a message for his sister's killer.

"I don't know if you're hiding or if you're thinking this is some kind of sick joke but this is killing everybody," he said.

With a report from CTV's Alberta Bureau Chief Janet Dirks
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 04, 2011, 09:21:59 AM
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/alberta/Family+friends+mourn+disabled+Innisfail+woman+killed+apartment/5808504/story.html

Family, friends mourn disabled Innisfail woman killed in apartment explosion
Mourners celebrate young mom’s life cut short

 By Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald December 4, 2011 7:46 AM
Vicky Shachtay and daughter Destiny. The 23-year-old mother was killed Friday when a package dropped off at her door exploded.


INNISFAIL — Clad in winter boots and a pink dress, seven-year-old Destiny Shachtay, the daughter of a wheelchair-bound woman killed in a bomb blast last week, attended a memorial service for her mother at an Innisfail church Saturday.It’s been just over a week since 23-year-old Victoria Shachtay was killed after a package delivered to her door exploded, and family have rallied around to support her orphaned daughter.

Earlier in the week, police announced that Shachtay’s death was a “targeted murder,” but mourners attending the packed memorial service Saturday said they wanted to focus on celebrating the young woman’s short life.

In an emotional eulogy, family friend Marnie Rilling described Shachtay as a fighter whose daughter became “her reason to live,” born just one month after a devastating car accident left her quadriplegic at 16.

“That was a miracle. Her baby has been saved now twice,” said Rilling, referring to the fact that daughter Destiny was not at home at the time of the explosion that took her mother’s life.

“Vicky counted that little girl as her reason to live,” said Rilling, who helped Shachtay get the hang of driving again with the use of only one hand in the months following her car accident. “She did amazingly well and never felt sorry for herself.”

More than 200 mourners attended the service and dozens of Shachtay’s friends and family wore red hooded sweatshirts that bore the words “free to dance”— a reference to a favourite song of Shachtay’s. The young mother had spent hours volunteering at the Innisfail Alliance Church where the memorial service was held.

Among the crowd Saturday were her parents, siblings and the caregiver who was present in Shachtay’s apartment at the time of the bombing.

As he left the service, Shachtay’s eldest brother, Chris, said the family is doing their best to move on.

“We’d like to see some closure as far as the investigation goes,” said Chris, as snow blanketed the parking lot outside of the small church. “It’s a bizarre thing, and to know it was targeted on top of it — we don’t know who would do something so crazy.”

Shivering in the snow and fighting tears, 24-year-old Brandon Miller said he is struggling to accept the death of the woman that he loved.

“She was my first love. I still love her,” said Miller, a childhood friend, who dated Shachtay three years ago. “She touched so many lives, but I was attached to her. . . . I can’t understand how this could have happened.”

Police have been combing through Shachtay’s past since a package brought to her apartment on Nov. 25 detonated, killing her instantly.

“We’re looking at every possibility. We’re looking at everybody that has a connection to her,” said RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb “We’re looking at all of her activities in the hours before she died, right back to the years before she died.”

No suspects or arrests have been announced and police are encouraging anyone who believes they have information related to the explosion to come forward.

In the meantime, Destiny will remain in the care of Shachtay’s stepfather, who lives in Innisfail, 105 kilometres north of Calgary.


“She spent the first four years of her life living in (her) grandma and grandpa’s house while Vicky was getting used to her wheelchair,” said Rilling. “Destiny is where she is known and loved.”

mpotkins@calgaryherald.com

© Copyright (c) The Calgary Herald
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: capeheart on December 04, 2011, 03:02:56 PM
This is like something out of a novel, like a thing that just would not happen in Canada. I can't believe it myself. I mean this is what terrorists do. Who would have the motive to kill her, only the person that was supporting her would benefit in any way. Was the husband paying support for her? The FBI and investigators from every department in forensics of the RCMP should be right up on this. This is something that should be solved very quickly. My condolences to her child and to all of her family members. This is certainly out of the ordinary and a horrible crime to commit against anyone. There was a lot of hate, I would say. Who hated this lady enough to send her a bomb. Hopefully the police can sort that out and have them behind bars very soon. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on December 04, 2011, 04:48:51 PM
cape did I miss something , did you read any where that there was a husband?  If so I missed that.  She had her daughter when she was sixteen right after the car accident but i cant recall any mention of  a husband or even a boy friend could you provide that link if there is one?  Wonder if they have gone as far back in check as to checking on the car accident etc just my thoughts.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: capeheart on December 05, 2011, 10:00:44 AM
Eyes, sorry, that is my mistake. Because of the mention of of her child, I thought she may have been married or had someone that was ordered to support her. And she really would not have to be married in order for someone to have to pay support to her child. I think this is a very personal motive here and the police should not have to look far to get the murderer that did this. Who would want to send a bomb to a 23 year old woman, unreal. I mean we had Wayne's case, I forget his last name, but that is a high profile murder case and he was killed by a bomb. Nobody was ever charged in that case.  :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: debbiec on December 05, 2011, 10:27:01 AM

Cape, I think the name that you are looking for is Wayne Greavette. I've posted the link to his thread below. It is a very short thread.

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=3133.msg30846#msg30846
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: leonagleant on December 05, 2011, 01:21:59 PM
Yes the hatred must have been intense and assuming that the victim had good relations with all her family members and no one stood to benefit financially from her demise, I can only imagine that a woman whose husband had or was having an affair with the bomb victim would want to do such a thing. A truly sick individual whoever did it.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on December 05, 2011, 01:46:52 PM
Yes the hatred must have been intense and assuming that the victim had good relations with all her family members and no one stood to benefit financially from her demise, I can only imagine that a woman whose husband had or was having an affair with the bomb victim would want to do such a thing. A truly sick individual whoever did it.

I'm not going there with speculation and the thought never occurred to me , but if it would be as you imagine, yes that is a pretty sick person and if that would be the case, those persons need to be investigated. If that would be the circumstance, the person would not be safe either living with someone who could do such a sick deed. I hope that people close, turn over every bit of info they can to the police. The beautiful little daughter is now an orphan even though she has loving grandparents, uncles and aunts. That means there never was a known father in the picture, as we know it. The police actually seem to have a few avenues to rule out or in, and they have work cut out for them for sure. My heart is with little Destiny and Vicky's family.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 05, 2011, 02:10:25 PM
The police believe that she was targetted.  Has anyone ever considered that it may have been intended for the caregiver?

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on December 05, 2011, 02:14:57 PM
The police believe that she was targetted.  Has anyone ever considered that it may have been intended for the caregiver?

JB

I had thought of that as well. I'm sure police will be digging into info and backgrounds on everyone concerned. Perhaps police have already ruled that out though, since they did announce that Vicky was targetted.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on December 05, 2011, 06:00:18 PM
An even worse thought , if it turned out to be radom.  Then in that case no one is safe even in their own home.  Hope this is solved soon.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on December 05, 2011, 07:25:28 PM
The police seem certain Vicky was targetted. Perhaps the caregiver opened the door and received the parcel and saw Vicky's name on it and gave it to her?
That was not clear to me. The parcel was "delivered" and not by regular mail. Did the caregiver get a description of the person delivering it, or was it just left there? It was a fairly new building and not much else around there, so I wonder if there were at least neighbors that saw anyone lurking around.
It could be even someone who is disgruntled with the healthcare system. There are angry people over the fact that individuals get motorized wheelchairs and other government help to maintain their lifestyle and that idea is just so wrong. It would cost much more to have these people in care homes 24/7. Yet some will begrudge these items that keep disabled persons in their own home and living as independent as possible.
I sure hope the police have come up with some leads since they were last interviewed.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on December 05, 2011, 07:46:19 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067097/Disabled-mother-23-killed-exploding-package-hand-delivered-home.html

There is a video at this link and pictures that show the area where the explosion occurred. In the video there is claim that the caregiver had minor injuries and that whomever delivered the parcel was not seen.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 05, 2011, 08:00:55 PM
From what I have read, or heard on tv the parcel was left between the doors. It exploded in her unit when she opened it and the caregiver was slightly injured.

Good point SAP, on someone disgruntled with the assistance that she had received. Perhaps someone was denied it for a family member due to the family income being too high. Very good point indeed!
It would have to be someone who had experience in working with explosives, although I think that a person could obtain the instructions off of the internet if so inclined.
She may not have even known this person, but perhaps they saw her at church. She was a volunteer there, so her name would be known.  These were brand new units, and she had recently moved in there  In a small town, people would know who would be moving into new units.
I like that theory of yours.
JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: leonagleant on December 05, 2011, 08:18:51 PM
If she was in fact a quadraplegic, as has been reported, then she did not have full use of her arms. Somewhere I read she has use of one hand/arm. How can anyone be sure she would have opened the package herself without assistance? Was it marked "personal and confidential" perhaps?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on December 05, 2011, 08:41:26 PM
The parcel was delivered after the little girl went to school.....I think that was intentional, as to not have the little girl involved in the explosion, (thankfully).   Now who would want the little girl to survive, but not the mom?
I would guess the Cops should be able to weed out the perp fairly quickly. 
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 05, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
Here is a more  in depth article - In this aricle however, it says that the caregiver did not receive any injuries.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1094451
Paraplegic single mother targeted in killing: RCMP

Published On Tue Nov 29 2011Email
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Twenty-three-year-old Vicky Shachtay, pictured with daughter Destiny, died last Friday after an explosive device was hand-delivered to her Innisfail, Alberta, townhome.

