SuarezNoa murder trial to resume on Monday

Haiden Suarez Noa confessed to killing his girlfriend in March, 2013. A Hamilton jury saw and heard what he told police the day after 36-year-old Tania Cowell was killed in her Stoney Creek apartment. 38-year-old Haiden Suarez Noa sat hunched over, rubbing his face in his hands many times as that confession video played. He described to a Hamilton detective basically what happened the night Tania Cowell was stabbed to death, but not why. On March 9, 2013, Tania Cowell was at home with their then five-month old son. The couple had been arguing over text message since the previous day. Cowell wanted Suarez Noa to do more housework, but she eventually allowed him to come home. He had been in Guelph, working and then eating with friends. He arrived at the apartment around 8:00 pm. A few hours later, the couple fought, and Cowell was attacked. Suarez Noa wouldn’t tell detectives why he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Cowell eleven times in the face, chest and back. We heard audio in a second police interview in which Suarez Noa complained of Cowell’s nagging. The crown has now rested her case and the judge confirmed with Haiden Suarez Noa’s lawyers that they will take the weekend to decide whether to present a defense case. The defense doesn’t have to present any evidence, but it could, for example, put Haiden Suarez Noa on the stand. The case resumes Monday November 16. read more