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Leo Henningham

Toronto, Ontario / July 24, 1990

Mr. Henningham was an "independent" (illegal) cab driver. He was beaten to death by a rival "independent" in a dispute over a grocery fare.

When the rival driver grabbed a bag of groceries out of a woman's arms and put them in his trunk, Mr. Henningham threw him over the hood of his car, threatened him with a pocket knife and broke three of his teeth with a head butt.

The other driver said he went after Mr. Henningham with a bat after Mr. Henningham said he was going to get a gun.

The killer was convicted of manslaughter in November, 1991. He was given only three years in consideration of "a great deal of provocation" on the part of Mr. Henningham.