Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam and Carol Culleton were killed on September 22, 2015 by a man known to them.
The man who killed them had a history of domestic violence that spanned over three decades.
Several women, including Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam, reported his brutal violence to police on many occasions, but the criminal justice system was ineffective in stopping the escalation.
On many occasions, charges against him were reduced or dropped altogether by the Crown.
While he had been ordered by the court to attend counselling for abusers, he never went.
Despite a lifetime weapons ban, he held on to his firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). And while he claimed to have “found” the gun he used on September 22, 2015, the fact that he a PAL means he would have been able to legally purchase ammunition, and could have purchased additional weapons without any flags in the system.
During the trial, it was clear that he felt that they were responsible for their own deaths.
The entire community knew this man was dangerous, for years.