Canada · Executions

Man hanged, possibly wrongfully, for the murder of a teenage tourist

February 10, 1956 Montreal, Quebec Wilbert Coffin (pictured) is hanged for the murder of an American tourist Eugene Lindsay, his 17-year-old son Richard, and 20-year-old family friend Frederick Claar traveled from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania to the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec to hunt bears. They departed on June 5, 1953 and were last seen on June 10,… Continue reading Man hanged, possibly wrongfully, for the murder of a teenage tourist

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Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother

December 7, 1869 Goderich, Ontario Nicholas Melady (alt. spelling: Mellady) is hanged for the murder of his father and step mother On June 19, 1868, the bodies of Nicholas Melady Sr. and his wife Ellen were found murdered in their bed. The date of their deaths was estimated to have been nearly two weeks before… Continue reading Last man publicly hanged in Canada, executed for killing of father, brutal murder of stepmother

Canada · Female Killers

Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

August 18, 2003 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Zachary Turner (1) is drugged by his mother and strapped to her chest before she jumps into the Atlantic Ocean Zachary's mother, Shirley Jane Turner, was a suspect in the murder of Zachary's father, Andrew David Bagby, at the time of the murder-suicide. Bagby had… Continue reading Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

Canada · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

August 15, 1967 Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Victor Ernest Hoffman murders nine members of the Peterson family in a random attack Hoffman had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was released from a mental health facility — where he was given electric shock therapy and medication — a few weeks before the murders. Hoffman claimed during… Continue reading Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

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Man kills sports anchor because he believed television station was broadcasting messages into his head

August 1, 1995 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Jeffrey Arenburg, convinced the television station CJOH was broadcasting messages into his head, shoots and kills sports anchor Brian Smith as he exits the building Three years before the murder, Arenburg had physically assaulted a radio station manager in Nova Scotia, also for supposedly sending broadcasts into his head.… Continue reading Man kills sports anchor because he believed television station was broadcasting messages into his head