Kevin Martin, Postmedia Network

Kevin Martin follows legal issues for the Calgary Sun - responsible for the day-to-day coverage of trials at the Calgary Court Centre, focusing primarily on criminal matters, as well as writing a column once ever two weeks on justice issues. Born in Montreal and spending his formative years in Ottawa, he's called Alberta home since 1984 and has been with the Calgary Sun, almost exclusively on the court beat, for more than a quarter century after receiving his journalism training at Algonquin College in Ottawa. His many years haunting Calgary's courtrooms give him a unique perspective on the law.

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Derek Saretzky, 22, of Blairmore, Alta. faces charges in the deaths of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette. Facebook photo

Saretzky guilty on all charges

It took jurors three hours Wednesday to convict Derek Saretzky of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a little girl, her dad and an unrelated senior.

Douglas Garland, left, is on trial charged with the murders of Nathan O'Brien and Alvin and Kathy Liknes.

Garland's sister tipped off police

Relatives of Douglas Garland, charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents, are expected to take the stand on the second day of what is expected to be a lengthy trial.

Calgary Courts Centre

Mother of a two-year-old boy will be going to jail for severe child abuse

Inflicting severe injuries on her toddler son — including a broke jaw and fractured rib — landed an Airdrie woman a two-year prison term Friday.Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf agreed with a joint submission from defence counsel Shamsher Kothari and Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik for the minimum federal penitentiary term.

Calgary Court Centre. Stuart Dryden photo/Calgary Sun file

Controversial sex case judge says sorry

Former provincial court Judge Robin Camp has admitted he made insensitive and inappropriate comments while acquitting a Calgary man of sexually assaulting a woman.

Joch Pouk is led into the Calgary Police Service's arrest-processing unit downtown in this Nov. 29, 2013 file photo. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network

DNA found on accused killers' clothing

DNA belonging to fatal stabbing victim Lukas Strasser-Hird was found on the clothing of three of his alleged killers, court heard Monday.

Mohamed Karim and Robert Deer are seen in this surveillance camera image and convicted in the murder of Calgary financier Jack Beauchamp. (SUPPLIED)

Murderer screams assault allegations in court

Amid complaints of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of court guards, convicted murderer Mohamed Karim unleashed an expletive-laced diatribe suggesting he might kill again to get the attention of authorities.