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barry sherman: murder unit to probe canadian mystery deaths


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising police in toronto have confirmed that its homicide unit has taken over the investigation into the death of a canadian billionaire and his wife.police are treating the deaths of barry sherman, 75, and his wife honey, whose bodies were found in their toronto home on friday, as "suspicious".an autopsy revealed both had died from ligature neck compression.earlier their family hit out at reports the case was being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. a brief police statement on sunday evening only confirmed the autopsy results, and stated that toronto police service homicide had taken the lead in the suspicious death investigation.canadian media had earlier cited police sources for the






barry sherman: family disputes reports on mystery double death in canada


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising the family of a canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths.police are treating the deaths of barry sherman and his wife honey, whose bodies were found in their toronto home on friday, as "suspicious" but say no suspects are being sought.canadian media, citing police sources, say the case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. but a family statement said no-one close to the couple believed this. "our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths," it read.the statement we






autopsies underway for canadian billionaires found dead


toronto (ap) — investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on toronto billionaire and philanthropist barry sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths.toronto police const. david hopkinson said saturday the autopsies were being performed a day after the apotex founder and his wife, honey, were found dead in their north toronto mansion. police have described the deaths as suspicious, but offered no other details to date.sherman was the chairman of generic drug maker apotex. apotex described their deaths as shocking and tragic.canadian prime minister justin trudeau tweeted that he was saddened to by the news of the sudden passing of barry and his wife honey.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






barry sherman: family disputes reports on mystery double death in canada


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising the family of a canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths.police are treating the deaths of barry sherman, 75, and his wife honey, whose bodies were found in their toronto home on friday, as "suspicious" but say no suspects are being sought.canadian media, citing police sources, say the case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. but a family statement said no-one close to the couple believed this. "our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths," it read.the stateme






barry sherman: family disputes reports on mystery double death in canada


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising the family of a canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths.police are treating the deaths of barry sherman, 75, and his wife honey, whose bodies were found in their toronto home on friday, as "suspicious" but say no suspects are being sought.canadian media, citing police sources, say the case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. but a family statement said no-one close to the couple believed this. "our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths," it read.the stateme






autopsies underway for canadian billionaires found dead


toronto — investigators were awaiting the results of autopsies performed on toronto billionaire barry sherman and his wife saturday before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths.toronto police const. david hopkinson said the autopsies were being performed a day after the apotex founder and his wife, honey, were found dead in their north toronto mansion. police have described the deaths as suspicious, but offered no other details to date.sherman founded toronto-based apotex inc. in 1974 with two employees and gradually turned it into the largest canadian-owned pharmaceutical company.along the way he amassed a vast fortune, recently estimated by canadian business magazine at $4.77 billion (us$3.65 billion), making him the 15th richest person in the count






deaths of canada billionaire barry sherman and wife 'suspicious'


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising a canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". the bodies of barry sherman and his wife honey were found in the basement by an estate agent, reports said.mr sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.he was one of canada's richest men and a prominent philanthropist.there was no sign of forced entry to the property, police said in a statement friday evening. local media reported that investigators were not searching for a suspect at this time.detective brandon price told canadian broadcaster cbc that investigators were still tr






deaths of canada billionaire barry sherman and wife 'suspicious'


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising a canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". the bodies of barry sherman and his wife honey were found in the basement by an estate agent, reports said.mr sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.he was one of canada's richest men and a prominent philanthropist.there was no sign of forced entry to the property, police said in a statement friday evening. local media reported that investigators were not searching for a suspect at this time.detective brandon price told canadian broadcaster cbc that investigators were still tr






deaths of canada billionaire barry sherman and wife 'suspicious'


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising a canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". the bodies of barry sherman and his wife honey were found in the basement by an estate agent, reports said.mr sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.he was one of canada's richest men and a prominent philanthropist.there was no sign of forced entry to the property, police said in a statement friday evening. local media reported that investigators were not searching for a suspect at this time.detective brandon price told canadian broadcaster cbc that investigators were still tr






canadian billionaire, wife found dead in their toronto home


police have not yet released any details of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of barry and honey sherman, whose bodies were discovered friday.        






