A short, dark movie is looping in Sally Dawe’s head.
It is two minutes and 45 seconds of black and white, silent horror.
It captures the final 165 seconds of the life of her 24-year-old son Tim Wojna, from the moment he encounters a trio of mouthy men on an Ottawa sidewalk, to the moment when one punch to the back of his neck kills him.
“It was your worst nightmare,” says Dawe.
The movie (watch it after the jump) was recorded by an outdoor video surveillance camera beginning at 2:53 a.m. on June 25, 2006.
Colleague Don Peat at the Toronto Sun has this update today, April 14, on con man Richard Rupert: The hunt for an alleged senior-defrauding scumbag wanted by Toronto Police may end in Ottawa.Detectives on the trail of Richard Earl Rupert told the Sun they are eager to cast a dragnet on the Ottawa area if...
In a rare decision that will resonate in Kingston, an Ottawa judge labelled a man’s threats to kill his daughter an ‘honour crime.’ Three Montrealers remain behind bars, facing charges of first-degree murder in Kingston. They are accused of murdering four family members in a diabolical plot that siblings of one victim say was an ‘honour crime.’ The Ottawa case is notable because the judge spelled out clearly her belief that the crime was motivated by a desire to restore honour to the family. She noted the father’s threats reflected “a seriously dangerous belief system that can and has led to violence against women.” I’ve reproduced the Ottawa Sun story in full after the jump.