The former employer of Calgary mass murder victim Jordan Segura remembers him as a “likeable individual” and says he and his staff are “devastated” over yesterday’s tragedy.
“When it hits home, it really hits hard,” said Ernie Hagel, a funeral director with McGinniss and Holloway Funeral Homes, when Segura worked last year.
Segura was attacked along with Zackariah Rathwell, Josh Hunter, Lawrence Hong and Kaiti Perras. All were in their twenties. All were at a house party marking the end of classes at the nearby University of Calgary.
Matthew de Grood, 22, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The University of Calgary graduate worked at a grocery store and is the son of a veteran Calgary police officer.
De Grood had been invited to the party. Investigators have not identified any motive, only saying the victims did nothing to provoke the attack.
Video and Files from The Canadian Press, reporter Bill Graveland