Serial killer Robert Pickton attacked in Quebec prison

Notorious B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton has been the victim of a brutal attack in prison.

Pickton was attacked on Sunday in Quebec’s maximum security Port Cartier Institution.

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that Pickton was speared in the head with a broken handle, possibly from a broom, by an inmate who had previously attacked other inmates.

Quebec provincial police said the 74-year-old Pickton was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered life-threatening.

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Police spokesman Hugues Beaulieu adds that a 51-year-old suspect is in custody.

Sandra Gagnon, the sister of Janet Henry who has been missing since 1997 and is believed to have been one of Pickton’s victims, told Global News she suspected someone might eventually attack Pickton in prison.

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“He’s a real evil monster, what he done to the women and it’s taken a lot out of my family,” she said.

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Pickton is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years after being convicted of six second-degree murder charges.

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