Jim Lutz: Murder suspect says she feared for her life

Murder suspect Crystal Crowchild feared for her life and killed a man she’d just had cash-for-sex with in self-defence, her defence counsel told jurors Wednesday. Jim Lutz, in his final submissions at Crowchild’s second-degree murder trial, said his client should be acquitted. “Crystal Crowchild is not guilty of murder, there’s nothing in the evidence before […]

5 Calgary court cases to watch in 2016

There are often lingering questions after a serious crime is committed; Why was someone killed? What were the victims doing before they died? How were police able to make their case? By the time a case makes it to court those questions are often answered, providing closure for victims, their families and the community. Several cases that captivated Calgarians […]

Jim Lutz: Slaying victim’s family irate after verdict against Calgary teen

Family members of a 45-year-old Calgary man who was beaten and stabbed to death after he met some boys at a CTrain stop last year are not satisfied with the manslaughter and robbery convictions for one of the teens handed down on Monday. The sister and uncle of Gabriel Okeynan said outside court they felt the 16-year-old boy, along […]