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					Andreina & Melanie
Robert Pickton



   “Canada’s Worst Serial Killer”
     Introduction
   -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.
         Background
 -2 siblings: Linda (Oldest), Dave (Younger)

         -Called “Willie” by siblings

        -Hardworking, caring family.

-Family bought a farm, which they called “The
               Piggy Palace”
              Background
-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.
         Education

-Repeated grade 2, and enrolled special
          classes after that.

 -Grade 3, performing at grade 1 level.

 -Grade 9, performing at grade 5 level.
       Low track
-Poorest neighbourhood in British
Columbia

Known for:

- drugs and needle sharing

-Big amount of HIV positive people.

-Prostitutes

-Highest rate of drug overdose in Canada
                      Crimes
                   February 6, 2002

    -Pickton was nabbed as part of an investigation
     into illegal firearms at the property owned by
                         Pickton

     -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
                     Investigation.
-
                Crimes
-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
                     his pigs.

  -Pickton may have combined human flesh
   with ground pork from his farm, and later
 given out to friends and visitors to the farm.
             Evidence
 -Skulls cut in half with hands and feet stuffed
                     inside.

 -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
                  Pickton lived.

  -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.
            Crimes
            February 20, 2002

-Two human heads were found in Pickton’s
             refrigerator.

              -Feb. 22, 2002:

 -Robert Pickton charged with two counts of
first-degree murder : Sereena Abotsway and
               Mona Wilson.
                  April, 22, 2002
 -Three more charges were added for the murders of
   Jacqueline McDonnell, Diane Rock and Heather
                    Bottomley.

                      April, 9, 2002
-A sixth charge for the murder of Andrea Joesbury was
                           laid

                   May, 22, 2002
-Pickton charged with first-degree murder of Brenda
                       Wolfe.

                September, 20, 2002
 -Four more charges were added for the slayings of
Georgina Papin, Patricia Johnson, Helen Hallmark and
                 Jennifer Furminger.
                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.
    http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_7121.aspx
                      Trial
January,30 ,2006
-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
jury.
-The judge also added that the six counts he chose
had "materially different" evidence from the other
20.
                  December 6,2007
-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?”
         Sentence
               December,9, 2007
 -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
                    murder.
( 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.
                   Victims
Convicted for the second- degree murder for the death of:

                   -Sereena Abotsway

                    -Mona Lee Wilson

                    -Andrea Joesbury,

                      - Brenda Ann.

                       -Marnie Lee

                 -Georgina Faith Papin.

-Pickton still faces a further 20 murder charges involving
    other female victims from Vancouver's Downtown
                           Eastside.
      Psychopath                  Sociopath
-Anti- Social Behaviour
                          -People used to say he was
-- Learning problems.
                          goofy and his brother was
                          smart.
 -Appeared to be like
    everyone else.
                          -Low Track’s hostile
                          environment.
  -Actions extremely
      calculated

  - Didn’t feel guilty

 -Sadistic Behaviour

- Sophisticated modus-
       operandi.

				
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