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Winnipeg Serial Killer Caught

A Canadian drifter with an extensive criminal background is now accused of becoming a Winnipeg serial killer.

Shawn Cameron Lamb, 52, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Tanya Nepinak, Carolyn Sinclair, and Lorna Blacksmith, police announced Monday morning. Police are also investigating whether the accused could be involved in other unsolved cases of murdered or missing women, the source says.

All three women worked in the city’s sex-trade industry. Police said the bodies of Sinclair and Blacksmith have been located – reportedly in dumpsters and wrapped in plastic – while the search for Nepinak’s remains is ongoing.

Court records obtained by the Free Press show police believe Nepinak was killed Sept. 13, 2011, Sinclair was killed Dec. 18, 2011 and Blacksmith was killed Jan. 12, 2012.

Lamb has an extensive criminal history over the past 10 years, according to court documents obtained by the Free Press. They include dozens of convictions for robbery, carrying weapons, uttering threats, fraud, forgery, assaulting police officers, possessing stolen property, break-and-enter and breaching numerous court orders.

The revolving doors of justice really need to be nailed closed. It is sickening to hear that a serial killer has a criminal history like this. There were so many chances to stop him and save so many lives.

Winnipeg police Chief Keith McCaskill said Lamb was identified as a suspect in a serious sexual assault last Thursday. After he was arrested on that case, evidence came to light that tied him to the three killings.

That makes 4 recent victims, one survived in my opinion.

Guyader said a team of 24 investigators – 10 from the Winnipeg Police Service and 14 from the RCMP – are part of the ongoing investigation into the possibility other homicides may be linked to the same suspect..

McCaskill said Lamb has travelled extensively across the country and that investigators will be in contact with other police agencies to see if he is connected with any unsolved homicides in other communities.

Guyader said he could not confirm that any of the three women were involved in the sex trade. McCaskill said it’s irrelevant how the murdered women made their living.

“They are victims and they should never have been,” McCaskill said.

Amen

Guyader would not disclose where else Lamb has travelled across the country or why he travelled so much. Guyader said the bodies of Blacksmith and Sinclair are too badly decomposed to determine a cause of death or to know if they had been sexually assaulted, adding however that forensic work is being done to answer those questions.

Guyader said the families of all three women were spoken to by investigators in person late Sunday. McCaskill said AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak was briefed this morning.

In addition to the three killings and last week’s sex assault, Lamb is also accused of an Oct. 30, 2011 sexual assault, sexual interference and procuring of a child under the age of 18 to work in the sex-trade. He is also accused of failing to abide by a previous court order by abstaining from drugs and alcohol.

However, court records show Lamb wasn’t arrested on those charges until late May. It’s not immediately clear if, or when, he was granted bail. However, he was obviously released at some point since he was arrested in the community last Thursday.

If they had kept the bastard locked away after he was arrested the last time (not to mention al the other times) for sexual assault, sexual interference and procuring of a child under the age of 18 to work in the sex-trade there would be 3 women alive today.

Really he pimped out a child (according to the report above) and he was freed? Sexual assault still free. Not found guilty but let to walk the streets until trial!!!

WTF?!?!?!?!

Full story here.

“So, here’s a question: How many reminders do we need before we have a conversation about capital punishment in Canada? How many Magnottas’, in whatever form they take, will rape, defile and kill before we acknowledge that there is such a thing as pure evil.”

 

I am not Canadian so I do not know how much I can contribute to this conversation on that blog so I’m talking with myself about it here.

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I do believe in and support capital punishment. I do think that there are certain people (serial killers, serial rapists, child molesters, so on) that can not be ‘fixed’. They can not contribute to a society in any meaningful way. They are and always will be a threat to anyone around them. Much like rabid dogs (and I love dogs) they should be removed from society in a permanent way. The only way that protects all of society 100% is the death penalty.

Another Cleroux Victim?

