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The second day of a three-day preliminary trial into the homicide of Joe Gauthier ran on Tuesday (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Preliminary hearing for Hillside Avenue homicide case continues

Victoria man Joe Gauthier was killed on March 10, 2018

The second day of a three-day preliminary trial into the homicide of Joe Gauthier ran on Tuesday (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
310 King George Terrace, pictured January 16 2019. In 2007 a murder suicide took place in the home. (Jesse Laufer /News Staff)

Oak Bay realtor recalls sale of home where family was murdered

Home sellers not always required to disclose violent crimes

  • Jan 16, 2019
310 King George Terrace, pictured January 16 2019. In 2007 a murder suicide took place in the home. (Jesse Laufer /News Staff)
William Earl Talbott II, 55, enters Snohomish County Superior Court, unshackled and in civilian attire, led by defense attorney Rachel Forde on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Talbott is charged with the aggravated murders of Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, who were on a road trip 30 years ago.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Man pleads not guilty in 1987 slayings of Victoria couple

William Talbott of SeaTac was arraigned Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court

  • Jun 19, 2018
William Earl Talbott II, 55, enters Snohomish County Superior Court, unshackled and in civilian attire, led by defense attorney Rachel Forde on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Talbott is charged with the aggravated murders of Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, who were on a road trip 30 years ago.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.

Arrest made in 30-year homicide cold case of Oak Bay High grads

55-year-old William Earl Talbott II of Seatac was taken into custody Thursday

Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.
Police have now confirmed that the death of Joe Gauthier, who was found dead early Saturday at a property along Hillside Avenue, is considered a homicide. However, no charges have yet been laid in the case. Facebook

Hillside Avenue death ruled a homicide, police say

No charges have yet been laid in the killing of Victoria man Joe Gauthier

Police have now confirmed that the death of Joe Gauthier, who was found dead early Saturday at a property along Hillside Avenue, is considered a homicide. However, no charges have yet been laid in the case. Facebook
Multiple reports online indicate the body found at a property on Hillside Avenue early Saturday was that of Joe Gauthier, a 35-year-old father of four from Victoria. Facebook

Man found deceased on Hillside Avenue identified online

Multiple reports indicate victim was Joe Gauthier, 35, of Victoria

Multiple reports online indicate the body found at a property on Hillside Avenue early Saturday was that of Joe Gauthier, a 35-year-old father of four from Victoria. Facebook
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Mehl murder trial: “She was a good mother”

Sister-in-law testifies about tensions between Mehl and in-laws

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her 18-month-old daughter

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying
Stacey Thur, the mother of Daniel Levesque who was killed in 2011, stands between her surviving son, Joel, and daughter, Lainey outside the Victoria Law Courts on Tuesday after Joshua Bredo’s sentencing hearing. Thur and family are anxious to move with celebrating Daniel’s life. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Bredo will serve another two years less a day for causing 2011 death of Daniel Levesque

Victim’s mother says killer is not remorseful, grateful for community support in Revelstoke

  • Jun 6, 2017
Stacey Thur, the mother of Daniel Levesque who was killed in 2011, stands between her surviving son, Joel, and daughter, Lainey outside the Victoria Law Courts on Tuesday after Joshua Bredo’s sentencing hearing. Thur and family are anxious to move with celebrating Daniel’s life. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Former Revelstoke resident Daniel Levesque is seen in a lighter time. He died in an incident involving Josh Bredo in Victoria in 2011. Bredo pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Levesque’s death Monday morning in Victoria Law Court.                                 Photo contributed

UPDATE: Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter in Daniel Levesque’s 2011 death

Joshua Bredo plea latest chapter in drawn-out case, family makes emotional statements in court

  • Jun 5, 2017
Former Revelstoke resident Daniel Levesque is seen in a lighter time. He died in an incident involving Josh Bredo in Victoria in 2011. Bredo pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Levesque’s death Monday morning in Victoria Law Court.                                 Photo contributed