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Title: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 19, 2011, 10:06:22 AM
20 year old, who was "normal" - serial killer./ How often do we hear that?/jb

Who is Cody Alan Legebokoff? Accused killer seemed like a “perfectly normal” young man.

 

 By Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun October 18, 2011

Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21, of Prince George, has been charged with three counts of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23. Legebokoff was arrested this past Friday at the Prince George Regional Correctional Center where he is currently awaiting trial in the November 2010 homicide of 15 year old Loren Donn Leslie from Fraser Lake, B.C.

Photograph by: Handout, RCMP


He has been charged with four murders, but by all appearances 21-year-old Cody Alan Legebokoff was a “perfectly normal” young man.

Legebokoff grew up hunting for grouse and fishing for trout in Fort St. James, a small town about 100 km northwest of Prince George.

“He had a good upbringing — everything was perfect,” said Legebokoff’s grandfather Roy Goodwin. “I hunted with him. I fished with him. We did everything and he was a perfectly normal child.

“He was no different than you or I when we were younger.”

Goodwin, 79, paints a remarkably different picture of the young man police allege preyed on at least four women, killing them over a one-year period that ended with the murder of 15 year-old Loren Leslie on Nov. 27, 2010.

“The Cody that I know — that I took hunting and fishing — wouldn’t do any of that,” Goodwin said. “Everybody liked him, there wasn’t a person that had a bad thing to say about him — nobody.

Legebokoff was born and raised in Fort St. James but moved to Prince George after he graduated from Fort St. James secondary school.

Goodwin said he talked to Legebokoff’s parents on Sunday and that almost a year after his initial arrest, they are still coming to terms with it. “They’re a little better now, I think,” Goodwin said. “It’s quite a shock though.”

The 6-foot-2 Legebokoff had no run-ins with the law and was in good standing with his employer, according to Prince George police.

Goodwin last saw his grandson at a big family dinner during last year’s Thanksgiving weekend.

“He drove up from Prince George, had dinner and then went back,” Goodwin said. “He had a girlfriend with him. He introduced her to me and I talked to her and that was it.

“I hardly talked to him.”

Just over a month later, Legebokoff was stopped by police and arrested near an old logging road where Leslie’s body was found.

Shortly after he was arrested, superintendent Ray LeMoigne of the Nechako Lakes School District 91 — of which Legebokoff’s high school was a part — told the Prince George Citizen, “Cody has a loving family and caring parents, siblings and a large extended family in the region. In school he was well liked by his peers and was very good at sports. He played minor hockey at all levels and belonged to the downhill ski and snowboard team.”

 “The people of Fort St. James have been dealing with shock, confusion and disbelief since Tuesday when the word came out. . . .”

At the time, LeMoigne told the Citizen he extended support to Legebokoff’s family “as they deal with each new day.”

Asked if she felt good about the latest charges, Kathleen Leslie, the grandmother of Legebokoff’s first alleged victim, said she had mixed emotions.

She said she’s glad there has been an arrest, but feels badly for his family.

mhager@postmedia.com
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 19, 2011, 10:33:05 AM
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/10/19/accused-serial-killer-was-a-totally-typical-kid


Accused serial killer was a 'totally typical kid'
 


Michael Platt, QMI Agency

 First posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 07:31 AM MDT | Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 07:34 AM MDT
 

21-year-old Cody Alan Legebokoff is charged with the murder of four B.C. women. (RCMP HANDOUT)

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Hockey, skiing, snowboards, girls and parties.
 
As a teen growing up in a small Canadian town, Cody Legebokoff could hardly have been more typical, blending in as a likeable and occasionally rowdy jock.
 
From a well-to-do family known to many in Fort St. James, B.C., Legebokoff was the kind of no-trouble kid to make a parent proud.
 
His mom Vicki posted just that on Facebook when Legebokoff graduated high school in 2008 -- one year before her boy allegedly started killing women for kicks.
 
After graduating high school, Legebokoff moved to Alberta for a spell, before returning to B.C. to a job as a heavy-duty mechanic at a Prince George shop.
 
Police say he murdered four women between 2009 and 2010, but to those who knew him, there was nothing to suggest a poisonous mind or a soul sick with murder.
 
In fact, if not for an unusual bit of driving -- and the excellent instincts of a rookie RCMP officer -- Legebokoff would have made for a very unlikely suspect.
 
As a result, RCMP nabbed a suspected killer, who'd allegedly just dumped 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie's body in the woods off the highway.
 
"This was a rookie who had a hunch -- he told me he's still not sure why -- but that hunch is what made him pull over the truck," said Loren's father, Doug Leslie.
 
Despite the accolades, RCMP can't name the heroic officer until after the case goes to court, nor can they say exactly what police found in the truck.
 
As well as Loren, a legally blind Grade 10 student with a love of art, the other victims are Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, and Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35.
 
All three were mothers with troubled lives, and police have linked them to the sex trade and high risk lifestyles.
 
The killings started in October 2009, when Legebokoff was just 19, and Leslie says police told him they haven't closed the case yet.
 
In Alberta, where Legebokoff lived and was apparently spotted again shortly before the murder of Leslie, police have been updated by their B.C. counterparts.
 
Alberta RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton said they are "aware of the criminal charges in Prince George," though she couldn't say if there are cases under review in the province.
 
Meanwhile, people living around Fort St. James are still trying to understand how an ordinary kid could have committed the crimes he is accused of -- including his own family.
 
"We're not saying anything," said his brother Ryan, before suggesting his grandpa might be more forthcoming.
 
Roy Goodwin has previously called his grandson a totally typical kid who liked hunting and fishing, who must be mentally ill if police are right.
 
Friends, including one who left an anonymous comment on a local TV station's website, say Legebokoff doesn't fit the image of a serial killer.
 
"He is a great buddy of mine, and I wouldn't hesitate for one seconde (sic) to get in a vehicle with him and go cruising," wrote "CJRM" on CPKG-TV's site.
 
"He was my two stepping partner nights we would go out dancing, I have seen him in bar fights and I have pissed that boy off a few good times, and not once had he ever shown any signs to lose his mind and kill me or anyone else."
 
-- with files from Nadia Moharib
 
michael.platt@sunmedia.ca
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Hazel Main on October 19, 2011, 05:39:33 PM
Hi Jellybean and everyone,

This case has really caught my attention for a number of reason's.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of these four young women.  This must be a horrible time for them though I suspect it must be a relief that this Legebokoff is off the streets.

I am so very impressed with the rookie cop who followed a hunch to recover Loren and catch this guy so quickly, I look forward to finding out who they are at some point after the investigation is over.  I read they are (understandably) keeping his or her name under wraps for now. 

From what I've read in the media, the forensic tests on his vehicle after they found his 15 year old victim is what tied him to her and the other three murders. The police have reason to believe he acted all alone. Despite his youth, there doesn't seem to be any reason for the investigators to suspect a mentor or partner to his crimes.  If I'm mistaken about this someone please correct me because something keeps gnawing at me;
the other three victims all look alike, were all adult women, were all mothers and it seems linked to the sex trade.  Loren did not look like these other's, nor was she an adult, a parent or from what we know a sex trade worker.  What gives? Anyone else notice this? Loren was the last killed in a year long spree, he may have been active longer and in other places which I believe the police from various towns are looking into.  Could he have switched his preferred victim base that completely?  Does anyone know of any other serial killing cases where the perpetrator changed his selection process so radically?

Thank-you.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 19, 2011, 06:04:28 PM
Perhaps these women (appearance reminded him of a relative) and the girl - the same. First it was reported that the girl met him on a dating site, then the mother reported that the girl hitchhiked. 
Can anyone clear it up? The street women did not have access to a computer according to one article.
From what I gather this young man spent time in Lethbridge Alberta, and so far our Alberta police cannot tie him in with anything here. But I feel if they dig deeper, and they will for sure, they may come up with more victims of his in this province (AB)
Here is the thing that gets me, forensics discovered evidence in his truck re: 3 missing women after one year. Amazing!!

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 19, 2011, 06:39:36 PM
The Rookie Cop definitely deserves a medal!!

I agree that his last victim was way younger than the other women, and blond rather than dark.  Maybe at first he acted more opportunistically...but his last Victim was more planned, more to where his sick fantasy life was taking him.   
If he disappeared from home for two weeks prior and up to the murder of Loren, it seems to me the urge to go follow his diabolic plan took him to his Victim.
Just my opinion....
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Concerned on October 19, 2011, 09:24:32 PM
Pictures of all four of the victims were posted with this story.


Suspected serial killer is 21
by Jennifer Zielinski - Story: 66143
Oct 17, 2011 / 1:00 pm


Photo: Contributed
Cody Legebokoff
Cody Alan Legebokoff has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.

RCMP in Prince George called a press conference Monday morning to announce a series of homicide charges in connection with an investigation dating back to 2009.

Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick says a 10 month investigation that included the unusual step of utilizing a Forensic Specialist from the United States, led police to arrest Legebokoff.

"The 21-year-old was arrested at the Prince George Regional Correction Centre, as he is currently awaiting trial in the November 2010 homicide of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie from Fraser Lake, B.C."

The three new counts of first degree murder against Ledebokoff are in connection with deaths of 35-year-old Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35-year-old Cynthia Frances Maas, and 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery.


Photo: Contributed
Jill Stuchenko
Jill Stuchenko, a mother from Prince George, was reported missing to police on October 22, 2009. Her body was found on October 26, 2009 in a gravel pit off Otway Road in the outskirts of Prince George.

Cynthia Maas, also a mother from Prince George, was reported missing by her friends on September 23, 2010. Her family was concerned because they had not heard from her over the course of several weeks. Maas' body was  found on October 9, 2010, in LC Gunn Park, a remote area of Prince George.

Natasha Montgomery was reported missing on the same day as Mass. Montgomery was originally from Quesnel but had been living in the Prince George area.


Photo: Contributed
Loren Donn Leslie
She was reported missing by her family after not contacting them for several weeks. Her body has not been recovered.

But investigative findings have resulted in a murder charge in relation to her disappearance, says Fitzpatrick.

Montgomery was also a mother.

All four were women loved by their friends and family stated Fitzpatrick.

"All four were homicide victims. As a result of Project E- PRELUDE, all four of these murdered women have been connected to a single suspect."

According to Fitzpatrick, over the course of the investigation a number of search warrants were executed at two Prince George homes associated with Legebokoff.

"The vehicle he was driving during the aftermath of Leslie's November 27, 2010 murder was also painstakingly forensically examined over the course of several weeks."


Photo: Contributed
Natasha Montgomery
The investigation is still ongoing says Fitzpatrick, and the police do need the public's help.

"It should be known that Mr. Legebokoff lived in Lethbridge, Alberta for a short time between June 2008 and August 2009."

Fitzpatrick says the police are certain there are others who have been in contact with Legebokoff or the victims and may posses information that can assist the on-going investigation.

"We are asking anyone with any information between the time period of October 2009 and November 2010 to call a special Tip Line that has been established for this case. The number 1-877-987-8477 (TIPS)."


Photo: Contributed
Cynthia Maas
After news of the charges being laid against Legebokoff, the family of Cynthia Maas released the following statement:

"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life-Ghandi"

Our family has come forward publicly to speak on behalf of Cindy and the importance of  recognizing who she was as a person and to highlight the urgency to ensure safety for all women in our society. Cindy had a right to live, to overcome her struggles, to become strong, and to be the mother she wanted to be.
   
The programs in Prince George available for struggling persons are what brought Cindy to Prince George for help. Cindy  was a social victim of disability, ethnicity, class, gender as well as suffering the greatest indignity as a victim of murder, she is a poster child for vulnerability in our society.

We would like Canada to strengthen the human rights of women, to provide policies and legislation which protect the vulnerable in our society. We are asking those in leadership to increase the funding for victims of violence, mental health and addictions.

Our family would like journalists to please refrain from highlighting gender and lifestyle descriptions  as it numbs public empathy and  detracts from  focusing on the  brutal murder, in essence it does not help  to prevent further injustices against women.

We are concerned about all the other unsolved missing and murdered women. Murders do not just harm families but our society is harmed as we forget and are numbed by senseless violence perpetrated against women portrayed as deserving of death.

Our family acknowledges society does not intend to harm the disabled through lack of opportunity, or the aboriginal through racism, or the female through classification and role distribution, but the harm is evident  as women in Canada continue to struggle.

Our family would like to see police around Canada attain the resources they need to solve these crimes as they occur. We would like to thank the investigative team from the RCMP detachment in Prince George who worked diligently and with great sensitivity to our families.

The Maas family

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story--3-.htm
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: leonagleant on October 19, 2011, 10:06:57 PM
Dear Hazel: It is not unheard of for a serial killer to target different types of victims. Look no further than Clifford Olsen who killed both boys and girls.

I think it's an unfortunate example for the grandfather to have been quoted as saying his grandson had a totally normal upbringing in that he grew up hunting and fishing. While these may be considered normal and acceptable things to do, in a budding psychopath, killing animals is probably not such a good thing to grow up doing.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Hazel Main on October 20, 2011, 06:22:06 AM
Thanks everyone for your input.  Good points all around.

JB that is really an interesting observation: about the lack of computer acces by the other three victims.  I'd be interested in finding more info on that. And yeah 1 full year, great job by the forensics team!

leonagleant
Clifford Olsen popped right into my mind right away but... he didn't focus solely on one type then switch.  He was pretty disorganized and was a sexual sadist and opportunistic.  However, switching victim types is what kept him from getting caught for so long.  Maybe Cody was thinking along those lines somewhere in that scrambled brain of his.  Any other examples that you can think of cuz this is really strange.  On hunting etc? Point taken.  I think it's great to be self sufficient in the woods and stuff but it does feed the budding psychopath doesn't it?

Jobo, I think you could be right.  Like he was building up to a "personal challenge".  His disappearing act gives one the impression he was planning Loren's murder. I also read a quote in a few articles that he had a tendency to "be in the wrong place at the wrong time" frequently.  I'm thinking that's significant.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: leonagleant on October 20, 2011, 10:00:13 AM
Hazel: I think if you read about serial killers, you will probably agree with me that they are all sexual sadists and opportunists. Even the infamous Ted Bundy who was said to have targetted women who looked alike and were generally young adults, also wound up preying on younger teens on occasion.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 20, 2011, 06:41:07 PM
I don't understand people sometimes.  Here we have his community shocked with the news that he has been charged with murder of 3 more women. 
He was already in jail since May of 2010, for the murder of Loren, and now they are shocked, and can't believe that he would kill anyone?
Where were these townsfolk in May of 2010.  Were they not shocked then? Shocked that this all around Canadian boy will murder a `15 year old legally blind girl.  It appears not!
Or was this whole thing kept hush, hush by the police. re: An arrest in Loren's murder.
These townsfolk are not adding up.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Hazel Main on October 20, 2011, 07:22:37 PM
leonagleant I respectfully disagree. The sexual sadist gets the most attention perhaps, but there is a wider world of serial killers out there than the type you describe: Kapal Nath, Beverley Gail Allitt, Michael Swango, Eileen Wournos just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Hazel Main on October 20, 2011, 08:06:45 PM
JB, I just spent close to an hour searching through news articles about Cody Legebokoff's arrest for the murder of Loren Leslie from 2010 looking for even one comment about Cody's all around good boy rep, and you seem to be right.  So far I haven't found one glowing character report about the guy from friends, family, or teachers in contrast to the last two days of coverage.  However from day one (almost) the names of Cynthia Maas and Natasha Montgomery were unofficially linked to him. So it looks as though he was a suspect in those two murders right away.  Why the townsfolk are only now expressing shock over the latest three charges is beyond me, delayed reaction?

As posted by Livvy elsewhere on this forum back in 2010
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=4197.0

Cpl. Moskaluk said investigators from Prince George working on the death of Cynthia Maas are consulting with those working on the murder of Fraser Lake area teen.

RCMP discovered the body of the 35-year-old Maas on Oct. 8 at L.C. Gunn Park in Prince George. Her death is considered a homicide.

"Nothing has been ruled out," said Cpl. Moskaluk.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20101129/PRINCEGEORGE0101/311299985/-1/princegeorge/web-update-logging-road-encounter-led-to-discovery-of-dead-teen

And here at news 250 November 29 2010, Montgomery's name is also mentioned even though a "link" could not be speculated at that time, it sure was alluded to.

Man Formally Charged in Weekend Murder
By 250 News
Monday, November 29, 2010 03:59 PM
http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/18503

<snip>

Investigators have not yet said if they believe there is any link between this tragic death and the murder of  Cynthia Maas who was found near L.C. Gunn park in Prince George in October,  or the disappearance of Natasha Montgomery who has not been seen since August of this year.

BTW while I was searching year old news, I came across this little Gem written by Loren herself and shared with the world by her dad.  Just a reminder of the gentle soul possessed by Loren:

A terrible wait’ along B.C.’s Highway of Tears
MARK HUME | Columnist profile | E-mail
VANCOUVER— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 8:36PM EST
<snip>
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mark-hume/a-terrible-wait-along-bcs-highway-of-tears/article1834869/

“She was quiet, but she listened loud,” said Mr. Leslie. “She could hear people’s feelings.”
He read at the memorial service something she’d written that summed up her belief that people need to be more tolerant and accepting of one another.

“I do hear well,” she wrote. “I hear others cutting their friends apart, saying unkind things, just to make themselves feel better. I hear people’s feelings being hurt by those ignoring them. I hear when no one speaks to me because I choose to be more considerate of others and not follow the crowd. I hear tears on people’s faces who aren’t accepted because they don’t have the right look, the right clothes, or they aren’t cool enough to be popular.”

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 21, 2011, 05:05:51 PM
A beautiful little girl. How tragic and how pathetic this murderer is.  They are cowards, who choose the vulnerable every time.
It has never been clearly stated whether she met him on a fb site, or via hitchhiking.
Since his family owned property and were once lumber barons and had employees in their mill, perhaps the town kept quiet about the first arrest, in case they lost their jobs. And now that it has REALLY COME OUT, they appear to be shocked, saddened and feel sorry for his wonderful family. Why the silence on the first arrest by the townsfolk?
One would expect those comments to come out then - not now.

That surprises me.
JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: leonagleant on October 21, 2011, 08:13:10 PM
Hazel: I stand corrected: the vast majority of serial killers who do not also happen to be female, medical murderers or cannibals are typically sexual sadists. I think the latter type is what we generally get in Canada anyway! Their victims are typically women and children. I think if we describe them for what they are we will have a better understanding of the problem. For example, why use the term "pedophile" to refer to murderous killers of children? Murdering pedophiles don't actually love children too much as the name might suggest, they sexually torture the children, just like serial killers generally sexually torture grown women.  Once you see the common thread, it isn't such a jump for Legebokoff or Bundy to attack both women and younger girls.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: shockedinpg on October 23, 2011, 05:23:05 PM
Just wanted to share a few comments from the perspective of someone who knew Cody. The first arrest was not kept hush hush and everyone who knew him was deeply shocked when he was arrested. My first thought was that there had to be some sort of mistake. While I knew it was possible that he had killed before, it is very hard to wrap my head around the fact that the guy I knew could do that. I am sure that all who knew him are feeling the same way. I think the term sociopath is best applied here. This is someone who could kill and then come to work and act as if nothing unusual had happened. I would also like to point out that there has been some misinformation that people are accepting as fact. Cody was not a mechanic and he never had any training to do so. He did not disappear leading up to Loren's murder. He went to visit his family one weekend and he was at work every day...including the Saturday of his arrest. Perhaps if he had disappeared we would have realized that there was something going on but this just came out of left field. One comment about the hunting and fishing: if this is an activity that could send someone down the path to murder then I would think that the majority of Northern BC are potential serial killlers.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on October 23, 2011, 05:36:21 PM
Shock.  Thank you for setting the record straight. 


JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 23, 2011, 05:39:12 PM
Welcome shockedinpg...I was one of the people commenting about Cody disappearing before Loren's murder....thanks for clearing that up (that is what I had read).   Same with the mechanic thing.  Thanks.

I think you are probably right, Cody is either a sociopath, or physcopath.   Most of us would never guess which one of our friends, neighbours or co-workers are walking around like they were completely normal, but hiding such dark demented secrets.   Your name is indictive of the whole thing.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: leonagleant on October 23, 2011, 05:49:33 PM
Dear Shocked: Thank you for sharing your reactions with us. I know what it is like to have a friend arrested for repeated sexual assault of strangers (though not murder), and that was shocking enough for me. It certainly does affect you your whole life and it's something you can only come to terms with over time. I think once we learn more about these types of crimes/criminals maybe we'll all have our eyes opened more and although there are usually no warning signs, there are some patterns we can try to recognize. For example, I would have thought a peeping tom was relatively non-violent type of person. I don't know if Cody had a history like this and I doubt he would admit it if he did, but finding out that people such as Shannon Moroney's husband Jason Staples (now jailed for life) and ex-Colonel Russell Williams started out by spying on women, then moved on to attacking others is something to think about take seriously if we ever come across such a thing. Another thing we know is that boys who torture neighbourhood animals should be a major red flag. But those that appear to be best workers, community leaders, sons, friends and husbands can be evil, and that's a pretty frightening thing for anyone to come to terms with.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: disturbed in quesnel on November 08, 2011, 05:27:54 PM
While I knew it was possible that he had killed before, it is very hard to wrap my head around the fact that the guy I knew could do that. I am sure that all who knew him are feeling the same way. I think the term sociopath is best applied here. This is someone who could kill and then come to work and act as if nothing unusual had happened.
  >:( >:( I'm just wondering what Cody's reaction was when friends sat around and talked about all the missing women!! I'm sure it was the talk of the town at the time... 2 women reported missing at the same time!!! If he had an ounce of humanity left he would tell the Montgomery family where Natasha is!!! :'( :'( :'(     




Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: solvy on November 16, 2011, 11:46:55 PM
Publication ban in place for Legebokoff case


By Hannah Wright - Vanderhoof Omineca Express
Published: November 16, 2011 3:00 PM
Updated: November 16, 2011 3:15 PM

A 21-year-old Fort St. James man accused with the murder of three women and one teenage girl appeared in Supreme Court Chambers in Prince George on November 9.

Cody Alan Legebokoff was initially charged with the first degree murder of 15-year-old NVSS student Loren Donn Leslie after her body was discovered Saturday, November 27, 2010 off an unused logging road between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.

Legebokoff was arrested later that night.

The three latest murder charges relate to the unsolved Prince George murder cases of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35 and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett has issued a publication ban on anything that is not presented before a jury.

The Crown has confirmed that Legebokoff’s case will go straight to trial, without a preliminary hearing.

Legebokoff will be represented by Jim Heller and Jeremy Fung.

His next court appearance is scheduled for December 5.

 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on November 17, 2011, 04:39:47 PM
If I am reading the above correctly, the public may still learn the facts, as they are presented to the jury?

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on December 11, 2011, 12:23:39 PM
http://www.ms-degree.info/tens-of-thousands-of-text-messages-linked-to-accused-serial-killer/

Tens of thousands of text messages linked to accused serial killer

Posted on October 19, 2011 by ms-degre

Tens of thousands of text messages tied to accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff – also known online as 1CountryBoy – are part of the police focus into allegations that the 21-year-old murdered four women in northern B.C., the RCMP say.
 
“Just over the course of a couple of months, there were an extraordinary number of text messages,” RCMP Inspector Brendan Fitzpatrick said Tuesday, adding the material that “caused a lot of work” for officers is part of the police investigation.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on January 16, 2012, 01:17:48 PM
Hi Jellybean and everyone,

This case has really caught my attention for a number of reason's.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of these four young women.  This must be a horrible time for them though I suspect it must be a relief that this Legebokoff is off the streets.

I am so very impressed with the rookie cop who followed a hunch to recover Loren and catch this guy so quickly, I look forward to finding out who they are at some point after the investigation is over.  I read they are (understandably) keeping his or her name under wraps for now. 

From what I've read in the media, the forensic tests on his vehicle after they found his 15 year old victim is what tied him to her and the other three murders. The police have reason to believe he acted all alone. Despite his youth, there doesn't seem to be any reason for the investigators to suspect a mentor or partner to his crimes.  If I'm mistaken about this someone please correct me because something keeps gnawing at me;
the other three victims all look alike, were all adult women, were all mothers and it seems linked to the sex trade.  Loren did not look like these other's, nor was she an adult, a parent or from what we know a sex trade worker.  What gives? Anyone else notice this? Loren was the last killed in a year long spree, he may have been active longer and in other places which I believe the police from various towns are looking into.  Could he have switched his preferred victim base that completely?  Does anyone know of any other serial killing cases where the perpetrator changed his selection process so radically?

Thank-you.

Just to let you know the other three women didn't all look alike... In fact Natasha's hair was blonde at the time... The picture posted in the paper was a old pic..... It was a good face shot is why it was used...She rarely had dark hair.... Natasha wasn't a sex trade worker either, she had a drug addiction..she had only been living in PG for 2 weeks before she was murdered, but had lived there 6 months the year prior... Appartently Cody did drugs too...... Natasha never met him through online sight either, the only one that talked to him online was Loren.... I have come across articles that suggest that Loren was a lesbian and they had mutual friends...... being legally blind was probably her vulnerabity.....I dont know for sure but I believe it was also sex crimes too, so maybe Loren being Lesbian may have a twist to it.... Cody had 3 female room mates, he must had worked around there schedules, coming home bloody... how do u hide that..... creepy.......
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on February 26, 2012, 02:39:39 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/31/alleged-b-c-serial-killers-trial-could-take-up-to-a-year/
Alleged B.C. serial killer’s trial could take up to a yearPostmedia News Oct 31, 2011 – 8:11 PM ET
RCMP

Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21
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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The trial of an accused B.C. serial killer could take up to a year to be heard, a courtroom was told Monday.
Cody Alan Legebokoff, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of three women and a blind teenage girl.
 
Crown prosecutor Lara Vizsolyi said Monday that although she estimates the trial will take six months to a year to complete, she has no estimate on when it will begin.
 
The Crown has elected to proceed by direct indictment on all four charges, which means there will be no preliminary hearing, and Legebokoff will face a single trial before a jury.
Legebokoff appeared in court in Prince George on Monday looking pale with his head shaved and wearing red prison garb.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: disturbed in quesnel on March 14, 2012, 06:31:08 PM
It's Natasha's Birthday Day today! It sure would be nice if Cody would step up and tell the Montgomery family were she is!! :'( :'(  Natasha need to be put to rest...her children need a place to go visit her!!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Annastaisha on March 14, 2012, 10:23:08 PM
jobo - he would not be classed as a psychopath as he clearly understood right from wrong, went out of his way to hide his behavior - friends and family being so shocked at his behavior shows that he had nothing that would have made people think he was mentally unbalanced.
I would agree with shocked that he is a sociopath. And there is no known treatment for sociopaths so he will always be a danger to the community.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on March 16, 2012, 07:55:20 AM
Thanks for clarification, Annastaisha....I have a hard time with sociopath and psycopath...But, I think we can agree, he belongs in jail.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Annastaisha on March 16, 2012, 08:54:56 AM
Absolutely! Lock the door and throw away the key. He will ALWAYS be a danger to society.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on March 16, 2012, 03:27:07 PM
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=5558.msg80953#msg80953

This topic Psychopaths is under general.  Psychopaths and Sociopaths share many common characteristics.

I couldn't distinguish one from the other myself.  Often they are used inter-changeably. Confusing at best. But the slight differences are pointed out in the article (if that helps lol)

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on March 20, 2012, 12:42:41 PM
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Family of Natasha Montgomery seek closure in their daughter’s death
B.C., B.C. North District
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File # 2011-431
2012-03-19 15:41 PDT
While the investigative efforts continue in preparation for the upcoming trial of Cody Legebokoff, the family of Natasha Montgomery also moves forward with their efforts for closure.

On November 27th, 2010, Cody Legebokoff was pulled over by uniformed RCMP members from Fort St James and Vanderhoof. This investigation led officers to enlist the aid of the BC Conservation Officer Service. The result of this investigation was the arrest of Mr Legebokoff for the murder of 15 year old Loren Leslie. The subsequent investigation by the E Division Major Crime Unit and the Prince George RCMP Detachment led to three more murder charges against Mr Legebokoff relating to the deaths of Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery and Cynthia Maas.  Click here to see previous news release.

On March 19, 2012, the family of Natasha Montgomery and the Sekanni Carrier Nation completed a ceremony at a residence where police believe Natasha was murdered. The ceremony was done in an effort to allow the Montgomery family to begin healing during this difficult time. Even though charges have been laid Natasha's body was never recovered. Police are requesting the public's assistance in bringing Natasha home to her family.  Click on photo for higher resolution image.
 

“While Cody Legebokoff has been charged and will be tried for the death of Natasha, we still need to know where she is in order to give her family the dignity of a proper burial”, says Cst. Lesley Smith, North District RCMP Media Relations Officer. “She was a beautiful, loving and caring person. Her family wants to bring her home. Anyone who may know where Natasha is needs to contact police”.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call the specially created Tip Line 1-877-987-8477 (TIPS).

Statement by Montgomery Family
Today we came here to pray and smudge the apartment where we lost our beloved Natasha. The loss of Natasha has had a very devastating impact on our family. It is hard enough to accept the fact she is gone, let alone not having the ability to lay her to rest. We need her back to help in our family’s healing process. We feel like we are being tormented by Cody because he is not giving her back. Her children have been emotionally scarred. As they grow older they will learn what has really happened to their mother. It’s hard to answer the questions they ask now, they know their mother has passed and that she is still missing. This is a nightmare our family is reliving on a daily basis. We wake up every morning wondering if today is the day she is found, is today the day Cody loses his power over our family! I urge the public to come forward with any tips they have small or big on Cody’s activities prior to his arrest! No information is too small; it may lead us to Natasha! Our hearts go out to the Maas family, the Leslie family and the Stuchenko family.  You are not alone in this horrifying journey we have all had to endure! No one deserves this; our loved ones didn’t deserve this! He preyed on their vulnerability!

For video of the Montgomery family’s ceremony today go to External Linkwww.sendtonews.com.

Released by

Cst. Lesley Smith

Media Relations Officer
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: (250) 561-3166
Cell: (250) 301-3521

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on March 27, 2012, 01:12:51 PM
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Change in Season Renews Police Search Efforts
B.C. North District
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File # 2011-431
2012-03-27 09:36 PDT
Investigative efforts continue in the multiple homicide investigation involving Cody Legebokoff and police are seeking the public’s assistance as spring weather and activities begin.
 

On November 27th, 2010, Cody Legebokoff was pulled over by uniformed RCMP members from Fort St James and Vanderhoof. This investigation led officers to enlist the aid of the BC Conservation Officer Service. The result of this investigation was the arrest of Mr Legebokoff for the murder of 15 year old Loren Leslie. The subsequent investigation by the E Division Major Crime Unit and the Prince George RCMP Detachment led to three more murder charges against Mr Legebokoff relating to the deaths of Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery and Cynthia Maas.
 

Last week police renewed public awareness around their continuing efforts to locate Natasha Montgomery. Her family held a healing ceremony and pleaded for information. Police are asking individuals out and about to continue to report in information.
 

RCMP have already conducted systematic searches in high priority areas and are looking to identify additional areas to search as the warmer weather conditions continue. These will include areas between Prince George, Vanderhoof and Ft St James. Three of the murdered victims were found a short distance off a gravel road which was accessed from a main roadway or highway.
 

Based on the evidence surrounding the murders of the other women, police are asking hunters, riders and all outdoor enthusiasts to keep an eye out as they head into the woods this spring. The Police are especially interested in information as it relates to side roads, logging roads, power lines and gravel pits between Prince George and Vanderhoof, as well as between Vanderhoof and Fort St James.

Police are requesting that if any remains are located that they not be disturbed in any way. Instead the person(s) should make a note of the location, or if possible obtain GPS coordinates and then provide that information immediately to police in their area.
 

Police are asking anyone with any information to call the specially created Tip Line 1-877-987-8477 (TIPS).
 

Released by

Cst. Lesley Smith

Media Relations Officer
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: (250) 561-3166

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on April 07, 2012, 02:31:01 PM
I am thinking of her family today. It is Easter, and am hopeful that her remains will be found this spring,  giving closure to her loving family.   God Bless them.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on June 14, 2012, 03:59:50 PM
I wonder if they are looking at him also for the 18 yr old girl Melody Scott that disapeeared in prince george May long weekend 2011

Cody was arrested in November 2010, this was before Madison Scott went missing and she went missing at hogs back lake near Vanderhoof not Prince George. Cody is being check thoroughly, from what I have been told... I am very closely connected to this case, as my daughter was one of his victims....  Cody is not co-operating with police when it comes to his crimes.... He won't give up my daughters where abouts  :'( ..... There is difenately more than one sicko up in the north....
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 15, 2012, 02:46:08 AM
I see that the info that Legebokoff was a mechanic has been corrected. 
What did he do for a living?  Where was his place of employment?  Close to where he lived?