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Ottawa police have found human remains in a forest off of Albion Road, which they believe could be linked to the case against accused serial killer Camille Cleroux.

Cleroux, 58, is accused of killing ex-wives Lise Roy and Jean Rock, as well as former neighbour Paula Leclair, over a period of two decades.

albion road and heatherington road, ottawa

Police returned to an area called the Fairlea Woods near the Trainyards neighbourhood to search for evidence connected to the trial, police say. The coroner was also at the scene Friday.

Police were also searching a second location in the same woods, about a kilometre away.

A woman at the scene who identified herself as a friend of Rock told reporters Friday she was desperate to find out if the remains were her friend’s.

The woman — who gave only her first name, Diane — said she and Rock’s family are looking for closure.

The search is expected to last a few days, police said. The remains will be sent to a Toronto forensic centre and the results may not be available for several months.

Accused killer agrees to trial

In March, Cleroux agreed to end his preliminary hearing and stand trial on three counts of first-degree murder. The hearing had originally been on hold while police examined remains found at his former home on Heatherington Road in south Ottawa.

Cleroux was arrested and charged in 2010 in the death of Leclair, 64, after her body was discovered in a wooded area south of the high-rise building on Fairlea Crescent where she lived.

Cleroux lived in the same apartment building as Leclair and had taken over her apartment, prompting her son to report her missing.

He was later charged in the deaths of two former wives. His first wife, Roy, disappeared in 1990, and his second wife, Rock, was last seen in 2003.

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“Be Aware, vigilant and safe.”

After issuing an unprecedented public safety warning to women Friday, Ottawa Police Chief Vern White refused to rule out the possibility that a serial killer is targeting the city’s street prostitutes.

With the downtown aboriginal women’s centre Minwaashin as a backdrop, White urged all women to be increasingly “aware, vigilant and safe,” but refused to say what had prompted the sudden warning.

He did reveal to reporters that investigators have identified “a pattern” in the homicides of city prostitutes, but repeatedly refused to go into detail, suggesting instead that an investigation into the murders was still in its early stages.

The safety warning was White’s initiative and not the result of a request from groups involved with helping prostitutes.

Minwaashin Lodge front line support worker Kimberley Mansfield told the Citizen late Friday that she doesn’t know what prompted White to issue the warning, but noted that women in the Ottawa sex trade have been “uneasy for some time.”

“In light of recent murders and injuries to various women, there is a sense that there is someone who is targeting women,” said Mansfield, who figures only 25 per cent of violent attacks against prostitutes are reported to police.

White said he wasn’t ready to discuss the police investigation.

“I am here at Minwaashin Lodge to speak to Ottawa residents about concerns the Ottawa police has for women’s safety,” he said.

“Our major crime investigators have recently identified a pattern with homicides involving sex-trade workers in our community.

“I am asking women, particularly those involved in the sex trade, to be vigilant and exercise good safety practices,” he added.

White said police don’t yet know whether they are investigating a general pattern of violence toward prostitutes perpetrated by several people or whether one person is responsible.

“There will be a time when we have more information, but it’s not today.”

There have been a spate of attacks against Ottawa prostitutes since the summer of last year and women involved in the street-level sex trade – estimated to be at least 250 in the Vanier-ByWard Market areas.

Jennifer Stewart, 36, was found dead in a Vanier parking lot in August 2010.

Kelly Morrisseau, 27 and pregnant, was found naked and bleeding in a parking lot near Gatineau Park in 2006. She died in hospital and an autopsy showed she had been stabbed at least 12 times while trying to fight off her attacker.

Both were aboriginal and both were knifed to death, evoking the chilling spectre of Jack the Ripper, the notorious late 19thcentury British killer who murdered at least five prostitutes in London, but was never caught.

Prostitutes have complained about two particularly vicious clients.

One flashed a phoney police badge and demanded free sex, threatening arrest if the prostitute refused. The other apparently raped prostitutes at knifepoint.

