2019 OHIA WORKSHOP LEGAL PANEL BIOGRAPHIES The Honourable Justice Joseph Di Luca Joseph received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1996 and his LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. He was called to the bar in 1998 and practiced criminal law for over 18 years prior to his appointment to Ontario Superior Court of Justice on October 20, 2016. While in practice, Joseph conducted both trials and appeals and appeared before all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also had the privilege of regularly appearing before the Court of Appeal for Ontario as duty counsel for indigent inmates and as amicus curiae on mental health related appeals. For over 13 years Joseph was an instructor and then co-director of the Criminal Law Intensive Programme at Osgoode Hall Law School. He also taught Criminal Law Ethics and Evidence in the Common Law LL.M. Program. In 2010, he was a co-recipient of the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award given in recognition of teaching excellence. Joseph has lectured and presented papers at many continuing legal education programs and conferences held by various organizations including the Federation of Law Societies, The National Judicial Institute, The Criminal Lawyers’ Association, The Crown Attorney’s Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. Joseph is a co-author of Carswell's Forms and Precedents Collection: Criminal Law Precedents, 2nd Edition.
FRASER KELLY Fraser is General Counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Province of Ontario in London, Ontario. He has been a Crown for just over 31 years. Since 1998 Fraser has been extensively involved in legal education across Canada – primarily in the fields of search and seizure including wiretap. He has been part of the faculty at the Federation of Law Societies’ National Criminal Law Program since 2014. Fraser has presented at OHIA’s annual conference twice before following two successful complex homicide prosecutions: R. v. Sandham et al (the Bandidos homicide) in 2010 and R. v. Zvolensky et al (the murder of Nadia Gehl) in 2013.
ANDREW FURGIUELE Andrew has a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he was the recipient of the Alan Mewett Prize in Criminal Law, awarded to the student or students in the graduating class with an outstanding record in the field of criminal law. Before law school, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Science also at the University of Toronto. He was called to the Bar in 2008. He appears in all levels of court in Ontario and also defends lawyers in Law Society disciplinary proceedings. Andrew is a Toronto Director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and he also helped create the Recent Call Committee of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, a group dedicated to helping young lawyers sharpen their skills. He has guest edited “For the Defence” magazine. JONATHAN PIKE HOMICIDE SARNIA
Dwayne Whelpley Inspector Dwayne Whelpley is a 21 year veteran of the Sarnia Police Service. He was hired by the Service in 1998 and has been fortunate enough to gather experience in several areas within the service including Emergency Response, Drug Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations. Inspector Whelpley had ten years’ experience in criminal investigations where he spent time as a Sergeant and Staff Sergeant in charge of major cases. In 2018, he was promoted to Inspector in charge of Investigative Services.
Tristen Vosburg Detective Sergeant Tristen Vosburg is a 20 year veteran with the Sarnia Police Service. He started his career with the Peel Regional Police in 1999, transferred to Halton Regional Police Service in 2002. He was hired by Sarnia Police Service in 2006 and moved back home to Sarnia with his family. Tristen has been fortunate enough to gather experience in several areas within the Sarnia Police Service including being a member of the Emergency Response Team, Vice Unit, Training Branch, Court Services and Criminal Investigation Division. Detective Sergeant Vosburg has nine years of experience in Criminal Investigations and Vice. He was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant in 2018 and is currently assigned as a supervisor in the Criminal Investigation Division.
TRIPLE HOMICIDE RENFREW COUNTY
Mark Zulinski Detective Inspector Mark Zulinski began his policing career with the Cornwall Police Service where he served from May 08, 1985 to October 5, 1998. He worked six years with the Service’s Criminal Investigations Branch where he was the lead investigator in several homicide investigations. In October 1998 he joined the Ontario Provincial Police and was posted at the SD&G Detachment where he worked uniform patrol and the Crime Unit. In 2001 he was promoted to Detective Sergeant and served as the Area Crime Supervisor for the Leeds and Grenville Detachment Crime Units. In Sept 2004, he began an acting assignment at East Region Headquarters as a Regional Crime Supervisor and was promoted permanently to the rank of D/S/Sgt. In July 2006. In October 2014, D/Insp Zulinski was successful in obtaining a position with the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch as a Major Case Manager in the NorthEast Region and was promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector. In September 2015 D/Insp Zulinski was assigned as the MCM in a triple Homicide that occurred in East Region, in which the accused Basil Borutski was convicted for the murders of three women. D/Insp Zulinski retired from the OPP on December 31,2018, after having served 33 years eight months as a Police Officer.
