CRIMINAL

July 7, 2017

Astute justice advocate dead

Alfred Petrone was truly a lawyer’s lawyer. Petrone, a businessman and long-time member of Thunder Bay’s legal scene set the bar high for all lawyers, several […]
July 7, 2017

Your meds could get you into trouble

A Thunder Bay lawyer has a warning for people who may drive while on certain prescription drugs. Christopher Watkins says there are now tests available to […]
July 7, 2017

Kenora’s Shame (W5)

Catalogue Number:  CTV162 Producer:  CTV Subject:   Documentary Language:  English Grade Level:  9 – Post Secondary Country of Origin:  U.S. Copyright Year:  2006 DVD Price:  $99.95 […]
July 7, 2017

Family of homicide victim must wait longer for sentence

Joseph Wesley will be sentenced in December for manslaughter The family of Adam Yellowhead will have to wait another six weeks to find out how long the […]
July 7, 2017

Sentencing delayed in murder case

Media Type: Newspaper Description: Thunder Bay ; sentencing ; two teen girls ; pleaded guilty to manslaughter Notes: Full text available on microfiche. Date of Publication: […]
June 29, 2017

Webber gets 10 years for manslaughter

Media Type: Newspaper Description: Thunder Bay ; Nicholas Webber ; sentenced to 10 years in prison ; pleaded guilty to manslaughter and break and enter ; […]
June 29, 2017

Accused drug trafficker acquitted

Media Type: Newspaper Description: Thomas Lacoste ; Thunder Bay ; 17 kilograms of seized marijuana was inadmissible ; evidence ; drug trafficking ; photo Notes: Full […]
June 29, 2017

Man jailed for role in violent crimes

A 28-year-old Thunder Bay man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a series of violent, drug-related events his lawyer likened […]
June 29, 2017

Girls Sentenced in Thunder Bay Manslaughter

Three years is the sentence for two teenage girls who plead guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Sachigo Lake First Nation […]
June 28, 2017

Report: Canadian Black Metal Fan Wanted To ‘Punish Churches’

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada’s The Chronicle Journal has revealed more details about a Canadian black metal fan’s guilty plea to a charge of arson and a […]
June 28, 2017

Two jury trials on hold due to a lack of aboriginal representation

Jury Roles are once again causing trial delays in northwestern Ontario. Thunder Bay lawyer Chris Watkins says two of his trials are on hold because they […]
June 28, 2017

Wesley Sentencing Process Continues

A Thunder Bay man from the Cat Lake First Nation is undergoing the sentencing process after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death last year of […]
June 27, 2017

Aboriginal jury issue shaking up courts

The Superior Court of Justice has put yet another Thunder Bay, Ont., jury trial on hold until this week over an issue that could potentially open […]
June 24, 2017

Joseph Wesley gets 8 years for Adam Yellowhead death

A judge at the Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay has sentenced Joseph Wesley to eight years in prison for the killing of Adam Yellowhead. […]
June 24, 2017

Davis Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Mental Disorde

A Nova Scotia man has been found not guilty by reason of mental disorder in a Greyhound bus crash near Upsala. A judge delivered the verdict […]
June 20, 2017

Dolasinski guilty

Under the circumstances, the verdict was probably the best Krystyna Dolasinski could have hoped to hear. The former Port Arthur Polish Hall office manager on Thursday was found […]
June 17, 2017

Seized marijuana inadmissible in trafficking case due to improper search, judge rules

THUNDER BAY — A judge has ruled that key evidence, including 17 kilograms of seized marijuana, will not be admissible in an upcoming drug trafficking trial. […]
June 17, 2017

Rocco Minnella Cleared

Rocco Minnella said he’s relieved and feels vindicated after being cleared of having ties to a nefarious Mafia crime syndicate by Italian prosecutors. The 60-year-old was […]
June 15, 2017

Lawyer praises Facebook attempt to fill gap in local court coverage

Thunder Bay lawyer Chris Watkins said he appreciates the efforts of a volunteer to provide coverage of court proceedings. (Adam Burns/CBC) A Facebook page chronicling court […]
June 5, 2017

Thunder Bay jail inmate revolt no surprise to lawyer Christopher Watkins

Four people were injured during a hostage-taking incident at the Thunder Bay District Jail that began on Monday night and was resolved early Tuesday morning, according […]
June 5, 2017

Analysis: Mentally ill may be at risk of jail under new crime bill

Two days before Christmas 2000, as a Greyhound bus made its way through heavy snow from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, Ont., Shaun Davis, a 21-year-old man […]
May 31, 2017

Trial begins

Opening statements began in Kenora Wednesday in a second-degree murder case dating back almost four years with the Crown arguing it will present evidence a Norman […]
May 31, 2017

Chris Watkins on Dolasinski verdict

 
May 29, 2017

Crown outlines their case in Wilson trial

The Crown got a chance to make their opening statement earlier today in the Ed Wilson murder case. Crown attorney Mary Anne Mousseau outlined her case […]
May 29, 2017

Assault charge dismissed, judge says accused was not aggressor

The charge of aggravated assault against a 28-year-old Thunder Bay man that followed an incident that left another man with a serious brain injury has been […]