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on October 15, 2012, 10:53:05 AM
He worked at the Ford dealer ship but not as a mechanic, its litterally around the corner from where he lived!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 15, 2012, 01:35:39 PM
Quote
The killings started in October 2009, when Legebokoff was just 19, and Leslie says police told him they haven't closed the case yet.
 
In Alberta, where Legebokoff lived and was apparently spotted again shortly before the murder of Leslie, police have been updated by their B.C. counterparts.
 
Alberta RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton said they are "aware of the criminal charges in Prince George," though she couldn't say if there are cases under review in the province.

Triggers? Lost loves ... as in gf's telling him off? From another article on page one, his grandfather says he attended a family Thanksgiving dinner with his gf (2010) after which he murdered again. It doesn't matter how well adjusted a person was in most of their dealings with the public; if his triggers were lost loves and he reacted by murdering a female he runs across in a venue or on line dating ... well he is where he should be.
His family, relatives and friends took it very hard but worst off are the victims families who will never be able to hug their loved one again; will never know why this happened to them, will always be searching. He victimized many many people in his short life.

Gumpslou, I pray you and all the other families will have some sort of closure, as small as that will be after not having your loved ones to hug again.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Annastaisha on October 15, 2012, 01:44:25 PM
I wonder why he chose to kill Loren. She would have been very high risk as she was a young girl who lived with her family, she would have told someone who she went out with or at least there would be records of on line communication. She doesnt really fit into his pattern. Did something happen that set him off with her? Or was he just getting excessively cocky?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 15, 2012, 03:02:50 PM
http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/10/17/murdered-teen-may-have-ended-serial-killers-career

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Murdered teen may have ended serial killer's career 19

 BY MICHAEL PLATT    ,CALGARY SUN
FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011 07:06 PM MDT | UPDATED: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011 07:40 PM MDT

The remains of Loren Donn Leslie, 15, originally from Fraser Lake, B.C. , were found hours after a local officer pulled over a GMC pick-up truck on Highway 27, about 22 km north of Vanderhoof, B.C. Cody Alan Legebokoff is charged in connection with her homicide in November, 2010 as well as the deaths of three other women. Photos taken from Facebook
 
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Had she only heeded her worried mother’s advice, Loren Donn Leslie might still be alive.

Just two days before the 15-year-old B.C. teen died at the hands of an alleged serial killer, Donna Leslie was begging her troubled teen daughter to stop accepting rides from strangers.

“She was making bad choices,” said Donna, speaking publicly for the first time since Loren’s body was found on a remote logging road just off Highway 27 near Vanderhoof, B.C., last November.

The legally-blind Grade 10 student was kind, generous and helpful — but prone to depression and impulsive decisions, like thumbing lifts on the highway near her Fraser Lake home.

With just 48 hours left in her young life, Donna and Loren even went to a counsellor together, where the subject of the teen’s hitchhiking was a central topic.

“Two days before this happened I took her to see a counsellor. I went in with her,and I brought up the fact she would get in a vehicle with almost complete strangers,” said Donna.

“I was very concerned. Of course I was concerned — I was freaked right out. I brought it up at the counsellor and the counsellor addressed the issue.

“But two days later, she was dead.”

If RCMP in Prince George, B.C. are right, a chance arrest by a sharp-eyed police officer shortly after Leslie died means a killing spree dating back to 2009 is finally over.

Spotting a GMC pickup truck turning onto the highway from an unplowed logging trail, the officer grew suspicious and pulled it over — and whatever the cop found inside the truck resulted in an arrest.

With the help of a conservation officers, Mounties followed the truck tracks back through the woods — and they soon found Leslie, murdered in the snow.

The 20-year-old in handcuffs, Cody Alan Legebokoff, was an unlikely murderer — never mind the serial killer police now claim him to be.

Even Leslie’s mom describes him as a popular young man from a decent family.

“He comes from a very good family, a very upstanding and decent family,” said Donna.

Until this week’s shock announcement, charging Legebokoff with the murders of three other women in the Prince George area, Leslie’s mom always assumed her daughter had a link to her murderer.

Being told she was actually the victim of a serial killer is actually easier to take, she says.

“It really does change things for me — initially, I thought it might be something personal, now I know it was probably just an opportunity,” said Donna.

“It makes it almost easier because I realize my daughter’s death ended a serial killer’s career. Not that it’s easy at all, but at least there’s some meaning to it.”

If Legebokoff is guilty, it means the baby-faced adult was stalking his victims as a teenager.

The remains of his alleged first victim, 35-year-old Prince George mom Jill Stacey Stuchenko, were found in a gravel pit in October 2009.

The two remaining murder victims, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, both went missing on Sept 23, 2010.

Though evidence points to murder, Montgomery has yet to be found.

Maas’ body was located two weeks later in a remote park — and on Wednesday, her cousin Stephanie Apsassin expressed relief at the arrest.

“It’s good — an arrest is very good news,” she said, before expressing shock over the suspect’s young age.

“It makes you wonder what he went through, whether he had a difficult childhood.”

If there are other victims, police have yet to say. Legebokoff lived in Lethbridge, Alberta between June 2008 and August 2009, but police there say they have no unsolved files with an obvious link.

For Leslie’s mom, the pain felt by the Legebokoff family at the young man’s arrest mean they deserve compassion too.

“I just feel so horrible for his family — that’s another complete loss, another child, lost,” she said.

“It must be just as horrifying for them.”

michael.platt@sunmedia.ca
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on October 15, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
That was a good article.. If Cody was in communication with and knew Loren was being scolded for hitching, did he view that as an opportunity for a disguise of his intent? As in any one in the area could have picked her up. He was not from there or known to have been there that day?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 15, 2012, 03:28:11 PM
I don't know D1. I wonder how many times he actually gave Loren a ride before striking or whether it was a first ride for her with him. This place was approx 2 1/2 hours from Prince George. Was he having a psyche breakdown and just drove madly to anywhere he could find a female alone?
Victim # 1. Stacey ... October 2009/
              2. and 3. Natasha and Cynthia ... August 2010
              4. Loren ...Nov 2010
His murders were late summer to fall over a 2 year stretch. What hit at those times of the year? The year before he was in Lethbridge and police didn't find connection to any missing persons for that time that were similar to his MO however the above shows he was capable of travel out of his comfort zone.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 15, 2012, 03:46:40 PM
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/10/24/the-country-boy-at-the-heart-of-four-murder-investigations/

Macleans article offers a word picture on Cody as well ... heavy into online dating and chat sites ... which surprises me b/c he is quite a handsome young man with a great physique. These kinds of fellows don't need to be hiding behind chat rooms ... yet apparently he was, while he seemed to have everything going for him in his life.
The article also points out that Cody's grandparents were socializing friends of Loren's grandparents, all of whom knew each other quite well apparently.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 15, 2012, 04:04:00 PM
I think if you look at the stats, the rate of suicide increases in the Fall of the year.(I believe this would coincide with Depression and other mental illnesses); possibly the impact of less daylight- could Cody be psychotic? 

Ted Bundy started when he was 28.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 15, 2012, 04:16:28 PM
That sounds plausible Discus. For people affected by seasons, early spring is also a bad time. I wonder what he did in the spring time.

ETA:
Awhile ago I found an online newspaper and can't seem to find it again. However in there was stated that police that stopped Cody after Loren's death, and even before they followed his trail and found Loren ... they saw something in his truck, not associated to the death of Loren ... then mention was made to hunting. What was that they spotted to give them a warning flash to investigate further?
As articles prove, he was apparently an avid hunter with his grandfather. At and the time of Loren's death he had been missing for a few weeks. Did he keep trophies of killed animals in his truck? If he was missing for a few weeks, was he on vacation, or just left his place of employ? Fired from his job?

ETA: The last persons to become aware that things are not quite right with their loved one are those closest to them, imo. Or denial.
I think this might have been the case with Cody. His eyes on the few pictures available, look troubled. MOO.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Besani on October 15, 2012, 08:15:36 PM
One question? Were his victims raped?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 16, 2012, 07:52:28 AM
Besani, I've skipped over different articles and can't find anything about rape. Iirc, before Loren was murdered, police seemed at a standstill on the other murders and were at one time requesting dna swabs from all the local cabbies in PG (don't know if they complied though).
It wasn't until Loren was found and police had a look in Cody's truck where they found some type of evidence they did not give out, to charge Cody with 1st degree murder. Whatever they found must be really compelling.

Quote
Though evidence points to murder, Montgomery has yet to be found.
From an article in Natasha's thread quoted from police ...
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on October 16, 2012, 10:28:12 AM
One question? Were his victims raped?

I asked the RCMP about sex crimes, the only response I got was Cody is a sex devant. So I would think so! What made me ask this was the night everything was presented to us, there was approx. 50 people in the room that night and my husband notice one of the ladies were wearing a sex crime thing around there neck.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 16, 2012, 10:50:57 AM
http://www.practicalhomicide.com/Research/sexrelatedhomicides.htm
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 16, 2012, 11:16:41 AM
Thanks SAP.  Thoughts on the weapon being in the back of the truck with DNA evidence? 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 16, 2012, 12:15:16 PM
Thanks to Alder for posting a timeline in Natasha's thread:
Cody Legebokoff born around 1990.  Grew up in Fort St James, B.C.   

June 2008 to Aug 2009:  Cody Legebokoff was in Lethbridge, Alberta
Sep 2009           Cody Legebokoff lived in Prince George, worked at car dealership.
Oct 22, 2009   Jill Stuchenko, 35, of Prince George, reported missing.
Oct 26, 2009   Jill’s body found in gravel pit off Otway Road, in the outskirts of Prince George.
Aug 2010           Natasha Montgomery, 23, of Prince George disappeared.
Sep 2010           Cynthia Mass, 35, of Prince George disappeared.
Sep 23, 2010   Both Cynthia Mass and Natasha Montgomery declared missing.
Oct 9, 2010   Cynthia’s body found in LC Gunn Park, a remote area of Prince George.
Nov 27, 2010   Loren Leslie, 15, of Vanderhoof, body found off unused  logging road, off Stuart Lake Hwy 27, 22 km north of Vanderhoof.
Nov 27, 2010   Cody Legebokoff detained by RCMP concerning Loren’s murder.
Oct 17, 2011   CL charged with the murders of Jill, Natasha and Cynthia.

From reading the article provided by SAP, it indicates pyschopathic murderers learn from their previous crimes.  Jill was found on the outskirts of Prince George in a gravel pit, Cynthia was found in LC Gunn park a remote area of Prince George, Loren was found north of Vanderhoof,  so let's assume he went even further from Prince George with Natasha under the assumption she would be more difficult to discover.  Possibly past Vandenhoff on the way to St James.

In the case of the psychopathic killer, who is a serial murderer, I would suggest based upon my personal experience and research into these type offenders, that he kills because he likes to kill. These killers have premeditated, detailed plans for murder. Often these plans are improved upon with each successive killing; each new experience gives the offender insight into his next murder.

One more thing, from the news articles it appears the police did a geographic profile and were hopeful in discovering Natasha.  However, we must keep in mind there is alot of ground to cover including wildnerness not frequented making it more difficult to search everywhere.   For example, I found a 40acre gravel pit not in use.  40acres in itself would take alot of time to search in itself.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 16, 2012, 01:26:35 PM
The Police seem to be interested in Prince George to Vanderhoof....and Vanderhoof to Fort St James....but I still think Natashia is closer to Prince George.   
I think CL thought he was flying under the Police radar (and he was).    I don't think he was too concerned until they found Cynthia's body on October 9th.   He had already murdered Natashia too....but did he have reason to go far at that point?  I don't think he did....not until they found Cynthia....hence the murder of Loren near Vanderhoof...
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 16, 2012, 01:34:43 PM
Could St James be under the radar because of the numerous gravel pitts in the area? 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 16, 2012, 01:42:32 PM
Here are some hiking trails off gravel roads in the area:

Greer Creek Falls Hiking Trail
Home Lake Hiking Trail


From:
http://www.northbceh.com/fort_st_james/parks/stuart.htm  Where to go to access Stuart Lake: The lake can be accessed via paved roads and gravel logging roads. Most access Stuart Lake from the community of Fort St. James, BC, Canada via paved roads. The village of Fort St James has parks with boat launches accessing Stuart Lake connecting to the other lakes. Some of the more popular parks with boat launches in the community include the Cottonwood, Paarens and Sowschea Parks.

With a good off road map book the lake is easily accessed at various points along the chain of lakes via active and deactivated gravel logging roads. Should be attempted by a 4x4 vehicle only.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 16, 2012, 02:08:01 PM
Actually, discus, CL was born in Fort St.James.  So that would be one reason the Police are interested. 
I would guess CL would know the area like the back of his hand, so maybe the gravel pits too?  I see in jellybean's post it mentions deactivated gravel pits, as well. 
We already know he left one victim in a gravel pit near Prince George (Jill).
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Besani on October 16, 2012, 03:14:02 PM
Ok, so I honestly think he wants them to be found, considering the fact that he left one victim half buried in a gravel pitt...so I think that's why he won't give up Natashas location..he knows your not looking in the right place, he's just laughing it up in that messed up head of his. It seems like he doesn't go very far out of his way to dispose of them so Natasha is closer than you think. I wish I could hop a plane and come look for her, it's driving me crazy so I cannot imagine what her mom and family are going through. Xo
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 16, 2012, 03:39:26 PM
I would like to know how far he went up Highway #27 (Stuart Lk.Hwy) before he turned off onto the logging road, where he left Loren's body.  That answer might give us some insight as to how far he will drive.  I know he drove a lot to get from Prince George to Fraser Lake to meet up with Loren, but, once he met up with her,  how far did the two of them go? 

From what I read, the two Cops were meeting half-way on that Highway....but where exactly is the logging road?  How far from Fraser Lake and/or Vanderhoof?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 16, 2012, 04:13:36 PM
Thanks SAP.  Thoughts on the weapon being in the back of the truck with DNA evidence? 

Possibly. Or did he keep trophies? Unless there was blood evident, it was something that clued the officer in as soon as he looked in the truck it would seem.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 16, 2012, 04:21:28 PM
Sep 2009           Cody Legebokoff lived in Prince George, worked at car dealership.

Oct 22, 2009   Jill Stuchenko, 35, of Prince George, reported missing.
Oct 26, 2009   Jill’s body found in gravel pit off Otway Road, in the outskirts of Prince George.
Aug 2010           Natasha Montgomery, 23, of Prince George disappeared.

Was work his trigger? Did he go almost a whole year between victims? Police have their work cut out following his trail for sure.
I was up to PG years ago but I still can't get my bearings on his crime sites.

Something gnaws at me. He seems to be a very untypical type of offender. ?? That he escaped detection and  not a person clued in? Either the glowing stories about him are incorrect, or what?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 16, 2012, 05:42:42 PM
Good questions, eh?  Did he go a year between victims and then murder 3 within a 4 month time span?  Why did he go a year (IF he did)?  Is there more we don't know about, and if these Victims cannot be found, yet....then how many more could he have murdered? 

Was he in a relationship for the year between Oct 2009 and Aug 2010, and that is why he laid low?  (if he did lay low).

I am not sure what to think the Police may have seen in the truck....maybe a purse on the front seat, but no one there? 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 16, 2012, 07:27:26 PM
Jobo:
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Good questions, eh?  Did he go a year between victims and then murder 3 within a 4 month time span?  Why did he go a year (IF he did)?  Is there more we don't know about, and if these Victims cannot be found, yet....then how many more could he have murdered? 

Was he in a relationship for the year between Oct 2009 and Aug 2010, and that is why he laid low?  (if he did lay low).

I am not sure what to think the Police may have seen in the truck....maybe a purse on the front seat, but no one there?

Perhaps something belonging to one of the victims or all of them; something that perhaps family members would have mentioned was missing from the sites they were found or from their homes. Like a purse for sure.
Maybe we will find out when the trial begins.

I really hate to say this but for forensic study on mentality purposes this guy is an interesting candidate. Seemingly so different from other offenders with a split personality.  Unless I am missing something, he just seems different.

 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on October 16, 2012, 11:10:24 PM
An arrogant and cocky creep! Sense of entitlement, better than others, look him in the eye.. He won't talk out of guilt remorse or anything else unless something in it for him. Think Olson..  I have no doubt family and friends could have some insights we haven't heard. Grandpa knows?

And... a new potential victim identified? Something to keep in mind..
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6330.msg95753#new (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6330.msg95753#new)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 01:37:22 AM
There has to be more.
He is acting cocky and arrogant to police/authorities but I wonder if he was always that way, or just b/c he is cornered. Media state he has a baby face ... I see intense and burning eyes that are set close together ... however the intenseness is bothersome. They don't match the word pictures that family and friends give. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on October 17, 2012, 01:49:39 AM
Being cornered brings out the look, the disdain for authority the how dare you to me! I believe he bluffed it like a sociopath does prior. This may be the first real look his family or most anyone else has seen of him. The hunting and butchering of game was not likely a good thing for him. Whatever causes this sort of thing to grow in a person, it got triggered more so in him than anyone knew. imo.. And I agree, there may be more victims hidden away in his past. Maybe he was more careful earlier on, maybe he scared himself the first few times hence the longer gaps between victims. He seemed too cocky almost out of control near the end but as shown, it was really just by luck that he got caught.

Madisson, do we know if it was possible?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 02:31:14 AM

I wonder if he attacked men as well as there are a lot more men missing in his time frame than females in BC. I also wonder if he had not gone fishing and hunting so much whether he would have turned out the way he has ... nah, it had to have been with him, his psyche. Our family hunted and fished for years. No one liked the gory part of gutting and skinning etc but it had to be done if we wanted some good lean meat. None of the hunters I know went on to killing humans for sport.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 17, 2012, 03:48:06 AM
Hunting, like gathering is a primitive instinct.  The need for food for basic survival, similar to farming. 
I think if we look into Cody's past, something was missing.  Who knows what was occurring behind "closed doors?".   Something triggered him each time and something kept him stable.  Interesting thing is he seems to be most active in late summer and Fall, hunting season.  He seems to choose vulnerable victims, but has gotten involved with them prior.  Cold, callous and calculating- I wonder what his IQ is, and why not in school furthering his education?  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/cody-legebokoff/the-country-boy-killer.html
Serial killers are known to start with killing/mutilating small animals.  Someone knows, and someone closed their eyes to it. 
He lived with women according to the article.  But what did he do with Natasha, why hasn't she been found?  She has to be somewhere remote. 

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 17, 2012, 05:13:21 AM
Since he did start murdering at such a young age, I wonder if it has anything to do with his sexuality.  The Police have said he was a sexual deviant....whatever they mean by that comment, I'm not really sure.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on October 17, 2012, 08:20:21 AM
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Madisson, do we know if it was possible?

It wouldn't be possible for Cody to have killed Madison, as he was already incarcerated at the time she went missing. I believe he was arrested later for the others at Prince George Correctional. I'll have to go back and check.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on October 17, 2012, 08:27:38 AM
This is taken from an October 2011 article.

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Cody Alan Legebokoff has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.

RCMP in Prince George called a press conference Monday morning to announce a series of homicide charges in connection with an investigation dating back to 2009.

Insp. Brendan Fitzpatrick says a 10 month investigation that included the unusual step of utilizing a Forensic Specialist from the United States, led police to arrest Legebokoff.

"The 21-year-old was arrested at the Prince George Regional Correction Centre, as he is currently awaiting trial in the November 2010 homicide of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie from Fraser Lake, B.C."

The three new counts of first degree murder against Ledebokoff are in connection with deaths of 35-year-old Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35-year-old Cynthia Frances Maas, and 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 08:30:43 AM
You are correct Debbie. I thought Madison was missing longer but it was May 2011. I will remove some posts. Thanx.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 08:57:38 AM
Hunting, like gathering is a primitive instinct.  The need for food for basic survival, similar to farming. 
I think if we look into Cody's past, something was missing.  Who knows what was occurring behind "closed doors?".   Something triggered him each time and something kept him stable.  Interesting thing is he seems to be most active in late summer and Fall, hunting season.  He seems to choose vulnerable victims, but has gotten involved with them prior.  Cold, callous and calculating- I wonder what his IQ is, and why not in school furthering his education?  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/cody-legebokoff/the-country-boy-killer.html
Serial killers are known to start with killing/mutilating small animals.  Someone knows, and someone closed their eyes to it. 
He lived with women according to the article.  But what did he do with Natasha, why hasn't she been found?  She has to be somewhere remote. 



According to the articles in the link, he was a hockey player and his dad a coach. I don't know about anyone else's experiences with hockey at a young age but what I saw from fathers whose boys were in the category of hockey (beginning Jr. High ... 7th grade) I was horrified at some of the fathers reactions when their boys made a mistake. Kids were crying and fathers acting like they lost a war. I often wondered how these boys developed afterwards. I'm not saying this was the case with Cody and his dad ... just wondering if he was pressured to be the best. Whether he had to live the parents' dreams?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on October 17, 2012, 10:32:50 AM
Our family was shown a picture of Cody the night he was arrested I can tell you he looked to be a very angry soul, not the baby face pic we seen in the papers. I have seen a comment on one of the newspaper article about Cody and the person said Cody had alot of issue with anger and the person wasn't suprised by this! Totally different then what everyone else is saying, mind you only one person posted this. But then I have read articles that the Legebokoff family was the pedastal of Ft St James, employing many of the citizens, owning some of the down town buildings, they owned a mill and logging out fits. So why would people come forward and chance losing they're job ect. Correct me if I'm wrong, this is a small community!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 17, 2012, 10:38:16 AM
Okay....so Legebokoff has been in jail since November 2010, when they caught him red-handed after he murdered Loren.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 10:44:05 AM
Gumpslou, I hear you. Small town puppets! That's why this has been confusing for me, reading all the glowing reports; such a contrast to suddenly becoming a serial killer.
He is beginning to sound like another Joran van der Sloot case... Thanks for that info.

Jobo yes cody was in PG detention since the murder of Loren.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 10:54:11 AM
This I just noticed from an article on page 3:

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In Alberta, where Legebokoff lived and was apparently spotted again shortly before the murder of Leslie, police have been updated by their B.C. counterparts.

So the end of November 2010 he was here again! That's the time he never told anyone or gave any explanation where he was for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 17, 2012, 11:04:15 AM
I am in 'small town' Ontario.  I have seen some families go through hell with what their kids have done.  But, most of the families are/were well thought of before their kids did horrible things.   

I would like to hear what CL's ex's have to say, they might know more than his family.
No matter what, CL is totally responsible for his actions.

SAP:  I wonder if they mean Lethbridge.  Also, I read an article on here somewhere, where the guy being interviewed said that CL never missed work....and then I read that he just disappeared for several days at one point.  (probably in reference to this 'spotting' in Alberta).  Totally contradicting statements.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on October 17, 2012, 11:27:08 AM
He had been in Lethbridge between 2008 and 2009, and the time he went missing was November 2010 where they stated he had been spotted in Ab. The spotting could have been an error also; someone thinking they saw him. At least AB RCMP were made aware just in case.

Re: his disappearance ... perhaps he had some vacation days, or perhaps the dealership was owned by his parents and managed by someone else? Or part ownership?
Yes the media don't always get things correct either.

Parents shouldn't have to pay the price for the trouble their kids get into ... however they shouldn't either turn a blind eye to problems their kid is having at a young age. How can anyone hide anger issues, especially a teen?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on October 17, 2012, 11:55:42 AM
He added that RCMP described an “instrument” used in the murders and that forensics specialists in America took bone imprints from the two girls to ensure it was the same instrument that was used on both of them.

“The police said there was an instrument used on more than one of them,” he said.

He said that other connections between the murders were made from DNA found in Legebokoff’s truck

“Even with Natasha Montgomery - they still haven’t found her body yet but they connected that with DNA,” said Leslie.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/132487178.html?mobile=true

The anger could be related to a psychosis.  Maybe he was receiving some kind of treatment during his disappearance; if it actually occurred.

Did his family still own sawmills?  http://www.cbc.ca/player/Embedded-Only/News/BC/ID/2226849233/?page=19&sort=MostPopular

I don't know how to take a picture of a google map and paste it in here. ???
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on October 17, 2012, 12:05:46 PM
Thanks for pointing that out again discus....the RCMP describing an "instrument" used in the murders.   I'm a little dense some days, and it didn't register with me when I read it before.

Instrument....is that not an odd choice of words?  Or was it used in place of the word "tool", because the Police knew he worked at a Dealership?   Just wondering.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on October 23, 2012, 08:04:05 PM
I heard he showed a large hunting knife to one of his dates.  Must be the "instrument".
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on November 18, 2012, 07:10:05 AM
On the 48Hours show just aired....it was interesting to hear Loren's friend say she didn't like Cody's eyes.

Also, they showed a house.. NOT an apartment... and said that was where Cody lived with roommates.

I am not so sure I connect him to the Highway of Tears murders.....
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on November 18, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
That is a point that should be clarified. We were told Cody had lived in a house close by but had moved to an apartment shortly before his arrest. Not sure why that was missed ...

I do not believe him the sole killer of many more of the missing but possibly some in the near by vicinity. They termed him a baby face home grown killer and noted how unusual that was. Eyes say he won't talk but he is young and possibly someone can get through to him yet.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Besani on November 19, 2012, 08:34:14 AM
I honestly think someone young and pretty might be able to get him to talk. I know it sounds crazy but they just need to flirt with him to see if they can get any info. That's obviously what he's after are pretty girls. A supervised visit from one might get the motor in his brain running.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on November 19, 2012, 12:48:40 PM
That house they showed on TV is where Jill was murdered...It's located three blockes from where she was found. The apartment is where Natasha was murdered and the picture of the apartment is on the RCMP website and on the citizen paper, in the spring of 2012... If you listen to Doug Leslie's interview they couldn't identify Loren as her face was not reconizable.....they identified her by a tattoo... Cody was very very brutal, and that is why I think dismemberment is very plausible for Natasha's case....
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on November 19, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
Thanks for clearing that up, about where he lived, gumpslou.

Also, I don't think I realized Jill was murdered in his house.  How did he hide the evidence from his roommates...or, did no one clean?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on November 19, 2012, 01:08:05 PM
The 48 hrs segment identified the instrument as a pipe wrench, something that most men carry in their trucks and especially if they are mechanics. That can do a lot of damage in the hands of a crazed person.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on November 22, 2012, 09:06:34 PM
Her throat was also cut, so he had a knife as well. None of these girls had a chance.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on November 23, 2012, 03:06:20 PM
you know it was horrible for me and family to learn details of how Loren was murdered... I haven't been given details of my daughters death as her body has yet to be recovered.. So to learn this on national tv rather then from the RCMP it really shocked us! I can't believe they aired those details to a case that hasn't gone to court!!! That is exactly why I have stayed away from the media, I've ignored there calls only contacted them when I didn't like what they were posting.... look now the Scotts are trying to fix what was said on that show.... unfortunately they will only reach people in our area, not like what 48 hours was able to cover... Its all about 48 hours making a buck, they didn't even care about the many other unsolved case......
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on November 23, 2012, 03:34:42 PM
Gumpslou, I am very sorry for the all pain you and your family have endured.  Hopefully peace will come again for you in the near future.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on November 23, 2012, 08:01:01 PM
Thank you Discus.... It seems like its been a life time already...... We continue to pray for the return of her remains and justice!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: leonagleant on November 23, 2012, 09:11:37 PM
It is really unfortunate that "gumpslou" and family heard traumatizing information from 48 hours.  Sometimes they have helped put the spotlight on unsolved cases so families with unsolved homicides would have something to gain from undergoing this media exposure, where as "gumpslou" does not. Very seldom does 48 hours cover Canadian cases with the exception of this one, the unsolved Lindsay Buziak murdered realtor case, and the infamous colonel Russell Williams who killed two women.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on December 24, 2012, 11:38:49 AM
http://www.250news.com/blog/view/26878/1/supreme+court+justice+lowers+boom+on+media?id=143&st=30 (http://www.250news.com/blog/view/26878/1/supreme+court+justice+lowers+boom+on+media?id=143&st=30)
Supreme Court Justice Lowers Boom on Media
By 250 News

Thursday, December 20, 2012 04:00 AM


Prince George, B.C.- B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett has made it very clear, he will not tolerate inaccurate reports from media, or reports which jeopardize the rights of an accused to a fair trial.
 
For the second time in a week, Justice Parrett chastised the media for inaccuracies which could have serious consequences. He said that when the media reports matters that are factually  incorrect, the reports   become “little more than random commentary.”
 
Specifically he was referring to the case of Cody Legebokoff who stands accused of four murders. Justice Parrett pointed to recent headlines which  he says may be sensational enough to attract readers, but are not accurate.  He said members of the media seem to think “using the word alleged can protect you from anything except kryptonite.”  He also pointed to two stories, one which appeared on HQPrince George, the other on CKPG news, which , through innuendo, put a cloud of doubt over the innocence of the accused. Justice Parrett reminded those in the courtroom that no matter what the charge, a person in this country is presumed innocent until found guilty and he would not tolerate the case being tried in the media.
 
While he has imposed a publication ban on the pre trial  hearings  until the jury returns with a verdict,  Justice Parrett has other options.   Those options include considering restricting or blocking certain media   from the court room, although he said he would invite the media to make submissions before rendering a final decision on that option, or if it is found inaccurate reporting is the sole reason for moving the trial to another community, he may order those media outlets to share at least a portion of the resulting costs.
 
“I warn each and every one of you, I will use any and all powers I have to ensure there is a fair trial in this matter.”
 
Justice Parrett says he remains very concerned about how the media will deal with this case no matter where the trial is ultimately held.
 
While representatives from HQ and CKPG sat quietly and took their lumps, Justice Parrett concluded by saying he didn’t propose further action at this time “But none of you should take that as an indication I won’t do that in the future.”

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on December 27, 2012, 09:58:19 PM
Cody's friends sort of admitted he was a little strange but it was like pulling teeth to get them to say that.
the judge-
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He also pointed to two stories, one which appeared on HQPrince George, the other on CKPG news, which , through innuendo, put a cloud of doubt over the innocence of the accused. Justice Parrett reminded those in the courtroom that no matter what the charge, a person in this country is presumed innocent until found guilty and he would not tolerate the case being tried in the media.

Not that the original story of Cody's arrest helped much in that regard; man caught redhanded exiting logging road after fresh snowfall, police and conservation officer backtrack the mans activities from the truck to where the man had stopped previous and where the officer subsequently found the body of a teenage girl dumped off the side, head bashed in, "alleged" murder weapon found in suspects vehicle. Same suspect charged with two additional murders since..

Inuendo ? Are we supposed to presume him innocent as a new born fawn...?

edit- word "alleged" added
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on January 07, 2013, 11:34:32 AM
I can just imagine what the media will be like when the trial begins...

http://www.250news.com/blog/view/27039/1/we+are+certain+the+free+press+would+want+this+letter+to+the+editor+posted? (http://www.250news.com/blog/view/27039/1/we+are+certain+the+free+press+would+want+this+letter+to+the+editor+posted?)

We Are Certain The Free Press Would Want This Letter to The Editor Posted
By Ben Meisner

Monday, January 07, 2013 03:44 AM


Back in late December 250News fired off a letter to the Editor at The Free Press along with a phone message (that we did not get a call back on ) dealing with an editorial that had been posted in their paper.
It has been a few weeks and perhaps the Free Press either lost the e-mail or may have misplaced it. So we at 250News  are  publishing that letter to the editor, because we are certain that the Free Press would want the facts to be read.
 
