Murder Charge Dropped to Manslaughter, Suspect Walks

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Less than 8 months after being charged with the murder and robbery of Andrew Ayre, David Gregorovich has been released from jail.

Today the charge of murder was withdrawn and a charge of manslaughter was laid. Gregorovich was then released on bail.

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Gregorvich was released on a $10,000 recognizance bail plan without deposit but with a surety. His conditions are:

  • Reside in the 700 block of Mountain Road on Fort William First Nation.
  • Curfew of 9:00 pm to 7:00 am unless with his surety.
  • Present himself at the door within 5 minutes of police requesting a compliance check.
  • Not to be within 25 meters of anywhere that the principle purpose of which is the dispensing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Not to possess or consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances unless with a medical prescription.
  • Not to contact 9 people, including co-accused.
  • Not to possess any firearms or other weapons.

Gregorvich is released from jail and is scheduled to return to court on January 10th, 2019 to continue answering to the charge before him.

HISTORY Article dated April 29th, 2019.

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – 52-year-old Andrew Ayre passed away today at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after being in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since he was discovered unresponsive on Thursday April 25th, 2019.

The events that we pieced together after numerous interviews and our own mini-investigation revealed that Ayre was at Victoriaville Mall earlier to engage in some rehabilitation regarding his shoulder.

After his shoulder rehabilitation session was over, it has been said that he stopped in at Newfies Pub to have a drink or two. He pulled out his wallet to pay for his drink and it is possible that someone may have seen a significant amount of cash.

It was at this point that Ayre is said to have left Newfie’s and started to head towards Simpson Street via Victoria Ave. Little did he know that a group of people were stalking him.

Once Ayre got near the intersection of Victoria and North, an argument ensued and Ayre was badly beaten. We have been told that what appears to be a woman struck Ayre the final time, as he was on the ground. As he lay defenceless and unresponsive, the scumbags that attacked him then ransacked his wallet, smokes and cell phone.

Our sources indicate that Ayre did not know the people who attacked him. The money from his wallet was gone and it is uncertain if his cell phone was recovered yet.

We will continue our investigation and keep you updated as we find out more.

HISTORY Article dated May 1st, 2019.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service has identified a second suspect connected to the homicide of 52-year-old Andrew AYRE.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jason RAVEN, 23, of Thunder Bay, for charges of Second-Degree Murder and Robbery.

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The investigation began on Thursday, April 25 after an injured male was located at the corner of Victoria Avenue and North Street. Paramedics were originally dispatched to the scene at about 4 p.m. and found the man on the sidewalk in distress.

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The man was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment. On Monday, April 29, AYRE succumbed to his injuries.

That same day, at about 11:30 p.m., police arrested David Vernon GREGOROVICH, 32, of Thunder Bay without incident.

GREGOROVICH appeared in court and was formally charged with Second-Degree Murder and Robbery before being remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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Do not confront or approach RAVEN.

If you have information that could assist investigators locate RAVEN, please call police at 9-1-1 or 684-1200. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

Is that a gun next to him?

HISTORY Article dated May 1st, 2019.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Within hours of the Thunder Bay Police Service notifying the public about wanted alleged murderer Jason Raven, he has been arrested.

Raven was found and arrested in the area of Victoriaville Mall near Renco’s after 1:30pm today.

Posted by Pino Demasi on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The manhunt for Raven is now over and he is expected to appear in bail court tomorrow. He will not be granted bail tomorrow as a Justice of the Peace cannot handle murder charges.

Raven will be held in custody and appear at a later date before a Superior Court Justice. His charges will likely match David Gregorovich’s as murder and robbery.

Raven is alleged to be one of the people that brutally beat and killed 52-year-old Andrew Ayre near the intersection of Victoria and North. Ayre was brought to hospital but succumbed to his injuries days later.

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Police are still investigating this situation and anyone with information are asked to contact them at 807-684-1200. Good work TBPS.

HISTORY Article dated April 30th, 2019.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning is 32-year-old David Gregorovich.

He is being charged with the second degree murder of Andrew Ayre. He is also facing a charge of Robbery.

Andrew Ayre was brutally beaten and left for dead near the intersection of Victoria and North on Thursday April 25th, 2019.

His Worship Bernard Caron is present along with Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and Gregorovich’s lawyer of choice is Tyler Woods, who is also present.

Gregorovich is being sent to the Thunder Bay district jail as a Justice of the Peace cannot handle the matter of murder.

Details are thin at this point, but the summary is that Andrew was attending a rehabilitation session in Victoriaville Mall regarding an injury to his shoulder. After his session, he attended Newfie’s and had a drink or two. It is believed that while paying for his drink, someone noticed he had some money in his wallet.

Andrew left Newfie’s and was headed down Victoria Ave towards Simpson Street. He was being followed by a group of people. Near the corner of Victoria and North, the group engaged in an altercation with Andrew, resulting in Andrew being brutally beaten.

