Indefatigable gumshoe/journalist forces dim-witted, close-minded cops to see the light
They were executed! That was the lede of the column written Dec. 15, 2017, on the strange deaths of Honey and Barry Sherman.
I was about to push the send button when Toronto Police sources said it was wrong…. Despite the fact that police talked us out of going with the story we had correct on that first night, we decided to approach it with an open mind. This is why I kept pushing on this case and, despite what police were saying, kept bringing out every clue we found—most pointing to a double homicide….
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Jan. 26, 2018.
Chief, we have some new leads!
We’re still pushing. Who did this? Was it from his business world? Was it a contract hit…?
Look in his wallet?! D’oh, why didn’t they teach us that at the police academy?
The good news is everybody is on the same page now. We were asking police last night if anybody looked to see if there was a blank cheque in Barry Sherman’s wallet—since he is said to have always carried one…. Could it have been a robbery or home invasion as well?
Wait, wait, you’re arresting the wrong man!
Toronto Police may have saved the life of a man who was “tied up” on a bed in accused serial killer Bruce McArthur’s apartment at the time they arrested him….
—Sam Pazzano and Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Jan, 30, 2018.
Tag him, Danno, and stick him in evidence!
Inside, they found many items that have become relevant to the case but nothing more pressing than a man tied up on the bed in McArthur’s room.