Various grim tales of violence against women

Grim reading Saturday morning on the violence-against-women theme: a man who was helped to immigrate here by a woman partner tried very hard to kill her once his foot was in the door. He was charged with a long list of offences at the Palais de justice this week and may eventually be extradited.

A man who attacked, threatened and very nearly choked to death a 15-year-old Montreal high school student was sentenced to two years plus various forms of restriction and inclusion on the sexual delinquents list for 20 years. He’s said to have diminished intellectual capacity.

A man who killed a transsexual sex worker with a katana in 2017 was sentenced to seven years this week.