There are 41 unsolved murders on the Ottawa police books, including several prostitute killings.

The latest involved Leeanne Lawson, who was found dead in a parking lot near King Edward Avenue in September.

There have been other attacks against prostitutes, including one particularly vicious assault, also in September, when a woman was almost strangled. A suspect in that case is in custody charged with attempted murder.

White said his officers will be intensifying efforts at the street level to ensure prostitutes are aware of the safety warning and will use various social service agencies to spread the word.

Outreach worker Mansfield said women are reluctant to report being attacked because they are “criminalized” and fearful of the consequences if they go to police.

“There are various reasons why they don’t report, but being criminalized poses all sorts of other barriers when it comes to reporting attacks. The flaws lie within the criminalization of prostitution.”

Improving the relationship between police and prostitutes is vital, she added.

“There are several really effective officers with the Ottawa force who endeavour to have a good, open communication and dialogue with the women involved in survival sex,” she said.

“One of the most important things we can do is have women feel comfortable and safe enough to go to police to make a report.”

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How Many Victims Still A Mystery in Ottawa

OTTAWA – The hunt for human remains resumed Wednesday in a south-Ottawa neighbourhood as cops investigating accused serial killer Camille Cleroux began digging at a new location.

Police taped off an expansive wooded area bordering a playground on the same street where a construction crew discovered human remains on Oct. 31 in the backyard of a home Cleroux once lived in.

Police said the investigation into that grisly discovery led them to the new site across the road.

No human remains had been found so far, police said, but the dig is expected to continue at least until Friday.

Cleroux was charged with first-degree murder after the body of Paula Leclair, 64, was found in a wooded area in May 2010. Cleroux had moved into Leclair’s apartment and told her son that she had won the lottery and travelled to Mexico.

The following month he was also charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two other women: Jean Rock, 32; and Lise Roy, 27.

Roy, who was married to Cleroux, disappeared two decades ago; Rock, his common-law spouse, disappeared 13 years ago. Neither body has been found.

Area residents are shocked and worried another body could potentially be unearthed in their otherwise quiet neighbourhood, which is home to many families.

Jocelyne Mudenge was headed to work when she saw the heavy police presence at the park, and heard human remains may have been discovered.

“It’s scary to know that kind of thing could be happening in your backyard,” said Mudenge. “Murder? Serial killer? You see it on TV but you don’t think it could happen in real life.”

Esther Madzingo just moved into the area.

“It just makes me feel like I have to leave the neighbourhood,” she said. “I’m not safe here.”

An excavator was digging a large patch of grass among trees on Wednesday where investigators stopped to flag areas of interest.

“When we’re dealing with investigations like this, it’s one of the last opportunities for the truth to be told,” said Insp. Mike Callaghan. ” It’s very necessary for us to ensure that we’re doing everything that we can.”

Police again brought in archaeological experts to help with the dig. Any remains found will be forwarded to a forensic science centre in Toronto.

Police said this case has been flagged a top priority. Any identification could take weeks, or even months.

Video and article here.

Another Article Here.

One of the odd things about this case is that Cleroux killed people that he knew pretty well. Most serial killers don’t.

Sweeping ban imposed on case of accused B.C. serial killer

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A sweeping ban has been slapped on any information dealing with the case of an accused serial killer from the Prince George, B.C., area.

The ban was issued Wednesday when Cody Alan Legebokoff appeared in B.C. Supreme Court to face four counts of first-degree murder.

The ban prohibits publication or broadcast of anything discussed in court related to the case, other than what is presented to a jury.

Legebokoff is charged in the deaths of Jill Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Maas, 35, Loren Leslie, 15, and the disappearance of 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

At a hearing last week, Crown lawyer Lara Vizsolyi could not say when a trial might begin, but she said it will cover all four charges and will likely run between six months and a year.

The Crown has elected to proceed by direct indictment, meaning there will be no preliminary hearing and the matter will go straight to a trial before a Prince George jury.

