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Defendant to plead guilty on two counts according to lawyer.

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/gladue-guilty-plea-expected-whitefish-lake-first-nation-1.4223311

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One year after a teenage couple was shot to death on Whitefish Lake First Nation in northern Alberta, the man charged with killing them intends to enter a guilty plea, CBC News has learned.

Edward Devin Boyce Gladue faces two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of high school sweethearts Cory Grey, 19, and Dylan Laboucan, 17.

Police charge friend of Alberta teen sweethearts with their killings
Courtroom tense as man accused of killing Whitefish Lake teens makes first appearance
Gladue's lawyer, Robert Marceau, confirmed to CBC News by email on Tuesday that he said on the record during court proceedings that his client intends to enter guilty pleas on both counts.

Gladue last appeared in court in Peace River on July 21. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 6.

An agreed statement of facts is anticipated, and a report to take into consideration the accused's Indigenous background during sentencing has been ordered.
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One of those charged has been released.





'I'm free. I'm going home': Man accused of Mississauga murder released
News Jul 26, 2017 10:57 by Pam Douglas Mississauga News
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Justine Ordonio, 27, of Toronto with his lawyer Peter Zaduk after the case of first-degree murder against Ordonio was discharged by a Brampton judge following a 37-day preliminary hearing. He was charged in the 2015 murder of Mississauga spa owner Teresa Hsin, 59.

A Toronto man who spent the last 20 months in jail accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Mississauga spa owner Teresa Hsin has been freed.

Justine Ordonio, 27, walked out of the prisoner’s box in a Brampton courtroom Wednesday morning, July 26, and into the arms of his weeping family and friends.

Justice Kathryn Hawke discharged the first-degree case against Ordonio following a 37-day preliminary hearing in the case.

Reasons the case was discharged are covered by a court-ordered publication ban on the preliminary hearing.
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    IN COURT: Son of ‘very high profile’ Mississauga businesswoman accused of her murder

The hearing continues with two accused left – Hsin’s son Eric Lu, 27, and Mark Dookhram, 23, who both are also facing first-degree murder charges.

“I’m just f---ing glad to be out,” Ordonio said as he walked out of the courtroom. “I feel f---ing fantastic.”

“I’m free. I’m going home,” he told reporters outside the Hurontario Street courthouse, adding he’s happy to be out of jail.

He said he worked in construction before he was arrested by Peel Regional Police in November 2015 and charged in the killing of Hsin, 59. He plans to return to construction work, but will take a few months off, spend time with family, enjoy good food and “take it step by step.”

Hsin, a well-known local business woman, was reported missing by her son Eric two days before her body was found in April 2015 in her parked BMW in a lot on Robert Speck Parkway, not far from her City Centre home in Mississauga.

Ordonio had praise for his lawyer, Peter Zaduk, who called the case “very complicated.”



“Peter Zaduk was really fighting for me,” Ordonio said. “How can I repay that?”

Top priority leaving the courthouse was to find a cigarette, Ordonio said after he was released. There were no cigarettes at the Maplehurst Detention Centre where he has been held for the past 20 months, but he said that was the least of the hardships.

He said his time in jail was difficult, with long stretches in lockdown, unable to go outside or leave his cell for as long as two weeks, and unable to shower for days. He’s part of a lawsuit against Maplehurst for the conditions that have seen lengthy lockdowns for prisoners held there.

Police said the murder victim was "very high profile" and well-known in Mississauga's business circles.

Family friends said Hsin, founder and general manager of Relaxology Wellness Centre, a company with numerous locations across the GTA, including two in Mississauga, and her son were “extremely close.”

He took over his mother’s business after she was killed.

Lu had been working for the company since at least 2009, according to his Facebook page, with the title chief executive officer.

Officers haven’t revealed if there is a definite link between Hsin’s murder and a near-fatal stabbing in fall 2014 that left her clinging to life.

Hsin was nearly knifed to death outside her Shipp Drive home. Police have said that homicide detectives are investigating “all aspects” of the murder and cannot rule out a connection with the stabbing.

With files from Louie Rosella





https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7472089--i-m-free-i-m-going-home-man-accused-of-mississauga-murder-released/
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by jellybean on July 25, 2017, 02:03:14 PM »
I would think that the police would talk to everyone in that apartment bldg that she went to.
Did she have friends there, and went there frequently?

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/critical-time-for-investigators-in-death-of-burnaby-teen

Friends and family plan memorials as tight-lipped investigators seek Burnaby teen's killer

Friends and family plan memorials as tight-lipped investigators seek Burnaby teen's killer

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has so far kept tight-lipped about their work to find Shen’s killer, holding back information such as the apparent cause of death and the nature of a telephone conversation Shen had around 5 p.m. the day she went missing.

Neil Boyd, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University, said holding back information is a common tactic in homicide investigations, where details of the crime that only the killer would know could become useful in subsequent investigative work.

“(Investigators) don’t want to tip off any suspects with respect to information that they might have,” Boyd said.


He said investigators will be focused on speaking to every one of Shen’s associates in order to rule out potential suspects.



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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by Sap1 on July 25, 2017, 01:07:40 AM »
Very often immigrants work, both Mom and Dad often work long hours.

