Author Topic: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006  (Read 13783 times)

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Re: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 09:05:22 AM »
So happy an arrest has been made in this case!

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Re: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 11:50:31 AM »
I hope this guy is the "right one" and that he doesn't get a reduced plea in the overall process.  RIP Mr. Slaunwhite;  everybody in CB cares.  http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2016/12/8/cape-breton-regional-police-to-update-harold-slaunwhite-murder-c.html

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Re: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2016, 12:02:15 PM »
I do feel they are confident they have the right person. The reward possibly did help to bring someone forward to give the information. He did know Mr. Slaunwhite, so I feel they must have made the connection. They may have suspected him all along, but did not have the piece of the puzzle to charge him. Hats off to the police for charging someone with this terrible crime.

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Re: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2016, 04:24:39 PM »
And he will probably go free due to the lacking in Judges to prosecute within a reasonable time period.

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Re: HAROLD JAMES 'BUSTER' SLAUNWHITE, MURDER SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2018, 08:29:53 PM »
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SYDNEY — Police have used DNA evidence to bring justice to a long-standing cold case.

Raymond (Glenn) Farrow, 51, of Glace Bay will be sentenced in August for the 2006 death of Harold (Buster) Slaunwhite.

Farrow was originally charged with first-degree murder in the Dominion veteran’s death and scheduled for trial later this year.

On Friday, Farrow pleaded guilty to the lesser included offence of manslaughter. The offender, who is now a double amputee, was wheeled into the Sydney justice centre by sheriff’s deputies.

It has been nearly 12 years since Slaunwhite was discovered slumped over next to his bed at his Brook Street home.

Police and paramedics discovered puncture wounds on Slaunwhite’s abdomen and slashes on his neck. What was believed to be a steak knife blade was located under the victim’s body.

“Other than the bedroom, the house appeared to be in order and undisturbed,” an agreed statement of facts reads.

An autopsy later confirmed that Slaunwhite died as a result of multiple injuries.

Slaunwhite’s residence was situated near an area that was a popular hangout for local youths. During the course of their investigation, Cape Breton Regional Police concluded that on the night prior to the discovery of Slaunwhite’s body, there were two house parties in his neighbourhood.

One party was next door to Slaunwhite’s residence and the second party was a few properties away. Police say both parties involved a large number of young people consuming alcohol and drugs, which created “a large pool of persons of interest near the victim’s residence around the time of his murder.”

According to the evidence, Slaunwhite lived alone following the death of his wife. He was known to keep large amounts of money in his home. Prior to his death, he had withdrawn $1,000 in $100 bills from a local bank. For this reason, police canvassed local businesses and inquired if any customers had offered to pay in large bills.

In an attempt to drum up leads, police held a news conference in relation to the senior’s death in July 2007. In the years that followed, very little new information surfaced. The crime left seniors living in the small seaside community feeling uneasy.

An active member of the Dominion legion, Slaunwhite had worked in the coal mines until his retirement. He was the father to six children and a former Second World War medic. He died two months before his 83rd birthday.

In 2014, a task force was set up to investigate Slaunwhite’s death, consisting of regional police and RCMP officers. They interviewed about 300 individuals and collected DNA from approximately 110 people either by cast-off method or by consent. Prior to the task force, DNA had only been collected from about 30 individuals and testing methods were limited.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1581246-c.b.-man-pleads-guilty-in-veteran%E2%80%99s-death-ending-decades-old-case