Photos and more here.

I am hoping that this ban is to protect the families and survivors not the accused.

I doubt that is why but I can hope.

Humans Remains Found At Serial Killer’s Home

The preliminary inquiry for an Ottawa man accused of killing three women may be put on hold as police are now investigating the discovery of human remains at a former home of the accused.

Camille Cleroux, 57, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of three women over several years.

He is accused in the 2010 death of 64-year-old Paula Leclair, whose body was found June 2010, as well as two former spouses, Lisa Roy, 27, who disappeared in 1999 and Jean Rock, 32, who has not been seen since 2003.

While Leclair’s body has been found, the bodies of the other two women have not.

Preliminary inquiries are held to determine if there is enough evidence for a case to go to trial.

A construction crew that was digging in the backyard of what neighbours said was once Cleroux’s former home found human remains on Monday.

The Crown attorney told CBC News on Wednesday the dig behind Unit 153 at 1535 Heatherington Rd. was purely coincidental and was not motivated by the charges against Cleroux.

Specialized forensic units have been on the scene since Monday collecting samples and sifting through debris for any potential evidence.

Police officials said it could take a few more days before they complete their work at the Heatherington Road townhouse.

According to the coroner, it appeared the remains had been buried for several years.

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Life Does Not Mean Life Even For Serial Killers

It was a bright day for justice when legislation allowing consecutive sentences for multiple murderers was given royal assent earlier this year.

The prospect of serial killers being eligible for parole after 10 or 25 years, depending on whether it was second-degree or first-degree murder, has grated on Canadians and caused immense anguish for victims’ families.

Fortunately, the federal Conservatives closed that despicable loophole, ending sentence discounts for multiple murderers. The law permits judges to impose consecutive periods of parole ineligibility on people convicted of more than one murder.

So when Joseph Laboucan, 26, was swiftly convicted of first-degree murder Monday — his second murder conviction in four years — I expected Canadian judicial history to be made in Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench.

In 2007, Laboucan was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the sadistic rape-murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte, who was lured away from West Edmonton Mall on April 3, 2005.

Two days earlier, Laboucan killed prostitute Ellie May Meyer, 33, after picking her up on 118 Avenue with two friends. He had sex with her in a field, beat her to death and cut off part of her left pinkie finger as a trophy.

Laboucan, I assumed, would be the first serial killer in Canada to be hammered with consecutive sentences. He’s got another 21 years to serve for Courtepatte’s murder before he can apply for parole, so adding another 25-year parole ineligibility period would mean he’d spend 46 years in the clink before being considered for release.

Alas, I was far too optimistic. Even though Laboucan’s most recent murder conviction was handed down Monday, the new legislation doesn’t apply to him.

Why? Because the murders took place before the legislation was passed. And because of another legal technicality: although the law received royal assent in March, it’s still not in effect. The law is to come into force on some future date set by the Governor General. It makes you want to rip your hair out.

Not only must this be demoralizing for the families of Courtepatte and Meyer, it will be a shock to the relatives of all the Alberta women who’ve gone missing (and were presumably murdered) over the years.

Even if a serial killer is caught, he will be eligible for parole after 25 years, no matter how many people he killed.

In Laboucan’s case, he committed two murders for the price of one. Clifford Olson, the poster boy of savagery now dying of cancer, committed 11 murders for the price of one — with the right to apply for parole every two years after he’d spent 25 years in jail.

As former Alberta prosecutor Scott Newark points out, it’s as if all the other victims are of no consequence.

“The way our law was designed so many years ago, nobody … ever really thought through all of that,” he says.

It’s too bad Laboucan couldn’t have been hit with a 46-year sentence, adds Newark. He figures federal justice officials were leery of allowing the new law to apply in previous murders, even if the killers aren’t caught until later. “I refer to it as charter angst,” says Newark.

