Summary Of ' The Pig Farmer Killer ' Essay

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1 Lappin Kristen Kennedy Lappin Dr. Harris PSY 331 December 14, 2016 Robert Pickton: The Pig Farmer Killer A serial killer, by definition, is an individual who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break between them called the cooling off period. A man by the name of Robert Pickton, born October 24, 1949 in British Columbia, Canada, fits this definition. Robert William “Willie” Pickton is a former multi-millionaire pig farmer. He is originally from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and is serving life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. This is the longest sentence available under the Canadian Law for murder. He was convicted in 2007 with the charges of second-degree murder for six different women. Additionally, Pickton was charged with the murder of twenty different women. These charges were stayed by the Crown in the year of 2010. During his trial, Pickton confessed to forty-nine different murders to a police officer posing as a cellmate of Pickton’s. During this confession, he also stated that he had fished he had killed one more female to make it an even fifty, but could not do so because he was caught for being too “sloppy”. What this man did was unlike any other murders Canada had ever seen. Pickton’s fate can be traced to his first attempted murder, a prostitute by the name of Wendy Lynn Eistetter. She

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