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Kristen French
On  April 16, 1992, Kristen French was abducted while walking home from school, on a busy street, with many people driving by. She walked by the church parking lot where Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo were parked, waiting for a victim. Karla asked Kristen for directions, and Paul came up behind her with a knife and forced her into the vehicle. The couple kept Kristen at their home for three days, where they raped, beat and degraded the 15-year-old girl, and videotaped the attacks and humiliation. They forced her to drink large quantities of alcohol while she was with them. Apparently, Paul wanted to keep her longer but Karla argued that they couldn’t leave her alone in the house while they went to Easter dinner at Karla’s parents, and Karla did not think it was acceptable to miss the dinner. While Kristen was kept in their home, Paul left the house to go pick up food and Karla did not take the opportunity to free Kristen.
Kristen was killed and they dumped her body out of town, just one mile from their previous victim’s gravesite.
Although Karla had the chance to set Kristen free, or flee to the police with her, she did not. Karla claimed she was too afraid of  Paul, and she made a fabulous bargain which had her do a few years in prison. After the deal was made, the police became aware of the existence of all the videotapes of attacks on their victims. They were apparently appalled to see the extent of Karla’s involvement in the attacks and her claims of being a scared battered wife were ferociously attacked by the community. However, the crown refused to alter her deal, even after the videotapes showed more rape victims that the Karla had not told them about. During Kristen French’s abduction and three days of rape and torture, Paul Bernardo’s DNA was sitting in a police lab, waiting to be tested.

Kristen French

On  April 16, 1992, Kristen French was abducted while walking home from school, on a busy street, with many people driving by. She walked by the church parking lot where Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo were parked, waiting for a victim. Karla asked Kristen for directions, and Paul came up behind her with a knife and forced her into the vehicle. The couple kept Kristen at their home for three days, where they raped, beat and degraded the 15-year-old girl, and videotaped the attacks and humiliation. They forced her to drink large quantities of alcohol while she was with them. Apparently, Paul wanted to keep her longer but Karla argued that they couldn’t leave her alone in the house while they went to Easter dinner at Karla’s parents, and Karla did not think it was acceptable to miss the dinner. While Kristen was kept in their home, Paul left the house to go pick up food and Karla did not take the opportunity to free Kristen.

Kristen was killed and they dumped her body out of town, just one mile from their previous victim’s gravesite.

Although Karla had the chance to set Kristen free, or flee to the police with her, she did not. Karla claimed she was too afraid of  Paul, and she made a fabulous bargain which had her do a few years in prison. After the deal was made, the police became aware of the existence of all the videotapes of attacks on their victims. They were apparently appalled to see the extent of Karla’s involvement in the attacks and her claims of being a scared battered wife were ferociously attacked by the community. However, the crown refused to alter her deal, even after the videotapes showed more rape victims that the Karla had not told them about. During Kristen French’s abduction and three days of rape and torture, Paul Bernardo’s DNA was sitting in a police lab, waiting to be tested.

Leslie Mahaffy
Early in the morning of June 15, 1991, Leslie Mahaffy arrived home past curfew and the door was locked. The  14-year-old did not want to wake up her parents so she walked to a corner store where she called a friend and asked if she could sleep over. The friend said no and Leslie told her she would go home and wake up her mother. Before she made it home, Leslie Mahaffy met Paul Bernardo, and he told her he had been breaking into a house. He offered her a cigarette and when she walked over to his car, he abducted her. He took her home where he and his wife, Karla Homolka, raped and abused the girl (and videotaped it) for more than a day. Karla states that Paul then killed her, however, there has been speculation that it was Karla who had done the actual killing. It was Father’s Day so they put Leslie’s body in the basement while they entertained Homolka’s parents. They then dismembered her body and encased the pieces in cement and threw her in Lake Gibson, Ontario.