Laboucan isn’t eligible for parole until he serves 25 years of his latest sentence, says Crown prosecutor Doug Taylor.

“With or without the new parole eligibility requirements, the reality of two life sentences is he will likely be in prison the rest of his life.”

Sorry, but that’s little comfort to those who were hoping for harsher justice for serial killers.

Mindelle Jacobs

Edmonton Sun

Mindelle Jacobs has been a columnist with the Edmonton Sun for more than a decade. She writes on a variety of topics, including crime, immigration, health, social issues and current events of the day. 

 

I agree Ms. Jacobs. Excellent article, I hope that the judges listen!

A little information on Laboucan:

 

Laboucan, who is already serving a life sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte, pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder in the death of the sex trade worker back in April 2005. Still, his lawyers did not present any evidence or challenge any Crown exhibits.

Submitted for consideration was testimony from the preliminary hearing, where an eyewitness said she saw Laboucan chasing and repeatedly swinging something at Meyer’s head.

Multiple people also swore the now 26-year-old showed off a severed pinky finger, which the accused told them was a souvenir from one of his victims. DNA later confirmed the body part belonged to the 33-year-old street worker.

In delivering his decision, the judge said he believed the testimony of one youth who said Laboucan got an adrenaline rush from killing Meyer, and wanted to do it again.

RCMP believe just days after Laboucan killed the Edmonton woman and dumped her body in a field, he led Courtepatte to a golf course just outside the city, and committed the second murder.

The Crown says through Courtepatte’s case, they were able to gather key DNA evidence that tied the accused to Meyer’s death.

Whole article here

 

It is such a scary thought that serial killers can be released.

We know that they do not ‘get better’. We can not ‘cure’ them, the only behavior modification that works is death.

How many bodies will court systems allow to pile up before we stop letting serial killers out?

Serial Killer Clifford Olson Dead

VANCOUVER—Relief. Happiness. And a sense that after all these years, finally, there is justice.

Families of serial killer Clifford Olson’s victims are expressing a range of emotions about his imminent death. One thing, however, remains constant for them — their grief never ends.

In a Quebec hospital, cancer is eating away at Olson’s body.

He has finally done the right thing and died!

The country’s pioneer serial killer, whose crimes terrorized the British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, died Friday in Quebec.

Olson’s death was confirmed by the Correctional Service of Canada in a release Friday afternoon. He was 71.

It was learned on Sept. 21 that Olson was apparently dying of cancer with only days or weeks to live, according to families of Olson’s victims.

Maple Ridge resident Ray King, father of slain teen Ray King Jr. said: “It’s over, that’s all I can say about it.

“Time to get on with the business of living,” King said. “For 30 years I haven’t really had a chance to heal some wounds because of him. Now it’s onwards and upwards.”

On his death, it is appalling we are reminded of him rather than those whose lives he stole – Judy Kozma (14), Daryn Johnsrude (16), Raymond King (15), Simon Partington (9), Ada Court (13), Louise Chartrand (17), Christine Weller (12), Terri-Lyn Carson (15), Colleen Daignault (13), Sandra Wolfsteiner (16) and Sigrun Arnd (18).

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Makes me hope that there is a Hell.

I hope that his death gives the families some peace.

Serial killer Clifford Olson Dying of Cancer

VANCOUVER—Relief. Happiness. And a sense that after all these years, finally, there is justice.

Families of serial killer Clifford Olson’s victims are expressing a range of emotions about his imminent death. One thing, however, remains constant for them — their grief never ends.

In a Quebec hospital, cancer is eating away at Olson’s body.

Corrections Canada has informed the family he has just days to live, giving them time to absorb the reality that the monster who forever changed their lives is now about to die.

“It’s hell, but it’s a good hell,” said Dee Johnston, stepmother of 13-year-old Colleen Daignault, who was killed after being stalked by Olson as she planned to take a bus to her grandmother’s house.

