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Serial Murder Suspect Appears in Court

May 24, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

CANADA

A pig farmer who is accused of killing six Vancouver women and suspected in the deaths of more than 40 others appeared in a British Columbia court, saying nothing and rolling his eyes on hearing that he faced a seventh murder charge.

Robert Pickton, 52, in custody since February, had been charged with killing six of the women. His lawyer said Pickton was shocked to learn that police filed a seventh murder charge Wednesday.

Police have confirmed that they found human remains at the farm Pickton co-owns in Port Coquitlam, 20 miles east of Vancouver.

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