Leslie Mahaffy

Early in the morning of June 15, 1991, Leslie Mahaffy arrived home past curfew and the door was locked. The  14-year-old did not want to wake up her parents so she walked to a corner store where she called a friend and asked if she could sleep over. The friend said no and Leslie told her she would go home and wake up her mother. Before she made it home, Leslie Mahaffy met Paul Bernardo, and he told her he had been breaking into a house. He offered her a cigarette and when she walked over to his car, he abducted her. He took her home where he and his wife, Karla Homolka, raped and abused the girl (and videotaped it) for more than a day. Karla states that Paul then killed her, however, there has been speculation that it was Karla who had done the actual killing. It was Father’s Day so they put Leslie’s body in the basement while they entertained Homolka’s parents. They then dismembered her body and encased the pieces in cement and threw her in Lake Gibson, Ontario.

Dangerous Offender 
In Canada, “Dangerous Offender” is the label attached to offenders who are proven to constitute a significant danger to others. 
Dangerous Offender is a sentencing option for the judge. A prosecutor can submit a dangerous offender application to the court for any offender convicted of a serious personal injury offence who is deemed to constitute a danger to others.  
According to the Criminal Code, the determination of dangerousness in these cases is based on evidence that one of the following conditions is met: 
the offender exhibits a pattern of unrestrained behaviour that is likely to cause danger
the offender exhibits a pattern of aggressive behaviour with indifference as to the consequences of his behaviour
the offender exhibits behaviour that is of such a brutal nature that ordinary methods of restraint will not control it
the offender shows a failure to control sexual impulses that are likely to harm others. 
If someone receives the dangerous offender designation, that person can be imprisoned for an indefinite period of time. 

Dangerous Offender 

In Canada, “Dangerous Offender” is the label attached to offenders who are proven to constitute a significant danger to others. 

Dangerous Offender is a sentencing option for the judge. A prosecutor can submit a dangerous offender application to the court for any offender convicted of a serious personal injury offence who is deemed to constitute a danger to others.  

According to the Criminal Code, the determination of dangerousness in these cases is based on evidence that one of the following conditions is met: 

  • the offender exhibits a pattern of unrestrained behaviour that is likely to cause danger
  • the offender exhibits a pattern of aggressive behaviour with indifference as to the consequences of his behaviour
  • the offender exhibits behaviour that is of such a brutal nature that ordinary methods of restraint will not control it
  • the offender shows a failure to control sexual impulses that are likely to harm others. 

If someone receives the dangerous offender designation, that person can be imprisoned for an indefinite period of time. 

Robert “Willie” Pickton - The Pig Farmer, from British Columbia.

Willie often appeared bored with the interrogations. He was arrested on February 22, 2002 and has been in prison ever since. He was charged with the deaths of more than 20 women but it is suspected that he killed 49. While in prison he stated to a police officer (who was posing as a prisoner) that if he had killed one more it would have made 50, but he got “sloppy.”

May 2

Some interesting numbers regarding the Robert Pickton case: 

  • 102: Number of anthropology students hired to collect DNA samples on Mr. Pickton’s farm between February 2002 and November 2003
  • 21: Number of months spent collecting 200,000 DNA samples and other physical evidence on Mr. Pickton’s 6.8 hectare farm
  • 283,000 cubic metres: Amount of soil sifted through on Mr. Pickton’s farm in search of evidence
  • 750,000: Number of documents disclosed to date by the Crown
  • 2000-2500: Number of statements taken from witnesses so far
  • 1000: Number of people on the Crown’s witness list (not including those would could be called by the defence)
  • $120 million: Estimated cost of investigating and prosecuting Mr. Pickton
  • 500-600: Number of police officers and civilians who have been employed by the Joint Missing Women Task Force
  • 68: Number of women who disappeared from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside between 1978 and 2001
  • 5: Number of years Mr. Pickton had spent in jail by the time his trial started in January 2007

Sources: Fast Facts about the Pickton Trial, 2007; Sin, 2006.

(From Forensic Psychology, Second Edition, Pozzulo, Bennell and Forth)

Apr 8

Fetish and Voyeuristic Burglary

Fetish and Voyeuristic Burglary

Although most burglaries are committed solely for material gain, there is a subgroup of burglars for whom material gain plays a secondary role or is rationalized. These break-ins are symbolic, often ego-dystonic, and sometimes outright bizarre. 