deaths of canada billionaire barry sherman and wife 'suspicious'


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising a canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". the bodies of barry sherman and his wife honey were found in the basement, reports said.mr sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.he was one of canada's richest men and a prominent philanthropist.police gave few details and did not confirm the identities of the deceased. however, they were named locally by friends and by officials who reacted with shock at the news."i am beyond words right now," ontario's health minister eric hoskins said on twitter."my dear friends barry and






autopsies underway for canadian billionaires found dead


toronto — investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on canadian billionaire barry sherman and his wife after they were found dead in their home in what police called suspicious deaths.toronto police spokesman mark pugash said saturday the deaths are suspicious based on what they know, but offered no other details. the 75-year-old pharmaceutical magnate and his wife, honey, 70, were found dead in their north toronto mansion on friday.the deaths shocked canadian high society and prompted prime minister justin trudeau to make a statement.sherman founded toronto-based apotex inc. in 1974 with two employees and turned it into the largest canadian-owned pharmaceutical company. canadian business magazine recently estimated his worth at $4.77 billion (us$3.65 billion), making h






toronto police release cause of death of billionaires


toronto (ap) — toronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of billionaire barry sherman and his wife after autopsies showed they died from “ligature neck compression.”police released a statement sunday reporting the cause of death. authorities also identified pharmaceutical magnate sherman and his wife, honey, as the two people found dead in a north toronto mansion friday.police call the deaths suspicious, but on friday also said that there were no signs of forced entry and that they were not looking for any suspect.the sherman family issued a statement saturday urging police to conduct a “thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation” into the deaths and calling on the media to avoid speculating on the cause of the deaths.most read storiesunlimit






toronto police release cause of death of billionaires


toronto — toronto homicide detectives have taken over the investigation of the deaths of billionaire barry sherman and his wife after autopsies showed they died from "ligature neck compression."police released a statement sunday reporting the cause of death. authorities also identified pharmaceutical magnate sherman and his wife, honey, as the two people found dead in a north toronto mansion friday.police call the deaths suspicious, but on friday also said that there were no signs of forced entry and that they were not looking for any suspect.the sherman family issued a statement saturday urging police to conduct a "thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation" into the deaths and calling on the media to avoid speculating on the cause of the deaths.the shermans recently put up






deaths of canada billionaire barry sherman and wife 'suspicious'


image copyrightreutersimage caption honey and barry sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising a canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious". the bodies of barry sherman and his wife honey were found in the basement by an estate agent, reports said.mr sherman was the founder and chairman of pharmaceutical giant apotex, which sells generic medicines around the world.he was one of canada's richest men and a prominent philanthropist.police gave few details and did not confirm the identities of the deceased. however, they were named locally by friends and by officials who reacted with shock at the news."i am beyond words right now," ontario's health minister eric hoskins said on twitter."my dear






lawyer: meningitis deaths are 'tragic,' but not murder case


boston — a defense lawyer says a former executive charged in a 2012 national meningitis outbreak did nothing to cause the deaths of patients.closing arguments began thursday in the trial of barry cadden. the former president of the new england compounding center faces charges including murder.tainted steroids made by the company killed 64 people and sickened about 700 others in 20 states.the prosecution said in closing that cadden ran the company in an "extraordinarily dangerous" way that led to the deaths of 25 people.but cadden's attorney said that although the outbreak is "a tragic death case," it is "not a murder case." he said prosecutors have not shown anything that cadden did caused the deaths and are trying to blame cadden for mistakes made by other employees.






