Man to be charged in Predham-Newman murder

Everton McLean
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Two and a half years ago, Chrissy Predham-Newman, 28, was found by relatives, stabbed to death in her Airport Heights home - today, a 31-year-old man will be charged with her murder.

The RNC announced late Wednesday afternoon that a suspect had been arrested and will appear in court today to face a second-degree murder charge.

Chrissy Predham- Newman

Two and a half years ago, Chrissy Predham-Newman, 28, was found by relatives, stabbed to death in her Airport Heights home - today, a 31-year-old man will be charged with her murder.

The RNC announced late Wednesday afternoon that a suspect had been arrested and will appear in court today to face a second-degree murder charge.

Police have not confirmed the man's name, but said they have been investigating the case since Predham-Newman was found in the apartment she shared with her 16-month-old daughter, Ireland.

The announcement came five months after RNC Chief Joe Browne confirmed that the police had a prime suspect.

In February, the RNC received a forensic report prepared by a private lab. However, the force has not released details on what kind of evidence was examined.

The police investigation focused on the apartment, as well as on a Paradise home registered to Predham-Newman.

Predham-Newman, who was born in Newfoundland but moved to Ottawa with her mother after her parents divorced when she was about 4 1/2, returned to Newfoundland every summer to stay with relatives in St. John's.

She was a bright student as a youth and a natural caregiver.

She was involved in caring for children and the elderly at a young age, spending time babysitting and volunteering at a local nursing home. In high school, she volunteered as a mentor and caregiver to disabled peers, going to school early in the mornings to meet their school bus. She had gone on to open her own daycare business.

Since the murder, Predham-Newman's family has wrestled with the unsolved case. However, her mother, Yvonne Harvey, told The Telegram in January she's confident there will be a conviction in her daughter's murder.

She called the loss of her daughter a "life sentence" she's now serving.

Meanwhile, the family has worked to provide for Ireland, setting up a trust fund and holding fundraisers for her education. Ireland now lives in St. John's with her uncle.

Harvey has called Predham-Newman a loving mother who had a "wonderful" relationship with the baby she adored.

emclean@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Airport Heights, The Telegram

Geographic location: Ireland, Newfoundland, St. John's Ottawa

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