  • The fetishist frequently resorts to stealing (often from clotheslines) and then escalates to break-ins, to obtain the fetishistic object. In fetish burglary, the sexual dynamics are over: the offender typically steals objects such as female underwear, shoes or hairbrushes. 
  • In voyeuristic burglaries, the sexual motives are less obvious, since these burglaries are stimulated by a generalized urge to look around and inspect, often with the fantasy of seeing a naked woman. Peeping toms can escalate to voyeuristic burglary. 

Both paraphilias, fetishism and voyeurism, begin in late childhood, and the burglaries often begin in adolescence. Fetish burglars sometimes soil the premises by urination, defecation, or ejaculation. Voyeuristic burglaries are typically not recognized by law enforcement or forensic examiners, because the sexual motivation is more covert and the offender often does not understand. Thus, sexually motivated voyeuristic burglary is often incorrectly viewed as an unsuccessful burglary for gain. 

Both William Heirens and Jerry Brudos developed a fetish as children. They began burglarizing in adolescence and subsequently committed several sexual homicides. Notorious serial murderers such as Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez, and Danny Rolling are examples of voyeurs who engaged in voyeuristic burglary and eventually committed several sexual homicides. 

Colonel Russell Williams, the notorious Canadian killer, is perhaps the most prolific fetish burglar that we know of, having amassed a collection of hundreds of items of women’s belongings from their homes, and also having engaged in voyeuristic burglaries. He carefully logged his burglaries in a journal and kept track of the items he stole and the women he spied on. 

One of the Worst Cases of Physical Abuse in Canada’s History:
Until Randal Dooley was six, he lived in Jamaica with his older brother, Teego, and a number of relatives. Randal’s biological father, Tony Dooley, left when Randal was one year old, moving to Canada with his new wife, Marcia. The couple sent for the boys in the fall of 1997. 
Shortly after Randal started school in Toronto, Randal’s Grade 1 teacher wondered if Randal was maltreated. The first incident that caused her concern was when Randal lost a mitten. He was frantic about finding it. Randal mentioned that he would get a “licking from his mother.” By the end of the same month, Randal had a badly broken elbow. The second incident that led his teacher to notify officials occurred when she noticed Randal had welts on his arm. She took Randal to the vice-principal’s office, where they looked at his back and saw more than 25 welts. They call the Toronto police. No charges were laid at the time, however. 
In April 1998, the Dooley family moved to the east end of Toronto, Mr. Dooley registered Teego at a new school but not Randal. There was no mention of another school-aged child.
Randal was found dead on the lower bunk bed that he shared with Teego on September 25, 1998. Mr. Dooley called 911 to report that his son had committed suicide. Randal’s autopsy, however, raised doubts about a suicidal cause. His autopsy described Randal as a gaunt boy, his entire body almost completely covered with welts, bruises, scratches and U-shaped marks, and with extreme internal damage, usually seen when someone has been hit by a car. Randal had four separate brain injuries, 14 fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. His elbow had been broken in three places and his own tooth was in his stomach. 
Mr. Dooley explained that in late August he had “flogged” Randal with a belt and was concerned that the Children’s Aid Society would be called. It was also reported that Marcia Dooley made Randal eat his vomit and would not let him use the bathroom. She was reported to have punched him in the head, kicked him, broken his arm by putting her foot in his back and twisting it, and to have thrown Randal against a door where his eye was struck by the doorknob and swollen shut for three days. Moreover, it was reported that Mr. Dooley beat Randal on various occasions. 
Tony and Marcia Dooley were charged with second-degree murder in Randal’s death. At the trial, medical experts suggested that Randal’s vomiting and incontinence were likely a result of a brain injury. Moreover, a pediatric neurosurgeon who testified at the trial noted that in his opinion Randal’s death came from a fatal brain injury that caused a seizure.
After three days of deliberation, on April 18, 2002, Tony and Marcia Dooley were convicted of second-degree murder. Superior Court Justice Eugene Ewaschuk who presided over the case stated that Randal “may very well be the worst victim of child abuse in Canadian penal history.” Marcia received a life sentence without eligibility of parole for 18 years. Tony also received a life sentence without eligibility of parole for 13 years.
Toronto Sun reporter, Michele Mandal, wrote: 
"I will never forget the horrifying sight of Randal Dooley’s body in the open casket, his emaciated frame so wasted from abuse and neglect that the tuxedo hung like clothes on a scarecrow, the purple bruises on his skin still visible despite the undertaker’s best attempts to camouflage them with heavy makeup.
But there was no covering up the appalling truth.
He was just a child, a mere seven years old, and from the moment that poor Jamaican boy landed on Canadian soil for the better life promised him by his father and stepmother, Randy was beaten and tormented, ridiculed and starved, until he was dead.”
(Source: Blatchford, 2002 and Toronto Sun)

