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Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
65 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Renfrew County Rampage: Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam
Episode 180 - On September 22, 2015, in Renfrew County, Ontario, 66-year-old Carol Culleton was murdered in her home by her one-time handyman. The man, who’d become obsessed with the recent widow before killing her, then stole Culleton’s car and drove to the home of an ex-girlfriend, Anastasia Kuzyk, 36, and shot Anastasia there with a shotgun as her sister fled the home. However, the killer was not done settling the scores he had cooked up in his head and then drove to the home of another ex-girlfriend, Nathalie Warmerdam, 48. As Nathalie’s son ran from their home, in fear of his life, he heard the gunshot that ended his mother’s life. The killer, Basil Borutski, 58, a former millwright, then fled, and a brief search ensued that ended in Borutski being taken into police custody. Later on, in a 5-hour long taped police interview, the killer admitted to what he’d done, laying the blame for his spree squarely on his victims.Sources: Ontario Provincial Police - What we do Borutski’s history from 1977 to 2011 - Infogram Borutski’s history with Kuzyk and Warmerdam - Infogram Borutski’s history with Culleton - Infogram Murder Sites — Driving Route YouTube - Basil Borutski full police interview YouTube - Basil Borutski and the Wilno Murders: Circle of Fear - The Fifth Estate YouTube - Secrets of… Why Didn’t We Know? Basil Borutski & The Wilno Murders (podcast) - the fifth estate Marchers say Basil Borutski guilty verdict was too little, too late | CBC News What the courts knew about Basil Borutski before he murdered 3 women | CBC News Search: Basil Borutski — Newspapers.com Basil Borutski | News, Videos & Articles — GlobalNews TOPIC: BASIL BORUTSKI TRIAL — CBC.ca R. v. Borutski, 2011 ONSC 3536 (CanLII) Borutski v. Borutski, 2011 ONSC 7099 (CanLII) R. v. Borutski, 2017 ONSC 7748 (CanLII) R. v. Basil Borutski, 2017 ONSC 7762 (CanLII) The Meaning of Life: A Study of the Use of Parole Ineligibility for Murder Sentencing | CanLII BBC Partners — Outlook: Singing for my murdered sister helps me heal Ending Violence Association of Canada Psychology Today — Dark TriadSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Tragedy in the Amazon: The Ayahuasca Murders
Episode 179 - On April 19, 2018, in the village of Victoria Gracia, a community close to Pucallpa in Peru’s central Amazon region of Ucayali, a man got off his motorcycle. He walked toward the home of Olivia Arevalo Lomas, an 81-year-old shaman and respected elder in her community. The man was irate over a debt owed to him by the woman’s son. After firing a warning shot that drew a crowd of neighbours, the elderly healer came out of her house. After a bit of yelling back and forth, the man gunned the woman down with two shots from his pistol, killing her in broad daylight. The man, later identified as Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old British Columbian in Peru as an Ayahuasca researcher, was pursued by villagers who publicly lynched him. A cellphone recorded his killing, and the user later posted the video to Facebook. Woodroffe’s body was buried in a shallow grave. Two Peruvian men were later arrested for Woodroffe’s slaying. What led this man, known to his friends as a gentle, helpful soul, to such a brutal crime?Sources:[Descent into darkness | CBC News][Blurred Vision: A Shaman’s Murder Exposes the Dark Side of Ayahuasca][The Cull of Personality Ebook - Kevin Tucker — Black and Green Press]https://retreat.guru[Preparing for Ayahuasca Ceremony - The Uncensored Guide][Ayahuasca, dimethyltryptamine, and psychosis: a systematic review of human studies][Sebastian Woodroffe — YouTube Channel][Sebastian Woodroffe — Facebook][Improving On Addiction Help | Indiegogo — Sebastian Woodroffe][Sebastian Woodroffe - VICE][Global News — SEARCH: Sebastian Woodroffe][Sebastian Woodroffe video | CBC.ca][YouTube — Murder investigation in the jungle - The Fifth Estate][Hallucinogenic Plants and Their Use in Traditional Societies - An Overview | Cultural Survival][(PDF) 📄 The Consumption of Psychoactive Plants in Ancient Global and Anatolian Cultures During Religious Rituals: The Roots of the Eruption of Mythological Figures and Common Symbols in Religions and Myths][Ayahuasca Retreat Peru, Traditional Retreat Center in