Letter to the Editor:
 
On Monday, December 24th,  the Free Press suggested that it was the “only” media outlet  in town to make a call about the wrong trial date in the Legebokoff matter, that is wrong.
Your editorial says that Teresa Mallam was the only one to make the call. Hate to break it to you folks you are dead wrong. You go on to say that pre trial applications can be anything from an argument for a change of venue to a request for a publication ban. There already exists a publication ban. If your reporter attended the courtroom, Wednesday December 19th they would have seen the publication ban on the door leading into the court room. They also would have been informed  of  the circumstances surrounding the calling of two media outlets to task.
250News did not report that the trial date had been set,  nor has it ever.  We did report that Mr Justice Glen Parrett had taken two of the local media to task including HQ Prince George for misleading reporting.  Had your reporter been in court they would have been afforded the opportunity to hear the Judge explain, why CKPG and HQ had been called before him, it wasn’t just about the inaccuracy of reporting a trial date.
 Your editorial also noted  “It was reported on a local website recently that the trial date for Cody Legebokoff would get underway on September 9th."
Good journalism, as you are aware, is in getting the facts right. You did not. Good journalism dictates that you do not, for example, suggest that the whole council is corrupt when perhaps only one member is. Courage of conviction dictates that you “get it right”, as you suggest.
There are at least five different “local websites” in the city, why so squeamish on reporting which one it was if your interest is getting it right? 
I have made mistakes in the past and prey that in the future I will not repeat.
Ben Meisner
250News

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on January 11, 2013, 10:16:04 AM
This is another problem that we have  within our court system, in that too many trials are held behind closed doors.  Keeping the public in the dark does not prepare them to be on the look out for others like Cody.
Yes, I know - the perp needs a fair trial - but when does fairness outweigh the right of citizens to know?
Why can't the public follow along  on any trial and weigh the evidence and the outcome?
How can we even be made aware of our laws, and how it works by closed courtroom proceedings?
If it is trial by jury then sequester them.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 07, 2013, 04:07:30 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tag/cody-legebokoff

Cody Legebokoff, Accused Serial Killer, Trial Date Set For 2013
CP  |  By The Canadian Press  Posted: 12/12/2012 12:34 pm EST  |  Updated: 12/12/2012 7:09 pm EST
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VANCOUVER - A trial date has been set in B.C. Supreme Court for a man accused of killing four women in northern B.C.

The trial of Cody Legebokoff will begin on Sept. 9, 2013, in Prince George.Legebokoff is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Prince George-area women who disappeared in the region starting in 2009.

Legebokoff, a Fort St. James native, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010, when an RCMP officer checked a suspicious vehicle that had just pulled onto a Prince George-area highway from an unused logging road.

When the vehicle's tracks were retraced along the snowy trail, officers found body of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie, just hours after she had been killed — and even before her parents knew she was missing.

Further investigation linked the case to the discovery of 35-year-olds Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, in separate locations, but the body of the alleged fourth victim, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery, has never been found
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 11, 2013, 02:29:17 PM
GUMPSLOU:  Is the trial date correct?  Sept of 2013?  Or has this been changed?

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on June 11, 2013, 02:46:05 PM
Hey yes this correct except there are two different dates in sept at two different venues, in case Cody wants a venue change... The 2nd venue is Vancouver... but its a trial within a trial the first 4-6 months will be resubmitting evidence they want to use.. Then another 3-4 months to select a jury, then the actual trial will begin so truly it will be spring 2014..
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on August 29, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Trial+alleged+serial+killer+delayed+month/8843961/story.html (http://www.theprovince.com/news/Trial+alleged+serial+killer+delayed+month/8843961/story.html)


The trial of accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff has been delayed.

The start of the trial of Legebokoff, who faces four counts of first-degree murder in relation to the slayings of four women in northern B.C., was to have begun Sept. 9 but now is to open Oct. 7.

His trial is to be heard by judge alone in B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George.

Legebokoff, 23, a Fort St. James native, was arrested in November 2010 when RCMP checked a vehicle that had just pulled on to a Prince George-area highway from an unused logging road.

It was the same day that 15-year-old Loren Leslie, a legally blind girl and one of his alleged victims, had disappeared after telling her family she was going out for coffee with a friend.

RCMP contacted a conservation officer to determine whether Legebokoff had been illegally hunting and the conservation officer traced the tire tracks back down the logging road and found the body of the teen in the snow. She’d been murdered just hours before, according to RCMP at the time.

Following a lengthy investigation, Legebokoff was also charged in the murders of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, Cynthia Frances Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

Stuchenko, 35, was reported missing in October 2009 and found dead four days later in a gravel pit on the outskirts of Prince George.

Maas, 35, and Montgomery, 23, were both reported missing on the same day in September 2010. Maas’s body was found in a Prince George park the following month, but Montgomery’s body was never found.

Legebokoff is not believed to be a suspect in the 18 murders and disappearances along Highway 16, the so-called Highway of Tears, because of his age.

kfraser@theprovince.com

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— with files from Postmedia News

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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Annastaisha on October 10, 2013, 11:35:07 AM
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/trial-opens-for-accused-b-c-serial-killer-1.1487240

CTV British Columbia
Published Monday, October 7, 2013 12:49PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, October 7, 2013 7:41PM PDT
The 23-year-old accused of murdering four women in British Columbia’s north is set to begin his trial today.
Cody Allan Legebokoff is charged with four counts of murder in connection with the murders of Prince George-area women.
He was arrested in November 2010 after police traced a suspicious vehicle to the body of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie -- just hours after she had been killed near a remote logging road.
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Legebokoff is also charged in the deaths of two other women -- Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Mass.
The body of a fourth woman, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery, has never been found.
The women started disappearing from the area in 2009.
Legebokoff was described by family and friends as a pleasant athlete who was well liked by his peers during high school.


Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/trial-opens-for-accused-b-c-serial-killer-1.1487240#ixzz2hLFJvFsa
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on June 01, 2014, 09:36:51 AM
Trial to start for B.C. man charged in alleged serial killer case

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, Jun. 01 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
Last updated Sunday, Jun. 01 2014, 7:22 AM EDT


Almost every day, Doug Leslie writes a short note to his 15-year-old daughter Loren, whose body was found nearly four years ago in a remote area in northern British Columbia.

Often, the notes are simple recaps of Leslie’s day. Sometimes he offers updates about the foundation he started in his daughter’s name. Recently, the notes have foreshadowed a legal case that is about to unfold in Prince George.

“The trial is still playing on my mind,” he wrote in a recent post on Facebook.

“I’m sure things will work out OK. Nothing ever can be worse than losing you that way.”

Leslie’s daughter is counted among the victims in a jury trial of an alleged serial killer set to start Monday in the northern B.C. city.

Cody Legebokoff is accused of four counts of first-degree murder.

Loren Leslie, who was legally blind with 50 per cent vision in one eye and zero in the other, was last seen in Nov. 27, 2010, and her body was found later the same day.

Jill Stuchenko, 35, was reported missing Oct. 22, 2009. Her body was found four days later in a gravel pit on the outskirts of Prince George. She was described by the RCMP as a “talented singer.”

Cynthia Maas, also 35, was reported missing Sept. 23, 2010, and her body was found a few weeks later in a park in Prince George.

Natasha Montgomery, 23, was also reported missing on Sept. 23, 2010, though her body has never been found.

Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery were all mothers.

The RCMP announced one murder charge in November 2010 and three more in October 2011, when Legebokoff, who is from Fort St. James, was 21 years old. He has been in custody awaiting trial, which has been delayed several times.

Legebokoff’s lawyer declined to comment in advance of the trial. A spokesperson for the Crown was unavailable.

The trial will place a national spotlight on Prince George, a city of more than 70,000 people more than 500 kilometres northeast of Vancouver.

While Prince George Mayor Shari Green acknowledged the trial will have an impact on her city, she said it will be more acutely felt in smaller communities connected to the case, such as Fraser Lake, where Loren Leslie was from.

“Those communities are also reeling from this horrible situation,” said Green.

“But it’s not a trial that we (in Prince George) are pleased is happening, because obviously four women have lost their lives.”

Since his daughter’s death, Doug Leslie started the Loren Donn Leslie Foundation, which encourages “treating others with dignity, compassion and respect.”

The foundation has been raising money for scholarships and bursaries, and Leslie has given talks in the region about public safety.

A recent newsletter, posted in April, said the foundation plans to hold teen support workshops, promote a peer mentoring program and hold awareness walks.

The foundation’s motto is Grip Fast, which is the motto of the family’s namesake, the Scottish clan of Leslie. It means to “hold on tight to what you love,” the foundation’s website says.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/trial-to-start-for-bc-man-charged-in-alleged-serial-killer-case/article18939895/?cmpid=rss1 (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/trial-to-start-for-bc-man-charged-in-alleged-serial-killer-case/article18939895/?cmpid=rss1)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 03, 2014, 09:38:34 AM
The trial begins - excellent article from Huffington Post. Warning - evidence is graphic.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/02/cody-legebokoff-trial-alleged-serial-murders_n_5434024.html

Cody has pled not guilty.


jb
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 03, 2014, 08:20:16 PM
I can't believe he still had Natashas' blood on his shorts when he killed Lauren.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 04, 2014, 08:51:16 AM
I can't believe he still had Natashas' blood on his shorts when he killed Lauren.

Me neither!  :o I guess on the subject of clean shorts,  he "just wasn't into it" - it was just not his style!!
Thank heavens he was caught- sadly, four victims too late, but his capture may have saved countless  lives.

JB
On a serious note, I am thinking of the families as well.  Gumpslou, in particular. The trial is expected to last 8 months. 
http://globalnews.ca/news/1370318/trial-of-cody-legebokoff-continues-today/
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 04, 2014, 06:57:00 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/04/cody-legebokoff-trial-denied-murder_n_5446813.html

Cody Legebokoff Trial: Accused Killer Denied Girl's Murder

CP  |  By James Keller, The Canadian Press 
Posted: 06/04/2014 1:52 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/04/2014 7:59 pm

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Minutes after he was arrested on the side of a snowy northern British Columbia highway, alleged serial killer Cody Legebokoff was quick to deny murdering a teen girl, his trial heard Wednesday.

In an audio recording played at Legebokoff's trial — where he is facing four counts of first-degree murder — the young man, then 20, can be heard frequently interrupting a police officer and repeatedly asking for his father.

The recording was made shortly after a conservation officer discovered the body of 15-year-old Loren Leslie, who was found dead along a logging road that Legebokoff's truck was seen speeding away from on the evening of Nov 27, 2010, the trial has heard.

"I told you already that I have arrested you for the murder of..." said Const. Kanwalprit Sidhu.

"I did not murder anybody," said Legebokoff, cutting the officer off.

Sidhu continued, informing Legebokoff, who was handcuffed and sitting in the back of a police cruiser, of his right to contact a lawyer.

"I want to call my dad," said Legebokoff.



 
"Is your dad a lawyer?" asked Sidhu.

"I want to call my dad, because I didn't do this," replied Legebokoff.

Legebokoff's voice quickly grew louder and more urgent, talking over the officer and swearing. At one point, he told the officer he wanted to leave.

"I did not do this," said Legebokoff.

Const. Aaron Kehler, the RCMP officer who pulled over Legebokoff's truck, testified earlier on Wednesday and recalled other things Legebokoff said shortly after he was arrested for murder.

"Mr. Legebokoff turned to me and said, 'I found the girl, she was dead,' and then a short time after he said, 'She committed suicide,'" recalled Kehler, as Legebokoff listened from the witness box.

"He then looked at me and said, 'I didn't kill the girl.'"

Legebokoff was eventually charged in the deaths of Leslie, 35-year-old Jill Stuchenko, 35-year-old Cynthia Maas and 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery.

The Crown has previously said the man first denied even knowing Leslie and claimed he happened upon the teen's body by accident.

Eventually, he told police he and Leslie met online and got together that night, the Crown said. He said the pair had sex but she "started freaking out," hitting herself with a pipe wrench and stabbing herself in the neck, the Crown has said.

Kehler told the trial that when he first encountered Legebokoff after pulling over his truck, he noticed a smear of blood on the man's chin, as well as blood on his legs, his shoes and on the floor of the pickup truck. He also found a pipe wrench and a multi-tool knife, both stained with blood, he said.

Legebokoff explained the blood by saying he had been poaching deer with a friend and he was on the logging road checking out a possible hunting spot, Kehler testified.

Kehler took the jury through a series of photographs of Legebokoff that were taken the night he was arrested. In the photos, he is seen with shaggy hair and wearing a dark sweatshirt and plaid shorts. Red stains are visible on his legs, hands and shoes. In one photo, a red blotch can be seen amongst the stubble on the edge of his chin.

Kehler said he found a pair of crack pipes in the truck's ashtray, which Legebokoff said belonged to a friend.

The Crown has described Legebokoff as a frequent cocaine user who enlisted the help of sex workers to obtain the drug.

During an opening statement on Monday, a Crown lawyer said Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery were cocaine users and had turned to sex work.

Legebokoff has pleaded not guilty.

___
 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 05, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
He seems a lot more violent than some serial killers.  He used multiple weapons and must have a serious hatred for women. Gotta wonder where that came from.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 06, 2014, 12:48:09 PM
http://o.canada.com/news/cody-legebokoff-murder-trial-hears-testimony-from-conservation-officer-about-finding-girls-body


(Looks like Cody was trying to cover his tracks in the snow, as he hid the the body of Loren!)jb


Cody Legebokoff murder trial hears testimony from conservation officer about finding girl’s body



Published: June 5, 2014, 9:33 pm

Updated: 17 hours ago



By Mark Nielsen

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A conservation officer has told a first-degree murder trial in Prince George, B.C., that he followed tire tracks and footprints during a nighttime poaching investigation in November 2010 but instead found the half-naked body of a 15-year-old girl.

Conservation officer Cameron Hill testified Thursday during the trial in the northern B.C. city for 24-year-old Cody Legebokoff.

Legebokoff is accused of killing 15-year-old Loren Leslie, Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, and Natasha Montgomery, 23.

Hill said he received a call at about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2010 to drive to a spot on Highway 27 where Legebokoff was seen exiting a side road and had been pulled over for speeding.

Hill said he followed tire tracks for 300 to 400 metres to an old gravel pit. He said he could see where the tire tracks stopped at the south end of the pit and where there were also footprints.

With a dimming flashlight in hand, Hill followed the footprints down a ravine to where he saw some “really peculiar tracks.”

“It looked liked someone had been kicking snow over something for quite a distance down the hill,” he said. “It looked like a sideways pushing motion to cover something up.”

Hill said he then saw a tiny bit of blood off to the side and could see where something had been dragged into the trees. He said he found the track led to very thick bush where that would be unlikely.

“And then I could see the torso of a body, naked from what appeared to be the waist down.”

He said he called out but there was no response and had the feeling the person was dead, although he did not get any closer and did not take a pulse.

“There was no sign of life whatsoever,” Hill said. “I’m not sure how I knew, I do have a sense from a background in first aid, but I know there were no signs of life there.”

Hill said he retreated 12 to 15 metres back to his vehicle, while trying not to contaminate the crime scene, and radioed Fort St. James RCMP Const. Aaron Kehler.

“He said ‘is it what you thought it was?’ I said ‘it’s what you guys thought it was, worst case scenario,”‘ Hill said, adding he told the officers an ambulance wouldn’t be needed.

The trial will resume Monday.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 06, 2014, 01:11:48 PM
I am disappointed  someone with first aid training would not take a pulse. That's not what I learned in first aid.  From what I've read, she was warm to the touch when found but this man said he didn't touch her.  When did anyone take a pulse?  So it sounds like he didn't try much to conceal Cynthia, tried to half bury Jill and tried harder to hide Lauren.  So how did he deal with Natasha I wonder. Perhaps he had time to completely bury her.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 06, 2014, 07:43:54 PM
I know that many will disagree with me, but when you see a dead person of  which I once stumbled upon, you instinctively know that they are dead.  I was only 10 at the time. 

There is a stillness about them that is difficult to describe. As young as I was, I knew that this young man was dead. However,  I called out to him to get up - and not one glimmer of movement -there remained this awful, awful stillness.
There is also an unseen aura  that surrounds a deceased person,  that is difficult to describe.

He said that she was still warm to the touch - so he did touch her, but did not take a pulse. He said that he instinctively knew that she was deceased.

However, perhaps a pulse was taken by the cop??

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on June 06, 2014, 10:56:34 PM
(This article has several additional details about CL’s behavior, and the kind of place he chose for dumping.)

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/conservation-officer-skeptical-court-hears-1.1116681

Conservation officer skeptical, court hears
Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - June 5, 2014 09:10 AM =- Updated: June 6, 2014 08:50 AM

The conservation officer who found Loren Donn Leslie's body took the witness stand Thursday at the trial for Cody Alan Legebokoff, accused of murdering the 15-year-old girl and three women.

Cameron Hill said he had been called to the scene of Legebokoff's arrest on the night of Nov. 27, 2010 to deal with an alleged poaching incident but had a tough time buying the story given as he took a statement from the accused.

Legebokoff told him he had quickly driven in and out of an area off Highway 27 between Fort St. James and Vanderhoof to check out a possible hunting area. But when Hill went to trace the route, he found the tracks from Legebokoff's truck went back much farther and began to think he was onto something much bigger.

The jury also heard an audio recording of Hill taking a statement from Legebokoff prior to going out on the search. Hill was already skeptical at that point.

"All these roads are pretty much the same up here, so you drive all the way out here to check out this one little road, you drive down 50 yards to scope [this out]," Hill said at one point.

Legebokoff had told Hill he and a friend had left Prince George after work and, in separate trucks, drove towards Vanderhoof before turning off Highway 16 and onto a logging road somewhere past Bednesti Lake.

He said they came across a mule deer stunned by the trucks' headlights in the middle of the road and his friend pulled out a rifle and shot it from the window of his vehicle.

It was brought down with a single shot to the shoulder, Legebokoff said, but it wasn't dead so they took turns hitting it with the pipe wrench police had found to make the death quicker.

Asked about a multitool with blood on it, also found on Legebokoff, he said he used it to cut the animal but refused to provide any details.

"I'm not saying why or what happened, I just did it," Legebokoff said in the recording.

He told Hill they put the carcass in the box of his friend's truck and he left the scene, intending to dump it somewhere else.

Legebokoff gave Hill a name of the friend but when asked where he lived, could not provide an address, just a description of an area in Prince George.

Legebokoff said he then decided to drive towards Fort St. James, where he grew up, to check out a possible hunting area his grandfather told him about.

"So I did," Legebokoff said. "Went in, turned around, came out, pulled in front of the cops and he pulled me over," Legebokoff said.

Asked why Legebokoff was wearing shorts, he said he just threw them on. Asked to assure Hill the blood found on him and other items was from a deer, Legebokoff replied: "I guess so, yes."

"Obviously it is, I told you what happened," Legebokoff continued in an agitated voice.

Hill told Legebokoff he thought the story was "weird" and advised him to be honest because it was going to be checked out.

"You seem like a fairly sensible guy to me, you seem fairly..." Hill said and Legebokoff intervened: "The reason I'm co-operating is because I just want to go home."

Answering questions from Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple after the recording was finished, Hill said he thought Legebokoff's appearance and demeanour were both unusual.

Despite the winter weather, he said Legebokoff was wearing shorts and running shoes and Hill turned up the heat in his truck because he was shivering a bit. "He was dressed very light," Hill said.

Moreover, Hill said Legebokoff's demeanour was "extremely casual" and "seemed almost bored." Most people he takes statements from are not as polite and respectful as Legebokoff was, Hill said.

After the statement was taken, Legebokoff was taken back to the RCMP vehicle where he had been placed when Hill arrived on the scene. Hill said he went to give police a summary of what Legebokoff told him and when doing so noticed "a bit of a heightened sense of urgency amongst them," and learned they discovered something new in the interim.

In earlier testimony, the court heard police found a small backpack with a stuffed monkey attached to it and, inside, Leslie's blue identification card from the B.C. Children's Hospital. Leslie was legally blind and had also been diagnosed with some mental health issues.

A subsequent search gave police reason to believe Leslie was a missing person.

Because Legebokoff was placed in the only police vehicle with four-wheel drive and because of his experience in tracking, Hill volunteered to drive his four-wheel drive back to where Legebokoff was seen coming out from an unused logging road and speeding south along Highway 27.

Hill said he followed the tire tracks for 300 to 400 metres to an old gravel pit where he could see where the tracks looped around and back out towards the highway through a combination of fresh and old snow. Hill said he could also see where the tracks had stopped at the south end of the pit and footprints coming out of both doors.

"At this point, I was certain I was onto something bigger than what I first thought so I'm kind of anxious to put this behind me and find what's there," Hill told the court.
A dimming flashlight in hand, Hill followed the prints down a ravine to where he could see some "really peculiar tracks."

"It looked liked someone had been kicking snow over something for quite a distance down the hill," Hill said. "It looked like a sideways pushing motion to cover something up."
Hill said he then saw a tiny bit of blood off to the side and could see where something had been dragged into the trees. Hill said he briefly thought a trapper may have set a trap but then found the track led to very thick bush where that would be unlikely.

Hill said he struggled further trying to keep off the track marks, "and then I could see the torso of a body, naked from what appeared to be the waist down." He called out but there was no response and had the feeling the person was dead although he did not get any closer and did not take a pulse.

"There was no sign of life whatsoever," Hill said. "I'm not sure how I knew, I do have a sense from a background in first aid, but I know there were no signs of life there."

Hill said he retreated the 12 to 15 metres back to his vehicle while trying not to contaminate the crime scene and radioed back to Fort St. James RCMP Cst. Aaron Kehler, one the RCMP officers who was with Legebokoff.
"He said 'is it what you thought it was?' I said 'it's what you guys thought it was, worst case scenario,'" Hill said and added an ambulance won't be needed.

Because jury selection was held on Saturday, Judge Parrett decided to give the jury Friday off and the trial will resume on Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on June 07, 2014, 06:32:54 AM
That is something that stood out to me:  that Legebokoff was wearing shorts when he was arrested..  It was November and there was snow.  His other victim's DNA were on them.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 07, 2014, 01:04:28 PM
He is more evil than I imagined.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 08, 2014, 09:58:22 AM
His victims spanned from 2009 to 2010 and he still had their DNA on his shorts after a year?! This is really very twisted psyche. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 08, 2014, 11:39:59 AM
http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/predators/cody-legebokoff/the-country-boy-killer.html

"quote: Police are also reviewing unsolved crimes near Lethbridge, Alberta, where he lived during parts of 2008 and 2009.: unquote

Police have since stated that there are no unsolved murders in Lethbridge, Alberta during 2008 - 2009.

Seems to me, Prince George and area is his comfort zone.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 08, 2014, 11:47:53 AM
And he could be responsible for Bonnie Josephs' disappearance.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on June 09, 2014, 02:03:24 AM
Might help to have an updated timeline on here at this point:

Cody Legebokoff born around 1990.  Grew up in Fort St James, B.C.   

June 2008 to Aug 2009:  Cody Legebokoff was in Lethbridge, Alberta
Sep 2009           Cody Legebokoff lived in Prince George, worked at car dealership.
Oct 22, 2009   Jill Stuchenko, 35, of Prince George, reported missing.
Oct 26, 2009   Jill’s body found in gravel pit off Otway Road, in the outskirts of Prince George.
Aug 2010         Natasha Montgomery, 23, of Prince George disappeared.
Sep 2010         Cynthia Mass, 35, of Prince George disappeared.
Sep 23, 2010   Both Cynthia Mass and Natasha Montgomery declared missing.
Oct 9, 2010      Cynthia’s body found in LC Gunn Park, a remote area of Prince George.
Nov 27, 2010   Cody Legebokoff arrested by RCMP and charged with murdering Loren Leslie, age 15, of Vanderhoof.  Her body was found that day near a gravel pit off an unused logging road, off Stuart Lake Hwy 27, 22 km north of Vanderhoof.
Oct 17, 2011   Almost a year later, while in jail, Legebokoff is also charged with the murders of Jill, Natasha and Cynthia.
June 2014   Trial begins for the 4 first-degree murder charges against Legebokoff.

Natasha’s body still not recovered as of June 2014.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on June 09, 2014, 06:52:25 AM
Thanks for the timeline, Alder. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 09, 2014, 04:31:24 PM
And in October 2007 Bonnie Joseph went missing from Fort St  James.  Was Cody still living at home in Fort St James then?  Maybe still in his last year of high school?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 11, 2014, 12:11:41 PM
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/legebokoff-trial-examines-crime-scenes-1.1125266


Legebokoff trial examines crime scenes



Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen 
 June 11, 2014 04:29 AM
- See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/legebokoff-trial-examines-crime-scenes-1.1125266#sthash.rpU5ErKf.RohOLhZH.dpuf

The grisly task of taking the jury through videos of the scenes where the bodies of the teenage girl and two of the women Cody Alan Legebokoff is alleged to have murdered was carried out on Tuesday
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 12, 2014, 07:53:13 AM
Many comments have been made about Cody wearing the same shorts, (dna of his victims found on them), and we wondered how could that be? In addition, shorts in the colder months did not sit well with the cop who stopped him on the hwy.

We know that Cody held down a regular job, so I would imagine he would have normal personal hygiene.

A thought then occurred to me - these were his killing clothes.  The shorts were very significant to him.--- Perhaps this apparel gave him a sense of power, and they were hidden away and only worn during his killings. Never to be washed, as they were in a sense his trophy - and would bring back memories of his sick accomplishments.
Inbetween the killings, he could take them out of his hiding place and relive each event whenever he chose to.

Just my thoughts .......

Blessings to these brave families who have lost their loved ones.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 12, 2014, 12:08:50 PM
I thought as well that the shorts may be trophy clothes and that is just so disgusting in a very sick and twisted way. The clothes would have a distinct odor that could not be covered up easily. 

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 12, 2014, 04:45:51 PM
Which profiler, and what or who is DM?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on June 12, 2014, 05:23:25 PM
I was thinking along the same lines as you jellybean and SAP...very sad to think those things, it hurts to think of his victims, and them having no idea he was so vicious and demented.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 12, 2014, 05:58:53 PM
Which profiler, and what or who is DM?

DM is Dellen Millard who is posted about under the Tim Bosma (murdered) thread. There was an article either in Tim's thread, or possibly Laura Babcock's thread, or somewhere on this thread where a profiler (can't remember his name off the top of my head) compared Dellen Millard to Cody. I tried to find it here but I have very little time at the moment. I think posters who read all these threads will know what I was mentioning.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 12, 2014, 06:52:23 PM
I don't read all of them, but I find profiling interesting.  Was there a profile of Cody before he was caught?  I'll bet he wasn't expected to be so young.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 12, 2014, 07:13:58 PM
No known profile of him before he was caught.  I wonder if the police even connected the dots, before he was caught almost red handed. To date he is the youngest Canadian serial killer - at least so it is said.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 13, 2014, 01:05:51 PM
Since this trail will be ongoing for about one year, it will be impossible to post everything.  Should anyone find an article that re-caps portions of the trial as it goes along, kindly post it for us.

Thanks in advance.

Jellybean.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 13, 2014, 03:40:08 PM
I don't read all of them, but I find profiling interesting.  Was there a profile of Cody before he was caught?  I'll bet he wasn't expected to be so young.

I have looked everywhere now and cannot find that particular article so I have removed my OP. I know I read it but where ...

There was no profile before Cody was caught, however afterwards there was nothing but glowing reports about what a well adjusted young man he was. One never knows what can hide behind a handsome and kind exterior.
This all has to be almost as difficult for his family and relatives as it is for the victims families. I hope they all can eventually heal.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 13, 2014, 04:27:01 PM
Perhaps this is the one?

Taken from Massacre in Moncton Post #7

quote from Christie Blatchford's article National Post

I haven’t read Elliott Leyton’s Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer in a while, but it’s stayed fresh.

These mass killers, he wrote, are often aspirational — in that they tend to target those in a bracket or two above them, whether economic or social. They kill what they can’t or don’t have or become. They feel entitled, somehow.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 13, 2014, 06:08:54 PM
So Codys victims were never part of the Highway of Tears investigation?  Did the missing have to have been hitchhiking to belong to the Highway of Tears missing?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 13, 2014, 06:31:58 PM
Gosh, I don't know Looking.  To answer your question, I think you will find it on the thread called Hwy of Tears.
You may wish to look there.

JB :)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on June 13, 2014, 11:25:04 PM
So Codys victims were never part of the Highway of Tears investigation?  Did the missing have to have been hitchhiking to belong to the Highway of Tears missing?


The information below is taken from the Highway of Tears thread.

Quote
Police do know there are more than 18 women that have disappeared along the highways, but not all meet the criteria the RCMP set for inclusion on the list as a 'Highway of Tears' victim. Victims included in the investigation are from Hwys 5, 16 & 97. In the beginning there were more than 600 cases examined in determining which victims met the criteria to be included on the 'official list' as a Highway of Tears victim.   

To meet the criteria victims must be female and match at least one of the two following scenarios: they were involved in a high-risk activity such as hitchhiking or the sex trade, or they were last seen — or their body was found — within a mile or so from three specific B.C. highways.






Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 14, 2014, 12:39:35 AM
Perhaps this is the one?

Taken from Massacre in Moncton Post #7

quote from Christie Blatchford's article National Post

I haven’t read Elliott Leyton’s Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer in a while, but it’s stayed fresh.

These mass killers, he wrote, are often aspirational — in that they tend to target those in a bracket or two above them, whether economic or social. They kill what they can’t or don’t have or become. They feel entitled, somehow.


Yes, thank you JB. Post #7 here: http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=7271.0

I guess this is not a profiler, rather a journalist.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 14, 2014, 10:37:03 AM
Serial Killer's Selection of victims:

http://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killer-victim-selection

No one knows for sure why a serial killer will choose a certain individual as their victim. When asked why, serial killers often give a wide range of answers regarding the reasons for their murders. The most common belief is that the killer wants to feel complete control over another person. They thrive on the fear their victims display and see the murder as the ultimate form of dominance over a human being.

In order for any person to be defined as a serial killer, they must satisfy a few criteria, specified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The person in question must have murdered a minimum of three individuals (not simultaneously), there must be a period of time in between the murders (to prove that multiple victims were not killed during a single fit of rage), and the circumstances of each murder should indicate that the killer felt a sense of dominance over the people they have killed. The victims must also be vulnerable to the killer in some way, a characteristic which indicates that the killer has sought to achieve a feeling of superiority.

Many experts agree that serial killers have a vision in mind of their victim. This person would be thought of as their “ideal victim” based on race, gender, physical characteristics, or some other specific quality. It is rarely possible for the killers to find people who meet these exact qualifications, so they generally seek out people with similar traits. This is why serial killings often seem to be completely random at first – each victim may have something in common that only the killer easily recognizes.

It is generally accepted that most serial killers feel a strong urge to commit acts of murder. They are, however, thought to be extremely cautious people who will not choose a victim unless they feel the chances of success are very high. For this reason, the first murder victim is very often a prostitute or homeless person, someone the killers can attack without drawing a lot of attention. These factors make it even more difficult to establish patterns in a series of slayings and to track down the responsible culprit.



 
 

 
 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 14, 2014, 11:25:23 PM
So it seems like 3 of his victims would have met the criteria for being Highway of Tears victims.  They were female and high risk.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on June 15, 2014, 12:00:36 AM
Information in regard the Highway of Tears investigation can be viewed at the link below.

http://bc.cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1525&languageId=1&contentId=-1 (http://bc.cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1525&languageId=1&contentId=-1)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 15, 2014, 01:40:22 PM
It appears to me that young Cody at  first,  chose women older than him.  He used them to obtain cocaine, because they may have had connections to obtain it.  They were vulnerable through their addictions.  The last young lady, had cocaine in her system, so he used it on her - as we know she too was vulnerable (vision problems) and young and inexperienced. 

Vulnerability was his first criteria, and the use of his apartment for meet ups, was opportunity.

So vulnerability of the victims, and the setting up of opportunity .........

In Loren's case - it was a so called meet up for a date = opportunity.  Her age, her eyesight difficulty, her inexperience in life -= vulnerable.

To think that he had a girlfriend whom he introduced to his family....... to think as to how shocked his friends were - one would never have guessed.   Cody?  Impossible!  This must be some terrible mistake!!

JB


Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 15, 2014, 04:31:30 PM
I feel Cody is just one of several Highway of Tears killers.   Others have succeeded in getting away with murder.  It's a good thing Cody was sloppy and lazy, otherwise he may have just been convicted of Laurens' murder.  He kept too many momentos and didn't clean up after himself.  His lawyer must feel like he's fighting a loosing battle.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on June 15, 2014, 11:54:32 PM
Does anybody get the sense that there could be a more or less organized group of killers out there?  As for Legebokoff’s clothes, a detail from a recent article come to mind:

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/mountie-describes-weird-odd-encounter-with-legebokoff-1.1114512

Mountie describes 'weird', 'odd' encounter with Legebokoff
Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - June 4, 2014

“Kehler said the area behind the seats was packed full of work clothing almost up to the shoulder rests of the seats.

…  (This is a long article with many details.)

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on June 16, 2014, 12:29:46 AM
Here’s the full article, and more weird details:

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/mountie-describes-weird-odd-encounter-with-legebokoff-1.1114512

Mountie describes 'weird', 'odd' encounter with Legebokoff
Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - June 4, 2014

A Fort St. James RCMP officer described to the court Tuesday how a convergence of circumstances led to the arrest of Cody Alan Legebokoff on the first of the four murder charges he is now facing.

