Crime Beat / The Paths That Choose Us | 18

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On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a man who became the victim of a senseless crime and the unfortunate hands life dealt him throughout his life.   

This case began, in the spring of 2014, when the co-manager of a Calgary Walmart was closing up shop and getting ready to head home.

As he walked out to the parking lot with several coworkers, they spotted a man on a nearby bench who looked to be in medical distress.

A closer look revealed the man was unconscious and lying in a pool of blood.

The store manager called 911.

Police and EMS arrived within minutes.

The man was badly beaten and had been stabbed twice. 

He was rushed to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition but later died.

An autopsy revealed he died from a loss of blood caused by the stab wounds.

The victim was Gabriel Okeynan, 45, a father of four and his death became a homicide investigation.

The question was, who did this to him, and why?

This is a case that highlights what the detective in charge of this case refers to as “good old fashioned police work.”

Follow along as police investigated a trail of evidence and unravelled a complicated series of events to solve this case.

It’s the story about the paths we choose...and the paths that choose us--and how every decision we make impacts our lives.


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