Peter John Peters - Crime Documentary


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  • Peters killed two people and nearly killed a third person during a five-day crime spree across Ontario in 1990. Peters was sentenced to life in prison almost 17 years ago.nnDespite his sentence, Peters has already been out on escorted day passes and recently changed his name to John Cody as he prepared to ask the National Parole Board for his freedom this spring.nnWalking away from Ferndale means his chances for parole will be extremely slim, said Toronto police Staff Sgt. Ralph Brookes, who originally arrested Peters.nn"Why he did this makes no sense," said Brookes, who described Peters as very dangerous, especially to women.nnPeters pleaded guilty in 1991 to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Charlene Brittain, 25, of London and Toronto janitor Albert Philip, 63. He was also convicted of rape and the attempted murder of Sandie Bellows of St. Catharines.nEven before his escape, his parole application was questioned by police and his victims.nn"This is an offender who has been incarcerated throughout his life and each time he has been able to manipulate the system," said Brookes. "We knew that he was to serve 17 years (before parole eligibility) but we didn't think anybody would realistically consider an application to release him."nnBack then, he was a 28-year-old labourer from London — a good-looking man with boy-next-door features, similar to those of schoolgirl killer Paul Bernardo. But unlike Bernardo, whose name continues to make headlines 14 years after his capture, Peters has faded from memory as he quietly served out his sentence in a B.C. jail cell.nnBellows was attacked a day after Peters bludgeoned Philip to death in the garage of a building in downtown Toronto.nnPolice would discover that Philip was actually the second murder victim in Peters' crime spree. Two days before, he strangled his friend, Brittain, in her apartment.nnAfter these attacks, Peters headed to Paris, Ont., where he robbed a bank for $2,000. He also tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl while on the run.nnCanada's most wanted man at the time was finally captured at a roadblock in Sault Ste. Marie.n#serialkillers #serialkiller #serialkillersdocumentaries

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