His money, cell phone and smokes were removed from him. Andrew was picked up by ambulance and taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was in the intensive care unit. He later died on April 29th, 2019 from his injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

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16 Replies to “Murder Charge Dropped to Manslaughter, Suspect Walks”

  1. In my opinion, Canada made the worst mistake when it dismissed the death penalty as an option.
    A big mistake.

  2. This disgusting bullshit infuriates me. These murdering bastards kill people, get a slap on the wrist and walk. This is an absolute insult to the the family and friends of the victim.

    These gutless, weak kneed JPs and judges need to to thoroughly reviewed for their incompetent, negligent and dangerous decisions to release known murders back into the public. If and when they kill or injure someone else, this gutless judge will own it.

    1. Even a judge takes his or her orders from above. All fingers should be pointing to the current government. David Lametti (sp?) is our so called Minister of Justice and part of the Trudeau Government.

    2. I agree, it’s total and complete Bullshit! His children, whom I know very well, are left without a father because of their selfish stupidity. The justice system is flawed and weak. What if this happened to the JP’s /Judge’s family? I’m pretty sure that the suspects wouldn’t be walking the damn streets out on bail!!! All I have left to say is that Karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around.

  3. SO IF WE SEE HIM OUT N ABOUT ,, LETS FOOLOW HIM , KICK HIS ASS TO THE GROUND AND TAKE HIS WALLET AND SMOKES ,,, LEAVE HIS PHONE SO HE CAN CALL THE DIRTY RAVEN ,, HIS BEST BUD AND TELL HIM PAY BACK IS A BITCH!!!
    OR MAYBE HE SHOULD BE SENT TO LIVE WITH THE LIL BITCH JUDGE WHO LET HIM OUT ON BAIL!!!

    1. Who is this “judge”?
      He should be put on trail by thunder bays citizens and explain to them why it’s ok to him to murdered in cold blood in this city
      What a discussing turn of events

  4. This is disgusting and a complete miscarriage of justice. Also the courts really need to scrap this bail without deposit crap because it makes it far to easy for these people to go free but it also doesn’t make them afraid of losing the money if the breach their conditions. The other thing that bothers me and proves how dangerous these people are is the fact the committed this heinous at 4PM…broad daylight, without a care in the world. It’s people like this that are destroying the already flimsy reputation that our town has. Something needs to done and I’d start at the court level and start making people come up with CASH bond and not this no deposit system. Also the bond should have to be paid on a debit card or cash! No charge cards!! Or go through a bail bondsman and pay the huge interest rates or don’t pay and cool off in the clink. It’s time to start making these people think twice about breaking their probation and taking responsibility for their idiotic actions.

    1. These lowlife scumbags don’t pay when they break bond or bail conditions. And when they don’t do you actually think the courts try to collect? I’d love to see the ledger of outstanding payments for failing to meet court conditions. I bet it’s in the hundreds of thousands if not a million just for this city.

      The “justice” system in Dumpster Bay is an absolute travesty. It’s incomprehensible that JPs would release known murderers back onto the streets with little to no assurance that these pricks won’t injure or kill someone again.

      WHERE IS THE CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC?

      I personally have no trust nor confidence in the “justice” system as it is.

    2. I agree 100% there should be no such thing as bail without paying the money up front none of this phoney stuff about bail without deposit maybe it would keep them where they belong behind bars and this surety thing is a farce because half the time they do not follow it anyway. Our laws are way to easy on these criminals.

  5. Capital punishment needs to come back now more than ever! It should also be able to be viewed for the family members of the victim(s) just so they can receive the ultimate closure. Our justice system has run wild and I wouldn’t be surprised if family and friends start going out, tracking down the assailant and taking the law into their own hands. Truth be told, if that did ever happen…I couldn’t blame them! Enough is god damn enough!

  6. Just looking at them tells me a story.
    They all need to be lined up against the way and end everyone’s misery.
    Poor man (Ayre) didn’t have a chance against these ruthless thugs.
    I hope they get (their’s) in jail.
    We’ll see how tough these wannabe gangsters really are when they get some of their own medicine.
    The asshole that got out will meet his demise soon…I’m sure.
    His attitude will be his fall.
    Have a good life you piece of shit.

  7. The justice system is a joke.
    This is cold blooded murder for profit.
    He killed him and robbed him.
    Manslaughter? Are you kidding me?
    Are you kidding me.
    This city is not safe and we are not protected at all by our police it justice system.

  8. THE DJ AND MANY NOT ALL JAILS R LIKE GOING 2 CLOWN SCHOOL – A BIG JOKE – RAPISTS – PEDOPHILES – RATS – IN GENERAL POP. – INMATES ON RANGE TOLD – THREATEND BY STAFF IF ANYONE TOUCHES THESE GOOFS – THEN THERES JAIL- PRISON POLITICS- CLOWN SCHOOL – IF I END UP IN CAUSE OF THE LIES FALSE ALLEGATIONS I M INVOLVED IN AT PRESENT – THEY BEST HOPE I CAN KEEP IT TOGETHER

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