Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Department of Justice

July 7, 2017 10:31 AM

The 2010 homicide of Donald Jermaine Stevenson in Halifax has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

"Families deserve closure when they lose a loved one to violence," said Justice Minister Mark Furey. "I join the police in asking for anyone with information to please come forward if you know something about this crime."

On Oct. 16, 2010, the Halifax Regional Police Service responded to a report of a possible shooting at 39 Jarvis Lane, Halifax. At that address officers located Donald Stephenson who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

“We hope that adding Donald’s case to the rewards program will motivate someone to come forward with what they know about his murder,” said Superintendent Jim Perrin, officer-in-charge of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. “Investigators have been working to advance this case and the monetary incentive may be just what’s needed to encourage someone to share information that could help us solve Donald’s murder.”

Anyone with information that could result in an arrest and possible charges should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

Those who come forward with information must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded.

The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program was launched in October 2006 as an additional tool to help police gather information on unsolved crimes. The program provides up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for these homicides. For more information about this case and others, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/Rewards/.


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     Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are

asking the public to share any information in the 2010 death of

Donald Jermaine Stevenson in Halifax.

     His homicide has been added to the Rewards for Major

Unsolved Crimes Program.

     Justice Minister Mark Furey says families deserve closure

when they lose a loved one to violence.

     Anyone with information that could result in an arrest and

possible charges should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved

Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. The program offers up to

150-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and

conviction of the person or people responsible for this and

other homicides.

     Those who come forward with information must provide their

name and contact information.

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Media Contact: Sarah Gillis
              Department of Justice
              902-424-3313
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              Email: sarah.gillis@novascotia.ca
             
              Const. Dianne Penfound
              Halifax Regional Police
              Phone: 902-490-5154
              Cell: 902-456-1688
              Email: woodword@halifax.ca