“He’s dying of cancer, a cruel, hard death. What goes around comes around. He’s getting his just due,” she told the Toronto Star.

Olson, who once described himself as the “beast of British Columbia,” is serving 11 consecutive life sentences after he was convicted in 1982 of killing eight girls and three boys.

He has been in jail for almost 30 years and accumulated a small fortune in government pensions, according to claims he made to a reporter last year.

When he dies, Olson could be claimed by a family member who will decide how to dispose of his remains. If no family member steps forward, Corrections Canada will turn the body over to the coroner’s office. But one thing Corrections Canada will not allow is for any ceremony or memorial to be erected in Olson’s name.

“No such thing will be allowed,” said Serge Abergel, spokesman for Corrections Canada in Quebec, where Olson has been imprisoned at a maximum security prison.

“If an inmate wants to glorify himself, and falls under the responsibility of corrections, the way things are done will be done with respect to the deceased as well as the victims.”

If Olson has no money and no will his burial will be provided at public expense, including burial clothing and the installation of a grave marker. Abergel said those details would be left with the coroner’s office and no notice would be given of where he is buried.

For privacy reasons, Corrections Canada is not releasing any details about Olson’s medical condition or his current status except for confirmation that he remains under their care.

News of Olson’s decline has brought back public revulsion over a serial killer who once terrorized a nation. The now 71-year-old killer had been a teenage bully and thief, then turned into a police informant, rapist and serial killer. Whether he was eluding police or behind bars, Olson was a sadistic manipulator, always seeking attention.

He made headlines last year when he tried to send a donation to the Conservative Party of Canada and asked for a tax receipt. The party rejected his contribution. For years, he called reporters and wrote letters until Corrections Canada curbed his desperate attempts to draw attention to himself.

He told Toronto Sun columnist Peter Worthington that he has over $100,000 in a Quebec bank and revealed he’s been collecting Old Age Security payments from Revenue Canada of about $1,200 a month.

“What good is money to me? I got no use for it, if you get what I’m getting at. I guess I gotta make a will in case I get a heart attack or something. Don’t want these bastards getting my money,” Olson said to Worthington.

Olson collected $100,000 from the RCMP after he made a deal to direct them to where he had buried the bodies of his victims. That money had been left in a trust for his then-infant son Clifford, Jr. and his estranged wife, Joan.

“This man committed atrocities and the things he did to our children were terrible,” said Johnston. “For anyone who thinks this is closure, this is not.”

In B.C.’s interior, Marie Wolfsteiner said any news of Olson, who killed her daughter Sandra, just “stirs up the families.”

Sandra Wolfsteiner, a pretty 16-year-old brunette living with her sister in Langley, was hunted down by Olson just four days after the killer’s wedding in May 1981 and was killed in the bush in Chilliwack about an hour east of Vancouver.

“He isn’t gone yet,” Marie Wolfsteiner said Wednesday. “I’m not even interested anymore. I just want it to go away.”

Although pig farmer Robert Pickton, charged with killing 20 women and convicted of killing six, is considered Canada’s worst serial killer, Olson’s crimes — targeting vulnerable children — have made him a flashpoint.

Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd said Olson generated a great deal of fear during the eight months of his killing spree between 1980 and 1981.

“There was the subtext that being an informer for the RCMP that he was somebody who really wasn’t on the radar who ought to have been on the radar,” he said Wednesday. “Clifford Olson has become part of the debate about the reinstatement of the death penalty and a poster boy for the abolition of the faint hope clause.”

Boyd said Olson continued to engage in tactics of manipulation even from behind bars such as requesting parole board hearings and trying to engage with the public through acts such as selling items online.

“You can’t say anything positive about the impact he’s had on the criminal justice system, it’s just negative no matter which way you turn,” said Boyd. “It’s difficult to feel any sense of his loss at his death.”

