Friday, October 18, 2013

King's Head Tavern vandal wants more jail time

A Winnipeg senior arrested for breaking a downtown bar window wasn’t happy after a judge sentenced her Friday to one month in jail.
Angeline Toutsaint said she deserved five months.
Toutsaint, 67, initially told court she was too drunk to remember tossing a bottle through the front window of the King’s Head Tavern. She later admitted she intentionally broke the window so she could dry out in jail rather than spend her nights at the Main Street Project, her only home for the past 10 years.
“That’s why I put myself in here,” Toutsaint told Judge Kelly Moar.
Court heard Toutsaint has a criminal record dating back to 1977 and has been arrested at least 50 times for public intoxication.
“You can’t continue to act out in this manner,” Moar said. “You’ve caused damages of over $500 to an establishment that now has to fix it and absorb the cost.”
“I should get five months then,” Toutsaint replied.
Moar said such a long sentence wouldn’t be “fitting to the offence” and ordered she spend another 30 days in custody.
“That’s peanuts,” Toutsaint said in apparent frustration. “I could do that standing on my head.”
Toutsaint said she wants help for her alcohol addiction. She said she has tried accessing residential treatment programs but the waiting lists are too long.
During a discussion about her background, Toutsaint told court she moved to Winnipeg 30 years ago from Saskatchewan.
“Why did you come to Winnipeg?” Moar asked her.
“Because the beer was cheaper,” she said.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

7-year sentence for Winnipeg man who killed HIV-positive boyfriend

A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating his boyfriend to death with a golf club after learning the victim was HIV-positive.
Michael Pearce, 43, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year following a jury trial.
Stuart Mark, 36 (photo), was found bludgeoned to death inside his Alfred Avenue home in January 2007. He had been struck at least 58 times with the weapon, court was told.

Pearce's Lawyer argued that his client was merely trying to 'beat the aids out of him'. He claimed that his golf clubs doubled as medical instruments.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kent Parke Dies

MAY 4, 1962 – JUNE 12, 2010
Kent Parke died Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at the Victoria General Hospital age of 48 years. Kent is survived by his parents Doreen and George, brother Don, sister Kim, nieces Alexandria and Hope, and nephew Andrew, Uncle Ross and Uncle Doug. Apparently the cause of death was a lethal combination of Ginseng and Chlorpromazine.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dirty Jacky

"I've got a
and you've
got a knife.
Do ya feel lucky?
Well do ya punk?"

The March 28-2007 Winnipeg Free Press newspaper reports: "A knife-wielding man killed by police Tuesday morning after going on a deadly rampage inside a Wolseley care home had been exhibiting bizarre behaviour in recent weeks that had neighbours baffled." You gotta love the way low income weasel journalists try to spice up a prosaic story!
"Const. Jacqueline Chaput said the man refused to drop the weapon, leaving her no choice but to use deadly force." Sure, it's not like she and her partner had stun guns, bats, the option to shoot the nutcase in the leg first, etc.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Hunchback of Madison Lodge

Police escort a Madison Lodge resident from the scene as they investigate a stabbing and shooting yesterday.
Resident Whack Job Arthur Szymkow, notwithstanding being heavily intoxicated from a potpourri of anti-psychotic prescription drugs, finds an opportunity to try to get his 15 minutes of fame.