Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dawson College Shooter: The Vampirefreaks Connection

While numerous media sources have made note of Kimveer Gill's blog on VampireFreaks, LeftDog seems to be the only one to have noticed that that "this is the SECOND time that has [been connected] to a murder in Canada during the last 6 months!" Apparently, these two met at the site as well:

Two people charged in connection with a triple slaying in Medicine Hat made brief court appearances Thursday.

Jeremy Allen Steinke, 23, faces three counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of two adults and their son were discovered in their home on April 23.

The couple's 12-year-old daughter also faces three counts of first-degree murder. The two were arrested in Leader, Sask., two days after the bodies were found.

Steinke was in court to set a date for a preliminary hearing, but his case was put over until Sept. 7.
The 12-year-old girl, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded not guilty last month. She will be tried by a judge in youth court in February.

Kacy Lancaster, 19, also appeared in court Thursday.

She was arrested a week after the bodies were found and charged with being an accessory after the fact. It's alleged she destroyed evidence, gave a false alibi and helped the accused flee to Saskatchewan.

Lancaster's case was adjourned until late September.

Actually, Andrew at Bound By Gravity noted the connection earlier this morning as well. As he suggests, the Mounties ought to be watching these webpages the same way they patrol the radical Islamic sites. After all, this guy posed on his blog with weapons and said he wanted to kill people. Might have triggered a few alarms if it had been noticed earlier.

Update 3:03 pm: Fernando at Inside Baseball writes about a third murder connected with a Vampire Freaks connection, this one in TO in 2003.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I'd posted about that this morning as well.