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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Police Investigating Fatal West Side Stabbing

Photo courtesy Doug Epton
City police Forensics team members piece together evidence after a double stabbing early this morning on Prince Street that has left an 18-year old dead.

Teenager Dead From Morning Stabbing

Photo courtesy Doug Epton
An 18-year-old teenage boy is dead after a stabbing early this morning.

Saint John Police Force were called to 348 Prince Street West around 4:30 this morning. Police say there was a home invasion where two young men had been stabbed.

Both the 18-year-old and a 21-year-old man were sent to hospital. The 21-year-old is in stable condition and is undergoing medical treatment.
Police do not believe this is a random act and say the two knew each other.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Bonnell Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder

A man accused of killing his 16-year-old cousin has been found guilty of first degree murder.

The jury delivered its verdict today after deliberating late Friday and Saturday morning in the case of Curtis Bonnell, who had pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Hilary Bonnell.

The 32-year-old Bonnell had testified that he woke up from a night of drinking and drugs on Sept. 5, 2009, to find his cousin dead in his pickup, but he insists he doesn't know how she died.

He says he panicked and buried her body in a wooded area in Tabusintac.

When the trial opened six weeks ago, Crown attorney Bill Richards told the jury that Bonnell held Hilary against her will, sexually assaulted her and killed her.

He said Bonnell buried her body near an old firing range to avoid detection.

Courtesy of The Canadian Press.

Stabbing On West Side

Two men in their early twenties are in hospital after a stabbing on the west side.

Saint John City Police say they were called to a private residence on Prince Street just before 5:00 am.

One of the men has serious injuries.

Black History Society Host Genealogy Event

A strong part of Canada before it was even a country.

The New Brunswick History Society will host a black history and genealogy event at the Atrium in Market Square recognizing and sharing our province's rich black history.

President of the New Brunswick Black History Society David Peters tells CHSJ news our history starts before Canada became a nation, when blacks arrived here in 1783 as free loyalists. Peters says African-Canadians have served in WW1, WW2, Korean wars, and have reached some high positions. He says when he was young no one would hire him here in the province, so he moved to receive education and get a job. He said the same was for business and trade workers. He says although that doesn't exists today, once you move and start a family, you stay where your kids are.

The free event from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm will feature displays from PRUDE (Pride of Race, Unity, Dignity by Education), Kings Landing, a genealogists, and the Black History Society.

Time Change Tomorrow

Fall back and spring forward!

It's that time of year again, where you get an extra hour sleep but the days get a bit darker.

Sunday you'll get an extra snooze as you move your clock back one hour as the time changes to Standard Time. The time change will take effect at 2:00 am.   The province is also reminding you to make sure your smoke alarm batteries are working as well.