Andreina & Melanie
“Canada’s Worst Serial Killer”
-Robert William “Willie” Pickton
- Born October , 24, 1949
- Port Coquitlam, BC
-Canadian Pig Farmer
-Serial Killer convicted for the second
degree murder of 6 women.
-Charged for the death of another 20
-Prostitutes and drug users.
-2 siblings: Linda (Oldest), Dave (Younger)
-Called “Willie” by siblings
-Hardworking, caring family.
-Family bought a farm, which they called “The
-Friends used to compare Dave and Willie, saying: “Dave
is smart, Willie is goofy”
-Robert would spend his days working on the land or at
Dave’s construction company.
-Worked 16-18 hours/day
-He was not religious.
-Never known for alcohol or drug use.
-Never had a steady girlfriend.
-Expressed he didn’t want to be tied down.
-Repeated grade 2, and enrolled special
classes after that.
-Grade 3, performing at grade 1 level.
-Grade 9, performing at grade 5 level.
-Poorest neighbourhood in British
- drugs and needle sharing
-Big amount of HIV positive people.
-Highest rate of drug overdose in Canada
February 6, 2002
-Pickton was nabbed as part of an investigation
into illegal firearms at the property owned by
-Some personal items belonging to a missing
woman were found on his property.
-Police later obtained a second court search
order as part of the larger BC Missing Women
-Police would later comb every square inch of
the pig farm property and others associated
with Pickton in search of evidence.
-Evidence of his crimes was hard to nail down
as it is alleged that Pickton fed his victims to
-Pickton may have combined human flesh
with ground pork from his farm, and later
given out to friends and visitors to the farm.
-Skulls cut in half with hands and feet stuffed
-Remains of a victim were stuffed in a garbage
bag in the bottom of a trash can and her blood-
stained clothing was found in the trailer in which
-Part of one victim's jawbone and teeth were
found in the ground beside the slaughterhouse
-A 22 calibre revolve.
- A dildo containing both his and a victim's DNA
was in his laundry room.
February 20, 2002
-Two human heads were found in Pickton’s
-Feb. 22, 2002:
-Robert Pickton charged with two counts of
first-degree murder : Sereena Abotsway and
April, 22, 2002
-Three more charges were added for the murders of
Jacqueline McDonnell, Diane Rock and Heather
April, 9, 2002
-A sixth charge for the murder of Andrea Joesbury was
May, 22, 2002
-Pickton charged with first-degree murder of Brenda
September, 20, 2002
-Four more charges were added for the slayings of
Georgina Papin, Patricia Johnson, Helen Hallmark and
October, 3, 2002
-Four more charges for the murders of Heather
Chinnock, Tanya Holyk, Sherry Irving and Inga Hall
were laid on.
May, 26, 2005
-Twelve more charges were laid against him for
the killings of Cara Ellis, Andrea Borhaven, Debra
Lynne Jones, Marnie Frey, Tiffany Drew, Kerry Koski,
Sarah Devries, Cynthia Feliks, Angela Jardine,
Wendy Crawford, Diana Melnick, and Jane Doe,
bringing the total number of first-degree murder
charges to 27.
-Pickton’s Trial began.
-Pleaded NOT guilty to 27 charges of first-degree
murder in the British Columbia Supreme Court,
located in New Westminster.
August, 9, 2007
-Justice Williams severed the charges and trimmed
the indictment from 26 to just six counts. The
remaining 20 counts have not been dismissed.
-The judge has explained that trying all 26 charges
at once would put an unreasonable burden on the
-The judge also added that the six counts he chose
had "materially different" evidence from the other
-Justice James Williams suspended jury deliberations.
-Discovered an error in his charge to the jury.
-Jury submitted a written question to Justice James
requesting clarification of his charge, asking "Are we
able to say 'yes' [i.e., find Pickton guilty] if we infer the
accused acted indirectly?”
-Jury returned a verdict that Pickton is not
guilty on 6 counts of first-degree murder,
but is guilty on 6 counts of second-degree
( A second-degree murder conviction carries
a punishment of a life sentence, with no
possibility of parole for a period between 10
to 25 years)
-Justice James Williams sentenced Pickton
to life with no possibility of parole for 25
years - the maximum punishment for
second-degree murder, and equal to the
sentence which would have been imposed
for a first-degree murder conviction.
Convicted for the second- degree murder for the death of:
-Mona Lee Wilson
- Brenda Ann.
-Georgina Faith Papin.
-Pickton still faces a further 20 murder charges involving
other female victims from Vancouver's Downtown
-Anti- Social Behaviour
-People used to say he was
-- Learning problems.
goofy and his brother was
-Appeared to be like
-Low Track’s hostile
- Didn’t feel guilty
- Sophisticated modus-