Canadian pig farmer turned serial murderer Robert Pickton now kills people. In addition to being held accountable for the deaths of twenty other women, he was found guilty of the second-degree murder of six women. He was initially accused of trying to kill a sex worker who had escaped after being repeatedly slashed by him. He finally received a bail release. He had killed so many women during his killing spree that it is difficult to list their identities in order of when they were killed. Sereena Abotsway, a 29-year-old lady who had been reported missing by her foster mother, was one of his victims. Mona Lee Wilson was another casualty; she vanished after going to the doctor. When it was found that the women who frequented Pickton’s farm always went missing, Pickton decided to stop killing. After incriminating evidence was discovered on the property, he was finally taken into custody and charged with several counts of murder. He was convicted during his trial and given a life sentence with a 25-year parole ban after being proven guilty. In 2016, the movie “On the Farm” was published. Based on a novel by Stevie Cameron with the same name, it was a fictional account of the women who ultimately became his victims.
Early Youth & Life
Robert William Pickton was born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, on October 24, 1949. David is his only sibling, and he also has a sister. Except for the fact that his parents ran a property, not much is known about his early life or family.
He and his brothers inherited the family farm when his parents passed away in the 1970s. Later, he started to sell off pieces of his land to retail malls and housing estates that were encroaching on it. The siblings eventually began ignoring their farming endeavors and established the “Piggy Palace Good Times Society” as a nonprofit organization.
On behalf of deserving organizations like service organizations and athletics organizations, they allegedly organized events and gatherings. In actuality, they planned chaotic rave events that included sex workers.
Robert Pickton’s Crimes
In March 1997, Robert Pickton was initially accused of trying to kill a sex worker. Wendy Lynn Eistetter, the victim, claimed that she was handcuffed and repeatedly stabbed before escaping by stabbing Pickton with his own firearm. Pickton was granted parole, and a year later the accusations against him were dropped.
Mamie Lee Frey, Tiffany Drew, Sarah de Vries, and Cynthia Feliks were a few of Pickton’s earliest casualties. Among Pickton’s, later victims were Sereena Abotsway, a 29-year-old lady. Her adoptive mother reported her missing a few days after she vanished in August 2001. Following a trip to the doctor, another victim, Mona Lee Wilson, went missing in November of the same year.
Pickton persisted in his murderous spree until one of his workers observed that the women who visited the farm always went missing. In February 2002, the authorities carried out a search warrant on his property looking for unauthorized firearms. Pickton was subsequently arrested.
The British Columbia Missing Women Investigation conducted another investigation. As soon as the police discovered personal items pertaining to the victims, the farm was shut down. Pickton was quickly released, but not before the police kept an eye on him.
Detention & Prosecution
On February 22, 2002, Robert Pickton was finally apprehended and charged with the first-degree murder of Serena Abotsway and Mona Wilson on two separate charges. Three more counts were added two months later, and then after a few days, a sixth and a seventh. The number of accusations increased by four in September and by four in October, totaling fifteen. The scope of this probe grew to be the broadest ever conducted in Canada for a serial killer.
The majority of the bodies were badly dismembered and in advanced stages of decomposition, making forensic analysis challenging. Furthermore, it was said that he used to give the bodies straight to his pigs. Later, in 2004, the government admitted that he may have combined ground-up human flesh with the pork that he sold to the general public.
His trial started in New Westminster on January 30, 2006. He was accused of 27 killings and entered a not-guilty plea. Justice Williams separated the accusations into two groups, one with six counts and the other with twenty. One of the 27 counts was discarded due to a lack of supporting proof.
Six charges of second-degree murder against Pickton were found to be true on December 9th, 2007, according to the jury. Judge James Williams ultimately imposed the maximum penalty for second-degree murder—life without the chance of parole for 25 years—on the defendant.
The British Columbia Crown prosecutors filed an appeal to have Pickton sentenced on all twenty charges even though he had only been found guilty of six in the original trial. Later, a second trial was abandoned because it would have been pointless because Pickton had already received the utmost permitted by law.
Estimated Net Worth
Robert Pickton’s estimated net worth is $9 million dollars, with his main sources of revenue being farming and being a serial killer. We don’t have enough proof of Robert Pickton’s living or his vehicles.
Pickton: In His Own Words, an autobiography purportedly written by Pickton himself, was smuggled out of jail and subsequently released. It was offered for sale on Amazon.com. However, after widespread anger, it was taken down.
In 2016, a movie titled “On the Farm” was produced, which fictionalized the experiences of Pickton’s victims. It was based on Stevie Cameron’s novel of the same name.
Although Pickton was originally thought to have murdered 26 women, the Crown later claimed that he confessed to 49 killings while being investigated undercover by an inspector general’s agent who was serving as a cellmate. He was apprehended before Pickton could kill one more lady to reach his goal of fifty murders.