End of King trial brings mixed feelings, reflection for family of victim

With Friday’s closing arguments signaling the end of accused murderer Denecho King’s trial, the family of victim John Wifladt took time outside the Yellowknife courthouse to reflect on a difficult and emotional four weeks – and to remember the man they called a brother, a son and a friend. “It was still really hard to...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.