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Six Nations man guilty of murder in 2012 fire; receives life in prison

Six Nations man guilty of murder in 2012 fire; receives life in prison

Six Nations man Glenn Owen Hill was found guilty and sentenced to two life sentences in the murders of Elaine LaForme and Ricky Powless in a Cayuga court on Tuesday. In a Facebook group dedicated to the memory of slain Elaine LaForme, her sister Lynn shared the ruling along with her thoughts saying, “Justice is

Six Nations man Glenn Owen Hill was found guilty and sentenced to two life sentences in the murders of Elaine LaForme and Ricky Powless in a Cayuga court on Tuesday.

In a Facebook group dedicated to the memory of slain Elaine LaForme, her sister Lynn shared the ruling along with her thoughts saying, “Justice is served for my sister…love you Elaine, we did it…”

The two community members sadly make up part of the statistic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Men throughout Canada.

In January of 2012, Six Nations and Haldimand Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire on Mississauga Road on the Mississaugas of the New Credit Reserve, adjacent to Six Nations.

When firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. While battling the blaze they discovered the charred remains of two people inside the home. Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office were called in to do a full investigation of the incident.

The bodies were later identified as those of Ricky Powless and Elaine Laforme.

Glenn Owen Hill was arrested a short time later in an inebriated state walking down Mississauga Road and later charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.

The court issued a publication ban at the beginning of this trial on the details of the proceedings.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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