Monday, January 5, 2015

Pickton Publication Ban Lifted



Another big story of 2014 was the Janice Edwards' testimony at the Pickton Trial. The publication ban on the Pickton trial ended when his appeal had been heard. That's why Stevie Cameron was able to publish her book which revealed details in the trial back in 2010. In her book she cited the cross examination of Diane Rock's friend Janice Edwards which revealed some heart wrenching details of the Diane Rock story. In 2014 I was able to obtain a copy of the court transcript and blogged about it. This is a pdf of the actual court transcript.

The breakthrough in the Dianne Rock story is the claim that she was gang raped on the Pickton Farm before she was found and murdered there. Gang raped would implicate more than one suspect. Janice Edwards was not a drug addict. She was Dianne Rock's friend who picked Dianne up from a gas station hysterical and bleeding after she was gang raped. Janice Edwards saw the physical evidence of a serious assault.

This is the reason why the judge gave instructions to the jury that they could convict Robert Pickton of all those murders even though there may have been others involved. The judge went so far as to say they could convict Robert Pickton even if he wasn't the main suspect, just an active participant I.E. disposed of the bodies. We all knew the judge gave those shocking instructions to the jury but until the publication ban was lifted we never knew why.

The other tragic twist is the claim that Dianne Rock was off the drugs. Janice Edwards testified that it was Dianne's abusive boyfriend, a longshoreman named Vince McMurchy who sold drugs and got her addicted to crack. Dianne Rock was not a sex trade worker before she met Vince. She only became a sex trade worker towards the end of her life to pay for the drugs. Longshoremen make a good wage. Selling crack and human trafficking is predatory greed.

3 comments:

  1. MY DEAR FRIEND OF MY YOUTH; WHOSE DNA WAS DISCOVERED ON THE PICKTON FARM; THERE WAS NEVER JUSTICE AND IT APPEARS THERE MAY NEVER BE ! AND IN THIS NO REAL CLOSURE FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DAWN CREY ! A BEAUTIFUL SOUL WHOSE MEMORY I WILL ALWAYS ENDEAR, SHE IS AT PEACE NOW IN SPITE OF THE INJUSTICE FOR HER UNDOING. THE TAKING OF HER LIFE AND ALL LIVES ON THAT FARM HAVE TRULY MADE THE WORLD A LESSER PLACE. IT IS IN THE SPIRIT OF THEM THAT I WEEP AS I TYPE THIS; YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR WHO YOU WERE; AND NOT AS A VICTIM BUT AS A VALOR IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY. I AM SURE THAT YOU FOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE FOR WITHIN YOU WAS THE SPIRIT OF ONLY YOU ; WHO WAS AND IS LOVED AND DEARLY MISSED . MAY PEACE BE NOW & FOREVER YOURS AND YOUR SPIRIT HAS ARISEN ABOVE US ALL AND IS WITHIN THE SUN TO FOREVER ALLOW US TO FEEL THE LOVE THAT WAS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOURS ; PEACE FOR ALL ETERNITY,,,

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  2. I was at Kelly's Pub the other night and someone yelled out Pickton for no reason. The media reported that a local bar was selling a Pickton shooter but when that was made public they took it off the menu. Pickton's brother is a convicted rapist and hopefully Willie will rat out HAMC before he dies. Bring back the death penalty.

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  3. I worked with Dianne 25 years ago on Commercial Drive
    I was floored and deeply saddened when I read about her DNA being found at The Farm
    The Dianne I knew in the early 90's was not at all the person she became the last years of her life

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