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Cody Alan Legebokoff – The Prince George Killer Update

The following is an update on the criminal trial of Cody Alan Legebokoff aka the Prince George Killer.

In court August 26, 2014 in Prince George, British Columbia, Legebokoff claimed other men did the killing of the women he is charged with murdering. Legebokoff told the court that three other men who he would only name as X, Y and Z actually murdered three of the four women.

When pressed to give names, Legebokoff claimed he didn’t want to be known as a ‘rat’ inside prison.

“At that time, I didn’t expect to be what I actually did was murder. But now, sitting here charged with it, I don’t feel very good about it.”
Cody Alan Legebokoff

Cody Alan Legebokoff - The Prince George Killer
Cody Alan Legebokoff – The Prince George Killer

The courtroom heard the testimony of Legebokoff where he described being present at the murders of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, Natasha Lynn Montgomery, and Cynthia Frances Maas. He added that he struck Loren Leslie but only after she had injured herself with a knife getting out of his truck.

To this date Montgomery’s body has not been found though her DNA was found in Legebokoff’s apartment after his arrest. The DNA was found on items that included clothing, bedsheets and an axe.

The court trial is ongoing and is expected to run up to eight months in length. If you have any information on these murders please contact your local police department or the RCMP.

You can read more about Cody Alan Legebokoff here.

Luka Rocco Magnotta’s Extradition From Germany Costs Taxpayers $375,000

Luka Rocco MagnottaCanadian taxpayers are on the hook for $375,000 or more to extradite Luka Rocco Magnotta from Germany where he was caught after a manhunt. The bulk of the cost comes in the price of the dedicated Canadian military CC-150 Polaris Airbus transport plane which brought him and his escort back to Canada – a flight that cost $15,505 per hour of operation. The remaining costs come from catering services and a hotel stay for authorities.

Luka Rocco Magnotta plead not guilty to all charges brought against him for the murder of Jun Lin. Magnotta still has his preliminary hearing scheduled for March 2013.

Magnotta on top of facing first degree murder charges, is accused of defiling Lin’s corpse, harassing Canadian PM Stephen Harper, Members of Parliament, and publishing and mailing obscene material.

Study of Canadian Serial Killers

A very interesting study entitled – A Descriptive Study of Sexual Homicide in Canada: Implications for Police Investigation – has been released and it contains some surprising findings for Canadian sexual serial killers.

According to the authors of the study, Eric Beauregard and Melissa Martineau, the prior work on examining sexual homicide had been few and based on small sample sizes. Their look at the subject differs in that they used cases from across Canada stretching back 62 years. The aim of the study is to examine offender and victim characteristics, victim targeting and access, and the killer’s modus operandi.

Some of the findings of the study include a picture of the average sexual serial killer as being what most expect – a single white male, age 28, with a thin or average build. But the study diverges from our normal view of a sexual serial killer being a loner. The study suggests some serial killers have a very outgoing personality and actively seek out people to be and do things with.

The study further finds that 80 per cent of serial killers have no prior criminal record for any sex-related crimes but they often have convictions for violent offences and for property offences.

There is a lot more information from this study including a look at the victims, the types of attack, victim selection and more.

View the study: http://ijo.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/08/03/0306624X12456682