February 12th, 2007
Chris Little was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder in 2009 for slashing his estranged wife Julie Crocker, 33, to death in their home, and then strangling physiotherapist Paula Menendez, 34, and posing her body to make it look like she was Crocker’s killer. Two children, aged three and four, were in the home at the time.Little and Crocker had been married for 10 years, but she had been having an affair with Rick Ralph, a Toronto radio sports announcer, for several months before her death. Menendez was Ralph's estranged wife. Crocker was found dead on the bed in the master bedroom, her throat slit from her left ear to her right clavicle, Crown attorney Michael Demczur said. At the foot of the bed was a crumpled photo of Crocker and Ralph kissing in front of a pool bar in St. Lucia, he said. Menendez was found in the garage, dead as a result of ligature strangulation. There was yellow rope tied around her neck, her feet were bound together and her body had numerous blunt force injuries all over. It is believed Chris Little attempted to stage a murder-suicide, to make it appear as if Menendez murdered Crocker, and then hung herself in the garage.