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    Canada - William Staples, 67, & Rhonda Borelli, 36, murdered, Binbrook, Ont, Jan 1998

    I have been waiting and waiting for this trial to finally begin.

    Back in 1998 William Staples and his adult daughter, Rhonda Borelli, were murdered.. their bodies found 5 months later in the trunk of the victim's truck bed discovered in the parking lot of the Toronto Int'l Airport. LE suspected Staples' other offspring, Mark Staples (Borelli's brother), however he was not arrested until 2010. He has been out on bail all this time! His preliminary hearing in 2012 ruled there was enough evidence to go to tral. Trial date seemed difficult to locate, but finally found out it starts soon, on September 22nd in Hamilton, ON. The accused inherited his millionaire father's inheritance, which apparently is already spent, and he now needs public assistance to cover his legal costs for his murder trial. Does anyone remember this case? Can't WAIT. Would LOVE to see justice served.

    I have posted some links for info.

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/46...s-left-behind/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/21...e-murder-case/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/21...lse-statement/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/22...d-case-murder/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/22...nd-the-slayer/
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    Looking forward to your updates on this trial......
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    Finally the trial... and thanks for the links.

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    Just My Opinion

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    I have been waiting for an update on the jury selection and trial...any work?

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    Great! Trial started today!

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    Trial begins today.
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/48...-trial-begins/

    As an aside:

    Assistant Crown attorney Tony Leitch is prosecuting the case.
    I believe Tony Leitch is also the prosecutor on record for the Bosma case.

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    Susan Clairmont of the Hamilton Spectator is live tweeting from the trial:

    https://twitter.com/susanclairmont

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 3h 3 hours ago
    Jury has just been brought in. Trial expected to last three months. #hamont

    Crown says Mark had a failing golf business and killed Bill for money. By killing sister too he inherited it all: $1.4 million. #hamont

    Crown's first witness is Terry Hill, retired
    @HamiltonPolice detective.

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 1h 1 hour ago
    Describing arrival at Park and Fly near Toronto airport at 2:15 am June 9, 1998. Truck with bodies had been found.

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 45m 45 minutes ago
    Detective wrote search warrant to remove slab of concrete from shed at farm after forensics found blood stains. Showing photo.

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 32m 32 minutes ago
    Jury now seeing photos of incinerator on Staples farm in Binbrook. Witness saw Mark burning something around time Bill and Rhonda vanished.

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 31m 31 minutes ago
    Police sifted through ashes and found two buckles, six buttons, three zipper pulls, eight pennies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheart View Post
    Trial begins today.
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/48...-trial-begins/

    As an aside:



    I believe Tony Leitch is also the prosecutor on record for the Bosma case.
    I am hearing reports of a female prosecutor, perhaps she is part of Tony's team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amron View Post
    I am hearing reports of a female prosecutor, perhaps she is part of Tony's team.
    Yes, according to Susan Clairmont Lidia Norozniak did the opening. Not sure if she did the questioning, too?

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 10h 10 hours ago
    Justice Harrison Arryl is giving instructions to jury. Crowns are Tony Leitch and Lidia Narozniak. Defence is Marco Sciarra. #hamont

    Susan Clairmont @susanclairmont ∑ 9h 9 hours ago
    Narozniak doing the opening. "This case is about the murder of two god people by a son, by a brother, for money."


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    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/48...ey-says-crown/

    It is a simple and powerful theory: Mark Staples murdered his millionaire father and sister for the money.

    More than $1.4 million.

    "This is a case about the murder of two good people ó by a son, by a brother ó for money," assistant Crown attorney Lidia Narozniak told the jury in her opening statement. "The evidence will show Mark Staples murdered his father and sister to save his dream of running Mulligan's Golf Centre."

    That is the Crown's case in a nutshell, unveiled Monday to a jury of eight women and four men who will spend three months hearing evidence of the homicides that took place nearly 17 years ago. Staples is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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    http://www.mississauga.com/news-stor...ey-says-crown/

    William Staples — Bill — and Rhonda Borelli were killed between Jan. 16 and 19, 1998, court heard. They vanished from Bill's Binbrook farm, along with his white Sonoma pickup truck. It was nearly six months before their decomposed bodies were found in the back of the truck at a Park'N Fly lot near the Toronto airport. Retired Hamilton Police homicide detective Terry Hill testified "the bodies were in such a state that we were afraid if we picked them up they would literally fall apart."

    A pair of gloves, a sledgehammer, a crowbar and a trailer hitch were all found with the truck. The pathologist who performed the autopsy ruled out the sledgehammer as the murder weapon, the jury heard. An autopsy concluded Bill's head was bashed in, "multiple blows by a heavy object," causing 140 fractures.

    Rhonda's cause of death couldn't be determined. But a large pool of her blood was soaked into the concrete floor of a drive shed on the farm.

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    He is a piece of work. His kids and ex have utilities turned off and he's off to the Dominican with one of his waitresses.

    This should be a fast trial and very quick decision for the jury. MOO
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    It seems so odd to see the accused just walking freely away from his murder trial. Normally murder-accuseds are incarcerated. MS also apparently has no supporters in the courtroom.

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