Contract killer convicted of 1st-degree murder in Lloydminster, Alta., shooting the convicted killer was apparently originally from Wpg he has family there.
Sat., December 4, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
Christopher Hermkens used the name BigDawg Cage on Facebook. (Christopher Hermkens/Facebook - image credit)
Christopher Hermkens has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2019 killing in Lloydminster, Alta., of Raymond Dumont.
Hermkens, who is also known by the street name Cage, is automatically sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench Justice Wayne Renke found that Hermkens was a contract killer who had never met his 32-year-old victim.
Hermkens was hired by two of Dumont's rival drug dealers in the border city. The judge found he was offered $105,000 to complete the job, but only collected $15,000 after the killing.
Renke also found that the killing was planned and deliberate.
"There was nothing spontaneous or impulsive about what occurred," Renke said.
After Hermkens agreed to take the job, he obtained a phone, stolen vehicle and firearms to carry out his mission. Since Dumont was a stranger to him, Hermkens called on his friend Mark Moran to identify the victim.
On the day of the murder, Moran drove up to Dumont and his girlfriend near Dumont's home.
Dumont's girlfriend heard the words, "Is this him?" She saw Moran nod, then a shadow appeared outside her passenger door.
Hermkens, armed with an assault-style rifle, fired 12 shots within a few seconds into Dumont's vehicle. Dumont was shot in the head and his girlfriend was injured by shrapnel. Dumont died with his foot on the gas pedal and his vehicle crashed into a nearby school.
Hermkens raced from the scene in Lloydminster and, just outside Sherwood Park, east of Edmonton, set fire to the stolen vehicle. Renke found he did so in an attempt to destroy evidence.
Hermkens was arrested and held in custody at the Edmonton Remand Centre, where he was recorded during a telephone call saying, "I got him, this woman. Pretty sure I got the kid too."
The judge found there were also numerous instances of Hermkens asking witnesses not to testify.
Hermkens' co-accused, Mark Moran, will likely go to trial in the spring of 2023.
'Put a price tag on human life'
Dumont's girlfriend said she still has nightmares about the shooting.
"Seeing Ray die like that really affected me," Chelsey Hart wrote in a victim impact statement. "My family was scared for theirs and my own safety. They are still scared to this day."
Hart said she was evicted after the shooting and no longer felt safe living in Lloydminster. For a time her son was apprehended by Children's Services because they didn't think he'd be safe with her.
She said she's worried if Dumont gets out of prison, he'll come after her and her family.
The victims mother, Dorothy Dumont, said she's never felt so angry.
My son's fate was left in the hands of irresponsible, heartless and cold individuals who had the audacity to put a price tag on human life," she wrote in her victim impact statement.
"Greed, selfishness, jealousy and entitlement was the dangerous combination that ended my son's life that night."
Before he was led away by sheriffs, Hermkens cried quietly in the prisoner's box while an unidentified woman in the gallery sobbed loudly.
"This is a grim day for everyone," Renke said.
A picture of the cell shows the convict and various pictures none of women. The dead drug dealers Mom talks of greed dealing drugs in her offspring case was for greed unselfish drug dealers not likely lady.
Odd this news story says the convicted killer only collected $5k and that the evidence was circumstantial according to the Crown. The man murdered had just been released from prison and the man who ordered the hit according to the Crown Steven Thorne a unindicted coconspirator drug dealer nickname Crazy was screwing Dupont's girlfriend while Dupont was in lockup Dupont hit the streets pissed and letting ppl know it. Thorne and his associates decided to kill Dupont since he was a threat highly motivated and a rival to their market share. Chelsea Hart the two timer was in the vehicle with Dupont when he was shot dead their were 12 bullets fired but not one bullet hit her. Moran the co-accused awaiting trial was shot in the leg. Pics from the website show one bullet marked 5 was fired at the passenger side door where the child was and it looks like a bullet bounced off the passenger window by some miracle so the shooter was aiming at the child totally uncool off limits did Thorne want the child killed so he could have Hart without Dupont's and hers kid? The Crown says Thorne paid for the assignation yet he wasn't charged what kind of justice is that? Is the Crown scared, threatened or bribed or bought off? Did Thorne give them all sorts of info about other criminals? What kind of reporting is this? Both of these articles are from the CBC website and neither allow commenting.
the vehicle actually crashed into a sign at the school which makes more sense. Defence lawyer Paul Moreau says the Crown’s presentation “just doesn’t make any sense.” Yet he won't attack the Crown for not prosecuting Thorne apparently. The dead mans cousin comments in the comment section.
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The killers Dad who had a lifelong heart condition died in 2016 when his son Christopher was 25 there is no mention in the various articles of him having a previous record so perhaps his Dad's death removed a guiding or restraining influence. The obituary paints Andrew Hermkens as active with the charity Winnipeg Harvest with a large family and a Christian. His memorial service was held in the field behind the place.
They have changed their name to Manitoba Harvest and need 40 volunteers according to this Dec. 4 2021 article. The organization's warehouse sorts through nearly five million kilograms (11 million pounds) of food a year, distributing it to 325 different food banks and other agencies across the province.
Harvest says for the first time, it's seen a spike in recent months in the number of people signing up to use the food bank. The article says they feed 80,000 ppl a month and I know Manitoba has the second best unemployment rate in Canada.