Cst. Aaron Kehler said he was driving south along Highway 27 on the night of Nov. 27, 2010 to meet up with a Vanderhoof RCMP officer to pass on a purse left behind at a motor vehicle incident earlier that day when, at about 9 p.m., he noticed some headlights bobbing to the east.

Initially, he thought it was a snowmobile, but as he came down a hill and onto a plateau, Kehler said he saw what turned out to be a pickup truck make its way along a logging road that angled onto the highway "with urgency, in a quick manner" and continue south at a high speed.

Kehler "paced" the pickup and gave the Vanderhoof officer Cst. K.P. Sidhu, the heads up via his vehicle's computer that something was not right and he planned to pull the truck over but only once they had crossed paths.

With backup no closer than 30 minutes away, Kehler said he wanted Sidhu there as a precaution due to the remote location and the possibility the driver had a firearm or other weapon.

When Kehler pulled the pickup over just north of a landfill alongside the two-lane highway, the driver had his registration and licence sticking out the window before he reached the vehicle. Kehler thought it was a "weird thing" because it was a first in the roughly 100 roadside stops he had conducted in the slightly more than a year he had worked in Fort St. James.

It got stranger from there, Kehler testified, as one of his first observations upon looking inside the cab was the driver, Legebokoff, was wearing a sweater and shorts, despite the temperature being minus five to minus 10 C with freshly fallen snow.

"To me, I'm wearing long johns and a full police uniform," Kehler said. "I don't really get cold too much but that was odd to me because of the temperature."

As he advised Legebokoff he had been pulled over for speeding, Kehler said he noticed what appeared to be a smear of blood on his left chin and then speckles or droplets of blood on his thighs.

Then he saw a beer can directly behind the driver's seat and asked Legebokoff to get out of the truck so he could conduct a search for a possible liquor violation. Legebokoff complied and Kehler said he noticed more blood on his legs and then a red puddle on a driver's side rubber floor mat.

Legebokoff agreed to Kehler's suggestion he would probably be warmer in the back of his RCMP vehicle while he and Sidhu searched the pickup. Kehler did a quick patdown and found a cellphone with a checkered backing in the back of one of Legebokoff's pockets. And when Legebokoff got into the RCMP vehicle, Kehler said he noticed a crew pocket in his shorts with something heavy inside. Kehler said he pulled out a multitool covered in gelled blood and put it on the hood of his vehicle.

Following a conversation with Legebokoff - Kehler did not provide the details - he asked Sidhu to call in a conservation officer to help investigate a possible poaching incident. Kehler then told Legebokoff they would be searching his vehicle.

Upon opening the passenger side door, Kehler said he noticed a small backpack with a stuffed monkey attached to the back on the passenger side seat. Immediately believing it was not Legebokoff's, he checked inside and found a wallet and, inside that, a blue medical card that turned out to belong to Loren Donn Leslie.

Further searching uncovered a four-pack of "Mudslides, two of them partially empty," and another four pack of "White Russians" with two of them missing. Kehler said the area behind the seats was packed full of work clothing almost up to the shoulder rests of the seats.

In the area behind the centre console, he found a pipe wrench with clumps of snow mixed with a bit of blood on the tool. That prompted him to think Legebokoff was involved in "something more recent than I was led to believe."

Kehler said he also came across a Brillo pad sponge, often used as a filter in crack pipes, and, as he grabbed the pipe wrench to remove it from the pickup, he found two wire filters, burnt and in cylinder form, that looked like they had been inside a crack pipe. He opened up the centre console right below the pipe wrench and noticed two more crack pipes.

As he read Legebokoff his Charter rights for the poaching charge, Kehler said Legebokoff told him he knew what he did was wrong and it was the first time this year he had committed such an act, although he did poach a couple times in the previous year.

"I asked him if he poaches a lot and he replied to me that 'yeah, I'm a redneck, that's what we do for fun,'" Kehler said.

Legebokoff went on to say he was with a friend who shot a mule deer with a .306 rifle from the window of his truck. Legebokoff said the deer ran off but they caught up to it and took turns clubbing it to death before dragging it back to his friend's truck.

And while his friend left with the deer, Legebokoff said he drove up towards Fort St. James but took a detour to check out a hunting area his grandfather told him about. Kehler said he told Legebokoff he had a hard time believing that because it was dark out and therefore difficult to see the lay of the land.

Legebokoff became agitated, Kehler said, and claimed he had just killed a few grouse in the area.

Kehler said he commented that people who take turns clubbing a deer sometimes turn into serial killers.

"And that's when he said to me, 'I'm trying to change, I'm trying to find new friends, I'm trying to get new friends,'" Kehler said.

When Kehler asked him about the backpack, he said Legebokoff told him it was owned by a friend of his girlfriend's but did not know her name. He also said the crack pipes belonged to friends before Kehler took them out and destroyed them by grinding them into the ground with his shoe.

He said Legebokoff was arrested for poaching at about 10:30 p.m. and the conservation officer was on the scene at about 11 p.m.

After a conversation with Legebokoff and then the RCMP officers, the conservation officer left to retrace the route the pickup truck had taken. By that time, police also had reason to believe Leslie was a missing person and were trying to track down her parents, which was complicated by the fact there was a different surname was on the medical card.

Kehler then contacted the conservation officer and asked if he found what was expected and if everything was OK.

"He replied back to me that it was the worst case scenario," said Kehler, who then called Fort St. James RCMP to summon another member with investigative tools.

In an opening statement given to the jury on Monday, Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple contended the 15-year-old Leslie's body was found on that night near a gravel pit in a shallow depression covered by some bush off Highway 27.

Temple also said Legebokoff, now 24, is now charged with the murders of Jill Stacey Stuchenko and Cynthia Frances Maas, both 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, as a result of the investigation that followed. The allegations are yet to be proven in court.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 16, 2014, 09:09:22 AM
Was Cody trying to implicate someone else with the comment ...
Quote
"Kehler said he commented that people who take turns clubbing a deer sometimes turn into serial killers.

"And that's when he said to me, 'I'm trying to change, I'm trying to find new friends, I'm trying to get new friends,'" Kehler said."

IMO, I think he'd be singing like a canary if he really had an accomplice. Yet it's entirely possible that more were involved in what may have been thrill kills to them, like DM and MS in Ontario. The police involved in this case did a fantastic job gathering evidence, and their observations. I tend to think those were all lies by Cody b/c he was caught red-handed and he used the deer clubbing as an excuse in hopes they wouldn't retrace his tracks. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on June 25, 2014, 06:18:29 PM
Since nothing has been posted by other poster's I am back on site again.

This is the youngest Canadian  serial killer and not yet no one has posted any court room happenings from the press?
I cannot believe it.  Do we leave it up to others, and just sit back and read?

Think about it, just for a moment, if he had not been caught, he would of been a serial killer for may years to come.!
Were it not for a forest agent and one cop.  How lucky society is

This thread should be a record - no links, but copied full out - for all to read.

God knows, there was much ado about Col. Williams, but somehow this young man, Cody, with his violence does not count for something?  Was it just because Williams was a serial killer and a Col that made the difference for this site?

Cody was only 19 years of age when he began. 

He dated girls, brought them home intact - even took his latest girlfriend to introduce her to his family - and yet by then, he had already murdered, butchered a woman  with pick axes dumped her body. and continued on killing in the same murderous and brutal way to others. It would never have ended!

Went to work, hung out with friends appeared to be normal. As one young lady on her facebook said - she had no idea, had dated him, and considers herself lucky.

Yet, he slaughtered 4 women, and would not have stopped if he had not been caught.

 Hello!! Is there anybody out there?

JB

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on June 27, 2014, 01:22:19 PM
Legebokoff certainly is one sick puppy....and like you said jellybean, he started killing at such a young age.  I get the impression he wore the same shorts for the murders he committed, which is truly sick.  Not much info about his life has been in the press, the reporters were all over Williams, probably because he was highly regarded....and Legebokoff is falling under the radar.
Another sick puppy that we should be thankful was stopped, is the guy that murdered Taylor in B.C.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on June 27, 2014, 03:27:31 PM
I've been following this one since day one and have even attended quite a bit of the trial so far. I have been wanting to post on here but I am a bit 'ify' on what I should/shouldn't include. Another reason I am hesitant is because I know some of the victims' family members (Gumpslou, in particular) frequent this website and the true horror that those girls all experienced at the hands of Cody is almost too much to write.

The Prince George Citizen publishes an article on their website everyday about the trial proceedings that occurred the day before, if you are interested. Other than my first hand attendance, that is where I have been getting my information from. If some of you have read those articles you will know what I mean about the graphic details included.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on June 27, 2014, 03:29:26 PM
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial

That link will bring you to all of the articles on Legebokoff from the PG Citizen.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on June 28, 2014, 09:55:29 AM
Thanks for the links, Kazoo.  I'm in Ontario, I haven't seen our press reporting on this.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 28, 2014, 11:09:21 AM
Thank you Kazoo.
My heart goes out to all the families who lost their loved ones at the hands of Legebokoff. This will be long and drawn out and I do wish them some sort of peace however they can attain it.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on June 29, 2014, 11:16:29 AM
I'm afraid he may someday see the light of day. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on June 29, 2014, 09:32:51 PM
Three counts of first degree murder ... 75 years ... possibly dangerous offender status following that if the general public is lucky. He has ruined so many, many lives including his own family. I know I would want to die and fall off the face of the earth if I ever heard my son was capable of such heinous acts. His family still have him and they also don't have him but outweighing that are the families of the viciously murdered young ladies who will never touch, or speak to their loved ones again ... never see them fulfill their dreams ...
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 02, 2014, 12:56:49 PM
Big Clerical error - someone was sloppy and asleep at the switch.  I wonder if this has to do with the beautiful BC weather.  Thinking about other things, and running off copies on the Xerox machine!
Holding up lawyers, a judge and jury --- and family members living in motels.

Legebokoff trial put on hold for a day Citizen staff / Prince George Citizen - See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/legebokoff-trial-put-on-hold-for-a-day-1.1190505#sthash.6Xxu55z8.dpuf

Testimony in the Cody Alan Legebokoff trial was postponed for a day due to a clerical error.

The numbering in a book of photos Crown prosecution had planned to present to the jury were found to be out of sequence, the jury hearing the case was told on Wednesday morning.

The error meant about 400 pages had to be reprinted and how long that would take was not known.

Rather than ask the jury to return in the afternoon, it was decided to reconvene Thursday morning 9:30 a.m.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Good luck on having this together on THURSDAY!! We have to consider, Union rules of work hours, and it may have to do with seniority ---- and what else? And will the crown pay for overtime?  ;)  Or he or she may have to go stress leave over the mistake - Who's looking after the copy machine?? :D

JB

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: justsayin on July 03, 2014, 11:25:16 AM
I don't want to come across as a bleeding heart here, but it this young man is obviously sick.  His reference to his "friends" makes me think that he suffers from some kind of multiple/split personality disorder.  How else could he appear to be so normal and have this horrifically violent side.  I support letting the punishment fit the crime, and my heart goes out to the families too.  Can someone who is mentally ill stop themselves any easier than someone who suffers from epilepsy can stop themselves from having a seizure?  I know that doesn't sound like a fair comparison, but I get a sense that this kid was not in control.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on July 17, 2014, 02:26:44 AM
The trial has continued with much information presented about the victims... all vulnerable young women... with sad stories.  Sounds like Legebokoff deliberately chose his targets.  Here, I'll just post those articles that shed more light on Legebokoff's behavior.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/crown-linking-party-to-maas-death-1.1209096

Crown linking party to Maas death

Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - July 16, 2014

A drug-filled night with Cody Alan Legebokoff was described to the jury Wednesday as the trial for the man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl continued at the Prince George courthouse.

Rylan Stanyer and Matt Mathews both testified they traveled from Burns Lake to attend a party in Prince George where they met up with Legebokoff, who Stanyer knew from playing hockey against him but had not seen in three years.

They soon found themselves outside the home snorting lines of cocaine at Legebokoff's truck and, after twice purchasing powder cocaine, they bought some crack cocaine and moved on to Legebokoff's apartment.

It was about 2 or 3 a.m. when they smoked the crack after which they sat around and talked and played video games, court heard.

At about the time the sun came up, Legebokoff left the apartment.

"He said he was going to get a piece of tail from an older lady," Stanyer said.

Neither saw Legebokoff return to the apartment by the time they left in the early afternoon, driving back to Burns Lake although Mathews answered one text from Legebokoff asking where they were.

Neither Stanyer nor Mathews were clear on the exact date when the party occurred. Stanyer said sometime in August 2009 or 2010 and Mathews said September but could not give a year.

Crown prosecution is alleging the party occurred on Sept. 10, 2010 and are linking the event to the death of Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, whose decomposed body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on July 17, 2014, 02:37:37 AM
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/woman-testifies-she-had-relationship-with-legebokoff-1.1206634

Woman testifies she had relationship with Legebokoff

Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - July 15, 2014

A former Prince George woman not only had a relationship with Cody Alan Legebokoff but was a friend of one of his alleged murder victims, the court heard Monday.

Nakheita Cunningham said she knew Natasha Lynn Montgomery from growing up in Quesnel where their mothers played on the same softball team.

After she broke her back in a car accident, Cunningham moved from Williams Lake to Prince George to live with her mother sometime in 2009 and stayed in this city until November 2010. By that time her mother had moved to Edmonton and Cunningham followed her there.

In Prince George, Cunningham and Montgomery first ran into each other at a house in the VLA where they were doing crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine and remained familiar with each other because they were both prostitutes working on Queensway, the court heard.

Cunningham said she first met Legebokoff one day while at a friend's barbecue at a house on Carney Street. It just so happened a barbecue was also being held in a house across the street where Legebokoff was living. The parties came together and they exchanged phone numbers.

Legebokoff later called her up to buy psychedelic mushrooms but Cunningham said it was really just a ploy to get her over to the house and they started hanging out with each other.

"It started becoming more like a relationship," Cunningham said.

Legebokoff did buy drugs off her a second time but Cunningham said she never saw him use them. By that time, she said Legebokoff made her feel comfortable and things progressed from there.

"We'd go for drives and we'd just lay there and relax and he would hold me," Cunningham said.

However, she already had a boyfriend, although he could be abusive. In those situations, she would call Legebokoff to come get her or call the police.

They would also go four-by-fouring in Legebokoff's pickup truck. A favourite spot was LC Gunn Park where they would make their own trails. With the help of an aerial photograph of the area where the body of Cynthia France Maas, 35, was found in October 2010, Cunningham gave a vivid description of the routes she and Legebokoff would take.

Cunningham told the court she brought Montgomery over to Legebokoff's house during a summer afternoon but the three decided to leave because the three girls living upstairs were not into the same level of drugs they were doing.

Legebokoff took them in his truck out to a spot just east of Prince George Correctional Centre where he and Cunningham liked to go so she could let her pet dog run. They drove down a hill, took a right and stopped at an "old mill" before the train tracks.

They pulled down the tailgate and while Cunningham and Montgomery respectively consumed crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, Legebokoff had a few drinks.

Cunningham said she remembered it was summer because it was hot out and Montgomery had shaved her head.

When they ran out of drugs, they drove back into town where Montgomery was dropped off at a drug house on Quince Street and Cunningham was dropped off at a nearby convenience store.

Under cross examination, defence lawyer Jim Heller noted inconsistencies in her testimony when a statement she gave police in June 2013, notably that the trio's get together east of PGRCC occurred shortly before Montgomery, whose body has never been found, went missing in September 2010 and not before.

Cunningham replied she had been away from the city for some time and memories of what actually happened came back when she returned to Prince George and said her testimony adhered to a second statement she gave to police on Sunday.

"It was hard for me to take the parts and put things together," Cunningham said.

Cunningham said the last time she saw Montgomery was shortly after her release from PGRCC and agreed with Heller she saw her get into the pickup truck of someone she thought was threatening and dangerous.

In an apparent confusion over names, Cunningham first told police the man's name was Cody but gave another name to the court on Monday.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 17, 2014, 11:57:09 AM
Thank you Alder. It seems apparent to me that witnesses who have known Cody are afraid to talk the truth and are changing their testimonies. Ms. Cunningham actually humanizes him.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on July 17, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
Hard to believe a psycho can have a softer side.  Split personality?  Bipolar?  It's not impossible to keep your secrets from others.  Many people make a living from it.  It's called " acting ".
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 17, 2014, 01:59:33 PM
Acting or not, I am stuck on the comments about Cody buying the drugs but never seen using them. Why buy if you're not going to use them as they aren't cheap. So was he working up to a point of trust with these girls? Like Svekla?
He calls his friends to make sure they aren't at his place so he is free to enter his apartment and no one will see his clothing that has blood on them ... and seems to save the clothes for his next trophy ... since police found DNA of all the girls on his summer wear he was caught in ... in the winter. Difficult to humanize a person like him but Ms. Cunningham tried. I find it all so utterly repulsive and disgusting and stomach turning.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 17, 2014, 02:50:29 PM
My opinion on  Cunningham differs from others.

I think Cunningham was very brave to get up on the stand to testify. She may be muddled on the dates, but that can be expected when one is high most of the time.

I am amazed, what with her drug use that she is still alive.

I think she finds it incredulous that she went out with a serial killer and wasn't even aware of it.

Somehow Cody did relate to her in a way that did show that he could have feelings for a person.

Examples, they cuddled, he took her out for drives - and would take her to a place where her dog could have a run.
He came to her rescue when she was being abused by her boyfriend.

Whatever it was about her,  something kept Cody under control of his murderous instincts.  She too provided drugs for him, but here he shows some generosity towards her as  he provided drugs for her.  They seemed to share their drugs with each other willingly.

I get he impression it was a one way street with the other three mature women in that they provided drugs for him.

It is all very sick isn't it?

Cunningham is one luck lady. I believe that her first testimony was muddled and drug addled, and perhaps shocked that Cody was accused of murder.   Perhaps the second interview was more in focus for her.

Was she a witness for the Defence? Or prosecution?  In her own way through her testimony "calling it the way that Cody was , with her,  we are not prepared to hear or accept her testimony.  She would of been believed if she said that Cody beat her, etc, etc. 

Serial  killers can and do have a soft spot for one woman.


JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on July 17, 2014, 03:42:39 PM
This Cunningham testimony kind of reminds me of the women that hung out with Pickton.   He too was okay with one or two of them....everyone else didn't seem to matter.  Also,one would think the two guys that testified would come a little more prepared as to knowing their dates.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on July 19, 2014, 01:15:43 AM
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/housemates-testify-about-living-with-legebokoff-1.1212794

Housemates testify about living with Legebokoff
Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - July 18, 2014

A key piece of evidence in the case against Cody Alan Legebokoff was at the centre of testimony Friday from three young women who once shared a house with the man accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women.

Jana Leidl testified she returned to the 1500 block Carney Street home from visiting family in Fort St. James over the 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend and went downstairs where Legebokoff's bedroom was located to check on him.

In the basement's living room, she found Legebokoff lying on a couch he owned watching television. She also noticed a "blood stain about the size of a melon" on one end of the couch and another blood stain on the carpet covering the floor.

"He said that he was high and fell asleep on the couch and had a bleeding nose," Leidl said. The court later heard Legebokoff had started using cocaine while living in the home, despite concerns from the housemates.

Crown prosecution is alleging Legebokoff murdered Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, in the basement over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Her body was found on Oct. 20, 2009, partially buried in a gravel pit off Otway Road near Foothills Boulevard.

Leidl said nothing was done about the stain on the couch but Legebokoff tried cleaning the stain off the carpet over the next few days after she asked him to.

From late August 2009 to early April 2010, Leidl, Legebokoff and two others - Sadie Burgard and Jazzmin Lukeniuk - had rented the home. All knew each other from Fort St. James where they had grown up.

Both Leidl and Burgard said they helped Legebokoff load his pickup truck when he moved to an apartment in the 1400 block of Liard Drive and in the process took off the mesh covering stapled to the bottom of the couch because it had gotten mouldy.

Earlier in the trial, the jury was shown photos police took at the apartment that showed the blood had soaked through the couch's padding and left a solid droplet hanging out the bottom side.

All three housemates identified the couch from another photo taken at the apartment.

Leidl and Burgard also both testified they saw a pickaroon, a tool similar to a pickax but with a single pointed end, sitting next to Legebokoff's bed. Neither could remember exactly when it showed up but said Legebokoff was worried about intruders and footprints had been seen in the snow leading to a shed in the back yard.

Lukeniuk did not remember a pickaroon but recalled a small ax next to his bed.

"I asked Cody, 'why do you have an ax by your bed?' and he was like 'well, it's scary downstairs, you try sleeping down here alone.'"

Crown prosecution is alleging wounds consistent with being hit with a pickaroon were found on the body of Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and blood from Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, was found on an ax seized from Legebokoff's apartment. Maas's body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 20, 2010 and Montgomery's body has never been found.

Parties were regularly hosted at the home, the court heard, sometimes with people some of the housemates did not know showing up. Alcohol, marijuana and even ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms were common.

But when Legebokoff was found snorting cocaine, it caused a stir. Lukeniuk said she went to use the downstairs bathroom because the upstairs one was occupied and found Legebokoff sitting on the toilet in a reverse position with the lid down.

Putting two and two together, Lukeniuk said she went upstairs to tell the others, which included some young men who were visiting, and they all went downstairs to try to talk Legebokoff out of it but without success. Legebokoff became more secretive and associated with some shady characters following the episode. "They were not the people I would hang out with," Lukeniuk said.

The three also had some disagreements over Legebokoff's messiness, the court heard. At one point, Legebokoff threatened to leave because he was tired of the criticism and was not about to change his ways. Worried they would lose a renter, the three backed down on the issue.

All three also testified Legebokoff met some girls through Nexopia, a social networking website, some of whom he brought to the home and stayed overnight, leading to some teasing.Legebokoff met Loren Donn Leslie through the site, the court has heard. On the night of Nov. 27, 2010, the body of the partially blind 15-year-old was found near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof shortly after Legebokoff was pulled over for speeding along Highway 27. Legebokoff was subsequently arrested for her murder and later charged with the murders of Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery.

The trial continues Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Prince George courthouse.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 19, 2014, 10:55:03 PM
Thank you Alder for keeping us updated.
These present witnesses tell it like it is apparently; much different from the humanizing, almost glowing report from Ms. Cunningham.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on July 22, 2014, 01:53:53 AM
Jobo, I agree that this looks a lot like the Pickton case …

And SAP, although Cunningham says some positive things about Legebokoff, there are contradictions with other witnesses’ testimony.  For example, Cunningham says Natasha Montgomery shaved her head because of the summer heat, but in the article below other witnesses said Natasha was forcibly shaved and beaten because of a drug debt.

Some of the testimony at this trial shows the really dark side that situation:  participants are groomed and pawned, and used against each other where needed.    Cunningham’s description of Legebokoff sounds like ‘grooming’ behavior.     It sounds as if Cunningham is too afraid to tell the whole truth.

I’ve been told that in those northern communities, some young women are entrapped like this:  they’re invited to parties, generously provided with drugs, and once addicted, they’re told that none of this was free, that they’re now indebted and the only way for them to pay this debt is prostitution.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on July 22, 2014, 01:55:11 AM
Here are portions of that article…

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/legebokoff-high-on-cocaine-crack-on-night-of-killing-court-told-1.1210054

Legebokoff high on cocaine, crack on night of killing, court told
(Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - July 17, 2014)

A drug-fueled night with Cody Alan Legebokoff was described to the jury Wednesday as the trial for the man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl continued at the Prince Geoge courthouse.

Crown prosecution is alleging the episode occurred on Sept. 10, 2010 and are linking the episode to the death of Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, whose decomposed body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010.

The court also heard testimony centred on Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, who also went missing around that time and shortly after she had been released from Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. Her body has never been found.

Tyson Stump testified he was in the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre at the time and, during a brief period he and Montgomery were in side-by-side cells in the holding area while being processed on their first days in the facility, they struck up a conversation…  and at one point he asked why her head was shaved. Stump said he was told it was because she owed a drug debt.

"They took her and beat her up and shaved her head to mark her out on the street that she owed money to a dealer," Stump said.

Asked about the last time he saw Montgomery, Menton said they went to a friend's home near Victoria Towers where she was asked to help secure some drugs for them. Menton said she came back to say she couldn't get any and then "broke down and just started crying" but never said why.

Menton said Montgomery left once again but never came back. Menton said he tried but was unable to reach her through Facebook and when she was reported missing, said he decided to "shut down" his apartment and stop selling drugs.

"Right after Natasha, what happened there, I decided to get out of the scene," Menton said. "I didn't like what was going on, with that and with my life too. It was falling apart."

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 22, 2014, 09:52:50 AM
Witness put in cells after cross examination

A witness's temper flared during cross examination Monday at the trial for Cody Allan Legebokoff, accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women.

Sheriffs took Jackie Willard into cells after she refused to provide any further testimony when defence lawyer Jim Heller pressed her over whether she had ripped off Legebokoff for the $300 he had given her one night to buy him some crack cocaine.

When Heller accused her of taking Legebokoff's money and waiting him out until he had left a meeting point where she was supposed to come back with the crack, Willard became confrontational.

"It's about killing people, not about ripping people off, right?" Willard replied. "That's besides the point."

When Heller went on to suggest she had lied to police, Willard stormed out of the witness box and when sheriffs returned her, she turned the microphone away and said she was not going to answer any more questions.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett then ordered sheriffs to put Willard in cells.

In earlier testimony, the court heard that Jill Stacey Stuchenko was taking tentative steps towards getting herself off crack cocaine and out of the street life just prior to her disappearance in October 2009.

Les McDermid, a friend of Stuchenko's who had let her stay at his home, testified that in the days just prior to the 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend, he had twice driven her to the Nechako clinic, a rehab centre on Alward.

However, Stuchenko was gone for almost the entire weekend, leaving the home on the Saturday afternoon. And when she returned a couple days later, she looked haggard and appeared to have been partying, McDermid said.

He tried to talk her into staying long enough for her to have something to eat but she was in too much of a rush. She grabbed a couple of papers and headed back out the door. McDermid said he thought it was something to do with her children.

"She wanted to get off [crack]," McDermid said. "That's why she was getting into the program.

"She had stopped before because they were talking about adopting her children and she wanted her kids back. She was serious about getting them."

Stuchenko's body was found in a shallow grave at a gravel pit off Otway Road on Oct. 20, 2009.

© Copyright 2014

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/witness-put-in-cells-after-cross-examination-1.1254259
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 22, 2014, 12:48:08 PM
Quote
And SAP, although Cunningham says some positive things about Legebokoff, there are contradictions with other witnesses’ testimony.  For example, Cunningham says Natasha Montgomery shaved her head because of the summer heat, but in the article below other witnesses said Natasha was forcibly shaved and beaten because of a drug debt.

Some of the testimony at this trial shows the really dark side that situation:  participants are groomed and pawned, and used against each other where needed.    Cunningham’s description of Legebokoff sounds like ‘grooming’ behavior.     It sounds as if Cunningham is too afraid to tell the whole truth.

I’ve been told that in those northern communities, some young women are entrapped like this:  they’re invited to parties, generously provided with drugs, and once addicted, they’re told that none of this was free, that they’re now indebted and the only way for them to pay this debt is prostitution.

I believe you are correct and that doesn't just happen in the northern communities; it's played out in the cities too ...  now that I recall situations I ran into in the healthcare sector.
This is all getting darker with each new witness.
Thanks to you Alder, and Kazoo for providing the latest.
My heart goes out to all the families and relatives of the victims.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 22, 2014, 03:53:24 PM
Quote
And SAP, although Cunningham says some positive things about Legebokoff, there are contradictions with other witnesses’ testimony.  For example, Cunningham says Natasha Montgomery shaved her head because of the summer heat, but in the article below other witnesses said Natasha was forcibly shaved and beaten because of a drug debt.

Some of the testimony at this trial shows the really dark side that situation:  participants are groomed and pawned, and used against each other where needed.    Cunningham’s description of Legebokoff sounds like ‘grooming’ behavior.     It sounds as if Cunningham is too afraid to tell the whole truth.

I’ve been told that in those northern communities, some young women are entrapped like this:  they’re invited to parties, generously provided with drugs, and once addicted, they’re told that none of this was free, that they’re now indebted and the only way for them to pay this debt is prostitution.

I believe you are correct and that doesn't just happen in the northern communities; it's played out in the cities too ...  now that I recall situations I ran into in the healthcare sector.
This is all getting darker with each new witness.
Thanks to you Alder, and Kazoo for providing the latest.
My heart goes out to all the families and relatives of the victims.

You are so right Alder about the darker side which is now coming out.  Cunningham is now living in Calgary to care for her mother, and yet the arm of dealers is very far reaching. It is a sick situation - but perhaps not uncommon. It is played out much the same everyday across Canada.  (I agree with SAP on her observation)  The impact of drugs on families and communities is deplorable isn't it.

Personally, I don't see end in sight.

Thanks for keeping us abreast of the trial.  My heart goes out to the families who sit in court and have to watch these "creatures" give their testimony.  Not to mention the horrific details of their precious family member's death

To add more to this tragedy,  this may give them nightmares for the rest of their lives.

jb
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 24, 2014, 10:54:24 AM
Blood found in Legebokoff's apartment linked to missing woman: expert witness

Blood from a woman who has been missing for nearly four years and is presumed dead was found throughout the apartment of Cody Allan Legebokoff, including on an alleged murder weapon, an expert witness testified Wednesday. Natasha Lynn Montogomery's name was repeatedly brought up as Jason Solinski, who conducts DNA analysis at an RCMP forensics laboratory in Edmonton, took the court through the findings he gleaned from the many samples police collected from the scene. Montgomery, who was 23 when she went missing, has not been seen since early September 2010, a few weeks after she was released from Prince George Regional Correctional Centre. Crown prosecutors are alleging Legebokoff murdered Montgomery as well as two other women and a teenage girl. More than 30 swabs of blood taken from the kitchen, dining room, living room and hallway were found to be Montgomery's, Solinski testified, most with a statistical certainty of 6.4 trillion to one. Similar levels of certainly were determined for blood found on a bed sheet, hoodie and box spring mattress police found in the apartment bedroom. Moreover, nine swabs taken from ax found in a linen closet were found to be Montgomery's blood, including one one on the wedge and three on the head. Montgomery's DNA profile was obtained by taking a sample from a toothbrush she owned and comparing it to samples provided by her parents. Solinski's statistical confidence that the DNA from the toothbrush was Montgomery's was 100 billion to one. "To me that is a very strong, strong association and I am scientifically convinced that this can be used as a comparison sample," Solinski said.

Legebokoff gave no facial expression but a rash appeared to creep up the back of his neck as the results were presented. Other evidence presented Wednesday linked Legebokoff to the other three of his alleged murder victims.

DNA from Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, whose body was found Oct. 9, 2010 in L.C. Gunn Park, was found on a pickaroon also seized from Legebokoff's apartment after his arrest, as well as on a sock found in his truck and on the sweater he was wearing when he was arrested. And blood from Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, found on a couch seized from Legebokoff's apartment. Her body was found in a gravel pit off Otway Road on Oct. 20, 2009, about a year before Maas' body was found. Three witnesses who lived with Legebokoff in a 1500-block Carney Street home at the time of the discovery identified the couch as his and one said she helped him load it into the back of his pick up truck when he moved to the 1400-block Liard apartment in April 2010. Legebokoff was first arrested on Nov. 27, 2010 shortly after the body of Loren Donn Leslie, 15, was found near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof off Highway 27. Blood from Leslie was found on a pipe wrench, utility tool, sweater, shorts and shoes seized from Legebokoff when he was arrested, the court has also heard.

Cross examination of Solinski will begin today, 9:30 a.m. start, at the Prince George courthouse.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 25, 2014, 08:49:56 AM
Thank you Kazoo. That is so very much evidence he didn't even try and clean up.

Thoughts and prayers for Gumpslou and the other victims' families as they have to relive the nightmares.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 25, 2014, 10:04:53 AM
Special hugs to Gumpslou from me.

Jellybean
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Nicola_Six on July 25, 2014, 01:46:43 PM
I am planning on travelling to Prince George very soon and am wondering, can anybody just come off the street to attend a day of the trial? Is it open to general public?