Perhaps it was her parents who contacted her at 1 and again at 5 pm. Perhaps her parents had not arrived home at 6 pm when she left the house.

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Marrisa was contacted at 1 pm and 5 pm and was ok, did not seem distressed. Left home at 6 pm.

I agree JB. That sounds like a reasonable and plausible deduction.
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by jellybean on July 24, 2017, 04:17:40 PM »
Very often immigrants work, both Mom and Dad often work long hours.

Perhaps it was her parents who contacted her at 1 and again at 5 pm. Perhaps her parents had not arrived home at 6 pm when she left the house.

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Marrisa was contacted at 1 pm and 5 pm and was ok, did not seem distressed. Left home at 6 pm.
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by jellybean on July 24, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »
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One article claims she was seen entering an apartment block after having come from the park and others state she was seen leaving her home and going towards the apartment block.

Perhaps all statements are correct.  Different witnesses saw her at different times??
ie: perhaps she went to the apartment block twice.

Nontheless, it is confusing.

jb
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by Sap1 on July 24, 2017, 02:36:07 PM »
http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/police-trying-to-piece-together-last-hours-of-murdered-13-year-old-b-c-girl-1.3511294

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Details are scarce regarding her activities within the 12-hour window before she died. Police say they know she spoke to someone on the phone at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and that she did not appear to be in distress during the conversation. Police did not release details about whom she may have been speaking to.

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“Ms. Shen was a good kid and she is missed dearly by her family,” Foster said.


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Shen had just finished her first year at Moscrop Secondary School. She would have started Grade 9 in the fall.


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http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/23/tears-fears-at-emotional-memorial-for-slain-burnaby-teen

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Wu said that his goal in putting together the memorial was to do his part to prevent violence by ensuring that sure young people were doing what they could to stay safe.

"I think my purpose is to (make) more people aware of what happened and educate teenagers about their personal safety," he said.

Several of Shen's schoolmates left flowers and tears at the memorial, including Sicy Liao, who met Shen a year ago in ESL class. The two had bonded over hip hop music, she said, and ate lunch together.

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At least one member of Shen's family attended as well, but he asked not to be identified. He did speak to organizer Wu, expressing his gratitude without giving away his connection to Shen.

"The family would thank you for this," he said. Later, he asked a family friend to lead the crowd in a moment of silence.

My condolences to the family. They are having an extremely difficult time. :(

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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by Sap1 on July 24, 2017, 02:25:16 PM »
There are several articles with mostly the same information, however there have been a few differences. One article claims she was seen entering an apartment block after having come from the park and others state she was seen leaving her home and going towards the apartment block.

One of her school friends says he was in ESL classes with Marrisa, so she is possibly fairly new to Canada. Below link ... Marrisa went often to the park and had earphones real loud. I really wish that young people, and anyone who goes out, would pay more attention to their surroundings.

 http://bc.ctvnews.ca/neighbours-friends-gather-at-burnaby-vigil-to-honour-marrisa-shen-1.3515532

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"You could just tell the type of person that she was. She was such a lovely person," another friend, Angelina, said.
Investigators have ruled the 13-year-old's death a homicide. She was last seen in surveillance footage walking into an apartment building on Tuesday evening before her body was discovered hours later in the park—a short walk from her home.
"She really liked Central Park, she'd go there by herself. And she'd wear her earphone really loud. And if somebody called her name, maybe she can't hear," Liao said.
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by Sap1 on July 24, 2017, 02:14:41 PM »
http://globalnews.ca/news/3617872/family-friends-and-supporters-remember-murdered-burnaby-teen-marrisa-shen/

Family friends and supporters remember murdered Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen

It was a somber scene at Burnaby’s Central Park Saturday night when family, friends, and neighbours gathered to share their shock and grief at the murder of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen.

More than 100 people came together to try to make sense of the inexplicable tragedy.

 
 Family and friends led the crowd in a moment of silence for Marrisa, remembered by her friends as quiet, but funny when she opened up.

Classmate Anya Vasick says the atmosphere in the neighbourhood has changed.

“I just… I don’t want this to happen again. Ever. It’s so upsetting for everybody. Everyone in the neighbourhood, everyone everywhere. I just want to feel safe again.”

 
Sicy Liao, a close friend of Marrisa’s, says the days since the tragedy have been a roller coaster.

“I feel like, the feeling… I can’t, I can’t, I don’t know how to explain. Just, all the stuff mixed together. And also I can’t sleep at night. I feel somebody is watching me, and so very sad.”
Many neighbours who attended say they can’t believe something like this happened in a neighbourhood they’ve always known as safe.

Shen was last seen entering an apartment about a block from the park at six p.m. Tuesday, July 18.

READ MORE: Death of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen in Burnaby’s Central Park a homicide: IHIT

RCMP found her body in the park around 1 a.m. the next day.

Anyone who saw her that Tuesday evening is asked to contact police.
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Other BC Locations / Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Last post by Sap1 on July 24, 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
I was also wondering if there was a sort of language barrier with her family and for that reason police were not getting straight facts. Asian people tend to be more secretive about their family goings on and perhaps that is a reason more is not forthcoming.
It also appears that wording by reporters regarding info given them by police is carefully chosen as well.
As far as type of area ... young people tend not to be as concerned as adults, imo.
 
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