Kenyon WallaceToronto Star

Police have confirmed that the death of a 23-year-old paraplegic single mother who received a parcel bomb late last week was a targeted killing.

Victoria Shachtay died Friday morning inside her Innisfail, Alta., townhome after opening a package delivered to her front door that contained an explosive. The blast blew out a window and sent debris flying onto the street in front of her ground-floor unit.

RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said an autopsy conducted late Monday indicated to investigators that Shachtay had been targeted.

“There is a detail that we’re holding onto for now that tells us she was targeted. What we don’t know is why she was targeted,” he said Tuesday. “Until we know exactly why she was a target, we are still advising residents to be vigilant about any other unexpected hand-delivered packages. If you see anything suspicious, let us know.

“But we’re not saying there is serial bomber out there by any means.”

Shachtay’s 7-year-old daughter, Destiny, was not at home at the time. Another woman, Shachtay’s 30-year-old caregiver, was inside the residence when the package exploded, but escaped without injury.

Friends describe Shachtay, who was confined to a wheelchair six years ago after a serious car accident, as popular and friendly, devoted to her daughter and a steady presence at Innisfail Alliance Church.

“She was a wonderful mom, a wonderful lady and just a great gal,” said Dave Wiebe, a pastor at the church and a spokesperson for the Shachtay family. He said the family had no comment about the fact that Shachtay had been targeted

“They continue to be devastated by Vicky’s death.”

Friend Rachelle Dubois-Donahue, who coordinates the children’s program at Innisfail Alliance Church, said Shachtay was always eager to lend a helping hand.

“She was my right-hand woman,” Dubois-Donahue told the Toronto Star Monday. “She would always be asking, ‘What can I do?’ We’d spend hours doing craft prep. It takes a while when you’re doing prep for 75 kids.”

Dubois-Donahue said she could not fathom why anyone would want to harm Shachtay. “It’s shocking to all of us.”

Webb said investigators anticipate that bomb experts combing through Shachtay’s townhome complex will complete their work late Tuesday. He said police hope to allow residents who were evacuated following Friday’s blast back into the complex.

No arrests have been made in the case, but Webb said police were delving deeply into Shachtay’s past.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: solvy on December 09, 2011, 03:54:00 PM
Updated: Fri Dec. 09 2011 09:55:57

The Canadian Press

INNISFAIL, Alta. — Alberta Mounties investigating the homicide of a disabled woman killed by an exploding package are hoping her neighbours have security cameras.

RCMP say they are looking for video footage of streets in Innisfail near the townhouse of Victoria Shachtay.

The 23-year-old mother, who was paralyzed years ago in a car crash, died Nov. 25 when a package left on her doorstep blew up.

RCMP have described the case as a "targeted murder" and are looking for video footage identifying the person who delivered the package the night before or the morning of the killing.

A second woman, Shachtay's aide, was also in the home at the time of the explosion but was not injured.

Shachtay's six-year-old daughter was in school at the time.


   
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 09, 2011, 04:58:37 PM
I believe this is her facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/people/Vicky-Shachtay/764826102#!/media/set/?set=a.51676471102.74887.764826102&type=3

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on December 28, 2011, 02:18:26 PM

New clues in explosion that killed Alberta woman
By Jeremy Nolais | Metro – Mon, 28 Nov, 2011.. .

 Family members of a woman killed in an Innisfail explosion may have been notified of a suspicious package seen as the likely source of the blast Friday, according to an online conversation between two family members.

A woman, who later confirmed herself to be a cousin of 23-year-old victim Vicky Shachtay, but declined further comment, questioned on Facebook some of the final decisions made by the Alberta mother after she received a package at her apartment.

“I’m just so angry that this person did this,” the cousin wrote. “Why didn’t she listen to uncle Rick when he told her not to open the package and call the cops?”

The conversation gives the first clues of what led up to the mysterious incident that has devastated the south-central Alberta town of 8,000.
About 20 RCMP investigators continued to comb the scene of the explosion yesterday, said spokesperson Patrick Webb. But he could not confirm whether Shachtay alerted other family members about the package.
“That’s a detail that our investigators may have found out.... Certainly if somebody has knowledge of that and hasn’t come to investigators, then they certainly should,” Webb said.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Concerned on January 01, 2012, 11:13:22 AM
Does anyone know if there has been any developments in this case?  The last I heard was:

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Video sought in parcel bomb that killed disabled woman
The Canadian Press
Date: Friday Dec. 9, 2011 11:55 AM ET
INNISFAIL, Alta. — Alberta Mounties investigating the homicide of a disabled woman killed by an exploding package are hoping her neighbours have security cameras.

RCMP say they are looking for video footage of streets in Innisfail near the townhouse of Victoria Shachtay.

The 23-year-old mother, who was paralyzed years ago in a car crash, died Nov. 25 when a package left on her doorstep blew up.

RCMP have described the case as a "targeted murder" and are looking for video footage identifying the person who delivered the package the night before or the morning of the killing.

A second woman, Shachtay's aide, was also in the home at the time of the explosion but was not injured.

Shachtay's six-year-old daughter was in school at the time.


http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20111209/alberta-rcmp-explosion-security-footage-111209/


She was paralyzed years prior from a car accident. I wonder if that has all been exalted? Any bad will? Any ongoing court litigation that was suspect? Victim payouts?  Here is the latest on that:

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The boy’s aunt, identified as 23-year-old Chelsea Yellowbird, was shot to death nearly two months later. She was gunned down on Sept. 5 next door to where her nephew was killed.

Victoria Shachtay, 23, died on Nov. 25 after a package delivered to her Innisfail home exploded. An autopsy on Nov. 28 confirmed the death of the young mother was a homicide. RCMP previously said its investigation will look at all aspects of Shachtay’s life, including circumstances relating to her daughter’s birth and the vehicle collision that put her in a wheelchair. A caregiver was with Shachtay at the time of the explosion but escaped serious injury.

Earlier this month, RCMP asked Innisfail residents for any surveillance footage of streets in town as part of its investigation. Tamiguchi said they received minimal input.

Anyone with information about these crimes can contact RCMP directly. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go online to www.tipsubmit.com.
http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/Police_ask_help_solving_unsolved_crimes_of_2011_136107278.html

Her brother didn't believe that she had any enemies:

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Brother says victim of parcel bomb had no enemies
CTVNews.ca Staff
Date: Fri. Dec. 2 2011 9:26 PM ET
The brother of disabled 23-year-old single mother, who police say was killed in a targeted bomb attack, says he has no idea who would want to harm her.

"She's done nothing, nothing that would merit something like this," Trevour Shachtay told CTV News. "She didn't have any enemies. She didn't get any threats or anything like that."

Victoria Shachtay was killed last week after a mail bomb exploded at her townhouse complex in Innisfail, about 100 kilometres north of Calgary.

The crime has shaken the community and no one has been arrested. Shachtay says he's having a difficult time trying to make sense of his sister's death.

"I need to know, I need to know what happened," he said.

Police said the exploding package was delivered by hand, not through the mail. Investigators say they do not have a suspect yet, but have a number of leads and some information that only the killer would know.

Shachtay describes his sister as a devoted mother to her seven-year-old daughter and an active member of her church.

Victoria Shachtay had been confined to a wheelchair since she was 16, after her spine was injured in a car accident.

Trevour Shactay had a message for his sister's killer.

"I don't know if you're hiding or if you're thinking this is some kind of sick joke but this is killing everybody,
" he said.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20111202/brother-says-bomb-victim-had-no-enemies-111202/

Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Concerned on January 01, 2012, 11:32:38 AM
Interesting. I would like to know more about the circumstances around the car accident that paralyzed her years earlier.  At her memorial it was mentioned in a news article about her memorial, that she was 15 and pregnant when she was in a car accident. She survived and she was raising a child who is now 7.  It would be interesting to know more about what caused the car accident. And, to know a bit about the baby daddy. I'm just curious at this point.

Was the baby daddy involved in the daughter's life? What was his circumstance when she became pregnant? Did he want her to continue the pregnancy? Does he regret having any responsibility? Does he carry any grudges? Did it infringe on his life prior to the pregnancy, say a different relationship he was having or continued to have? Was the mother seeking any support? Was he allowed to see his daughter? Was he seeking custody?

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Bombing victim a "brave mom"

BY NADIA MOHARIB    ,CALGARY SUN
FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2011 08:03 PM MST | UPDATED: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2011 08:24 PM MST

NNISFAIL — At 15, Victoria Paige Shachtay was pregnant and left badly injured in a car crash.

Angry, frightened and a new mother facing a future confined to a wheelchair, the young woman ultimately chose to embrace the second chance at life, dedicating it to God and her daughter.