Thanks
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 25, 2014, 02:13:05 PM
Yes, absolutely. It is in courtroom 104 in the far right corner. There will be a sheriff at the door to ask you a couple questions but that is all.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Nicola_Six on July 25, 2014, 02:19:32 PM
Great. Thank you Kazoo
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on July 26, 2014, 06:30:15 PM
Is there any of legebokoffs's family there supporting him?  I have been thinking that perhaps he left Natasha on a family member's property and to give up that info would be, in his eyes admitting the truth.  He is pleading not guilty, correct?  I originally thought that perhaps Natasha was on the west side of Prince George, but this thought about her possibly being on an acreage somewhere around that belongs to his family, has been niggling at me.  Do the police know of Legebokoff's whereabouts right after Natasha went missing, did he go visit family?  Is that kind of info coming out in the trial?     I feel absolutely horrible for the Victims' families to have to listen to what this monster did...May he never see the outside of jail again.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 26, 2014, 06:39:49 PM
I wonder if his family is attending as well, Jobo.  I am confused, as his grandfather said that Cody attended a family Thanksgiving dinner, with a girlfriend. Was it not around  that that time when Natasha disappeared, or was it Jill?

Who was the girlfriend?  Was it Cunningham?  She said at trial that he invited her to the family thanksgiving dinner. What day on the Thanksgiving weekend did Cody attend the family dinner? If not Cunningham who was it?

Which of the girls disappeared around that week-end?

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on July 26, 2014, 07:11:29 PM
Believe the girlfriend was Amy Veoll
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/jury-hears-from-former-legebokoff-girlfriend-1.1259970
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 27, 2014, 09:42:50 AM
Thank you Looking. I'll post the full article b/c links are broken after awhile. This answers some questions above.

A former girlfriend of Cody Allan Legebokoff testified Thursday during the trial for the young man accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women.

Amy Veoll said she was in an intimate relationship with Legebokoff for about three months starting in September 2010. She and Legebokoff were co-workers at a local auto dealership and had known each other since the summer of that year, the court heard.

Once together, Voell said she would stay overnight at Legebokoff's 1400-block Liard Drive apartment three or four times a week.

Voell said she noticed a bloody handprint on a wall near the apartment's front door, a blood stain on the curtains in the living room and on the carpet at the end of the hallway.

Voell confirmed she asked Legebokoff about the stains.

"I was told that the handprint and the stain on the carpet were his own blood, that he cut his foot one night and came home intoxicated and made a mess," Voell said.

"And the blood on the curtain was from a nose bleed."

Voell also confirmed she saw blood on the couch but did not elaborate on whether Legebokoff gave an explanation for that stain.

The court has heard the stain first appeared on the couch sometime over the October 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend while he was living in the basement suite of a 1500-block Carney Street home.

A housemate testified that when she first noticed the stain at about that time, Legebokoff told her he had gotten high and had a nosebleed. Legebokoff had become a user of cocaine while living in the home, the court has also heard.

Voell said Legebokoff had friends over on only one night when she was there. She had seen him drink and knew he smoked marijuana but told her he did not use any other form of drugs.

Voell recounted the last time she saw him prior to his arrest on Nov. 27, 2010.

She said both had worked that day with Legebokoff's work day ending sooner than hers. As soon as her day finished, Voell said she took the short drive to Legebokoff's apartment where they watched TV while sitting on the couch.

"He began to fall asleep on my lap on the couch and said he was really tired, so I decided to go home and that was about 6:30 when I left and I didn't hear from him after that," Voell said.

Crown prosecution is alleging Legebokoff drove out to Vanderhoof, a community of about 4,500 people 100 km west of Prince George, that night to meet in person Loren Donn Leslie, 15, with whom he had been conversing over a social media website.

At about 9:30 p.m., a Fort St. James RCMP officer pulled Legebokoff over after he drove onto Highway 27 from an offroad north of Vanderhoof in an erratic manner and continued south at above the speed limit.

When the officer noticed blood on Legebokoff and in his truck, Legebokoff said he had been out poaching and a conservation officer was called in to retrace his route. By about midnight, Leslie's lifeless but still warm body was found near a gravel pit along the offroad.

Worried because she hadn't heard from him, Voell drove by the apartment the next morning before going to work and noticed his truck was gone. When she came back after work, Voell saw police at the building.

The next day, she agreed to participate with Legebokoff in an interview with the RCMP in Vanderhoof. Voell was not asked to provide any further details.

Voell was taken through photos police took of Legebokoff's apartment following his arrest. One showed a pickaroon stood against a bedroom wall next to Legebokoff's bed and another showed an axe stored in a linen closet in the hallway.

Voell said she did not remember seeing either item.

DNA analysis determined that blood found on the pickaroon was from Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, whose decomposed body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010 and blood on the axe came from Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 35, who went missing in early September 2010 and has never been found.

The blood on the couch matched that from Jill Stacey Stuchenko, whose body was found in a gravel pit off Otway Road near Foothills Boulevard.

Earlier Thursday, defence lawyer Jim Heller focused on blood samples that showed a mix of contributors during a cross examination of Jason Solinski, who conducts DNA analysis at the RCMP's forensics laboratory in Edmonton.

In many of those instances, a major contributor was identified but the rest of the mixture was too weak to allow Solinski to identify the second source.

They also went through 11 samples in which Legebokoff was either the sole or major contributor that were not presented to the court during direct examination by Crown prosecution.

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- See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/jury-hears-from-former-legebokoff-girlfriend-1.1259970#sthash.dxyckWvZ.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on July 27, 2014, 10:13:48 AM
Thanks SAP.  Didn't know how to copy the whole article.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on July 28, 2014, 08:52:29 AM
YW Looking.
It's easy to copy and paste, just a few clicks. :)

Left click your mouse at the bottom of the article and move your mouse up over the entire article. By left clicking it should all turn blue. Then when you have the whole article, right click and a prompt box appears. Click on Copy. Then where you want to post, click on paste and the article pastes to your post.:)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 28, 2014, 11:49:54 AM
I wonder if his family is attending as well, Jobo.  .....
JB

The days that I have attended thus far I have been wondering the same thing. I am nearly positive that his brother has been in attendance. I recall hearing (from talk in town, I live in PG and am the same age) that he has a brother who is a couple years younger. There was a young man, approximately 19-20 years old there who has been there a few times and is a spitting image of Cody. He was sitting with an older gentleman and a middle-aged woman. I don't want to jump the gun but I believed them to be his mother and his grandfather because it seems as though his grandfather has been quite involved with media interviews and such.

This is just my opinion, however, I am almost certain that the young man was his brother at the very least.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 28, 2014, 12:19:48 PM
Kazoo, you come across as being very level headed and mature for such a young man. And it is very refreshing when I  "meet" one. Generally speaking I have met a few, and believe that most are (I hope) -unfortunately, there are days when I have my doubts. I am glad to say that today is not one of them. :)


Thank you for keeping us abreast of the trial.

jb
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 28, 2014, 12:24:02 PM
Thank you, Jellybean. That does mean a lot!  ;)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 28, 2014, 12:53:40 PM
Oops!! I am assuming that you are a young man, however if you are a young lady - the same applies. ;)
No need to clarify - :)

jb
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on July 28, 2014, 05:18:04 PM
Lol..jellybean...I agree though about kazoo...and thanks kazoo for your take on things.  Wonder why the reporters have not mentioned who is there for Legebokoff.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 30, 2014, 10:04:34 AM
Court hears Legebokoff on tape

Confronted by a tag team of two RCMP officers as well as a tearful girlfriend, Cody Allan Legebokoff admitted to hitting Loren Donn Leslie "twice at the max" with a pipe wrench but maintained he did not kill the girl, the court heard Tuesday,

Legebokoff's statement was given in a video recorded interview he gave police two days after he was arrested for the murder of Loren Donn Leslie, a legally blind 15-year-old girl whose body was found in an isolated spot off Highway 27 between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.

After first claiming he had stumbled across Leslie's body while out exploring the area, Legebokoff eventually admitted to police he knew the girl, saying they decided to meet in person after conversing through a social networking website for a couple of weeks.

Already planning to drive to Fort St. James to see his grandfather and mother, Legebokoff said he drove his pickup truck to Vanderhoof where he rendezvoused with Leslie at a school. He said they drank some of the alcohol he had bought, had sex, and then drove towards Fort St. James, where Leslie said she knew some people.

Along the way, they decided to take a detour, have sex once again, and go four-wheeling but that's where Leslie "went psycho," Legebokoff told a member of the B.C. RCMP's interview team as they sat in an interview room at the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment.

He said Leslie started going on about wanting to kill herself and that she hated her mother. It then escalated to Leslie hitting herself with a pipe wrench that had been sitting on the floor of his truck and stabbing herself in her neck, Legebokoff told police.

"I was like 'what the hell are you doing?'" Legebokoff said.

He said Leslie was soon out of the truck and down in the snow with stab wounds to her neck. Legebokoff said he was too stunned to give first aid, but did drag her about 15 feet before returning to his truck and taking off.

Legebokoff initially denied having sex with Leslie but changed that aspect of the story when told she was found with her shoes, pants and underwear off.

Matters reached a peak on the evening of Nov. 29, 2010 when Legebokoff's girlfriend at the time, Amy Voell, appeared at the detachment. With Sgt. Paul Dadwal looking on, the two gave each other a long embrace followed by Legebokoff telling her that he did not kill Leslie. Legebokoff continued to go over the story with a tearful and sobbing Voell while also asking for her forgiveness.

"I just want you to believe me," Legebokoff told her at one point.

In an apparent attempt at the good-cop, bad-cop ploy, Cpl. Greg Yanicki, also of the B.C. RCMP interview team, confronted Legebokoff at one point saying his story is ridiculous.

A pathologist had determined both sets of injuries Leslie suffered were fatal, Yanicki told Legebokoff. "You couldn't do both to yourself, you could do either one, but you couldn't do both," Yanicki said.

Later, Dadwal also began to press Legebokoff but also told him he thought he panicked and did something he normally would not have done.

"You're not a psycho, you're not a monster," Dadwal said. "She did something and you reacted."

Then, with Voell still in the room, Dadwal showed Legebokoff a photo of Leslie's dead body.

"That, Cody, is not you," Dadwal said.

Legebokoff continued to say he did not hit her with the wrench.

"You're not a bad guy, you had a good childhood, you're a normal person," Dadwal countered and urged Legebokoff to tell the truth.

Finally, Legebokoff said he hit Leslie once or twice while she was lying on the ground.

He then reluctantly agreed to give a summary of what he said happened while continuing to repeat he did not kill Leslie.

Legebokoff was also asked about Cynthia Frances Maas, 35 whose body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010, roughly seven weeks before his arrest. Legebokoff denied any knowledge of Maas when asked if he might have had sex with the woman.

Legebokoff is also accused of murder in the deaths of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23. Stuchenko's body was found Oct. 20, 2009 in a gravel pit off Foothills Boulevard and Montgomery went missing in September 2010 and has never been found.

© Copyright 2014

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/court-hears-legebokoff-on-tape-1.1267630
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 30, 2014, 03:40:38 PM
As horrible it is to read this and find out what he did to these poor and innocent women, thank god he was as "messy" and arrogant as he was, otherwise, who knows if he would have been linked to each murder. 

Blood patterns examined at Legebokoff trial

An expert in blood pattern analysis started the process of presenting her findings to the court Wednesday from the crime scenes related to Cody Allan Legebokoff, the young man accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women.

Presenting photos of personal items seized from Legebokoff on the night of his arrest, Sgt. Beverly Zaporozan of the RCMP's National Forensic Service showed where blood matching Loren Donn Leslie was found on his shoes, shorts, shirt and jacket.

Legebokoff was arrested on Nov. 27, 2010 shortly after a conservation officer had found the still-warm but lifeless body of the legally blind 15-year-old girl in a bushy spot near a gravel pit off Highway 27 between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.

A Fort St. James RCMP officer had pulled Legebokoff over after seeing him driving erratically as he turned onto the highway from the logging road leading back to the site. When blood was noticed on Legebokoff and his truck, a conservation officer was called in to retrace his route after he told the officer he had been poaching.

Legebokoff was arrested on a charge of murder when the conservation officer found Leslie's body.

Leslie's blood was not the only blood found on the items seized. Blood from Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, who went missing in September 2010, was also found on a pair of shorts Legebokoff had been wearing at the time of his arrest despite the winter weather.

And blood on the heel and ball of a sock seized from Legebokoff was identified as coming from Cynthia Maas, 35, whose body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010.

Testimony moved onto findings gleaned from the samples and photos from Legebokoff's 1400-block Liard Drive apartment where he had been living at the time. Within the kitchen and dining room areas, Zaparozan showed 15 spots where Montgomery's blood was found, including on the dining room ceiling.

An imprint of Legebokoff's bare foot was found in a pool of Montgomery's blood on the dining room's linoleum floor and a spatter forming "100 plus" stains on the dining room wall and baseboard, also from Montgomery, were found.

Zaporozan said the pattern indicated the source of the blood was "right low to the floor."

Earlier Wednesday, the court saw the remainder of a video-recorded interview Legebokoff had with police shortly after his arrest for the murder of Leslie.

Legebokoff's girlfriend, Amy Voell, was also present and, with one of the RCMP officers looking on, she broke up with him.

"I can't trust you anymore," Voell said.

Legebokoff continued to repeat he did not kill Leslie.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/blood-patterns-examined-at-legebokoff-trial-1.1268818
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on July 30, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
Thank you for continuing to keep us updated on the trial Kazoo. It is much appreciated.

Information in regard the murders is unsettling to read, to say the least, and must be all but impossible for family members who have been sitting through the testimony, to hear. My thoughts are with each one of them. Hopefully Legebokoff will not be seeing the light of day for a very long time. I have to wonder how someone so young could be capable of such unthinkable acts of violence. It makes me wonder again if serial killers are born or raised. Personally I feel that if he were to be allowed his freedom, he would likely kill again. That is JMO.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 30, 2014, 04:54:16 PM
My sentiments exactly, debbiec.  Special hugs to the family members who have lost their precious loved ones.
Their courage to sit through this trial, sets a new standard.

By all accounts, the blood found on his clothing even dating back to 2010, makes me wonder as to how anyone could even stand beside him without smelling him.  I'll bet he stunk up a room whenever he walked into it.  I wonder if he ever showered.  Or, did he wear these outfits as a trophy only when he decided to murder?? 

I cannot see him holding down a job, or having a girlfriend if he stunk to high heaven.
He had absolutely no self pride - in how he kept himself, his car, or his apartment.

 Sounds to me as though he wallowed around in the blood of  others, and always had an excuse for it being there.  Luckily for law enforcement, he was  too damn lazy to lift a finger to  clean it up.

 Personal filth was part of his downfall.



JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on July 30, 2014, 06:28:48 PM
Many serial killers have girlfriends, wives or children.  It's difficult to understand.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 31, 2014, 12:23:14 PM
Yes, serial killers are capable of having relationships with a significant other.  Williams is one recent example.

The thing that amazes me about Cody, is how he was found in the same shorts (in winter) with blood stains from past murders, and it was also noted that Cody's truck had clothes behind the seats up to the level of the head rests, which were also blood stained from past victims.

Yet, with all of that "old" evidence in his truck, he drove around in it with girl friend and others, and no one noticed, and he wasn't even shy about it, or embarrassed about it.  He could of cared less - as he always had a limp excuse.

Now, surely he did not wear these clothes on regular days ie to work etc? I hope the answer is NO.

If the answer is YES, then there is something terribly lacking in the public's casual observations.. There is such a thing as "minding ones business", but wouldn't it raise suspicions that something is wrong?

His roommates and his girlfriend accepted his explanations about the  blood on sofa, pickaroons with blood in bedroom, blood splattered on walls, etc.

The lack of discernment and absence of "alarm bells"  is frightening.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on July 31, 2014, 12:35:11 PM
I have been wondering the same thing Jellybean.  How could people so readily accept his explanations about the blood.  I think coke users get a lot of nosebleeds, but come on.  The girls were reported missing and murdered.  Didn't anyone even once think he was a killer?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on July 31, 2014, 01:53:06 PM
Add me to the list of wondering how everyone that came into his house/apartment or in his vehicle didn't notice the blood that the investigators found everywhere.   Legebokoff at one time worked at an auto dealership....Ever since I learned that....whenever I take my vehicle in for service, I keep my house keys and take my key fob for my vehicle and hand them that...   
I also wonder about the shorts he seemed to want to wear when committing murder, even in the winter....like I said one sick, evil puppy.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on July 31, 2014, 02:19:08 PM
I am in the same boat as all of you, I cannot believe that all of these red flags were simply shrugged off by all those around him.

Apart from all of the examples of pure laziness and disregard for anything really that you guys have mentioned, another that I find notable comes from an article that I believe I posted previously. If not, I am referring to the testimony of one of his roommates:


...Jana Leidl testified she returned to the 1500 block Carney Street home from visiting family in Fort St. James over the 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend and went downstairs where Legebokoff's bedroom was located to check on him.

In the basement's living room, she found Legebokoff lying on a couch he owned watching television. She also noticed a "blood stain about the size of a melon" on one end of the couch and another blood stain on the carpet covering the floor.

"He said that he was high and fell asleep on the couch and had a bleeding nose," Leidl said.

Leidl said nothing was done about the stain on the couch but Legebokoff tried cleaning the stain off the carpet over the next few days after she asked him to. ...



It is completely amazing to me that the amount of blood did not cause anyone to fret or even be suspicious. I also cannot believe that it was not until a few days later that the roommate had finally said something about the blood that Cody finally "tried" to clean only the stain on the carpet, ignoring the giant stain on the couch. I just can't get over this going unnoticed. I am positive that if I had gone into my roommates room, over to my boyfriends house, or really anyone's house for that matter and saw such quantities of blood that the police would immediately be notified. I am not sure what went wrong, perhaps a combination of the trust that they had for Cody injunction with their young, inexperienced perspectives. Who knows?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 31, 2014, 03:06:57 PM
Yes, the bloodstains everywhere, and never questioned, has been "the elephant in the room". My gosh, it is shocking that no one questioned it.

With all due respect to Cody's family, they must be in terrible shock, to learn that their son, and brother was involved in such heinous crimes!!  How can parents and siblings possibly accept it? The son and brother that was part of their lives.  How shocking!!.

By all accounts he lived a normal, happy life, and for the family to learn of this - must be exceptionally  devastating to them,

 Perhaps an expert would have picked up on early warning signs, however, it just may be (like Williams) there were not any. Besides, we parents are not experts.

Perhaps the Legebokoff's did everything "right" in raising Cody, (that is if such a way does truly exist!)

Sadly, the "whys" may never be answered for them
. And this in itself further adds to this  painful tragedy for the victims as well as the Legebokoff  Family.

Kazoo, once again, thank you for keeping us up to date.
Kindly continue to do so, if you can.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on August 01, 2014, 02:54:26 AM
As horrible as the details that are coming up at this trial, there’s an even darker undercurrent to this story, in my opinion.   For example, it can’t be just a coincidence that three of Legebokoff’s victims owed drug debts to other individuals.  How could Legebokoff afford to buy all these drugs, even with a job, would it not get awfully pricey?   I think what we're hearing at this trial is only the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/emotions-run-high-at-legebokoff-trial-1.1255252

Emotions run high at Legebokoff trial

Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen - July 22, 2014

The high emotion continued when a tearful and sobbing Crystal Johnny recognized two of Legebokoff's alleged murder victims in a photobook, Cynthia Frances Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

Johnny went on to testify she sold twice sold crack cocaine to Legebokoff. On the first time, she said Legebokoff saw her and a friend walking along Queensway one day. Legebokoff gave her $60 - enough for three rocks - and she went into an apartment building on Queensway, came back out with the crack and he dropped her off further along the stretch.

About a month later, Legebokoff once again got her to purchase some crack for him but this time they went out to L.C. Gunn Park in his pickup truck because he wanted to smoke the drug away from where people could see him.

Johnny said Legebokoff's truck stopped running once they got into the park and she began to get a funny feeling. She locked the cab doors when Legebokoff went outside to look at the truck and grabbed his cellphone and kept hold of hers.

And when they walked back down the hill towards Highway 97 South, Johnny said she made sure Legebokoff stayed in front of her. They eventually found a pay phone near a gas bar and restaurant in the BCR Industrial Site and called a taxi.

The cabbie dropped her off on Queensway and continued on with Legebokoff still in the cab. Testimony last week from cab driver Oliver Dailey indicated the incident occurred in August 2010.

Johnny went on to say the two times she sold drugs to Legebokoff occurred after she saw Maas and Legebokoff driving by in his truck.

She and Maas had shared a cell while in custody at Prince George Regional Correctional Centre and from running into each other at the Association Advocating for Women and Children Shelter, the court was told.

Under cross examination from Heller, Johnny agreed that Maas had told her she once owned a crack shack and owed a drug debt in Fort St. John.

Johnny also agreed Maas once told her "she was doing something she knew was wrong and she knew what was going to happen."
It was so memorable, Johnny remembered the comment word-for-word, the court heard.

Johnny also there was a conversation about Montgomery owing a drug debt in Quesnel.

Maas' heavily decomposed body was found in L.C.Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010 and Montgomery's body has never been found.

In earlier testimony, the court heard that Jill Stacey Stuchenko was taking tentative steps towards getting herself off crack cocaine and out of the street life just prior to her disappearance in October 2009.

Les McDermid, a friend of Stuchenko's who had let her stay at his home, tesified that in the days just prior to the 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend, he had twice driven her to a rehab centre on Alward.

However, Stuchenko was gone for almost the entire weekend, leaving the home on the Saturday afternoon. And when she returned a couple days later, she looked haggard and appeared to have been partying, McDermid said.

He tried to talk her into staying long enough for her to have something to eat but she was in too much of a rush. She grabbed a couple of papers and headed back out the door. McDermid said he thought it was something to do with her children.

"She wanted to get off [crack]," McDermid said. "That's why she was getting into the program.

"She had stopped before because they were talking about adopting her children and she wanted her kids back. She was serious about getting them."

Stuchenko's body was found in a shallow grave at a gravel pit off Otway Road on Oct. 20, 2009.

Legebokoff is also accused of murdering Loren Donn Leslie, 15. He was arrested on a charge of murder shortly after her body was found near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof on the night of Nov. 27, 2010.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on August 01, 2014, 03:55:32 AM
Maybe Legebokoff was becoming an addict....something his roommates, friends, family and coworkers would frown apon.  That is why he, for the most part hid his usage, except when he was with other addicts.  He killed those women that were having problems with the drug scene.....is it because he secretly despised the life?   The life he was becoming addicted to?  He took out his anger on very vulnerable women, fighting their own battles.
.  Did Legebokoff use and abuse the women who hooked him up with drugs because he felt they were ruining his life?instead of taking responsibility for his own shortcomings, he blamed them?
That is the feeling I get when reading the testimony.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on August 01, 2014, 09:36:50 AM
I think he wanted to kill women from a young age and the drugs had little to do with it. He probably killed Bonnie Marie Joseph when he was 17 and headed to Lethbridge to distance himself from the crime.  His victims were just easy prey.  Loren was just a kid.  Not a prostitute or drug addict.  Easy prey.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 01, 2014, 10:10:45 AM
Yeah, Looking, I think you are right. This darkness that Cody had (still has, I imagine) is deeply entrenched. When he was initially arrested he immediately told police he was poaching and did not think twice about it. Describing it in vivid details, beating a deer with a wrench and his own hands. Perhaps that is where he started? With animals?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 01, 2014, 10:13:52 AM
Well folks, my updates will be taking a three week break. Also, I am curious as to what that application involves.


Jury given break in Legebokoff trial

The jury hearing the trial for Cody Allan Legebokoff was given a three-week break after testimony from witnesses called by Crown prosecution wrapped up Thursday.

The trial for the young man accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women had originally been expected to last six to eight months but due in part to a series of admissions of facts, progress has been much faster.

However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett stayed with a promise he made at the trial's outset to give the jury two weeks off and a further week was subsequently added to give him and legal counsel time to deal with an application.

Parrett did not provide details of the application when he spoke to the jury Thursday.


Over the 37 days the trial has taken so far, the jury has heard from 93 witnesses and 133 exhibits have been submitted as evidence.

Among his final words before sending the 14-person jury away on its break, Parrett reminded the members to refrain from drawing any opinions as to whether Legebokoff, 24, is guilty as charged until all evidence has been heard.

He also urged jury members to refrain from discussing any conclusions about the case amongst themselves, let alone anyone else, until retiring to carry out deliberations.

"The reason I gave you this caution earlier [when the trial began] and give it to you again now is that you may form fixed opinions too soon if you discuss the case amongst yourselves before you've heard all the evidence," Parrett said.

Whether defence counsel will call any witnesses remains to be seen. And if defence does call witnesses, Crown has the option to call more evidence in reply.

Legebokoff is accused of first degree murder in the deaths of Loren Donn Leslie, 15, Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23.

Earlier Thursday, defence lawyer Jim Heller took Sgt. Beverly Zaporozan through a cross examination of the findings she presented to the court the day before regarding the patterns of blood found at the scenes related to the trial.

Zaporozan agreed that she can't say how long blood stains have existed at a particular location and the order in which they appeared. She also agreed that "transfer stains," in which blood is left by someone contacting a surface, can reach their point through any number of intermediaries.

And there was an extended discussion over whether "spatter stains," the result of flying blood hitting a surface, are the result of "impact force," essentially blood squirting from the victim when struck, and being "cast off" from the weapon.

Zaporozan said impact patterns tend to form a v-like shape, "very circular at the centre and upward moving spatter on the outside" while cast off spatter is more linear.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/jury-given-break-in-legebokoff-trial-1.1272187
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on August 01, 2014, 01:21:07 PM
Thank you Kazoo. It looks as if his fate will be sealed sooner than anticipated. I'm sure he will be the topic of many psychological and behavioral studies in the future.
I was thinking too that he started with animals and wondered if anyone ever noticed he had a "rush" when he downed a deer or other wildlife with a bullet, but the mention of using a pipe wrench and his hands ... well that is a totally different and disgusting situation.

Years ago it was a way of life to shoot wildlife for sustenance and usually farmers, etc didn't go hog-wild in killing. All of the animal was put to good use ... similar to the way of native's hunting. It was never a sport.
 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 19, 2014, 12:50:31 PM
I noticed that this is back on the court list for this week. That is only a 2 week break, unless they are just dealing with that application brought forward this week and returning to the full trial next week. There has not been any further updates from the PG Citizen either.



__________

So it is not on the list for today (just for the last two). I am assuming they dealt with the application Monday and Tuesday and will be back into the swing of things come Monday the 25th after all that would be the three week mark.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on August 26, 2014, 12:38:38 AM
Thanks Kazoo for the update.  Would you know what the applications were about?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 26, 2014, 10:10:33 AM
I haven't been able to figure that one out yet, Alder. It is back on the list today to resume trial so once I can figure something out I can advise.

=)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 26, 2014, 01:01:40 PM
Legebokoff took the stand today. I will attempt to make it down to the courthouse this afternoon.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on August 26, 2014, 01:57:41 PM
Thanks Kazoo!
Title: www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/legebokoff-admits-involvement-in-murders-
Post by: discus on August 26, 2014, 08:44:01 PM
Cody Allan Legebokoff admitted he was "involved" in the murder of two women as he took the stand in his own defence Tuesday at the Prince George courthouse.
Accused of killing them and two other women, Legebokoff testified that three others were involved in three of the deaths but refused to give their names other than to refer to them as X, Y and Z.
During morning testimony Legebokoff admitted he was "involved" in the murders of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, whose body was found in October 2009 in a gravel pit near Foothills and Otway Boulevard, and Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, whose body was found in L.C. Gunn Park in October 2010.
Legebokoff is also charged with the murders of Loren Donn Leslie, the partially blind 15 year old girl whose body was found near a gravel pit off Highway 27 north of Vanderhoof in November 2010, and of Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, who went missing in September 2010 and who has never been found although significant amounts of her blood were found in his apartment.
Legebokoff said he stands to receive a significant amount of time in a federal penitentiary for what he's done and did not want to go there with the reputation as a "rat," or someone who helps convict others on murder charges.
"It's just not in the cards," Legeokoff said.
Under questioning from defence lawyer Jim Heller, Legebokoff described a stable and normal upbringing in Fort St James followed by extensive partying after he graduated from high school.
After a year of working odd jobs and frequenting the bar scene in Lethbridge, Alberta, Legebokoff said he moved back to Fort St. James and, after a few months, joined some friends from the small town in moving to a house in the 1500 block of Carney Street in Prince George by late summer 2009.
Legebokoff described X as a drug dealer who introduced him to cocaine. He said he met X at the "first large party" that was held at the house and soon became a regular customer.
On the Saturday of the 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend, and with his housemates away in Fort St. James, Legebokoff said he invited X over to the home for a party. That night, X showed up with five others in tow, including Stuchenko and Y, the court heard.
As they sat on a couch, love seat and futon, they began passing around cocaine in powdered form on a CD case to inhale, the court heard.
Legebokoff said he noticed Stuchenko seemed kind of alone, moved over to sit next to her and chatted her up.
"She wasn't an ugly person, or an ugly woman, so I figured I'd try my luck and sit next to her and start talking to her," Legebokoff said.
They got closer and closer and "just started talking sexy towards one another," Legebokoff said, and soon after that the two went into his bedroom where they had sex.
"[It was] just a mutual decision and I don't know if she'd seen me as some future sugar daddy type deal," Legebokoff said. "I did not know she was a prostitute at that time."
Asked about the lacerations found on her anus, Legebokoff said he did not remember having anal sex with her but also said he was intoxicated.
"I was not out of it by any means, I certainly was intoxicated," Legebokoff said.
Afterwards, they went back out to the basement living room where the party was continuing. While Stuchenko returned to a love seat, Legebokoff went over to a futon where the cocaine was being passed around to have a snort.
Just after midnight, four of the visitors left, leaving X, Y, Stuchenko and Legebokoff in the house. About a half hour later, Legebokoff said he and Y went into his bedroom to have a smoke and X came in soon after to say Stuchenko was going to be killed because she owed a lot of money.
"As X said it, they were both sort of looking at me and I had made the decision to - there was a pipe sitting on my toolbox next to my bed and I gave that to X and he took it and all he did was look at me and nod," Legebokoff said.


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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on August 26, 2014, 08:55:58 PM
So now that he's on the stand, will he be asked what he did with Natasha?  I suppose he will say he wasn't involved in her murder and doesn't know what happened to her.  I don't believe his story.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on August 27, 2014, 08:14:10 AM
Thank you Discus for the update. So he's worrying already for his time in prison and being known as a rat! It will be interesting when he gets questioned ... there seems to be loopholes in his statements. First thing I thought about was these guys ... Cody and X, Y and Z are probably "muscle" for a gang or head guy peddling dope. Loren Leslie doesn't fit the scene.

Here's another link:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cody-legebokoff-admits-being-present-at-deaths-of-women-1.2747764

He is trying to claim that Loren hit herself with a pipe and stabbed herself! He didn't consider any of these deaths as "murder"? SMH!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 27, 2014, 10:09:48 AM
I thought I would add in what happened yesterday since it will be in the paper today.

He did describe what happened to Natasha in very limited detail, claiming that it was X & Y and they left his house with her body and he never talked to them about what had happened to her after that. He was very adamant that he did not even touch Natasha and I am sure he only said that because she still has not been found therefore his DNA hasn't been found on her (yet). He claimed that Jill was also murdered by X, Y, and Z while he was present (before she was murdered he claims that they had mutual 'relations' which is probably his attempt to explain away his DNA). I missed his 'story' of Cynthia Maas. He fully admitted to the murder of Loren Leslie.

Crown counsel got up for cross-examination and nailed it. After Mr. Temple started cross you could definitely feel the shift in the room, Cody began to get more agitated and slightly raised his voice while answering some questions. Crown then demanded that he tell the court the names of X, Y, and Z to which Cody obviously refused, after repeatedly asking Cody that question to no avail, Mr. Temple requested a charge of contempt of court. Justice Parrett then ordered that Cody answer the questions twice and he, of course, refused. Cody was then told by the court to 'sleep on it' and they would deal with that application this morning.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on August 27, 2014, 11:20:40 AM
He lied many times when he was first arrested for Lauren so why should we believe his wild tales now?  He probably heard the stories of the girls drug debts so used them to his advantage.  If he can get reasonable doubt for 2 of the murders, then he might still see the light of day.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 27, 2014, 01:58:46 PM
Crown challenges Legebokoff's story

Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple confronted Cody Allan Legebokoff on various aspects of his story about the deaths of three women and one teenage girl he is accused of murdering during cross examination Wednesday at the Prince George courthouse.

Temple opened by focussing on a discrepancy between Legebokoff's assertion that he hit Loren Donn Leslie with a pipe wrench after she had dropped down in front of his truck, noting that blood and her iPod were found further away.

Legebokoff remained steadfast that she died in front of his truck and later denied Temple's accusation that he chased her with the pipe wrench before striking her where the blood was found.

