Carys Cragg was just 11 years old when an intruder broke into her parents’ home and brutally murdered her father.
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Kevin Martin follows legal issues for the Calgary Sun - responsible for the day-to-day coverage of trials at the Calgary Court Centre, focusing primarily on criminal matters, as well as writing a column once ever two weeks on justice issues. Born in Montreal and spending his formative years in Ottawa, he's called Alberta home since 1984 and has been with the Calgary Sun, almost exclusively on the court beat, for more than a quarter century after receiving his journalism training at Algonquin College in Ottawa. His many years haunting Calgary's courtrooms give him a unique perspective on the law.
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OKOTOKS -- Helping four teenage girls enter the seedy underworld of prostitution has landed a High River woman a two-year prison sentence.
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It took jurors eight and a half hours over two days to find Douglas Garland guilty on Thursday of the revenge motivated killings of a Calgary couple and their little grandson.
An angry Dale Hird lashed out at his son’s killers Monday, calling them cowards for their roles in the victim’s swarming death.
The kidnapping and rape of a teenage girl in the northeast subdivision of Taradale has been devastating to the community, court heard Friday.
Fatally stabbing a Calgary teen and knifing his friend outside a house party has landed a city man a 10-year prison term.
Calling his conduct “senseless” a Calgary judge on Friday sentenced a city man to six years in prison for driving a stolen truck head-on into another motorist, killing him.
The Calgary grandparents charged with manslaughter in the death of their grandson can leave jail, but not with each other, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The city mom charged in the death of her disabled adult daughter is now facing a more serious charge.
The suspect facing two first-degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of Taliyah Marsman and her mother Sara Baillie has a criminal record in Alberta going back to 1990.
Calling his evidence “evasive, inconsistent (and) implausible,” a Calgary judge on Friday convicted a city cab driver of hit and run in a deadly collision.
Chasing his mom down and then shooting her in the back of the neck in an alcohol-induced psychosis, has landed a Calgary man a nine-year prison term.
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For more than a week of evidence, the courtroom gallery was sparsely populated with a few reporters and the odd law student.
Cryptic texts between convicted killers, Timothy Rempel and his wife Sheena Cuthill, should not have been admitted into evidence, she says in her appeal.
The elderly city woman charged in the death of her handicapped adult daughter was “browbeaten” by police, her lawyer suggested Thursday.
After killing his mother with a shotgun blast to the back of her neck, Calgarian Andrew Douglas Murray called 911 and calmly waited for police to arrive, court heard Friday.
It’s been a trying two weeks for former justice minister Jonathan Denis, who had to fight a legal battle against his former wife, Breanna Palmer, over an emergency protection order while trying to win his re-election.
Former justice minister Jonathan Denis claimed to “own” all the judges and the police, his estranged wife claimed.