Killer seeks help from local newspapers in suit against police

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Notorious killer Peter Dale MacDonald is reaching out to the media for a little help.

Peter Dale MacDonald, 52, was convicted of murder in the deaths of three Toronto sex trade workers in the 1990s.

MacDonald, 55, a native of Summerside, sent a letter to Shane Ross, a former columnist with the Journal Pioneer's sister paper, The Guardian, in Charlottetown, requesting he send all the articles Ross had written about him.

"Also, if you could enclose all the articles written about me by the Guardian, Patriot and Journal-Pioneer from 1988 on then I'd appreciate it,'' he wrote in the later dated March 15, 2013.

"The reason is that my lawyer is putting together a collage for the purpose of a civil hearing against the Toronto Police and the written articles are required.''

In 2010, Toronto Police charged MacDonald with the slayings of three Toronto prostitutes in the 1990s.

The suit is believed to be over Toronto Police charging MacDonald three years ago with the slayings of three Toronto prostitutes in the 1990s.

While serving a life sentence with no parole eligibility until 2017 for a second-degree murder in Toronto in 2000, MacDonald pleaded guilty in February 2012 for the death of Michelle Charette 13 years ago.

MacDonald was also at one time a prime suspect in the murder of Charlottetown teacher Byron Carr but police were able to confirm that MacDonald was, as he claimed, in Montreal at the time of Carr's death in 1988.

In an interesting double postscript to his letter, MacDonald, incarcerated in the maximum-security prison in Renous, N.B., first wished Ross a "good festive season''.

He added the following query also as a postscript: "Is there a Hell's Angel Chapter on the Island now??? If so, anyone I'd know?''

Organizations: Toronto Police

Geographic location: Toronto, Summerside, Charlottetown Montreal Renous Iceland

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  • WHY IS IT
    December 02, 2013 - 11:22

    Why would you even post this garbage? Is news that bad that you need to publish the rantings of a convicted killer. This newspaper has sunk to a new low.