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Lorraine Ashkenase, widow of Andrew Mixemong, described her husband to a jury as a peaceful man. She is pictured outside Barrie court, Friday. TRACY MCLAUGHLIN PHOTO

'You're going to kill him'

With a crazed look in his eyes, Jessy Herlichka let out a roar as he stood bare-chested over Andrew Mixemong, then took a running leap to kick him in the gut, a jury heard Friday.

Feeling the pressure

The long-serving mayor of Oro-Medonte Township says the 2015 budget is the "most challenging" he's ever worked on.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Margaret Cole is pictured during a police interview. The Washago woman has been charged with the first-degree murder of Richard Humble, 82, also of Washago. Cole was a caregiver and is accused of forging Humble’s will, then drugging him, then setting fire to his house.

No proof of murder: lawyer

BARRIE — The woman accused of drugging 82-year-old Richard Humble and setting his Washago home on fire might be capable of forging his will, but she is not capable of murder, a defence lawyer insisted in closing arguments Thursday.