Robert Pickton: the Pig Farm Killer

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A serial killer is someone who kills at least three victims one by one in a serious of sequential murders; with an emotional cooling-off period in between the homicides.” Robert Pickton, a local pig farmer living on his farm in Port Coquitlam, is a serial killer. He is known as Canada’s worst serial killer; convicted of killing six women and charged in the deaths of twenty more women. Many of his victims were prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver’s East side. Pickton’s killing has shocked and stunned the community and the country. The following paper will be discussing Robert Pickton’s case, the victims he killed, procedure of the evidence and charges, and the trial process.

Robert Pickton is believed to be Canada’s worst serial killer, convicted of killing six women and charged with deaths of twenty more. His trials are yet still in process. The 58 year old pig farmer was given an automatic life sentence when a jury in British Columbia found him guilty of murder. Pickton still faces murder charges for the death of 20 more women; most who were prostitutes and drug addicts from the Vancouver neighbourhood. He was sentenced in December 2007, to life in prison with no possibility for parole for 25 years. This is the longest sentence that can be given for murder in Canada. Canadian authorities say that Pickton confessed to 49 murders to an undercover police officer posing as his cell mate. He further told the undercover officer that he wanted to kill another woman and make it an even 50. Pickton later said that he was caught because he became sloppy.
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