Gregory Despres

On the evening of April 23rd, 2005 Gregory Despres broke into the home of his neighbors Fred Fulton (74) and Veronica Decarie (70) in Minto, New Brunswik. He gained access by cutting a screen door and then kicking in the second door. Once inside he stabbed them both over 30 times to death. Going as far as to decapitate Fred with a home made sword.

After Despres killed his neighbors he packed up Fred Fulton’s car with weapons and headed towards the US. He later abandoned the vehicle near the Canadian-American border.

Veronica and Fred

On April 25, 2005, one day before the bodies were discovered, Despres arrived at the Calais, Maine, border crossing. He presented himself to the U.S. border guards while carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chainsaw stained with what appeared to be blood. At the border, Despres boasted of being an assassin for the United States government and of having killed 700. Which was strange but there was no knowledge of the murders. Even though he told strange stories and they knew that Depsres had to be in court soon in New Brunswick, the officers still didn’t detain him due to his American Citizenship. I have to read more on that you think they would of just arrested him for that stupid story.

There were however other grounds for possibly detaining Despres that were not acted upon by the border patrol agents. “Joseph Gutheinz, a University of Phoenix criminal justice professor said they could have arrested Despres for lying to a customs officer. The comment about 700 kills should have tipped them that he was not telling the truth, he said.”[2] Gutheinz, a retired Senior Special Agent who had previously served with three Federal agencies also said “if the customs agents wanted to exercise their discretion in regard to a person who they believed might be mentally ill, there was also a non-criminal option. In Maine, as in many states, there is a protective custody statute, which permits law enforcement officers to take into custody individuals they have reasonable grounds to believe may be an imminent threat to themselves or others. This authority to apprehend and process a person is designed to permit a psychological evaluation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Despres

But they let him go and he hitch hiked to Massachusetts. Where he was arrested in a routine stop on the day he had to be in court in New Brunswick. After Fred Fulton’s daughter discovered the bodies and the police had Despres as a suspect. When he got deported to Fredericton on September 15th, 2005 he played the looney act for awhile firing lawyers and making strange claims. Then on July 11, 2007, Despres was brought before the provincial mental health review board which found that he had responded well to treatment and was in fact fit to stand trial. A new trial was promptly ordered.

On March 5, 2008, The judge found Gregory Despres guilty of causing the deaths of Fred Fulton and Verna Decarie in 2005. However, The judge agreed with the defense in finding that Despres was not criminally responsible for his actions at the time. Despres is currently being held at Shepody Healing Centre which is part of the Dorchester Penitentiary. Due to his non-criminal responsibility stemming from delusions caused by paranoid schizophrenia, Despres has his case reviewed by the New Brunswick Mental Health Review Board every two years. Where hopefully he rots forever. To this day they are still having issues with him refusing treatment.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Despres

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.D/d/despres-gregory.htm

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Customs-lets-man-with-bloody-chainsaw-wild-tale-2629632.php

Jeffrey Arenburg

On August 1st, 1995 44 year old Jeffrey Arenburg went to CJOH Media in Ottawa, Ontario and shot and killed sports broadcaster Brian Smith. Arenburg’s reason he thought the radio station was broadcasting messages in his head. Brian Smith just had the unfortunate luck of being the first one Arenburg seen. Oh if you couldn’t tell Jeffrey Arenburg be a paranoid schizophrenic, who would of thought???He had reportedly been exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia for some time but was not officially diagnosed until 1990. At some point he began to believe that his ex-wife and her family were “torturing” him by broadcasting his thoughts on radio and television. Arenburg was hospitalized in 1990 after stating to authorities in court that his former in laws were stealing his thoughts and selling them to Hollywood.?

Arenburg Outside an Ottawa Homeless Shelter in 2014

Following the shooting when police searched Arenburg’s apartment they found a list of media personnel in the Ottawa area.

In 1992 Arenburg assaulted a radio station manager in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia where he lived working as a scallop fisherman. He was given either a $300 fine or 2 weeks in jail. He never showed up for trial and skipped town and moved to Ottawa.

Arenburg was found not criminally responsible in Smith’s death, due to his mental condition. In 2001, the Ontario Review Board began to grant Arenburg 72-hour release. He applied for full conditional release in 2004. As of June 2005 he had been living in the Barrie area with his brother since March 2003, and had recently graduated from a community college.

