Crime & Courts

Cheyenne Dunbar enters the Lethbridge courthouse with a group of family members
Cheyenne Dunbar enters the Lethbridge courthouse with a group of family members Lethbridge News Now

Mother of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette testifies in Saretzky triple murder trial

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 21, 2017 - 4:31pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 5:52pm

LETHBRIDGE – Derek Saretzky glanced up as Cheyenne Dunbar entered the courtroom Wednesday morning (June 21), before immediately casting his eyes down and away as she walked by him in the prisoner’s box.

Derek Saretzky (Right) stands next to the fire pit where he says he disposed of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette's body while conducting a video re-enactment with Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley
Derek Saretzky (Right) stands next to the fire pit where he says he disposed of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette's body while conducting a video re-enactment with Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley Court exhibit

Saretzky trial focuses on campsite where toddler’s remains found (WARNING: Story contains graphic content)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 20, 2017 - 5:32pm

LETHBRIDGE – The campsite where two-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette’s remains were recovered in September of 2015, was the focus of day 10 in the Derek Saretzky triple murder trial.

Carmellia Saretzky speaks to the media outside the Lethbridge courthouse
Carmellia Saretzky speaks to the media outside the Lethbridge courthouse Lethbridge News Now

“He had done something bad, really bad”: aunt of Derek Saretzky (WARNING: Story contains graphic details)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 19, 2017 - 5:02pm

LETHBRIDGE – A second member of Derek Saretzky’s family testified for the Crown, as week three of his triple murder trial got underway.

Derek Saretzky shows Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley the site where he killed 2-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette
Derek Saretzky shows Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley the site where he killed 2-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette Court exhibit

Juror breaks down as accused details cannibalising toddler in police interview (WARNING: Story contains extremely graphic details)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 16, 2017 - 5:33pm

LETHBRIDGE – The jury needed a 40-minute break Friday morning (June 16), as one of its members broke into tears while watching a re-enactment video in the triple homicide trial of Derek Saretzky.

Lethbridge and Claresholm community elder abuse awareness organizations receive money from Provincial Government

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter
June 16, 2017 - 9:50am

LETHBRIDGE - 31 community organizations, including those in Lethbridge and Claresholm,  are getting a share of 1.5 million dollars in Provincial Government funding from the Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Community Response Program.
 

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