Accused in murder case showed up at RCMP

A police manhunt for Kevin Mantla ended at the Mounties’ front door, where he appeared shoeless hours after the death of Elvis Lafferty, court heard Wednesday. The trial’s sixth day of testimony opened with an audio recording, presented as evidence by the Crown, of a call made by Mantla to the RCMP detachment on the...
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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