Police say they have charged four gang members with three murders in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the shooting of an innocent mother who simply answered her front door.
Another death involves a man whose decapitated body was found near a ditch in rural Alberta. A few days later, a woman walking her dog found his missing head in an Edmonton alley.
Police in both provinces said Tuesday that the alleged killers are members of the White Boy Posse. Investigators believe two of the slayings were motivated by the gang's drug trafficking business.
In the case of Lorry Anne Santos, investigators think the suspects targeted the wrong house.
"They were way off," Saskatoon police Chief Clive Weighill told reporters. "They came from out of the city. They had the wrong address.
They had the wrong co-ordinates."
The 33-year-old woman was on maternity leave when killed on Sept. 12.
Joshua Dylan Petrin, 29, of Edmonton and Randy James Wayne O'Hagan and Kyle Darren Halbauer - both 22 and from Lloydminster, Alta. - are charged with first-degree murder in her death.
O'Hagan and Nikolas Jon Nowytzkyj, 32, of Wainwright, Alta., have also been charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to a human body in the death of Robert John Roth.
The decapitated remains of the 54-year-old Lloydminster man were found Oct. 20 near the Alberta town of Ranfurly. The body was found in a ditch next to a running pickup truck.
His head was found five days later and 100 kilometres away in Edmonton.
O'Hagan and Halbauer also face first-degree murder charges in the death of another man. The body of 35-year-old Bryan Gower was found on a rural road near Kitscoty, Alta., on Sept. 25.
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