2009-10 Update


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Archive - 2009

Homicide #2009-10

Date - 2009-05-24

Victim - Genereaux, Robert James (53)
Accused - Muckle, Edward John (30)
Charge - Manslaughter

Sometime in the early morning of May 24, 2009, 53-year-old Robert Genereaux was socializing in his suite of the Winnipeg Hotel.  He was with a younger couple, a 30-year-old by the name of Edward John Muckle and his 24-year-old girlfriend.

Police say an argument broke out over Genereaux’s relationship with the girl.   The two men began to fight, and Genereaux suffered a fractured skull and broken jaw.

At 7:15am, when police were called to the Main street hotel, they found the lifeless body of Genereaux, lying in his bed, clad in a t-shirt and underwear and covered in blood.

Friends say Genereaux was a polite, friendly fellow, and a regular at Siloam Mission.  He had been living at the Winnipeg Hotel for the past four years.

A week after the incident police arrested Edward Muckle and charged him with Manslaughter.  Muckle was known to police, recently posting bail for a domestic assault that was to be tried in August.


Wiebe, Lindsay. (May 28, 2009). Family believes man slain in hotel. Winnipeg Free Press.

Giroday, Gabrielle; Wiebe, Lindsay. (May 28, 2009). Police confirm hotel death investigation. Winnipeg Free Press.

(May 30, 2009). Media Release. Winnipeg Police Service.

 (May 30, 2009) Charges laid in Genereaux slaying. Winnipeg Free Press.

Welch, Mary Agnes. (May 31, 2009). Charge laid in death at hotel. Winnipeg Free Press.

(June 3, 2009). Slaying suspect on bail at time of killing.  Winnipeg Free Press.



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