He is reformed. What could possibly go wrong?

On November 29, 2007, Arenburg was arrested after assaulting a U.S. customs officer in Buffalo, New York at the Peace Bridge International Crossing. According to officials, Arenburg attempted to enter the United States on a commercial vehicle as a passenger and was denied entry due to past criminal convictions. When they sat him down in the interview room he punched one of the border officers and busted open his lip. He spent a year in American jail until he got deported back to Canada.

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In 2012, Arenburg was arrested when he fled the scene after being pulled-over for speeding in Quebec. He was sentenced to six months in jail after calling the Judge an idiot.???

Aurenburg died June 13th, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario of an apparent heart attack at the age of 60.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Arenburg

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.A/a/arenburg-jeffrey.htm

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/jeffrey-arenburg-killer-of-sportscaster-brian-smith-dead-of-heart-attack

https://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/news/jeffrey-arenburg-man-who-shot-brian-smith-dead-of-natural-causes-police-1.2732925

Li Zhao

Li Zhao in court

In May of 2015 Li Zhao 赵丽 had 42 year old Gang Yuan from China in his West Vancouver mansion and fatally shot him and then chopped him up into pieces. Zhao and Yuan also at one point lived together in Saskatchewan. Zhao was married to Yuan’s cousin.

The two got into an argument over business investments and the fact that Yuan wanted to marry Zhao’s 26 year old daughter, Ultra Rich Asians reality tv star Florence Zhao. Saying he could get Zhao shares in companies “if” he let him marry his daughter. The argument became to pushing and shoving until Zhao grabbed a hammer. After fighting quickly Zhao got a rifle loaded it with ammo and pointed it Yuan telling him not to move. But Yuan eventually grabbed the hammer and threw it at Zhao which startled him and he shot Yuan. Zhao’s wife and her elderly mother had been taking a walk, but returned to find the aftermath of the shooting. Zhao told them to take a walk and then dragged Yuan’s body to the garage. The family’s nanny also later came into the garage at one point, but couldn’t see exactly what he was doing. He said he had been hunting a bear. After that Zhao used a power saw and chopped Yuan into about 100 pieces which took at least 6-12 hours. When Zhao’s wife left she did phone the police. Zhao had took a nap after chopping up Yuan and was thinking about bagging him up and putting him the freezer. The police eventually phone Zhao’s home and told him to come outside.

Zhao, who speaks little English admitted to the crimes he showed no remorse. It was also said that Zhao at age 54 when the crime occurred he had never even been in a fist fight in his life. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison

Victim Gang Yuan a man who lived a playboy lifestyle. Fathering 5 children from 5 different women. All of whom were unaware of each other until his death. He Owned mansions, a private island, and a yacht. He was known to have up to 100 girlfriends.

Links

https://vancouversun.com/news/man-who-fatally-shot-and-dismembered-west-van-businessman-should-get-12-14-years-crown

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/gang-yuan-li-zhao-death-dismemberment-1.5751111

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3104299/kind-non-violent-killer-who-chopped-chinese-tycoon

Zhao’s West Vancouver Mansion

Deng Mabiour

On Aug. 10, 2020 at about 12:30pm Deng Mabiour walked in to the Village Mall Walk In Clinic in Red Deer, Alberta carrying a hammer and a machete. While inside he attacked Doctor Walter Reynolds a 45-year-old father of two. People said he rushed inside and then they heard screaming from the exam room. When armed officers arrived at the scene they found Mabiour fleeing the scene and he threw a hammer at a police officer. The cops never shot him yet even though he still was wielding a machete in a busy parking lot in the middle of the afternoon. He eventually dropped the machete and officers swooped in. They cuffed him and took him downtown to the station.

Mabiour was charged with first-degree murder, assault with a weapon and assaulting a police officer.

RCMP said the two men were known to each other but did not say whether Mabiour was a patient of Reynolds. Rumor around Red Deer is that Mabiour was beating his wife and kids, Dr. Reynolds found out about it and was going to report him. Again all hear say but believable.

“Did you understand the charges?” asked the judge.

