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Canadian Justice-children don’t matter

Is there anything worse than hearing about a murdered child? Is Society so used to hearing about this that it no longer shocks and disgusts us the way it should?

As a parent losing a child is something you’d never want to experience.

But having your child’s life ended at the hands of another human being is incomprehensible. From the day they are born it is a solemn unspoken vow to love them, nurture them, teach them, sacrifice for them, and protect them. We do everything we can to keep them safe, but sometimes accidents happen and they cannot always be prevented. As painful as that is it’s a fact, some times parents outlive their children because of accidents.

But having your child murdered is a different thing altogether.

Jessica Russell was 9 years old the day she was murdered, May 5th 2000. She was being driven to school by David Trott, a convicted violent offender out on probation. Jessica never made it to school, and was found dead in a burning trailer 30km east of her home. Jessica’s father has stated he was unaware of the criminal history of the accused, but it is still unclear how he was connected to the family. David Trott suffered from FAS and this was being used as a defense. I am still unable to find out the information on his eventual sentence or what the final outcome was in this case. He was charged with her abduction and murder.

Holly Jones was on the way back to her house after walking one of her friends home May 12th 2003, she never made it. Her remains were found in two different bags off the shores of Toronto Island. She was  murdered and her body cut in to pieces. Michael Briere was charged with 1st degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in jail. He said he was consumed with desire after watching child pornography, and that is why he abducted and murdered poor Holly.

Samantha Walsh was just 13 years old when her life was taken. And the person charged with her death was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole in seven years. Yes that’s right, 7 years. Samantha was choked to death in the woods and her body was not found for two weeks. Michael Lewis was convicted of 2nd degree murder, and after serving 7 years in prison was denied his bid for parole March 9 2007. It is a constant strain on the family that he might be released. Their little girl was murdered, and now they are trying to keep her killer in jail. This is what Canada calls Justice?

Tammy Lyn Homloka, Leslie Mahaffy, and Kristen French. All three of these young girls were sexually assaulted and murdered by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. You will notice the same last name of one of the victims and the killer. That is correct, Karla Homolka murdered her own sister. If that is not bad enough how’s this, she is out of jail, remarried, has a child of her own, after serving only 12 years in jail. Only in Canada you say.

Alison Parrott was 11 years old when she was sexually assaulted and murdered. Her killer was out on parole after serving only 2 1/2 years of an 11 year sentence for the rape of two teenage girls.

Francis Carl Roy was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole “again” in 2024. That means after raping 3 little girls, murdering one of them while out on parole, he will get another chance do do it again. Canadian Justice.

There are many more children that have been raped and murdered. Many others were killed by criminals out on parole, or released early for good behavior. What the hell is going on? Who is responsible for this?


How many other children need to die before the Justice system in Canada and the U.S  is changed? Jared Klein, Colton McIntosh, Corine Gustavson, Jennifer Teague, Victoria Stafford, and the list goes on and on. The very notion that some type of plea deal is an option for murderers is a crime in itself. If life in prison is the harshest penalty that Society is willing to impose, then that should mean for the rest of their life, period.

Innocent people may die as a result of having a Death Penalty? Maybe. How many innocent people and children have died without having it? Hundreds.

Just who exactly is the Justice system protecting?

Enough is Enough.


July 22, 2009, 2:16 PM - Posted by | All News


  1. Letting them rot in jail for the rest of their life is worse then death anyway. Being confined to a cell no bigger then a walkin closet, that’s punishment all right. Paul bernardo has complained that he’s “SUFFERING” oh too bad on that one. He’s got his f_____g nerve


    Comment by denise herold | December 7, 2013, 8:40 PM | Reply

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