“She was angry and bitter at the start,” friend Marnie Rilling told mourners at a celebration of Shachtay’s life Saturday in the town about 100 km north of Calgary.

“Her little miracle (daughter, Destiny) gave her a reason to fight, to live, to recover and become a new person.”

Hundreds of people packed Innisfail Alliance Church recalling how the woman she was — and her ability to see obstacles as opportunities and refusing to let her devastating injuries define her — inspired so many.

Shachtay, 23, was targeted by someone who left a package on her doorstep which exploded after it was brought inside her apartment and killed her Nov. 25. A caregiver in the home at the time escaped injury.

Police have not laid any charges.

As they grapple with her senseless slaying, friends and family of the single mom, who leaves behind her seven-year-old daughter, say they look to Shachtay’s grace and courage when facing life’s challenges.

Shortly after that 2004 auto crash, Shachtay gave birth, eventually got her driver’s licence and was baptized.

She “zoomed” around town in her wheelchair, volunteered at church and put God, her daughter and family first, said Rilling.

While some describe her as “disabled, single mom confined to a wheelchair,” Pastor Andrew Rilling said Shachtay’s life was hardly hampered by her physical limitations or sullied by self-pity.

“She really didn’t let the chair stop her much,” he said.

“Vicky pressed on and did what she could.

“She went as far as to say she was grateful for the accident and how it had changed the direction of her life, saved her life and turned it around.

“I don’t ever recall her complaining about her lot in life and lamenting about things she couldn’t do.”

Shachtay’s daughter is in the care of her extended family.

A trust fund has been set up for the little girl — donations accepted at any Royal Bank, transit No. 06829. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

nadia.moharib@sunmedia.ca

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/12/03/bombing-victim-a-brave-mom
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on January 01, 2012, 05:32:52 PM
One interesting thing that Vicky apparantly said; quoting Paster Andrew Rilling, "She went as far to say she was grateful for the accident and how it had changed the direction of her life, saved her life and turned it around". 
 What would she have been up to for the Paster to say she said that?  I really wonder what was going on in her life before the accident.  Why she needed to "turn her life around".

This is a very sad story of Vicky's life, and her daughter's. 
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 01, 2012, 05:43:01 PM
Jobo well I am think she meant because she was running a bit wild it seems pregnant at fifteen and running with a bad crowd.  well that would likely be what she ment by turn her life around.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: CCF on May 27, 2012, 04:40:05 PM
Charges have been laid in this murder.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Innisfail+charged+mail+bomb+that+killed+young+mother/6686966/story.html
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 27, 2012, 06:01:49 PM
CCF thank so much for the update.  Glade they have charged some one with this young girls death.  I can help but wonder how a 55 year old man would connect enought to want to kill a young girl like her.  Can help wonder what he thought was a motive , that is such a sick thing to do and leaving a young child motherless.  Scarey business for sure I would say.  Thanks again for the up date CCF and would appreciate any more should you come accross any.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: CCF on May 27, 2012, 06:54:06 PM
CCF thank so much for the update.  Glade they have charged some one with this young girls death.  I can help but wonder how a 55 year old man would connect enought to want to kill a young girl like her.  Can help wonder what he thought was a motive , that is such a sick thing to do and leaving a young child motherless.  Scarey business for sure I would say.  Thanks again for the up date CCF and would appreciate any more should you come accross any.

No problem, I just saw the article on the Herald's website and recalled seeing a thread here about it, so I popped by the site to see if anyone had posted the good news as of yet, in which no one had.  I'm sure there will be ensuing reports in the coming days, so it'll be interesting to find out how they narrowed in on him and were able to make the arrest.  Someone probably provided a tip to the police that the suspect was proficient in making explosives and he had a previous connection with the victim.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 27, 2012, 07:20:38 PM
My god this was her financial adviser.

http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/murder-charge-laid-in-blast-that-killed-alberta-mom
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Concerned on May 28, 2012, 06:54:51 AM
What I don't get is what did he have to gain by murdering her? If he had invested her money poorly, was it just to silence? Surely the family would then look into the funds and know they were gone. Something about this doesn't make sense. We were relieved when we found the young daughter was at school when the package arrived, but was that intended as part of the plan? By doing this, how did he believe he would gain?

I see the custody of the daughter has changed from the step-father to the victim's older sister, at least according to the story progression.


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According to Malley's neighbours, the accused was best friends with Shachtay's stepfather. Neighbours said Malley and his wife were quiet and rarely seen, and described the charges as "absolutely shocking."

RCMP said Sunday that investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Innisfail on Friday and into the weekend.

Explosives were involved but police say they did not pose any risk to the public.

Malley is scheduled to appear in a Red Deer courtroom on Monday. RCMP said on Sunday they are withholding details until Monday morning.

The victim's sister told CBC News she felt relief after learning Malley had been arrested and charged.

"But the anger and the hurt and everything, it's not going away. It's still the exact same as it was before. We've all suffered and it's not going to stop," Sarah Shachtay said, adding that the victim's daughter is now in her custody.

http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/accused-in-blast-that-killed-alberta-mom-handled-her-funds


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Shachtay’s older sister Sarah, 25, suspects the incident had something to do with the money her sister had invested with Malley — funds she received in a settlement from the 2004 car accident that left her confined to a wheelchair.

“It’s nice to have someone pay for something that was taken from our family,” said Sarah, adding she was “extremely angry” but not surprised to learn it was Malley who had been charged.

Malley attended Vicky’s funeral in December, according to her brother Derek.

“More rage than anything,” Derek said. “Everyone knows that it’s the person you know the most and least expect. Certainly I had no idea (Malley would be the suspect).”

Sarah said Malley was funny and easygoing, and that other members of her family also invested with him through a financial services operation he ran with his wife

...“Rick (Shachtay’s stepfather) said it was like a huge dark cloud has been lifted off his shoulders.”

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Innisfail+charged+mail+bomb+that+killed+young+mother/6686966/story.html


In December 3, 2011, a story had this as the last line of the story.
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...A trust fund has been set up for the little girl — donations accepted at any Royal Bank, transit No. 06829. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/12/03/bombing-victim-a-brave-mom


In December 4, 2011, this was shared:

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“We’re looking at every possibility. We’re looking at everybody that has a connection to her,” said RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb “We’re looking at all of her activities in the hours before she died, right back to the years before she died.”

No suspects or arrests have been announced and police are encouraging anyone who believes they have information related to the explosion to come forward.

In the meantime, Destiny will remain in the care of Shachtay’s stepfather, who lives in Innisfail, 105 kilometres north of Calgary.


“She spent the first four years of her life living in (her) grandma and grandpa’s house while Vicky was getting used to her wheelchair,” said Rilling. “Destiny is where she is known and loved.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/alberta/Family+friends+mourn+disabled+Innisfail+woman+killed+apartment/5808504/story.html
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: CCF on May 28, 2012, 12:52:21 PM
The man charged was also a former police officer, albeit for a short time 20-30 years ago (the article doesn't specify, it just says "decades") for an unspecified municipal police force.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/05/28/accused-alberta-bombing-killer-former-cop
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: leonagleant on May 30, 2012, 05:07:31 PM
 Follow the money. The financial manager must have embezzled the victim. It's not that hard to do and he probably got her to sign a bunch of forms or cheques that allowed the money to flow in his direction. Perhaps he even opened a second bank account in her name to facilitate. She was young when she got the money and perhaps she wasn't good at keeping up on all the details and trusted the accused. Possibly she was about to find out that there was no money left and so he killed her. After all, there is now a trust fund being set up for her young daughter, which would suggest to me that the money has disappeared.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on May 30, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
I am thinking along the same lines as you, leonagleant.  Maybe the victim was questioning some of Malley's actions.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 05, 2012, 09:44:42 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/28/edmonton-malley-innisfail-bombing-bail.html
Alberta bombing suspect Brian Malley granted bail Innisfail man charged with 1st-degree murder in disabled woman's death.

A financial adviser charged in the murder of a disabled Alberta woman was granted bail in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday.
Victoria Shachtay was killed in an explosion after a package was delivered to her home in November. (Facebook)
Brian Malley was released on $10,000 and ordered to live with his wife and mother-in-law in Edmonton.
 

 Details from the hearing are the subject of a publication ban and cannot be reported.
 

 RCMP arrested Malley, 55, last month in connection with the death of Victoria Shachtay of Innisfail, about 100 kilometres north of Calgary.
 
Malley, also of Innisfail, is charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death, and sending an explosive device to a person.

Brian Malley, a financial adviser, is charged with first-degree murder. (Amanda McRoberts)
Shachtay, 23, was killed in November 2011 after a package delivered to her home exploded. Her seven-year-old daughter was at school at the time and was not harmed, though Shachtay's female caregiver suffered minor injuries in the explosion.
 
Shachtay's father, Victor Shachtay, attended the bail hearing. He said he misses his daughter and keeps a close eye on his now eight-year-old granddaughter.
 
"The last time I saw her, she was doing as well as can be expected," he said outside court. "She still hasn't got the concept of her mother dying or how her mother died. Nobody wants to give her the how, but the fact that she's gone, she hasn't got the concept of death."
 
