‘Relief’ as King found guilty of murder, aggravated assault

A packed Yellowknife courtroom erupted in cheers and cries last week as a Supreme Court justice found Denecho King guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault for a 2014 sword attack that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another. Twenty-five year old King, in stark contrast to his mother who wept and...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.