Christopher Hermkens has a previous record in 2015 a year before his Dad died he was charged with assault, two breaches of conditions, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, utter threats, and assault. His Dad could not have liked that and the news no doubt stressed him and his heart.
the suspects and victims in the above case knew each other.
the convicted hitman's sister died in 2018.
Nothing to do with the above story: The 5th Estate Program tonight on CBC NN had a story on Peter Nygard the former Wpg businessman over a hundred woman have accused of rape. Never faced trial in Wpg. although the Wpg. police recommended charges to the Crown.
Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Accused of Sex Trafficking and Rape Involving Minors in Class Action Filed by 10 of His Victims
FEB 13, 2020 | NEWS
NEW YORK — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard lured a 15-year-old girl to his Bahamian mansion, attempted to anally sodomize her, raped her vaginally, and asked her to defecate in his mouth before offering her cash, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court. This horrific episode is just one of many like it detailed in the complaint against Nygard and his business entities by 10 brave women in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The class action lawsuit accuses Nygard of sex trafficking and rape, all financed and facilitated by his family of corporations and their employees. Most of Nygard’s alleged victims were under the age of 18 at the time of the crimes.
The lawsuit, filed by Greg Gutzler, Amy Keller, Mark DiCello, and Adam Levitt of DiCello Levitt Gutzler, along with Lisa Haba of the Haba Law Firm, also names a series of New York-based Nygard corporate entities as defendants, for their role and the role of their employees in financing, facilitating, and covering up the abuse. According to the lawsuit, Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modeling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires. Many of the incidents occurred at Nygard’s luxury Mayan-style mansion at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas.
The complaint alleges that the victims, lured to lavish “pamper parties” by the promise of fame and fortune, were plied with drugs and alcohol and then violently assaulted. The sex acts detailed in the complaint include forced anal sodomy and scatophilia, requests for his victims to defecate on him and in his mouth.
While Nygard has previously, and on multiple occasions, been accused of rape and sexual misconduct, the complaint alleges that he has managed to dodge accountability by resorting to violence, intimidation, bribery, and payoffs in order to silence his victims and continue his depraved scheme. Nygard used his considerable influence in the fashion industry; his power through corruption of officials, including the Bahamian police; and a network of company employees under his direction, to groom and entice his victims.
“The facts detailed in the complaint come from years of investigation. After hearing these tragic stories, we were compelled to act and bring a voice to those who have been hurt for so long,” Gutzler said. “We are proud to play some small part in bringing to light the rampant abuse and holding wrongdoers accountable. In investigating the claims of the brave women who came forward, it was impossible not to be horrified and moved by the pain they were forced to endure. We know many others were afraid to come forward initially and hope that this lawsuit will pave the way for them to also seek justice. The facts in this case represent the tip of the iceberg of an international sex trafficking ring that ends today.”
According to the complaint, Nygard instructed his employees and associates to procure children, primarily young, vulnerable, and impoverished girls, knowing that they were powerless to hold him accountable. The complaint alleges that, for years, it has been no secret that Nygard bribes Bahamian government and police officials and uses intimidation tactics to coerce silence.
“Sex crimes are widely under-investigated and often swept under the rug,” said Haba. “With this lawsuit, we aim to give these victims a voice and hold Mr. Nygard, and his network of accomplices, accountable for their horrendous conduct. The abuse stops here.”
The Nygard-affiliated defendants, as described throughout the complaint, violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), intended to provide the tools to combat trafficking in persons both worldwide and domestically.
The case is Jane Does Nos. 1-10 v. Peter J. Nygard, et.al
. Case No. 1:20-cv-01288 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A copy of the complaint is available here and attorneys for the plaintiffs are available for comment upon request.
For more information, please visit: https://dicellolevitt.com/nygard-lawsuit/
About DiCello Levitt
DiCello Levitt combines excellence in commercial litigation, class action litigation, mass tort litigation, catastrophic injury litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and civil rights litigation. Practicing nationwide—and internationally—from offices in Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and St. Louis, we are an aggressive, attentive, and creative plaintiffs’ firm whose work speaks for itself—billions of dollars in recoveries in some of the highest-profile matters in U.S. history. Revered by clients and respected by defense counsel, our team gets results.
About Haba Law Firm
The Haba Law Firm is an upscale boutique law firm in the heart of Orlando, Florida, that provides excellence in civil litigation, criminal law, real estate litigation and family law. Haba Law prides itself on its aggressive and effective representation, honesty, and trauma-informed, victim centered advocacy. The unparalleled knowledge and experience with human trafficking and sexual abuse has resulted in Lisa Haba receiving numerous awards and recognitions for her work with survivors of human trafficking.
Have never heard of a man wanting a woman he had raped to defecate in his mouth in my life. In The Happy Hooker book by madam and prostitute Xavier Hollander there was a client who paid money to eat excrement from veldt plates which even shook up Xavier.
his two sons say their Dad had his sex trade worker girl friend rape them. I have never heard of such a thing have heard of some Dad's taking their sons to a whore house but the sons didn't object.
he is facing criminal charges in Toronto and NYC.
Long post from 2020 about Nygard a 50 person demonstration against him, Rolf Harris and Japanese sex criminals 11 Google Groups views in a year.