Earlier this week, CBC News learned Malley led a troubling personal life.
 
He and his first wife, whom he married when she was 16, divorced after she accused him of threatening violence and death against her and the couple's daughter.
 
Malley denied the allegations.
 
Court documents show Malley was dismissed after a brief stint with the Edmonton Police Service for conduct unbecoming of an officer. He had been found not guilty of possession of stolen property.
 
Malley's second marriage ended when he became involved with a co-worker, who eventually married him.
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(While on bail he has to live with his mother-in- law along with his wife?) jb  ;D
Am I reading something into this?  ::)



Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on July 06, 2012, 09:22:26 AM
Well I hope the mother-in-law is one tough lady! This sounds like it's ex-wife number 2 and her mother, not? He and wife number 3 lived at Innisfail.

This article claims that there was no further income for Vicky and she was broke, when she should have been getting 5,000. per month (interest off the money invested) for the rest of her life. She had to apply for AISH. He embezzled it all.

That certainly is a small bail amount for such a crime of robbery and intent to kill and try to cover his tracks. Anyone who invested through him really needs to go over their financial records with a fine toothed comb.

 http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/05/27/platt--money-tied-bomb-victim-and-accused
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 06, 2012, 07:52:20 PM
Thank you SAP for posting this article. I am flabbergasted that this man got bail. First degree, and probably extortion as well.  Guess our prisons are too overcrowded?  Not a flight risk?  Is not a threat to the public?
Is this our Canadian Standard??
Sick - very sick indeed.  He should never see the light of day until he is tried.  First degree does not deserve bail!!
I wonder who posted the $10,000 bail?  We will never know, because all has been "locked up to the public".
I am sick and tired of the courts blacking out reporting.  We have a right as a society to know, just as the person charged has a right to a fair trial.
JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on July 06, 2012, 08:29:33 PM
The man has a string of offences and he clearly planned the death of Vicky, imo. House arrest for a career criminal is unfathomable. Unless he is fitted with a tracking device, however, who can assure the general public they are safe with this man out on bail? He will be stressed facing the fact he will be incarcerated for a long time and people under duress are liable to fly off the handle at any minimal provocation. I can't see a way out for him no matter how good his lawyer. There's no excuse around sending a mail bomb to just scare a person. He chose a time carefully so as not to have the daughter in the house and a bomb that did that much damage was not a scare tactic.
I do not understand out justice system!
I guess it may be better that the trial is locked to the public so jurors aren't tainted with public opinion. I don't want to see any loopholes for this man to get off with a lesser sentence which possibly could happen since it has become high profile. It is clear that police did great work on this case and that alone will likely be enough to put him away for a long time. As he should be, for embezzling a large amount of money and then giving a death sentence to the victim.   
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 06, 2012, 09:06:33 PM
Well said, and -- I am still shocked that this man got bailed outl  He is a slinky person, and a coward, and at the first opportunity - he wil bolt!! That is my take on it.
He will steal the mother in laws, or wife's car, and take off.  Ankle bracelet (if he has one) or not - he will get it off, and bolt!! He knows that his goose is cooked.  No jury looks kindly upon  the fact that a disabled woman with a child to support,  to be not only financially abused, but also blown up to death - leaving her daughter penniless!!
It will be interesting to see who the Defence Lawyer is to step forward to defend him, and what the actual  Defence for this man  will be!!
This should be well worth watching in the court house. The song and dance by Defence.  There will be a media black out, no doubt!! It would be court house only. (As usual - as of late!!)


JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Nish on July 07, 2012, 03:12:03 AM
Fluffer the Dismemberment boy has what's been reported as a ''team'' of high profile defence lawyers, unless something has changed. And this dude is sue whatever he can afford as well, or whatever he can suckhole. That said, I hope he goes to jail, real jail, for a long, long time. But he'll likely say he was addicted to meth and strippers and gambled away his life savings and felt distraught. Then we'd have to coddle him, of course. But anyway.

I, for one, am fine with court blackouts. It removes all ambiguity until proceedings are finished. No one has yet given me a solid reason not to have them in the cases where they exist.

Nish
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on July 07, 2012, 08:01:08 AM
This crime is one of the lowest of the low I have heard of in a long time.  I hope they throw the book at this guy, but the whole joke is that he was given bail, and he will probably run....I agree Jellybean.  And bail was mighty low, if you ask me.

 Money is his game, he probably has it set up already so he can run.  Does he have an ankle bracelet?  Is he under house arrest?  I know you already mentioned it Jellybean, but I would love to know those facts.
 How do they not think he is a flight risk whereas it has already been shown that he is a planner.  Why do they not think he would plan what to do once given bail?  This should be interesting, how this goes.

I feel so sorry for the family of Vicky...this is such a horrible crime, so unfair to her little one.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 07, 2012, 01:10:12 PM
The only thing we know is that he is out on $10,000 bail and must stay with his mother-in-law and wife here in Edmonton.  Jobo, I am now wondering if he would be given an ankle bracelet. It was an assumption on my part, as I truly think he will not stick around.  He has not been tried nor convicted.
So to any savy posters out there, this is the question;
Can a person out on bail, be made to wear an ankle bracelet? That would constitute a "house arrest" would it not?

I wonder, by law, how that works.  Does any poster know?

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Concerned on July 07, 2012, 05:04:05 PM
Where is the special protection for those with special needs?  I'm actually amazed that they haven't taken into consideration that he allegedly [it 1) a woman, her child and caretaker were put in grave risk resulting in one dying. 2) A person with special needs was targeted for murder and murdered, 3) the way the package was delivered gave the impression it was through the country's delivery system, and 4) he took funds from a person with special needs for personal financial gain resulting in murder.

And... he walks on bail. I guess we get to see him at the grocery store, too?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 07, 2012, 05:21:32 PM
Concerned, re: See him at the grocery store?  Very possibly!!
There is something broken in our justice system here, in our own country, that we proudly call Canada!
This is Criminal Court, and Federal rules were applied, not Provincial.

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 08, 2012, 05:31:14 PM
I am not the type to hang around the courthouse, with lunch in hand, and sit and suck my teeth in and ooh and ah as to how terrible the "trial is".  But if - this case is held in Edmonton, I will attend. For my own personal reasons, being that she was  a disabled young mother raising her dauthter, she was financially abused, and then,  she was murdered.
All by the same man.

I think that if he is tried in Edmonton, the courhouse will filled to the brim!!

It may be held in Red Deer, the closest proximity to Innisfail, but if he received bail in Edmonton, I am thinking that he would be tried in Edmonton, as it is a larger population - better for the jury pool, should he decide that he wants trial by jury.  Or he may wish to have the trial here, as he may feel that the Judges in Edmonton will go by the letter of the law, and may be more lenient.
If that is the case, I  will be there.  First time for me, ever ----
JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on July 09, 2012, 10:52:05 AM
Will the trial even be open to the general public? I'm just wondering if this is all closed b/c of loose lips media and their sensational stories that could impact jury and thus giving his lawyers a loophole. We don't want that.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Occam on July 12, 2012, 01:47:13 AM
Considering the revolting behaviour of some LE members that has NOT resulted in their termination, i would be really like to know what Mr. Malley did to get himself fired. Does anyone have any info on the subject?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on July 12, 2012, 03:41:39 AM
Occam:  Reply #49 says that Malley was "found not guilty of possession of stolen property".
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 12, 2012, 12:00:11 PM
While he was found Not Guilty, still the police force let him go (fired).
And they did the right thing. And in my opinion, kudo's to that police force.


JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jobo on July 12, 2012, 12:04:27 PM
The way I see things is that these days NOT Guilty may just mean that you had a damn good Lawyer....;)
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on July 12, 2012, 12:13:52 PM
Yes, defence lawyers are becoming better. It (the charges alone still got him fired)  :)
JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on September 20, 2012, 04:02:36 PM
http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/Innisfail_investors_fear_for_their_portfolios_after_murder_charges_laid_in_bombing_case_156568535.html


Innisfail investors fear for their portfolios after murder charges laid in bombing case

By Crystal Rhyno - Red Deer Advocate
 Published: June 01, 2012 8:57 PM

At least a few Innisfail investors are concerned about their portfolios since their trusted financial advisor was charged with first-degree murder last week.

Tara Redmond, a mother of five, lived next to Brian Malley — the suspect in the bombing death of Vicky Shachtay — for several years before Redmond and her family moved to a new home in the community.

Malley, 55, an independent contractor with the financial group Assante Wealth Management since 1998, is under investigation by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the country’s securities regulator.

As of May 28, Malley’s client accounts were transferred to the Assante head office in Toronto. Assante’s compliance department is also conducting a comprehensive review of Malley’s client accounts. Malley’s registration with the IIROC was terminated this week.

Redmond and her husband had invested roughly $30,000 through a pension fund and education fund with Malley several years ago. They moved their portfolio to another broker because he was a close friend but Redmond said they still have about $4,000 left in her portfolio with Malley.

“I know I am not the only one in (Innisfail) who have money invested with the gentleman,” said Redmond. “I’m sure there’s 100 of them. There’s lots of people who have money with him. We don’t know what’s going on.”

