Robert Pickton Attacked In Prison

Robert Pickton
Robert Pickton

Robert Pickton the notorious Canadian serial killer has been attacked in prison and remains in critical condition

According to court documents Robert Pickton who is known as the Pig Farmer was convicted of six murders but is believed to be responsible for 49 murders has been in prison since being convicted over twenty years ago. Due to Canada law he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for twenty five years

According to online sources Robert Pickton was being housed at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec when he was attacked with a broken off broom handle and allegedly stabbed in the head with the weapon. The serial killer was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition

The identity of the attacker or the motive behind the attack has not been made public by Corrections Canada

  • Update – Robert Pickton would die from his injuries on May 31 2024

Robert Pickton News

Notorious serial killer Robert Pickton has reportedly been hospitalized with critical injuries after a vicious prison attack in Quebec.

This is after what Correctional Services of Canada is calling a major assault on a prisoner Sunday afternoon at the maximum security Port-Cartier Institution.

“The injured inmate was evaluated and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment,” the CSC said in a written statement on Monday. “The Sûreté du Québec is presently investigating the incident. The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken

Corrections has not named the prisoner but a number of media outlets cite sources who identify him as former Port Coquitlam pig farmer Robert “Willie” Pickton.

Pickton, who is 74, is serving a life sentence after his 2007 conviction for the murder of six women.

He was arrested in 2002 during a major investigation centering on the disappearance of dozens of vulnerable women, mostly from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

He was originally charged with 27 killings but 21 of the counts were stayed and never made it to trial.

The DNA of an additional six women was later found on his Port Coquitlam property.

Pickton was recently in the headlines as he became eligible to apply for day parole on February 22, prompting outrage from victims’ families and politicians like MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

“Most of these women and their families will never receive the justice they deserve,” said the Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock. “Monsters like him should only leave prison in a body bag.”

CityNews has reached out Corrections Services Canada for confirmation, along with Pickton’s Edmonton-based lawyer Ian Runkle.

Robert Pickton More News

Convicted B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after he was assaulted in prison on Sunday, Radio-Canada is reporting.

The Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) said in a statement Monday that an inmate at the maximum-security Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec was the victim of a major assault.

Quebec provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec, are investigating.

The CSC said the injured inmate was taken out of the prison and moved to a hospital for treatment.

Two sources, including one police source, confirmed with Radio-Canada that the unnamed, assaulted inmate is Robert Pickton. The sources say Pickton is between life and death.

Authorities identified the assailant, who is another inmate, and “appropriate actions have been taken,” the CSC said in the statement.

Port-Cartier, Que., is located around 700 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

In 2007, Pickton was convicted of six counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of women who disappeared from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

They were Sereena Abotsway, Mona Wilson, Andrea Joesbury, Marnie Frey, Georgina Papin and Brenda Wolfe.

The remains or DNA of 34 women, many of whom were Indigenous, were found on Pickton’s pig farm in Port Coquitlam, about 25 kilometres east of downtown Vancouver.

Pickton was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of full parole for 25 years.

In an interview with Radio-Canda’s Tout un matin Tuesday, federal Public Security Minister Dominic LeBlanc said an internal investigation will be carried out at the Port-Cartier prison to shed light on the circumstances of the attack.

He did not confirm the identity of the inmate who was assaulted, citing reasons related to the protection of privacy and security in prisons

Robert Pickton Death

B.C. killer Robert Pickton is dead, just days after he was assaulted at a maximum security prison in Quebec, Correctional Service Canada confirmed Friday (May 31).

Pickton, 74, died in hospital May 31 after being injured in an assault by another inmate on May 19 at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Correctional Service Canada says it is launching a Board of Investigation in the assault. The invesigation will look into the circumstances around the assault, and whether policies and protocols were followed.

Quebec provincial police spokesman Frédéric Deshaies said Friday afternoon that Pickton had died “in the last few hours.”

He said police were also continuing to investigate the assault and that they had a 51-year-old suspect.

Correctional Service Canada said at the time of his death, Pickton had been serving an indeterminate sentence that began on Dec. 11, 2007 for six counts of second-degree murder, with the maximum parole ineligibility period of 25 years.

He was charged with the murders of 26 women, but the remains or DNA of 33 – many who were taken from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – were found on Pickton’s Port Coquitlam pig farm. He once bragged to an undercover officer that he killed a total of 49.

Pickton’s confirmed victims were Sereena Abotsway, Mona Wilson, Andrea Joesbury, Brenda Ann Wolfe, Georgina Papin and Marnie Frey.

His next of kin has been notified, and Correctional Service Canada has also contacted registered victims. A coroner has also been notified.

“We are mindful that this offender’s case has had a devastating impact on communities in British Columbia and across the country, including Indigenous peoples, victims and their families. Our thoughts are with them,” Correctional Service Canada said in its news release.

Papin’s sister, Cynthia Cardinal, said Pickton’s death means she can finally move on from her sister’s murder.

“This is gonna bring healing for, I won’t say all families, I’ll just say most of the families,” she said.

“Because they didn’t get their day in court, (that’s) what I’m really sad about. But I’m also feeling really happy right now,” said Cardinal.

“I’m like — wow, finally. I can actually move on and heal and I can put this behind me.”

Police began searching the Pickton farm in the Vancouver suburb of Port Coquitlam more than 22 years ago in what would be a years-long investigation into the disappearances of dozens of women, many of them from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver police were criticized for not taking the cases seriously because many of the missing were sex workers or drug users.

Pickton became eligible for day parole in February, which sparked outrage from advocates, politicians and victims’ family members who criticized Canada’s justice system, saying he should never be released from prison.

Premier David Eby said Friday that his first thoughts go to the families of Pickton’s victims. While Pickton’s death could bring closure to some of them, it could also re-open old wounds, he said.

“Robert Pickton preyed on the most vulnerable people in society,” Eby said. What happened to them underscores the need to ensure the dignity of all British Columbians, he told reporters shortly after the news broke.

“Good riddance.”

Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West, who was one of several Lower Mainland mayors to sign a letter calling for Pickton to not be allowed day parole, said “Today, my thoughts are with one group and one group only: the victims and all their families.”

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said the province will continue to do everything it can to support the families of the victims in finding answers and justice.

“While we have seen the end of a heinous life, we know that for the families of Pickton’s victims, this news has reopened old wounds and brought back painful feelings and memories,” he said.

“That pain is still being felt today for the families of the victims, and our entire community.

Black Press Media has reached out to Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim.

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