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Regina / Re: Kimberly Ann Cruickshank, 27 - Missing - Regina - March 23, 2013
« Last post by Sap1 on July 20, 2016, 03:34:11 PM »
This is new to me and it's great to see they have the killer incarcerated finally. I hope they have all their evidence bundled up well because he is the very likely candidate for all 3. He has destroyed countless families. My heart goes out to all of the families. :(
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General Discussion / Re: Please read this and I would like to see your reactions
« Last post by Sap1 on July 20, 2016, 03:08:09 PM »
I agree Debbie. That bolded part is what slays me. They are going to have to look at other similar unsolved cases since his release. Good project for us too.

Jobo, I immediately thought of Amber's case as well. Same viciousness and same sentencing. Again, I wonder if Falconer's background was the reason he got out so soon. He wasn't that bright of a person and had a very dysfunctional upbringing.

Ruby, that could be a possibility that the judge thought having him out sooner will get him behind bars longer in the future, however that judge would be playing roulette with innocent lives.

Cape, you know where judges generally live ... they are probably quite certain it will never happen to their family. Someone who has no inclination to work, just steal, will never be living close to a judge, but perhaps the judge went easy on him so he doesn't get hit years later in revenge.

The gruesome details made me almost vomit. The man pleaded for his life, saying he had a family with children. That was no deterrent bc he was euphoric already, loving the slaughter. I wonder if this guy changed his name or stayed away from getting caught for anything major, as there isn't anything on the Net about him since this murder. That background made such a significant impact is shocking.
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General Discussion / Re: Please read this and I would like to see your reactions
« Last post by debbiec on July 20, 2016, 01:06:09 PM »
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When Thackeray was arrested, police say he calmly fessed up the same story. A court transcript indicates that Thackeray told police he did it to see if he could get away with it but the defence argued the statement was not credible enough to put before a jury. In a second statement, he said he only intended to rob his victim.

During the trial, his lawyer told the judge it was a robbery gone bad. The Crown agreed to a plea deal to second-degree murder without a trial.

Thackeray was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder with no chance of parole for eleven years in 2004.

In sentencing, Justice Michelle Fuerst said she must take into consideration Thackeray’s immediate confession and his native heritage. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, judge’s are bound by sentencing principles which recognize that Aboriginal Peoples face racism and systemic discrimination.

This person killed an innocent man who was doing his job. Gary Newman's wife lost her partner, and his children, their father, not to mention many other family members who's lives this crime has impacted. Murder is murder, no matter your background. This is disgusting no matter which way you look at it. It is the victim and the victim's family that have/are paying the price while the killer walks free. Imo 11 (pretty easy) years served is not enough for having committed a cold blooded murder to see if you "could get away with it".  What's to stop him from doing something like this again?
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General Discussion / Re: Please read this and I would like to see your reactions
« Last post by RubyRose on July 20, 2016, 12:59:38 PM »
I think, once again, that the Justice system has failed.  Gary Newman died doing his job and some low life decides he wants a thrill kill?
Down east a young girl (Amber)  was grabbed off the street and murdered by a low life that was on patrol from murdering a cabbie....he only got ten years.
In my opinion, if you take a life, there goes yours....in jail for the rest of your life...no parole.

I'm scared to think of Thackeray out and about, he is wicked.

I also noticed the similarities between Thackery's crime and Falconer's crime against the cab driver in NS, jobo.  Both were vicious, cold-blooded attacks and neither one should ever have been released back into society.  Had Falconer still been in prison where he should have been, Amber would not have died that horrible death at his hands.

I wonder if these thoughts ever weigh on the minds of members of the parole board who make some of these stupid decisions.
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General Discussion / Re: Please read this and I would like to see your reactions
« Last post by RubyRose on July 20, 2016, 12:45:07 PM »
Thackery is out and about and who knows, he could have done this again, perfected his methods bc in that murder he was quite careless. What slays me is the reasons the judge gave for a lighter sentence, other than the fact he had no known criminal history.


It's so ridiculous, Sap1, the only reason I can think of is that the judge figured when he committed his next murder (which I'm sure he will if he hasn't already) he would then have a criminal history so could receive a heftier sentence.

The whole thing is sickening.
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SAP, I don't get that either. This was a brutal murder, just because he didn't commit any crimes before this one, does not make sense. So he committed the grand daddy of all crimes, MURDER and he only got 11 years. This creep should be still in jail, the judge that made this sentence should have him living next door to him when he gets out of jail. They might change their minds then, or if the guy was living next door to his daughter in an apartment complex. I do not agree with the decision in this case. :( :( :( :( :( :(
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This was so very sad that these two beautiful people had to die so violently. Well if Downey is convicted of this violent crime, I do hope that he gets the maximum sentence to be served consecutive, which would be 50 years and he would be 106 years old, that would be justice. What could be a reason at all for looking into the eyes of a five year old and killing her, an innocent child which would have nothing to do with whatever other reasons adults may have against each other and what would be the WHY of it all. I am sure this young woman did not realize the danger in knowing this person and did not know the danger she was in. Thoughts and prayers to the family members, they will never get over the loss. And now they will have to go through trials and court procedures to bring it all back. God bless them and I hope they have great support in Calgary when the procedures begin. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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General Discussion / Re: Please read this and I would like to see your reactions
« Last post by Sap1 on July 20, 2016, 10:37:30 AM »
Thackery is out and about and who knows, he could have done this again, perfected his methods bc in that murder he was quite careless. What slays me is the reasons the judge gave for a lighter sentence, other than the fact he had no known criminal history.
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Serial Killers In Canada / Re: Cody Alan Legebokoff - Prince George, BC
« Last 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.
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My thoughts echo Canuck00 "
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Great work to the RCMP. I will admit I did not have faith in a conviction, since so much time was slipping by. I would love to be a fly on the wall to understand what takes so long"

Now we get to see why, a trial exposes all. It did seem quite obvious but evidence is another matter..

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