Redmond’s husband has phoned the head office but has not received a response.

An Assante spokesperson said Malley’s cilents should contact Assante at 1-800-268-3200 and ask for national accounts, if they have questions.

Malley faces several charges in relation to the November 2011 Innisfail bombing that took the life of Shachtay, a disabled single mother in a wheelchair since 2004. Malley was a trusted family friend and financial advisor of Shachtay. RCMP will not comment whether there is a financial motive behind the bombing.

Malley will appear in Red Deer provincial court on July 9 to face charges of causing an explosive substance likely to cause serious bodily harm, death or serious damage to property, sending or delivering to a person an explosive device and one count of first-degree murder.

crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

 
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Post by: SAP on September 20, 2012, 05:15:06 PM
Malley made quite a "haul" from the late V. Shachtay's portfolio so I wonder if he touched any other portfolio's for his own use. This man was a trusted friend to all of the investors. :o Or did he just pick VS b/c he thought he could get away with it? He would have known she would eventually sooner or later find out she has no money left, not? Then what was he going to do? The way I see it, this must have been in the planning for awhile and not just when Vicky realized she had no money left. It's too bad he got so greedy as he probably had a good income anyway and now he has lost all that and probably facing 1st degree murder.
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Post by: jellybean on March 11, 2013, 09:36:26 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/10/03/edmonton-lawsuit-brian-malley.html



$80M lawsuit filed against financial advisor accused of murder

CBC News

Posted: Oct 4, 2012 7:12 AM MT

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 7:08 AM MT

A financial advisor accused of killing one of his clients is now facing an $80 million class-action lawsuit.
 
Brian Malley, 55, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Victoria Shachtay, a disabled mother who died in November 2011 when an explosive package was delivered to her home in Innisfail, Alta.

Malley, who worked for Assante Wealth Management, is accused of sending that package.
Brian Malley now faces an $80 million dollar lawsuit from his former clients. He is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Victoria Schactay of Innisfail, Alta. (peggyyanew/Flickr)
Malley now faces allegations he lost an estimated $50 million for dozens of clients. The claims are contained in a lawsuit filed this week in Red Deer Court of Queen's Bench.
 
"This was their retirement savings," said Rob Armstrong, one of lawyers behind the lawsuit. "The allegations are that Mr. Malley was placing them in very speculative and high risk investments and losing money."
 
The statement of claim suggests Malley's conduct was "high-handed, malicious and highly reprehensible."
 
The document further alleges that Malley "acted in his own best interests which were in conflict with the interests of his client class members."
 
The lawsuit claims that Malley invested in equities that were riskier than what his clients may have wanted and made frequent trades within a short time-frame to earn more commissions.

It is also alleged that Malley encouraged his clients to expand their size of investment accounts by borrowing more money. This was done in order to increase his commissions, the document claims.
 
Armstrong believes the case could involve as many as 100 plaintiffs.
 
"These are sort of regular, hard-working people. So we're not talking huge numbers for most of the individuals," he said. "But it is substantial. In some cases, it's people's life savings, or in other cases, it's a portion of it."
 
Malley's wife Christine Malley, Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. and Assante Capital Management Ltd. are also named in the statement of claim.
 
In addition to the $50 million in losses, the lawsuit also seeks $20 million in general damages and $10 million in punitive damages.

The allegations in the court documents have not been proven in court. Class-action lawsuits must be certified by a judge before they can proceed.


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Post by: leonagleant on March 11, 2013, 10:09:44 PM
When defrauding people isn't bad enough, he decided to also letter-bomb one of his clients he had stolen from who was a disabled single mother? Not your average white collar criminal.
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Post by: SAP on March 12, 2013, 08:37:29 AM
Victoria had begun asking questions and wanting answers. I wonder if the other people he bilked had noticed yet at that point ... he had taken much more from Victoria than he had from all the other investors, so perhaps they had not noticed yet if the money they invested was to sit with his company until they retired? He was culling his victims. And he was their friend they trusted.  :o No conscience at all. Did he just become that way out of desperation OR what else has he done and no one caught on?
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Post by: leonagleant on March 12, 2013, 08:42:27 PM
It really makes you wish we had the 50 year sentences they hand out in the US of A as he would be a good candidate for a never-ending sentence! A serial fraudster social parasite turned murderer.
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Post by: SAP on March 13, 2013, 01:48:09 AM
I wonder if he would have pipe bombed any of the others had they realized what he was up to and their savings dwindled/lost. I hope LE have all their ducks in a row on this case. The family of Vicky deserve real justice. 50 plus sounds good but since the victim was incapacitated physically makes this even more heinous and we really need the DP back.
The time he spent under house arrest, I hope he didn't have the freedom to put his savings under a name that can't be touched.
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Post by: leonagleant on March 13, 2013, 09:31:41 PM
House arrest? That's treating him as a fraudster rather than a murderer! Far too good for him.
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Post by: SAP on March 14, 2013, 12:50:34 AM
Well he got out on bail and was ordered to live with his wife and her mother in Edmonton. Slap on the wrist. He could have dispersed funds he had gathered from all his victims. Iirc, the class action lawsuit includes his wife and him ... good move on the victim's parts.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/28/edmonton-malley-innisfail-bombing-bail.html
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Post by: jellybean on December 04, 2013, 07:44:27 PM
http://www.innisfailprovince.ca/article/20131008/INN0801/310089981/0/inn

Trial ordered for bombing suspect Brian Malley

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 06:00 am | BY JOHNNIE BACHUSKY

 
The man charged in the 2011 bombing murder of Vicky Shachtay has been ordered to stand trial.

Following a three-week preliminary inquiry, Brian Malley, who is charged with the first-degree bombing murder of Shachtay on Nov. 25, 2011, will go to trial in Court of Queen’s Bench, a Red Deer provincial court judge ruled last week. The court, which ordered a publication ban on all evidence at the inquiry, ruled there was enough evidence presented by the Crown to proceed to trial.

Shachtay was a 23-year-old single mother who died after opening a package delivered to her Innisfail apartment. The package was triggered to explode.

Malley, who is free on $10,000 bail while awaiting trial, will be arraigned in Court of Queen’s Bench on Nov. 4.
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Post by: eyeswideopen on December 04, 2013, 11:21:29 PM
only 10,000 bail for a life, this guy is going to jump bail and not appear I can see him taking off. wonder why he is not being held in jail as he is on a murder charge hardly seems right to me .
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Post by: SAP on December 05, 2013, 12:28:03 PM
ITA EWO. This was an especially heinous crime killing an already disabled person. Our justice system is a slap on the wrist.
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Post by: jobo on December 05, 2013, 03:11:08 PM
It surely is a henious crime.  To think this man is accused of murdering an already disabled woman is the lowest of low.  Hopefully he does get life in jail.
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Post by: Have faith on December 05, 2013, 08:03:26 PM
How in the world does a judge set bail at a mere $10,000 for a psycho who is facing an $80million class-action suit, and a first-degree murder charge?  I'm with you Eyes--I think he'll disappear. 

SAP--what does EWO stand for?   ???
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Post by: eyeswideopen on December 06, 2013, 12:24:18 AM
Faith she is taking to me EWO is short for eyeswide open. lolol
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Have faith on December 06, 2013, 12:24:45 PM
Thanks EWO.  For the life of me, I couldn't figure that one out.  lol
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Post by: SAP on December 06, 2013, 01:15:17 PM
Sorry Have Faith. I thought I was the last one to catch on. D1 always used EWO in addressing Eye's posts and I didn't want to ask and embarress myself so when I finally caught on, I started to use the contraction too. :)
 
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Post by: Have faith on December 06, 2013, 10:14:24 PM
SAP --I've seen "EWO" used before and finally got around to asking what it stood for.  haha
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Post by: eyeswideopen on December 06, 2013, 11:39:25 PM
lololol well I must admit the first time I saw it I had to really look at it and go , what is this person saying lolol I thought it was like ewwwwwwww at first then I realized it was the initals of my user name loll so yous are not alone lololol
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Post by: jellybean on January 07, 2014, 02:17:32 AM
OMG, I don't believe this. Delay, delay, delay/ and the creep is out on bail until trial!!

http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/Malley_wants_trial_moved_away_from_Red_Deer_230575581.html

Malley wants trial moved away from Red Deer
 
 



By Staff Writer - Red Deer Advocate
 Published: November 04, 2013 3:48 PM
Updated: November 04, 2013 3:49 PM

An Innisfail financial planner charged in the bombing death of a young mother wants his court proceedings moved away from Red Deer.

Brian Andrew Malley, 56, is charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death and sending an explosive device.

Innisfail RCMP allege that Malley had a bomb delivered to the home of Vicky Shachtay, 23, who died in an explosion at her Innisfail home on Nov. 25, 2011. A care worker in the home was also injured. Shachtay’s seven-year-old daughter, Destiny, was not at home.

Shachtay was wheelchair-bound as the result of a vehicle collision in 2004.

