Cousins arrested on Murder Charges

ST.CATHERINES — Richard Doxtator and Jasmine Doxtator appeared in a St. Catherines courtroom last week after the two were arrested June 30th travelling on Highway 400 in Vaughan.

Currently a publication ban is in effect preventing any evidence on the case being published.

The pair have been charged in the June killing of Giuseppe “Joe” Caputo in Niagara Falls. Both are facing first degree murder charges in Caputo’s death.

Police previously reported that the Doxtators knew Caputo and that they did not believe his death was a random act of violence.

Six Nations Police were involved in assisting with the investigation to find the two after reports surfaced they may have been spotted on the territory. Niagara Regional Police issued a statement to the public reminding anyone that may be helping the Doxtator’s elude police could be charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Jasmine Doxtator made a brief appearance via video before the courts on July 3rd.

Richard Doxtator is being represented by a Hamilton lawyer Jaime Stephenson

and is set to appear in court again via video on July 9th.

Both remain in custody in Niagara for further hearings.

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