jeffrey barry guilty of 'savage' stab murder in bristol


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionjeffrey barry admits killing neighbour to a 999 call operator.a man has been found guilty of murdering his neighbour in a "savage and sustained" knife attack that lasted more than 40 minutes.paranoid schizophrenic jeffrey barry, 56, claimed victim kamil ahmad was a rapist and terrorist.the brutal attack in bristol in july 2016 ended with barry slicing off the kurdish refugee's penis.barry had denied murder but admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility at bristol crown court.during the trial, the jury was told he was racist towards iraqi-born mr ahmad and had previously assaulted him.a post-mortem examination found injuries to mr ahmad included 25 stab wounds to his face and eyes.'tragic and brutal'barry, who has a long histo






the 5 best murder mystery movies to binge-watch this weekend


whether they're classic drawing room whodunnits, serial killer hunts or a parody of the genre, here are five of our favorite murder mystery films.        






kamil ahmad death: jeffrey barry jailed for murder


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionjeffrey barry admits killing neighbour to a 999 call operator in july 2016a mental health patient who was found guilty of murdering his neighbour in a "savage and sustained" attack has been jailed for life.kamil ahmad's murder took place hours after jeffrey barry, who has paranoid schizophrenia, was released from a psychiatric hospital.it ended with barry, 56, slicing off the kurdish refugee's penis.sentencing, mrs justice may said the decision to release barry had been "nothing short of calamitous".barry had denied murder but admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility at bristol crown court."once inside mr ahmad's flat, you subjected him to a frenzied attack, and the pathologist describes over 70 separate knife injuries," sh






ainsley house hosts murder mystery dinner fundraiser


dress up like it’s the roaring ’20s and try your hand at solving a murder mystery on one of two nights at the ainsley house.on sept. 15 and 16, the historic house in campbell will host two murder mystery dinner fundraisers. the first event will benefit the campbell kiwanis club, and the second will benefit the campbell museums foundation.both events, called “a dinner to die for,” will feature a 1920s-themed murder mystery, in the style of a “whodunnit.” volunteer actors will play characters in the mystery, while guests work to figure out which character committed a murder in the house.both events will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the garden speakeasy. there will be tours through the ainsley house where participants can hunt for clues. a buffet dinner will follow.once the mystery is so






'the invisible hours': a vr murder mystery


tequila works and gametrust are bringing the classic murder mystery story to virtual reality in “the invisible hours.”






chester hospital baby deaths to be investigated by police


image copyrightdennis turner/geographimage caption police will focus on eight unexplained deaths at the neonatal unit between june 2015 and july 2016 baby deaths at a neonatal unit with a "higher than usual" mortality rate are to be investigated by police.countess of chester hospital reported "a greater number of baby deaths and collapses than normally expected" between june 2015 and july 2016.the police probe will focus on eight deaths, but a further seven during the same period will also be reviewed.the hospital trust contacted police after a clinical review found no "definitive explanation" for the rise.six non-fatal collapses - where a baby's breathing or heart rate drop to dangerous levels - will also be reviewed, cheshire constabulary said. 'continuing concerns'a review by the royal






ny officer charged with murder in mentally ill woman's death


new york — a police sergeant has been charged with murder in the shooting of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman, a death the mayor called tragic and unacceptable.sgt. hugh barry was arrested wednesday and was awaiting an arraignment on a murder indictment in deborah danner's october death, police said. a spokesman for his union called the charges ridiculous.police were responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person when barry, who has been with the new york police department for eight years, encountered danner in her bronx apartment.authorities said at the time that danner was threatening the sergeant with a bat when he shot her.danner had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. officers had been called to her home several times before to take her to the hospital during psychiatri






pharmacist acquitted of murder in deadly meningitis outbreak


barry cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in boston on march 16, 2017.(photo: steven senne, ap) 19 connectlinkedinemailmoreboston — a jury in boston acquitted pharmacist barry cadden on murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab.cadden, however, was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges, the associated press reported. some of the counts could bring a maximum sentence of 20 years. sentencing was set for june 21cadden, who earned tens of millions of dollars as co-founder and head pharmacist at new england compounding center in framingham, mass., could have faced life in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder charges for his alleged role in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012. according to the u.s. center