ANNIE LI MISSING PERSON
Thomas Cober Detective Tom Cober is a member of York Regional Police’s Special Victim’s Unit. He is currently assigned to the Human Trafficking Section. Detective Cober was formerly assigned to the Homicide Unit and Drugs and Vice Unit.
Charbel Kastoun Detective Kastoun is a 15-year veteran of the York Regional Police. He is currently assigned to the Homicide Unit for the past five years. Before that, he served in an investigative capacity as a crime against person and death investigator. He has accumulated an array of experience and has successfully seen many cases through the court process, including homicides, in both the Ontario and Superior court.
KAAKE HOMICIDE WINDSOR
Dave Tennent Staff Sergeant Tennent is a 25 year veteran of the Windsor Police Service. He was hired in 1994 and has worked in numerous areas of the service including: Patrol, Emergency Services Unit, General Investigations and Major Crime. Dave was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 after a 9 year tenure on the Emergency Services Unit, leaving as Team Leader. Dave was promoted and spent a year in patrol as a Sergeant and was transferred to General Investigations, then eventually to the Major Crime Branch for 8 years. Dave has been the lead investigator in multiple homicides, sexual assaults and other major cases. Dave became involved in OHIA in 2016 becoming a conference committee member and in 2017 was elected to the OHIA Executive where he currently holds the position of OHIA Treasurer. Dave was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2018.
Kathy Henry Detective Henry is a 28 year veteran of the Windsor Police Service. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor prior to joining the Windsor Police Service in 1991, and has earned a progressive career with the Windsor Police Service. In 2009, Kathy was promoted to Sergeant, and spent a year in patrol. Thereafter, in 2010 she was reclassified as Detective, and has spent the past nine years with the Major Crimes Unit, where she has been a Lead Investigator on many high profile cases in the Windsor/Essex area. Kathy has a vast array of experience, ranging from Patrol, Surveillance, Major Crimes and Special Victims Units. Scott Chapman Detective Chapman is a 16 year veteran of the Windsor Police Service having joined the Service in 2003 after obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Windsor. He was a member of the Drug and Gun Enforcement unit from 2008-2013 playing key roles in some of the largest cocaine investigations in the City’s history. In 2014 he was assigned to the Major Crime Branch becoming the first Constable to be assigned in that role. After being promoted to Sergeant in 2017 and reassigned to Patrol, he returned to the Major Crime Branch as a Detective in 2018. He has been the lead investigator in a number of homicides and high profile sexual assaults. He has extensive Search Warrant knowledge, experience in Part 6 investigations, and has implemented two Search Warrant Courses in Windsor.
TOPILKO / DIEBERT HOMICIDE RCMP
Jon Bradfield Sgt. Jon Bradfield - Has been a member of the RCMP for 14 years, and is currently assigned to Major Crimes for the past 6 years. Jon spent 3 years on a municipal drug section prior to MCU, and uniform before that. Major Crimes is responsible for the investigation of all homicides with in Alberta in RCMP jurisdiction. He is currently a Sgt in charge of a team of eight members.
John Baker Cpl. John Baker - has been with the RCMP for 14 years with the last eight of them being in the full time undercover unit. He was trained as an undercover operator in 2009 and as a cover person in 2011. John was promoted in 2015. John was originally from Saskatchewan but has done all of his service in Alberta. John’s current responsibilities include major files with the majority of them being homicides but occasionally National Security files.
John Pernitsky Constable John Pernitsky – John has 13 years of service with the RCMP. He was trained as an undercover operator in 2011 and cross-trained as a cover person in 2013. John has 5 years of service in the K Division full time undercover Unit. The majority of his undercover work has been as an operator working homicide files utilizing the Major Crime Technique.
PARMAR HOMICIDE TORONTO Henri Marsman Detective Marsman is a 27 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. He was hired in 1991 and was assigned to uniform patrol duties in the north end of Toronto. He worked as a Scenes of Crime Officer while in uniform. He worked as investigator in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. During his tenure there, he participated in a Joint Forces Homicide investigation with the Durham Regional Police. He worked in the Youth Bureau investigating child abuse and sexual assaults. He has worked in the Community Response Unit and the Public Safety Unit. In 2005 he was promoted to Sergeant and worked as a patrol supervisor. In 2006 he was reassigned to a divisional criminal investigation bureau. For the next nine years he investigated arsons, sexual assaults, suspicious deaths, and attempt murders. He was then assigned to the Homicide Squad cold case section in 2015. He was transferred to the active side of the Homicide squad and is an Acting Detective Sergeant.