Accused in murder showed up at RCMP headquarters hours after Lanky Court killing,witnesses testify

A shoeless Kevin Mantla showed up at Yellowknife RCMP headquarters just hours after allegedly killing Elvis Lafferty, bringing a police manhunt to the Mounties’ front door, according to testimony made in NWT Supreme Court Wednesday. After being told via radio that someone was at the 5010 Veterans Memorial Drive location’s front door, a Yellowknife RCMP constable...
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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