Leslie's body was found near a gravel pit off Highway 27 between Fort St. James and Vanderhoof on the night of Nov. 27, 2010 and Legebokoff, who was pulled over after being seen speeding away from the site, was charged with her murder.

Temple noted similarities between Legebokoff's initial story to police that a friend had shot a deer and left with the carcass and his assertion that three people he identified as X, Y and Z were largely responsible for the deaths of three women he is also accused of murdering.

Legebokoff continued to refuse to provide the names of the people he said killed Jill Stacey Stuchenko, Cynthia Frances Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery.

In response, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett said an application for contempt of court against Legebokoff will be heard at the trial's conclusion.

About 50 people were in the gallery during the morning proceedings.


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http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local/crown-challenges-legebokoff-s-story-1.1331247
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on August 27, 2014, 02:35:02 PM
I think he is lying....he wants a lighter sentence.    After all the pain he has caused; he should just admit it. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 28, 2014, 10:05:40 AM
Crown challenges 'involved' defence

Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple worked to cast doubt on Cody Allan Legebokoff's account of the deaths of the three woman and one teenage girl he is accused of murdering during cross examination Wednesday at the Prince George courthouse.

When he testified in his defence on Tuesday, Legebokoff maintained that - while he was "involved" in the killings of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23 - three people he has only identified as X, Y and Z committed the actual murders.

As for Loren Donn Leslie, the partially blind 15-year-old girl found Nov. 27, 2010 in the snow near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof, Legebokoff conceded he did strike her in the head with a pipe wrench but has not admitted killing her.

The day-long exchange Wednesday before a 14-person jury and about 50 onlookers from the gallery was often confrontational as Temple challenged Legebokoff's version of the events. More than once, Temple asserted Legebokoff committed the murders and made up the story about X, Y and Z with the accused replying "no, I did not."

Legebokoff was also combative and testy as Temple tried to tease details out of him, providing terse answers to questions about what people were wearing, where they were positioned and sequences of events.

"I didn't take observations or take notes or anything on how he did it, which way he did it, or how far the cut went or how deep the cut was, I didn't take those kind of observations," Legebokoff protested when pressed on his contention he handed Z a kitchen knife to finish off Montgomery after X had beaten her with a steel bar while chasing her through Legebokoff's apartment.

Temple highlighted apparent discrepancies between what Legebokoff had to say and the evidence that had been presented during the trial, which began June 2.

He said Legebokoff's assertion that X had struck Montgomery at the end of the hallway and just after she got out of the bathroom failed to account for her blood found splattered all over his bedroom.

Temple also noted that contrary to Legebokoff's contention that Leslie stabbed herself while immediately in front of his pickup truck, her blood and her iPod were found some distance away, suggesting he had chased her.

On that point, Temple noted that when Legebokoff was talking to police during the two days after his arrest in November 2010, he said Leslie was "trying to make a run" and suggested Legebokoff had stopped himself short of adding the words "for it," because that would indicate he was pursuing her.

Legebokoff had told the court Leslie went "flying off the handle" and hit herself with a pipe wrench and then stabbed herself with a utility tool knife she somehow found in the cab of his truck. Temple suggested opening a utility tool can be complicated and yet Legebokoff gave no account of performing the motions to get a knife out.

When Temple said evidence showed Leslie's ring finger was broken, suggesting she was trying to protect herself while he hit her with the pipe wrench, Legebokoff said he had stepped on her hands in the process of dragging her away.

"With running shoes?" Temple asked.

"A 250-pound guy stepping on her and rocks being underneath the snow, yeah," Legebokoff replied.

Temple also said the significant amount of blood from Stuchenko that was found on Legebokoff's couch conflicted with his story that X had struck her with a pipe and suggested that in actual fact he committed the murder.

"You hit her on the head, you stunned her, you punched her just as you described Mr. X did, and then you stabbed her in the neck and then you watched while she bled to death on your couch and then you took her body out in your truck and tried to bury her in the gravel pit," Temple said.

Legebokoff replied with a denial.

Stuchenko's body was found Oct. 20, 2009 in a gravel pit near Foothills Boulevard and Otway Road.

A fair amount of time was devoted to Temple going through the interviews Legebokoff gave police, with the accused agreeing that he had not been telling Mounties the truth. Temple implied that Legebokoff was still lying when he presented his latest story to the jury and drew on the similarities between an initial story he gave police and his claim X, Y and Z committed the murders.

When police noticed blood in his truck after he was pulled over on the night of Nov. 27, 2010 along Highway 27, he first told RCMP a friend, Thomas Russell, had shot a deer and that Legebokoff then used a pipe wrench to beat it and then a utility tool knife to kill it.

Legebokoff agreed with Temple that the story was a "complete fabrication." Temple went on to describe similarities between that story and the ones he gave about the deaths of Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery.

"Of course, the important thing about it is that the main actor in each case, Mr. X or Thomas Russell, has vanished into the night, leaving Mr. Legebokoff to tell the tale to the police," Temple said.

Temple told Legebokoff the positions of Leslie's and Maas' bodies were found in were similar (both with their pants and underwear down around their ankles) and contended that's because he dragged the two into the bush in similar fashions, which Legebokoff also denied.

Temple questioned the credibility of other aspects of Legebokoff's story, including the assertion that X killed Stuchenko over the October 2009 Thanksgiving long weekend in the basement suite of the Prince George home where Legebokoff had been living for only a short time after moving from Fort St. James.

"You expect the jury to believe that you were so trusted by this drug dealer that he was willing to commit a murder in your presence after only a month-and-a-half's acquaintance, that's your evidence?" Temple asked Legebokoff, who replied with a yes.

Although Temple said no DNA evidence was found, Legebokoff continued to maintain he twice had sex with Leslie on the night her body was found. Temple replied that Legebokoff had attacked Leslie because she refused to have sex with him.

Even if the story about X, Y and Z was true, Temple suggested Legebokoff remained in deep trouble because he supplied the murder weapon in all three instances and despite knowing what the perpetrators planned to do with them.

"I was also under the influence of drugs at that time and wasn't really [with it]," Legebokoff replied when Temple once again touched on the story about Montgomery. "I just passed him the knife."

As he did on Tuesday, Legebokoff continued to refuse to provide the names of the three men he said killed Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery. Legebokoff had said he did not want to go to prison with the reputation as a "rat" by giving their names.

In response, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett said an application for contempt of court against Legebokoff will be heard at the trial's conclusion.

Closing arguments from Crown prosecution and defence counsels will begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on August 29, 2014, 08:42:54 AM
Quote
"I was also under the influence of drugs at that time and wasn't really [with it]," Legebokoff replied when Temple once again touched on the story about Montgomery. "I just passed him the knife."
Even if there was an X, Y and Z he was complicit and did not try and stop the actions but I am beginning to think he was in it alone.

Nothing has been mentioned that he was under the influence of drugs when he murdered Loren and the murders are similar to the other girls ... hunt, chase and bludgeon! The fear these girls went through trying to save themselves from him! Yes it really sounds like a pack of lies to save himself.
My heart aches for the families and friends of the victims having to relive these horrors as they hear how their loved ones were running in fear in the last moments of their lives! 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on August 29, 2014, 10:59:29 AM
SAP - on the stand on Tuesday he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while he was driving to Vanderhoof to meet Loren. Also, not only did he not try to stop them, in each scenario he admits that he supplied the murder weapon to X, Y, or Z (even though I still believe he did this alone).

I say that mainly because there was no mention whatsoever before Cody took the stand that there was potentially 3 others involved. Defence never once said that there may have been others present until Cody got up and told the story himself. In addition, if X,Y or Z did use the murder weapons how come their DNA wasn't found on the many weapons found in his home, only CL's DNA was found. Another notable clue raised by Crown was that Natasha's blood was found all over Cody's room (on walls, behind the door, on the door frame) but in his testimony Cody maintains that X & Y killed Natasha in the hallway. So how, if they killed her outside in the hallway would her DNA be found all over his room? He also insists that he never even touched Natasha so once again, if he never touched her how did her DNA get all over his room? I am assuming he is maintaining that he never touched her because there is no evidence of his DNA being found on her because she has not yet been found.

All in all, I strongly believe that he acted alone in all four of these cases. His MO in Loren's murder was the exact same as the other three. There is not one piece of evidence that I have seen to date that suggests others were involved. After all, why would these "three drug dealers" decide to murder three women in CODY'S HOUSE after they only supposedly knew him for one month or so?? And in doing so, also removing all of their DNA from the scene?

With all of the evidence already submitted he was in a deep hole and after he got up on the stand he dug himself deeper and deeper. Although I am very pleased that the trial is almost done and not going to last the eight months it was previously thought to last for the families sake.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on August 29, 2014, 03:44:18 PM
Thanks Kazoo. I had missed that about him smoking crack while driving to meet Loren. It's not an excuse for his actions as he already knows what his behavior is like when he partakes in the drug.
I was also wondering about other DNA on his work instruments if he gave them to others. It doesn't make sense. Might he be working on a defense of being "set up" by police even?
With the case of Natasha it is quite evident he will not be spilling where he left her if he maintains his DNA isn't or wouldn't be on her. He's not a good liar or else he isn't very bright. He must know about all the evidence collected of Natasha's DNA all throughout his place with the most splatter in his bedroom.

I totally agree with you on all points. He's in deep with his lies. Do you think there is a possibility the Crown might offer a lessor sentence for information leading to the finding of Natasha? I really can't see them giving any deals to such a depraved person who shows no remorse.

I have to admit, imo, that not even the details of ex-Colonel Williams' depraved actions were as sickening and disgusting as those of this young killer.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 01, 2014, 01:53:04 PM
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/metro/Crown+wraps+serial+killer+Cody+Legebokoff+case/10083247/story.html


Excerpt:
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The trial has heard Leslie, who lived with her mother in Vanderhoof, more than 100 kilometres west of Prince George, struggled with mental health.
Her mental state came under scrutiny because Legebokoff told police the girl had killed herself, though the Crown maintains he murdered her, along with the three women. (Prince George Citizen)

Has anyone on this forum been to the last proceedings before sentencing is due? Did the Defense make an issue over the possibility Loren killed herself? I am shocked to say the least! That anyone would believe or even entertain the idea of Loren doing that especially after this history of Legebokoff!

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 01, 2014, 04:58:50 PM
I think he did quite well with his lies.  Lauren killed herself and others killed the rest.  Reasonable doubt.  Someone might believe it.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 02, 2014, 08:29:08 AM
He didn't deny hitting Loren on the head more than once. I took as ... he had to put her out of her pain after she beat herself up. However he never thought of calling 911 which is what a normal person would do. All BS. "She made a run for it" ... slip of the tongue but I do believe that is what was happening after he initially beat Loren.   

Anyone facing prison time, especially with so much evidence against them as is in this case with 4 murders, would be singing like a canary IF there were others involved. He can't name names b/c there aren't any others and if he implicated those 3 druggies he wouldn't be safe for sure. I do wonder if the drugs he used made him go off the deep end, or were the murders part of an initiation into the druglord world. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 02, 2014, 10:16:07 AM
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/metro/Crown+wraps+serial+killer+Cody+Legebokoff+case/10083247/story.html


Excerpt:
Quote
The trial has heard Leslie, who lived with her mother in Vanderhoof, more than 100 kilometres west of Prince George, struggled with mental health.
Her mental state came under scrutiny because Legebokoff told police the girl had killed herself, though the Crown maintains he murdered her, along with the three women. (Prince George Citizen)

Has anyone on this forum been to the last proceedings before sentencing is due? Did the Defense make an issue over the possibility Loren killed herself? I am shocked to say the least! That anyone would believe or even entertain the idea of Loren doing that especially after this history of Legebokoff!



I went a couple times last week to watch cross-examination. The issue of mental health was barely touched on by crown. Cody admitted to hitting her several times over the head with the pipe and dragging her into the bushes. He also acknowledged that she was no longer 'moving or making noise' which would presumably mean that after he had killer her he hid her. He said he started hitting her with the lead pipe because he got mad at her for hitting herself.

Crown then likened his initial story he told police about the deer poaching (which Cody admitted was all lies) to the murder of Loren. Temple insisted that the story he told police was not actually about a deer but he was describing the murder of Loren. It was a very pivotal point in the cross and you could see the shift in CL, from calm and collected to increasingly agitated.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 02, 2014, 10:26:48 AM
Agitated when caught in lies.  I'll bet he lived on lies all of his life.  Everyone else is to blame (for whatever the circumstances were) Temper tantrums at home?  I'll be the family saw quite a few.

The first request made, while in back of the cruiser (Loren's murder) Call my Dad!
I don't think Cody was ever made to face trouble on his own.

Something struck me when I read a remark made by his friends, "Cody always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time".  Did they buy into it?

I will really be shocked if the jury says not guilty of murder. At minimum, he could get "Accessory".  He will get something.  He should never be set free.  I doubt if any rehabilitation will stick.
We have allowed too many of his kind to serve a term in jail, and released on probation, only to murder again.

Some experts may say, he is young - and therefore he can change with proper counselling. I am not an expert, but it is plain to any citizen that he is a psychopath - and we know that they cannot be rehabilitated, and can never be trusted.

I feel sorry for the prison guards getting him on their watch. He should be placed in high security along with Williams, Bernardo and the rest of their ilk.


JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 02, 2014, 10:33:37 AM
I really think his friends did buy into his lies. Afterall, if they didn't, how would he have lived with numerous roommates? Female (non-drug-using) roommates to boot. They even testified that they questioned Cody about the weapons and blood and he simply explained it away.

From what I have watched (which is quite a bit) and read, he is definitely guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on all four counts of murder ...and on the contempt charge. I honestly believe that the jury will see it the same way.

I really hope there is a move to have him labelled as a dangerous offender too, which given the circumstances, may be reasonable.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 02, 2014, 02:54:25 PM
Looks like the jury may have options, if the Defense Lawyer has his way.  I can't believe this.
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/legebokoff-defence-argues-for-2nd-degree-murder-charge-1.1338321


Legebokoff defence argues for 2nd degree murder charge



Mark Nielsen / Prince George Citizen 
 September 2, 2014 09:08 AM
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Cody Allan Legebokoff should be found guilty of second-degree murder, not first degree, in the deaths of three women and a teenage girl, defence lawyer Jim Heller is arguing this morning during a closing statement to the jury at the Prince George courthouse.

 Heller said Legebokoff has admitted to involvement in all four murders but did not commit them in a planned and deliberate way nor were they committed during acts of sexual assault.

 When he testified on his own behalf last week, Legebokoff said the killings of the three women - Jill Stacy Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23 - were carried out by a drug dealer and two associates. However, Heller noted Tuesday that Legebokoff admitted to handing them the murder weapons in all three cases.

Heller went through evidence indicating all three were drug users with Stuchenko and Montgomery carrying drug debts. Whether Maas was in debt was more questionable according to the evidence presented. By the mid-morning break, Heller was going over evidence surrounding Loren Donn Leslie's mental health.

 Legebokoff has said Leslie went crazy and began hitting herself with a pipe wrench and then appeared to have stabbed herself with a knife on the night her body was found Nov. 27, 2010 near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof. - See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/legebokoff-defence-argues-for-2nd-degree-murder-charge-1.1338321#sthash.Ld0mvVcY.dpuf 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 02, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
I am hoping that this was raised simply as the defence counsel's 'obligation to his client'. They think they better try something to throw a fork in things.

There is still too much significant evidence to suggest that it may not be beyond a reasonable doubt. There is no physical evidence to suggest anyone but CL being at any of the crime scenes (not even anyone else's DNA on any of them). He also refuses to name any names which means he is forfeiting that chance for evidence to possibly even suggest 2nd degree to be on the record.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 03, 2014, 09:30:17 AM
I had a long post written up and it ended in cyber space, yech!

Thank you Kazoo and Jellybean. I too believe that there is too much solid evidence, especially the forensics collected and there's no way CL will get down to second degree. The jurors will see the photos of the crime scenes no doubt. Forensics, imo, is a true science ... more exact than any eye witness ever.

There was a reporter who did a piece on CL regarding his language skills and also his "emptiness" and I believe she hit the nail on the head. Even if he tried to implicate others, the ease with which he told those stories totally without remorse is so dark and gruesome.
If his dad bailed him out of troubles before, we'll never know but I cannot understand people who cover up for their kids mistakes. For Grandpas to take their grandsons on hunting trips when they are so young, why does it always have to be hunting ... which is about stalking and killing! The way CL described how he killed the deer, I have never heard of anyone ever doing something like that. My brothers hunted for food and they would shoot and down the deer and when it was dead then a knife would be used to "let" the blood. They used the least aggressive actions and that is what most hunters do. Where did CL get used to clubbing?

It's good this is over soon and that all those victimized can start the very long road in healing. My thoughts and prayers for Natasha's mom and family who are still left hanging without a proper burial for Natasha. 

 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 03, 2014, 10:33:36 AM
If it were up to me, I would give him first degree on all murders.  He planned every one and enjoyed it.  If let go some day, he would do it again.  I still think he put Natasha' remains  in a dumpster, just as he put Jills' purse and clothing in one.  :(     Hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 03, 2014, 11:19:53 AM
I like Christie Blachford's style of writing.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/christie-blatchford-accused-serial-killer-cody-legebokoffs-moral-vacuum-on-display-at-trial/

Christie Blatchford: Accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff’s moral vacuum on display at trial

and -

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/08/27/christie-blatchford-the-double-life-of-small-town-man-accused-of-being-canadas-youngest-serial-killer/
Christie Blatchford: The double life of small town man accused of being Canada’s youngest serial killer

snippets:

He admitted having sex, purportedly consensual of course, with one of the dead women, ostensibly shortly before, without batting a lash or asking a single question, he cheerfully handed over the murder weapon to the purportedly real killers, mystery men he identified only as X, Y and Z.

and -

He was unmoved when repeatedly called — and proven to be — a liar, especially when cornered or when protesting most strongly that he was “100%” telling the truth.

and -

“I’m not a sex offender!”

Though he bristled at Mr. Temple’s suggestion that these were sex-motivated crimes, there is considerable evidence before the jurors that Mr. Legebokoff was leading a double life in this northern city, one side of which was sex-and-drug drenched.

By day, he worked at a car dealership, in the parts department, and had just begun a three-year apprenticeship. He had a girlfriend he claimed was the girl he wanted to marry; his own apartment; a truck he owned; and was the well-thought-of son of a prosperous Fort St. James family whose patriarch had operated until recently a sawmill.

Indeed, Mr. Legebokoff himself seemed to take comfort in the purported normalcy of his life. Certainly, he attempted to use it with the RCMP officers who questioned him in statements B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett and the jurors have heard, repeatedly telling the police of his terrific parents (they married as teens!) and siblings and happy, uneventful childhood.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 03, 2014, 11:39:05 AM
That's it ... moral vacuum. There are many young fellows who womanize ... they may have one particular gf but lead another life on the side with other women. Most don't murder them when they are finished. I think he will be an interesting study for Psychology.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 03, 2014, 12:39:43 PM
Crown closes in on stories

Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple urged the jury during a closing statement that began Tuesday to dismiss as "incredible accounts" Cody Allan Legebokoff's claim that a drug dealer aided by two others committed the acts of killing the three women he is alleged to have murdered.

Legebokoff, 24, is accused of first degree murder in the deaths of Jill Stacy Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, three women who were involved in the Prince George drug scene, and Loren Donn Leslie, 15.

During testimony last week, Legebokoff said a drug dealer he identified only as X clubbed Stuchenko to death with a pipe over the October 2009 Thanksgiving Day long weekend during a party in the basement suite of a 1500-block Carney Street home where the accused was living at the time.

By his own account, Legebokoff would known X for less than two months at the time, Temple noted and cast doubt on the story that X would have had enough trust in the accused to have carried out such an act at the location.

"What drug dealer in any resemblance of his right mind would do such a thing?" Temple said. "That is completely and utterly improbable."

Temple also cast doubt on Legebokoff's assertion he and Stuchenko had consensual sex. Legebokoff's semen was found in Stuchenko's anus, which was bruised and lacerated, and on a tampon found in her vagina after her body was found Oct. 20, 2009 partially buried in a gravel pit off Foothills Boulevard near Otway Road.

Legebokoff told the court that after Stuchenko was killed, he took it upon himself to drag her body off the couch where she had been sitting and across the suite's carpet into a nearby laundry room.

But Temple said very little blood was found in Stuchenko's body while so much was found on the couch that an "icicle of congealed blood" was found hanging from its bottom. Moreover, no "transfer stain" was found along the carpet, Temple said.

He went on to challenge Legebokoff's story that Stuchenko had been hit with a pipe.

"Blood literally poured out of her at the location," Temple said. "That means a major blood vessel was severed."

Legebokoff showed an "inability to recollect all sorts of details," Temple said, from the clothing he and the victims were wearing to the conversations they had and described his demeanour during cross examination as evasive and vague.

When pressed about apparent inconsistencies between his story and the evidence collected from the scene of Leslie's death, Legebokoff responded with "rhetorical questions" rather than giving "factual answers," Temple said.

"He's not being forthright, he's not giving the answers, he's not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," Temple told the jury.

Temple disputed Legebokoff's story that Maas's killing began at the hands of X while in the 1400-block Liard Drive apartment he had since moved to and was finished by one of his accomplices near where her decomposed body had been found in L.C.Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010.

Maas's blood was found on a pickaroon, a sock and a pair of shoes located in the apartment but nowhere on surfaces of the apartment itself, Temple said.

Considering the little effort he gave to cleaning up Stuchenko's blood when he lived in the basement suite and the abundance of Montgomery's blood found in the apartment, Temple said Maas's blood would have been found if she was killed in the apartment.

And contrary to his story that he and an accomplice of X's had placed her in the middle seat of Legebokoff's pickup truck prior to taking her to L.C. Gunn Park, Temple said no blood was found in that spot.

Temple disputed Legebokoff's story that shortly after Maas' death, X was the one who committed the murder when Montgomery was killed in his apartment. The accused said X had attacked Maas in the hallway with a steel bar but Temple said that did not square with the blood from Montgomery found in Legebokoff's bedroom.

Earlier in the day, during his closing address to the jury, defence lawyer Jim Heller argued Legebokoff should be found guilty of second degree murder, not first degree.

Heller said Legebokoff admitted to involvement in all four murders but did not commit them in a planned and deliberate way nor were they committed during acts of sexual assault.

Temple challenged that position.

Even if the jury accepts Legebokoff's story that three people he identified as only X, Y and Z killed the three women, Temple suggested he is still guilty of first degree murder because he knew of the intention and supplied the murder weapons.

"If you choose to assist that person to complete his plan, you have made yourself a party to a planned and deliberate murder," Temple said and added he expects Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett will instruct the jury further on what that means.

During his address, Heller went through evidence indicating three of the victims were drug users with Stuchenko and Montgomery carrying drug debts. One witness testified he paid off a $500 debt on behalf of Stuchenko and another said Montgomery's head was shaved because she owed money.

Whether Maas was in debt was more questionable according to the evidence Heller reviewed.

Heller went over evidence surrounding Leslie's mental health. Legebokoff said the partially-blind 15-year-old went crazy and began hitting herself with a pipe wrench and then appeared to have stabbed herself with a knife on the night her body was found Nov. 27, 2010 near a gravel pit north of Vanderhoof.

Legebokoff said that in a fit of panic he hit Leslie in the head with the pipe wrench before dragging her body off into the bush and then fleeing the scene in his pickup truck. Shortly after he drove onto HIghway 27, an RCMP officer pulled him over for speeding and then noticed blood on the accused and in his truck.

Leslie had been released from an 18 day stay in psychiatric care less than a week before her death and an RCMP officer found evidence she had been overdosing on medication prescribed to her on the day of her release, Heller noted.

The psychiatrist who was working with Leslie "seemed to minimize a little bit what appeared to be some of the problematic aspects of her mental defect," Heller said and told jury members they did not have to "accept every last aspect of [an expert witness's opinion] as gospel."

Heller also said testimony for another expert witness suggested the knife wound to Leslie's neck could have been caused by just a single blow although it was also possible she was stabbed more than once.

That Legebokoff would have reacted to Leslie's outburst in such a way is "hard to get one's mind around," Heller said, but "not everybody responds and reacts in the way you might expect."

Temple, in turn, reminded the jury that the psychiatrist found to be "ridiculous" the possibility that Leslie would have struck herself with a pipe wrench. Temple went on to say that the probably of Leslie stabbing herself twice in the neck was "just absurd."

Heller went on to note that despite an exhaustive search of Legebokoff's truck, no evidence of Montgomery or Stuchenko were ever found in the vehicle and a tire track investigators came across at the gravel pit where Stuchenko's body was discovered Oct. 20, 2009 was found not to be from Legebokoff's truck.

Likewise, Heller said no forensic evidence indicating Maas had been in Legebokoff's apartment was uncovered nor was evidence of who may have handled a pickaroon, allegedly the weapon used to kill her, found by investigators.

Temple urged the jury to accept testimony from Legebokoff that could be corroborated by evidence from other sources.

"As for the rest of it, his story [about] Mr. X, Y and Z is just fabrication," Temple said.

Temple's closing statement will continue Wednesday at the Prince George courthouse.

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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on September 03, 2014, 01:04:38 PM
Legebokoff knows that if he has the label "sex offender" he will be a marked man in jail....he knows killers aren't treated as badly..He is a coward as well as a liar and a serial killer.  Lots of bad people come from good families, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 03, 2014, 05:25:57 PM
This article lays out Crown's description of the likely series of events that CL engaged in over the 14 month period stemming from Oct. 20, 2009 (the date Jill was last seen) to November 27, 2010 (the date he was arrested with the murder of Loren).

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Legebokoff had 'system' to murder women, jury told

Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple emphasized the similarities between the deaths of the three women and one teenage girl Cody Allan Legebokoff is alleged to have murdered as he continued Wednesday to give his closing statement to the jury at the Prince George courthouse.

Legebokoff is accused of murder in the deaths of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, and Loren Donn Leslie, 15.

Temple said the murders were committed over the span of 14 months in or within driving distance of Prince George, and, for the three bodies that were found, there were similarities in the manner in which they were murdered and how they were disposed of.

Temple proposed Legebokoff had a modus operandi or "system" to target vulnerable women, sexually assault them and then kill them by inflicting massive facial and upper body blunt-force trauma and sharp-force trauma using various tools and implements.

All four murders occurred within a 14-month span, beginning with Stuchenko, whose body was found on Oct. 20, 2009 partially buried in a gravel pit off Foothills Boulevard, with the last three of the murders occurring in slightly less than three months in 2010.

Stuchenko, Maas and Montgomery were descrbed as sex trade workers addicted to crack cocaine while Leslie suffered from mental health issues, used marijuana and met Legebokoff through a social media site.

"All four were apparently willing to meet with and associate with unknown males and accompany those males to the male's residence or motor vehicle to consume drugs or alcohol," Temple said.

Temple suggested the reason Stuchenko was found in a shallow grave was because her killer discovered that digging one deep enough was too difficult and "just gave up."

Temple then proposed that when the Legebokoff killed Montgomery, who went missing in late August or early September 2010 and has never been found, he decided to dismember her body because he thought it would make it easier to dispose of her body.

Montgomery's blood had been found throughout Legebokoff's apartment as well as on an ax found in the home, which Temple said showed the attempt turned into a "horrible, bloody mess."

Consequently, Temple said, Legebokoff then decided to take his next victim to an outdoor setting before killing her. Maas' body was found Oct. 9, 2010 in L.C. Gunn Park.

Likewise, Leslie's body was found Nov. 27, 2010 in a forested area off a logging road north of Vanderhoof.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/legebokoff-had-system-to-murder-women-jury-told-1.1340317#sthash.oHgy1EUA.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 03, 2014, 07:57:30 PM
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Heller went on to note that despite an exhaustive search of Legebokoff's truck, no evidence of Montgomery or Stuchenko were ever found in the vehicle and a tire track investigators came across at the gravel pit where Stuchenko's body was discovered Oct. 20, 2009 was found not to be from Legebokoff's truck.

Perhaps he borrowed someone's vehicle, or had new tires put on his truck. I wonder how the jury will see that info.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 03, 2014, 09:11:08 PM
The gravel pit was frequented by many.  Don't think the tire tracks are a big deal.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 04, 2014, 08:31:37 AM
The tire tracks could confuse the jury and cause reasonable doubt.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 04, 2014, 10:21:07 AM
I do not think the tire tracks will cause too much of an issue with the jury with respect to the murder of Jill and I do not think the lack of evidence of Jill or Natasha in his truck will cause an issue either.

Recall back to the blood of Jill found on his couch and house. There was enough blood on his couch that it soaked all of the way through to the carpet underneath. It was his and only his DNA found all over Jill, maybe he put her in the box of his truck to avoid her blood all over the cab of his truck? After all, if she bled that much in his house I suppose he may have wanted to 'avoid' having another area to clean. The box would be simple to wash with a spray of a hose. Remember, Jill went missing in October of 2009, he was not caught until November 2010, it could be possible that the rain and weather over that year span could have helped 'rid' any evidence of Jill from the box of his truck too.

With respect to Natasha's DNA not being found in the truck it is a similar scenario. Her DNA is found all over his bedroom but he says that XYZ murdered her in the hallway and can't explain why her DNA was found all over his  bedroom. Crown suggests in this case that he attempted to dismember her causing her DNA to be spattered throughout his bedroom. If he attempted to dismember her, as I recall someone already suggesting on this page, he may have put her in a hockey bag or some sort of container and then maybe also in the back of his truck to avoid any DNA being in the cab of his truck.

I still believe there is sufficient physical evidence and flaws in his stories to secure guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 04, 2014, 08:12:43 PM
I worry about these types of persons getting off on technicalities, something which has happened a lot in Canadian cases, however I do agree there is much to nail him with.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on September 05, 2014, 08:56:42 AM
I am of the belief that Natasha could very well have been moved from Legebokoff's apartment in a Hockey Bag.    Something searchers could/should keep in mind.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 05, 2014, 10:06:32 AM
It is known that his hockey bag is missing.  Not sure if he was asked in court where it went, but he would just say x,y & z took it.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 05, 2014, 11:46:59 AM
Natasha's mother has posted on this thread something regarding Natasha being dismembered and put in a garbage disposal near the apartment. The Crown has mentioned dismemberment a few times also regarding the forensics found all over Cody's apartment, leading me to think that the hockey bag was used. However I can't see anyone putting the bag in the garbage b/c that could pique curiousity by anyone else using the garbage disposal, especially if the bag was in good condition. How many times have we taken stuff to the garbage and picked up something else that someone threw away? So I think he possibly buried it all somewhere around PG.

The bottom line imo:

 Temple challenged that position.

Quote
Even if the jury accepts Legebokoff's story that three people he identified as only X, Y and Z killed the three women, Temple suggested he is still guilty of first degree murder because he knew of the intention and supplied the murder weapons.

"If you choose to assist that person to complete his plan, you have made yourself a party to a planned and deliberate murder," Temple said and added he expects Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett will instruct the jury further on what that means.

My thoughts keep changing, however, realistically ... how could he get away with anything less than 4 counts of first degree murder if no charges are laid on X, Y and Z and it is not even known if they are real people or his imagination. I can see the Judge asking the jury to disregard X, Y and Z comments.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 08, 2014, 03:36:48 PM
He changed his plea. I still do not think this will effect the jury's decision at all. We will see soon I suppose.
______________________

Legebokoff pleads guilty to second degree murder

Cody Allan Legebokoff pleaded guilty to four counts of second degree murder but Crown prosecution will continue to seek convictions for first degree murder the court heard Monday.

Legebokoff, 24, is claiming that while he was involved in the killings of Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 25 and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, three other people which he identified as X, Y and Z carried out the acts.

As for the death of Loren Donn Leslie, the partially-blind 15-year-old girl whose body was found in an isolated area north of Vanderhoof, Legebokoff has testified he struck Leslie with a pipe wrench but the act was not planned and deliberate.

Crown is arguing Legebokoff planned the killings and carried them out during the commissions of sexual assaults, making the deaths first degree murder.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett is expected to begin giving his charge to the jury, instructing them on the factors they must take into consideration in reaching their verdicts, later this morning.

Trouble with the court's sound system has delayed the start of that process. Once Parrett has completed his charge, the jury will sequester for deliberations.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/legebokoff-pleads-guilty-to-second-degree-murder-1.1347596#sthash.f6ZSIiS0.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 08, 2014, 05:57:36 PM
Thank you Kazoo for keeping us up to date throughout this trial.

I will keep my fingers crossed that the jury will get it right!

