Haiden Suarez Noa to be sentenced in girlfriend’s murder


Haiden Suarez Noa will be sentenced Thursday in the 2013 stabbing death of his girlfriend, Tania Cowell.

A jury found Suarez Noa guilty of second-degree murder last month.

The conviction means he will have no chance of parole for anywhere from ten to 25 years.

Cowell, 36, was stabbed in the couple’s Stoney Creek apartment in March 2013.

Their five-month-old son was in the home at the time.

Suarez Noa admitted to stabbing Cowell but argued he was provoked.

The case initially went to trial in 2015, where he was acquitted of second-degree murder but was found guilty of manslaughter.

The Crown appealed that verdict.

Cowell’s family and friends will read victim impact statements Tuesday as part of the sentencing hearing.

The judge will hand down a sentence on Thursday.


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