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Robert Pickton dies following prison attack

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One of the most prolific serial killers in Canadian history is dead.

Robert Pickton was attacked by another prisoner at the Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec on May 19. On May 20, he was on life support after being airlifted to a hospital.

He was 74 years old.

On December 9, 2007, Pickton was convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of six women. He also stood accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of twenty other women until these charges were stayed on August 4, 2010. Pickton was implicated in the murders of the three women, but charges were not yet laid.


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