Canadian True Crime

Kristi Lee

Explore some of the most controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases in Canadian history with Kristi Lee, an Australian who has been living in Canada for 12 years.

Utilizing facts curated from court documents, trial reporting and news archives, Kristi takes you through each story from beginning to end, with a look at the way the media covered the crime and the impact it had on the community.

New episodes typically on the 1st and 15th of each month. Learn more at www.canadiantruecrime.ca.


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124 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 3
15-11-2022
124 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 3
Content warning: This episode includes graphic details of alleged sexual assault specifically involving a minor.[Part 3 of 5] The trial of Jacob Hoggard started in May of 2022. The first complainant to testify would be the underage complainant who was only 15 and 16 years old at the time of her encounters with Hoggard. More information:Court reporting of Alyshah Hasham for the Toronto StarDispelling the myths about sexual assault | Ontario.caPutting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession: Craig, Elaine: 9780773552777: Books - Amazon.caNavigating Mutual Consent Agreements - lessons from BDSM/kink communitiesWhat BDSM can teach us about consentResources for Sexual Violence and Abuse:REES CommunityEnding Violence CanadaCanadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Good Night Out Vancouver & Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.Release scheduleNovember 22 and 29.Get early, ad-free access via CTC premium feeds, available on Amazon Music - included with Prime, Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Credits:Research: Eileen MacFarlane of Crimelapse PodcastAdditional research, writing, sound design: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production: We Talk of DreamsProduction assistance: Jesse HawkeTheme songs by We Talk of DreamsDisclaimer voiced by the host of TrueFull list of resources, information sources, and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
122 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 1
01-11-2022
122 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 1
[Part 1 of 5] CONTENT WARNING: Graphic details of violent sexual assault and allegations involving a minor.FROM CANADIAN IDOL TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERAs frontman for the pop-rock band Hedley, Jacob Hoggard was known for pushing boundaries—both on and off the stage. By 2022 he would also be known as one of Canada's most notorious sex offenders. How did his behaviour go unchecked for so long? This series explores how the rise and downfall of Jacob Hoggard in the era of #metoo, and how myths around consent, rape and groupie culture continue to dominate the social discourse... and our criminal justice system. Resources for survivors of sexual violence and abuse:REES Community - Canada SA Centres by province or postal codeEnding Violence Canada - SA Centres, Crisis Lines and Support ServicesRelease scheduleTo be released weekly on November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music - included with Prime, Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. More information:The Cult Of Hedley: Why Jacob Hoggard’s Diehard Female Fans Are Sticking By Him No Matter What by Courtney SheaBroken idol: The early star power, warning signs and eventual conviction of Jacob Hoggard by Charles JohnstonWhy police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless by Robyn DoolittleThe Law of Consent in Sexual Assault from Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF)Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Good Night Out Vancouver & Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.Full credits and list of resources and information sources:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
117 The Death of Darcy Allan Sheppard—Part 5
22-06-2022
117 The Death of Darcy Allan Sheppard—Part 5
[ Part 5 of 6 ] After the court proceeding comes to a close, things continue to snowball, leading Darcy Allan Sheppard's loved ones and supporters to press harder for the truth. Review the available evidence*:WATCH: The Surveillance Footage at the mid-block pedestrian crosswayMichael Bryant's book 28 Seconds states: "It was Darcy Sheppard who, moments later, drove within inches of my driver’s-side door, as our Saab was stopped a little farther west on Bloor Street at an intersection near Avenue Road. It was Darcy Sheppard who then pulled directly in front of our car and spun his bike around to confront us, sneering at me. “Now what’re ya gonna do?”WATCH: Eyewitness statements and 911 call audioREAD:   Collision Reconstruction ReportREAD:   Transcript from May 25 2010 Court Proceeding* Remember - none of it has been proven in court (crown or defence)Media referenced in this episode:WATCH: Michael Bryant's interview with Amanda Lang on CBC READ: Toronto Life article Michael Bryant's bad year by Leah McLaren WATCH: The Agenda with Steve Paikin - Michael Bryant WATCH: The Agenda with Steve Paikin - Allan SheppardAD-FREE episodes are available via our Premium FeedsSign up via Apple Podcasts, Patreon or Supercast Full list of resources and information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at canadiantruecrime.caCredits:Research and production assistance: Haley GrayAudio editing: Eileen MacfarlaneResearch, writing, sound design: Kristi LeeTheme by We Talk of DreamsDisclaimer voiced by the host of True Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.