Eabametoong First Nation man charged will killing 3 Winnipeg men says he’s mentally ill

Man claims he was assaulted by police as a child

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The man charged with killing three vulnerable people in Winnipeg earlier this year is speaking for the first time.

John Paul Ostamas is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder.

One of the victims was killed next to APTN’s building.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.