Morris sparks online sex
The pig farmer mainly preyed upon drug addicts and prostitutes, picking them up in Vancouver’s red light district before driving them to his farm, where he had sex with them before murdering them in a variety of horrific ways, prosecutors claimed.“I filled the syringes up with antifreeze and you inject the stuff and you’re dead in about five to 10 minutes,” he told the undercover officer, according to a transcript.
Robert Bayers, the plant’s foreman, testified that he saw Pickton drop off between five and 10 loads at the plant but that he didn’t see exactly what he was dumping.He allegedly handcuffed and stabbed other victims, including one woman who managed to escape, naked and bleeding, in 1997 after stabbing Pickton with his own knife.That woman was considered unreliable by police, though, and Pickton was not prosecuted. When he was finally arrested in February 2002, it was almost by chance.In a book published 14 years later, however, Pickton now claims that he is innocent: “the fall guy” for a bungled investigation.“The [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] were desperately failing to do their job properly, while looking for someone to take the fall, which is truly evil,” Pickton writes in the book, “Pickton: In His Own Words,” according to CTV News Vancouver.When Pickton was finally picked up in 2002, Shenher didn’t feel relief. “I had people coming up to me in the couple of days, weeks after his arrest, saying ‘Oh, wasn’t that your guy? ’ and every time I heard that I just about threw up,” Shenher told CBC’s “The Current.” The Vancouver Police Department later admitted that “there were mistakes made and we could have caught Pickton earlier.” A artists sketch shows Cynthia Cardinal, center, sister of victim Georgina Papin, delivering a statement at the British Columbia Supreme Court on Dec. Many felt that the victims’ race — some of the murdered women were Native American — drug problems or sex work had again worked against the women.
“I have a friend that went to them [police] in ’98 and told them about the [Pickton] farm,” said CBC’s Audrey Huntley.
During a high-profile trial, both Vancouver Police and the RCMP were accused of missing many chances to stop Pickton’s decades-long murder spree.
They even trailed him to the meat-rendering plant where he allegedly disposed of the bodies, but they never stopped him to check what he had in his truck.
“I didn’t think this book was going to be as big of a deal as it is,” he told the National Post.
“I just thought it would be a little deal.” If the book is a big deal, then it’s because Pickton is considered to be perhaps Canada’s most heinous criminal.
Unlike other Canadian provinces and many American states, British Columbia does not have a law banning convicts from making money by recounting their crimes.