the Amazon of Peru][Tragedy in Pucallpa: the Death of Maestra Olivia Arévalo - Temple of the Way of Light][Peruvian mob kills Canadian man accused of killing respected shaman | Daily Mail Online][Terence McKenna - Self Transforming Elf Machines - YouTube][“Machine Elves” or “DMT Elves”: A Spirit World Journey | DoubleBlind Mag][Canadian lynched in Peru after being accused of shaman’s death | Peru | The Guardian][All evidence shows B.C. man lynched in Peru had shot and killed Indigenous healer: prosecutor | CBC News][Woodroffe remembered by neighbours as ‘spiritual, loving, kind and polite’ – Comox Valley Record][Briton Unais Gomes killed by Canadian Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens in Peru | Daily Mail Online][The Canadian Man Who Killed a British Guy at an Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru Speaks Out]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
The Quebec City Mosque Massacre & Islamophobia in Canada
Episode 178: On the evening of January 29, 2017, a young man, armed with a pistol and a rifle concealed inside a guitar case, entered the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of the historic city. Just over 40 people were inside the mosque at the time. Just before 8:00 pm, the man entered the prayer hall and began firing and, within two minutes, had killed 6 and seriously injured 5 other worshippers. After the shootings, the killer walked out of the building, hopped into his car and drove off. Less than 20 minutes later, the perpetrator, a 27-year-old, Canadian-born student of anthropology and political science at Laval University, surrendered to police, admitting he was the shooter. The motive? Islamophobia.Sources:[CCIQ – Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec]R. c. Bissonnette, 2019 QCCS 354 (CanLII), < [https://canlii.ca/t/j1672] >Bissonnette c. R., 2020 QCCA 1585 (CanLII), < [https://canlii.ca/t/jbth0] >[YouTube - Alexandre Bissonnette’s interrogation (en Français)][YouTube - Alexandre Bissonnette’s FULL interrogation (en Français) 3 hour 8 minute][YouTube - La déclaration des parents d’Alexandre Bissonnette][Les parents d’Alexandre Bissonnette jugent sa peine très sévère | Radio-Canada.ca][Alexandre Bissonnette’s parents speak out about their son | Global News][Open Letter From Raymond Bissonnette | Murder | Criminal Justice][‘I had to do something’: Mosque shooter said he acted to prevent terrorism | Montreal Gazette][Remembering the Québec City mosque attack: Islamophobia and Canada’s national amnesia][Court reduces sentence for Quebec City mosque attacker | Courts News | Al Jazeera][Alexandre Bissonnette: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com]https://twitter.com/justintrudeau/status/825438460265762816?lang=en[Alexandre Bissonnette’s parents ask Prime Minister to stop calling their son a terrorist | CTV News][Islamophobia.org][Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West][Islamophobia in Canada - Wikipedia][Read Fear of a Muslim Planet Online by Arsalan Iftikhar | Books][Cyber Racism and Community Resilience: Strategies For Combating Online Race Hate | Scribd][Naming The Gunman Glorifies His Crimes, Not Naming Him Could Undermine The Truth : NPR Public Editor : NPR][NO NOTORIETY]()[What is the government doing about Islamophobia in Canada? Here’s what we know - National | Globalnews.ca][Pourquoi les peines consécutives font-elles débat? | Radio-Canada.ca][Quebec City mosque shooting - Wikipedia][London, Ontario truck attack - Wikipedia]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Jacques Cartier Bridge Murders: Chantal Dupont and Maurice Marcil
Episode 177: On July 3, 1979, a pair of typical Montreal teenagers, Chantal Dupont, 15 and her friend, Maurice Marcil, 14, went missing as they walked home from a concert. Their loved ones had no idea what had happened to them. A week later they heard the news they dreaded. The bodies of Chantal and Maurice were discovered in different spots along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The details of how the pair ended up in the water and the events leading up to their murders are horrifying.Sources:R. v. Guerin, 1984 CanLII 3533 (QC CA), <https://canlii.ca/t/gccd1>R. c. Guérin, 1987 CanLII 1063 (QC CA), < [https://canlii.ca/t/1sth2] >[PressReader.com - Normand Guérin et Gilles Pimparé][PressReader.com - Bridge Murders Timeline][Pillar 111 – The 1979 murders of Maurice Marcil and Chantal Dupont | WHO KILLED THERESA?][The Bridge