Denecho King found guilty of second-degree murder, aggravated assault in 2014 attack

A packed Yellowknife courthouse erupted in cheers and cries Friday as a Supreme Court justice found Denecho King  guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault for the 2014 killing of John Wifladt in a brutal attack that left Wifladt’s best friend clinging to life. Twenty-five year old King, joined by his sobbing mother who yelled...
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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