Oscar Arfmann guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of Abbotsford police officer
Oscar Arfmann was charged with first-degree murder for the killing of Abbotsford police Const. John Davidson in 2017.
Oct 10, 2019
Oscar Arfmann sentenced to life in prison without parole for 25 years for killing Abbotsford police officer
Last week, a judge upheld the guilty verdict and rejected a hearing to determine Arfmann's mental fitness at the time of the murder.
Feb 3, 2020
Newly-released video shows Oscar Arfmann during shooting that killed Abbotsford police officer
The only known video of Oscar Arfmann with a gun on the day of Const. John Davidson's death was played in court in June, but was released to the public Friday.
Jan 24, 2020
Oscar Arfmann, man charged in killing of Abbotsford Const. John Davidson, to face trial next January
He is scheduled to face a jury in January, 2019 in a trial that is expected to last eight weeks.
Jan 16, 2018
Judge upholds murder verdict for killer of B.C. police officer, rejects mental fitness hearing
Justice Carol Ross ruled on Thursday that Oscar Arfmann should not face a hearing to determine whether he is not criminally responsible for Const. John Davidson's murder.
Jan 31, 2020
Trial to start Monday for Oscar Arfmann, accused killer of Abbotsford police Const. John Davidson
Oscar Arfmann, 65, is charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing Davidson in a shootout in November 2017.
May 26, 2019
Family of Alberta suspect in BC police shooting says Oscar Arfmann fought mental illness
A family member of an Alberta man charged with the first-degree murder of a British Columbia police officer say the accused had been struggling since losing his wife in 2013.
Nov 8, 2017
Police dog handler describes in court encountering man accused of killing Const. John Davidson
A statement from Oscar Arfmann last month that Crown said was an admission of guilt was also tossed out by evidence.
Jun 21, 2019
Man accused of killing Abbotsford police officer will not take stand, trial to wrap up next week
Lawyer Martin Peters told the B.C. Supreme Court in News Westminster that no evidence will be presented in his client's defence, effectively closing their case.
Jul 24, 2019
‘What I have in store for the police’: Witness describes brush with accused B.C. cop-killer
"I'll show you what I have in store for the police," said the accused when confronted, according to testimony Wednesday.
May 29, 2019
Oscar Arfmann charged with murder following death of Abbotsford police officer
Oscar Arfmann has been charged in connection with Monday's fatal shooting of an Abbotsford police officer.
Nov 7, 2017
Closing arguments begin in trial of man accused of killing Abbotsford police officer
Closing arguments began Thursday in the trial of the Alberta man accused of murdering Abbotsford police Const. John Davidson.
Aug 1, 2019
Defence says Crown proved no motive as trial of accused B.C. cop-killer wraps
No witness actually saw Arfmann pull the trigger, and defence made the case that someone else killed John Davidson with a different weapon.
Aug 2, 2019
Officer who took down man accused of killing Const. John Davidson describes ‘chaos’ of scene
Const. Shawn Alton identified Oscar Arfmann as the man driving the suspect vehicle he rammed with his police cruiser to stop it from fleeing the scene.
Jun 20, 2019
Court hears 911 call in trial of man accused of killing B.C. police officer
"I'm in a car. If he stops and pulls his gun out on me I'm going to run him over. It's just that simple," said the witness in a 911 call recorded on his dash cam.
Jun 17, 2019
Alleged murder weapon, bullet fragments presented in day 2 of trial of accused B.C. cop-killer
On day two of the trial of accused cop-killer Oscar Arfmann, the court saw the alleged murder weapon and fragments of the bullet that killed Const. John Davidson.
May 28, 2019
Crown alleges APD Const. John Davidson was shot twice from behind as accused killer’s trial begins
The family of Const. John Davidson was in the front row of the courtroom gallery as the trial of his accused murderer got underway in New Westminster.
May 27, 2019
Accused takes surprise turn on the stand in trial for slain B.C. police officer
The bizarre twist shaped in a "voire dire" process — an in-trial hearing to determine the admissibility of evidence.
May 30, 2019
B.C. court hears fallen officer’s chilling final radio call during trial of accused killer
"Officer down! Officer down! EHS! Code three! John Davidson's been hit. Shots fired."
May 31, 2019