Serial killer farmer who butchered women and fed them to pigs loses appeal
Friday 26 June 2009
The British Columbia Court of Appeal yesterday rejected the appeal of a farmer convicted of butchering six women and feeding them to his pigs.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal today rejected the appeal of a farmer convicted of butchering six women and feeding them to his pigs.
Today's decision means Robert Pickton may not go to trial for the 20 other deaths with which he is charged.
Pickton is already serving the maximum sentence of life with no possibility of parole for 25 years.
The Canadian government has said it would not proceed with a second trial if Pickton lost his appeal of the 2007 conviction on six counts of second-degree murder.
Most of the women were prostitutes and drug addicts. Police say it is Canada's worst serial murder case.
The judge in the first trial proceeded with just six of the 26 murder charges.
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