Robert Pickton Essay

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HISTORY Robert Pickton (sometimes called "Willie" by friends) was born on October 24th in 1949 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. His family was a working class in a town (Port Coquitlam) which is in the east of Vancouver. His grandfather settled in this town in the early 1900s and bought farmland, which his son Leonard, Robert’s father, later inherited. Pickton and his brother inherited the pig farm after his father died in 1978 of old age, followed by the death of their mother in 1979, caused by Cancer. Robert had two other siblings, an older sister, Linda and a younger brother named Dave. Robert had a fairly hard childhood and he later made his living working on the farm, buying and butchering pigs. He also had an interest in refurbishing cars he bought for scrap. The government decided to buy the Pickton property to make way for a highway, and it started a cycle that caused the family to go from fairly poor to suddenly well off. Pickton wasn't terribly religious and was never known to use drugs or alcohol, although it is said that he abused cocaine during his adulthood. He also never had a steady girlfriend; he once told a family friend that he didn't want to be "tied down." There are reports that his health has deteriorated since his arrest in 2002, with some locals insisting he has kidney and liver problems. Pickton is known as a serial killer: “The Pig Farm Killer”. Robert would lure his victims, always women (all prostitutes – no specific race), back to his farmhouse by promising them drugs, alcohol and money in exchange for sex. Once they arrived at the farmhouse and began the sexual activities, he became very violent, he would sometimes inject them with windshield wiper fluid or shoot them from behind, bind them with wire and handcuffs and would then continue on to rape, torture and kill his victim. He then dragged his victim to his slaughter house and

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