New details emerge about landlord who allegedly killed engaged couple in Stoney Creek
Published Monday, May 29, 2023 7:08PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, May 29, 2023 7:17PM EDT
New information has emerged about the fatal shooting of an engaged couple fleeing their landlord after a dispute near Hamilton, Ont.
Property records obtained by CTV News Toronto indicate the owner of the house – located at 322 Jones Rd., near Barton Street, in Stoney Creek – was under the name Terry Brekka.
Since 2003, the property has been in his name, according to records.
On Saturday, the unnamed couple was shot dead after they attempted to flee the residence from their 57-year-old landlord who had barricaded himself in the house with multiple guns registered in his name.
Longtime neighbours said Brekka lived in the upper floors of the house and the couple – a 27-year-old female educational assistant and a 28-year-old male electrician — lived in the basement.
A family member of Brekka’s told CTV News Toronto he was a steelworker who was estranged from some relatives, and that he wasn’t known to have guns.
Tony Greenly, who had lived next door to Brekka for 16 years, said he never saw the man with any weapons but he felt intimidated by him.