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Red Deer RCMP say early morning shooting a homicide

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March 16, 2021

Red Deer RCMP – Heavy police presence at incident – Update – Homicide

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP remain on scene in the area of 38 Avenue and 45 Street in what has been determined to be a homicide.

At 4:42 a.m. today, the RCMP responded to a 911 call, and located a deceased adult male on the road. The male is the victim of a gunshot wound.  The Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has been deployed to take carriage of the investigation.

The area remains closed to vehicle traffic while the RCMP conduct an extensive scene examination.

Evidence gathered on scene leads RCMP to believe that this is an isolated incident, and there is no risk to public safety.

Residents in the area who may have seen or heard anything suspicious are asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

 

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March 16, 2021

Red Deer RCMP – Heavy police presence at incident

 

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area of 38 Avenue and 45 Street. Due to what is believed to be a targeted incident, the area has been contained and no vehicles or pedestrian traffic will be allowed in. There is no evidence to suggest that there is a public safety concern.

 

An update will be provided when the RCMP are able.

 

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Calgary man who killed girlfriend to receive verdict in her daughter's death

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CALGARY — A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend but denied killing her daughter is scheduled to receive a verdict in the case today.

Robert Leeming, who is 36, pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial to the second-degree murder of Jasmine Lovett in 2019 but not guilty in the death of 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson.

His lawyer said during closing arguments in November that there’s no evidence to prove Leeming was responsible for the girl’s death.

Leeming testified he was looking after Aliyah when she fell down some stairs, then he found her limp and unresponsive when he checked on her later.

He said he snapped when Lovett accused him of doing something to her child and struck her several times with a hammer before coming back with a rifle and shooting her in the head.

The bodies of the mother and child were found buried in a shallow grave in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary, in May 2019 after they went missing weeks earlier.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2022.

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WHL Roundup: Tetachuk stops 30 pucks, Warriors beat Hitmen 4-1 for 3rd straight win

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CALGARY — Carl Tetachuk made 30 saves to lift the Warriors to a 4-1 road victory over the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL Sunday, extending  Moose Jaw’s win streak to three games.

Cordel Larson scored a goal and added an assist, with Josh Hoekstra, Nathan Pilling and Majid Kaddoura providing the other goals for Moose Jaw (20-16-3-1). 

Tetachuk stopped 18 shots in the first period alone.

Grayden Siepmann replied late in the second period for Calgary (16-14-4-2), which got 17 saves from Brayden Peters.

WINTERHAWKS 5 CHIEFS 4 (OT)

PORTLAND – Ryan McCleary scored 2:44 in overtime as Portland (22-11-3-2) won its fourth in a row. Cross Hanas had a goal and three assists. The Winterhawks are 10-0-0-1 in their last 11 encounters. Bear Hughes had a goal and two assists for Spokane (10-21-3-1), which has dropped five straight games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 23, 2022.

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