Murders – To Err is Human, to Forgive, Divine – Crime Website][La force du pardon | Michèle Ouimet | La Presse - Archived][La Rage | Michèle Ouimet | La Presse - Archived][L’innocence perdue | Michèle Ouimet | La Presse - Archived][Le deuil | La Presse | Michèle Ouimet | La Presse][Même après 38 ans, le meurtrier Gilles Pimparé restera en prison | Radio-Canada.ca][Le Pardon (film) — Wikipédia][Dossier de presse][Dupont (Chantal) - La Mémoire du Québec][La force du pardon - La Presse+][Montreal killer asks for parole for the sixth time][L’un des pires criminels du Québec veut sa liberté | TVA Nouvelles][Pimparé «est encore dangereux», selon le frère d’une victime | TVA Nouvelles][Dossier de presse - *Ces parents qui ont pardonné l’impardonnable*][Coolopolis: The unspeakably horrific Jacques Cartier Bridge murders][Le pont du suicide Jacques-Cartier - Blogue de Montréal hanté][Le Pardon de Denis Boivin – Voyage à travers le Québec][Ideomotor phenomenon - Wikipedia]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
71 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
AWAY GAME: The Defeo Family Murders - Horror in Amityville
Episode 176: On the night of November 13, 1974, In the sleepy community of Amityville on the coast of Long Island, New York, a 23-year-old man named Ronald (Butch) DeFeo Jr. came running into a local bar. He was distraught and claiming his whole family, his mother and father and 4 siblings, had been murdered in their home, a large Dutch Colonial house located at 112 Ocean Avenue. However, it was later determined it was Butch himself who’d annihilated his family. A year later, Butch was convicted on six counts of second-degree murder and received an equal number of sentences of 25 years to life in prison for slaughtering his family as they slept. A month after Butch DeFeo’s conviction, the Lutz family, Kathy, George and their three kids moved into the property having purchased it for a steal, $80,000. But, after only 28 days in the house, the Lutz family fled. They claimed they’d been chased out by relentless psychic torture inflicted on them by some unseen presence; they thought demonic, who’d made life in the house impossible. A 1977 book on the case by author Jay Anson titled The Amityville Horror, and subsequent film in 1979 introduced the story to an international audience and has become one of the most well-known, most covered and at the same time, controversial tales of hauntings and demonic possession in history.Sources:[The Amityville Horror Website: Hosted By George Lutz - ARCHIVED][The Amityville Murders—The Story Behind the Haunted House and Murders - ARHIVED][The Real Amityville Horror: The Tragic Murder of the Ronald De Feo Family - ARCHIVED][The Amityville Files - America’s Most Famous Haunted House Controversy][Ronald DeFeo: The Original 911 Call Transcripts of the Murders][The Real ‘Amityville Horror’: Chilling Facts About the Crime and Haunted House - Biography][Slain Family Drugged, Police on L:I..Report - The New York Times][Ronald DeFeo - Murders, Movie & Family - Biography][Reel or Real? The Truth Behind Two Hollywood Ghost Stories | Skeptical Inquirer][Inside the ‘Amityville Horror’ house today, Long Island’s most notorious mansion - New York Post][Morgan Knudsen - Entityseeker Paranormal Research & Teachings]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Creepy Creatures and Canadian Cryptids
Episode 175: Like any other region, Canada has its share of stories of fantastical creatures that may or may not exist. Dark Poutine has covered a few of them. In episode 25 we learned of Swift Runner, believed to be possessed by the cannibalistic spirit known as Wendigo, we talked about, Ogopogo, the giant serpent in Okanagan Lake in episode 113 and of course, in episode 131 we gave you a primer on Sasquatch aka Bigfoot in Western Canada and the USA. In this episode, you will learn about some of Canada’s lesser-known cryptids, The Loup-Garou, The Thunderbird, The Toronto Tunnel Monster and The Giant Spider Bat. Source:[Loup-Garou | The Canadian Encyclopedia][The Werewolf of Quebec City — CANADIANA][Le loup-garou du Kamouraska (1766-1767) – Patrimoine, Histoire et Multimédia][Les Loups-Garous du Québec – Werewolves of Quebec | Julian Peters comics][Thunderbird | New Cryptozoology Wiki | Fandom][Thunderbird: a symbol of power, strength and nobility - Ecstatic Trance Postures][Thunderbird- A Canadian Legend][Toronto Tunnel Monster | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom][The