‘A lot of blood:’ child witness recounts night of alleged attack in Mantla murder case

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The daughter of a woman who survived an alleged attack from the man accused of murdering her mother’s boyfriend told court Friday she remembers waking to screams from her mother before finding her laying in a nearby hallway on the night of Sept. 27, 2015. “A lot of blood was on the floor and wall,”...
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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.