After the verdict is in , can the judge sentence him right away?  Or will that take a week or two? 

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 09, 2014, 09:57:00 AM
Thank you Kazoo. I can't see the jury finding other than first degree on all four, especially with all that evidence. No matter that he pled to second degree. He stalked his prey and that was evident. There are many vulnerable females around and they deserve to be safe from this type of person.

So many people at the beginning, when these cases began to unfold, said many nice things about Cody. There's also proof that the worst serial killers in USA were very sociable people. Nice and sociable perhaps in their own circles. It doesn't matter that some of the girls were in high risk lifestyles, taking drugs etc ... that doesn't make them any less human beings; it makes them human beings. They loved and were loved. We all have life issues of some sort. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 09, 2014, 10:16:44 AM
Thank you Kazoo for keeping us up to date throughout this trial.

I will keep my fingers crossed that the jury will get it right!

After the verdict is in , can the judge sentence him right away?  Or will that take a week or two?

No problem jellybean. I do think he will be sentenced right away because it will be life in prison and not like the US where they have to, once found guilty, decide if it is death or life in prison.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 09, 2014, 10:24:22 AM
He must have changed his plea when he realized how dumb his story seemed.  Can't believe his lawyer let him on the stand, knowing he was setting himself up for first degree with that story.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on September 09, 2014, 10:36:59 AM
Most lawyers try to discourage their clients from taking the stand...but some clients have big egos and insist on speaking.  Legebokoff might think there could be reasonable doubt if he mentions x,y and z in the murders, but....?He was caught more or less red handed in Loren's murder and he was all alone, wearing the shorts ( in the winter) that he had worn in previous murders.   Definitely premeditated.
Like I said he really is a coward and it seems like his ploy is to plead guilty to second degree murder, hoping to see a lessor sentence.  This creep should never walk free again....let's hope the jury sees this.  He needs dangerous offender status too.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 09, 2014, 11:59:48 AM
He really set himself up for a real disaster. I do not even know why he bothered with the 2nd degree plea.

All of the evidence points to 1st degree and then he got on the stand and made up his story in an attempt to rid some of his guilt. His "story" still leads to first degree murder charges. He admits he was there, he knew they were premeditated and didn't attempt to stop them and he admits to supplying them with the murder weapon. His story didn't help anything or even create confusion, if anything it just leads to a different scenario in which he can be charged with 1st degree x4.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 10, 2014, 11:10:21 AM
Alphabet loop

Even if jury members believe Cody Allan Legebokoff's testimony about how the death of three women occurred, they can still find him guilty of first degree murder, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett confirmed Tuesday.

Legebokoff testified that a drug dealer and two accomplices, identified as X, Y and Z, carried out the actual acts of killing Jill Stacey Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, but was "involved" in their deaths because he provided the weapons.

As he continued to give his final instructions, Parrett told jury members Legebokoff's actions could constitute first degree murder if they concluded he "aided" in the killings by handing them the weapons knowing what they were going to be used for.

Going through the evidence as he understood it, Parrett said Legebokoff testified he gave a pipe to X to use on Stuchenko, handed Y a pickaroon to kill Maas and gave Z a knife used to slash Montgomery's throat.

Legebokoff has refused to identify X, Y and Z and Parrett noted that the Crown must also have proven that the three committed first degree murder before finding the accused guilty of the same. But Parrett also told jury members that by his refusal to to provide their names, Legebokoff has "prevented the police and the Crown from verifying the story and indeed their existence."

"You are entitled and obliged to consider that, both in assessing the accused's overall credibility and his credibility in relating the story about them to you," Parrett continued.

In his closing statement last week, Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple urged the jury to largely reject Legebokoff's story as well as the one he gave about the death of Loren Donn Leslie, the partially-blind 15-year-old teen whose body was found Nov. 27, 2010 off a logging road north of Vanderhoof on Nov. 27, 2010.

Legebokoff said he hit Leslie with a pipe wrench out of panic and anger after she "went psycho" and hit herself with the wrench and stabbed herself with the knife from a utility tool. Parrett noted that even if Leslie was not dead when he left the scene, he could still be found guilty of first degree murder if the jury found he did not tell police about the incident over the next couple of hours following his arrest, shortly after he was seen speeding away from the scene.

That discovery, combined with blood and a backpack in the shape of a monkey found in Legebokoff's truck that same night sparked an investigation that led to the additional charges for the murders of the three women.

Stuchenko's body was found Oct. 26, 2009 partially buried in a gravel pit off Foothills Boulevard and Otway Road and Maas' body was found in L.C. Gunn Park slightly less than a year later, on Oct. 9, 2010. Montgomery went missing sometime in late August or early September 2010 but her body has never been found.

A jury can reach a verdict of first degree murder if they find that not only did the accused carry out the killings but had planned to commit the murders or committed them while in the commission of a sexual assault.

Temple argued first degree murder applies to Legebokoff because he both planned the murders and sexually assaulted the victims as part of the killings.

Earlier in the day, Parrett told jury members that if they find evidence related to one murder to be so similar to that from another that they were likely to have been committed by the same person, it can be used in reaching a final decision on both cases.

But he also warned that they cannot use the evidence from count to count to infer that his "character or disposition is such that he is likely to have committed the offences as charged in the other counts." Rather, they must still be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt to reach a guilty verdict, Parrett said.

Parrett also went through the forensic evidence uncovered during the investigation:

- With respect to Stuchenko, Legebokoff's DNA was found on a fingernail, in vaginal and anal swabs taken from the victim as well as a tampon found during an autopsy. Stuchenko's blood was found in a cutting from a carpet in the basement suite of the 1500-block Carney Street home Legebokoff lived in at the time her body was found, as well as in a couch he took with him to a 1400-block Liard Drive apartment.

- DNA taken from a toothbrush alleged to be Montgomery's and matched with her mother's DNA was matched to blood found on the shorts Legebokoff was wearing when he was arrested as well as on a hoodie found in his apartment; on a bed sheet, comforter, bath mat and box spring mattress found in the apartment, on 14 spots from an ax in the apartment's entry closet; the carpet outside the master bedroom, a cutting from the dining room floor and on 33 spots from locations throughout the hallway and living room.

- Blood from Maas was found in two spots on the neck area of a sweater and from a sock found behind the driver's seat of Legebokoff's truck, on nine spots from the head and shaft of a pickaroon found in the apartment; and on 28 spots on a pair of shoes found in the apartment's entry closet.

- Leslie's blood was found on the shoes, shirt and shorts Legebokoff was wearing when he was arrested and on a jacket found in his truck; on a pipe wrench and utility tool found in the truck; on cuttings from the back of the passenger seat and rear carpet of the truck's cab and from swabs taken from two spots at the site where her body was found.

In his closing argument last week, defence lawyer Jim Heller argued the jury should find Legebokoff guilty of second degree murder in all four deaths and on Monday, just before Parrett began to deliver his charge, Legebokoff attempted to enter guilty pleas to that charge. But Temple refused to consent to the plea and is continuing to seek convictions of first degree murder.

Parrett said he expects to wrap up his charge to the jury this morning. It will then begin deliberations.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/alphabet-loop-1.1351071#sthash.zsY3Pusi.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 10, 2014, 11:38:33 AM
Thank you for the update Kazoo. Prison is near, at last. I can see 4 first degree charges and hope the sentences are consecutive. I don't see how the jury can take into account the three fictitious characters and I can't see them doing so.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 10, 2014, 11:57:14 AM
Our criminal code has changed for sentencing in Murder.  Cody could be found guilty of 4 counts of 1st degree.

Here is an up to date link via Wikipedia. 
If These murders were committed prior to 2011, then the old sentencing would apply?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_(Canadian_law)

Penalties[edit]

See also: Criminal sentencing in Canada

The mandatory sentence for any adult (or youth sentenced as an adult) convicted of murder in Canada is a life sentence, with various time periods before a person may apply for parole.[5] The ability to apply for parole does not mean parole is granted.



First degree murder In general 25 years
Where the offender was 16 or 17 years old at time of the offence 10 years
Where the offender was 14 or 15 years old at time of the offence 5–7 years
Second degree murder In general 10–25 years
Committed by an offender previously convicted of murder 25 years
Where the offender was 16 or 17 years old at time of the offence 7 years

For multiple murder offences committed after December 2, 2011, a court may, after considering any jury recommendation, impose consecutive periods of parole ineligibility for each murder. While the provision is not mandatory, this means, for example, that an individual convicted of three counts of first degree murder could face life with no parole for 75 years - or 25 years for each conviction.

For offences committed prior to December 2, 2011, someone guilty of a single murder could have his/her non-parole period reduced to no less than 15 years under the Faint hope clause. However, this provision is not available for offences committed after that date.

The maximum penalty for manslaughter is imprisonment for life. A mandatory minimum penalty (ranging from 4 to 7 years depending on the circumstances) only applies when the offence is committed with a firearm. Nevertheless, there is also a provision under which a person convicted of any "personal injury offence" meeting the statutory criteria may be declared a "dangerous offender". A dangerous offender is sentenced for an indeterminate period of imprisonment and is eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 7 years. An offender convicted of 1st or 2nd degree murder is ineligible to be declared a dangerous offender for that same homicide (since a mandatory life sentence already applies). However, an offender convicted of manslaughter can be declared a dangerous offender.

A youth (12 years old or older) who is not sentenced as an adult does not face a life sentence. Instead, if convicted of first degree murder, they must serve a maximum sentence of 10 years, with a maximum of 6 of those years spent in custody. If convicted of second degree murder, they must serve a maximum of 7 years, with a maximum of 4 of those years spent in custody.[6]
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 10, 2014, 12:39:18 PM
Right JB, I remember when that came into effect and I immediately thought that CL could get 4 life sentences consecutively, but unfortunately their limitation date is December 2011 which means he will get 4 concurrent life sentences at most (which still means that he will likely die in prison). I really hope that after he is sentenced they will seek a Dangerous Offender status.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on September 10, 2014, 03:26:34 PM
Dangerous offender legislation is contained in Section 753 of the Criminal Code of Canada:

The court may, on application made under this Part following the filing of an assessment report... find the offender to be a dangerous offender if it is satisfied:
that the offence for which the offender has been convicted is a serious personal injury offence... and the offender constitutes a threat to the life, safety or physical or mental well-being of other persons on the basis of evidence establishing:
a pattern of repetitive behaviour by the offender, of which the offence for which he or she has been convicted forms a part, showing a failure to restrain his or her behaviour and a likelihood of causing death or injury to other persons, or inflicting severe psychological damage on other persons, through failure in the future to restrain his or her behaviour,
a pattern of persistent aggressive behaviour by the offender, of which the offence for which he or she has been convicted forms a part, showing a substantial degree of indifference on the part of the offender respecting the reasonably foreseeable consequences to other persons of his or her behaviour, or
any behaviour by the offender, associated with the offence for which he or she has been convicted, that is of such a brutal nature as to compel the conclusion that the offender's behaviour in the future is unlikely to be inhibited by normal standards of behavioural restraint; or
that the offence for which the offender has been convicted is a serious personal injury offence... and the offender, by his or her conduct in any sexual manner including that involved in the commission of the offence for which he or she has been convicted, has shown a failure to control his or her sexual impulses and a likelihood of causing injury, pain or other evil to other persons through failure in the future to control his or her sexual impulses.
 

If the court finds an offender to be a dangerous offender, it shall impose a sentence of detention in a penitentiary for an indeterminate period

http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/research/r125-eng.shtml#archived

Here's hoping justice will be served.

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 10, 2014, 05:48:15 PM
Thanks for that Discus.

After reading that there is no doubt in my mind that they will take the steps to find him a Dangerous Offender. You can almost go through that definition like a checklist with CL.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 11, 2014, 09:53:56 AM
Yup.  Sounds just like Cody to me!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 11, 2014, 11:25:51 AM
I understood that concurrent sentences were all crimes lumped into one sentence. For eg I read that if a criminal had two charges and served them concurrently, it would be the length of one charge that he did time for.
So I thought serving concurrently, Cody would just do the 25 years for first degree murder. What am I missing?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 11, 2014, 02:16:09 PM
I understood that concurrent sentences were all crimes lumped into one sentence. For eg I read that if a criminal had two charges and served them concurrently, it would be the length of one charge that he did time for.
So I thought serving concurrently, Cody would just do the 25 years for first degree murder. What am I missing?

SAP, I don't think you are missing anything, you are right.

In Canada it has always been a concurrent sentence so 4 counts of 1st degree is still life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years BUT in the USA they have consecutive sentences which means that 4 counts of 1st degree would equal 25yearsx4= 100 years. That is why you always hear sentences in the states with high numbers like 280 years in prison for example, they use consecutive rather than concurrent.

Canada has recently switched over to giving the option of consecutive sentences for serious offences committed after December 2011.  Given that Cody did this all prior to his arrest in November 2010, he will only be eligible for the concurrent option.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 11, 2014, 02:42:43 PM
I understood that concurrent sentences were all crimes lumped into one sentence. For eg I read that if a criminal had two charges and served them concurrently, it would be the length of one charge that he did time for.
So I thought serving concurrently, Cody would just do the 25 years for first degree murder. What am I missing?

To my mind, you are not!

  Dangerous Offender status has to do with Manslaughter.  He falls in before 2011. So it would 25 years and it would be up to the parole board, if he ever gets parole - Cody falls under the "old rules"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_(Canadian_law)
quote on update of criminal law

"  An offender convicted of 1st or 2nd degree murder is ineligible to be declared a dangerous offender for that same homicide (since a mandatory life sentence already applies). However, an offender convicted of manslaughter can be declared a dangerous offender.

I will float with the above statements from Wikipedia with the full understanding that it is Wiki. However, we will just have to wait and see.

JB

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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 11, 2014, 05:43:30 PM
Thank you Kazoo and Jellybean. Ok I was missing something. I read but had not considered when the laws were changed.

However this below applies to Cody and unless he can do a complete 180 in prison ... I guess we will just have to wait and see.



"a pattern of repetitive behaviour by the offender, of which the offence for which he or she has been convicted forms a part, showing a failure to restrain his or her behaviour and a likelihood of causing death or injury to other persons, or inflicting severe psychological damage on other persons, through failure in the future to restrain his or her behaviour,
a pattern of persistent aggressive behaviour by the offender, of which the offence for which he or she has been convicted forms a part, showing a substantial degree of indifference on the part of the offender respecting the reasonably foreseeable consequences to other persons of his or her behaviour, or
any behaviour by the offender, associated with the offence for which he or she has been convicted, that is of such a brutal nature as to compel the conclusion that the offender's behaviour in the future is unlikely to be inhibited by normal standards of behavioural restraint; or
that the offence for which the offender has been convicted is a serious personal injury offence... and the offender, by his or her conduct in any sexual manner including that involved in the commission of the offence for which he or she has been convicted, has shown a failure to control his or her sexual impulses and a likelihood of causing injury, pain or other evil to other persons through failure in the future to control his or her sexual impulses."

There have been many instance where criminals got light sentences and early parole with advice for the person to stay in a halfway house, refrain from drugs and alcohol (excuses used by criminals for their behavior) and see their parole officer at specified times, etc. In some cases monitored ankle bracelets were used. None of these specifications stopped them and some committed crimes as soon as they were released.

I wonder if anyone tried to find out what triggers Cody had. If all these were his first and only murders. One in 2009, and 3 in 2010.
 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 11, 2014, 07:16:50 PM
GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE x4!!!!
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 11, 2014, 07:20:35 PM
The verdict was in about one hour or so ago. I ran down to the courthouse as fast as I could and made it in time. He was found guilty of 1st on all four charges.

It was very emotional being near so many of the family members. Cody's expression did not change at all when they read the verdict but he probably knew what was coming.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 11, 2014, 07:26:01 PM
THANK YOU KAZOO! The jury got it right! Gumslou, the mother on this site, will be so happy that he will pay for her daughter's  murder. In this Mom's case, her daughter's remains have yet to be found.  Yet he was found guilty of her murder in the 1st degree, as well as the others.

Looking forward to the sentence.  Let us hope he never walks the streets again.

JB

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 11, 2014, 07:48:13 PM
Sentencing is tomorrow morning at 10 am.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on September 11, 2014, 09:19:52 PM
Thanks for keeping us up to date throughout the trial Kazoo. It has been much appreciated.

As JB said, the jury got it right. Perhaps now family members can begin to move forward. There's will be a long and painful journey.

Still holding out hope that Natasha will be found.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 11, 2014, 09:27:28 PM
They got it right. Thank you Kazoo for all the updates.

All the families can now begin the long road to healing. I so wished that Gumpslou had some sort of closure as to where Natasha is.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Alder on September 12, 2014, 04:52:07 AM
That verdict is some relief.   Police, investigators and justice system got it right in this case.

Did Legebokoff's family attend any of the court proceedings?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on September 12, 2014, 06:55:54 AM
I'm relieved they found him guilty of all four murders.  My thoughts go to the Victims' families.  My only wish now is that Legebokoff would divulge where he hid Natasha.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 12, 2014, 10:00:08 AM
That verdict is some relief.   Police, investigators and justice system got it right in this case.

Did Legebokoff's family attend any of the court proceedings?

His younger brother was there but that is all I was able to recognize, they may have been more.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 12, 2014, 01:50:48 PM
While we are waiting for a sentence, I thought I would post this. I will post part of it - as the article is very long.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Serial+killer+Cody+Legebokoff+just+another+garden+variety/10196285/story.html

Serial killer Cody Legebokoff was just another garden-variety predator

By Christie Blatchford, Postmedia News September 12, 2014

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Jim Heller, the Victoria lawyer who represented the serial killer Cody Legebokoff, tried valiantly to elicit from his client some smidgen of humanity, shred of remorse, hint of regret.

On 12 separate occasions during his several hours of questioning Legebokoff last month in a courtroom in the northern B.C. city of Prince George, Heller directly asked him, “How were you feeling at the time?” or “What were you thinking?”

Every time, what the lawyer got back was the flattest affect — a psychiatric term meaning a marked lack of emotion — this side of the Rockies.

The strapping 24-year-old from Fort St. James, a small town north of Prince George, wasn’t trying to be difficult.

Indeed, Canada’s youngest serial killer — he was just 20 when he was arrested on Nov. 28, 2010 in the death of a pretty teenager named Loren Leslie and by then he already had killed three women — is mannerly and co-operative.

He wasn’t giving Heller the answers it appeared the lawyer genuinely expected because he couldn’t, because when it comes to normal human feelings, Legebokoff works in the dark.

He was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder Thursday after a trial that began in June with him pleading not guilty, peaked with his bizarre late-in-the-day admission of involvement in all the deaths, and ended with a last-minute attempt to plead guilty to second-degree murder, which prosecutor Joseph Temple rejected.

Jurors convicted him after about a day and a half of deliberations.

and -

"How did you feel, emotionally?” Heller asked, no doubt meaning it must have been jarring to hear that a woman he’d just been intimate with, in however casual a manner, was now going to be murdered.

“Nothing,” said Legebokoff. He seemed surprised by the question. “We had sex and that was it.”

He was completely tone deaf, without a clue how frightful were his responses.

That may be one of the strangest things about Cody Legebokoff, his insistence that he’s an utterly ordinary product of a happy family.

If the part about his family is true, and with his relatives never coming within a country mile of the courthouse it’s only a guess, the rest certainly isn’t.

and -

"Legebokoff didn’t appear to have the typical criminal’s background of dysfunctional or abusive childhood, deprivation and no luck.

He played hockey for years and was a stalwart Calgary Flames fan; he was on his high school skateboard team; his parents are together and he says they were good to him and his two siblings; he graduated high school; there was money in the family from his grandparents’ former ownership of a sawmill in Fort St. James.

So how did he wind up here?

The only clues are in his remarkable inability to walk in another’s shoes and his obsession with sex."

(only Christie Blatchford can say it the way that it is- I so admire her work)

She never said it! But .... to my mind, a true psychopath! 

So young ----- scary stuff!!



 

 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 13, 2014, 03:05:33 PM
I got to hear his story about his imaginary friends killing Natasha but I was picturing him doing these thing to her.
The courtroom was packed for the verdict.  It was exciting and then emotional.  He has ruined so many lives.  Wondering if he will be labeled a sex offender.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 16, 2014, 10:05:11 AM
Sentencing to be given today.
I hope Kazoo, Looking and others will be able to attend.
JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 16, 2014, 10:51:35 AM
I am very surprised that the PG Citizen has published this but at the link you can watch CL's police interviews and view photos of evidence.
______________

Exhibit Cody

During the course of the trial, members of the jury tasked with deciding the fate of Cody Legebokoff were shown reams of evidence.

These included forensic photos as well as hours of audio and video interviews with Legebokoff.

On Sept. 11, 24-year-old Legebokoff from Fort St. James, was found guilty of four counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Loren Donn Leslie, Cynthia Frances Maas, Natasha Lynn Montgomery and Jill Stacey Stuchenko.

Below, The Citizen has compiled some of the photos and police interviews presented to the jury, which were designated public access.

To see the photos click HERE or on the link in the grey "Related to this story" box below the videos.

 http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/exhibit-cody-1.1358562#sthash.oVcqAfzg.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 16, 2014, 11:54:01 AM
Victim's impact statements:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1561626/family-members-present-victim-impact-statements-at-legebokoff-sentencing-hearing/

I hope they can all move forward and get the assistance in healing that they so deserve.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 16, 2014, 02:22:35 PM
I was under the impression that Justice Parrett also had the ability to label him as a sex offender during sentencing but this article does not mention any word of that.
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Judge sentences Legebokoff to life for four murders

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett waded into the controversy over whether an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women should be held as he formally sentenced serial killer Cody Allan Legebokoff to life on Tuesday at the Prince George courthouse.

Parrett commended investigators for the "good solid police work" they used to bring Legebokoff to justice but also noted that good fortune played a role in sparking the investigation.

"I am aware of comments being made to the effect that there is no need to embark on any formal inquiry into missing and murdered women, that policing is the solution to this problem," Parrett said.

"With the greatest of respect to those of a different view, we should all be eternally grateful to a very young and inexperienced police officer whose instincts were sound and on the money."

Fort St. James Cst. Aaron Kehler pulled Legebokoff over on the night of Nov. 27, 2010 when he saw him driving onto Highway 27 from a rarely used logging road about 40 kilometres north of Vanderhoof and pulled him over for speeding.

He noticed blood on Legebokoff's face and clothes, sparking a series of events that led to the discovery of the lifeless but still-warm body of Loren Donn Leslie, a legally-blind 15-year-old girl, that soon turned into a wider investigation.

If Legebokoff had not been pulled over, he could have gone on to kill more women, Parrett said.

As it stands, a jury found Legebokoff guilty last week of first degree murder in the deaths of Leslie, Jill Stacey Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23.
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Here is a quote from CBC re :

"The courtroom was packed for the sentencing hearing Tuesday as the Crown asked the serial killer to be placed on the National Sex Offender Registry List."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cody-legebokoff-sentenced-to-life-on-4-counts-of-1st-degree-murder-1.2768118
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 16, 2014, 03:39:52 PM
Thank you Kazoo.  Life here is 25 years.  I wonder if he will ever get parole?  The judge asked that Cody be placed on the Sex Registry.  Is that Just in case, he gets parole?

I recall that in Williams case, the courts made sure that all records would be available, including Williams videos that he had taken of victims to ensure that he would never be paroled.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 16, 2014, 04:47:39 PM
Thank you Kazoo. He'll only be 49 at the end of 25 years; still quite capable of hunting and preying on the vulnerable. The sex offender registry is not permanent either as many have come out of there with police warnings to the general public. In fact one man cut off his monitoring device and eluded police but luckily was caught in Washington.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 16, 2014, 05:28:29 PM
I personally do not think he will ever be granted parole. His crimes are just too heinous. In addition to that, I do not think he will ever fully admit guilt or show remorse which plays a large part in the granting of parole.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Have faith on September 16, 2014, 07:18:18 PM
Forget the National Sex Offender Registry list--why didn't the Crown petition the Court to have him designated as a Dangerous Offender?  This is done at sentencing. In their mind, if he doesn't warrant it (legally he does) who does?  He is a monster.  I just don't understand why the Crown didn't do this.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on September 16, 2014, 07:26:55 PM
It's my understanding that first degree murder charges mean no option of parole for 25 years.
Dangerous offender is applied in manslaughter so the convicted have no option for parole. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Have faith on September 16, 2014, 07:58:19 PM
Hi discus..IMO Legebokoff could have been declared a Dangerous Offender, but I think that the following article explains why the Crown didn't apply for it.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/10/20/russell_williams_deadly_but_not_dangerous.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/10/20/russell_williams_deadly_but_not_dangerous.html)

Russell Williams: Deadly, but not ‘dangerous’?

In the public eye, Russell Williams caries many titles — notably rapist and murderer — but under the law “dangerous offender” will likely not be one of them.

Michael Edelson, the disgraced colonel’s lawyer, said Wednesday that he has received no notice from the Crown that it will seek to have the status applied to his client during sentencing on Thursday.

The former commander of CFB Trenton faces life in prison, with no parole for 25 years, for two murders, two sexual assaults and 82 break-ins.

“It’s rarely done in murders because the sentence is a life sentence anyway,” said Edelson, noting that the Crown technically could still do it, but it’s not likely.

The automatic sentence for a first-degree murder conviction is life imprisonment with no parole for 25 years. Williams would be 72 years old in 2035.

One of the lawyers who represented schoolgirl killer Paul Bernardo 15 years ago believes Williams made a deal with the Crown to plead guilty in exchange for not being declared a dangerous offender.

“It’s pretty obvious to me that the intention of the prosecution is to have things wrapped up by Friday,” said John Rosen. “That means that there will not be a dangerous offender application. You can pretty well take it as a certainty.”

While some find it outrageous that a convicted murderer with apparent pedophile tendencies would avoid being labeled a dangerous offender, Rosen sees it as a “redundant” process.

“What you’re seeing now is just window dressing,” he said. “(Williams) is going to get life imprisonment, with no parole for 25 years — that’s a given.”

A “dangerous offender” receives an indefinite sentence, with the status reviewed every three years, said Rosen. But a first-degree murder conviction trumps that process.

“What difference does it make?” said Rosen, noting that he’s always wondered why the Crown bothered with a dangerous offender application in the Bernardo case.

Technically, the Crown has six months following a conviction to apply for dangerous offender status. Bernardo was declared a dangerous offender some time after his conviction and sentencing.

Crown Attorney Lee Burgess said he will address the dangerous offender issue during Williams’ sentencing on Thursday.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 16, 2014, 10:23:06 PM
Have Faith:  see post 246

quote: The maximum penalty for manslaughter is imprisonment for life. A mandatory minimum penalty (ranging from 4 to 7 years depending on the circumstances) only applies when the offence is committed with a firearm. Nevertheless, there is also a provision under which a person convicted of any "personal injury offence" meeting the statutory criteria may be declared a "dangerous offender". A dangerous offender is sentenced for an indeterminate period of imprisonment and is eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 7 years. An offender convicted of 1st or 2nd degree murder is ineligible to be declared a dangerous offender for that same homicide (since a mandatory life sentence already applies). However, an offender convicted of manslaughter can be declared a dangerous offender.


Cory was not convicted of manslaughter, but as we all know, was convicted of 1st degree murder.

If one looks at the above very closely, and can get through the typical federal double speak, manslaughter can be a lighter charge, as it has the option of a minimum of 7 years, while 1st degree does not. So a creep can be charged with manslaughter get 7 years, and the judge to be sure he is not released,  can then tack on the dangerous offender label and keep him in jail for an even longer period of time.

I agree with SAP, scary prospects for the population if Cody gets out in his 40's.  This is where we have to depend upon some intelligence from the then parole board.
Sad to say, if there are any remaining relatives of these murdered women, they will have to go to the parole board and state their case as to why Cody should not be freed.  No rest for these families - unless parole proceedings has changed.  25 years is a long time - and as it goes - there could be many changes to the parole system as well in dealing with psychopaths.  Meaning - no parole at all.

I think Cody will be sent to a high security prison, and kept locked up from other inmates.  A young man is fair game for sexual assault.  The guards will note that he is also a pathological liar and won't listen to his claims. (just my opinion)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 17, 2014, 10:39:12 AM
This is quite a long article so I have cut out some interesting pieces.
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Judge sentences Legebokoff to life for four murders

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett waded into the controversy over whether an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women should be held as he formally sentenced serial killer Cody Allan Legebokoff to life on Tuesday at the Prince George courthouse. "I am aware of comments being made to the effect that there is no need to embark on any formal inquiry into missing and murdered women, that policing is the solution to this problem," Parrett said. "With the greatest of respect to those of a different view, we should all be eternally grateful to a very young and inexperienced police officer whose instincts were sound and on the money." If Legebokoff had not been pulled over, he could have gone on to kill more women, Parrett said. "We simply must do better, especially where the commitment to policing is reflected in an 84 per cent cut to the budget of the Highway of Tears task force."Parrett did not express an opinion outright on whether an inquiry should be held.

Parrett also determined Legebokoff's name should be added to the national sex offender registry after finding three of the murders were committed during a sexual assault, one of the basis for reaching verdict of first degree murder.

Legebokoff had an eight-inch height advantage over the tallest of the victims an a 100-pound weight advantage over the heaviest, Parrett said. 

"These are not the actions of a simple killer but something infinitely worse," Parrett said. "This is a man who by his actions has demonstrated the absolute need to be separated from society, to protect members of that society and particularly, the most vulnerable of that society who he has targeted."

Parrett pointed to several examples from Legebokoff's own testimony in concluding he demonstrated "a complete void" within him."He lacks any shred of empathy or remorse," Parrett said. "He should never be allowed to walk among us again."

Parrett dismissed Legebokoff's testimony while on the stand about how the killings occurred as largely fabricated but said he noticed a recurring theme, that "nothing is ever his fault."
"Things never happen because he's done something. They always seem to occur by agreement or by mutual consent or for some other reason not directly related to him," Parrett said.

Sheriffs lined the bar as Legebokoff was led away in cuffs, showing no emotion as he has throughout the trial. An onlooker from the gallery called on him to reveal where he had taken Montgomery's body.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/legebokoff-trial/judge-sentences-legebokoff-to-life-for-four-murders-1.1375816
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 17, 2014, 11:06:47 AM
Once again thank you Kazoo.  These are the most comforting words given to society by Judge Parrett,

 Parrett said. "He should never be allowed to walk among us again."
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Thank you to the Constable who stopped Cody from slaughtering others, simply by taking the time!  It would have been easy to continue on in his route and finish his shift, incident free!   The RCMP can "get it right" and they did in this case.

Here is something that I do not understand,  The RCMP are on contract to every community, there is a start date and an end date, and contracts have to be renewed.  This system stinks. 
To most Canadians we consider them to be our National Police Force, and I was dismayed when I learned about that.

One force supported by all Canadian tax payers? Not true!!

Can you imagine our National Armed  Forces being under contract? 
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ccaps-spcca/contract-eng.htm

Contract Policing

•RCMP Contract Policing is provided through Police Services Agreements which are negotiated between the federal government and provinces, territories and municipalities. It has been common practice to refer to the Police Service Agreements as contracts, hence the origins of the term “contract policing”.

•The current Agreements expire on March 31, 2032; negotiations are underway to ensure stable, long-term policing is in place with provincial, territorial and municipal parties.

The RCMP currently provides contract policing services to eight provinces (Ontario and Quebec have their own provincial police service), three territories and under direct contract to some 150 municipalities in Canada.

The Police Services Agreement

•Police Services Agreements outline the duties and responsibilities of the RCMP in financial, operational and administrative areas within the provisions of the provincial and municipal policing services.

•Provinces and municipalities establish the level of resources, budget and policing priorities in consultation with the RCMP.
•The RCMP is responsible for delivering on the policing priorities within the established budget.  

•The Police Services Agreements are based on a modernized relationship that includes strengthened accountability and governance, enhanced reporting, and meaningful consultation.

•Police Services Agreements are based on cost share. Provinces and territories pay 70% of RCMP costs and the federal government pays 30%.


Municipal agreements are based on a number of different cost share formulas, which are dependent on population size, and when a municipality signed its first policing agreement with the RCMP.

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JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Have faith on September 17, 2014, 12:57:39 PM
Quote from JB's post:

"An offender convicted of 1st or 2nd degree murder is ineligible to be declared a dangerous offender for that same homicide (since a mandatory life sentence already applies). However, an offender convicted of manslaughter can be declared a dangerous offender."

This is where I got confused.  R. Williams was convicted of first-degree murder.  In the article I linked above, with reference to DO, his lawyer stated that "It’s rarely done in murders because the sentence is a life sentence anyway,” said Edelson, noting that the Crown technically could still do it, but it’s not likely." (bbm)  The Crown attorney later stated that it was redundant to apply for DO status.