Toronto Tunnel Monster | Cryptozoology News Articles & Investigations][Toronto Urban Legends: The Real Toronto Underground][Strange Encounters with Bizarre Tunnel-Dwelling Monsters | Mysterious Universe][A guide to the secret tunnels hidden beneath Toronto][Little people (mythology) - Wikipedia][What Lies Beneath: Toronto and The Tunnel Monster of Cabbagetown][ParaResearchers Of Ontario - Toronto Tunnel Monster][The Creepy Cabbagetown Monster Lurking in Toronto’s Underground][Cryptids of Canada and Other Toronto Urban Legends We Bet You Didn’t Know About - Mary-am Suites][C.H.U.D. (1984) - IMDb][Myths & Monsters - DIBAAJIMOWIN][memegwesi (na) | The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary][Mysteries of Canada – Canada History and Mysteries][Stranger Things: Four-in-Five Canadians believe][Giant Canadian Spiderbat | Cryptid Wiki | Fandom][North American House Hippo - YouTube]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
68 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Stopwatch Gang
Episode 174 - Between 1974 and 1980, a group of three mask-wearing Canadian outlaws named Stephen Reid, Patrick (Paddy) Mitchell, and Lionel Wright, in well-planned, precisely timed and carefully executed heists, robbed at least 140 banks and armoured cars in Canada and the United States making off with a total of more than $15 million in cash, gold and other valuables.Sources:[The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang | The Atavist Magazine][Stephen Reid fonds - Search Research Collections][Inside Time by Jason Young - NFB][Paddy Mitchell’s Blog - A blog behind bars][Read This Bank Robber’s Life Online by Patrick Mitchell | Books - Scribd.com][The Stopwatch Gang: notorious bank robber, celebrated author dies – RCI | English][Lionel Wright | Today in Ottawa’s History][Stephen Reid - ABC BookWorld][Obituary: Stephen Reid - Ottawa Citizen][Stephen Reid’s 10 toughest prisons in North America]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
La Train d’Enfer - The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster
Episode 173 - On July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, an unattended 73-car freight train carrying crude oil rolled down a grade and derailed downtown, multiple tank cars exploded, resulting in a massive fire. More than 30 buildings in the town's core were destroyed, and, sadly, forty-seven people lost their lives.Sources:[Ville Lac-Mégantic - Une ville à coeur ouvert][Déraillement mortel d’un train à Lac-Mégantic - Ville Lac-Mégantic][Balado Découverte - Le Marcheur d’étoiles | Circuit touristique de Lac-Mégantic][Cinq clés pour comprendre la tragédie de Lac-Mégantic | Radio-Canada.ca][10 of Canada’s worst train accidents - Macleans.ca][Firefighter watched ghost train barrel past him moments before Lac-Mégantic derailment | CBC News][Rail at center of Quebec town tragedy and heart of its recovery | Reuters][Lac-Megantic’s resilience tested after ‘le train d’enfer’ - CentralMaine.com][Summary of Railway Investigation Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada][Railway Investigation Full Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada][Lac-Mégantic MMA Train Accident - 6 July 2013 - YouTube][Audio: Train engineer and railway company talk as Lac-Mégantic burns - The Globe and Mail][Lac-Mégantic engineer Thomas Harding’s firing ruled illegal - Montreal | Globalnews.ca][YouTube - Angry Lac Megantic residents seek answers - Global News][YouTube - Lac-Mégantic News Conference - Investigation Report Release][YouTube - Lac-Mégantic engineer calls released][YouTube - Tragédie Lac Mégantic - Pierre Duquet][YouTube - Incendie à Lac-Mégantic - username Nitrof Taz][Wayback Machine - Montreal Gazette - Lives lost: Remembering Lac-Mégantic’s victims][Global News Search - Lac-Mégantic][Lac-Mégantic rail disaster - Wikipedia]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
72 minutes | May 31, 2021
Prohibition: Canadian Rum Runners & Bootleggers