ex-pharmacy exec acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak


boston — the co-founder of a massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted wednesday of causing the deaths of 25 people but convicted of other racketeering charges in a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012.barry cadden was charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy and other charges under the federal racketeering law. overall, the outbreak killed 64 people and sickened 700 others in 20 states.after five days of deliberations, the jury found that he wasn't responsible for the deaths. but they also found him guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges.cadden, 50, will be released on bail while awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for june 21.in september 2012, the centers for disease control and prevention began investigating an outbreak of fungal meningitis and oth






chase sherman vs. rashad coulter live round-by-round coverage


a knockout seems likely when chase sherman and rashad coulter square off as each fighter has finished all of his wins via knockout. sherman is a ufc veteran but has lost both times in the octagon while coulter is making his ufc debut.round 1. sherman lands a series of kicks to keep coulter at range. coulter is moving in slowly looking to get close enough to land a power shot but sherman is landing much more in the process. sherman is continually landing leg kicks while also connecting with punches as coulter gets close. coulter lands a hard right hand that appears to hurt sherman a little. he opens up and lands a left hook a little bit later. sherman lands another big leg kick and coulter is limping. sherman follows with another leg kick and coulter almost goes down. 10-8 sherman.round 2.






while seahawk richard sherman stays silent, brother says he doesn’t want to leav


his brother speaking for him was the latest twist in the increasingly odd richard sherman-trade saga.as unusual as anything that has happened in the increasingly odd story of the seahawks admitting they would consider trading richard sherman is sherman having someone else speak for him, even if just for a day — and even if it is his brother, branton.not that sherman is keeping totally quiet — he took to twitter to wednesday to tell sam monson of pro football focus that he was “making too much sense” in pointing out that sherman has allowed just 12 touchdowns in his career and shouldn’t be traded anywhere.maybe seahawks fans should take heart that sherman appeared to be agreeing with the case to keep him in seattle.also basically making that point branton sherman in an interview with nfl.co






ny officer charged with murder in mentally ill woman’s death


new york (ap) — a police sergeant has been indicted by a new york city grand jury on a murder charge in the shooting of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman, a death the mayor called tragic and unacceptable.sgt. hugh barry was arrested wednesday and was awaiting an arraignment in deborah danner’s october death, police said. a spokesman for his union called the charges ridiculous.police were responding to a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person when barry, who has been with the new york police department for eight years, encountered danner in her bronx apartment.authorities said at the time that danner was threatening the sergeant with a bat when he shot her.most read storiessale! get 90% off digital access.officers had been called to danner’s home several times before to take her to t






pharmacist acquitted of murder in deadly meningitis outbreak


barry cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in boston on march 16, 2017.(photo: steven senne, ap)connectlinkedinemailmoreboston — a jury in boston acquitted pharmacist barry cadden on murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab.cadden, however, was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges, the associated press reported.cadden, who earned tens of millions of dollars as co-founder and head pharmacist at new england compounding center in framingham, mass., could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison for his alleged role in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012. according to the u.s. centers for diseases control and prevention, 751 patients in 20 states came down with meningitis infections after being injected with






doctor accused in deaths of at least 7 in oklahoma, texas


sherman, texas — federal prosecutors say a texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period.fifty-six-year-old howard gregg diamond was arrested tuesday on charges that include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.prosecutors contend that diamond began issuing prescriptions in 2010 that had no legitimate medical purpose. the prescriptions were for drugs such as hydrocodone and morphine.authorities say the overdose deaths occurred in abilene, texas; mckinney, texas; ardmore, oklahoma; yukon, oklahoma; and elsewhere.diamond, based in sherman, texas, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of dallas, is scheduled to appear in court friday.he could not be immediately reached by phone






murder-suicide suspected in deaths of 2 in south minneapolis


murder-suicide is suspected in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found thursday afternoon in a south minneapolis apartment building, police said.the bodies were found a mid-level unit of a three-story brick apartment building in the 2700 block of cedar avenue s., according to police spokesman corey schmidt.“at this point we’re leaning toward this being murder-suicide,” schmidt said.a man standing outside the building early thursday evening said through an interpreter that one of the people found dead inside was his sister. visibly emotional, he declined to say more.police said the victims had some kind of relationship, but they did not specify what it was. the victims’ name and ages were not released. police also offered no information about the causes of death or whether a w