One of the Worst Cases of Physical Abuse in Canada’s History:


Until Randal Dooley was six, he lived in Jamaica with his older brother, Teego, and a number of relatives. Randal’s biological father, Tony Dooley, left when Randal was one year old, moving to Canada with his new wife, Marcia. The couple sent for the boys in the fall of 1997. 

Shortly after Randal started school in Toronto, Randal’s Grade 1 teacher wondered if Randal was maltreated. The first incident that caused her concern was when Randal lost a mitten. He was frantic about finding it. Randal mentioned that he would get a “licking from his mother.” By the end of the same month, Randal had a badly broken elbow. The second incident that led his teacher to notify officials occurred when she noticed Randal had welts on his arm. She took Randal to the vice-principal’s office, where they looked at his back and saw more than 25 welts. They call the Toronto police. No charges were laid at the time, however. 

In April 1998, the Dooley family moved to the east end of Toronto, Mr. Dooley registered Teego at a new school but not Randal. There was no mention of another school-aged child.

Randal was found dead on the lower bunk bed that he shared with Teego on September 25, 1998. Mr. Dooley called 911 to report that his son had committed suicide. Randal’s autopsy, however, raised doubts about a suicidal cause. His autopsy described Randal as a gaunt boy, his entire body almost completely covered with welts, bruises, scratches and U-shaped marks, and with extreme internal damage, usually seen when someone has been hit by a car. Randal had four separate brain injuries, 14 fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. His elbow had been broken in three places and his own tooth was in his stomach. 

Mr. Dooley explained that in late August he had “flogged” Randal with a belt and was concerned that the Children’s Aid Society would be called. It was also reported that Marcia Dooley made Randal eat his vomit and would not let him use the bathroom. She was reported to have punched him in the head, kicked him, broken his arm by putting her foot in his back and twisting it, and to have thrown Randal against a door where his eye was struck by the doorknob and swollen shut for three days. Moreover, it was reported that Mr. Dooley beat Randal on various occasions. 

Tony and Marcia Dooley were charged with second-degree murder in Randal’s death. At the trial, medical experts suggested that Randal’s vomiting and incontinence were likely a result of a brain injury. Moreover, a pediatric neurosurgeon who testified at the trial noted that in his opinion Randal’s death came from a fatal brain injury that caused a seizure.

After three days of deliberation, on April 18, 2002, Tony and Marcia Dooley were convicted of second-degree murder. Superior Court Justice Eugene Ewaschuk who presided over the case stated that Randal “may very well be the worst victim of child abuse in Canadian penal history.” Marcia received a life sentence without eligibility of parole for 18 years. Tony also received a life sentence without eligibility of parole for 13 years.

Toronto Sun reporter, Michele Mandal, wrote: 

"I will never forget the horrifying sight of Randal Dooley’s body in the open casket, his emaciated frame so wasted from abuse and neglect that the tuxedo hung like clothes on a scarecrow, the purple bruises on his skin still visible despite the undertaker’s best attempts to camouflage them with heavy makeup.

But there was no covering up the appalling truth.

