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Leo Teskey | Dangerous Offender
« on: September 04, 2010, 01:31:42 PM »
Phew. I was beginning to get worried there. I almost felt sorry for the offender that must be in the cell, day in an day out, and not be able to have the luxuries from the outside world (good or bad)--until, of course, I read that they are able to obtain and stash "a sizeable quantity of drugs" in their cell, including cocaine, methamphetamine, magic, mushrooms, marijuana, ecstasy and MS Contin.....

Stash of drugs found in Teskey's cell
Updated: Sat Sep. 04 2010 12:46:48

Jessica Earle,

A little over a month after career criminal Leo Teskey was declared a dangerous offender, the Solicitor General's office confirms a sizeable quantity of drugs was found in his cell at the Edmonton Remand Centre. Among the items seized : cocaine, methamphetamine, magic mushrooms, marijuana, ecstasy and MS Contin.

The bust happened on August 2nd before Teskey was transferred to the maximum-security Edmonton Institution.

The 40-year-old has made headlines for decades after racking up more than 30 convictions. Among the most serious are the 1988 shooting of police Cst. Mike Lakusta, the 1994 assault on a two-year-old inside his apartment and the 2009 attack that left his landlord in a vegetative state.

After multiple trials and appeals related to the last case, the Crown succeeded in getting a dangerous offender status for Teskey – a title that comes with an indefinite jail sentence.

Wonder how many heads roll on this one, and what the repercussions are, and what the cameras reveal, and how the country club will change from here...

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 12:01:24 PM »
Interestingly, the report out today is slightly different than yesterday's story which stated there was a "sizeable" amount of drugs with the description of items seized.  But, today the story reports 1) no one within Edmonton police was able to comment on the drugs found, 2) authorities claiming "It wasn't a large amount." and 3) authorities are claiming "it is believed" the drugs were provided by a visitor smuggling them into the facility.

I sure hope the authorities will follow up on that "visitor."  It would seem that it would not be hard to trace who has contact with the dangerous offender.  I can't imagine wanting those types of visitors to continue to drop by.

The Alberta Solicitor General's Office spokesperson did conclude that inmates are housed in a manner which depends on the sort of danger they pose.  (What type of danger does a dangerous offender pose? This happened in July and he is still being housed in an Edmonton facility waiting to be transported.)

Teskey background:
- Teskey is held in Edmonton Remand Centre awaiting transfer to a federal facility.
- This is the second time (how does that happen?) Teskey was ruled a dangerous offender. (Would be interesting to see why the Supreme Court ordered a new trial.)
- Provincial court Judge Eric Peterson had once stated Teskey has a substance abuse problem. (How does that continue in confinement?)
- After being found sleeping in a hallway on November 21, 2000, Teskey launched a brutal attack crushing the caretaker's skull, breaking his jaw and rendering him unable to talk or move in a care facility.
- He tore the privates off his girlfriend's two-year-old son.

- He shot Edmonton Police Const. Mike Lakusta in 1988.


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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 02:36:36 PM »
And yet again, or should I say "still"... kinder kids eggs and drugs ...

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EDMONTON  - Notorious Edmonton career criminal Leo Teskey was handed a five-year prison sentence Friday on his recent conviction for selling drugs while behind bars.


The sentence is to run concurrently with the indefinite term Teskey, 42, is already serving after being designated a dangerous offender, however it might affect any future bid for parole he makes.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Donna Read – who described Teskey as a “middle-aged man with a long and unenviable record” – said the major aggravating factor in the case was the fact Teskey committed the drug-dealing while in a correctional institution.

“Drug use in prison is a dangerous activity, trafficking in drugs even more so,” said Read, adding the danger extends to other prisoners, prison staff and visitors.

The judge also slapped Teskey with a life-time weapons prohibition after the convict unsuccessfully argued that it shouldn’t include all weapons as that might affect his potential future employment in the construction industry.

Teskey was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking on March 12, following a trial.

Court heard guards did a random search of a cell Teskey shared with two other inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre on Aug. 1, 2010, and found at the head of his bed a paper bag with two Kinder Surprise chocolate egg containers. Inside was a small amount of MS Contin and larger amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine.

Teskey had testified he was holding the drugs for another inmate, but Read rejected his claim, saying she did not believe his “contradictory and inconsistent” evidence.

Teskey was tagged a dangerous offender on July 23, 2010, after earlier being convicted of a vicious attack that left an Edmonton apartment owner in a vegetative state.

That judge ruled Teskey poses a “serious threat to society” and accepted expert evidence concluding he is “on the high end of psychopathy,” he is “virtually untreatable” and he poses a “high risk” of re-offending.

