Brenda Way
Brenda Way

Brenda Way: a 28-year-old woman found murdered behind an apartment building on November 12, 1995. Brenda was a sex worker who lived in North Dartmouth, although she mostly worked the Halifax stroll.

Glen Assoun
Glen Assoun

Glen Assoun: Brenda’s former boyfriend was in 1999 convicted of murdering Brenda. He has always maintained his innocence. Glen was a drifter with convictions for assault; he typically carried a knife in his boot. He and Brenda had a violent and uncertain relationship. In the summer before Brenda was murdered, the couple lived in the Four Star Motel on Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth.

Margaret "Robin" Hartrick
Margaret “Robin” Hartrick
Margaret “Robin” Hartrick

Margaret “Robin” Hartrick: Brenda’s best friend. Robin told police that she ran into Glen near the murder scene on the morning Brenda was killed.

Bob Renner. Photo: Facebook
Bob Renner.

Bob Renner: Brenda’s former pimp.

David “Shakey” O’Neill: When Brenda moved out from the Four Star she moved in with Shakey at 9 Lawrence Street, just behind and across the parking lot from the Four Star.

Cathy Valade: had a on-again/off-again casual sexual relationship with Glen in the months before Brenda was murdered.

Rachelle Valade: Cathy Valade’s daughter. In 1990, Cathy, then 17 years old, lived with Glen, then 35, in “a trailer behind the airport.”

Jamie MacNeil: Glen’s son.

Glen Junior Assoun: Glen’s son.

Corey Tuma: worked the front desk at the Four Star.

Randy or Russell Downey: was with Corey Tuma at the Four Star the night of Brenda’s murder.

Wayne Wise: said that over the phone from Vancouver, Glen had admitted to a murder.

Carla Jenkinson: Wayne Wise’s girlfriend.

Constables Tony Blencowe and Peter Gallant: took Robin’s statement in 1996.

Sergeant Dave MacDonald: the lead police investigator into the murder of Brenda Way.

Jane Downey: Brenda’s sister, who discovered a knife near the murder scene.

Tina Cameron: said she overheard a conversation at Cathy Valade’s apartment between Cathy and Glen, in which Glen admitted to killing Brenda.

Rachel MacQuarrie
Rachel MacQuarrie

Rachel MacQuarrie: a missing woman who lived on Victoria Road, just two blocks from where Brenda was murdered. One of the last people to see Rachel alive was Robin.

Constable Stephen Maxwell: a RCMP cop charged with investigating Rachel MacQuarrie’s disappearance. Maxwell collected a KGB interview from Robin.

Ann Morse: Glen’s alibi for the night of the murder. Glen had moved in with Ann a couple of weeks before, and the pair shared several apartments and hotel rooms together for the next few months.

“Roberta” (a pseudonym): said that Glen had sexually assaulted her in 1997.

David Carvery: a jailhouse snitch. David said Glen had confessed to murdering Brenda while the two were incarcerated at the Halifax Correctional Centre.

Christine McLean
Christine McLean

Christine McLean: a woman whose murdered body was found near Cherrybrook while Glen and David were in jail together.

Suzanne Hood: the judge in Glen’s murder trial.

Don Murray
Don Murray

Don Murray: Glen’s lawyer for the trial.

Dan MacRury
Dan MacRury

Ron Fetterly and Dan MacRury: the crown prosecutors in Glen’s murder trial.

Jerome Kennedy. Photo: St. John's Telegram
Jerome Kennedy. Photo: St. John’s Telegram
Jerome Kennedy. Photo: St. John’s Telegram

Jerome Kennedy: the layer who took Glen’s conviction to the Court of Appeal.

Fred Fitzsimmons: a former RCMP investigator who was hired as a private investigator to look into Glen’s case.

Sean MacDonald. Photo: Halifax Examiner
Sean MacDonald. Photo: Halifax Examiner

Sean MacDonald: AIDWYC’s primary investigator of Glen’s case.

Ashley Herridge: A man who Fitzsimmons thought should have been a suspect in Brenda’s murder.

Carl Joseph Francis: a man with a history of violent attacks on sex workers who police considered a suspect in Brenda’s murder.

Avery Greenough: another man with a history of violent attacks on sex workers who lived in Dartmouth when Brenda was killed.

Robert George Poole: another man with a history of violent attacks on sex workers who lived in Dartmouth when Brenda was killed.

Tim Bousquet

Tim Bousquet is the editor and publisher of the Halifax Examiner. Twitter @Tim_Bousquet Mastodon

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