“No, I didn’t understand,” Mabiour replied. “Because I am sick. I lost memory. Listen to me, I don’t remember. I want a doctor.”

Mabiour continued talking as the judge and lawyers spoke.

Mabiour in Court

Mabiour appeared in Red Deer court on April 14 following the Alberta Review Board Hearing on Wednesday. A four-week jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 22-Dec 17. Mabiour says he will represent himself despite the judge warning him about the seriousness of the case. Even then Mabiour refused legal aid “A lawyer cannot do anything about my case. No lawyer is good for me in Canada. I’m a Black man,” Mabiour told the judge. Also while there Mabiour said “Listen to me. I don’t remember anything because I’m sick. I want a doctor,” with a heavy accent. Which is as good as saying you did it and know it. Prying at false hopes of fake sympathy for a doctor who left Africa to flee African violence. I will try to update this when more is found out

Deng Mabiour 54 year old South Sudanese refugee described as a loner who came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee in the late 1990s. He had fled South Sudan and was in a refugee camp in Ethiopia when he emigrated to Vancouver.. His half-brother told news sources that Deng once underwent brain surgery in Vancouver and that the family has a history of mental health problems. His half-brother Deng Mabior, 41, lives in Seattle. He goes by the same first name as his older half-brother. Their surnames have different spellings. “When he was in Sudan, somebody attacked him and hit him on the head,” Mabior said. “Then when he came to Canada, he got brain surgery. That’s what he told me. That is what I know.”

Victim Doctor Walter Reynolds

Links

Global News 02/01/21

Global News 03/22/21

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/half-brother-of-accused-in-red-deer-doctor-s-killing-points-to-history-of-mental-illness-in-family-1.5688738

https://www.cp24.com/news/i-don-t-remember-man-accused-of-killing-alberta-doctor-makes-court-appearance-1.5060764?cache=wfwhhfmnihogp

Matthew Vincent Raymond

On August 10th, 2018 at 7am in Fredericton, New Brunswick multiple calls came into the police department about dozens of shots fired in a residential area. The area immediately came locked down as residents were told to remain in their homes. Two officers responding to the scene were killed. Two civilians were also murdered. Raymond had shot them all from his storage room window at his Brookside Drive Fredericton apartment..

Police said they shot and arrested the suspect, a 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, who sustained serious injuries. Multiple media sources have reported that he was interested in first-person shooter video games and was known for being “ignorant” and “Islamophobic. Others, notably the office manager for the apartment complex, described him as “polite” and “pleasant. He was later found not criminally responsible. Why? “While in the grip of delusions about demons and a pending apocalypse has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder” The smart people tell us. Although he was never diagnosed with a mental disorder until after the shootings.

Matthew Raymond, who admitted to the killings, bowed his head and wiped away tears but said nothing.

Nathan Gorham, lead defence lawyer for Raymond, said his client is “grief-stricken” by the enormity of his crime. But Gorham said the verdict was the right one considering that Raymond was “very, very ill and was incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of what he was doing.”

During the trial, evidence taken from Raymond’s computer and other material found in his apartment revealed his deepening involvement with conspiracy theories, hoaxes, religious beliefs about end times and numerology. From 2017 until the shooting in 2018, his mental deterioration was marked by crazy beliefs about demons masquerading as political leaders and celebrities, about the earth being flat and about a coming apocalypse. On August 21st, 200 Raymond was deemed fit to stand trial. Then the jury found him not criminally responsible.

Victims

.The dead officers were 45-year-old Lawrence Robert Costello and 43-year-old Sara Burns. Police have identified two dead civilians as musician Donnie Robichaud 42 and his girlfriend, Bobbie-Lee Wright(nicknamed Bubbles) 32.

The ex-wife of victim Donnie Robichaud told the media that she swore at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his condolence call with her. Costello, 45, who had four children, the other Fredericton police constable who died was Sara Burns, 43, a wife with three children. They were the first officers to arrive at the scene of the early morning shooting and were shot as they rushed to help two people lying on the ground On 18 August, the two officers were given a regimental funeral. It was attended by hundreds of police officers from around the country, as well as friends and families of the victims.

Links

Global

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericton_shooting

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/10/27/fredericton-shooter-mathew-raymond-testifies-in-his-defence-at-murder-trial.html