If part of the Winnipeg Free Press story by Mike McIntyre about the killing of Justin Demarais seems familiar, a tad too familiar, there's a good reason.
You've read most of the details about the murder victim being an alleged perp himself in an exclusive on this blog. In 2008.
Since the Free Press scalped our story but edited out important specific details, it's only right that they be presented once more so readers can A) see for themselves, the lifestyle that years later, led to Demarais' body being found in an Andrews St. rooming house. And B) how citizen journalists scooped the MSM.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 01, 2008
Hip Hop Murder?, More Twisting Taman
Testimony, and the return of...
... The investigation into last weekend's mysterious abduction in the 500 block of College Avenue is a homicide investigation.
Winnipeg police have been told the still missing, still unidentified abductee had his throat cut to the extent he was almost beheaded, his head hanging on by a thread.
The street was awash with blood when an ambulance got to the scene after a call to police that somebody was seen being stuffed into the trunk of a car.
An 18 year old "man" was charged Monday with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Forcible Confinement. Expect the charges to be upgraded once a body is found.
The current accused has the same name (and age) as the founder of Bassment Records, a local hip hop and rap record label, who is better known by his street name, Big Fun.
The following posts on the Bassment Records site may be a roadmap to what happened early Saturday morning on College Avenue near McGregor.
FUCK NORTH SYDE KINGS CENTRAL 4 LIFE
8 weeks ago
Keep It G
is dat true da u n$k guyz joined up wit indian posse?
5 weeks ago
N$K fucks up I.P'z but they aint around no more they all in jail making no noise cause they dead
4 weeks ago
FREEEE BIGFUN AND JD!!!!
2 days ago