He was just a child, a mere seven years old, and from the moment that poor Jamaican boy landed on Canadian soil for the better life promised him by his father and stepmother, Randy was beaten and tormented, ridiculed and starved, until he was dead.”

(Source: Blatchford, 2002 and Toronto Sun)

Russell Williams
I must post this because after Williams was arrested so many thought he was remorseful! NO - You’ve just been duped by a psychopath!
So, here’s the latest story on him: 
Russell Williams wants victim to pay his legal fees
She survived the killer colonel’s vicious attack, but Laurie Massicotte says she is now being revictimized by him.
“I don’t trust anyone now,” Massicotte said Thursday of Russell Williams’ counter claim against her in court that will also ask her to cover his legal costs.
It adds insult to injury since in the months before Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau were murdered, Massicotte was heinously assaulted by her neighbour, who hit her over the head with a flashlight and tied her up.
Massicotte has filed her own $7-million lawsuit against Williams and the OPP, who she claims did not properly handle her case.
Although the former commander of CFB Trenton has admitted to attacking Massicotte in September 2009, his counsel is now asking that her case against him be thrown out and that she pay his court costs.
“It is now out of my hands,” Massicotte said of the case, adding sarcastically, “I’m just a silenced poor pathetic victim here, apparently ‘trying to manipulate the justice system or something for my own agenda.’ ”
Massicotte also criticized the system: “My quote of the day! Apparently our government reached sainthood long before Pope John Paul II even announced.”

Russell Williams

I must post this because after Williams was arrested so many thought he was remorseful! NO - You’ve just been duped by a psychopath!

So, here’s the latest story on him: 

Russell Williams wants victim to pay his legal fees

She survived the killer colonel’s vicious attack, but Laurie Massicotte says she is now being revictimized by him.

“I don’t trust anyone now,” Massicotte said Thursday of Russell Williams’ counter claim against her in court that will also ask her to cover his legal costs.

It adds insult to injury since in the months before Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau were murdered, Massicotte was heinously assaulted by her neighbour, who hit her over the head with a flashlight and tied her up.

Massicotte has filed her own $7-million lawsuit against Williams and the OPP, who she claims did not properly handle her case.

Although the former commander of CFB Trenton has admitted to attacking Massicotte in September 2009, his counsel is now asking that her case against him be thrown out and that she pay his court costs.

“It is now out of my hands,” Massicotte said of the case, adding sarcastically, “I’m just a silenced poor pathetic victim here, apparently ‘trying to manipulate the justice system or something for my own agenda.’ ”

Massicotte also criticized the system: “My quote of the day! Apparently our government reached sainthood long before Pope John Paul II even announced.”



Jun 5

National Parole Board

The National Parole Board reviews the risk that an offender might present to society upon their release from prison. 

The issues considered during an initial NPB risk assessment: 

  • information about the offender’s current offence
  • the offender’s criminal history
  • social problems experienced by the offender, such as drug use and family violence
  • the offender’s mental status
  • performance on earlier releases
  • information about the offender’s relationships and employment history
  • psychological or psychiatric reports
  • opinions from other professionals, such as police officers
  • information from victims
  • any other information indicating whether release would pose a risk to society

After this initial assessment, the NPB examines specific risk factors, such as: 

  • the offender’s institutional behaviour
  • information that indicates evidence of change and insight into the offender’s own behaviour
  • benefits derived from treatment that may reduce the risk posed by the offender
  • the feasibility of the offender’s release plans

The NPB then decides whether to grant parole. 

Robert “Willie” Pickton - The Pig Farmer, from British Columbia.

Willie often appeared bored with the interrogations. He was arrested on February 22, 2002 and has been in prison ever since. He was charged with the deaths of more than 20 women but it is suspected that he killed 49. While in prison he stated to a police officer (posing as a prisoner) that if he had killed one more it would have made 50, but he got “sloppy.”

