Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, February 5, 2019
A commission examining the circumstances that allowed an Ontario nurse to kill eight elderly patients says it learned more than a year ago that she had confessed to additional crimes.
The commission that led last year’s public inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s actions says it heard in January 2018 that the serial killer had told prison staff she had attempted to harm two other patients.
It says it took no steps, so as not to interfere with police investigations into the alleged incidents.
Police in Waterloo Region say a 56-year-old man killed in Cambridge, Ont., was the victim of a targeted shooting.
They say officers went to a residence around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.
Police say Kurt McKechnie was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say four people were seen leaving the area at the time of the incident and believe the man knew the people who targeted him.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.
Police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder after an alleged attack last week in Niagara Falls.
Niagara police say the incident occurred Tuesday night when the teen allegedly assaulted a 52-year-old man with a weapon.
Police say the teen fled the scene but was located later and arrested.
The victim was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries and later died.
Brantford Police are waring the public after they say three illegal dumps were found across the city, filled with by products of an illegal drug lab.
Two locations were in the area of Spalding Ave and Golf Road. A third location was found near Edge Street. All three locations police say they found chemicals and substances consistent with illegal drug making.
Firefighters were called in the clean up the materials and police released images of the containers discovered at the dump sites. They are warning the public to report any further discoveries of similar materials to contact police.
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