Denecho King speaks at sentencing hearing, Crown calls for 17-year sentence

Convicted killer Denecho King fought back tears as he pleaded with a NWT Supreme Court judge to impose the minimum sentence for second-degree murder during a hearing Friday. “I, Denecho King, am deeply sorry …,” he said, standing to address Justice Andrew Mahar in a tense and emotionally-charged Yellowknife courtroom. “Nothing I say or do...
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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