Represented by Edmonton lawyer Bob Aloneissi, Malley was ordered to stand trial at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in September. However, Red Deer lawyer Brad Mulder, acting on Aloneissi’s behalf, said in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday that the trial dates cannot be confirmed because Malley wants to be tried elsewhere.

An application for the change in venue is to be heard in the Court of Queen’s Bench on May 12, 2014.

Depending on the outcome, Malley’s trial is tentatively scheduled to open in Red Deer with a voir dire, or trial within a trial, to be heard before the jury is assembled. The voir dire is set for Dec. 8 to 19, 2014.

The trial proper is scheduled for Jan. 26 to March 6, 2015.

Malley was released from custody on June 29, 2012, after posting $10,000 bail.
 
 



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Post by: jellybean on May 14, 2014, 09:27:02 AM
http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/First_degree_bombing_murder_trail_change_of_venue_request_refused_258946301.html


First-degree bombing murder trial change of venue request refused
 

 
   
Published: May 12, 2014 12:20 PM
Updated: May 12, 2014 12:21 PM

The bid to move a murder trial out of Red Deer has been refused.

A defence application for the move was made in relation to a Central Alberta financial planner accused of the bombing death of a young mother in Innisfail.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Earl Wilson made his ruling on Monday morning in Red Deer court after hearing from Edmonton lawyer Bob Aloneissi, who is representing Brian Andrew Malley, and Red Deer Crown prosecutor Jason Snider, who opposed the application.

Aloneissi argued that the problem of finding an impartial jury in the Red Deer area would be “insurmountable” given the case’s media exposure and the numerous people who have a direct or indirect connection to the case.

Moving the trial to a venue such as Edmonton would offer a much larger jury pool from an area less closely connected to the case.

Malley, 57, is charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death and sending an explosive device in connection with the death of Vicky Shachtay, 23, at her Innisfail home on Nov. 25, 2011.

Wilson ruled that while the case had attracted “significant media attention,” it was not on an “unremitting basis.”

The justice also dismissed defence concerns that Malley’s role as a longtime financial advisor threatened the ability to find an impartial jury. Malley was found in March to have violated a number of Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada (IIROC) rules in his dealings with clients — more than 50 of whom had lodged complaints.

An $80-million civil lawsuit is also underway.

Wilson said the problem could be resolved through the judge’s right to excuse jurors with a personal financial interest in a case.

Wilson said he saw no reason that a fair trial could not be held in Red Deer.

Malley’s six-week trial is set to begin on Jan. 26, 2015.
 
 
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Post by: jellybean on August 28, 2014, 04:10:04 PM
Looks like this couple are in more trouble.  Due to the fact that they mishandled funds from other investors, this is the end result.  Beats me where they are ever going to come up with the money.

He is still out on bail for the alleged bombing murder of the disabled young mother who invested her money with him.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/enforcement-notice-decision-matter-brian-200000716.html

Enforcement Notice - Decision - IN THE MATTER OF Brian Andrew Malley and Christine Marie Malley - Discipline decision - Penalty

July 17, 2014 4:00 PM


 EDMONTON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a disciplinary hearing held on March 3, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) imposed the following penalties on Brian Andrew Malley and Christine Marie Malley:

Brian Andrew Malley:

(a)  A permanent ban from registration with IIROC in any capacity;

(b)  A fine of $300,000; and
c)  Costs of $35,000.

Christine Marie Malley:

(a)  A permanent ban from registration with IIROC in any capacity;

(b)  A fine of $250,000; and

(c)  Costs of $15,000.

The Hearing Panel's decision dated June 25, 2014, is available at:

http://docs.iiroc.ca/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=5FC0B16874DC4E3B9A5993ADDD5801FF&Language=en.

At the disciplinary hearing, the Hearing Panel accepted the facts and allegations in the Notice of Hearing, as proven.

Documents related to ongoing IIROC enforcement proceedings – including Reasons and Decisions of Hearing Panels – are posted on the IIROC website as they become available. Click here to search and access all IIROC enforcement documents.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into the conduct of Brian and Christine Malley in May 2012. The violations occurred when he was a Registered Representative and she was a Branch Manager with the Red Deer branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd., an IIROC-regulated firm.  Brian and Christine Malley are no longer registrants with an IIROC-regulated firm.


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Post by: SAP on August 29, 2014, 09:10:07 AM
Did they buy properties with the stolen money or were they gamblers? Everything they owned will have to be auctioned off probably. There is a certain amount of allowance one gets in jail, not? That should all be confiscated too and when they are both able to work again, most of their earnings need to go towards the people they ripped off.
In the show Secret Millionaire where the man or woman must only survive on 71 dollars a week while looking for charitable organizations to give money to ... these wealthy people are able to live on the 71 dollars a week and the Malleys can make do the same until their debt is paid.
I wonder, do they show any remorse for killing a harmless mother? That they made the little girl an orphan? These people are evil!!
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Post by: jellybean on January 20, 2015, 04:51:17 PM
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/01/19/bomb-that-killed-paraplegic-innisfail-mom-vicky-shachtay-disguised-to-look-like-christmas-presents-red-deer-court-told

First posted:  Monday, January 19, 2015 01:28 PM MST  | Updated:  Tuesday, January 20, 2015 09:54 AM MST


RED DEER — The bomb which killed Innisfail paraplegic Vicky Shachtay was disguised as a Christmas present, a prosecutor said Monday, at the start of her accused murderer’s trial.

And Crown lawyer Anders Quist told a Red Deer jury the components used to make the deadly pipe bomb were all purchased by accused killer Brian Malley in the months leading up to Shachtay’s death.

But defence counsel Bob Aloneissi said those components were everyday items, and jurors shouldn’t be looking for Shachtay’s killer in their midst.

Instead, Aloneissi suggested, the deadly package may have come from someone wishing to send a message to Shachtay, or her family.

The lawyer based his assertion in part on the fact Shachtay’s father heard about the package and advised her not to open it.

“His response (on hearing she’d received a package) was, ‘Don’t open it. Call the police.’ In his mind he thought it was a bomb,” Aloneissi said.

The lawyer called the father’s words a “very strange and accurate prophecy.”

“This is no ordinary murder but a vengeful act committed with extreme hate for Ms. Shachtay, or her family members and it comes with a very loud, scary message, ‘don’t mess with us,’” he said.

But Quist said Malley had a motive to kill Shachtay, who was paralyzed in a 2004 car crash and used him to handle her 2007 settlement.

Quist said by the time of Shachtay’s Nov. 24, 2011 death the money — more than $500,000 from her settlement and another $200,000 she’d borrowed — had run out and Malley was using his own cash to cover her expenses.

“Our theory is that he killed her to cut his losses,” said Quist.

He said the pipe bomb left on Shachtay’s doorstep was placed in a box and then put in a green and gold Christmas bag and rigged to explode when it was opened.

“When she lifted the lid on the box the pipe bomb instantly exploded and she was instantly killed,” Quist said.

Meanwhile, in evidence, jurors heard from one of the forensic investigators at the scene.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Gyonyor said the explosion punched holes in the walls, ceiling, floors and furniture.

“It was as if somebody had taken a bag of confetti and thrown it through the residence,” Gyonyor told co-prosecutor Todd Buziak, as he showed jurors photos of the carnage.

He said Shachtay’s corpse was found in her wheelchair in the dining area.

Malley is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Shachtay’s slaying.

He also faces two explosives charges.

He is free on bail pending a verdict in the case, which is scheduled to last six weeks.

kevin.martin@sunmedia.ca

On Twitter: @SUNKevinMartin
 


 
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Post by: jellybean on January 20, 2015, 04:51:36 PM
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/01/19/bomb-that-killed-paraplegic-innisfail-mom-vicky-shachtay-disguised-to-look-like-christmas-presents-red-deer-court-told

First posted:  Monday, January 19, 2015 01:28 PM MST  | Updated:  Tuesday, January 20, 2015 09:54 AM MST


RED DEER — The bomb which killed Innisfail paraplegic Vicky Shachtay was disguised as a Christmas present, a prosecutor said Monday, at the start of her accused murderer’s trial.

And Crown lawyer Anders Quist told a Red Deer jury the components used to make the deadly pipe bomb were all purchased by accused killer Brian Malley in the months leading up to Shachtay’s death.

But defence counsel Bob Aloneissi said those components were everyday items, and jurors shouldn’t be looking for Shachtay’s killer in their midst.

Instead, Aloneissi suggested, the deadly package may have come from someone wishing to send a message to Shachtay, or her family.

The lawyer based his assertion in part on the fact Shachtay’s father heard about the package and advised her not to open it.

“His response (on hearing she’d received a package) was, ‘Don’t open it. Call the police.’ In his mind he thought it was a bomb,” Aloneissi said.

The lawyer called the father’s words a “very strange and accurate prophecy.”

“This is no ordinary murder but a vengeful act committed with extreme hate for Ms. Shachtay, or her family members and it comes with a very loud, scary message, ‘don’t mess with us,’” he said.

But Quist said Malley had a motive to kill Shachtay, who was paralyzed in a 2004 car crash and used him to handle her 2007 settlement.

