Shocking End for Notorious Canadian Killer

Last Updated: June 15, 2024By

Shocking End for Notorious Canadian Killer

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Robert Pickton, a well-known Canadian serial killer who horrifically fed his victims to his pigs on his farm near Vancouver, has died after being attacked in prison.

According to the Correctional Service of Canada, Pickton, 71, passed away in the hospital last Friday. This came after he was assaulted by another inmate at the Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec on May 19th.

Earlier this month, police spokesman Hugues Beaulieu mentioned that a 51-year-old inmate was being held responsible for the attack on Pickton.

The Terrifying Crimes of Pickton

Robert “Willie” Pickton was infamous for his gruesome crimes. In 2007, he was found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder and was given a life sentence, with no chance of parole for 25 years. He had been accused of killing 26 women in total.

More than two decades ago, police started searching Pickton’s farm in Port Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver. This search turned into a lengthy investigation into the disappearances of many women.

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On Pickton’s farm, the remains or DNA of 33 women were discovered. Many of these women were picked up from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Shockingly, Pickton once boasted to an undercover officer that he had killed 49 women.

Grim Details from the Trial

During Pickton’s trial, a witness named Andrew Bellwood testified that Pickton had explained how he strangled his victims and then fed their remains to his pigs. At one point, health officials even issued a warning to neighbors who might have bought pork from his farm, fearing it could contain human remains.

Cynthia Cardinal, whose sister Georgina Papin was one of Pickton’s victims, expressed her relief when she heard that Pickton had been attacked. She described her feeling as “overwhelmed” with happiness and called the attack “karma.”

Criticism and Investigation

Vancouver police faced heavy criticism for not taking the disappearance cases seriously, as many of the missing women were sex workers or drug users.

Canada’s correctional service announced that it would be conducting an investigation into the attack on Pickton. The investigation aims to uncover all the facts and determine whether all policies and protocols were followed.

In their statement, they said, “We are mindful that this offender’s case has had a devastating impact on communities in British Columbia and across the country, including Indigenous peoples, victims, and their families. Our thoughts are with them.”

The Victims Remembered

Pickton’s confirmed victims include Sereena Abotsway, Mona Wilson, Andrea Joesbury, Brenda Ann Wolfe, Georgina Papin, and Marnie Frey.

At the time of Pickton’s sentencing, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice James Williams remarked that it was a “rare case that properly warrants the maximum period of parole ineligibility available to the court.”

Pickton’s death brings a sense of closure for many, but the scars left by his horrific actions will take much longer to heal.

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