pharmacist acquitted of murder in deadly meningitis outbreak


barry cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in boston on march 16, 2017.(photo: steven senne, ap) 26 connectlinkedinemailmoreboston — a jury in boston acquitted pharmacist barry cadden on murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab.cadden, however, was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges. some of the counts could bring a maximum sentence of 20 years. sentencing was set for june 21cadden, who earned tens of millions of dollars as co-founder and head pharmacist at new england compounding center in framingham, mass., could have faced life in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder charges for his alleged role in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012. according to the u.s. centers for diseases control and prev






so is it just that richard sherman wants out of seattle?


is it richard sherman who wants out of seattle and not the seahawks who want to deal him? that's what a report from espn's adam schefter said on friday.the ongoing richard sherman/trade saga took another twist friday morning with a report from espn’s adam schefter that it’s sherman who wants out of seattle and asked the team to explore trade options.said schefter: “it has been my understanding all along that richard sherman was the one who initiated this. he was the one that wanted to be traded initially. the seahawks were obliging him and his request.”this would fly in the face of other statements on this topic, including from sherman’s brother, branton, who said sherman “doesn’t want to leave the brotherhood” in seattle.conversely, it might help explain some of sherman’s behavior over th






it’s official: you can’t take the seahawks’ richard sherman seriously anymore


if sherman can’t acknowledge something undeniable, is he credible on other subjects?this story should be dead, but richard sherman refuses to let that happen. he has breathed new life into it with flabbergasting stubbornness and pride.two months ago, he and local radio host jim moore had a testy exchange that ended with sherman threatening to end moore’s career. well, at least that’s what happened according to tape recorders and just about every seahawks reporter in town.but now the seahawks cornerback seems to be questioning the reality of an indisputable occurrence. in an interview that ran monday morning, espn’s cari champion asked sherman if he regretted what he said to moore. his response?“no, because nobody ever knew what i said. once again, sources say. who was there? did anybody se






deaths of 2 in south carolina ruled murder-suicide


summerville, s.c. (ap) — the deaths of two people in south carolina have been ruled a murder-suicide.berkeley county sheriff’s deputies were called to two homes near summerville around 11:30 a.m. monday. the bodies of a man and woman were found in front of separate homes on the same street.chief deputy mike cochran said there were eyewitnesses to the shootings. cochran said the deaths were a murder-suicide.the names of the victims have not been released yet.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.cochran said investigators were trying to determine what led to the shootings.






doctor accused in deaths of at least 7 in oklahoma, texas


sherman, texas (ap) — federal prosecutors say a texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people over a four-year period.fifty-six-year-old howard gregg diamond was arrested monday on charges that include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.prosecutors contend that diamond began issuing prescriptions in 2010 that had no legitimate medical purpose. the prescriptions were for drugs such as hydrocodone and morphine.authorities say the overdose deaths occurred in abilene, texas; mckinney, texas; ardmore, oklahoma; yukon, oklahoma; and elsewhere.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.diamond, based in sherman, texas, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of dallas, is scheduled to appear






iraqis t ped by isil in mosul face starvation, beatings and execution


a volunteer paints over a mural that had been displayed by the islamic state on the eastern side of mosul, iraq, on jan. 30, 2017.(p o: khalid mohammed, ap)lrbil, iraq — an estimated 750,000 civilians t ped in western mosul by the islamic state are facing beatings, executions, starvation and forced conscription of children soldiers as they wait desperately for iraqi troops to free them.residents who recently escaped to liberated eastern mosul across the tigris river said cruel punishments such as flogging for minor infractions are growing along with executions as the militants prepare for a showdown with a ncing iraqi troops.more civilians are being forcibly drafted into islamic state ranks, including children, and some people are risking death by trying to cross the tigris to secure food