Episode 172 - To curtail social ills like alcoholism, family violence, and other unsavoury behaviours, religious and puritanical proponents of the Temperance Movement demonized alcohol throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. After numerous U.S. states had become ‘dry’ outlawing the production and sale of alcohol in the years prior, in 1919, the United States ratified the 18th amendment to their constitution, which banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the country’s borders. As hoarded supplies quickly began to run dry over the next ten years, Americans looked outside their borders to keep the liquor flowing into the country. Scores of Canadians stepped up, flouting the laws to move alcohol across the 49th parallel. Many were entrepreneurs with a daredevil spirit, a means of transportation and a desire to make a quick buck, but others were psychopathic, dangerous, mob-connected killers. We’ll talk about a couple of them here. Mike Browne's new book, MURDER, MADNESS, AND MAYHEM: Twenty-Five Tales of True Crime and Dark History, is available this November from Harper Collins Canada! You can pre-order your copy now: https://bit.ly/3oSnKXSSources:[Prohibition: An Interactive History – Mob Museum][Women Led the Temperance Charge – Prohibition: An Interactive History][Captain Jack Randell][Captain Jack Randell - Classic Sailboats][The Sinking of The I’m Alone][Heaving To Is a Valuable Skill for All Sailors][Story of the I’m Alone | Decora-chan | Prince Edward Island][Ernest Hemingway - Biographical - NobelPrize.org][The Whisky King - Trevor Cole - eBook][Molls of a mobster | Maclean’s | OCTOBER 5, 1987][Biography – STARKMAN, BESHA (Tobin)]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | May 24, 2021
Tangled Web: The Shootings of Alfred and Rosemary Podgis
Episode 171 - Rosemary Podgis, 56, and her husband Alfred, 58, were found in a Pennsylvania Ravine. They had been fatally shot in their Loch Arbour, New Jersey home over the Fourth of July weekend in 1982. The apparent perpetrators arrested by police 5 days later were two 18-year-olds: Scott Robert Franz, Rosemary’s son from a previous marriage, and Scott’s Canadian friend Bruce Anthony Curtis, who had been Scott’s classmate at King’s Edgehill private school in Nova Scotia where the pair had just graduated. The events leading up to the deaths of Rosemary and Alfred Podgis would be extremely important in establishing what led two teens, both with promising futures ahead of them, to kill Scott Franz’s mother and stepfather. Was it cold-blooded murder or, as Bruce would later claim, a tragic accident caused by a faulty firearm?Sources:[Blood Knot: The Trial and Conviction of Bruce Curtis by David Hayes][State v. Curtis :: 1984 :: New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division :: Justia][Two 18-year-olds, one from Nova Scotia, were held today… - UPI Archives][A disputed killing in New Jersey | Maclean’s | APRIL 16, 1984][Curtis’s long trip home | Maclean’s | MARCH 7, 1988][National Film Board of Canada - Journey Into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story][Dalhousie - The Gazette - Volume 117, Number 22 - February 21, 1985][Canadians Mount Campaign To Obtain Man in New Jersey Prison][YouTube - Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story - 1992 NBC Sunday Night Movie][Crime-Sep-24-1989-947717 | NewspaperArchive][Scott Franz’s Home - GoogleMaps][Bruce Curtis and Scott Franz case - MemoryNS][Shootings of Alfred and Rosemary Podgis - Wikipedia]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
70 minutes | May 17, 2021
Slippery as an Eel: The Tale of Ernest Cashel
Episode 170 - In November of 1902, a rancher named Issac Belt from Haynes Creek near Red Deer, Alberta, had gone missing. Investigating officers had gone to Belt’s ranch to question a young man calling himself Bert Ellsworth, who was suspected of horse theft, who had been lending a hand there. That young man and Belt were both missing. Police discovered the man claiming to be Ellsworth at a camp on the outskirts of Calgary. Some of Belt’s personal belongings were in Cashel's possession, and Cashel was wearing Issac's clothes. In reality, his name was Ernest Cashel, a 21-year-old American. He was on the run from U.S. and Canadian authorities for forgery and other crimes, including escaping from custody several times. Cashel was arrested and charged with theft and later charged with Isaac Belt’s murder, convicted and sentenced to hang. Cashel escaped one last time, only days before he was to be executed, and was on the run for more than a month before being recaptured and sent to see his maker via the hangman.Sources:[The Case of Ernest Cashel | Maclean’s | December 1st 1930][Ernest Cashel - Wikipedia][2 Feb 1904, Page 1 - Vancouver Daily World at Newspapers.com][Ernest Cashel Hanged at Calgary - Newspapers.com][Scoundrels and Scallywags: Characters from Alberta’s Past by Brian Brennan][The Pursuit of Ernest Cashel by MJ Malcolm][14 Dec 1929, 39 - The Province at Newspapers.com][Ernest Cashel Hanged - page 3 - Newspapers.com][Hanged - Edmonton Journal (archived)][Ernest Cashel on way to trial, Calgary, Alberta - Photo][Ernest Cashel Story - Glenbow.org - January 30 - February 5][Biography – NOLAN, PATRICK JAMES – Volume XIV (1911-1920)]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | May 10, 2021