Corporal Marie-France Comeau, 37, was found raped and murdered in her home on November 25th, 2009. Two months later, 27 year old Jessica Lloyd went missing. Her body was later found on the side of a road, she had also been repeatedly sexually assaulted.
The killer was Canadian Military Colonel Russell Williams. During court proceedings it was discovered that Russell Williams had broken into over 80 homes where he stole women’s undergarments and photographed himself wearing them while lying on the victims’ beds, and sexually assault two other women. Russell Williams pled guilty to two counts of first degree murder, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement and 82 break-ins/attempted break-ins.
Russell Williams has been stripped of his rank and has been sentenced to two life sentences.

Corporal Marie-France Comeau, 37, was found raped and murdered in her home on November 25th, 2009. Two months later, 27 year old Jessica Lloyd went missing. Her body was later found on the side of a road, she had also been repeatedly sexually assaulted.

The killer was Canadian Military Colonel Russell Williams. During court proceedings it was discovered that Russell Williams had broken into over 80 homes where he stole women’s undergarments and photographed himself wearing them while lying on the victims’ beds, and sexually assault two other women. Russell Williams pled guilty to two counts of first degree murder, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement and 82 break-ins/attempted break-ins.

Russell Williams has been stripped of his rank and has been sentenced to two life sentences.

Robert Pickton
Pickton was found guilty in the deaths of six women, although he has been accused of killing at least 20 other prostitutes and drug dealers. Pickton himself, claims to have killed upwards of 49 others.Robert Pickton, known as ‘Willie’ to his friends, was born on October 26, 1949 on a family farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C.. He was the middle child, with an older sister and younger brother. His childhood was fairly nondescript and he made his living working the farm, buying and butchering the pigs as well as having an interest in refurbishing cars he had bought for scrap. Pickton and his brother inherited the pig farm after his father died in 1978 followed by the death of their mother in 1979. By the mid-1990’s, their land was highly sought after and they parceled out large chunks and sold to both developers and the Port Coquitlam school district alike. In 1995, prostitutes from Vancouver’s red-light district began to go missing at an alarming rate. By 1997, Pickton was already on the authorities radar as a suspect in the disappearances, however no evidence could tie him to any crimes. Pickton was known to local prostitutes as a ‘rough’ date. Robert and his brother had previously set up a non-profit, fundraising organization called ‘Piggy’s Palace’ and many events were held in a hangar-like tin structure on the farm. Witnesses claim that there was a lot of drug use and debauchery going on during these fund-raising events, but since they were well-attended by local politicians and other members of prominent society, nothing was done about it. In February 2002, police executed a search warrant for illegal firearms for the ‘Piggy Place’ property. Pickton was taken into custody and a subsequent search warrant was executed for evidence with regard to dozens of missing prostitutes. DNA evidence uncovered at the scene was overwhelming as police found up to 30 distinct samples from missing women. They surmised that the bodies had been butchered, left to decompose or fed to the hungry pigs directly. 
During the trial, in August of 2006, the Chief Justice trimmed the murder indictment down to just six victims in order to ease the burden on the jury charged with deciding the case. In December 2007, the jury returned a guilty verdict to Pickton on six count’s of second degree murder, resulting in a life sentence. Authorities in Canada, to this day, are still determining whether or not to bring charges against him for the other 20+ victims that are attributed to him.

Robert Pickton

Pickton was found guilty in the deaths of six women, although he has been accused of killing at least 20 other prostitutes and drug dealers. Pickton himself, claims to have killed upwards of 49 others.

Robert Pickton, known as ‘Willie’ to his friends, was born on October 26, 1949 on a family farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C.. He was the middle child, with an older sister and younger brother. His childhood was fairly nondescript and he made his living working the farm, buying and butchering the pigs as well as having an interest in refurbishing cars he had bought for scrap. Pickton and his brother inherited the pig farm after his father died in 1978 followed by the death of their mother in 1979. By the mid-1990’s, their land was highly sought after and they parceled out large chunks and sold to both developers and the Port Coquitlam school district alike. In 1995, prostitutes from Vancouver’s red-light district began to go missing at an alarming rate. By 1997, Pickton was already on the authorities radar as a suspect in the disappearances, however no evidence could tie him to any crimes. Pickton was known to local prostitutes as a ‘rough’ date. Robert and his brother had previously set up a non-profit, fundraising organization called ‘Piggy’s Palace’ and many events were held in a hangar-like tin structure on the farm. Witnesses claim that there was a lot of drug use and debauchery going on during these fund-raising events, but since they were well-attended by local politicians and other members of prominent society, nothing was done about it. In February 2002, police executed a search warrant for illegal firearms for the ‘Piggy Place’ property. Pickton was taken into custody and a subsequent search warrant was executed for evidence with regard to dozens of missing prostitutes. DNA evidence uncovered at the scene was overwhelming as police found up to 30 distinct samples from missing women. They surmised that the bodies had been butchered, left to decompose or fed to the hungry pigs directly. 

