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

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  1. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    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/4690066-clairmont-orphaned-by-murder-this-is-the-boy-who-was-left-behind/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2156366-twist-in-staples-double-murder-case/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2182406-police-charge-staples-surety-with-making-false-statement/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2275620-mark-staples-charged-in-cold-case-murder/

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2275493-search-for-the-staples-and-the-slayer/
     
  2. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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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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    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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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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    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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    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/4...re-father-sister-killed-for-money-says-crown/

     
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    http://www.mississauga.com/news-sto...re-father-sister-killed-for-money-says-crown/

     
  13. newone

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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
     
  14. deugirtni

    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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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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    deugirtni Well-Known Member

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    From http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4...0-focus-of-testimony-at-staples-murder-trial/

     
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    Here is another update from today. This seems so very sad to me (see below quote from news article, BBM); is it not clear what the intent was of Rhonda's will, that she wished to leave her inheritance to her only child? Just because she had been unable to raise him, and he had subsequently been adopted by a relative, I'm pretty sure Rhonda would have wanted any monies to go to the child she birthed, rather than to her brother. As it turns out legally, I suppose she had nothing to give him anyway.

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4905429-staples-sole-inheritor-to-dad-s-fortune-lawyer/
     
  19. amron

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    I totally agree Rhonda's inheritance should have gone to her birth child. Something strange about the lawyer being such a good friend and supporter! I would like to know the relationship between Staples lawyer and this Toronto estate law firm. Something here doesn't sit right to me. Just my opinion.
     
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    Today's trial update (BBM); I wonder where they're going with this, whether they are inferring that the two were alive on Jan15 and murdered sometime between later in the day on Jan15 and 8am Jan 16? Or whether they were murdered prior to 10;30am Jan15? (But then who would the woman have been who called at 11:20am to say Bill would be late for his appointment, which he never showed up for?)

    -[Jan15]-
    -[if we assume that Ms. Barlow had the date wrong, and that it was in fact Jan15?]-
    -[if we assume the date was Jan15 again]-
    -[Jan15]-
    -[Jan16]-
    -[Jan19 or 20]-
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4912730-live-jury-hears-details-of-staples-debt-trail/
     

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