Anniversary of horrific Montreal murder

On Wednesday, November 17, 1943 – 71 years ago tomorrow – the City of Westmount, a quiet well-to-do neighbourhood adjacent to downtown Montreal, was the site of an horrific murder. A 14 year old boy, George Webster using a baseball bat  bludgeoned his mother to death and attempted to kill other members of the household.Continue reading “Anniversary of horrific Montreal murder”

UPDATED – Montreal killing: Sivret has violent past, but does it involve an unsolved murder?

A few nights ago an apparently random attack in downtown Montreal cost a 67-year-old woman her life. Yuk Ngor Tam was carrying groceries along Ste. Catherine Street when she was brutally accosted by what witnesses deemed a random act of violence. Police now have a suspect in custody. Jason Derrald Sivret, a 38-year old man has beenContinue reading “UPDATED – Montreal killing: Sivret has violent past, but does it involve an unsolved murder?”

Local history: Childhood memories and murder

As a kid growing up I spent many hours playing with friends on a quiet little street called Hillside Avenue. Little did we know what horror had preceded us. On October 26, 1901 seven your-old Eric Marrotte was brutally stabbed to death and his body was thrown over the fence by the railroad tracks. Eric,Continue reading “Local history: Childhood memories and murder”

Anniversary of horrific Montreal murder: different approaches to newspaper coverage

On Wednesday, November 17, 1943 – 71 years ago tomorrow – the City of Westmount, a quiet well-to-do neighbourhood adjacent to downtown Montreal, was the site of an horrific murder. A 14 year old boy, George Webster using a baseball bat  bludgeoned his mother to death and attempted to kill other members of the household.Continue reading “Anniversary of horrific Montreal murder: different approaches to newspaper coverage”