According to court documents Robert Pickton was a pig farmer in British Columbia Canada who was known to throw wild parties and raves. Unfortunately at these parties nearly fifty women would go missing. When police finally searched Pickton property they would find a ton of evidence and were able to place him under arrest
Robert Pickton Victims
On December 9, 2007, Pickton was convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of six women:
Count One: Sereena Abotsway, 29, was reported missing on August 22, 2001. Count Two: Mona Lee Wilson, 26, was reported missing on November 30, 2001. Count Six: Andrea Joesbury, 22, was reported missing June 8, 2001. Count Seven: Brenda Ann Wolfe, 32, was reported missing on April 25, 2000. Count Eleven: Georgina Faith Papin, 34, was reported missing in March 2001. Count Sixteen: Marnie Lee Anne Frey, 24, was reported missing on December 29, 1997.
Pickton also stood accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of twenty other women until these charges were stayed on August 4, 2010:
Count Three: Jacquelene Michelle McDonell, 22, was reported missing on January 16, 1999. Count Four: Dianne Rosemary Rock, 34, was reported missing on December 13, 2001. Count Five: Heather Kathleen Bottomley, 27, was reported missing on April 17, 2001. Count Eight: Jennifer Lynn Furminger, 28, was reported missing on December 27, 1999. Count Nine: Helen Mae Hallmark, 20, was reported missing on June 15, 1997. Count Ten: Patricia Rose Johnson, 25, was reported missing on January 2, 2001. Count Twelve: Heather Gabrielle Chinnook, 30, was last seen in April 2001. Count Thirteen: Tanya Holyk, 23, was reported missing on November 3, 1996. Count Fourteen: Sherry Leigh Irving, 24, was reported missing on February 22, 1997. Count Fifteen: Inga Monique Hall, 46, was last seen in February 1998. Count Seventeen: Tiffany Louise Drew, 27, was reported missing on December 31, 1999. Count Eighteen: Sarah Jean de Vries, 29, was last seen in April 1998. Count Nineteen: Cynthia "Cindy" Feliks, 43, was last seen in December 1997. Count Twenty: Angela Rebecca Jardine, 27, was reported missing on November 20, 1998. Count Twenty-One: Diana Melnick, 23, was last seen in December 1995. Count Twenty-Two: Mission Jane Doe, discovered on February 25, 1995. Pickton refused to enter a plea on the charge involving this victim, known in the proceedings as Jane Doe, so the court registered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. "The count as drawn fails to meet the minimal requirement set out in Section 581 of the Criminal Code. Accordingly, it must be quashed", wrote Justice James Williams. The detailed reasons for the judge's ruling cannot be reported in Canada because of the publication ban covering this stage of the trial. Count Twenty-Three: Debra Lynne Jones, 42, was last seen in December 2000. Count Twenty-Four: Wendy Crawford, 43, was last seen in December 1999. Count Twenty-Five: Kerry Lynn Koski, 38, was reported missing on January 7, 1998. Count Twenty-Six: Andrea Fay Borhaven, 25, was last seen in March 1997. Count Twenty-Seven: Cara Louise Ellis, 25, was reported missing on January 21, 1997.
Pickton is implicated in the murders of the following women, but charges have not yet been laid:
Mary Ann Clark, 25, disappeared in August 1991. Yvonne Marie Boen, 33, was reported missing on March 16, 2001. Dawn Teresa Crey, was last seen in December 2000.
Robert Pickton would be eventually convicted of six of the murders and would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years
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Robert Pickton Case
One of the world’s most notorious serial killers expressed disappointment that he had been unable to murder more victims to an undercover police officer posing as his cellmate.
Robert Pickton said he butchered 49 women at his farm near Vancouver, Canada.
Unaware that he was being filmed, the 69-year-old told his police officer cellmate that he had “wanted an even 50” of victims but fell short of the macabre target after “being sloppy”.
Most of Robert Pickton’s victims were sex workers, who he lured from Vancouver’s red light district to his farm with drugs and alcohol.
There, he would have sex with them before murdering them. He then dismembered them before feeding the remains to his pigs or grinding them up into mince which he is believed to have mixed with animal meat and sold to the public.
He killed some of the women by injecting them with anti-freeze from a syringe which he told them contained drugs. Others he stabbed to death.
Police found the DNA of 26 women at Robert Pickton’s farm, after they raided it in 2002 to search for weapons.
The footage captured by the undercover officer shortly after his arrest will be broadcast in a new documentary, Voice of a Serial Killer. It show Pickton boasting about the murders.
“I can making things disappear,” he said. “Only I was kinda sloppy at the end, too, getting too sloppy.”
He added: “They got me on this one… they’ve got DNA. I was gonna do another one, make it an even 50. That’s why I was sloppy. I wanted to do one more, make the big 5-0.”
In 2007 Robert Pickton was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years. Prosecutors stayed the remaining 20 charges as he was already serving the maximum sentence possible under Canadian law.
As the extent of his crimes emerged, police faced anger from victims’ relatives, who accused detectives of ignoring signs that a serial killer was on the loose, which they claimed had allowed more murders to take place.
It was also alleged that police had not taken the disappearances seriously because the women were sex workers and, mostly, from Canada’s indigenous community.