Serial killer Robert Pickton dead

British Columbia serial killer Robert Pickton has died, according Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

The 74-year-old was in hospital after being the target of what CSC called a “major assault” on May 19 at the maximum-security Port-Cartier Institution, about 480 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.

Pickton was convicted of six counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2007, with the maximum parole ineligibility period of 25 years, after being charged with murdering 26 women in British Columbia.

His confirmed victims were Georgina Papin, Sereena Abotsway, Mona Wilson, Andrea Joesbury, Brenda Ann Wolfe and Marnie Frey. 

The remains or DNA of 33 women, many who were Indigenous and went missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, were found on Pickton’s farm. 

Pickton bragged to an undercover police officer that he killed 49 women.

More to come.


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