Kingston woman arrested in connection to historic homicide cases released on bail

Sandra Carr being taken into court on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Photo by Cris Vilela.

The Kingston woman arrested earlier this month as part of a breakthrough in local historic cold cases has been released on bail.

Sandra Carr, 52, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 after Kingston Police and the Ontario Provincial Police carried out raids at two Kingston addresses in connection to three historic homicides dating back to 1995. Michael Wentworth (also known as Michael Verney), the main suspect in the cases, was also arrested that day. Wentworth was charged the first degree murders of Henrietta Knight, Richard Kimball, and Stephen St. Denis, as well as the armed robbery of a Toronto-Dominion (TD) bank in Kingston, and detonating an explosive in Toronto. Carr, Wentworth’s former girlfriend, was charged with obstruction of justice, and being party to first degree murder.

Carr appeared in the Superior Court of Justice on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 for a bail hearing, where she was released on a number of conditions. Carr was required to relinquish her passport to Kingston Police, prohibited from having any weapons, and given a lengthy list of individuals she may not contact of come within 100m of. With her surety being her common-law spouse, Carr’s bail was set at $5,000 without a deposit required.

“I’m satisfied that it’s in the public’s best interest to release Sandra Carr under the conditions agreed to,” said the Hon. Justice Graeme Mew.

Carr was the owner of one of the properties raided in Kingston on Valentine’s Day, while Wentworth had recently sold the other property. Wentworth remains in custody.

Read the facts of the cases and charges in the historic homicide cases here. For full details of the raids, arrests, and subsequent joint Kingston Police and OPP press conference, click here.

With files from Cris Vilela.

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