Worst Case Scenario: The Murders of Chloe and Aubrey Berry (BC)
Episode 169: On the evening of Christmas Day in 2017, upon gaining access to an Oak Bay, British Columbia apartment, police discovered a bloody crime scene. In the suite were the bodies of six-year-old Chloe Berry and her four-year-old sister, Aubrey Berry. They had been murdered in their beds. First responders also discovered Andrew Berry, Chloe and Aubrey’s father, naked, seriously injured and bleeding in the apartment's bathtub. He had penetrating injuries to his left chest and throat. First responders took Andrew by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. He’d eventually have a rather tall tale to tell about what had taken place that day.Sources:R. v Berry, 2019 BCSC 2362 (CanLII), < [https://canlii.ca/t/j5tr8]>[Global News - SEARCH - Andrew Berry][Oak Bay News - SEARCH - Andrew Berry][Search Results | Times Colonist - Andrew Berry][Oak Bay Police Note - Twitter][Photo exhibits from Andrew Berry murder trial - BC | Globalnews.ca][Mom of slain Oak Bay sisters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act | Globalnews.ca][Chloe & Aubrey Berry Bursary Fund - Victoria Foundation]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | May 3, 2021
The Murder of Nadine Anne Taylor
Episode 168 - On the evening of July 28, 2010, Nadine Anne Taylor, a 29-year-old woman in Halifax, Nova Scotia, left the Convoy Avenue apartment in Fairview she shared with her boyfriend, Gene. Nadine, who did not have a telephone, told Gene she needed to make a call, left her home and walked a nearby payphone to make a call. She was never seen alive again. Sources and Further Reading:[CANADA - Canada - Nadine Taylor, 29, Halifax NS, 28 July 2010][Police locate human remains | Halifax]R. v. Laffin, 2013 NSSC 135 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/fx9dc] >R. v. Laffin, 2013 NSSC 136 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/fxb17] >[Global News SEARCH: Steven Elliot Laffin][Steven Laffin | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers][Obituary of Nadine Anne Taylor | J Albert Funeral Home][Fears grow for missing Halifax woman | CBC News][Fact Sheet - Prostitution Criminal Law Reform: Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act][Stepping Stone Nova Scotia | Sex Worker Support][51 Weyburn Road - Dartmouth, NS - Google Maps][Luminol - Wikipedia][R.I.P Nadine Taylor - Facebook Group]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
72 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Did They Get it Right? The Rafay Family Murders
Episode 167: On July 13, 1994, just after 2:00 am, police responded to a 911 call from Sebastian Burns, 18. Sebastian and his friend, Atif Rafay, also 18, claimed they had discovered ‘some kind of break in’ and multiple deaths at Atif’s family home in Bellevue, Washington. A bloody crime scene awaited the first responders. All three of the victims, Tariq and Sultana, Atif’s parents and his sister, Basma, had been bludgeoned to death. Right away, something felt off to the Bellevue Police, who focused their attention on the pair of young men who’d reported the crime. But did they get it right?Sources:United States of America v. Burns, 1997 CanLII 3271 (BC CA), <https://canlii.ca/t/1dzl0>United States v. Burns, 2001 SCC 7 (CanLII),  1 SCR 283, <https://canlii.ca/t/523r>[168 Wn. App. 734, STATE V. RAFAY][Rafay Burns Appeal Site][Sebastian Burns 911 Call - YouTube][On the Margins of Freedom | The Walrus]()[Written In Blood - CBS News][Confessions of Murder ; Exposing the False Confessions Created from the Mr. Big Stings by Alan R. Warren | eBooks - Scribd][The wrongful convictions of Sebastian Burns and … - En Vero][Give Them Enough Rope - Shawn Blore][YouTube - Sebastian Burns Pre-Sentence Statement Part 1 of 6]https://fuqrafiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/WMFuqraWash.pdfSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Hate Crime: The Murder of Aaron Webster
