Robert Pickton PHOTO BY BCTV /Vancouver Sun


Pickton was speared in the head with a broken broom-like handle, a source told Postmedia

by Kim Bolan, Lori Culbert

Vancouver Sun

May 20, 2024

Notorious B.C. serial killer Robert (Willie) Pickton was on life support Monday after a brutal attack by another prisoner in Quebec’s maximum Port-Cartier Institution.

Pickton was airlifted to hospital after the assault, which sources say took place just before 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, May 19.

One source said the attacker had earlier assaulted other inmates at the prison before being moved to segregation. The attack on Pickton allegedly happened after the prisoner was then released back onto the same unit as the serial killer, Postmedia has learned.

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