CANADA CANADA - ROBERT PICKTON, Pig Farm Killer, Vancouver, 1990'S

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    The more Canadian police dig underneath a pig farm east of Vancouver, British Columbia (search), the more death they unearth.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,110477,00.html

    CANADA has been witness to several cases of gender-based violence on a mass scale. But today, the country is facing the facts of its worst-ever example of gender-based violence — against women sex workers. The scale of this gender-based violence is all the more horrific because of the extent of public and systemic denial of it, and the fact that it continued unchecked for many years
    http://www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=02052
     
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    What I find most disturbing is that this is the FIRST, it appears, that this was brought up!

    It was one of the things that first crossed my mind, when this case broke.


     
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    The B.C. government has put a mortgage worth $10 million on accused serial killer Robert Pickton's notorious pig farm to cover his publicly funded defence, The Canadian Press has learned.

    But no one at the Attorney General's Ministry will say if that figure represents the estimated cost of Pickton's seven-member legal team in the long and hugely complex case.

    And Robert Pickton's share of the property - his brother and sister are co-owners - is currently worth only a fraction of that amount. It's also saddled with several other mortgages and legal judgments that pre-date the province's mortgage.
    http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=56a9806f-6b28-4480-b451-0e945be83c55
     
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    Almost four years after he was arrested and charged with what would eventually become 27 counts of first-degree murder, Robert (Willy) Pickton listened without apparent emotion yesterday as his trial date inched closer.

    A voir dire, a legal hearing in which the court makes rulings about the admissibility of evidence, will begin Jan. 30, Mr. Justice James Williams of the British Columbia Supreme Court decided.

    The voir dire is expected to be the last major stage before the start of the full trial, which the province's criminal justice branch of the Ministry of Attorney General is describing as a "mega case" of unprecedented proportions.

    Judge Williams said he was anxious to proceed, but felt the delay would allow the trial to proceed more efficiently once it begins.

    "I don't think that any useful purpose would be served by starting in December," he said.

    "I want . . . the next phase of the trial to commence in January . . . and to proceed in a uniform, steady fashion. . . . By taking that later date we will realize later efficiency."
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serv...ry/LAC/20051012/BCPICKTON12/TPNational/Canada
     
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    B.C. pig farmer pleads not guilty on 27 counts of first-degree murder

    NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Robert Pickton pleaded not guilty today to 27 counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

    The pleas by the 56-year-old Pickton in British Columbia Supreme Court came at the formal start of his trial, which is to be followed by several months of hearings on the admissibility of evidence.

    Pickton, a pig farmer in suburban Port Coquitlam, is charged with killing 27 women, mostly drug-addicted prostitutes from a slum area east of downtown Vancouver. More than 60 women have vanished from the area since the early 1980s.


    More: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002771856_webpickton30.html?syndication=rss
     
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    Accused serial killer Robert Pickton enters not-guilty pleas in court The 56-year-old man spoke in a strong voice as each count of the indictment against him was read in court, responding "Not guilty" or "Not guilty, your honour," to the charges.

    Pickton remained silent, however, when he was asked how he pleaded on a first-degree murder charge involving a woman known only as Jane Doe. On that charge, the court registered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20060130/ca_pr_on_na/crime_pigfarm_10
     
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    The judge preciding over the Robert Pickton voir dire hearing has thrown out one of the murder charges.

    Accused serial killer Robert Pickton will face one less murder charge after a judge ruled he cannot be tried for killing an unidentified Jane Doe. Justice James Williams ruled Thursday the count fails to meet the minimum requirements of the Criminal Code.

    http://www.citytv.com/vancouver/news_25682.aspx
     
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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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    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/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060503/pickton_trial_060503/20060503?hub=TopStories
     
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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40079

     
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    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/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=7443da02-16f4-42cb-8ad2-afb868349e04
     

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