ARTOUR SABOULOUA CHARGED WITH NIPIGON HOTEL ROOM ARSON. HE WANTS TO PLEAD GUILTY.
HE HAS PAST CONNECTION TO TORONTO DOUBLE MURDERER MARK SMICH. HE WAS SUSPECTED TO BE INVOLVED WITH MARK SMICH AND DELLEN MILLARD IN HOMICIDES IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO
Appearing via telephone in Bail Courtroom 104 today, Monday, April 30, 2018, from the NIPIGON OPP Station is a 27-year-old ARTOUR SABOULOUA.
Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill is presiding and Crown Attorney Rob Kozak is present along with Duty Counsel.
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, at approximately 6:20 a.m. The Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information of a fire at the Town & Country Motel located at 453 Trans-Canada Highway in Nipigon. The fire was contained to a single room at the motel and was put out with the use of motel fire extinguishers.
Nipigon Fire department attended the scene and ensured the fire was extinguished. As a result of the fire, there was extensive damage done to the room.
The investigation revealed that the fire was set intentionally and the occupant of the motel room was located walking eastbound on Highway 17 east of Nipigon. As a result, a 27-year-old ARTOUR SABOULOUA was arrested.
Her Worship Neill reads the arson charges to the accused.
- Arson – Damage to Property contrary to section 434 Criminal Code
- Arson – Disregard for Human Life contrary to section 433(a) Criminal Code.
SABOULOUA responds “YES, I WANT TO PLEAD GUILTY”
Her Worship Neill tries to explain that she is a Justice of the Peace and not a Judge. She tries to explain his options to him but he keeps interrupting.
“Can I get some bottled water?” He asks.
Her Worship Neil tells him to stop interrupting.
“Can I get my antibiotics? My face is really swollen” SABOULOUA responds.
Her Worship tells him he needs to be quiet and listen to the Crown Attorney.
“Yes, I did it, I’m guilty. Can I see a doctor?” the accused responds.
Her Worship elucidates to the accused that the Court is not responsible for health matters.
Crown Attorney Kozak explains to SABOULOUA his bail court options. He also explains that he can come to Judge’s Court to plead guilty.
SABOULOUA is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail.
He will appear in Judge’s Court tomorrow.
GOOD JOB BY NIPIGON OPP & FIRE RESCUE
NO OTHER LOCAL MEDIA IS PRESENT.
THEY SIT AROUND AND WAIT TO COPY/PASTE NEWS RELEASES.
DELIVERING NEWS ISN’T THEIR PRIME OBJECTIVE
PAST HISTORY OF ARTOUR SABOULOUA
On September 29,2012, Police said they received a call from a concerned resident in the Halton Region near Toronto around 11 p.m., reporting that two men were spray-painting the Fourth Line/QEW overpass.
When officers arrived they chased suspects who they reported as having jumped over the overpass fence and onto the overpass itself.
Both suspects allegedly had paint on their hands while one suspect was allegedly in possession of a bag containing 10 cans of spray paint.
Police said they also found a freshly-painted tag on the south side of the overpass.
MARK SMICH, of Oakville, was charged mischief under $5,000.
ARTOUR SABOULOUA , of Oakville, was charged with mischief under $5,000 and possession of marijuana.
MARK SMICH & DELLEN MILLARD were later ordered to serve consecutive life sentences for 1st-degree murder of Laura Babcock in the summer of 2012 and both burned her body in an animal incinerator.
They were both convicted of 1st-degree murder of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Hamilton father who went missing in May 2013 after going on a test drive with two men interested in buying his pickup truck. That murder trial in 2016 heard the pair burned Bosma’s body in an animal incinerator – called the Eliminator – that belonged to Millard.
SABOULOUA WAS KNOWN TO ASSOCIATE WITH SMICH.
DURING THE MURDER TRIAL, TESTIMONY WAS GIVEN THAT SMICH REFERRED TO ARTOUR SABOULOUA AS HIS “BITCH”
SABOULOUA HAS OTHER CRIMINAL HISTORY
Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, a victim was walking along a pathway connecting Leewood Drive to Maidstone Crescent in Halton Region when three men approached him.
Halton Regional Police say the victim was allegedly assaulted, receiving a broken nose, cuts to his face and a concussion after which his wallet, jacket and cell phone were taken.
The victim was able to walk to a nearby residence to call the police.
The man was later transported to Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) for treatment.
Halton police began an investigation into the incident, which resulted in the arrests of two men known to the victim.
Artour Sabouloua, of Oakville, was arrested Jan. 8, 2013 and charged with robbery.
Harley Wright, of Oakville, was arrested Jan. 12 2018 and faces a robbery charge and two counts of breaching probation.
According to police, the victim’s cell phone was recovered from a second-hand store in Oakville.
Police determined a third man was not involved in the alleged assault and robbery.
WRITER’S NOTE: I did see another local media person later in the morning but I’m pretty sure she showed up to use the toilet and leave. Her big story is “Toilet full of shit”. Much like their news stories.