The verdict is in and he has been found guilty of second degree murder in the deaths of Serena Abbotsway, Mona Wilson, Georgina Papin, Andrea Joesbury, Brenda Wilson and Marnie Frey. It is a great disappointment that he was not found guilty of first degree murder for at least one of the women. The difference between first and second degree murder is one of intent and planning, surely after 3 or 4 murders there must be intent and planning to continue killing.

I also seriously doubt that he acted alone. All of the stories that abound on the Downtown Eastside about “parties” at “piggies palace” indicate that others likely participated in the abuse and ultimately the murder of women who died on that lonely Port Coquitlam pig farm.

We are now five years since his arrest. There has been no improvement for women on the Downtown Eastside. Many still must work in the survival sex trade where they literally take their lives into their hands. Our women deserve better. If only the level of outrage at the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. Where are the demands for a public inquiry or a coroner’s inquest for at least one of the missing women? What is it going to take for us, as a society, to not see women as throw away members of society. We must do better.

My only hope is that the second trial continues. The families of those women deserve to know the truth. Perhaps if the truth about the murder of a further 20 women is exposed things will change.

2 thoughts on “Missing Women Trial

  1. Serena Abotsway

    Andrea Borhaven

    Heather Bottomley

    Heather Chinnock

    Wendy Crawford

    Sarah DeVries

    Jane Doe

    Tiffany Drew

    Cara Ellis

    Cynthia Feliks

    Marnie Frey

    Jennifer Mae Hallmark

    Tanya Holyk

    Sherry Irving

    Angela Jardine

    Andrea Joesbury

    Patricia Rose Johnson

    Debra Lynne Jones

    Kerri Koski

    Jacqueline McDonell

    Diana Melnick

    Georgina Faith Papin

    Diane Rock

    Mona Wilson

    Brenda Ann Wolfe

    Be at Peace.

  2. Hi, I came to your blog from a yahoo group. I agree with everything you stated. I hope too that one day there is as much outcry and demands made for the women missing both in Vancouver and along Highway 16 (up where I live in BC) as there is for a man who died. The outcry was justified over his death, however, as you pointed out, it’s as justified (and should be happening) over all these women who are missing and died too.

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