‘King is the killer:’ Crown, defence make closing arguments in murder trial

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Denecho King’s quest to continue partying in the early hours of Dec.14, 2014 led him to a Yellowknife apartment where he “viciously” attacked two best friends, the Crown prosecutor told the court Friday during closing arguments after a four-week murder trial. “On that night, King wanted to party,” said prosecutor Alex Godfrey. Godfrey, revisiting trial...
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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.