Bad beat: Ontario man gets out of jail; charged with three murders

Prison bars.
Prison bars. Stock photo by Getty Images.

So much for rehabilitation.

An Ontario man, who served 19 months for violent crimes against women, was recently released from jail and in the short three weeks he’s been free, he’s been linked to three murders.

Basil Borutsky has been charged with the killings of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam. The bodies of the women were found this week in the vicinity of Wilno, Ont. After the bodies were discovered, Ottawa police began a manhunt for Borutsky and arrested him five hours later in a wooded area.

Borutsky has a known violent criminal history including with two of the three women who were killed. In 2012, he was convicted of uttering threats to kill an animal that Warmerdam owned. Then in 2014, he was charged with choking, assault, possession of a weapon, and theft of a motor vehicle. He was even banned from having a weapon in relation to an event involving Kuzyk. He and Kuzyk had dated in the past.

Questions should be asked about why such a violent offender was let out of jail to roam freely and without proper supervision.

‘Murder for Lobster’ captain sentenced to 10 years

Dwayne Matthew Samson, a lobster boat captain from Cape Breton, N.S., has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the death of fisherman Philip Boudreau.

See: Pleading guilty or not guilty

Samson was one of three people charged in the death of Boudreau. The other two, James Landry and Craig Landry, have already been sentenced and are currently serving time. James Landry was found guilty by a jury and is serving a 14-year sentence for manslaughter. Craig Landry pled guilty to being an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to 28 days of time served and two years of probation.

The events that led to this dreadful crime occurred around June 1, 2013 at the Petit-de-Grat harbour. Samson, who was the captain of the Twin Maggies, and the Landrys spotted Boudreau at their traps. To get him away from the traps, the trio shot him, hooked him with a gaff and then dumped him in water.

Boudreau’s boat was found the next day, but his body was never recovered.

B.C. man pleads guilty to penny-stock manipulation scheme

Philip Kueber, a Canadian with ties to British Columbia, was charged in association with a $300-million penny-stock manipulation scheme that forced the market-value of Cynk Technology above $6 billion.

He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering in a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York. He is also surrendering $1.2 million in exchange for a plea arrangement.

Kueber is one of nine defendants in the penny-stock manipulation scheme.

Cynk, a social media company, was suspended from trading by U.S. regulators when they couldn’t explain the huge share price increase from 6 cents to $21.95 within less than a month. At the time of the price increase, Cynk had no revenue or assets.

Kueber’s sentencing for the charges is scheduled for January 2016.

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