Serial Killer that Fed Woman to Pigs Fatally Attacked in Prison

PORT-CARTIER, Quebec – Robert Pickton, a Canadian serial killer known for his horrific crimes, has died at the age of 74 after being attacked while serving a life sentence in prison. The Correctional Service of Canada confirmed Pickton’s death, which occurred in the hospital as a result of injuries sustained during a May 19 assault by another inmate.

Pickton gained worldwide notoriety for his crimes, which took place in the late 1990s and early 2000s near Vancouver. He would bring female victims to his pig farm, where he murdered them and fed their bodies to the animals. The remains or DNA of 33 women were discovered on the farm, and Pickton is believed to have confessed to killing a total of 49 women.

The convicted serial killer was serving his sentence at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec. In 2007, he was found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder with a maximum parole ineligibility of 25 years. His victims were predominantly sex workers and drug addicts from Vancouver’s marginalized communities.

During his trial, witnesses testified to Pickton’s gruesome methods, revealing that he strangled his victims and disposed of their remains by feeding them to his pigs. The shocking details prompted health officials to issue a tainted meat advisory to individuals who may have purchased pork from Pickton’s farm.

The Correctional Service of Canada has initiated an investigation into the assault on Pickton. They will examine whether proper policies and protocols were followed during the incident. The agency acknowledges the profound impact Pickton’s offenses have had on British Columbia and the country as a whole, particularly on indigenous communities, victims, and their families.