During the trial, in August of 2006, the Chief Justice trimmed the murder indictment down to just six victims in order to ease the burden on the jury charged with deciding the case. In December 2007, the jury returned a guilty verdict to Pickton on six count’s of second degree murder, resulting in a life sentence. Authorities in Canada, to this day, are still determining whether or not to bring charges against him for the other 20+ victims that are attributed to him.

Terry Driver, The Abbotsford Killer
In October 1995, Terry Driver attacked teenage friends Tanya Smith and Misty Cockerill (pictured above) with a baseball bat, while they were walking. Driver raped Smith, then 16, and put her unconscious body in the nearby Vedder River, where she drowned. Misty, then 15, escaped and staggered into the nearby hospital. She survived the attack.
Driver attended Tanya’s funeral with his two preschool children. He later stole the headstone from her grave, defacing it with an obscenity and the cryptic message: “She wasn’t the first, she won’t be the last.” He left the headstone on the news cruiser of an Abbotsford radio station.
He also repeatedly called police to taunt them, warning: “I’ll be cruising around, looking for someone else.”
The calls terrorized Metro Vancouver because it wasn’t known where the killer lived.
The taunting calls were eventually released by police to the media. Driver’s mother, Audrey Tighe, recognized the voice and turned in her son, whose father, Grant Driver, had been a hero cop with the Vancouver police.
Terry Driver was arrested in May 1996 and convicted in 1997 of the first-degree murder of Smith and the attempted murder of Cockerill. He received a mandatory life sentence from the trial judge, Wally Oppal.
Driver was designated a dangerous offender in 2000 after he was convicted of two other attacks on women before the Smith murder. While police were trying to find the killer, Driver had left a note, signed the Abby Killer, suggesting he had attacked three other women before killing Smith. He reportedly confessed to a psychologist that he killed three women before Tanya. 
Driver is reported to have been a regular client of prostitutes. He was a hyper child and spent his school years living in group homes. He was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and obsessive compulsive symptoms when he was a child.
Terry Driver has been declared a Dangerous Offender, which means that he may never get out of prison.

Terry Driver, The Abbotsford Killer

In October 1995, Terry Driver attacked teenage friends Tanya Smith and Misty Cockerill (pictured above) with a baseball bat, while they were walking. Driver raped Smith, then 16, and put her unconscious body in the nearby Vedder River, where she drowned. Misty, then 15, escaped and staggered into the nearby hospital. She survived the attack.

Driver attended Tanya’s funeral with his two preschool children. He later stole the headstone from her grave, defacing it with an obscenity and the cryptic message: “She wasn’t the first, she won’t be the last.” He left the headstone on the news cruiser of an Abbotsford radio station.

He also repeatedly called police to taunt them, warning: “I’ll be cruising around, looking for someone else.”

The calls terrorized Metro Vancouver because it wasn’t known where the killer lived.

The taunting calls were eventually released by police to the media. Driver’s mother, Audrey Tighe, recognized the voice and turned in her son, whose father, Grant Driver, had been a hero cop with the Vancouver police.

Terry Driver was arrested in May 1996 and convicted in 1997 of the first-degree murder of Smith and the attempted murder of Cockerill. He received a mandatory life sentence from the trial judge, Wally Oppal.