The other thing that confused me is that Paul Bernardo was also convicted of first-degree murder and was designated "dangerous offender" status.  Upon further reading, I'm now guessing that his DO designation was in relation to the manslaughter charge for his sister-in-law that never went to trial.

There are other media mentions of the Crown stating they may seek DO designations for perps convicted of murder, or the reporter giving reasons why the Crown will or will not seek it...no wonder I'm confused.   ???

- Thomas Svekla, convicted of second-degree murder in Edmonton.  "Crown prosecutor Ashley Finlayson said the Crown will consider pursuing a dangerous offender application, which, if successful, would put Mr. Svekla behind bars indefinitely."
http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=3cdc2cbb-c9c7-46c0-8a06-347aa45150f7&sponsor= (http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=3cdc2cbb-c9c7-46c0-8a06-347aa45150f7&sponsor=)

-Robert Picton convicted of second degree murder. "School girl murderer Paul Bernardo is one well-known dangerous offender, and it is expected that the courts will impose the designation on the notorious “Pig Farm Killer”, Robert Pickton."
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/16/the-facts-about-the-dangerous-offender-designation (http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/16/the-facts-about-the-dangerous-offender-designation)


Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 17, 2014, 01:17:56 PM
Have faith, -  What I did gave out was the after 2011 changes to the criminal law.

Cody was not  under that!! - I have found that the crown prosecutor  could  go back to the courts and ask for a dangerous offender within a period of time. 
It is not always cut and dried upon the first sentencing. 

It can involve an application to declare a person under the Dangerous Offender Act.

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on September 17, 2014, 03:13:52 PM
  http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2009-pcmg/index-eng.aspx#disp_3. 
First and second degree murder charges don't qualify for dangerous offender status, the law changed from when Bernardo was convicted - appears to be in 2008. 
Cody is a psychopath and I don't forsee him being rehabilitated.  I hope something is in effect in 25 years to keep him off the streets.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 17, 2014, 08:06:36 PM
Did he ever take a lie detector test?
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on September 18, 2014, 10:19:52 AM
I doubt it, I haven't seen any mention of it whatsoever and I am sure that if he did it would have been mentioned at some point if he failed. In the alternative, maybe he passed it and that is why it wasn't mentioned? Psychopaths can often manipulate polygraphs quite easily.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 18, 2014, 11:02:59 AM
I wonder what facility he may end up in?  Will it be BC, or some other federal prison?  ( I don't think we will ever know - unless a reporter does follow up.)

Sadly, his parents have also been through an awful lot.  Just the shock of it - must of been horrendous. They too deserve some compassion.

I think prisoners are assessed before they are sent to an appropriate prison facility.(?)

JB
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on September 19, 2014, 01:58:37 PM
Could B.C. serial killer Cody Legebokoff see freedom at 45?
 
 
BY MARK NIELSEN, PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 11:48 AM
 
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Could B.C. serial killer Cody Legebokoff see freedom at 45?
 
Cody Allan Legebokoff, seen in a court drawing.
Photograph by: Files , Prince George Citizen
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Convicted serial killer Cody Allan Legebokoff will be just 45 years old when he becomes eligible for full parole under the sentence he was issued this week for the first-degree murders of three women and a teenage girl.

Legebokoff was sentenced to concurrent terms of life in prison without eligibility for parole for 25 years, but the clock started ticking on Nov. 27, 2010, the night of his arrest.

That means Legebokoff, now 24, had already served nearly four years in jail by the time he was sentenced Tuesday by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett.

Not only that, he will be eligible for day parole after 22 years and, because he was arrested before the Conservative government eliminated the so-called "faint hope" provision, Legebokoff can still apply after 15 years for a reduction in the wait.

But the key word in all of this is "eligible." Legebokoff must still apply for early release, and the parole board can still decide to keep him locked up, National Parole Board spokesman Patrick Storey confirmed Thursday.

The board's primary task is to determine an offender's risk of re-offending if let back onto the street. To do that, it considers information from plenty of sources, from police and lawyers to psychologists and psychiatrists.

The board will also look at the nature and brutality of the crime and consider substance-abuse and anger-management issues and whether the convict shows deviant patterns of sexual arousal.

"The board looks at their performance in correctional programs and it's not just whether or not they've completed the program, but whether or not the person has changed their behaviour and attitude significantly and that those changes are observable," Storey said.

Victims' families will also get their say, and they've made it clear they want Legebokoff to spend the rest of his days behind bars. The judge's sentencing comments will also be taken into account, and Parrett stressed he "should never be allowed to walk among us again."

Legebokoff denied carrying out the killings and has not revealed the location of one victim whose body has not been found. Although it has always been a factor, the importance the parole board gives to an offender's level of accountability has been increased by the Conservatives.

"Now, people who deny culpability still occasionally get a parole release because it's only one of the things the board looks at, but it's tougher," Storey said. "If you're claiming your innocence or you're saying you didn't pull the trigger, or somebody else did, then it's an issue."

The sentence Legebokoff faces is more stringent than for those who commit lesser crimes but are deemed "dangerous offenders," in that they become eligible for parole after seven years — although they too can remain behind bars until they die.

Full parole comes only after successful completion of day parole, which carries strict conditions.

"It's a very structured release," Storey said. "They have to live in a halfway house, the halfway house is staffed 24/7. There are people there watching your gait, checking the dilation of your pupils, monitoring your mood, your comings and goings, et cetera.

"There is a parole officer, they have access to psychological help, they have programs to attend to, they have employment programs they can attend to help them find employment, so on day parole, anyway, they're very closely supervised."

Murderers who are released remain under supervision, and subject to special conditions, for the rest of their lives.

"For a lifer, you're always under sentence right until the day you die," Storey said. "Even someone who has committed first-degree murder is let out on day parole or full parole, and they breach the conditions of their release, they can be returned to custody and they start over again."

Read more B.C. news at princegeorgecitizen.com

http://www.theprovince.com/news/bc/Could+serial+killer+Cody+Legebokoff+freedom/10218709/story.html
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 19, 2014, 03:11:11 PM
Thank you Discus.

Quote
Murderers who are released remain under supervision, and subject to special conditions, for the rest of their lives.

Considering all those who have evaded police, taken off their monitoring anklets, and committed more crimes as soon as they were on so called release and "supervision" ... I don't have great faith in the system that supervises.

I hope for his sake and his family's sake he can turn around however his cold monstrous approach to people whom he thinks are beneath him ... the vulnerable ... I can't see him getting parole.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 19, 2014, 04:34:02 PM
Thank you Discus.  I don't feel easy about knowing that!

I recall in the case of Williams, the prosecutor placed a statement on record, to make sure that all videos, lewed pictures taken by Williams,  and documents would be safe guarded and available to a future  parole board, many years down the road,( when Williams time is due).

I found that statement odd. It (the statement) revealed a weakness in the keeping of all records, to be made available to the parole board decision makers.

I guess these types of records can get lost, destroyed and misplaced. ??

Or God forbid, is there a pick and choose to present to the parole board?  I get the impression that they must make a decision on the records given to them. 

Thus in Williams case , all records, including pics and videos, were filed and  placed on public court record with a specific request that the parole board would see all of them. From what I recall, Detective Smyth , along with the Crown Prosecutor  played a large role in that request before the courts.

I know in the past, (in rare cases), when  the parole board was questioned for their decisions, they said "If we only knew".
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on September 20, 2014, 06:04:37 AM
We all know of Falconer down in Nova Scotia who was in a half way house.....he is a prime example of a killer that could not be rehabilitated.   He murdered at a young age, did his time in jail, but came out and killed again.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: SAP on September 20, 2014, 08:22:33 AM
Although no known murders, this man has several arms lengths of sexual crimes/assaults on boys, and females. An example of how good the monitoring system is.

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6995.0
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 20, 2014, 09:38:43 PM
Don't understand why he wasn't charged with any rapes, kidnappings or indignities to bodies.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on September 22, 2014, 10:18:41 AM
Blatchford: B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett reveals humanity in Cody Legebokoff murder trial
By Christie Blatchford, Postmedia News September 18, 2014   
 

The Sunday I arrived in Prince George, B.C., for the first time, I went out for a bit of a recce after unpacking. I always do this when I’m on the road, mostly to scope out running routes.

It was a nice June day.

What I saw in the downtown, many buildings one-storey, social-service storefronts aimed squarely at a First Nations clientele, left me filled with despair.

A young woman who appeared to be inebriated was begging a lift from an older man in a pickup truck. A few blocks away, at the only mall in the city centre, I saw a couple of 20- or 30-somethings, women, with the telltale melted faces of the crystal meth user.

All of this was happening within a stone’s throw of the notorious Highway of Tears, Highway 16, which runs from Prince George to Prince Rupert 800 klicks away.

It’s near or off this highway where so many missing and murdered aboriginal girls and women were last seen alive.

Officially, the RCMP in British Columbia are probing 18 such murders or disappearances. But nationally, as the RCMP revealed last May, police across Canada recorded 1,181 incidents of aboriginal female murders and unresolved disappearances between 1980 and 2012.

Prince George is where B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett lives; it’s also where he practised law with a famous firm and where he has long served as the resident judge.

The courthouse is right downtown, and the sights I saw that day would also smack him in the face.

This brings me to the Cody Legebokoff trial, which ended Tuesday when Parrett delivered his reasons for sentence.

The 24-year-old was convicted Sept. 11 by a jury of four counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery, Cynthia Maas and the partially blind 15-year-old Loren Leslie.

I was not there for sentencing. Though the penalty for first-degree murder is automatic — life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years — there were some findings the judge had to make, and I was curious what he might say.

He’s a formidable character who runs a tight ship and has a delightfully low tolerance for BS. I thought he was smart and humane. His judgment offers evidence of both.

He treated the murdered women, and their many relatives who were in court, with respect but not delicacy.

About each he included humanizing details in “a process that can sometimes lose perspective through the use of labels which sometimes mask and obscure the people behind those labels.”

Stuchenko, Montgomery and Maas were all drug users who sometimes worked in the sex trade.

But Stuchenko, who was 35, was also a mother of six, and, as the judge wrote, in October of 2009, “as many Canadians were enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, she was dead or dying.”

Montgomery, who was 23 when she disappeared, had just been released from jail, where she had kept close pictures of her two youngsters.

Maas, who was 35 when she died in September of 2010, “was a mother of a little girl.”

Leslie, who suffered multiple injuries to her hands as she fought off Legebokoff, was no less a target, in her case by her age and trusting nature. “Nothing sexual, right,” she told Legebokoff shortly before she agreed to meet him for the first time; his purpose, as Parrett said, was “purely sexual.”

He concluded that all four murders were committed during the course of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Thus, he found Legebokoff was a sex offender and would be registered as such for life.

Then Parrett took judicial notice of the fact that the budget of the RCMP Highway of Tears task force has been slashed in the past two years by 84 per cent.

The discovery of Canada’s youngest serial killer came when a smart young RCMP constable named Aaron Kehler stopped Legebokoff’s truck as it roared onto a highway, and then noticed blood on his shorts and legs.

Legebokoff claimed the blood was from a deer he’d poached, but the young officer was suspicious, dispatched a conservation officer to the bush, and there, he found not the body of a deer, but of Leslie.

What followed, Parrett said, was “good sound police work” linking the other three killings to Legebokoff.

“But make no mistake,” the judge said, “it was luck that began these events.”

Without Const. Kehler and that luck, the judge said, “the grief and horrors we heard from the families may well have been simply a precursor…” Cody Legebokoff was just 20 when he was stopped, and he may have been just getting started.

“I know that First Nations people … are disproportionately represented in this roll call of misery,” Parrett said.

“But as the facts of this trial so vividly demonstrate, this is not just a First Nations issue. It is a sociological issue, one that arises from, among other things, a high-risk lifestyle. It is something which must be dealt with.

“The victims of this case represent two members of First Nations descent and two of Caucasian background. … We simply must do better.”

The “sociological” comment was widely seen as a rebuke to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent comment that a national inquiry into the murdered and missing women isn’t necessary because this is a crime-and-policing problem. And maybe it was that.

But I also think it was the frank measure of a man who despite all the years he has spent in his town, has not grown deaf, blind or insensate to the people and pain he sees there.

cblatchford@postmedia.com

http://www.canada.com/news/Blatchford+Supreme+Court+Justice+Glen+Parrett+reveals+humanity+Cody+Legebokoff+murder+trial/10215782/story.html (http://www.canada.com/news/Blatchford+Supreme+Court+Justice+Glen+Parrett+reveals+humanity+Cody+Legebokoff+murder+trial/10215782/story.html)
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on September 22, 2014, 05:51:24 PM
These women were high risk because they all met with strangers, including Lauren.  Young ladies don't listen to their parents warnings, but we can never put any blame on them because it all belongs to Cody Ledgebokoff.  The problem is the sociopath, psychopath or whatever who was looking for easy victims.  What's needed is a way to determine who the future predators are going to be so lives will be saved, and an insight into WHY or HOW these monsters are created.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: debbiec on September 23, 2014, 10:09:14 AM
These women were high risk because they all met with strangers, including Lauren.  Young ladies don't listen to their parents warnings, but we can never put any blame on them because it all belongs to Cody Ledgebokoff. 

These women (other than Lauren, who was still an innocent child, made vulnerable by her youth and her trusting nature) met with strangers as it was part of the "high risk lifestyle" they were living. Cody Legebokoff is fully responsible for the murders, and thankfully will be held accountable. Unfortunately the lifestyle made them easy targets. 

From Judge Parrett:
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What followed, Parrett said, was “good sound police work” linking the other three killings to Legebokoff.

“But make no mistake,” the judge said, “it was luck that began these events.”

Without Const. Kehler and that luck, the judge said, “the grief and horrors we heard from the families may well have been simply a precursor…” Cody Legebokoff was just 20 when he was stopped, and he may have been just getting started.

“I know that First Nations people … are disproportionately represented in this roll call of misery,” Parrett said.

“But as the facts of this trial so vividly demonstrate, this is not just a First Nations issue. It is a sociological issue, one that arises from, among other things, a high-risk lifestyle. It is something which must be dealt with.


“The victims of this case represent two members of First Nations descent and two of Caucasian background. … We simply must do better.”

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on September 23, 2014, 12:30:28 PM
Prince George citizens have a lot of "cleaning up to do" with their poverty pockets and to keep drugs off their streets- that is - if they want to feel safe in their city.

It is called Reporting.  The cops have a great task ahead of them - and they do their best by Responding.

This situation did not happen over night.  It never has in any city.  Unemployment rate in PG in 2013 was 4.5. That is an excellent national average.  So lack of employment cannot be the issue.

Drugs are a large part of the problem.
"They are not in my neighbourhood?"  They very well might be - perhaps you haven't noticed.

Drugs are delivered to very good neighbourhoods ( the police will tell you so) -

It is not confined to "poor districts".

But then again, don't feel badly - other Canadian cities are facing the same issue.

http://site.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca/


JB

Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: discus on September 23, 2014, 01:18:32 PM
I found this article in Pyschology Today:

There's something comforting in the myth that serial killers are loners. It makes them seem separate and apart. And it's true that some are, but we see more cases these days of those who have easily lived and worked among us. Maybe you know one. Maybe you're partnered with one.
The high-ranking associates of Colonel Russell Williams never realized that this man, who'd flown members of royalty to their destinations and supervised Canada's largest air force base, was a predatory intruder and serial killer. Williams had passed every evaluation during his impressive career, raising no red flags.

Judith Ridgway had been married to Gary Ridgway for 14 years when he pled guilty to murdering 48 women (now 49) in Washington State. Judith was stunned and confused. How could she have lived with her "knight in shining armor" for so long, seeing him daily as he brought her flowers or candy, without noticing anything perverse? She knew that Gary had been a suspect once in the "Green River murders," but he'd passed a polygraph.

Like other killers who seem normal to friends, relatives, coworkers, or spouses, Ridgway had successfully managed two separate identities: one included romantic outings and raising dogs, and another was obsessed with punishing prostitutes.

Ridgway and Williams join the ranks of serial killers who have devised strategies for having a social life or a family. In 2004, when Dennis Rader was identified in Wichita as "BTK," we once again heard a wife protest that she'd known nothing about his penchant for torture and murder. The people who'd elected Rader as their church president, along with their pastor, had spotted nothing alarming.

The public wants monsters to be obvious, and many novels and films support this naďve hope. But some monsters do live among us - easily, and with little detection, because they're savvy about how to deflect suspicion. Human nature is their ally: we expect that others who behave like us are like us, and we generally notice only those things that confirm our beliefs.

As Lionel Dahmer, Jeffrey Dahmer's father, watched his son's 1992 trial for the murder of seventeen men, he realized how easily he'd been misled. He recalled asking why Jeff needed money for a freezer and accepting Jeff's argument that it saved him money. Jeff had actually wanted it to store human body parts, but why would anyone suspect something like this?

Lionel's denials are understandable. Parents, spouses, and other close associates often seek the best possible interpretation of something a loved one has done. But this can make them vulnerable.

Ted Bundy worked a crisis hotline as he murdered young women; John Wayne Gacy buried victims under his house while he ran a business, threw fundraisers, and entertained sick kids; and Spokane's prostitute killer Robert Yates Jr. was a decorated veteran with five children. Child murderer John Joubert assisted with a Boy Scout troop, while Michael Ross, the "Roadside Strangler," acquired an Ivy League degree and sold insurance.

Some offenders blend in because they have learned how to lead separate lives without letting one bleed into the other. They study the people around them to figure out how to "pass."

Since most of us are vigilant only when something seems strange, it's not difficult to fool us. Add a committed relationship and our tendency to turn a blind eye to avoid its collapse, and you have the formula for how anyone might befriend, date, marry, and procreate with an active serial killer.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shadow-boxing/201202/do-you-know-serial-killer
 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: I care about Canadians on December 30, 2014, 11:01:14 AM
Little peace for families of Legebokoff's victims

MARK NIELSEN / PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN
DECEMBER 29, 2014 07:23 AM


It's a question Donna Leslie often asks herself - what would she have done differently?

If she could do it all over again, what steps would she have taken to prevent her daughter from meeting up with what turned out to be a date with death?

On the evening of Nov. 27, 2010, Loren Donn Leslie was in the bedroom of the Vanderhoof apartment where she had been living with her mother, exchanging text messages with a "Cody," someone she had met about two weeks before on Nexopia, a website aimed at young people.

Leslie eventually invited him to meet with her at a local elementary school and in response, he urged her not to tell anyone. And she didn't, choosing instead to tell her mother that she was going out for coffee with a girlfriend.

As it was a Saturday night, Donna sent her on her way with a reminder that she needed to be home by 1 a.m. Looking back, her response would have been much different.

"I would have followed her to the Timmy's, made sure she was having coffee with her girlfriend," Donna Leslie said in an interview. "But I just trusted her."

Sometime after midnight, Donna got the kind of call from police that every parent dreads. The body of her legally-blind, 15-year-old daughter had been found in an isolated area off Highway 27, midway between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James. A young man - Cody Allan Legebokoff - had been arrested for her murder.

"I go around and around about that and I carry a guilt that probably doesn't belong to me," Donna Leslie said.

If there is a bright side, it's that Legebokoff has not killed again. He was eventually charged and convicted of four first-degree murders in the deaths of Leslie, Jill Stacey Stuchenko and Cynthia Frances Maas, both 35, and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23.

He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole for 25 years. Because the clock started ticking when he was arrested, Legebokoff will be just 45 years old when he can apply for full parole.

Donna Leslie, who is remarkably candid about troubles with alcohol that began before her daughter's death, went into a tailspin after that day.

"After that happened, I lost my mind and spent I don't know how many weeks or months in the psychiatric unit," said Leslie, who now lives in the Association Advocating for Women and Children shelter in downtown Prince George.

"And I was in and out of detox and I was in and out of jail and I started fainting, so I was in and out of hospital. It tore my whole world apart."

The most recent anniversary of Loren's death did not go by easily. Although she was unable to get out to see the memorial cross for Loren on the side of Highway 27, she held up well on the day. But the next day she got herself into some alcohol-fueled trouble and spent the night in RCMP cells.

However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Her son, who has completed his trades training, is working to have his mother moved into his apartment.

As for Legebokoff, Donna said she's just glad he's behind bars.

"I think he's insane," she said. "I feel very sorry for him because I don't think he can help himself."

Just like she lost her daughter, Donna said the Legebokoffs, a prominent family in Fort St. James, have effectively lost a son. At one point she tried reaching out to them, "because I thought it might be easier to work through our grief together and they told me 'don't call back here ever again.'"

Loren's father, and Donna's ex-husband, Doug Leslie, meanwhile, is holding out better. For one thing, he does not have the substance abuse issues that have saddled his former spouse. For another, he's working to turn his daughter's death into something positive through the Loren Donn Leslie Foundation. Among the initiatives the foundation is working to establish a youth leadership program "to give kids a more positive outlook on life."

Contrary to how she was portrayed in court, Doug Leslie said Loren was actually an exceptional young lady. "Awesome, caring and just like on the [Foundation's] mission statement, 'treating people with dignity, compassion and respect.' That was her life," Leslie said.

She loved swimming and boating and, despite her poor vision, she achieved a blue belt in karate.

Of course, the Leslies were not the only parents of Legebokoff's victims who sat through the trial.

Although her blood was found throughout Legebokoff's apartment, Natasha Lynn Montgomery's body was never found. Her mother, Louanne Montgomery, was at the trial every day hoping to glean clues as to where Natasha's body may have been left, only to strike dead ends.

When she gave her victim impact statement after the jury found Legebokoff guilty, Louanne spoke of frequent and debilitating "meltdowns" since the loss. Finding her daughter's body has become an obsession.

Louanne said this month she has yet to return to work.

"I am still trying to come to terms with everything," she said. "I had my heart set on getting Natasha's remains from this trial. I feel traumatized by it all, I have many sleepless nights. I also feel the justice system has failed me. Cody may have been convicted but he doesn't have to give up where my daughter is. He can use it as power, he still has control in a sick demented way."

Judy Maas, the sister of another Legebokoff victim, Cynthia Frances Maas, also sat through the entire trial and came away no fan of the adversarial system of justice used in Canadian courts.

"To give a fair trial to the accused meant a free rein to bully witnesses, damage and re-victimize victims who cannot defend themselves or families who have to bear the negative outcomes," she said.


© Copyright 2014 Prince George Citizen

- See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/little-peace-for-families-of-legebokoff-s-victims-1.1698221#sthash.0mW0bgBa.dpuf
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: looking on February 07, 2015, 09:55:13 AM
Will never understand why this man may still have a chance to get out of jail.  He has ruined so many  lives.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on February 07, 2015, 12:47:47 PM
He should be deemed a dangerous offender...he is a serial killer.   If he doesn't give up the location of Natasha, then in my opinion, he should be in solitary confinement until he does.
  He has caused so much pain and suffering, he needs to be punished harsher.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Kazoo on February 13, 2015, 06:01:27 PM
Wow.
___________________________
Legebokoff Applies To Appeal

BC’s Crown Counsel has confirmed Cody Legebokoff has filed an application to appeal his four convictions for First Degree Murder. On September 11, 2014, Legebokoff was convicted by a jury in the deaths of Jill Stacey Stuchecko, Natasha Lynn Montegomery, Cynthia Frances Maas and Loren Donn Leslie between October 2009 and November 2010.

As part of the appeal application, Legebokoff’s counsel has also filed an application of extension of appeal, which is required when an application is filed after the requisite time to file an application.

http://ckpg.com/legebokoff-applies-to-appeal
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Sap1 on July 19, 2016, 12:31:47 PM
This monster had a very fair trial and his team seems hard pressed to find loopholes to have his trial redone. He should have been sentenced consecutively like a judge in Manitoba decided to do.
He refuses to give up info where Natasha is even though they have compelling evidence he destroyed her life in a most repugnant way ... not that a straight murder is any better, however evidence showed he had no regard for human life and NO REMORSE.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/legebokoff-appeal-serial-killer-1.3599535

A lawyer for a British Columbia man convicted of killing three women and a teenage girl says his client deserves a new trial because the judge made disparaging remarks about defence counsel that were only made public after a sentence was imposed.

Cody Legebokoff was given life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years by a Prince George, B.C., judge, for the first-degree murders of 15-year-old Loren Leslie, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery and Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, who were both 35.

His lawyer Eric Gottardi told the B.C. Court of Appeal on Wednesday that despite the evidence against Legebokoff, the appearance of unfairness at trial means the case must be heard again.

Defence lawyers in court to appear Cody Legebokoff's 1st-degree murder convictions
Legebokoff's trial heard that there was considerable physical evidence linking him to the murders.

Cody Legebokoff guilty of first-degree murder of 3 women and 1 teenage girl
On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, a jury found Cody Alan Legebokoff, 24, guilty of first-degree murder in the slayings of (left to right) Jill Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Maas, 35, Natasha Montgomery, 23, and Loren Leslie, 15. (CBC)

​"This is a horrific case with overwhelming Crown evidence. This is the kind of case that would be easy to dismiss an appeal. We're saying there's nothing wrong with the verdict. But that's not what this appeal is about. This appeal is about the system and the public confidence in the system," he told a three-judge panel.

'Slam-dunk Crown case,' says lawyer

"This was a slam-dunk Crown case. The judge should have bent over backwards to ensure the accused had a fair trial, and he didn't. This verdict cannot be allowed to stand on that basis."

His argument hinged on the judge's rejection of a defence application in 2012 to have the trial moved to Vancouver. The written reasons for the ruling were only released after Legebokoff was convicted and sentenced in 2014.

Justice Glen Parrett said in those reasons that Legebokoff's counsel had exaggerated and distorted evidence in the application to have the trial moved. He described the defence lawyer's arguments as "misleading" and a "recasting of reality," said Gottardi.

He said his client should have been made aware before the trial that the judge thought his lawyer's behaviour was unethical. Gottardi said he was not arguing that his client faced actual prejudice, but rather the appearance of unfairness amounts to a miscarriage of justice.

All three judges on the panel grilled Gottardi on his argument, questioning whether trial judges should be required to reveal every concern they have about lawyers' behaviour.

"It seems to me for your argument to hold together, there must be an affirmative duty on a trial judge to express those concerns any time they arise," said Justice David Frankel.

The father of victim Loren Leslie drove more than 10 hours for the hearing.

Father hopes appeal fails

Doug Leslie said he hopes the appeal fails. "I want them (judges, lawyers) to know . . . that we are here and we are concerned about the justice system," he said.

Crown lawyer David Layton said it's crucial that Gottardi hasn't asserted definitively that Legebokoff would have sought other counsel or brought a bias application to remove the judge if he had disclosed his criticisms earlier.

Layton said Gottardi's argument is merely that Legebokoff was denied the opportunity to "consider his options," and that doesn't meet the high legal test for perception of unfairness.

"The trial judge didn't have any duty to disclose this information any earlier than he did," Layton told the court.

Legebokoff's trial heard that there was considerable physical evidence linking him to the murders.

Legebokoff's clothing contained the DNA of Montgomery and Maas, while DNA matching Stuchenko was found in Legebokoff's apartment. The trial heard that identification belonging to Leslie and a blood-stained pipe wrench and knife were also found in the man's truck.

with files from Lien Yeung

© The Canadian Press, 2016
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Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on July 20, 2016, 05:56:37 AM
He should be in solitary confinement until he speaks up and says where Natasha is.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: D1 on July 20, 2016, 10:12:38 AM
Or negotiate that on the pretext he could receive a retrial holding out the possibility of a lighter sentence..  "Possibility" being the operative word.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jellybean on July 21, 2016, 12:19:26 PM
Or negotiate that on the pretext he could receive a retrial holding out the possibility of a lighter sentence..  "Possibility" being the operative word.

Right on!! Or, he may negotiate a lighter sentence if he tells the police about Natalie and where her remains can be found.
Or - if he gets a retrial, he may be given longer sentences, than 25 years.

jb
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: zerosum on July 31, 2016, 05:58:35 PM
Not to be rude but it seems clear to me that she was dismembered by his axe and probably just put in a dumpster and is now buried in a landfill somewhere. It's disgusting and despicable.  He was a pretty careless killer. I know that's awful to say but there's no point even trying to negotiate deals with this worthless rat. He'll never get out. Solitary confinement for life is the best course of action.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Sap1 on February 21, 2017, 12:15:50 PM
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Supreme Court dismisses Cody Legebokoff's attempt to overturn 4 murder convictions

Fantastic news. If he ever gets out (he should be classed as a dangerous offender and jailed indefinitely) he will still be a young man. He really should have gotten what Garland in Calgary got for a sentence.
Parole board had better not mess this case up and allow him out for good behavior if he is capable of that. He has no remorse ... otherwise he would give location of Natasha's remains. He is still holding power over a grieving family.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: gumpslou on February 02, 2019, 07:10:37 PM
https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/93877/mother-of-slain-woman-wants-to-keep-pg-serial-killer-in-maximum-security-prison/

A woman whose daughter was killed by notorious Prince George killer Cody Legebokoff is trying to keep him in a maximum security prison.

Louanne Montgomery’s 23 year old child was killed by Legebokoff along with Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, and 15 year old  Loren Leslie. He was convicted of four counts of first degree murder in September 2014.

In an interview with MyPGNow.com, Montgomery said she received a registered letter on Thursday (Jan. 31st) from Victim’s Services stating that Legebokoff was being transferred from BC’s Kent Institution, a maximum security prison, to medium security Warkworth Institution in Ontario. 

The letter said that he had been transferred on Jan. 23rd.

Montgomery said in the past, every time Legebokoff was taking a trip to the doctor or leaving the facility she’d received a call, but this time she was notified by mail.

“It’s really kind of scary,” Montgomery said.

“Cody hasn’t admitted to any of his crimes, he hasn’t told me where the remains of my daughter are. He shouldn’t be given a privilege like that.” 

Montgomery was most concerned that being in a medium security prison, Legebokoff might be able to escape, “If Cody was to get out of medium security he will kill again. He is known as the boy next door, that’s why I compare him to Ted Bundy.”

Legebokoff was just 24 years old when he was convicted of the murders.

Montgomery told MyPGNow.com, “These girls trusted him, my daughter knew him for over a year, he wasn’t a stranger. It’s a privilege to go to a lower security facility. He’s only been convicted since 2014 and it’s 2019 – a serial killer? That should be alarming to a lot of people.”

For Montgomery, news like this reopens the wound of her daughter’s death, “I’m trying to move forward and there’s always something. In seven years he can start applying for parole every two years, how is a person to heal and move forward?”

“I feel it’s my duty to let the public know what’s going on. I will definitely keep fighting to keep him in maximum security where he belongs.”

A spokesperson from the Correctional Service of Canada told MyPGNow.com that the specifics of an offender’s case are protected under the Privacy Act, so though they can confirm that Legebokoff is under their jurisdiction, they cannot give his specific whereabouts.   
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on March 05, 2019, 11:53:31 PM
I see that Caribboo Prince George MP Todd Doherty is challenging Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodall..regarding Legebokoff.
Keep up the pressure. I shall write to each one.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: lostlinganer on March 06, 2019, 09:21:42 AM
another example of some seedy element of corruption is probably doing favors behind the scenes. 
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: Mom on March 11, 2019, 06:24:56 PM


Christie Blatchford: Canada's youngest serial killer was moved to medium security. As usual, officials won't say why

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-canadas-youngest-serial-killer-was-moved-to-medium-security-as-usual-officials-wont-say-why
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: jobo on March 12, 2019, 06:43:01 AM
I urge you members to contact: hon.raiph.goodale@canada.ca
I’m writing again as my last email was forwarded, but they gave me this (above) email address.

Legebokoff should not be given any special treatment...he belongs in Max security for the rest of his life.
I’m wondering, trying to read between the lines...if he was being threatened in jail.
Title: Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
Post by: lostlinganer on March 12, 2019, 07:42:54 AM
Seems like it happens again and again!  We all want to see this kind of animal thrown into the crowds of inmates who deal with women killers and kid killers.... but when they survive that, they make it to transfers.  Sometimes that transfer takes them to an unexpected situation that surprisingly leads to their demise;  but then, again, behind-the-scenes transfers often seem to lead to a watered-down version of "prison" and eventually day passes and freedom.  No telling where this will lead.  :-\  Jobo is right that it's time to bombard that authority with letters to show the public is watching and infuriated.  However;  that didn't seem to deter authorities from eventually freeing the likes of who murdered the workers at Mac Donalds in Sydney River.  Power, Profit, and Privledge can be lurking in the most unexpected places.