‘Knew what he was doing:’ Crown, defence make arguments in Mantla murder trial

A jealous and jilted Kevin Mantla flew from Gameti to Yellowknife on Sept. 27, 2015 for one reason – to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in a “focused” and planned attack, the Crown argued in NWT Supreme Court Thursday. “This guy knew what he was doing from start to finish,” said Crown prosecutor...
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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.