Quist said by the time of Shachtay’s Nov. 24, 2011 death the money — more than $500,000 from her settlement and another $200,000 she’d borrowed — had run out and Malley was using his own cash to cover her expenses.

“Our theory is that he killed her to cut his losses,” said Quist.

He said the pipe bomb left on Shachtay’s doorstep was placed in a box and then put in a green and gold Christmas bag and rigged to explode when it was opened.

“When she lifted the lid on the box the pipe bomb instantly exploded and she was instantly killed,” Quist said.

Meanwhile, in evidence, jurors heard from one of the forensic investigators at the scene.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Gyonyor said the explosion punched holes in the walls, ceiling, floors and furniture.

“It was as if somebody had taken a bag of confetti and thrown it through the residence,” Gyonyor told co-prosecutor Todd Buziak, as he showed jurors photos of the carnage.

He said Shachtay’s corpse was found in her wheelchair in the dining area.

Malley is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Shachtay’s slaying.

He also faces two explosives charges.

He is free on bail pending a verdict in the case, which is scheduled to last six weeks.

kevin.martin@sunmedia.ca

On Twitter: @SUNKevinMartin
 


 
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Post by: SAP on January 20, 2015, 05:33:16 PM
Thanks for posting the latest JB. I hope this jury doesn't believe the BS from the defense lawyer.


Quote
Instead, Aloneissi suggested, the deadly package may have come from someone wishing to send a message to Shachtay, or her family.

Yes, like the person who embezzeled her money.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on January 22, 2015, 05:51:21 PM
There was a request made by a person, not to open the gift.  This is unusual no?/jb
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/crime/i-told-her-dont-open-the-gift-caregiver-tells-bomb-murder-trial/ar-AA8s7MA?ocid=iehp


"I told her, 'don't open the gift,' caregiver tells bomb murder trialCalgary Herald
 

Valerie Fortney, Calgary Herald

9 hrs ago

It was one of the happiest days of her life. After working hard and waiting patiently for years, Marlene Punongbayan was finally getting her Canadian permanent residency status.

On Nov. 24, 2011, the caregiver took an early morning Greyhound bus from Red Deer to Calgary. When she returned home later that day to the house where she lived and worked in nearby Innisfail, her longtime client greeted her with a smile and the kindest of words.

“Was she happy for you?” Crown prosecutor Todd Buziak asked Wednesday.

“Yes,” she replied in an almost whisper.

“Were you planning a special celebration meal?”

This time, Punongbayan let out an almost inaudible yes, nodding her head as she burst into tears.

In a full day of testimony at the first-degree murder trial of Brian Malley, recalling a joyful experience on the eve of a most horrific crime is the only time Wednesday when Punongbayan lost her composure.

Malley, 57, is charged in the death of Victoria Shachtay, the 23-year-old whom Punongbayan had been tending to for three years. Malley had been managing the young woman’s $575,000 settlement from a 2004 auto accident. The financial adviser, who had a friendly acquaintance with Shachtay’s stepfather, Rick Bercier, had told the single mother in late 2011 that she was going broke.

On the morning of Nov. 25, 2011, Shachtay opened what looked to be a Christmas gift left on her doorstep.

The gift turned out to be a pipe bomb, which exploded before her, killing the young mother instantly. After a lengthy police investigation lasting months and involving more than 70 officers and experts from across Canada, Malley was charged in her murder.

The surreal nature of such an unusual, violent crime is in stark contrast to the quiet life Shachtay enjoyed after surviving a crash that miraculously didn’t kill her unborn baby, a daughter she named Destiny.

On Wednesday, that contrast took on even starker tones as Punongbayan described their day-to-day existence in the years they shared living under the same roof.

Shachtay’s excursions out of the home were mostly confined to her stepfather’s house, her church and various everyday errands. A very small selection of people — including her siblings and the wife of her church pastor — also frequented the small townhouse where the two lived with Shachtay’s seven-year-old daughter.

It was a simple life, but one that both Punongbayan, a physiotherapist educated in her native Philippines, and her client found most comfortable. The two were early to bed and early to rise types, their daily concerns revolving around Shachtay’s needs as a quadriplegic with limited use of her arms.

“At night, I would do a stretching exercise for her and massage her legs,” said Punongbayan.

She would also help out with various household chores such as cleaning and cooking, although “Vicky also can cook.”

On the morning after Shachtay ordered pizza to celebrate her caregiver’s permanent residency status, the two started out on what Punongbayan described as “just a normal day for us.”

Then, Punongbayan saw the package outside the front door.

“I told her, ‘there is a gift at the door,’” she told the court.

Shachtay told her to bring it in, which she did. The two then went to Rick Bercier’s house, where her client often took showers. She overheard her mention to Bercier the gift left on her doorstep. She heard Bercier tell her, “Do not open the gift, call the police.”

The two returned home just before 9 a.m. Punongbayan set to work cleaning the kitchen, while Shachtay put the package on her lap and wheeled herself in to the dining room.

“I remember I told her, ‘Don’t open the gift … we don’t know who it came from,’ ” said Punongbayan.

Seconds later, a large explosion ripped through the townhouse. Punongbayan turned around to see Shachtay bleeding from the neck.

As she recounted such a hellish day, the petite woman remained stoic, rarely revealing signs of emotion. Perhaps it was partly due to the surreal nature of the experience, one that was in such stark contrast to the simple, happy memories that can bring her to tears at a moment’s notice.

vfortney@calgaryherald.com


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Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on January 22, 2015, 07:36:02 PM
Yes it is unusual. The care giver may have mentioned it only after she heard Rick Bercier say it, and he was friends with O'Malley. 575,000 is a lot of money. Why would Bercier even say that? Maybe just b/c the way it was left outside made it sound strange. Perhaps there is more to all this.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on January 23, 2015, 02:51:01 PM
I think there is more to this as well.  Why would the young lady have to go to Rick's place to shower?  Most townhouses do have a shower.  If a special shower, a barrier free type would be required for her, could  it have bee supplied and installed through our Province for a person with such a disability, in there own home?  I don't really know.

It will be interesting, as this trial progresses, to read about  the evidence as it unfolds.

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on January 23, 2015, 04:53:38 PM
Ms. Shachtey was living with her mother after getting out from the hospital after the accident. I believe I read that somewhere earlier. So that is perhaps why the special shower was installed there and yes it can be done however I don't know who foots the cost for the installation. Ms. Shachtey was renting and perhaps she was waiting to buy her own home and would eventually have it decked out with all the equipment she needed. In the past I've noted that the province was quite eager to assist with almost anything that would make a disabled person function with ease at home. A special shower is quite an expense imo. It would take a certain amount of remodeling.

This is regarding Destiny: reply #18 ... the link of the article is dead.

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“She spent the first four years of her life living in (her) grandma and grandpa’s house while Vicky was getting used to her wheelchair,” said Rilling. “Destiny is where she is known and loved.”

So Vicky lived at home for 4 years, likely until after the accident settlement.

eta: Just went over the first few pages. Reply # 36, no link provided:

New clues in explosion that killed Alberta woman
By Jeremy Nolais | Metro – Mon, 28 Nov, 2011.. .

 
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Family members of a woman killed in an Innisfail explosion may have been notified of a suspicious package seen as the likely source of the blast Friday, according to an online conversation between two family members.

A woman, who later confirmed herself to be a cousin of 23-year-old victim Vicky Shachtay, but declined further comment, questioned on Facebook some of the final decisions made by the Alberta mother after she received a package at her apartment.

“I’m just so angry that this person did this,” the cousin wrote. “Why didn’t she listen to uncle Rick when he told her not to open the package and call the cops?”

The conversation gives the first clues of what led up to the mysterious incident that has devastated the south-central Alberta town of 8,000.
About 20 RCMP investigators continued to comb the scene of the explosion yesterday, said spokesperson Patrick Webb. But he could not confirm whether Shachtay alerted other family members about the package.
“That’s a detail that our investigators may have found out.... Certainly if somebody has knowledge of that and hasn’t come to investigators, then they certainly should,” Webb said.

Initially it was said that Destiny would be in the care of Rick Bercier and on page 4 here, the care of Destiny was shifted to Vicky's older sister according to an article.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on February 25, 2015, 10:37:36 AM
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/crime/malley-convicted-of-first-degree-murder-in-death-of-young-mom/ar-BBhVyGe?ocid=iehp

Malley convicted of first-degree murder in death of young mom


Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald

1 hour ago

RED DEER — Prosecutors likened the case against Brian Malley to a puzzle — and a jury put the pieces together Tuesday night, convicting him of first-degree murder for building and delivering a pipe bomb that killed a young Innisfail mother.

The verdict means Malley, 57, will serve an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of Victoria Shachtay on Nov. 25, 2011.

“It was a circumstantial case and it was not easy to put all the pieces of it together. We were able to put the pieces together, the jury could see it was there, they could understand, they found there was no reasonable doubt and they did the right thing,” Crown prosecutor Anders Quist said outside court.

The Crown alleged Malley, a family friend who was Shachtay’s financial adviser, built the device and left it on her doorstep disguised as a gift.