For Sharon Rosenfeldt, news of Olson’s illness wasn’t a complete surprise. In late August, she was informed by Corrections Canada that the man who killed her 16-year-old son, Daryn Johnsrude, was being transferred out of prison for three days. Families of Olson’s victims surmised that he had serious health issues.

Over the last 30 years, Rosenfeldt, who started a victims’ rights group in Ottawa with Daryn’s stepfather Gary Rosenfeldt, said she often wondered how she would feel if Olson died.

“Do you jump up and down and think yippee, he’s going to be dead soon? He is the man who took my son’s life in a most gruesome manner,” she said.

Over the years, Olson continued to torment her family even from prison — he launched a lawsuit against her for defamation of character, taunted them about Daryn’s last words, tried to sell memorabilia online and even made a dozen videos on how to abduct children. 

I do not understand how the harassment is allowed or tolerated.

This is also another reason I believe these monsters need to get capital punishment, then they can not harm others anymore.

Rosenfeldt said she talked to her son and daughter after learning the news from Corrections Canada on Tuesday.

“We all had a few tears. Our whole life in the last 30 years comes before us when you learn something like this and you realize this has been 30 years,” she said. “It was very emotional because you think of all the people who have lost so much, my daughter and my son, Gary, my parents. The first face I thought of was my son, his little face.”

Clifford Olson’s history of violence

November-July 1980: Clifford Robert Olson, a 41-year-old Coquitlam, B.C. construction worker, terrorizes the Lower Mainland, torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering eight girls and three boys between 9 and 18 years of age. On Christmas Day 1980, the body of Olson’s first victim, Christine Weller, 12, is found strangled and stabbed in Richmond, B.C.

Aug. 12, 1981: Olsen is arrested by the RCMP on Vancouver Island.

Late 1981: Olson reveals locations of victims’ bodies to RCMP after brokering a $100,000 deal for his wife and son — $10,000 a body. He offers the whereabouts of his first victim as a “freebie.”

January 1982: Olson recants his initial not guilty plea, confessing to 11 murders in what was dubbed the “trial of the century.”

Jan. 14, 1982: B.C. Supreme Court hands down 11 simultaneous life sentences.

May 2, 1986: Olson sends a letter to the parents of 16-year-old victim Daryn Johnsrude, detailing their son’s murder. 

IMO: At that point his mail privileges should have been restricted in the very least, canceled  other than with  lawyers and always read before going out of the prison.

Dec. 15, 1989:Imprisoned at Kingston Penitentiary, Olson says God has forgiven him. “I’ve asked for forgiveness, I’ve been forgiven and that’s the end of it.” 

I am happy that God did since no one else seems to have forgiven him!

March 11, 1997:Olson invokes the “faint-hope clause” to request an early parole hearing after serving 15 of his 25-year sentence. A jury takes less than 15 minutes to say no. Victims’ families petition to eliminate the “faint-hope clause,” which gives murderers exhibiting good behavior the opportunity for early parole. The clause is amended in 1997, making Olson the last serial killer to call for early parole.

June 1997: Olson transfers from a Saskatchewan prison to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, north of Montreal.

Aug. 21, 2001: A National Parole Board jury needs 17 minutes to agree Olson will stay behind bars.

July 18, 2006: At another parole hearing, Olson claims he struck a deal with the U.S. attorney general regarding 9/11 information and will be extradited. His parole is denied. “Mr. Olson presents a high risk and a psychopathic risk,” the National Parole Board said. “He is a sexual sadist and a narcissist. If released, he will kill again.”

March 2010: Olson, now 70, informs the Toronto Sun he earns over $1,000 a month in old age security benefits, sparking nationwide outrage. The federal government ceases pensions for prisoners locked up longer than two years. Security benefits are eliminated the following year.

Nov. 29, 2010: Olson flunks third parole hearing. He says it will be his last.

Sept. 2011: Victims’ families are notified Olson is dying of cancer in a Quebec hospital.

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I hope they can keep him going for a few extra days.

No pain meds, just let him suffer.

 

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