Denecho King’s brother awaits sentencing on trafficking charge

The brother of accused murderer Denecho King awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge. Travis King, 21, appeared in before Justice Karan Shaner in NWT Supreme Court Thursday. He pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a substance for the purpose of trafficking – the lone charge brought against him by 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