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  1. #16
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    There is no such thing as life without parole in Canada. A person either serves the full 25 years and released without parole, or 2/3 of the sentence and released on parole. I put money that when Picton is released if he does the full 25 years, there will be a hearing like in Karla's case that will put limits on him for a specific time.

    So 1 murder or 25 he gets the same sentence.


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    Pickton Murder Trial May Last Two Years: Lawyer

    Accused serial killer Robert Pickton's murder trial could last two years and may not start this fall, says his lawyer.

    Peter Ritchie appeared in court in New Westminster, B.C. on Wednesday to give an update on the trial.

    He estimated the trial would take 90 weeks plus time for adjournments, although he added that was speculative.

    There are concerns about keeping a jury that long, he said.

    If the jury drops below 10 members over the length of the trial, the trial must start over again.

    Ritchie said if his client chooses trial by judge and jury, the trial likely wouldn't be able to start this fall as expected.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories


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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40079

    The grandfather of a missing woman whom pig farmer Robert (Willy) Pickton has been accused of murdering hopes a powerful song penned by famed poet Susan Musgrave will raise money to help other troubled women.

    "It's a gift from Andrea to the missing women," an emotional Jack Cummer said about the song Missing, which Musgrave wrote in memory of his granddaughter Andrea Joesbury.

    The song is a collaboration of Musgrave's poignant lyrics, Galiano Island guitarist Brad Prevedoros' haunting music, and the captivating voice of singer Amber Smith.....


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    Linda Grant - missing since 1984 - found alive

    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1081979

    She came online to research Willy Pickton, whom a friend had told her about, and then found a herself staring at a pic of herself...


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    Man Dies During Quest To Find Sister

    In the long row of seats reserved for relatives of the missing women, only one chair was filled every day since the pre-trial hearings for Robert (Willy) Pickton began in B.C. Supreme Court in January.

    Pickton is accused of killing 26 women, and another 41 women are still missing from the Downtown Eastside. But Lance Henry, brother of Janet Henry, one of the missing women, was the only relative to show up daily at the precedent-setting trial.

    But from now on, his second-row seat -- where the friendly, soft-spoken man sat directly behind Pickton -- will be empty.

    Henry died last week in his East Vancouver apartment. An emotional memorial service was held Tuesday at a native friendship centre on East Hastings, attended by more than 150 people.

    Henry's sister, Sandra Gagnon, said an autopsy indicated her fit-looking, 46-year-old brother died June 14 of an enlarged heart, and that further tests are being conducted to determine why.

    Although Janet Henry is not among the women Pickton is accused of killing, Lance Henry said he felt the need to go to court to support her and the other women who disappeared.

    Pickton's pre-trial hearing --which will determine the evidence that will be heard when the actual trial begins later this year or early next year -- is protected by a publication ban.

    The legal arguments have often been dry and technical, but that didn't deter Henry from taking the SkyTrain to court in New Westminster each day. He carried his baseball cap and little else because of the two security screening stations that court visitors have to go through.

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...2-afb868349e04


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    B.C. Children Reunited With Mother In Saskatchewan

    After a separation of 1,500 kilometres and 16 years, it was an emotional reunion last week for Mary Florence Lands and three of her children who had been told she might be dead.

    Until last week, Lands, who used to live in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, was considered missing and presumed dead.

    She was on a police task force list of women whom police said might be victims of a serial killer.

    However, it turned out she was alive and well and living on a farm in Cochin, just north of North Battleford.

    On Friday, there were tears of joy as she met her grown-up sons and daughter in Saskatoon.

    "They're so gorgeous," she said as she met Michael Lands, 24, Stuart Panko, 22, and Jeannie Panko, 20, inside the Saskatoon airport.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewa...s-reunion.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rle7
    After a separation of 1,500 kilometres and 16 years, it was an emotional reunion last week for Mary Florence Lands and three of her children who had been told she might be dead.

    Until last week, Lands, who used to live in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, was considered missing and presumed dead.

    She was on a police task force list of women whom police said might be victims of a serial killer.

    However, it turned out she was alive and well and living on a farm in Cochin, just north of North Battleford.

    On Friday, there were tears of joy as she met her grown-up sons and daughter in Saskatoon.

    "They're so gorgeous," she said as she met Michael Lands, 24, Stuart Panko, 22, and Jeannie Panko, 20, inside the Saskatoon airport.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewa...s-reunion.html

    This is the second woman now who has turned up alive and well. I wonder what the police actually do to try and find these people before suggesting that they could be a victim of a serial murder.

    This last woman was found using her own name and social insurance number for all these past years. I wonder why the police didn't find her sooner.


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    Judge splits Pickton trial -

    The trial will proceed on 6 counts and the balance will be tried separately. "It will be up to the prosecution to decide whether the 6 counts will proceed first or the twenty..."

    "....a trial involving an unprecedented 26 counts of lst degree murder would be too much of a burden on the jury...."

    http://www.canada.com/topics/news/na...a52619&k=11295


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    Surrey Victim One Of Six Pickton Cases To Proceed

    Anna Draayers is struggling with her feelings after a judge ruled that accused serial killer Robert Pickton will stand trial for the murder of her foster daughter and five others, while 20 other cases will not proceed right away.

    Draayers, the foster mother of Surrey resident Serena Abotsway, learned about the decision from a reporter Wednesday.

    B.C. Supreme Court Justice James Williams ruled that hearing evidence in all 26 charges would be too much for one jury, and ordered that six murder counts should be heard together while the remaining 20 are referred to another trial.