Shachtay had hired Malley to invest and manage a $575,000 insurance settlement she received following a 2004 auto collision that made her a quadriplegic. She used a wheelchair and relied on the assistance of a caregiver after the accident. Shachtay was pregnant when the crash happened, but later gave birth to a daughter, Destiny, who was six at the time of the killing.

The prosecution alleged Malley killed Shachtay because he wanted to “cut his losses” after losing almost the entire amount and giving her $44,000 of his own money.
Vicky Shachtay and daughter Destiny.
The jury reached its verdict six hours after Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kirk Sisson delivered his final instructions.

The courtroom remained quiet as the foreman of the eight-woman, four-man jury delivered the guilty verdict. Shachtay’s stepfather, Rick Bercier, flashed a silent thumbs-up sign at relatives lining two rows at the rear of the courtroom.

Malley, dressed in a suit in the prisoner’s box, showed no emotion as the foreman repeated guilty three times: one conviction for murder and further convictions on causing an explosion and delivering an explosive device.

Sisson imposed concurrent, two-year terms for each of the two lesser counts. Malley will not be eligible for parole until he is 82.

For Shachtay’s family, the suffering and punishment has been ongoing since 2011, her brother Vincent said in a victim impact statement he delivered to the court following the verdict.

The crime left their father, Victor Shachtay, a “broken” man, Vincent said.

“I hope that now he has some closure and can begin to heal,” he said.
Victor Shachtay, father of murder victim Victoria Shachtay, was at the trial of Brian Malley in Red Deer on Thursday February 12, 2015. Malley was accused of murdering her with a pipe bomb.
Malley has also robbed Shachtay’s daughter Destiny, now 10, of the chance to celebrate happy milestones like her first kiss or her wedding day with her mother, said Vincent: “a girl who will never have a mother around for all those special moments in life.”

The defence had argued Shachtay’s own profligate spending, along with an economic downturn, depleted the value of her investments — and that Malley had given her some of his own money out of kindness and had no motive to kill her.

Much of the case against Malley centred around purchases he made prior to the crime. While the Crown alleged receipts and items seized at Malley’s home showed he was assembling the components of a pipe bomb, the defence countered the articles were used for innocuous purposes.

Defence lawyer Bob Aloneissi acknowledged receipts showed Malley bought gunpowder, steel pipe and light bulbs — but said they were for purposes such as hunting (in the case of the gunpowder) and home renovations.

Aloneissi did not comment following the verdict.

jvanrassel@calgaryherald.com
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on February 25, 2015, 02:38:07 PM
Thank you for the update JB. So 25 years away from society.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on February 26, 2015, 03:32:30 PM
This couple are also being sued by investors who lost their money to this couple if I recall.  There were quite a few of them.  So his wife will have to face something as well.

Prisoners do not look kindly on those who would murder a disabled woman in a wheel chair. They do have their own code.  His life in prison will not be any easier for it. IMO

\jb
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Concerned on February 27, 2015, 02:33:11 AM
Greed. This poor woman had experienced enough traumatic events in her life. A disabling car accident, the birth of her daughter after the accident. Readjusting to life with impairment. How dare this man so haphazardly take advantage of her funds, then take her life. Shame on him. So disgraceful.  I shutter to think the memory that her housekeeper and then 7-year-old daughter have to live with. And, the helplessness of the father who hopefully will be able to come to terms with all the questions of "What if..,?"

I thought the perp's wife was also under suspicion? Didn't she for a while help him to manage the funds?
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on March 01, 2015, 12:13:11 PM
What did he do with all that money? 575,000 from Vicky and then all those other investors ... I wonder if he has built some mansion in the tropics. Where else would all that money go in a short time? Unless he was also gambling at casinos ... that I could see the money just flying away. 
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on March 01, 2015, 12:40:33 PM
Read post #68. Here is part of the info.

$80M lawsuit filed against financial advisor accused of murder

CBC News

Posted: Oct 4, 2012 7:12 AM MT

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 7:08 AM MT

A financial advisor accused of killing one of his clients is now facing an $80 million class-action lawsuit.
 
Brian Malley, 55, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Victoria Shachtay, a disabled mother who died in November 2011 when an explosive package was delivered to her home in Innisfail, Alta.

Malley, who worked for Assante Wealth Management, is accused of sending that package.
Brian Malley now faces an $80 million dollar lawsuit from his former clients. He is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Victoria Schactay of Innisfail, Alta. (peggyyanew/Flickr)
Malley now faces allegations he lost an estimated $50 million for dozens of clients. The claims are contained in a lawsuit filed this week in Red Deer Court of Queen's Bench.
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His wife was also named in the lawsuits.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on March 04, 2015, 09:37:17 AM
Wow, thanks JB for the update. Well they are adults and should have known to step out of the ring when they started losing money. I just don't see how a company can let this sort of thing go on unless the whole company was a fraud. There is still a lot more to this all I'm sure.

eta: O'Malley may have been the advisor however according to some reviews the advisors don't handle the trades and placement of capital.
http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Assante-Wealth-Management/reviews
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on June 24, 2015, 11:01:14 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/23/alberta-financial-advisor_n_7639790.html?utm_hp_ref=alberta-crime

Brian Malley Denied Bail Pending Appeal In Bombing Murder
 
 CP    |  By The Canadian Press 
 
 Posted:  06/22/2015 4:19 pm EDT    Updated:  06/23/2015 12:59 pm EDT

CALGARY - An Alberta judge has denied bail to a man convicted in the bombing death of a disabled woman.

Brian Malley was seeking release pending an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction.

A jury found the financial advisor guilty earlier this year of killing Victoria Shachtay, one of his clients.


The 23-year-old single mother died when she opened a bomb disguised in a gift bag that had been left at her innisfail home in 2011.

Court of Appeal Justice Jean Cote says 57-year-old Malley has good reason to skip bail.

In addition to serving a 25-year prison sentence, Malley is facing a class-action lawsuit from former clients.

The Investment Industry Regulation Organization of Canada found last year that he violated a number of its rules.

Malley's murder trial heard that Shachtay had entrusted him with more than half a million dollars she received in a settlement from a car crash that left her paralyzed. He lost all her money but was continuing to give her regular payments out of his own pocket.

The Crown argued he killed her to cut his losses. The defence countered that Malley was simply a generous guy.

Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: SAP on June 24, 2015, 03:18:10 PM
The defence had such a weak and literally ignorant counter ... generous man? How can someone go through that large amount of money in such a short time?
From a previous article above, defence said this:

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The defence had argued Shachtay’s own profligate spending, along with an economic downturn, depleted the value of her investments — and that Malley had given her some of his own money out of kindness and had no motive to kill her.

Vicky lived simply. There is no way ... even with paying for her assistant, that she would go through so much. This was no generous man, rather a greedy killer. He deserves all his time in prison.

RIP Vicky. God bless the family and little Destiny.
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: jellybean on June 24, 2015, 03:40:38 PM
The nerve of him even to expect to be out on bail, while he goes through the appeal process for murder, is beyond my comprehension.

This law should be changed!! Of course the chances of him splitting, would be great.  He has 25 years to serve!!

I am glad that this judge had the wisdom to see this, and deny him bail, sadly some judges would probably have given it to him.

Murder is an extremely serious charge, and anyone charged with it, and found guilty of it, should never, ever, be allowed to go out "on bail", because they are appealing it.  How gross!!

They deserve their full day in court to prove their innocence,

He had it, and he was found guilty of Murder and sentenced to 25 years.

 It is astonishing that he might have had a chance of bail, after being found guilty, and sentenced to 25 years , for the simple reason that he is  appealing it?

Why would our judicial system even consider it??  Even remotely!!  Not to mention the cost to the tax payer.  You can be sure this creep is charging his lawyers fees to the taxpayer.

Something is really ass end backwards with our court system.  He should stay behind bars, until his appeal comes up,  either overturned, or he is granted a new trial.

Bail should never be a consideration, when serving time for Murder, upon appeal!!

Every person found guilty has a right to appeal their sentence, and all of those found guilty, usually do appeal.  And this creep is of no exception.

But until he is gets off on some legality, of which I doubt, he should stay behind bars and serve his sentence.

Praise to the Judge who showed wisdom in not granting this creep a breath of fresh air, while his appeal goes before the court system.

Until then, let him sit in his small cell, and continue to serve his sentence.

Over and Out and Amen!!

JB
Title: Re: INNISFAIL DISABLED WOMAN KILLED IN APARTMENT EXPLOSION- HOMICIDE
Post by: Sap1 on June 09, 2018, 04:02:47 AM
Final appeal denied! He has some very unusual nerve thinking he should be able to appeal his sentence of felony murder.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/brian-malley-victoria-shachtay-supreme-court-1.4697914?cmp=FB_Post_News

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of an Alberta financial adviser who murdered his disabled client with a pipe bomb disguised as a gift after she learned he had lost all of her money.

Victoria Shachtay, 23, had entrusted Brian Malley with more than half a million dollars she had been awarded following a car crash that left her paralyzed.

The country's highest court has denied leave to appeal without providing reasons, as per its usual practice.