Crime Beat podcast: The paths that choose us

On this episode of the Global News podcast Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a man who became the victim of a senseless crime and the unfortunate hands life dealt him throughout his life.   

This case began in the spring of 2014, when the co-manager of a Calgary Walmart was closing up shop and getting ready to head home.

As he walked out to the parking lot with several coworkers, they spotted a man on a nearby bench who looked to be in medical distress.

A closer look revealed the man was unconscious and lying in a pool of blood.

The store manager called 911. Police and EMS arrived within minutes.

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The man was badly beaten and had been stabbed twice.

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He was rushed to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition but later passed away.

An autopsy revealed he died from a loss of blood caused by the stab wounds.

The victim was Gabriel Okeynan, 45, a father of four, and his death became a homicide investigation.

The question was, who did this to him, and why?

This is a case that highlights what the detective in charge of this case refers to as “good old fashioned police work.”

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Follow along as police investigated a trail of evidence and unravelled a complicated series of events to solve this case.

It’s the story about the paths we choose, and the paths that choose us — and how every decision we make impacts our lives.

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Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

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