In the early morning hours of November 17, 2001, officers from the Vancouver Police were dispatched to the Second Beach area of Stanley Park. Several callers to 911 indicated that there had been some kind of altercation and a group of man had badly beaten another man. Two VPD constables arrived at the Second Beach parking lot within minutes of being called to find a distraught man frantically providing CPR to a bloodied man on the ground. The man on the ground was naked except for socks and shoes. Police assessed the man’s condition and immediately called for an ambulance. The paramedics from the BC Ambulance Service arrived quickly, but determined that it was too late. Aaron Zane Donald Webster, 42-year-old and a member of Vancouver’s gay community, was dead. He had been brutally beaten with a blunt instrument and his killers had skittered off into the night leaving Aaron to die. Aaron’s death would be come to be recognized as Canada’s most well-known and notorious cases of ‘gay bashing’. Guest Host: Mathew Stockton (Steve the dog's dad) Sources:R. v. J.S., 2003 BCPC 442 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1g7d2>R. v. A.C., 2003 BCPC 508 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1hd4j>R. v. Cran and Rao, 2004 BCSC 1635 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1jfdp>R. v. Cran, 2005 BCSC 171 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1jr5n>R. v. J.S., 2005 BCPC 556 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1m420>R. v. Cran, 2006 BCCA 464 (CanLII), <https://canlii.ca/t/1ps4p>[Wright, N. (2011). Murder in the park : civic identity-making and space in Vancouver. University of British Columbia.][Aaron Webster | Xtra Magazine][The murder that changed us | Xtra Magazine][Ten Years After Aaron Webster’s Death, What’s Changed? | The Tyee][Stanley Park Rawlings Trail, Gay Vancouver Cruising Areas][Stanley Park | City of Vancouver][Search - Aaron Webster - 2001 - Newspapers.com][Aaron Webster - CHF BC][Aaron Webster Housing Co-operative – Original Site – Community Land Trust][QMUNITY — BC’s Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre][Pflag Canada]Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Dark Poutine Returns April 19 2021
It’s 2021. It’s been a hell of a year and Dark Poutine is still ticking along. That said, I need a quick break for my sanity and to do some behind the scenes work to freshen up some of the elements the show. Dark Poutine will be returning on April 19, 2021, with the same level of careful research and compassionate, personal story telling with new guest hosts, a shiny new logo and some new music. See you in a month, so until then, don’t forget to be a good egg and not a bad apple.Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Frenzy: The Killing of Traci Lynch (PE)
Episode 165: On the afternoon of July 24, 2015, RCMP were called by the residents of 192 Pleasant Grove Road, outside of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island. They said that the night before there had been a fight between a man, Joel Lawrence Clow, 46, and a woman, Clow’s 40-year-old on an off again girlfriend and mother of one, Traci Lynn Lynch. Responding officers knew they would be investigating a domestic dispute, they’d dealt with Traci and Joel before. Things became more serious when cops discovered Traci, deceased on Clow’s property.Sources: R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 9 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/h4g38 >R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 10 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/h4g39 >R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 12 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/h5jd3>R v Clow, 2019 PECA 5 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/hxmb0 > Trial - Day 1 Trial - Day 2 Trial - Day 3 Trial - Delay Trial - Day 4 Trial - Day 5 Trial - Day 6 Trial - Day 7 Trial - Day 7b Trial - Day 8 How This P.E.I. Program Helps Women Take Back Control After Leaving Abusive Relationships | CBC News | Ethical Editor Belvedere Funeral Home - Traci Lynch Obituary Clow / Lynch Timeline - CBC Why People Stay - The Hotline Ending Violence Association of Canada Domestic Violence and Abuse - HelpGuide.orgSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
On the Run: Triple Murderer Kevin Louis Vermette
