A Fort St. John man already serving a life sentence for his part in the 2005 rape and murder of an Edmonton teen has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a prostitute.Joseph Laboucan, 23, who is currently serving a life sentence at the federal penitentiary in Prince Albert, Sask., is charged in the death of 33-year-old Ellie May Meyer, whose body was discovered in May 2005 by a farmer tilling a field just east of Edmonton.Laboucan, originally from Fort St. John, B.C., is being returned to Alberta to face the murder charge and is scheduled to appear in Strathcona County provincial court Monday.- Advertisement -Police are releasing few details, but say they spent more than three years investigating the case before charges were laid this week.Laboucan was among several people convicted in the slaying of 13-year Nina Courtepatte, who was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in April 2005 on a darkened golf course outside of Edmonton.
Source = ETB News: T.N. The Thailand Tourism Authority is trying to attract tourists to Thailand by running a competition that will give the winners free facial surgery, US $5,000 cash and a luxury vacation. The competition will no doubt be welcomed by the country as ongoing political unrest has caused a drop in the number of cosmetic surgery tourists by 40 per cent. The finalists have to consent to give the Thailand Extreme Makeover project the right to use their names, images, videos and / or audio before and after surgery for display, public relations via online and offline media and domestic and international marketing. Thailand has previously been a mecca for tourists wanting cosmetic surgery because savings can be up to 50 to 80 per cent compared to the USA. Plastic surgeons will judge tourist entrants’ photos and applications and develop a shortlist of finalists, with the Thai public then choosing three winners, The Diplomat reported.