Denecho King to be sentenced for murder in November

Convicted killer Denecho King will be sentenced on Nov. 16. King, 25, was found guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in July following a month-long trial in Yellowknife. King was convicted of carrying out a bloody and brutal 2014 sword attack at a city apartment that claimed the life of John Wifladt. The attack...
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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