Episode 164: On July 12, 1997, in the town of Kitimat, British Columbia, after months of tension, tempers boiled over, and a violent altercation took place between a mad man and four young men. Three of the men, Michael Mauro and Mark Teves, both 20 and 21-year-old David Nunes were dead, and another, 20-year-old Donny Oliveira, was barely clinging to life after a local man named Kevin Louis Vermette allegedly blasted away at the group with a sawed-off shotgun before disappearing into the brush. He is still on the loose almost 24 years later. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: Suspected BC murderer: Vermette still on the loose | Dawson Creek Mirror $25,000 reward in Kitimat triple murder cold case set to expire | Globalnews.ca Wanted by the RCMP: Kevin Louis Vermette | Royal Canadian Mounted Police B.C. town rescinds $25,000 reward for info on 1997 triple-murder. Some donors want their money back | National Post A hockey game gets rowdy, and other Kitimat police files this week – Kitimat Northern Sentinel Wanted man who fled B.C. city 16 years ago may be alive: RCMP - The Globe and Mail Experienced outdoorsman flees into forest after killing 3 young adults and injuring another with a shotgun. Police believe he may still be alive. : UnresolvedMysteries Fifteen years on, the questions remain – Terrace Standard America’s Most Wanted Fans - Kevin Vermette KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC) Wanted by the RCMP - Kevin Louis VERMETTE CANADA’S MOST WANTED: These killers are on the run; have you seen them? | Toronto Sun America’s Most Wanted - Season 22 Episode 32: May 23, 2009 - Metacritic Community Profile - District of Kitimat Unsolved Mysteries - Board With Everything amw.com | Kevin Vermette - FugitiveSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Twice Hanged: The Life and Crimes of Bennie Swim
Episode 163: In New Brunswick, in the fall of 1922 a convicted double murderer named Bennie Swim was hanged for the murder of the woman he loved, his first cousin Olive and her husband, Harvey Trenholm. Bennie didn’t die the first time, so the authorities hanged him again. Co-host: Carol BrownePromo: MurderishSources: The Ballad of Benny Swim (original) - Mike Q - YouTube Hanged Twice_Benny Swim Bennie Swim | Cases | Crime and Punishment | Projects | Faculty of Arts | UNB ExecutedToday.com » 1922: Benny Swim, “dead as a door-nail” (or not) The Carleton County Man Who Was Hung Twice ”Benny Swim” Benny “Bennie” Swim (1899-1922) - Find A Grave Memorial The Life of a Screw - Douglas E. Arch Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada: Poplak, Lorna HistoricPlaces.ca - HistoricPlaces.ca Harvey Dixon Trenholm (1883-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree Olive M (Swim) Trenholm (1905-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree Benny Swim (1899-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree William Guy Carr - Wikipedia This Week in New Brunswick History http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/canada.htmlSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Death on the 505: The Shooting of Sammy Yatim
Episode 162: In July of 2013, on a busy summer night in downtown Toronto, police received several calls about a man on a streetcar brandishing a knife and threatening passengers and the transit operator. After an encounter with police lasting only 50 seconds, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim had been shot nine times and later died from his wounds. As videos of the incident surfaced, many people were outraged, claiming that the police had used excessive force and calling for the head of the officer who had pulled the trigger.Co-host: Carol BrownePromo: Ignorance Was BlissSources:Global News | Search - Sammy YatimToronto Police shoot Sammy Yatim on TTC streetcar - Markus Grupp YouTubeEnhanced audio/video - Shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto Police Const. Forcillo on July 27, 2013 - YouTubeTTC surveillance camera 1 - YouTubeTTC surveillance camera 2 - YouTubeTTC surveillance camera 3 - YouTubeTTC surveillance camera 4 - YouTubeThe Killing of Sammy Yatim | Toronto LifeSammy’s Fight Back for Justice - Home | FacebookShooting of Sammy Yatim - WikipediaSpecial Investigations Unit — News ReleaseJames Forcillo bail decision | Bail | AppealReasons for the sentence of James Forcillo | Murder | Crime & ViolenceJames Forcillo parole decision | Parole | Probation OfficerPolice Encounters With People in Crisis 2014 | Emergency Department | Mental HealthSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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