Driver was designated a dangerous offender in 2000 after he was convicted of two other attacks on women before the Smith murder. While police were trying to find the killer, Driver had left a note, signed the Abby Killer, suggesting he had attacked three other women before killing Smith. He reportedly confessed to a psychologist that he killed three women before Tanya. 

Driver is reported to have been a regular client of prostitutes. He was a hyper child and spent his school years living in group homes. He was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and obsessive compulsive symptoms when he was a child.

Terry Driver has been declared a Dangerous Offender, which means that he may never get out of prison.

Paul Bernardo
Paul Bernardo’s parents, Marilyn and Kenneth, married in 1960. Kenneth had been raised in an abusive home and brought that abuse into his new home. The couple had a son and a daughter. Marilyn then had an affair and became pregnant, with Paul, and he was born in 1964.
Kenneth Bernardo was an abusive man. He sexually molested his own daughter and, in 1975, was charged molesting another young girl. It has also been reported that Kenneth was a peeping Tom. Marilyn reportedly suffered from depression and withdrew from her family, basically living in her basement. People described Paul as happy and energetic young boy, and it seemed as though he had somehow escaped the effects of the emotionally and physically abusive home he came from.
When Paul was 16 years old he had an argument with his parents, and his mother told him that Kenneth was not his father. He reportedly called her a whore.
Bernardo graduated from college and was interested in sales work and liked motivational speakers. He enjoyed going out with his friends and picking up girls - something he was apparently very good at. Bernardo then went to the University of Toronto, and it became routine for him to beat and publicly humiliate women he was dating.
Paul married Karla Homolka, and the couple moved to an upscale neighbourhood in Port Dalhousie (a part of St. Catharines, Ontario), where they rented a house. Bernardo had decided that a day job was not his thing, and he came to the realization that he was going to be the next big rap star. When he wasn’t busy raping and murdering young girls with his wife, or peeping and following women around with his video camera, he divided much of his time between recording his beats at home and smuggling cigarettes across the Canada-US border. 

Paul Bernardo

Paul Bernardo’s parents, Marilyn and Kenneth, married in 1960. Kenneth had been raised in an abusive home and brought that abuse into his new home. The couple had a son and a daughter. Marilyn then had an affair and became pregnant, with Paul, and he was born in 1964.

Kenneth Bernardo was an abusive man. He sexually molested his own daughter and, in 1975, was charged molesting another young girl. It has also been reported that Kenneth was a peeping Tom. Marilyn reportedly suffered from depression and withdrew from her family, basically living in her basement. People described Paul as happy and energetic young boy, and it seemed as though he had somehow escaped the effects of the emotionally and physically abusive home he came from.

When Paul was 16 years old he had an argument with his parents, and his mother told him that Kenneth was not his father. He reportedly called her a whore.

Bernardo graduated from college and was interested in sales work and liked motivational speakers. He enjoyed going out with his friends and picking up girls - something he was apparently very good at. Bernardo then went to the University of Toronto, and it became routine for him to beat and publicly humiliate women he was dating.

Paul married Karla Homolka, and the couple moved to an upscale neighbourhood in Port Dalhousie (a part of St. Catharines, Ontario), where they rented a house. Bernardo had decided that a day job was not his thing, and he came to the realization that he was going to be the next big rap star. When he wasn’t busy raping and murdering young girls with his wife, or peeping and following women around with his video camera, he divided much of his time between recording his beats at home and smuggling cigarettes across the Canada-US border. 

Apr 7
Peter Woodcock murdered three children when he was a teenager, in Toronto. He was sent to a psychiatric institution. He legally changed his name to David Krueger. After 35 years in an institution he was granted a weekend (some accounts say day) pass. Within a few hours of being released on his pass (during which he was being supervised by a former psychiatric patient), he killed a fellow psychiatric patient.

Peter Woodcock murdered three children when he was a teenager, in Toronto. He was sent to a psychiatric institution. He legally changed his name to David Krueger. After 35 years in an institution he was granted a weekend (some accounts say day) pass. Within a few hours of being released on his pass (during which he was being supervised by a former psychiatric patient), he killed a fellow psychiatric patient.