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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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Re: Leo Teskey | Dangerous Offender
« 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.