    Draayers said it means her family will have some closure sooner than others. “I know how hard it is to wait,” she said. “For the other people, they want to know just as well as we do.”

    http://www.surreyleader.com/portals-...id=705942&more=


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    Willie has a penpal

    FREMONT, Calif. -- A series of letters purportedly penned by Robert (Willie) Pickton, who is accused of killing 26 missing women, maintain his innocence and claim he is just the "fall guy" arrested in the multimillion-dollar investigation.

    Pickton has given no media interviews since his 2002 arrest, and his court proceedings have been muzzled by a publication ban, so any letters written by him would provide the first public glimpse into the thoughts of the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer.

    http://snipurl.com/vtoh
    Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here


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    Victim's Sister Going To Pickton Trial

    After an agonizing wait, Elana Papin says she'll attend the trial of alleged serial killer Robert Pickton, the man accused of murdering her sister.

    The B.C. government announced plans last month to fund travel and accommodation for families to attend the trial.

    The pig farmer is accused of 26 counts of first-degree murder. Pickton's trial on six counts - including the death of Enoch resident Georgina Papin - begins in January.

    "In my heart, I feel like it's my duty to be there," said Elana, 37.

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Cana...63580-sun.html

    I'm glad the victims' families will have an opportunity to confront Pickton in person at his trial. I'm appalled that the Pickton family wants to continue farming on that land Who would want anything that was grown or raised at that place?


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    Nancy Clark

    The family of missing Victoria woman Nancy Clark was notified that her disappearance has been connected to the police task force investigating the Port Coquitlam, B.C., pig farm of accused serial killer Robert (Willie) Pickton.

    Clark's family was notified Tuesday of the new development in her case by Victoria police detectives and members of the Lower Mainland's Missing Women's Task Force.

    ''It's kind of sad, but kind of a relief for them,''said Victoria police acting Insp. Les Sylven. ''To hear nothing for years and years, and then to get some kind of information, no doubt most people would feel relieved.''

    The Missing Women's Task Force has seized tens of thousands of exhibits from Pickton's farm, and some of that evidence is still being analyzed in police labs across the country.

    So far, Pickton stands charged with killing 26 missing sex trade workers whose DNA was located on the property during a massive police search between February 2002 and November 2003.

    http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/n...027715&k=82972


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    Jury selection begins tomorrow

    • If convicted on all counts, Robert Pickton would be Canada's worst serial killer
    • 600 potential jurors being called Saturday
    • Suspect used to throw large parties on hog farm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The women began disappearing from Vancouver's seediest streets in the 1980s, hookers and dope addicts abandoned on the margins of society. Desperate friends and families were outraged when the police appeared to do little to find them.

    Now, the man accused of murdering at least 26 of those missing women is finally going to trial. Jury selection was to begin Saturday for the case against Robert "Willie" Pickton, a pig farmer who, if convicted of all the murders, would become the worst serial killer in Canadian history.

    Some 600 potential jurors were being called in Saturday. Justice James Williams has ruled that the trial will be divided into two parts, with the first six counts being tried first.

    The gruesome allegations against Pickton fall under a publication ban which prevents the media from revealing details of the alleged crimes until opening arguments on January 8.

    http://tinyurl.com/y9tntt
    Carolyn Pruyser missing since May 17,1984 please read her about her case Here


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    Children Of Vancouver's Missing Women Want To Remember - Then Move On

    Like mothers, like daughters.

    Georgina Papin always wanted to help people. Her daughter Kristina Bateman wants to remember that legacy and become a nurse.

    Sarah de Vries loved to write and draw. Her daughter Jeanie says English is her favourite class.

    Photos of Marnie Frey show deep brown hair. Her daughter Brittney recently dyed hers to match.

    Papin, de Vries and Frey were street sisters in the most notorious neighbourhood in Canada - Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

    Their daughters are now among the elders of a different kind of a family - the generation of children born to the 26 women Robert Pickton stands accused of murdering.

    There are about 40 children in all - Papin herself had seven, of which Kristina is the eldest.

    Their mothers' stories have come and gone in the public eye since women began disappearing from the Downtown Eastside. And with the trial on six of the murders set to begin Jan. 22, they are surfacing again.

    http://www.brooksbulletin.com/news/n...p?itemid=59834


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    Vancouver Pig Farmer Accused of Murdering Six Women

    VANCOUVER — Marnie Frey called her parents for the last time on her 24th birthday. Lynn, her stepmother, answered the phone to hear Marnie giggling, wheedling for some birthday cash. Mrs Frey was reluctant, knowing that it would be spent to feed her heroin habit.

    She told her daughter that a parcel was on its way, with clothes, food and toiletries, things low down on her daughter's shopping list for life on the mean streets of the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. The thank-you call never came.

    Rick and Lynn Frey would not learn what had become of their daughter until after a frantic search that lasted five years. Her remains were unearthed on a pig farm in Port Coquitlam, on the outskirts of Vancouver. The farm belonged to Robert Pickton, known as "Uncle Willie," a pig farmer well-known for the parties that he threw for prostitutes and bikers at his quasi- legal drinking club, the Piggy Palace.

    Investigators dug up the remains of one woman after another, from body parts to minute traces of DNA, until the count came to 30. Four could not be identified. The other 26 were among the names of 67 women who had disappeared from the Downtown Eastside streets. On Monday Mr Pickton goes on trial for six murders, the only cases in which body parts survive.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245118,00.html


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