Shermans' untimely deaths

bill barilko

Senate Member
Mar 4, 2009
WARMINGTON: 'Window was left open' as Sherman home painted
Joe Warmington
December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019 8:33 AM EST
Since it was a “targeted” double homicide, it was logical that Toronto Police interviewed some house painters who were in the Sherman mansion sometime in the day before the heinous slayings.
Not because the I Heard You Paint Houses book, turned into the hitman movie The Irishman, could be a metaphor for this bizarre mystery — but because actual painters were working in the home at 150 Old Colony Rd.
And that a window was left open after they left.
Toronto Police Homicide detectives have interviewed many people since the disturbing discovery of murdered Honey and Barry Sherman Dec. 15, 2017.
The number is at 243.
The home of the late Barry and Honey Sherman at 50 Old Colony Road at North York on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
Police have also sent 150 items to the Centre of Forensic Science and collected many hours of security video.
They are not done.
“We are still asking for help,” Insp. Hank Idsinga told a packed media gallery Monday.
“The family and the police urge anyone who has reliable information regarding the murders, no matter how small or unimportant that information may seem, to please contact the police through their usual channels.”
He also said the “private investigation” by former TPS homicide detective Tommy Klatt and his team has been “completed,” and all tips should now be sent to
As Idsinga said, someone may think something they know is not a big deal — but it could be.
“We have been given a lot of great information from a lot of sources,” said Idsinga.
He wants more.
Small details — like there were professional painters in that house or that a window was open — only help.
Barry and Honey Sherman were found slain in their Old Colony Rd. mansion on Dec. 15, 2017.
It puts more people in that house around the time, which includes cleaning professionals and real estate people.
It’s not saying they are suspects, but those who can assist police with information few others could.
“The window was left open to clear the smell of the paint from the area,” explained a family friend.
Could that detail show an entry or exit point in a home showing no forced entry?
Could information that there was also a door “never locked” mean there was another entrance or exit possibility?
New details like that offer a glimpse into a challenging police investigation.
It’s one Toronto’s biggest ever.
And now there’s just one.
For two years there had been two investigations.
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The family, through famed lawyer Brian Greenspan, had funded a second probe by Klatt who brought in top investigators and forensics people.
Their criticisms created tension with police, but hundreds of tips and pieces of evidence were passed over as well.
The private team also intended to light a fire under the police, and did just that.
The most important thing Idsinga has done is utilize his experience and skills to bridge the relationship with the family and police, which had soured since day one when it was announced there was no risk to neighbours and it was looking like a murder-suicide.
Six weeks later, police changed their minds but it has taken two years for the trust to rebuild with the four Sherman children.
Idsinga made that happen — as he did with the gay community in the originally troubled investigation into the McArthur serial murder case.
Idsinga turned that around and made an arrest.
He’s hoping for a repeat, and referenced how the Glen Davis murder took four years to solve as an example to show that two years is nothing to fear.
Wealthy philanthropist Davis was murdered by a hitman hired by godson Marshall Ross.
Idsinga didn’t suggest similarities other than it shows homicide won’t quit until they made their collar.
Dogged determination is his greatest quality, and for that reason the Sherman family has “confidence” in police they did not originally have.
Some credit must also be given to Klatt and Greenspan, who have been fierce on this as well and will keep their eyes peeled.
“I am still involved as an adviser, consultant and spokesperson,” said Greenspan.
Klatt is just a phone call away.
But going forward, the quest for justice for Honey and Barry Sherman is in the hands of Insp. Hank Idsinga, Det. Sgt. Brandon Price, and Detectives Kristy Devine and Dennis Yim.
They will determine who painted this house.
^ no one reads your idiotic C&P posts.


Hall of Fame Member
Sep 23, 2015
I thought it was the stock market that "wrecked" the British Pound.
The stock market doesn't brag about wrecking the pound, george soros does. AS he does with every other country he does it to. He owns coal he bought at a bargain because obama wrecked their whole industry with "global warming" too. That's how he rolls.

How Did George Soros Break the Bank of England?

BTW, people, and more recently algorithms, run the show, the stock market doesn't do anything - remember that when your pension(s) get eviscerated by negative interest rates.


Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
WARMINGTON: Did billionaire Shermans want to leave wealth to Bill Gates' charity?
Joe Warmington
December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019 9:37 PM EST
In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo provided by the United Jewish Appeal via Canadian Press, Barry and Honey Sherman pose for a photo in Toronto, Canada.
Honey and Barry Sherman were known for giving millions to local charities.
But were they considering leaving their billions, after death, to Bill Gates’ The Giving Pledge?
Several friends close to them say yes. Others say nothing of the sort had been decided.
The issue came up after the British newspaper, The Daily Mail, reported Thursday that shortly before their brutal Dec. 13, 2017 murders in the couple’s Old Colony Rd. mansion, they talked about signing up with The Giving Pledge initiative started by Bill and Melinda Gates of Microsoft fame.
The initiative is designed to allow billionaires have their vast estates used to support projects they care about after their deaths.
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In the Sherman’s case, it would mean that the bulk of their estimated $5-billion estate would go The Giving Pledge and not to family members or designated beneficiaries as laid out in a last will and testament.
“My understanding is they spoke about it,” said a person close to them of the idea.
Whether it was their desire to set up something on their own or work with Gates is unclear.
The Gates part of it has not been talked about in Toronto circles. But Sherman’s cousin Kerry Winter said it was Barry’s wish to pursue something like that.
Winter said he knew about Barry’s wishes and it was an issue in the lawsuit the cousins filed against the Apotex giant.
“It’s nothing new,” said Winter. “He told me that more than once.”
But Barry, said Winter, “never mentioned Gates, The Giving Pledge.”
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Another person close to the family says the notion the philanthropic couple was going to make such a covenant could offer police a potential motive to pursue. It also could end up being a
“It’s more gossip that newspapers are doing with this case to sell copies,” said a person close to the four Sherman children. “That they were generous is not new and that they would set up some legacy project to make sure their money was utilized to help people is hardly a stretch for them.”
The family confidant said “this is a great headline but as usual, it’s not backed up with any formal paperwork.”