MANHUNT OVER: Chief of Police confirms arrest of Justin Kuijer
Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff Maguire confirming 43 year old Justin Kuijer is facing a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of 7 year old Nathan Dumas.
Police had originally charged him with second degree murder, but now confirming those charges have been upgraded to 1st degree murder.
Kuijer is set to appear in court in Kenora after he was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in the northern city yesterday afternoon.
The St. Catharines man is also facing a charge of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at the RBC bank on Martindale Road last Friday.
Chief McGuire says O.P.P. in Kenora arrested Kuijer without incident after a tip from a citizen.
Kuijer will be returned by plane to the Niagara Region tonight.
He is set to appear in St. Catharines court tomorrow morning.
NRP thanking the public for their support in locating Kuijer.
The Niagara IceDogs have named Joey Burke as the team’s third General Manager in their history. Burke will continue to work with coach David Bell utilizing talents and contacts in building the IceDogs talent base.
Akil Thomas of the IceDogs was named today to the OHL's All-Rookie team. Thomas was selected as the first team right winger, garnering more votes than any other first year player.
The IceDogs made 5 selections Wednesday night in the first ever Under 18 Priority Selection event. While the traditional Priority Selection draft is dominated by Minor Midget hockey players, the Under-18 draft is to identify "late bloomers" from the Major Midget hockey ranks.