Tuesday, January 23, 2007

'Horror movie' warning in serial killings case

Jurors who begin hearing evidence today against a pig farmer accused of being Canada's worst serial killer have been warned by the judge to expect testimony "as bad a horror movie."

Robert William Pickton is charged with the deaths of 26 women, mostly prostitutes and drug addicts who vanished from Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in the 1990s.

He is accused of luring women to his family's seven-hectare pig farm outside Vancouver, where investigators say he threw drink and drug fuelled raves with prostitutes.

After his arrest in February 2002, health officials issued a tainted meat advisory to neighbours who may have bought pork from his farm, concerned that it may have contained human remains.
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