Court has heard Dougald Miller found Teskey sleeping in the hall of his 9524 115 Ave. apartment building on Nov. 21, 2000. As Miller was escorting him out, Teskey brutally attacked him, crushing his skull, breaking his nose and

jaw and leaving one ear partially detached.

Teskey – who is trying to appeal his dangerous offender status – has a lengthy rap sheet, including convictions for shooting city police Const. Mike Lakusta in 1988 and for tearing the penis of the two-year-old son of a girlfriend.

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Re: Leo Teskey | Dangerous Offender
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 03:50:04 PM »
Does Leo have a brother named Terry?
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 11:21:11 PM »
I don't know who his family are but this one better not ever be on the streets again with such violence he exhibits and his chronic need for drugs. The drugs must influence his violence to an extent and he can't seem to be without them.
I have seen the product of his rage and it's not pretty; it's heartbreaking!. The wife of the man who is in a vegetative state mourns daily.


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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2016, 09:37:20 PM »
Jailed indefinitely. at least one judge has the safety of the public in mind.

EDMONTON - A man who brutally beat an Edmonton apartment manager almost 14 years ago will remain in prison indefinitely.

Alberta's Court of Appeal has dismissed Leo Teskey's bid to remove his dangerous offender status.

Teskey was first convicted in 2002 of aggravated assault and sentenced as a dangerous offender, but the Supreme Court ordered a new trial.

He was again convicted and deemed a danger to the public in 2010.

Dougald Miller was walking through one of his apartment buildings when he came across Teskey sleeping in a hallway and tried to get him to leave.

Teskey then launched a vicious attack, almost ripped Miller's ear off and crushed his skull, leaving him permanently brain damaged and in need of constant care.

Teskey made several arguments before the Appeal Court, including that he was not tried and sentenced within a reasonable period of time and that delays gave the Crown's psychological witnesses more time to examine him. Several experts testified in court that Teskey is an untreatable, manipulative psychopath.

He also has a lengthy criminal record that also includes shooting and wounding an Edmonton police officer and tearing the penis of a two-year-old boy.

The Appeal Court rejected all of Teskey's claims.

"There is ... no evidence that the appellant’s psychological profile changed during the period of delay, nor is there any indication on this record that he would not have been found to be dangerous if only the sentencing hearing had been held earlier in time," the court wrote in its unanimous decision.

"Since the appellant has been sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment, any prejudice he may have suffered from not being given that sentence even earlier is not obvious."


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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 08:56:27 PM »
Teskey's victim, Dougald Miller passes on. RIP Dougald. :(

Lesley Miller was working at a hair salon in a small town in Scotland blissfully unaware that the man she would marry was her neighbour.

Dougald Miller moved to Canada and it was only because he came home to visit his parents that he eventually met Lesley and they fell in love. A year and half later, she joined him in Westlock, and they were married.

On Saturday night, after finding him improbably 34 years ago, Miller lost the man she describes as her soulmate.

In 2000, Dougald was brutally assaulted by Leo Teskey, who was passed out in a building owned by the Millers and who turned violent when Dougald tried to escort him out. Teskey knocked Dougald down, ripped off part of his ear and fractured his skull, before leaving him bleeding at the bottom of a stairwell.

The assault put Dougald in a vegetative state — a “waking coma” — for 16 years, before he died Saturday night. For Miller, she lost him twice — once in 2000 and again this weekend.

“Dougald was my best friend. We were on the same wavelength. He was my soulmate. I stayed right until the end last night. I said it was OK for him to go, because he looked so tired,” Miller said Sunday

She said he died after his stomach started bleeding internally and sending him to the hospital for extensive and invasive tests would have been “too cruel,” given his deteriorating condition. He was 77 years old.

Miller said her husband was a good man who always wanted to help people.

“He was so funny, you know. He saw life as being the glass half full. Me, it was always half empty. We complemented each other.”

Dougald had always wanted to donate his organs and his body to science and, if the tests go well, his body will be able to help others.

“That’s his legacy. Still helping people even after he’s gone,” Lesley said.

On Saturday morning, Miller said Dougald was smiling at her and the staff at the Capital Care Norwood continuing care facility but by the afternoon she could see that he was struggling.

“The nurses up there were so good with Dougald. They were so upset, they were crying last night. They’ve looked after Dougald for 15 years. I can’t say enough good things about them,” she said.

Teskey has been declared a dangerous offender, meaning he can be locked up indefinitely until the National Parole Board determines he is fit to rejoin society. In the dangerous offender hearing, the judge said the assault was the “epitome of brutality.”

“Teskey took my husband’s life 16 years ago. And he took my life because Dougald was my life,” Miller said.